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BRATISLAVA
Slovakia

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

In addition to handling the financing of top-end corporate transactions, CMS acts for clients on property finance deals, as well as projects commissioned by international private equity funds and local investors who require loan facilities. Counsel Peter Šimo, who leads the multidisciplinary team, advises clients from sectors such as financial institutions, insurance, real estate, automotive, retail and manufacturing. Another key name in the area is senior associate Zuzana Nikodémová.

Practice head(s):

Peter Šimo

Other key lawyers:

Zuzana Nikodémová; Natalia Janoskova; Sona Hankova

Testimonials

‘CMS RRH Slovakia has provided excellent services in relation to the acquisition and financing of a photovoltaic park in Hungary (headquartered in Slovakia). They provide good value for money and are transparent and open in relation to billing. For a relatively small market this is quite a strong team.’

‘Natalia Janoskova and Sona Hankova certainly stand out; they are always available and find good solutions. I appreciate the hands-on approach.’

‘The team were readily available on short notice, provide succinct, good and practical advice.’

‘Zuzana Nikodemova was a standout. She was extremely responsive and a pleasure to deal with. She was solution driven and highly competent.’

Key clients

Green source

Advent International

HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG

Crowdberry/CB Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Green Source and its subsidiary Solar Partners on the financing of a power plant construction project in CEE via Slovak holding companies.
  • Advising the fund created by Crowdberry, a successful Slovak crowdfunding platform for innovative start-ups (enables private investors to own shares in Slovak and Czech companies), in investing into the company Boataround, provider of biggest online yacht booking platform.
  • Advising HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG on the process of shareholder’s buy-out financing as a part of the development project in Bratislava. This relates to a prominent mixed-use building in central Bratislava.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction Tier 2

CMS’ experience includes complex cross-border property portfolio sales and acquisitions, leasing, construction, development projects and litigation. The practice covers the key sectors of logistics, retail, office, residential, hotels, infrastructure, renewable energy and student accommodation. Michal Huťan is experienced in high-end real estate transactions, notably logistics projects and offices, as well as regulatory matters in the real estate sector. He co-heads the team with Soňa Hanková.

Practice head(s):

Michal Huťan; Soňa Hanková

Other key lawyers:

Dusan Predny; Peter Šimo

Testimonials

‘The entire team across all departments work professionally, providing clients as well as business partners with relevant attention and support.’

‘Dusan Predny – a senior associate in the Real Estate and Energy groups, who at all moments leaves no doubt that he is the right ‘go to’ person, whether issue is of business nature or touches highly specialized topic.’

‘We want to mention Michal Hutan. Michal is a respected practitioner who frequently handles large portfolio acquisitions, real estate due diligence and M&A transactions. Michal is a great negotiator and has vast experience in the real estate field from various prospectives. He really shows his hands-on approach to things on daily basis and with his honesty and professional approach is able to create with every client a strong relationship.’

Key clients

Primark

The Government of Slovakia

Allianz/VGP

HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG

CREOTAX s. r. o

Douglas

HighChem s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising international fast fashion retailors Primark on opening its new flagship store in Bratislava.
  • Advising the Government of Slovakia on the preparation of a tender for the planning, construction, operation and facility management aspects of a prison valued at EUR 100m +.
  • Advised Allianz/VGP on the EUR 166m acquisition of a cross-border logistics portfolio, including a Slovak business park.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

CMS' strong deal execution capabilities come to the fore in complex multijurisdictional CEE transactions, and it also excels in assisting international clients with setting up operations in Slovakia, as well as undertaking public procurement mandates. The firm is known for advising clients in the automotive, real estate, energy, TMT, financial services and private equity sectors. Practice head Petra Čorba Stark is involved in high-profile M&A, innovative corporate restructurings, complex commercial matters, public procurement and state aid matters.

Practice head(s):

Petra Čorba Stark

Testimonials

‘Responsive, listened carefully to our needs.’

‘Petra Corba Stark – Partner practical approach to problem solving.’

