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Taylor Wessing Slovakia

Slovakia > Employment Tier 1

Taylor Wessing Slovakia has one of the leading practices in Slovakia which handles a mix of contentious and advisory employment matters. It is well regarded among retail sector clients, as well as key global manufacturers, IT companies, logistics groups and public authorities. It regularly coordinates trade union negotiations, and advises on the employment aspects of acquisition transactions. Recent highlights also include acting on a number of Covid-19 response mandates, including assisting with the applications for state aid. The practice is led by Radovan Pala who actively participants in the employment law legislative process. Andrea Čupeľová and Radoslava Lichnovská are both noted for their expertise in mass dismissals and collective bargaining proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Radovan Pala

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Čupel’ová; Radoslava Lichnovská


‘Always very professional and friendly communication, going beyond and above. Team in Bratislava has my complete trust. The work done is of good quality, regardless of who the engaging individual is. Punctual and responsive.’

‘I mostly work with Radoslava Lichnovská and I confirm she is an excellent partner to work with. Her dedication and enthusiasm is great, she rarely does not have the answer for my question. She is willing to speak at a later hour of the day and her advice in sensitive matters is always valued. She instills confidence. I also would like to highlight the work of Tomas Grell and Milan Červenka. Both great partners to work with.’

Key clients

Reporters of Slovak national broadcasting company

C&A Logistics Nové Mesto s.r.o.

C & A Mode s.r.o.

dm drogerie markt, s.r.o.

Spin Master International B.V. Slovak Branch

Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH Slovak Branch


DSSI International, LLC Slovak Branch


ARKON, a.s.

Eterus Capital, a.s.

RICOH Slovakia s.r.o.

GSE Systems, Inc.


RSC Raiffeisen Service Center GmbH Slovak Branch

Raiffeisen Centrobank AG Slovak Branch

Lugera & Maklér spol. s r.o.


Mesto Snina (City of Snina)

GA Drilling, a.s.

Heller Services s.r.o.

BRANTNER Slovakia s.r.o.


Marek Swierad

Dopravný podnik Bratislava (Office for Transport in the City of Bratislava)

Robertshaw a.s.


BE-SOFT a.s.

Grant Thornton

TPA TAX, k.s.



Nakladatelství C.H. Beck, s.r.o. Slovak Branch

SFÉRA, a.s.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Taylor Wessing Slovakia’s core focus on cross-border transactions and shareholder relationship structuring make it an attractive choice for a range of foreign investors, multinational corporations and large Slovak entities, most notably in the fields of technology, real estate and infrastructure.  In addition to its M&A work, the team is also recommended for regulatory and restructuring matters. The team is jointly led by Juraj Frindrich, Andrej Leontiev and Radovan Pala who are singed out for their broad sector knowledge and EU competition expertise.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Frindrich; Andrej Leontiev; Radovan Pala

Key clients

City of Bratislava (capital of Slovakia) and the Major’s office

BVS (Bratislava Water Company)

DPB (Bratislava Public Transportation Company)

GA Drilling

Technopol Services and legitimate shareholders of Technopol Services


Slovenský rastový kapitálový fond

Shareholders of WebSupport

Luigi’s Box

MAX STREICHER GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien

Raiffeisen Property International

Brantner Group

Emil Frey



Kováč family (private client)



Professional Datasolutions

CentralNic Group including SK-NIC

TOPOS Továrniky

Slovak American Foundation



Slovenská sporiteľňa member of Erste Group

Slovakia > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Taylor Wessing Slovakia has a strong track record in handling cross-border enforcement of judicial and arbitral awards. The team acts for international clients in finance, TMT, life sciences and manufacturing on a number of damages claims, IP and unfair competition disputes, and arbitration proceedings taking place in Vienna. It also counts Slovak municipal clients and public bodies as key clients. Andrej Leontiev is the main contact.

Practice head(s):

Andrej Leontiev


‘Taylor Wessing Bratislava has always been active in the field of legislative process in Slovakia, participating on drafting of different bills and amendments. In our view, this provides them with a unique, invaluable degree of insight. One of the main strengths of this law firm is the specialisation – client matters are handled in a dedicated department. Other strengths are exceptional industry knowledge and good response times.’

Key clients

MH Manažment (former Slovak National Property Fund)

Ministerstvo hospodárstva Slovenskej republiky

Technopol Servis




Najvyšší kontrolný úrad Slovenskej republiky



Slovenská akadémia vied

Rösler Oberflächentechnik

BFF Central Europe


Banskobystrický samosprávny kraj



Mesto Bratislava

Victoria Chemicals

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The team at Taylor Wessing Slovakia is regularly instructed by Slovak financial institutions and mid-sized Austrian banks and leasing companies operating in the CEE region. The firm focuses on compliance matters and cross-border financings, and also regularly advises on restructuring matters. Silvia Hlavačková, a transactions specialist with prior experience at the legal department of a large regional bank, leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Hlavačková


‘Perfect. It was a very good cooperation with real professionals in law. I really can give very positive feedback on all the members of Taylor Wessing whom I worked with. I would like to emphasize the perfect communication skills, and resolute focus on the final result the whole time during cooperation. All the people from team were very helpful. They were open to help me 24/7, which I greatly appreciate.’

Key clients

Cronos Invest j.s.a.


Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s. (member of the Erste Group)

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Taylor Wessing Slovakia is instructed by leading international retail chains on various real estate-related projects. Silvia Hlavačková and Andrej Leontiev are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Silvia Hlavačková; Andrej Leontiev

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Competition, EU and trade
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
Private client
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Photo Name Position Profile
JUDr Mag Jana Brezinová  photo JUDr Mag Jana Brezinová Jana Brezinová is a senior associate and head of Real Estate &…
Mgr Peter Demčák  photo Mgr Peter Demčák Peter Demčák is a counsel in the Competition, EU & Trade team…
JUDr Lenka Filipoiu  photo JUDr Lenka Filipoiu Lenka Filipoiu is a senior associate and a member of the Commercial…
Mgr Juraj Frindrich  photo Mgr Juraj Frindrich Juraj Frindrich is a partner and a member of the Corporate, M&A…
Mgr Silvia Hlavačková  photo Mgr Silvia Hlavačková Silvia Hlavačková is a partner at Taylor Wessing Bratislava, Slovakia. Her core…
JUDr Ján Lazur  photo JUDr Ján Lazur Ján Lazur is a partner and a member of the IP/IT group…
JUDr Andrej Leontiev  photo JUDr Andrej Leontiev Andrej Leontiev is a partner at Taylor Wessing Slovakia and co-heads the…
JUDr Radoslava Lichnovská photo JUDr Radoslava Lichnovská Radoslava Lichnovská is a senior associate and a member of the Employment,…
JUDr Radovan Pala  photo JUDr Radovan Pala Radovan Pala is a partner at Taylor Wessing Slovakia and co-heads the…
Mgr Eva Smoleňová  photo Mgr Eva Smoleňová Eva Smoleňová is a senior associate at Taylor Wessing Bratislava, Slovakia. She…
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 26
Contacts : Andrej Leontiev
Contacts : Radovan Pala
Other offices : Brno
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw

Taylor Wessing advised MLP Group on the next bond issue

The Warsaw team of the international law firm Taylor Wessing provided comprehensive legal advice to MLP Group S.A., one of the leading developers of logistics and production space, in connection with the public offering of bonds for EUR 20 million and their introduction to trading on the alternative market Catalyst.