Firm Profile > Dentons > Bratislava, Slovakia


Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Dentons is equally strong acting for borrowers and lenders in complex banking and finance, regulatory and capital markets mandates. Its team includes Stanislava Valientová, who has 15 years of experience in this space. Marcell Clark is active in major real estate finance transactions and restructurings in central and eastern Europe (CEE), as well as southeast Europe. Peter Kubina handles a mix of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, and he is also active in debt capital markets matters. Counsel Patricia Gossányiová and senior associate Petra Štrbová are also key figures.

Practice head(s):

Peter Kubina; Stanislava Valientová


The firm has always provided service of the highest level of quality

Stanislava Valientová is a perfect leader for complex transactions, is patient during long term negotiations and has a positive mood and sense of humour

Peter Kubina has excellent negotiation skills and the ability to provide complex structures as well as quick alternative solutions

Peter Kubina stands out as a great leader and coordinator

Patricia Gossányiová stands out with a pro-active and flexible approach

Stanislava Valientová is the best real estate finance lawyer on the market

I appreciate all of the aspects of the firm’s legal services, especially, the accuracy, quality, speed, excellent communication and informal attitude to the clients

Key clients

Tatra banka (Raiffeisen Group)

Penta Investments

Slovenská sporiteľňa (ERSTE Group)


Československá obchodná banka (KBC Group)

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, Bratislava Branch

HB Reavis

Komerční banka, (Société Générale Group) – Bratislava Branch

Všeobecná úverová banka (a member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group)

Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG

VTB Bank (Europe) SE

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Dentons' practice is jointly led by recently promoted partner Daniel Lipšic, who is experienced in criminal defence work, and civil litigation and arbitration expert Peter Kubina. Juraj Gyárfáš, who demonstrates strong capabilities in corporate disputes and competition-related matters, joined from Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o..

Practice head(s):

Peter Kubina; Daniel Lipšic


Peter Kubina is a calm and humble legal specialist

Daniel Lipšic is the best lawyer one can get in Slovakia in the field of criminal defense; his experience, knowledge and good estimates increase the chances significantly

The team is commended for its high levels of professionalism

Key clients

Tatra banka, a.s.


Inžinierske stavby, a.s.

ESET, spol. s r.o.

Markíza – Slovakia


Universal spa

UniCredit Leasing Slovakia, a.s.

Eco Invest

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Dentons is active in high-profile real estate transactions, and it also undertakes real estate finance tranactions for lenders and borrowers. On the contentious side, real estate and construction disputes are a key strength. Elsewhere, the team is knowledgeable about asset management and leasing issues. Marcell Clark and Peter Kubina are recommended, as is managing counsel Martin Mendel. The group was bolstered in 2019 by the arrival of Juraj Gyárfáš from Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o..

Practice head(s):

Peter Kubina


Martin Mendel is excellent in acquisitions or other M&A

The firm delivers very good work; it delivers what is promised on time. Very good business acumen, which is driven by extensive experience

Peter Kubina has strong finance experience

Key clients

YIT Slovakia

HB Reavis

Tatra banka (a member of the Raiffeisen Group)

Všeobecná úverová banka (Member of Intesa SanPaolo Group)

CNIC Corporation Limited



Nike Retail


Daubert Cromwell


COLAS Slovakia

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Dentons offers extensive coverage of the CEE and CIS regions, and regularly works in tandem with its Prague office to handle corporate and M&A instructions for clients on both the buy and sell sides. The Bratislava team has a strong track record in advising international clients on their entry into the Slovak market. It handles a mix of transactional and day-to-day support. Zuzana Šimeková is knowledgeable about competition issues related to M&A. The team has recently been bolstered by the arrival of Juraj Gyárfáš from Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o. in 2019. Counsels Katarina Pecnová and Martin Mendel are also recommended. Jan Procházka oversees the team.

Practice head(s):

Jan Procházka


Martin Mendel has extensive experience of the transactions that we do and is able to apply it to non-standard situations

Key clients



Tatra Asset Management (TAM)

HB Reavis

Auria Group

Syntaxis Capital

COLAS Slovakia, a.s.

