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bnt attorneys in CEE

Slovakia > Employment Tier 2

The team at bnt attorneys in CEE utilises its regional foothold to handle cross-border employment matters for clients in the automotive, financial services, retail, life sciences and logistics sectors. Key strengths include intra-company employee transfers, inspections and post-transactional TUPE obligations. In accordance with the overall firm’s commitment to internal diversity, the practice is jointly led by senior associate Katarína Babiaková, and Zuzana Chudáčková who leads the regional employment practice.

Practice head(s):

Zuzana Chudáčková; Katarína Babiaková


‘BNT Attorneys not only has substantial expertise in the required areas, their personnel is – at least – bilingual and could go into detailed analysis of the judicial requirements of each country.’

‘Zuzana Chudáčková and Roman Gasparik are both completely fluent in German, making the exchange of details and nuances unproblematic. Their fluent knowledge of the language also entails a deep understanding of the underlying culture and practices, an indispensable aspect in both personnel and real estate matters.Both are extremely reliable in all aspects, in particular meeting set goals within deadlines.’

‘The team’s performance in the employment law market is outstanding and I personally think that they can compete with any other top notch law firm in Slovakia. Reliable and trustworthy partner with huge expertise in all relevant fields of law (relevant for our business). BNT is always there to help and their advice is problem-solving focused.’

‘Zuzana Chudáčková’s standing is long proven and well-deserved. Her expertise, knowledge and experience (not only) in labour law guarantees clients the highest quality legal advice. She is fully competent in advising on each and every labour law aspect and I know that I can count on her. No weaknesses.’

‘Marek Laca  is dedicated to his client and to solving problems. He is a quick responder and always on time with deadlines. His capabilities, knowledge and skills in labour law are impressive. One can truly rely on him.’

‘The team worked quickly and efficiently, were easy to communicate with, and understood our and our client’s need perfectly.’

‘They are very easy to work and to get in contact with, and did a thorough job. Even though it was vacation season, we were able to come in contact with persons that had knowledge of our project and could answer our questions and perform the necessary work within set deadlines.’

‘The firm is really flexible, reachable and always here to help. They understand the urgency of matter and treat each topic in strictest confidence.’

‘The biggest strength which I see is a really individual approach. They go through each topic from scratch, take the time to explain the complexities of the matter, and our options. They support us with details to make right decision in the right time. Always make themselves available. Their knowledge of labour code and employment law is really visible.’

‘The team is always available, and has German language capability 24/7 – a rare trait for firms in the region.’

Key clients

Webasto group

OBI Slovakia

MATA Slovakia

BASF group

LKW Komponenten

Fresenius Group

FIMA Sportstudio Management

Kongsberg Automotive

KROMBERG & Schubert

Röhm Slovakia

TNT Express (FedEx Group)


Hitachi Capital Polska Sp. z o.o.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

bnt attorneys in CEE’s firm-wide regional presence makes it well suited to act on corporate matters and cross-border M&A transactions for a range of regional clients, particularly in the automotive, logistics and transport sectors. In keeping with the overall firm’s strong diversity commitments, the practice is led by the ‘outstanding‘ German and Slovak-qualified attorney Margareta Sovova. Dávid Oršula is also noted for his M&A and insolvency experience.

Practice head(s):

Margareta Sovova


‘Very structured service guiding foreign companies well through the Slovak legal system. Very confident in different languages.’

‘Margareta Sovova is an outstanding lawyer; very reactive and very precise.’

‘Very responsive team with good competence.’

‘David Orsula displays high competence and provides practical advice in a timely manner.’

‘BNT Attorneys in CEE has outstanding knowledge of the market, legal skills and dedication to the work.’

‘Margareta Sovova is a highly recommended corporate lawyer, always responsive and undertakes everything to get the deal through.’

‘Familiar with corporate and commercial needs; good quality and excellent response time.’ 

‘Sovova and Burmeister are very experienced and pragmatic advisors. Very good communication skills.’

‘Margareta Sovova and Ivana Kováčová are friendly, competent, quick, communicative and goal-oriented.’

‘The team has always delivered as promised. Very trustworthy, professional and hands on. Readily available to solve issues for our internal legal team as well as upper management encounters.’

‘David Orsula is my go-to contact in Slovakia – whatever issue I have, he helps me solve it.’

Key clients

VTG Rail Logistics GmbH

VTG Aktiengesellschaft


Hitachi Capital Polska Sp. z o.o.

Kongsberg Automotive

H. Kufferath GmbH Prüf-und Vorrichtungstechnik

Total Specific Solutions

Veeser Plastic Slovakia k.s.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 3

bnt attorneys in CEE leverages its network of offices to act for a number of regional developers on cross-border transactions. It is particularly recommended for advising on acquisitions for Slovak and CEE companies operating in the industrial, social housing, retail, and logistics space. The practice is led by German and Slovak-qualified Margareta Sovova.

Practice head(s):

Margareta Sovova

Key clients

Bank Austria Real Invest Asset Management GmbH

Shopping Palace Bratislava, v.o.s.


Nákupné centrum, s.r.o. (affiliate of MTK BRAPRA Asset GmbH)


Veeser Plastic Slovakia k.s.

Kongsberg Automotive Group AG


Rodina Priesching Agrar s.r.o.

P3 Logistic Parks

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

A number of international clients utilise bnt attorneys in CEE’s strong regional network for projects with a cross-border element. The presence of a largely German-speaking team and a German-qualified lawyer makes the Slovak office an attractive choice for clients across the region seeking assistance on mandates, including acquisition financings, loan and credit negotiations. The team is led by dual German- and Slovak-qualified attorney Margareta Sovova.

