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bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z.

Slovakia > Employment Tier 3

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. specialises in cross-border employment advice, with particular expertise in Germany related matters. The firm handles restructurings and secondments, as well as trade union, data protection and contractual matters; it combines this experience with a strong tax practice. The team is co-led by Arthur Braun and Igor Augustinic.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun; Igor Augustinič

Key clients

Austrian Airlines






Lind Mobler Slovakia

Lufthansa Group


XPO Logistics

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The integrated Czech and Slovak team at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. specialises in cross-border work, particularly  development, investment and construction matters. The practice assists clients with multi-purpose administrative, shopping and building projects, developments and reconstructions, across the core areas of project financing, loan structuring, leasing contracts and preparing related documents. Czech Republic-based Jiří Bárta co-heads the team with Igor Augustinič , who has experience of advising Slovak companies and the Slovak subsidiaries of Austrian, German and other international companies.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Bárta; Igor Augustinič

Other key lawyers:

Juray Gazda


‘Small team, solution focused, quick respons times, always practical results without great efforts, good language skills & translation.’

‘Igor Augustinic: Very smart, known him 15 years, very good “all round lawyer”, my contact person for all topics. Juray Gazda: Upcoming, always on the top, always prepared.’

Key clients


WM Group

Hornbach Baumarkt Group

Hypo-Bank Burgenland

BAWAG P.S.K. Leasing

HYPO NOE Landesbank




Erste Group Bank

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z.‘s team has experience of a wide range of financing matters, including asset finance, project finance and lease transactions. It also has a particular specialism in regulatory issues. David Vosol co-heads the practice with Igor Augustinič and Arthur Braun.

Practice head(s):

David Vosol; Igor Augustinič; Arthur Braun


‘Igor Augustinic & his team: exceptionally responsive and efficient; strong focus on the issues; pragmatic and solution-oriented approach; memos provide in-depth analysis and clear results that can be used as a basis to act upon. Absolutely top level advice and service in every respect.’

Key clients

BAWAG Leasing

Hypo-Bank Burgenland


Raiffeisen Niederösterreich-Wien


Sun Contracting

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z.’s corporate and M&A team in Slovakia, which is led by Igor Augustinič , works closely with practitioners based in Austria, Hungary, Romania and Czech Republic on cross-border mandates. On the domestic front, the firm has a particularly stand out reputation in the Slovak automotive industry. Elsewhere, the firm acts for manufacturing companies operating in areas such as electronics, industrial products and pharmaceuticals. Beyond undertaking M&A work, the team also advises international clients on market entry in Slovakia, restructurings and joint ventures, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Igor Augustinič

Key clients

AOP Orphan



Kurita Polska Sp. z o.o.

Kuwait Petroleum

Lufthansa Group




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The firm : bpv BRAUN PARTNERS was founded in 2006 by a team of experienced attorneys who worked together in the renowned international business law firm Haarmann Hemmelrath. bpv BRAUN PARTNERS has grown to the present team of around 60. In 2010 a branch office in Slovakia was opened.

bpv BRAUN PARTNERS’ reputation is based on its more than 38 Slovak, Czech, German lawyers and tax advisors, some of them regarded as the most respected professionals in the Slovakia and Czech Republic.

The firm advises its clients through all areas of their enterprise, and supports them in key international and domestic transactions, as well as in day to day work. The core competencies include corporate law, M&A, financing, real estate law, energy law, labour law, litigation and arbitration, EU and competition law.

Legal services are based on the highest standards of quality, the continuing education of team members, understanding of the local business environment and a tradition of international consulting. In addition to the deep knowledge of law, bpv’s attorneys provide absolute commitment to clients’ needs and an exceptional service orientation.

bpv BRAUN PARTNERS is a founding member of the bpv legal alliance, a close network of independent law firms with more than 140 professionals with the same background in major international law firms. It covers central and eastern Europe and works closely to provide cross-border legal advice from Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest, Prague and Vienna. The office in Brussels is instrumental in providing premium services on European and competition law.

Areas of practice
Banking and project financing: comprehensive loan documentation, loan facilitation, due diligence; representation in proceedings with state authorities, regulatory issues; establishment, acquisition and sale of banks; advice on contractual and business issues.

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions: establishing all forms of business entities and joint ventures; tenders, data-rooms, LBO structuring, post-acquisitions advice, financial assistance; advising both in international as well as local transactions; efficient and fast legal, tax due diligence by experience teams; cash-pooling and related questions on group structures; restructuring of companies, utilisation of synergy effects; performance and liability of statutory bodies; corporate criminal liability, corporate governance, compliance structures.

Data protection and GDPR implementation: outsourcing, full audit, procedural analysis and gap analysis of current setups, implementing and proposing measures, internal regulations and other documentation.

Dispute resolution and arbitration: representation at Czech, Slovak and European courts; successful track record with national and international arbitration courts, including investment treaty arbitration; acting for creditors in Czech, Slovak and German insolvency proceedings.

Employment law: employment contractual documentation, including for management; temporary work agencies, outsourcing, staff transfer and other business transfer issues; negotiation with trade unions, collective bargaining; representation in employment-related disputes; international secondment; anti-discrimination legislation; data protection issues, including preparation for GDPR.

