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Paul Q Law Firm
TWIN CITY, BLOCK A
KARADŽICOVA 2
811 09 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia

Slovakia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Paul Q Law Firm's team is adept at handling all stages of disputes for clients, with work ranging from advice on pre-litigation and arbitration strategies to settlements through negotiations and mediation. The firm stands out in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with mandates covering a wide range of industries. It also stands out representing clients in international courts in relation to cases involving alleged violations of fundamental rights, as well as the application and interpretation of EU law. Tomáš Kamenec's experience includes intellectual property and media disputes. He co-heads the team with Jiří Budinský, who focuses on contentious corporate, commercial and financial law matters.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Kamenec; Jiří Budinský

Key clients

ARCOLA

BILLA

Československá obchodní banka

FCA Group

IT Asociácia Slovenska

MARKÍZA – SLOVAKIA

News & Media Holding

Petit Press

Podtatranská vodárenská spoločnosť

Team Industries

Universal Media Corporation (Slovak branch)

Slovakia > Employment Tier 2

Paul Q Law Firm is highly active in a wide range of day-to-day human resources and labour relations matters, including the drafting of employment contracts and other employment-related documents. In addition, other core strengths of the practice are employee transfers, mass redundancy and severance payments schemes, as well as trade union matters and work permits. Leading the practice is Boris Brhlovič.

Practice head(s):

Boris Brhlovič

Testimonials

‘Very competent local team. Deep knowledge of local rules and regulations.’

‘Experienced staff .’

Key clients

Arcelor Mittal Construction Slovakia

Edenred Slovakia

Eissmann Automotive Slovensko

FCA

GLOBESY

Leo Pharma

Merck

Metsa Tissue Slovakia

Omega Pharma

Stonebridge Ltd.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Slovakia

Valsabbia Slovakia

Vipharm Slovakia

Slovakia > Projects and energy Tier 2

Paul Q Law Firm advises clients on the development and financing of projects, as well as regulatory issues. In addition, its team is experienced in handling the acquisition and disposal of energy and infrastructure assets. Eduard Winkler is recommended for his expertise in commercial and residential development projects. He co-heads the practice with Boris Brhlovič.

Practice head(s):

Boris Brhlovič; Eduard Winkler

Testimonials

‘They are very experienced, willing and flexible.’

Key clients

Eni Austria

Micronix

SEWA

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Paul Q Law Firm has a wide-ranging practice that covers day-to-day corporate support, M&A and corporate restructurings, among other matters. Equally capable acting for local and international entities, the firm acts for clients in sectors such as engineering, automotive, agricultural, food and real estate. Managing partner Pavol Blahušiak, who has notable experience of privatisations in the manufacturing and financial sectors, co-heads the team with Boris Brhlovič.

Practice head(s):

Pavol Blahušiak; Boris Brhlovič

Key clients

Aldente Group

Arcelor Mittal Construction Slovakia

Autopolis

Ceva Logistics Slovakia

Edenred Slovakia/Ticket Service

FCA Slovakia

Metsa Tissue Slovakia

Merck

Omega Pharma

OPERATÍVA, medicínska spoločnosť

SHARKAM Stonebridge UK

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Paul Q Law Firm's portfolio of work covers acquisition finance, real estate finance, project finance and syndicated lending transactions. The firm also assists clients with debt restructuring and refinancing, as well as regulatory matters. Jiří Budinský jointly leads the team with Eduard Winkler, who has experience of advising Slovak and international clients.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Budinský; Eduard Winkler

Key clients

Banca IMI

KRUK Czech and Slovak Republic

ZFP Akadémia

Paul Q has created a highly qualified team of lawyers and thus has secured its position among the market leaders. Paul Q is the choice for clients looking for a young dynamic team with excellent local knowledge and strong international experience. Thanks to the passion and devotion to law, the firm regularly receives awards for its work, whether on a domestic or international level. The team of professionals at Paul Q brings together all the knowledge and skills needed to serve clients in almost all business-related legal practice areas. Paul Q is known as a client-oriented practice with a long-standing commitment to quality, personal approach and innovative solutions.

Main areas of practice:
Corporate and M&A:

  • Company formation, including licensing, tax, employment and property leasing matters
  • Domestic and cross border M&A transactions, including target due diligence, structuring, negotiation, closing and post-closing assistance
  • Mergers, squeeze-outs, spin-offs and other intra-group reorganisations
  • Day-to-day corporate matters
  • Company secretarial and registered office service

Real estate and construction:

  • Title due diligence, acquisitions, sales, financing and development of residential, commercial and industrial property
  • Construction and infrastructure projects (including PPP) in particular in the transport, health care and energy sector
  •  Residential and commercial lease transactions
  • Taking and enforcing security over real estate
  • Real estate and construction-related disputes

Labour law:

  • Day-to-day human resources and labour relations matters, including drafting of employment contracts and other employment-related documents
  • Employee performance and disciplinary issues
  • Employee transfers, mass redundancy and severance payments schemes
  • Trade union related matters
  • Employment-related disputes
  • Work and residence permits

Competition:

  • Clearances of mergers and joint ventures
  • Review of business practices from the competition law point of view
  • Antitrust investigations relating to abuse of dominance, cartels, competition-restricting agreements and other reviewable matters
  • Representing various clients, both employers and employees, in litigation involving employment termination

Bankruptcy and restructuring:

  • All debt collection activities
  • Representation of creditors within bankruptcy and restructuring procedures
  • Restructuring of financially troubled companies

Dispute resolution:

  • Pre-litigation/arbitration strategies
  • Settlement through negotiations or mediation
  • Civil and commercial litigation in all forums and across various industries, in particular
  • Representation in international courts in cases of violations of fundamental rights or in connection with the application and interpretation of EU law

Banking and finance:

  • Acquisitions, real estate and projects financing, including syndicated lending and security transactions
  • Debt restructuring and refinancing
  • Banking and financial industry related regulatory matters
  • Registration and licensing of various financial market participants and their products, assistance in the relationship with the competent local authorities

Media and entertainment:

  • Rights agreements — authors, screenwriters, actors, musicians, film production
  • Pre-publication/broadcast review
  • Gaming related matters
  • Regulatory issues

Intellectual property:

  • Registration of trademarks, patents, designs and inventions, licensing
  • Protection of trade names and copyrights
  • Unfair competition and misleading advertising
  • Litigation involving infringement of IP rights

Public procurement:

  • Structuring of the public procurement process
  • Review and preparation of tender documentation, including bids
  • Support in contractual negotiations
  • Public procurement review and remedies

Projects, energy and infrastructure:

  • Development and financing of projects
  • PPP projects
  • Acquisition or disposal of infrastructure or energy assets
  • Regulatory issues
  • Renewables

Commercial and contracts:

  • Support to day to day and strategic business activities
  • Advice on all forms of commercial contracts, due diligence, drafting, negotiation and closing assistanc
  •  Government contracts
  • Critical contracts across all sectors
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