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Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Co-led by Juraj Fuska, who joined the firm from Aldertree legal s.r.o. in March 2023, and counsel Peter Simo, CMS provides a full service within banking and finance, covering mandates such as financings of top-end corporate transactions and real estate financings. Natália Jánošková is recognised for her capabilities in advising international and domestic financial institutions and alternative lenders, corporate borrowers and investment vehicles. Zuzana Nikodémová is noted for her experience in handling financing regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Fuska; Peter Simo


‘Natália Jánošková – flexible and quick to resolve complicated matters.’

‘Client-oriented availability; proactive legal recommendations to achieve the client’s interest; very good management of various stakeholders of the client; able to not only give comfort to achieve challenging goals, but also available and capable to achieve such challenging goals together.’

‘Peter Simo: extremely good understanding of client needs and unique proactive approach to create solutions as well as outstanding good teamwork.’

‘Natália Jánošková: calm, straightforward and goal-oriented support of a difficult task until success is achieved.’

‘Highly competent in financial transactions.’

Key clients

Citigroup Global Markets Europe

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft


Barclays Bank Ireland,

Deutsche Bank AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Citigroup Global Markets Europe, Československá obchodná banka of KBC Group, HSBC Continental Europe and Raiffeisen Group member Tatra banka, as lead managers, on Slovakia’s bond issue of €2bn 3.625% notes due in 2033.
  • Advising Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, ING Bank N.V., Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and Raiffeisen Bank International AG, as joint lead managers, on the issuance of €500m covered notes of Tatra banka, a.s. due 2026.
  • Advising DZ BANK AG, J.P. Morgan and Raiffeisen Bank International AG, as joint lead managers, on the issuance of €300m MREL eligible notes and green notes of Tatra banka, a.s. due 2026.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 1

CMS expertly advises on complex cross-border property portfolio sales and acquisitions across the CEE region, as well as assisting with construction and development projects, and handling associated litigation. The firm has a strong focus on the logistics sub-sector, and regularly advises including advises on the acquisition of new logistics assets. Michal Huťan has extensive experience advising on high-end real estate transactions, while Dušan Predný is often instructed to assist with construction projects. Soňa Hanková is another notable transactional specialist. Juraj Fuska joined from Aldertree legal s.r.o. in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Michal Huťan; Soňa Hanková

Other key lawyers:


‘CMS have very good knowledge and expertise in the Slovak real estate market.’

‘Sense of detail. Deep knowledge of real estate and construction contracts and negotiations. They are able to give advice outside of the scope of the project. ’

‘I would recommend Soňa Hanková to every tenant who is looking for a senior representative who is familiar with commercial real estate complexities.’

‘What truly sets this practice apart is its unwavering commitment to excellence and its remarkable team of legal professionals. Potential clients should know that this practice possesses a unique blend of expertise, dedication, and innovation that makes it a standout choice in the legal industry, delivering for their clients the best services day in and day out.’

‘The team’s strengths are truly commendable. Their deep knowledge of the law, hands-on approach, and track record, combined with their sharp analytical skills, ensure that clients receive the highest quality legal representation. They are not just lawyers, they are strategic partners who go above and beyond to advocate for their clients’ best interests.’

‘This practice understands the importance of collaboration, both within their team and with their clients. Their collaborative approach ensures that every aspect of a case is meticulously examined, leaving no stone unturned.’

‘I am honoured to have had the opportunity to work closely with Dušan Predný. He is a standout professional whose qualities truly set him apart from competitors in the legal field.’

‘What makes Dušan Predný exceptional is his dedication to excellence and meticulous approach to details. He possesses a deep understanding of the law and a keen ability to navigate complex legal challenges with the business goals of his clients in mind. His sharp analytical skills and attention to detail ensure that clients receive the highest level of legal representation and counsel.’

Key clients



The Government of Slovakia


Západoslovenská energetika, a.s.