Energy and renewable: comprehensive legal advice to all participants on the energy markets; regulatory issues; market access and international pipeline projects; renewable, alternative and combined energy sources; development, financing or acquisition of energy projects; representation in administrative and court proceedings.

Real estate and construction: legal and tax due diligence of real estate portfolio and SPVs; acquisition, financing, development contracts including real estate funds; comprehensive implementation of real property transactions; greenfield and brownfield projects; lease agreements, tenant-landlord relationships; contract relationships with suppliers of services.

The firm also provides full legal support in the following areas: commercial law, competition and antitrust, corporate governance and compliance, intellectual and industrial property, insolvency and restructuring, life sciences, mediation, public procurement, recovery of receivables, tax or TMT.

Banking and project financing Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Banking and project financing David Vosoldavid.vosol@bpv-bp.com
Commercial Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Competition and regulatory (including life sciences) Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Competition and regulatory (including life sciences) Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com
Compliance and corporate governance Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Compliance and corporate governance Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com
Corporate and M&A Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Corporate and M&A Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com
Dispute resolution and arbitration Pavel Vincíkpavel.vincik@bpv-bp.com
Dispute resolution and arbitration Martin Círmartin.cir@bpv
Employment and labour Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Employment and labour Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com
Energy and renewable Marc Müllermarc.mueller@bpv-bp.com
Energy and renewable Pavel Vincíkpavel.vincik@bpv-bp.com
Intellectual property Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com
Privacy and GDPR Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Privacy and GDPR Jirí Bártajiri.barta@bpv-bp.com
Public procurement Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Real estate and contruction Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
Real estate and contruction Jirí Bártajiri.barta@bpv-bp.com
TMT Igor Augustinicigor.augustinic@bpv-bp.com
TMT Pavel Vincíkpavel.vincik@bpv-bp.com
Igor Augustinič, Ph.D. photoJUDr Igor Augustinič, Ph.D.Partner, Attorney at law (SK: Advokát) Specialized in: Banking and Finance, Competition…
Zuzana Dzilská photoMgr Zuzana DzilskáSenior Associate Specializing in:  Corporate Law, M&A, Employement Law, Data Protection &…
Monika Kardošová photoJUDr Monika KardošováSenior Associate Specialized in: Labour Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and…
Martin Provazník photoJUDr Martin ProvazníkPartner, attorney at law (SK: Advokat)
Number of lawyers : 38
Slovak Bar Association
bpv LEGAL (www.bpv-legal.com)
Other offices : Prague

CLIENT: Biljana Lazović, Founder & Managaing director
TESTIMONIAL: Educated, fast thinking, professional, cultivated, with strong intuition and high level of understanding of human nature and behaviour. On the top of everything it is a team with a big heart. bpv and their team, especially Mr. Müller and Mrs. Gabriela Jirakova have my full trust. They make me feel safe.

CLIENT: JUDr. Marie Brejchová, LL.M., Head of Legal Department
COMPANY/FIRM: Pražská energetika, a.s.
TESTIMONIAL: We have known the law firm and its lawyers for a long time. The company, including its later reinforcements, have convinced us of the human and professional qualities of the entire team.

CLIENT: Joachim Schultz, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: PDP Property Development Partners
TESTIMONIAL: Doing real estate developments in the country for more than 20 years, I have relied on Arthur Braun and his team for almost all of my transactions. Their willingness to help and understanding of our needs was always at the highest level. And languages are a big plus with this firm.

CLIENT: Mgr. Petr Suchan, MBA, General manager
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with bpv Braun Partners for 10 years and are very happy with the quality of their legal services. The cooperation is running so, that we find them like a part of our team.

CLIENT: Ing. Miroslava Ferfecká, Relationship Manager, Real Estate and Structure Finance
COMPANY/FIRM: Raiffeisenbank a.s.
TESTIMONIAL: Testimonial about the legal firm bpv Braun Partners, in particular to the team managed by Mr. David Vosol, MBA: Mr. Vosol and his team, namely Mr. Pavel Vintr, Ms. Zuzana Štěpánková and other, are all very experienced and really easy people to deal with. Their advice to date has been practical, safe and commercial too. They are highly knowledgeable, practical, extremely responsive and transparent. Response/turn-around times are great too. bpv Braun Partners has been white-listed legal firm by Raiffeisenbank for many years. We have been cooperating very actively in many different projects. Highly recommended.

CLIENT: Josef Trnka, Chairman of the Board
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with the team of Mr. Vosol of bpv BRAUN PARTNERS on multiple transactions and various legal cases for a long time and appreciated the high degree of experience, reliability, and fast reactions. The team members have always been professional, well prepared and effective.

CLIENT: Ing. Michael Ondraschek, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Machinery Equipment Technology Group, s.r.o., ASTOS a.s.
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with Arthur Braun for over two decades, with David Vosol 15 years both as CEO of large companies as well as later with my investments into my own companies (overall about 400 employees). I can only thank for their absolute commitment to my matters, be it transactions or daily matters.

CLIENT: Executive Director
COMPANY/FIRM: a non-governmental organization
TESTIMONIAL: bpv BRAUN PARTNERS are skilful lawyers. They are always shaping strategy as well as execution to maximise our interests. We are extremely satisfied with their services.