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

Employment Tier 3

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. regularly works alongside its Prague office to deliver employment solutions to domestic and international clients. It is regularly engaged in business restructuring mandates and also demonstrates expertise in secondments, working time models, cooperation with trade unions, data protection and contractual matters.

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Key clients


WÖHR Autoparksysteme


Lind Mobler Slovakia


Lufthansa Group




Real estate and construction Tier 3

The 'solution-driven' team at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. has a varied work portfolio, which includes real estate sales and acquisitions, as well as leasing and finance mandates. It works closely with the firm's Prague office to advise on a range of real estate transactions. Igor Augustinič is the main contact in Bratislava.


The team is oriented to solutions, not problems

Igor Augustinič is always on the spot and supports commercial ideas

Monika Kardošová is hardworking and analytical

Key clients


OC Viktoria

RAS Immobilien (XXXLutz-Group)

Hornbach Baumarkt Group

Hypo-Bank Burgenland

Straehle + Hess

Grant Thornton

BAWAG P.S.K. Leasing

Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG

Jahn Development Consulting

WM Group


Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z.'s transactional strengths are evidenced in areas such as asset finance, project finance and lease transactions. Regulatory advice is also a cornerstone of the practice. The group regularly works with members of the Prague office on cross-border mandates. Prague-based David Vosol and Bratislava-based Igor Augustinič head the team.

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The team is super reliable and competent; it has never once missed a deadline and is very fast

A smart young team, which is oriented towards results, not problems

Igor Augustinič thinks out of the box and supports commercial approaches

Monika Kardošová works hard, is very analytical and does a good job

Key clients

Raiffeisen Niederösterreich-Wien

Hypo-Bank Burgenland


Capital Bank – GRAWE

BAWAG Leasing

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. often works with its Prague office to handle cross-border corporate mandates and its membership of the CEE alliance, bpv LEGAL, enhances its connections throughout the region. The automotive and manufacturing sectors are key areas of expertise. Igor Augustinič is trilingual in Slovak, English and German.

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Excellent quality, solution-oriented, longstanding experience, international experience and local know-how

What makes the firm unique is that, although you get first class advice, the firm is very down-to-earth, is always open for pragmatic solutions, and it is part of the firm’s wider legal network, which clearly gives it a wide reach in CEE

Key clients

Deutsche Balaton




Atos IT, Klett Publishing House, Wolters Kluwer and various other clients

Lufthansa Group


Kuwait Petroleum

Pierre Lang

Media Labs



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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and project financing Igor Augustinic
Banking and project financing David Vosol
Commercial Igor Augustinic
Competition and regulatory (including life sciences) Igor Augustinic
Competition and regulatory (including life sciences) Arthur Braun
Compliance and corporate governance Igor Augustinic
Compliance and corporate governance Arthur Braun
Corporate and M&A Igor Augustinic
Corporate and M&A Arthur Braun
Dispute resolution and arbitration Pavel Vincík
Dispute resolution and arbitration Martin Cír martin.cir@bpv
Employment and labour Igor Augustinic
Employment and labour Arthur Braun
Energy and renewable Marc Müller
Energy and renewable Pavel Vincík
Intellectual property Arthur Braun
Privacy and GDPR Igor Augustinic
Privacy and GDPR Jirí Bárta
Public procurement Igor Augustinic
Real estate and contruction Igor Augustinic
Real estate and contruction Jirí Bárta
TMT Igor Augustinic
TMT Pavel Vincík
Photo Name Position Profile
JUDr Igor Augustinič, Ph.D.  photo JUDr Igor Augustinič, Ph.D. Partner, Attorney at law (SK: Advokát) Specialized in: Banking and Finance, Competition…
Mgr Zuzana Dzilská  photo Mgr Zuzana Dzilská Senior Associate Specializing in:  Corporate Law, M&A, Employement Law, Data Protection &…
JUDr Monika Kardošová  photo JUDr Monika Kardošová Senior Associate Specialized in: Labour Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and…
Number of lawyers : 38
Slovak Bar Association
bpv LEGAL (
Other offices : Prague

CLIENT: Mária Kolníková, General Manager


TESTIMONIAL: As long-time satisfied customer, we value bpv Braun Partners for their knowledge, professionality, responsibility and prompt answers.

CLIENT: Jan Hrina, Country Manager


TESTIMONIAL: During our long-standing cooperation bpv BRAUN PARTNERS have been showing thorough understanding of the law and commercial attitude. They solved issues fast and effectively. Really good value for money.

CLIENT: Michael Wakolbinger, Managing Director

COMPANY/FIRM: MID group | WM group

TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with bpv Braun Partners for many years now in the real estate sector in Slovakia. They have proven to really understand the commercial and technical aspects of the business. We value the team´s broad knowledge and experience, flexibility, promptness, and their client approach. Highly recommended.

CLIENT: Sebastian Gemählich, Commercial Director

COMPANY/FIRM: Strähle+Hess

TESTIMONIAL: The legal firm bpv Braun Partners in Slovakia helped us enormously while entering the Slovak market. We have been extremely satisfied with their services, real expertise, client-oriented approach, and short reaction period. They have always strived to offer the most efficient and business-oriented solutions.

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.