Kinstellar > Bratislava, Slovakia > Firm Profile


Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Kinstellar advises financial institutions and sponsors on the gamut of acquisition and project financings, as well as all debt capital markets mandates. Tomáš Melišek heads up the banking, finance and capital markets group and is focused on project acquisition financing, as well as on financial regulations. Dominika Bajzáthová is experienced in syndicated and club financing. Dáša Labašová is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Melišek


‘Very pragmatic approach, swift turnaround times, and finding solutions to the client’s needs.’

‘Well experienced team with qualified individuals.’

‘Tomáš Melíšek – very pragmatic.’

‘Very experienced service provider with dynamic business approach providing tailor-made services to the client’s needs with the highest professional standard.’

Key clients

Všeobecná úverová banka

Slovenská sporiteľňa

United Overseas Bank

HSBC Holdings

Kasikornbank pcl

Morgan Stanley Investment Manager



Gemini Payments

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of banks led by Všeobecná úverová banka on a €100m club loan facility for the refinancing of the existing debt of, and further investment into, Bory Mall.
  • Advised Slovenská sporiteľňa on the provision of over €220m as an additional facility line to its existing loan relationship with Rolling Stock Lease.
  • Advising a global producer of luxury cars on the establishment of its own financial services company in Slovakia.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Co-led by Viliam Myšička and Adam Hodoň, the team at Kinstellar help clients negotiate acquisitions, disposals, JVs, restructurings, mergers and takeovers, with the group able to bring in-depth experience and understanding from their regulatory background. The firm regularly advises on both the buyer and seller side of M&A transactions, and is well versed in assisting financial investors. Tomáš Melišek has extensive expertise in real estate matters, with Lukáš Mrázik focusing on the TMT sector, and Michal Hrušovský regularly receiving instruction from major players in the automotive industry. Dominika Bajzáthová is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Viliam Myšička; Adam Hodoň


‘Dominika Bajzáthová is appreciated for her ability to provide tailored solutions that meet the specific needs. She possess a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape in which the clients operate and uses this knowledge to provide practical and effective legal advice.’

‘Dominika Bajzáthová is skilled in identifying issues, anticipating potential roadblocks, and navigating complex legal and commercial arrangements to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. Her exceptional negotiation skills are essential in any corporate transaction, as they can make a significant difference in ensuring that her clients get the best possible deal.’

‘Complex and unique experience and knowledge.’

‘Kinstellar demonstrates an exceptional ability to manage a substantial and diverse portfolio of investors effectively.’

‘The practice excels in providing strategic advice of the highest calibre.’

Key clients

Nationale-Nederlanden (NN Group)

Pro Partners Holding

CPM International Telebusiness

GARBE IRE Investment


Danube Birds

Powerful Medical

Applearn International

Wood & Company

Tempo Software

Veolia Energia Slovensko

Sered Logistics and Industry

Magna Group



HPS Holding

GCP Limited

Lucron Group

Capital Markets Company

Fidelity Information Services Slovakia

Delivery Hero

Vinci Concessions /Via Pribina

Dan – Slovakia Agrar

Faisal private Bank


WUXI Lead Intelligent Equipment

Inter Cars

Dell Computer


Quest Software Slovakia

Inteva Products

Rakyta Land Development


Cyberjump Slovakia

DKV Euro Service

Work highlights

  • Advising NN Group on the acquisition of a majority share in Finportal.
  • Advising GARBE IRE Investment on the acquisition of 90% of the shares by Progresus in the target and on a JV agreement regarding potential development and construction of a logistics site located in the Czech Republic.
  • Advising Powerful Medical on its negotiation of new financing agreements with investors.

Slovakia > Employment Tier 1

Kinstellar has extensive experience handling sensitive employment matters, including negotiations with executive managers, trade unions and employee representatives. Adam Hodoň as a registered tax advisor, is able to provide advice on social security and payroll issues, alongside business restructuring and its impact. Lívia Miklenčičová and Matúš Kočíšek regularly represent clients in employment disputes.

