Firm Profile > CMS > Bratislava, Slovakia


Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

The team at CMS regularly collaborates with colleagues in Prague and Vienna to advise leading regional banks, corporate borrowers and private equity investors on cross-border acquisition financing mandates and loan agreements. The firm also regularly advises its clients on restructuring proceedings and various regulatory matters. The practice group is led by Peter Šimo, who has experience of transactions throughout the CEE, and Petra Čorba Stark, who is instructed by various financial services clients.

Practice head(s):

Peter Šimo; Petra Čorba Stark

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Austria AG



Advent International

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The team at CMS is well regarded for its corporate and transactional capabilities in the financial services, real estate, energy, construction and technology sectors, and regularly acts on multi-jurisdictional deals in collaboration with its network of regional offices. It also handles regulatory and compliance mandates for key international finance players, payment services providers and high-profile tech companies. The team is jointly led by transaction specialist Petra Čorba Stark and new managing partner Oliver Werner. Of counsel Peter Šimo continues to advise on local and CEE mandates.

Practice head(s):

Petra Čorba Stark; Peter Šimo; Oliver Werner


‘Team of capable and affable professionals with a wider reach to other jurisdictions where knowledge on specialised topics may be greater.’

‘Petra Čorba Stark comprehends the issue quickly and is willing to deliver her assessment without undue delay and within budget.’

‘Much more flexible when compared to other international law firms in Slovakia in terms of their ability to accept smaller engagements and price competitively.’

‘I worked with Petra Čorba Stark – she was available to discuss and work together anytime it was needed, which is something you do not see at partner level elsewhere.’

Key clients

Thermo Fisher Scientific

KOOPERATIVA Vienna Insurance Group

The Government of Slovakia

Gramercy Europe

American Express

janom cz a.s., JEREMIE Co-Investment Fund, s.r.o.

TPG Europe

Enery Development



Real estate and construction Tier 2

CMS’ deep regional ties ensure that it is acting on a number of cross-border sales and acquisitions for a range of blue-chip companies and large Slovak entities, both public and private. The team is particularly noted for its capability in high-value commercial and logistics transactions, regularly advising on leasing matters and site investments for municipal authorities, renewable energy providers, retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. Michal Huťan and Peter Šimo jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Michal Huťan; Peter Šimo

Key clients

TGP Europe



The Government of Slovakia

KOOPERATIVA poisťovňa a.s., Vienna Insurance Group

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Peter Šimo
Corporate and M&A Milan Cervenka
Banking and finance and restructuring Peter Šimo
Antitrust and merger control Lukáš Makara
Capital markets Peter Šimo
Dispute resolution Milan ?ervenka
IP Lukáš Makara
Employment and pensions Peter Šimo
Employment and pensions Lukáš Makara
Real estate and construction Peter Šimo
Real estate and construction Lukáš Makara
Energy and renewables Lukáš Makara
Commercial Peter Šimo
Commercial Milan ?ervenka
Compliance Peter Šimo
Infrastructure Peter Šimo
Infrastructure Lukáš Makara
Public procurement Peter Šimo
Photo Name Position Profile
 Peter Šimo  photo Peter Šimo Peter Šimo is Of Counsel at CMS in Bratislava, Head of German Desk in…
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