Soňa Hanková > CMS > Bratislava, Slovakia > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate MandA/Real Estate/Employment


Partner, attorney-at-law


Soňa Hanková is a transaction lawyer with over 17 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 > Employment

The team at CMS has a strong connection with the firm’s European offices, and is therefore able to support clients with both local and cross-border mandates. It assists clients with a wide range of relevant matters, including issues relating to individual and collective labour law, as well as EU labour law, anti-discrimination law, and international labour law. It also represents clients before courts and authorities, and in negotiations with trade unions, as well as advising on the impacts of Covid-19. Soňa Hanková leads the team.

Slovakia > Real estate and construction

The real estate and construction team at CMS has notable strengths in handling cross-border property portfolio sales and acquisitions across the region, as well as real estate disputes. Its offering also includes advice on leases for both landlords and tenants, construction and development projects, and construction-related litigation. The group covers a wide range of industries, including logistics, retail, office, residential, hotels, and infrastructure. In the construction space, it assists clients with project inception and procurement ,from state aid, funding, permitting, and building issues, to commissioning and operation. The team is jointly led by Michal Huťan and Soňa Hanková, both of whom are strong transactional lawyers.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The practice at CMS is adept at handling deals and projects in the automotive, real estate, energy, TMT, and financial services industries. Its offering encompasses regional deals, cross-border transactions and acquisitions, establishment of businesses in Slovakia, and general corporate advice, as well as corporate restructurings and public procurement mandates. Soňa Hanková and Michal Huťan are the new joint practice heads, following the departure of Petra Čorba Stark to Havel & Partners in May 2022.