Practice head(s):

Adam Hodoň


‘Wide range and scope of legal service overall. Professional approach, availability and prompt feedback. Strong team able to mobilise immediately the resources to have an adequate and professional standpoint on discussed issues.

‘Deep investigation of the problem, strong risk management, very transparent and clear outputs, able to declare the solutions and recommendations in a way suitable for the client.’

‘The Kinstellar team has a great understanding of our business and needs. They are always available and provide quick and practical solutions.’

‘Adam Hodoň has outstanding expertise and together with his highly-skilled employment team provides tailored advice on employment matters.’

‘They are always available and the turnaround time is really short. They know what they are doing and we absolutely trust their advice.’

‘Adam Hodoň is exceptional at handling matters comprehensively and in detail. He is nice and calm and gives people the impression that they are in good hands.’

‘Matúš Kočíšek is hard working, manages the matters proactively and responds quickly. He puts emphasis on hard data, content and detail.’

Key clients

CPM International Telebusiness


Powerful Medical

Process Automation Solutions

Astound Commerce

Premier Research Group

BKS Bank




Advanced Computer Software Group

Arrow Electronics

Work highlights

  • Advising the Slovak subsidiary of CPM INTERNATIONAL TELEBUSINESS SL on all employment and labour law matters, including localisation of working policies, drafting of employment contract templates and other general employment documentation, preparation of HR support guides, and transfer of temporary workers from agencies.
  • Advised SLOVALCO, the Slovak aluminium smelter, on closing its operations in Slovakia and the related redundancies of almost all 600 local employees.
  • Advised Process Automation Solutions on a full set of employment policies related to the posting of employees to EU countries, the US and China, as well preparation of new rules for the organisation of working time allowing the client to meet the needs of customers in the automotive sector.

Slovakia > Projects and energy Tier 1

Kinstellar's dedicated energy team advises on renewables, financing, and development projects. Roman Oleksik has extensive transactional and regulatory experience, while Adam Hodoň regularly advises on tax issues pertinent to the sector. Miroslav Németh has experience providing both corporate and regulatory advice to major players in the energy sector. Erik Neupaver is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Roman Oleksik; Adam Hodoň

Other key lawyers:


‘The team consists of several professionals who are highly qualified in the field of energy law and they are active not only in the field of legal practice but also within working groups aimed at the improvement of the regulatory environment as well as the academic sphere.’

‘Besides his exceptional professional knowledge in this field, Roman Oleksik is also a very outgoing and helpful person.’

‘High professionals.’

Key clients


Chirana T. Injecta


SPP – distribúcia




Slovak German Chamber of Commerce


Vinci Concessions

Veolia Energia Slovensko

Východoslovenská energetika

Západosloveská energetika

Kepler Trading

Lahav Green Energy

DXT Commodities

Premier Energy


QMB Energ

Work highlights

  • Advising Lucron on all energy-related aspects of its development of NESTO, a new residential district in Bratislava.
  • Advising a number of companies in Slovakia on the development of on-site photovoltaic power plants.
  • Advising VINCI CONCESSIONS and Meridiam, as sponsors, and local subsidiary Granvia on commercial contracts.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 1

The real estate, construction and planning team at Kinstellar handles a range of matters within the real estate and construction space. Viliam Myšička is skilled in real estate transactions, having worked on the entire spectrum of private and public M&As, including cross-border and domestic share deals and asset deals. Tomáš Melišek regularly provides transactional and financing advice to local and international companies. Roman OleksikDáša Labašová, Dominika Bajzáthová and Michal Hrušovský are further key names from the firm.

Practice head(s):

Viliam Myšička; Roman Oleksik


‘Kinstellar provides a wide range of expert practitioners to cover all the fields a business requires.’

‘We have been happy with the services provided, billing has always been transparent and fair, agreed timescales have never been questioned.’

