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Glatzová & Co., s. r. o.
HVIEZDOSLAVOVO NÁMESTIE 25
81102 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia

Slovakia > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The ‘reliable, available, hardworking and knowledgeable’ team at Glatzová & Co., s. r. o. is known for cross-border litigation work, with particular expertise in matters connected with the Czech Republic. Recent highlights included disputes over insurance, M&A and unfair competition issues. Veronika Pázmányová is ‘a brilliant strategist and has exceptional negotiation skills’. She jointly leads the team with Jiří Sixta.

Practice head(s):

Veronika Pázmányová; Jiří Sixta

Testimonials

‘The team is very reliable, available, hard working and knowledgeable. Great team I would recommend for anyone who wants to have a long close personal relationship with their lawyers.’

‘Veronika Pazmanyova heads the team for couple of years. She is a brilliant strategist and has exceptional negotiation skills. Couple of times she helped me achieve great out of court settlements. She has great people skills, understands what the other party wants, sets a goal and achieves it. She is very motivated, diligent, energetic. What I truly appreciate the most is that she has exceptional understanding of business, negotiations and strategy.’

Key clients

MSA a.s.

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG

Suntel Group a.s.

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe NV

ADDINOL Lube Oil GmbH

NTT DATA Business Solutions s. r. o.

Modus-FAM s.r.o

VÁGNER POOL s.r.o.

MSA a.s.

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG

Suntel Group a.s.

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe NV

ADDINOL Lube Oil GmbH

NTT DATA Business Solutions s. r. o.

Modus-FAM s.r.o

VÁGNER POOL s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised MSA on a dispute against an insurer seeking a settlement of an insured risk from the insurer. The court in first instance clearly ruled in favour of the client and without disputing, the insurer accepted the decision and paid the claimed amount in full including all the costs of legal representation.
  • Assisted IKB and their Slovak subsidiary IKB Leasing SR, s.r.o. with obtaining an out-of-court settlement with the acquirer of the client’s business concerning claims arising from the sale.
  • Represented ADDINOL Lube Oil GmbH in unfair competition proceedings against the misuse of the reputation of the “ADDINOL” brand pending before the appellate court after the successful first instance proceedings.

Slovakia > Employment Tier 3

Glatzová & Co., s. r. o., whose team is noted for its ‘profound knowledge of area and current practice’, generates mandates from global producers, foreign investors and major local companies. The practice works closely with the M&A team to handle complex labour transactions between local and international entities. Practice head Veronika Pázmányová has ‘great understanding of employment law but also sees what needs to be done from the business side’.

Practice head(s):

Veronika Pázmányová

Other key lawyers:

Martin Dancisin; Mariana Konikova; Vladimira Glatzova

Testimonials

‘Supportive team of individuals, always available when needed.’

‘Martin Dancisin, Veronika Pazmanyova and Mariana Konikova. I value their professional aproach and willingness to help at any time.’

‘Profound knowledge of area and current practice, client and business oriented approach. Quick reaction, quick actions with perfect quality of advice and service.’

‘Veronika Pazmanyova, the partner, is always available (even during her vacations or weekends). She treats our business and our cases with such care as if it was her own business. Always ready to help. Her advice is always substantial and comprehensive.’

‘The team is very reliable, available, hard working and knowledgeable. Always on top of the legal news. Very business-friendly solutions to legal problems. Great team I would recommend for anyone who wants to have a long close personal relationship with their lawyers.’

‘Veronika Pazmanyova heads the team for couple of years. She has great understanding of employment law but also sees what needs to be done from the business side. She is very motivated, diligent, energetic. What I truly appreciate the most is that she has exceptional understanding of business, negotiations and strategy. She is the best employment law lawyer I ever worked with.’

Key clients

Východoslovenská Energetika a.s

Dentsu Aegis Network Slovakia, s.r.o.

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe NV, organizačná zložka

NTT DATA Business Solutions s. r. o.

ALL-TECHNOLOGY (IRELAND) Limited

ADDINOL Czech Republic s.r.o., organizačná zložka Slovensko

Dyckerhoff group (ZAPA beton SK s.r.o.)

Natland Group SE (ZOOT SK)

Studio Capital Management

Auria Solutions Slovakia s. r. o.

Východoslovenská Energetika a.s

Dentsu Aegis Network Slovakia, s.r.o.