Company from Honeywell group

Vaillant Group

MOVYS Invest s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Panattoni on the acquisition of numerous industrial plots of land and the subsequent construction of logistics parks in Slovakia.
  • Advising Primark on opening its new flagship store in Bratislava.
  • Advising Vaillant Group on greenfield investment projects in Slovakia, primarily the construction of a €120m production plant focused on the production of heat pumps.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The M&A and corporate team at CMS is experienced across the gamut of M&A transactions, greenfield investments, market entry issues, and investments into start-ups. Soňa Hanková's expertise spans M&As, business transformations and carve-outs. The arrival of Juraj Fuska and his team from Aldertree legal s.r.o. in February 2023 significantly strengthened the offering. Martin Baláž is noted for his focus on corporate restructurings and incorporations.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Fuska; Soňa Hanková

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH


Planet A

Slovak Investment Holding

Emerson Electric

Vaillant Group

Eterus Capital


Johns Manville

Work highlights

  • Advised MOL Group on its sale of 183 service stations located in Hungary and Slovakia to PKN Orlen for €229m.
  • Assisted Eterus Capital with its investment into MTBIKER group, a major Slovakian cycling retailer.
  • Advising Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH on the strategic acquisition of Slovak company Konštrukta-TireTech.

Slovakia > Employment Tier 2

CMS is well versed not only in all fields of individual and collective labour law, but also with regards to EU and international employment law; the team is closely connected with the firm's network of European offices, and can consequently support clients with their cross-border mandates. Juraj Fuska joined from Aldertree legal s.r.o. in February 2023 and is responsible for handling the employment elements of complex transactions, while Soňa Hanková is experienced in the employment aspects of restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Juraj Fuska; Soňa Hanková

Other key lawyers:

Pavol Kundrik; Natália Jánošková


‘The team has a strong knowledge of various legal issues, whenever we ask something we get a very quick answer.’

‘They are professionals and their services are of a very high quality.’

‘Their biggest advantage is their approach to problem solving.They have a wide range of staff who are knowledgeable in several areas of law. Their approach is both friendly and professional.’

Key clients

Cushman & Wakefield

Saba Parking SK s.r.o.

Visteon Electronics Slovakia s. r. o.

Auria Solutions Slovakia s. r. o.

Vaillant Group

Franklin Templeton Investment

Johns Manville


Johnson & Johnson

Work highlights

  • Advising Johnson & Johnson on various issues related to the dismissal of employees, employment document templates, retention of HR documents and the practical aspects of sabbatical leave.
  • Assisting Vaillant Group with employment issues related to its greenfield investment project in Slovakia for the construction of a production plant focused exclusively on the production of heat pumps.
  • Advised Arriva on Slovak working time regulations applying to drivers, including on mandatory rests between bus trips, and the rights of trade unions to go on strike during emergency situations.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Juraj Fuska
Corporate and M&A Soňa Hanková
Corporate and M&A Peter Šimo
Banking and finance and restructuring Peter Šimo
Banking and finance and restructuring Juraj Fuska
Banking and finance and restructuring Zuzana Nikodémová
Banking and finance and restructuring Natália Jánošková
Capital Markets Juraj Fuska
Capital markets Peter Šimo
Dispute resolution Soňa Hanková
Dispute resolution Michal Huťan
Dispute resolution Juraj Fuska
Compliance Oliver Werner
Compliance Juraj Fuska
Compliance Peter Šimo
Compliance Zuzana Nikodémová
Employment and pensions Soňa Hanková
Employment and pensions Juraj Fuska
Employment and pensions Pavol Kundrík
Real estate and construction Michal Huťan
Real estate and construction Juraj Fuska
Real estate and construction Soňa Hanková
Real estate and construction Dušan Predný
Commercial Juraj Fuska
Commercial Martina Gavalec
Commercial Martin Baláž
Infrastructure Michal Huťan
Infrastructure Juraj Fuska
Infrastructure Peter Šimo
Public procurement Soňa Hanková
Public procurement Martin Baláž
Data Protection/Privacy, Cyber Security Martina Šímová
IP/IT Dušan Štric
IP/IT Martina Gavalec
IP/IT Pavol Kundrík
Antitrust and merger control Zuzana Nikodémová
Antitrust and merger control Soňa Hanková
Antitrust and merger control Martin Baláž
Energy and renewables Michal Huťan
Energy and renewables Soňa Hanková
Energy and renewables Dušan Predný
Waste management Natália Jánošková
Life sciences Juraj Fuska
Life sciences Martina Gavalec
Photo Name Position Profile
Soňa Hanková photo Soňa Hanková Partner, attorney-at-law
Peter Šimo  photo Peter Šimo  Of Counsel
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Oliver Werner photo Dr Oliver Werner Managing Partner, CMS Slovakia Partner, CMS Austria
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