Stadler Rail Management

Czechoslovak Group (CSG)

Nissei Plastic

Employment Tier 2

The employment department at Dentons regularly works with the corporate team to advise on the employment aspects of transactions. The firm's sizeable global footprint makes it a strong choice for international clients. It also provides support to clients on a range of employment issues, such as data protection, whistleblowing, dismissals and reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Peter Kubina; Katarína Pecnová

Key clients


Keyence International Belgium NV/SA

CK Holdings Col., Ltd.

Mars SR

Merck & Co.

Transparency International

Mevis Slovakia, s.r.o.

Daubert Cromwell Branch

Tribune Media Co

Nike Retail B.V.

Faurecia S.A

The firm: Dentons’ legal team has been active in the Slovak market since 1993. Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognised by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which they live and work.

Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size.

Areas of practice: Dentons’ lawyers and professionals provide services in the following practice disciplines and industry sectors:

Banking and finance: Dentons covers every aspect of banking and capital markets transactions in the world’s leading financial centres. Dentons helps clients access and invest new sources of capital, develop and use financial products, structure financing transactions, comply with regulations, respond to investigations and resolve disputes..

Competition and antitrust: Dentons provides legal advice and judicial assistance in all aspects of national and EU competition law, consumer law, state aid, tender procedures and regulatory issues. Clients receive tailored, industry-focused advice on complex litigation, investigations by competition authorities, merger control, competition compliance, or commercial arrangements.

Corporate and M&A: Dentons provides clients with comprehensive legal advice on public and private M&A, joint ventures, corporate finance, private equity, disposals, corporate restructurings, and general commercial, antitrust and corporate governance issues.

Litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration: Dentons’ highly reputable Litigation and Dispute Resolution lawyers are particularly well known for helping clients resolve disputes in energy, construction and engineering, banking, restructuring and insolvency, life sciences and retail. The team is also highly experienced in EU trade disputes, investigations and international arbitration.

Energy: with one of the world’s leading energy practices, Dentons guides clients on strategy, market entry, transactions, regulatory issues and dispute resolution. Its clients include oil majors, independents, distributors, power generators and utilities, financial institutions, public entities and large customers, new energy and old..

Real estate: Dentons’ real estate practice is the largest in the world. It advises real estate owners, investors and lenders on some of the most complex development, acquisition, disposition, debt and equity transactions in today’s market.

Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy: Dentons’ teams formulate strategies for trustees, bondholders, investors, traders, debtors, creditors and creditor committees around the world as they pursue claims for clients through negotiation and litigation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Peter Kubina
Litigation and dispute resolution Peter Kubina
Banking and finance, capital markets Peter Kubina
Banking and finance, capital markets Stanislava Valientova
Competition and antitrust Zuzana Simekova
Corporate and M&A Zuzana Šimeková
Life sciences and healthcare Zuzana Simekova
Corporate and M&A Juraj Gyárfáš
Litigation and dispute resolution Daniel Lipsic
Banking and finance Marcell Clark
Banking and finance, capital markets Patricia Gossányiová
Corporate and M&A Katarina Pecnova
Arbitration Martin Mendel
Real estate Martin Mendel
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Zuzana Šimeková  photo Ms Zuzana Šimeková
 Petra Štrbová  photo Petra Štrbová
 Jozef Buday photo Jozef Buday
Mr Marcell Clark  photo Mr Marcell Clark
Ms Patricia Gossányiová  photo Ms Patricia Gossányiová
 Juraj Gyárfáš  photo Juraj Gyárfáš
 Miroslava Ješíková  photo Miroslava Ješíková
Mr Peter Kubina  photo Mr Peter Kubina
Mr Daniel Lipšic  photo Mr Daniel Lipšic
 Martin Manina  photo Martin Manina
Mr Martin Mendel  photo Mr Martin Mendel
 Linda Mendelová  photo Linda Mendelová
 Tatiana Mergešová  photo Tatiana Mergešová
 Peter Panek  photo Peter Panek
Ms Katarína Pecnová  photo Ms Katarína Pecnová
 Katarína Slezáková  photo Katarína Slezáková
Ms Stanislava Valientová  photo Ms Stanislava Valientová
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