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe NV, organizačná zložka

NTT DATA Business Solutions s. r. o.

ALL-TECHNOLOGY (IRELAND) Limited

ADDINOL Czech Republic s.r.o., organizačná zložka Slovensko

Dyckerhoff group (ZAPA beton SK s.r.o.)

Natland Group SE (ZOOT SK)

Studio Capital Management

Auria Solutions Slovakia s. r. o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Východoslovenská Energetika a.s. in a sensitive employment dispute with a former employee claiming invalid dismissal.
  • Advised Auria Solutions Slovakia s. r. o. on implementing a new work from home model into the company’s employment agreements, on the basis of new legislation, and prepared a related comprehensive internal regulation.
  • Advised Zoot SK, s.r.o., belonging to the Natland investment group, regarding various labour law issues following the withdrawal from a transfer of enterprise contract, resulting in employment relations being transferred from a Czech buyer company back to Zoot SK, s.r.o.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

At Glatzová & Co., s. r. o.Vladimira Glatzova (whose practice is split between the Czech Republic and Slovakia) co-heads the team with Veronika Pázmányová, who is ‘capable of managing complex, cross-border deals while demonstrating an impressive knowledge of corporate law and a detailed approach to transactions'. The firm acts for clients such as private equity investors, foreign investors and international companies, among others. Glatzova has a strong track record in M&A and privatisations, and she also has competition law expertise. In addition to  undertaking transactional work, Pázmányová has expertise in complex group structures and shareholders agreements.

Practice head(s):

Vladimíra Glatzová; Veronika Pázmányová

Testimonials

‘The corporate and M&A team at Glatzová & Co has great understanding of the law, is always available and offers very good and competent support even on short-term questions. They focus on providing feasible solutions rather than just legal theoretical opinions.’

‘Veronika Pázmányová is one of the best and most reliable attorneys I have ever worked with. She is capable of managing complex, cross-border deals while demonstrating an impressive knowledge of corporate law and a detailed approach to transactions.’

‘The team is very reliable, available, hard working and knowledgeable. They never came back with an answer that something is not possible, they always find a way to resolve the issue. Team is small, thus the relationship is very personal, partners are very engaged in every matter. Great team I would recommend for anyone who wants to have a long close personal relationship with their lawyers.’

‘Veronika Pazmanyova is an exceptional lawyer, brilliant strategist, and in general, very knowledgeable. She sees the broad picture, has a hands-on approach and pushes the deal forward. What I truly appreciate the most is that she has exceptional understanding of business, negotiations and strategy. Beside having great knowledge of law (which is a must, not a plus, for any lawyer), she is a great business partner that I can rely on to help me with the most difficult challenges we are facing. Best in her field I ever worked with, by far.’

Key clients

innogy – E.ON

NTT DATA Business Solutions s. r. o.

NortonLifeLock Inc.

Greatstar Group

IKB Deutsche Industriebank AG

Suntel Group / DRFG

Family Service Groupe SAS

Pale Fire Capital SE

HIT Holzindustrie Torgau GmbH & Co. KG

Volvo Group Slovakia, s.r.o.

IAC Group

Work highlights

  • Advised innogy SE on one of the largest transactions in the energy sector for the past few years with respect to the acquisition of a major share in innogy by E.ON.
  • Assisted GreatStar Group, one of the world’s largest hand tool manufacturers, with the acquisition of the Behrens Group.
  • Advising NortonLifeLock Inc., a global leader in consumer Cyber Safety headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, listed on NASDAQ, on its up to $9.2bn merger with Avast plc a FTSE 100 global leader in digital security and privacy headquartered in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.‘s corporate team attracts a strong flow of work from sophisticated clients such as private equity firms and international corporates. It often works on significant cross-border deals across a range of sectors, with recent work including notable transactions in the technology and pharmaceuticals sectors. Founder Vladimíra Glatzová is regarded for her transactional work, with expertise in privatisations. Jiří Sixta, Jan Veselý Jindřich Král and Veronika Pázmányová are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Vladimíra Glatzová; Jiří Sixta; Jindřich Král; Jan Veselý; Veronika Pazmányová

Testimonials

‘Glatzova & Co. has unique people in its staff. We always get the answer to our specific question.’