Key clients

Electrolux

Arriva

ALPLA Group

Saba Infraestructuras

Primark

Emerson Electric

AIG

Crowdberry/CB Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Electrolux with the carve-out and restructuring of business of Electrolux in Slovakia, which included extensive due diligence, advising on business continuing and minimising risk, employment and data protection issues.
  • Successfully advised Arriva, a multinational public transport company, on a major public transport tender in Slovakia. The estimated value of the contract is approximately €390m.
  • Advised Saba Infraestructuras on the internal restructuring of their operations in Slovakia.

Slovakia > Employment

Soňa Hanková leads the CMS practice after joining from Ernst & Young Law s. r. o. in 2020. She brought with her broad employment experience, including in cross-border postings, management remuneration schemes, TUPE employee transfers and collective bargaining agreements. In 2021 the team continued to expand, with the arrival from PETERKA & PARTNERS of senior associate Pavol Kundrík, who also focuses on the labour and employment field.

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DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and M&A Peter Šimopeter.simo@cms-rrh.com
Corporate and M&A Petra Čorba Starkpetra.corbastark@cms-cmno.com
Corporate and M&A Soňa Hankovásona.hankova@cms-rrh.com
Banking and finance and restructuring Peter Šimopeter.simo@cms-rrh.com
Capital markets Peter Šimosona.hankova@cms-rrh.com
Dispute resolution Soňa Hankovásona.hankova@cms-rrh.com
Compliance Oliver Werneroliver.werner@cms-rrh.com
Employment and pensions Soňa Hankovásona.hankova@cms-rrh.com
Employment and pensions Pavol Kundríkpavol.kundrik@cms-cmno.com
Real estate and construction Michal Huťanmichal.hutan@cms-cmno.com
Real estate and construction Soňa Hankovásona.hankova@cms-rrh.com
Energy and renewables Michal Huťanmichal.hutan@cms-cmno.com
Commercial Petra Čorba Starkpetra.corbastark@cms-cmno.com
Commercial Martina Gavalecmartina.gavalec@cms-rrh.com
Compliance Petra Čorba Starkpetra.corbastark@cms-cmno.com
Infrastructure Peter Šimopeter.simo@cms-rrh.com
Infrastructure Michal Huťanmichal.hutan@cms-cmno.com
Public procurement Soňa Hankovásona.hankova@cms-rrh.com
Banking and finance and restructuring Zuzana Nikodémovázuzana.nikodemova@cms-cmno.com
Capital Markets Petra Čorba Starkpetra.corbastark@cms-cmno.com
IP/IT Martina Gavalecmartina.gavalec@cms-rrh.com
IP/IT Pavol Kundríkpavol.kundrik@cms-cmno.com
Dispute resolution Michal Huťanmichal.hutan@cms-cmno.com
Antitrust and merger control Zuzana Nikodémovázuzana.nikodemova@cms-cmno.com
Antitrust and merger control Soňa Hankovásona.hankova@cms-rrh.com
Energy and renewables Dušan Prednýdusan.predny@cms-cmno.com
Energy and renewables Soňa Hankovásona.hankova@cms-rrh.com
Real estate and construction Dušan Prednýdusan.predny@cms-cmno.com
Public procurement Petra Čorba Starkpetra.corbastark@cms-cmno.com
Banking and finance and restructuring Natália Jánoškovánatalia.janoskova@cms-rrh.com
Waste management Natália Jánoškovánatalia.janoskova@cms-rrh.com
Life sciences Martina Gavalecmartina.gavalec@cms-rrh.com
IP/IT Petra Čorba Starkpetra.corbastark@cms-cmno.com
Public procurement Martin Balážmartin.balaz@cms-cmno.com
Antitrust and merger control Martin Balážmartin.balaz@cms-cmno.com
Compliance Peter Šimopeter.simo@cms-rrh.com
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Soňa Hanková photo Soňa HankováPartner, attorney-at-law
Mag Peter Šimo  photo Mag Peter Šimo Peter Šimo is Of Counsel at CMS in Bratislava, Head of German Desk in…
Peter Šimo  photo Peter Šimo Of Counsel
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