Firm Profile > Paul Q Law Firm > Bratislava, Slovakia

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

Slovakia > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Paul Q Law Firm’s holistic practice regularly assists a broad roster of local and regional clients with civil and commercial litigation, and advises on pre-litigation and arbitration strategies. The team is particularly active on a number of antitrust and IP matters, and handles class actions for key media, publishing, IT and retail companies. The practice is jointly led by Tomáš Kamenec who excels in IP and media litigation and Jiří Budinský who focuses on commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Kamenec; Jiří Budinský

Key clients

ARCOLA

BILLA

Československá obchodní banka

FCA Group

IT Asociácia Slovenska

MARKÍZA – SLOVAKIANews & Media Holding

Petit Press

Podtatranská vodárenská spoločnosť

Team Industries

Universal Media Corporation

Slovakia > Employment Tier 2

The full-service team at Paul Q Law Firm is regularly instructed by leading regional clients in a number of sectors including automotive manufacturing, logistics and engineering. Regulatory work and post-merger employee transfers are a key strength, as well as advising clients in the pharmaceutical sector. Boris Brhlovič leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Boris Brhlovič

Key clients

Arcelor Mittal Construction Slovakia

DRH Gefco

Edenred Slovakia

Eissmann Automotive Slovensko

FCA (former FIAT Group)

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS

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 assists a number of blue-chip multinationals and domestic energy suppliers with the development and financing of the projects, acquisitions and disposals of infrastructure and energy assets, and regulatory matters. The team is also noted for its experience in advising renewable energy clients on the construction of new energy plants and the settlement of various contractual disputes. Boris Brhlovič and Eduard Winkler are the main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Boris Brhlovič; Eduard Winkler

Key clients

Bencik Culinary Group

Dan-Slovakia Agrar, a.s.

Hviezdne bývanie

HERBERIA, s.r.o.

Eni Austria

Micronix

SEWA

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Paul Q Law Firm regularly advises on corporate and transactional matters for both local and international clients in the fields of manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, financial services, automotive and media. The team is also recognised for its capabilities in corporate governance, regulatory compliance and corporate reorganisations. Managing partner Pavol Blahušiak and M&A specialist Boris Brhlovič jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Pavol Blahušiak; Boris Brhlovič

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Paul Q Law Firm has a broad service offering, with recent highlights spanning acquisition financings, syndicated lending, securities transactions, debt restructurings and refinancings. The team is also noted for its regulatory advisory capabilities, and frequently handles referral work from a number of international law firms, often acting for investment banks, pharmaceutical companies and real estate developers. The team is jointly led by Eduard Winkler, who frequently advises clients on commercial and corporate finance matters, and financial law specialist Jiří Budinský.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Budinský; Eduard Winkler

Key clients

Banca IMI

KRUK Czech and Slovak Republic

SAFRAN Slovakia

ZFP Akadémia

Nanjing Goldenhighway International SCM Corp.

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
Department Name Email Telephone
Pavol Blahusiak, Managing Partner office@paulqlaw.com +421 2 58 28 28 28
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