Peter Šimo  > CMS > Bratislava, Slovakia > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Banking and Finance/Corporate MandA/Real Estate


Of Counsel


Peter Šimo is Of Counsel at CMS in Bratislava, Head of German Desk in Bratislava and a member of the international transaction team. He has a track record of more than fifteen years acting as an advisor to international and local clients in CEE, in particular in the area of Corporate/M&ABanking & Finance and Property transactions

Peter Šimo has advised on several of the most significant corporate and financing transactions in Slovakia and the CEE region, including syndicated financings, mergers & acquisitions, cross-border mergers, private equity deals, corporate restructurings as well as day-to-day banking and corporate matters, regulatory issues and general contract matters (e.g. joint ventures, partnerships and shareholders’ agreements). He advises clients from various sectors including financial institutions, insurances, real estate & construction, automotive, retail and manufacturing business. Peter Šimo also regularly performs overall project management in due diligence exercises.

Peter Šimo is fluent in English, German, Slovak, Czech and has basic knowledge of Russian.

Peter Šimo graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna in 2000 and joined CMS in 2001. He is admitted as attorney to the Chamber of Advocates in Vienna and the Slovak Bar Association since 2006.


English, German, Slovak, Czech


2006 – Admitted to the bar in Austria and Slovakia


2000 – Faculty of Law in Vienna (Mag.iur.)

Lawyer Rankings

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Peter Šimo – CMS

The group at CMS predominantly handles financing transactions, the acquisition of high-value assets by international banks, and loan facilities on projects commissioned by international private equity funds and local investors. Clients benefit from the team’s access to the firm’s global network, enabling it to provide advice on multijurisdictional mandates. Of counsel Peter Šimo heads the team and advises both lenders and borrower on acquisitions, real estate and project financing, and loan servicing as part of M&A transactions. Senior associate Zuzana Nikodémová is also a notable team member and has experience in regulatory matters.