‘They don’t produce memos and comprehensive reports. They help us with our problems and recommend solutions. They are able to see the problems through the entrepreneur’s eyes.’

Key clients

Woodplastic

NortonLifeLock Inc.

Aon and Willis Towers Watson

Reflex Capital, WEBNODE

SMARTLOOK.COM

BIKE FUN International BV

Pale Fire Capital SE

Bohemia Properties

Reflex Capital

B.Braun Avitum s.r.o., B.Braun Avitum Austerlitz s.r.o.

Amerisource Bergen Corporation

Cheirón a.s.

GreatStar Group

Purpose Ventures SE

Portiva

B&K Nemovitostní investice a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advised the GreatStar Group on the acquisition of the Behrens Group, focused on manufacturing and selling professional fastening solutions.
  • Advising NortonLifeLock Inc on its up to $9.2bn merger with Avast plc.
  • Advised Willis Towers Watson and Aon on their planned $30bn combination.

Firm overview: With 27 years of stable, organic growth Glatzova & Co. has established itself as one of the top independent law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and one of the oldest law firms in the Czech Republic. Its expertise has made it a leader in the legal services market, guaranteeing its clients the reliability and quality they have come to expect.

In recognition of Glatzova & Co.’s high standards, it has received numerous awards from prestigious international and domestic rating agencies and has been repeatedly named the best law firm in the Czech Republic.

Glatzova & Co. is not a legal factory; quantity is never its goal. Rather, the firm’s lawyers continually strive for quality in all their work and always look for sophisticated solutions tailored specifically to each client and situation. The firm also does not produce reams of redundant documents merely copied and pasted from standard templates. Instead, everything it produces is efficiently focused on solving each client’s unique legal challenges.

Glatzova & Co. does not measure its success by numbers, but rather by the satisfaction of its clients, who come to the firm to resolve their most complicated issues, handle their most demanding transactions and bring their most critical disputes to satisfying conclusions.

With the firm’s in-depth knowledge of the law, its sensitive approach to clients’ business matters and its positive attitude to solving their legal challenges, its clients can always expect to get exactly what they need when they need it.

Glatzova & Co.’s strong work ethic is based on respect not only for its clients, but also for everyone on its team. The firm uncompromisingly searches for talented lawyers who are passionate about their work and want to grow professionally. It provides them with ongoing education in the form of in-house training and secondments abroad. And because of their stringently ethical approach and unrelenting drive for quality, the firm has created an exceptional environment where people are delighted to work.

Based on these values, the firm has accumulated a long list of satisfied clients with whom it has worked for ten or, in some cases, even 20 years.

Partners: Vladimíra Glatzová, Martin Dančišin, Jiří Sixta, Jindřich Král, Libor Němec, Erik Kolan, Jan Veselý and Veronika Pázmányová

Number of partners worldwide: 8
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 45
Languages: Czech, English, German, Slovak, French

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
M&A Vladimíra Glatzováglatzova@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring, Energy Law, Automotive Law Jindřich Králjindrich.kral@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
Restructuring & Insolvency, Real Estate, Banking & Finance Martin Dančišinmartin.dancisin@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
Corporate/M&A, Labour Law Jiří Sixtajiri.sixta@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Libor Němeclibor.nemec@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
Real Estate, Energy law & Utilities, Administrative law & Litigation,Banking and Finance Erik Kolanerik.kolan@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
Utilities & Related Areas, Corporate/M&, Arbitration & Litigation Jan Veselýjan.vesely@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
Corporate/M&A, Labor Law, Dispute Resolution, Competition & Antitrust Veronika Pázmányováveronika.pazmanyova@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
Intellectual Property & IT (IP&IT), Automotive Jindřich Jelínekjindrich.jelinek@glatzova.com+420 224 401 440
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Veronika Pázmányová photo Veronika PázmányováPartner / Head of Slovak office
Number of lawyers worldwide : 45
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International Chamber of Commerce
American Chamber of Commerce
Czech-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Association for Real Estate Market Development
Czech Wind Energy Association
Czech Photovoltaic Industry Association
Czech Capital Market Association
Partner : Vladimíra Glatzová
Partner : Martin Dančišin
Partner : Jiří Sixta
Partner : Jindřich Král
Partner : Libor Němec
Partner : Erik Kolan
Partner : Jan Veselý
Partner : Veronika Pázmányová