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

Slovakia > Employment Tier 3

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. regularly cooperates with leading international firms to handle employment matters for a range of regional clients, including trade union consultations, complex terminations, reorganisations and post-acquisition matters; it also collaborates with its Prague office, handling data protection matters, ongoing advisory mandates and relief measures in response to Covid-19. The practice is run by Igor Augustinič and  Prague-based HR specialist Arthur Braun.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun; Igor Augustinič


‘I have been working with Braun Partners for a couple of years now. I am particularly satisfied by the excellent reliability of the advice and the assistance provided, and also by the swift follow-up of our requests. We have partnered with Braun in the region, and have continuously received positive feedback from our clients in this respect.’

‘Arthur Braun is an excellent practician with thorough knowledge of labour and employment law, and excellent client development skills. He is also extremely reliable, up to the point and a great lawyer to have on your side in international projects.’

‘Zuzana Dzilska is a really hands-on lawyer, who has provided pragmatic labour and employment advice – very much appreciated within the context of our multinational projects.’

Key clients

Lufthansa Group






Lind Mobler Slovakia

XPO Logistics

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The team at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. advises Slovak and CEE region banks, developers and leasers on greenfield site developments and other mixed-use projects. Utilising its close links with its Prague and Vienna offices, it acts on high-value transactions for commercial banks with significant property portfolios. The team is led by Igor Augustinič and Prague-based Jiří Bárta .

Practice head(s):

Jiří Bárta; Igor Augustinič


‘Small but efficient team: always on the ball. A solution-oriented approach that minimises potential problems.’

‘ I have known Igor Augustinič for a long time; he is exactly the all-round lawyer I need.’

Key clients

RAS Immobilien (XXXLutz-Group)

WM Group

Hornbach Baumarkt Group

Hypo-Bank Burgenland

BAWAG P.S.K. Leasing

HYPO NOE Landesbank


OC Viktoria


Erste Group Bank

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

The banking and finance practice at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. is noted for its transactional capability and creditor-side loan mandates for regional banks and financial institutions. The team also provides regulatory advice to a number of alternative lenders and financial services clients. Igor Augustinič and Arthur Braun jointly lead the team from Bratislava and Prague respectively, alongside financial law specialist David Vosol, who is based in Prague.

Practice head(s):

David Vosol; Igor Augustinič; Arthur Braun

Key clients

Raiffeisen Niederösterreich-Wien

Hypo-Bank Burgenland


Capital Bank – GRAWE

Deutsche Balaton

Sun Contracting

BAWAG Leasing

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

As a member of the CEE alliance bpv LEGAL, bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. works closely with its regional teams on a range of advisory mandates. Igor Augustinič leads the team, which regularly handles cross-border acquisitions, restructurings and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Igor Augustinič


‘Very responsive, work diligently.’

‘Igor Augustinič reacts promptly and accurate to our requirements; gives advice beyond the raised question and advises broadly.’

Key clients

Deutsche Balaton



Atos IT

Klett Publishing House

Wolters Kluwer

Lufthansa Group


Kuwait Petroleum






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
 Igor Augustinič, Ph.D.  photo Igor Augustinič, Ph.D. Partner, Attorney at law (SK: Advokát) Specialized in: Banking and Finance, Competition…
 Zuzana Dzilská  photo Zuzana Dzilská Senior Associate Specializing in:  Corporate Law, M&A, Employement Law, Data Protection &…
 Monika Kardošová  photo Monika Kardošová Senior Associate Specialized in: Labour Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and…
Mr Martin Provazník  photo Mr Martin Provazník Partner
Number of lawyers : 38
Slovak Bar Association
bpv LEGAL (
Other offices : Prague

CLIENT: Ing. Miroslava Ferfecká, Relationship Manager, Real Estate and Structure Finance
COMPANY/FIRM: Raiffeisenbank a.s.
TESTIMONIAL: People I am cooperating with (namely David Vosol) are all very experienced and really easy to deal with.
Their advice has been always 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. Throughout the years, we have been actively cooperating in many different
projects. I would definitely highly recommend them.

CLIENT: Ing. Lada Šmolková, CFO
COMPANY/FIRM: HORNBACH Baumarkt CS spol.s r.o.
TESTIMONIAL: Last year it was really very challenging for us but we knew we have capable partner Mrs Lucie
Kalašová from bpv Braun Partners. We had a plenty of topics to be solved and it was always on time and with
patience answered. In the field of labour law and GDPR questions it is a reliable partner.

CLIENT: Libuša Voleková, Human Resources
TESTIMONIAL: Working in Human Resources you get to meet different humans. Thanks to a human approach by
our counsel Ms. Lucie Kalašová we are always able to find the best approach for both employee and employer so
we can both reach our goal and stay humans. That is what I like and that is why I know I can rely on the services
from her.

CLIENT: Lucie Knyttlová, Legal Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Randstad HR Solutions s.r.o.
TESTIMONIAL: I am very satisfied with services provided by bpv Braun Partners. All of the lawyers I had the chance
to work with were extremely professional, but I would like to point out especially Ms. Lucie Kalašová – she is a great
lawyer with a broad range of knowledge and expertise and I appreciate particularly her solution focused approach.
I learnt I can rely on her with whatever issues we might have. I am really happy to work with her and would highly
recommend her to others.

CLIENT: Richard Holešinský, Managing Director & CFO
COMPANY/FIRM: Unicapital Distribuce
TESTIMONIAL: We have been cooperating with bpv BRAUN PARTNERS for several years. I would especially like to mention
Mr. David Vosol, who is a very versatile solicitor, sees beyond the obvious issues and always gives practical advice. I
would definitely highly recommend them.

CLIENT: Achim Schultz, Managing Director
COMPANY/FIRM: PDP Property Development Partner
TESTIMONIAL: “Over the last years I have done about a dozen of substantial transactions with Arthur and his bpv Team.
Always quick and reliable advice. Very customer oriented thinking!”

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.