‘Michal Hrušovský has been my main point of contact for the last couple of years supporting us on our office projects in Bratislava. Michal is a top professional with an excellent ability in commercial real estate advice. He always gets things done with efficiency and in a timely manner.’

‘Professional team, very competitive rates/billing, and excellent client relations.’

‘We work mainly with Roman Oleksik. He is (in our opinion) the TOP legal advisor in our industry. But what makes him special is his very deep understanding of our industry.’

Key clients


Slovenská sporiteľňa

GARBE IRE Investments

Wood & Company

Accolade Holding



Rakyta Land Development

Vydrica Development

OTP Group Companies


Lifestyle Logistik

Sered Logistic and Industry


Process Automation Solutions

Dan-Slovakia Agrar

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of banks, led by Všeobecná úverová banka, on a €100m club loan facility for refinancing and further investment into Bory Mall, a shopping and entertainment centre in Bratislava developed by Penta Real Estate.
  • Advising Accolade Holding, a Czech investment company, on the acquisition of a site for a new logistics development.
  • Assisting Sered Logsitic and Industry with the negotiation of agreements with all tenants in a logistics park.

Slovakia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Led by Roman Oleksik, the team at Kinstellar is regularly involved in high-profile and complex commercial disputes across a range of sectors, including energy, automotive, healthcare, real estate and IT. Viliam Myšička focuses on bankruptcy proceedings, while Peter Kováč typically represents clients in labour disputes. Michal Hrušovský is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Roman Oleksik

Key clients

FR-INVEST, s. r. o.

Československá obchodná banka

ADM Hamburg

Work highlights

  • Representing Union Health Insurance in proceedings before the Constitutional Court concerning a complaint against the decision of the Supreme Court dismissing a claim for recovery of damages caused by a cartel agreement of hospitals.
  • Representing a multinational commodity trading and mining company in a dispute with its supplier.
  • Representing Ceskoslovenska obchodna banka in a lawsuit relating to alleged breach of obligations concerning foreign exchange trades and related damages incurred by the client.

The firm: Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in Almaty and Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Uzbekistan (Tashkent).

Working together since 1993, Kinstellar’s senior team in Bratislava has advised on some of the most significant deals in Slovakia’s modern history and is one of the longest-established legal teams in the country.

The firm has a proven successful track record when acting on behalf of a diverse range of leading international, regional and local market participants, including multinational companies, banks and multilateral financial institutions, leading domestic companies and state agencies and institutions.

With a mix of internationally and locally qualified lawyers and experts, the firm brings a balanced and considered view to client transactions. Kinstellar’s expertise covers Slovakia’s strategic businesss sectors, including automotive, banking and finance, energy, healthcare, infrastructure, IT, manufacturing and telecommunications.

The Bratislava office is ranked highly by the international legal directories, with particularly strong banking and finance, corporate and M&A and real estate practices and has numerous individual rankings of members of the senior team.

Areas of practice: The firm’s focal areas of practice include banking, finance and capital markets; competition and state aid; compliance, risk and sensitive investigations; dispute resolution; employment and labour law; energy; infrastructure and projects; M&A and corporate; NPLs and distressed assets; real estate, construction and planning; restructuring and insolvency; tax and technology, media and telecommunications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets Tomáš Melišek
Competition and state aid Roman Oleksik
Compliance, risk and sensitive investigations Roman Oleksik
Dispute resolution Roman Oleksik
Employment and labour Adam Hodon
Energy Miroslav Németh
Infrastructure and projects Roman Oleksik
M&A and corporate Adam Hodon
Real estate, construction and planning Roman Oleksik
Restructuring and insolvency Viliam Myšicka
Technology, media and telecommunications Viliam Myšicka
Tax Adam Hodon
Competition and state aid Adam Hodon
Number of lawyers : 300+
Other offices : Almaty
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other Offices : Nur-Sultan
Other Offices : Tashkent