Soňa Hanková > CMS > Bratislava, Slovakia > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate/M&A/Real Estate/Employment


Partner, attorney-at-law


Soňa Hanková is a transaction lawyer with over 20 years of experience covering almost all aspects of financial deals. She is skilled at handling cross-border projects that involve multiple legal disciplines.

Soňa is particularly effective at advising clients across the spectrum of commercial transactions, including M&A, IPOs, business transformations and carve-outs, divestments, structuring, negotiations, and executing acquisitions and related competition matters (merger clearance proceedings) as well as offering buy- & sell-side legal due diligence and financial advisory services, and post-transaction assistance with general corporate matters and business operational matters.

Other key areas of competence include real estate transactions encompassing single property acquisitions as well as real estate portfolios, financing, development, construction law and real estate regulatory matters, FIDIC contracts, asset management and leasing.

Additionally, Soňa has broad experience in employment law, assisting with cross-border posting, intragroup management assignments, management remuneration schemes, TUPE employee transfers, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and designing internal policies.

Locally she advises on regulatory matters, compliance issues, litigation, out of court settlements, and protection of clients’ rights in administrative proceedings.


English, Slovak


Member of the Slovak Bar Association


  • 2001 – Master of Law degree (title Mgr.), Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 2000-2001 – Participated in the Joint European Program – European Integration and Internationalization at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Lawyer Rankings

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Slovakia > Employment

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.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction

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.