Practice head(s):

Margareta Sovova

Key clients

UniCredit Bank AG

EU Poultry

Nákupné centrum, s.r.o. (affiliate of MTK BRAPRA Asset AG)


Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich – Wien AG

Raiffeisenbank Region Amstetten eGen

Raiffeisen-Regionalbank Gänserndorf eGen


bnt attorneys in CEE is an international law firm based in 10 Central and Eastern European countries, offering legal advice in all core areas of business law. Through our offices in Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania and in cooperation with partner firms in other countries in the region, we advise clients from the CEE region and from Western Europe and beyond. This broad coverage of smaller markets makes bnt attorneys in CEE a leading international law firm in Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, bnt attorneys in CEE offers and delivers legal advisory services in more than one jurisdiction through a single contact person, always bearing in mind the particular legal customs and languages of each individual country in the region. With over 140 employees (including both local attorneys and lawyers licensed to practice in foreign jurisdictions), bnt offices are usually considered mid-sized firms in their individual locations. Thanks to the firm’s international reach, legal advice is available in 21 languages. The firm is regularly recognized by independent publications, notably by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

bnt attorneys in CEE Slovakia has been on the market for 17 years, providing legal advice to local and international clients on all issues of business law. Our numerous international and local clients appreciate our professionalism as well as our legal and economic knowledge, resulting in long-lasting business relationships. bnt’s effective advice guides clients along the shortest path to success in all questions of international business law.


Six core practice groups form the pillars of bnt’s legal services in different areas of law:

  • Corporate and M&A,
  • Dispute Resolution,
  • Employment,
  • Insolvency and Restructuring,
  • Life Sciences & Pharma,
  • Real Estate.

bnt is aware that legal specialisation and solid knowledge of its clients’ business forge the key to delivering competent and creative advice and to assist its clients in meeting their goals. bnt practice groups ensure that each matter is handled by specialists in their field for each jurisdiction and for cross-border assignments. For complex matters, bnt forms teams of legal experts from different areas of law and different jurisdictions to find a sound and comprehensive solution for the client.

The legal domain of the Slovakia office is corporate and M&A, employment, real estate, life science & pharma and data protection. bnt attorneys in CEE Slovakia advises an international clientele in various business fields, from listed companies to small and medium enterprises. Thanks to its rich experience through long-term support of foreign investors, the firm is a reliable partner and guide for clients in all legal matters from the very outset of their business activity in Slovakia. We provide legal assistance to clients in all types of corporate matters, including merger planning, multiple acquisitions and subsequent mergers, day-to-day matters, negotiating deals, advising on competition law complaint deal structures, employment law, restructuring, and more.  We are known for high-quality legal advice and quick response time.

We advise not only German-speaking clients, which is primarily our specialisation, but also clients from around the world, including Scandinavia, Western Europe, and overseas.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Margareta Sovova
Corporate and M&A Dávid Oršula
Corporate and M&A Nina Šťastná
Corporate and M&A Jana Gálová
Corporate and M&A Nicole Rysová
Corporate and M&A Zuzana Chudáčková
Corporate and M&A Zuzana Hnátová
Compliance Zuzana Chudáčková
Compliance Margareta Sovova
Compliance Zuzana Hnátová
General corporate advice Dávid Oršula
General corporate advice Róbert Vrablica
Real estate Margareta Sovova
Real estate Zuzana Chudáčková
Real estate Roman Gašparík
Real estate Iva Hulmanová
Real estate Ivana Kováčová
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Dávid Oršula
Insolvency and corporate restructuring Martin Gazdík
Employment Zuzana Chudáčková
Employment Katarína Babiaková
Employment Marek Laca
GDPR Katarína Babiaková
GDPR Nina Šťastná
Banking, finance and capital markets Roman Gašparík
Banking, finance and capital markets Iva Hulmanová
Banking, finance and capital markets Ivana Kováčová
Dispute resolution and arbitration Dávid Oršula
Dispute resolution and arbitration Róbert Vrablica
Dispute resolution and arbitration Martin Gazdík
Tax and customs Zuzana Chudáčková
Tax and customs Zuzana Hnátová
Energy and utilities Roman Gašparík
Energy and utilities Jana Gálová
Environmental Zuzana Chudáčková
Healthcare and life science Dávid Oršula
Healthcare and life science Michala Mihályová
Data protection and privacy Katarína Babiaková
Data protection and privacy Nina Šťastná
Intellectual property Zuzana Chudáčková
Intellectual property Michala Mihályová
Transport and logistics Margareta Sovova
Transport and logistics Róbert Vrablica
Public procurement and PPP Zuzana Chudáčková
Public procurement and PPP Dávid Oršula
Competition and state aid Michala Mihályová
Competition and state aid Zuzana Chudáčková
Photo Name Position Profile
 Nina Šťastná  photo Nina Šťastná Senior Associate
 Katarína Babiaková  photo Katarína Babiaková Senior Associate
 Zuzana Chudáčková  photo Zuzana Chudáčková Partner
 Jana Gálová  photo Jana Gálová Associate
 Roman Gašparík  photo Roman Gašparík Senior Associate
 Martin Gazdík  photo Martin Gazdík Junior Associate
 Zuzana Hnátová  photo Zuzana Hnátová Senior Associate
 Iva Hulmanová  photo Iva Hulmanová Associate
 Ivana Kováčová  photo Ivana Kováčová Senior Associate
Mr Marek Laca  photo Mr Marek Laca Associate
 Dávid Oršula  photo Dávid Oršula Attorney, Partner, Licensed trustee
 Nicole Rysová  photo Nicole Rysová Junior Associate
Ms Margareta Sovova  photo Ms Margareta Sovova Rechtsanwältin (attorney-at-law), managing partner
 Róbert Vrablica  photo Róbert Vrablica Associate
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