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DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, organizačná zložka
SUCHE MYTO 1
SK-81103 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, o.z. is prominent in transactions involving asset finance, acquisition finance and development finance, and it is also active in restructurings and cross-border reorganisations. In addition, other areas of strength include matters involving structured finance, syndicated loans, bond issues, structured trade and commodity finance. The firm generates mandates from clients such as banks, financial institutions, insurers, borrowers, lenders and private purchasers of debt instruments. The practice is led by Michaela Stessl.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The DLA-Piper team is highly efficient and talented. They have a broad portfolio and the relevant sector expertise, in particular when it comes to real estate projects.’

‘With Michaela Stessl, DLA Piper has a very strong leader of the Bratislava office. She is a skilled negotiator and knows which tactic and strategies lead to successful outcomes.’

‘The team is led by well-known Michaela Stessl, who I appreciate very much in terms of expertise and personal attitude. I can highly recommend her because she is a qualified expert in her field, hand on and very responsive. Based on that she has built a successful platform for DLA Piper in Slovakia consisting of a well qualified team.’

‘DLA Piper is not only a leader on cross-border financing and matters, they also handle large local handles banking, finance and also capital markets matters in the Slovakian matters. They have an extensive international platform, probably one of the best in the region. So when it comes to complex cross-border work they are the go-to firm. The team stands for high quality, always in time and they keep the broader picture in mind. Team leader Michaela Stessl is very well-known but she also has a very talented team.’

‘Michaela Stessl is the go-to-person when it comes to complex finance work in the Slovakian market but also leading on a lot of cross-border mandates. She is very pleasant to work with, highly responsive, profound, and has a large network she can reach out to. She has an impressive track-record in international and local matters alike and is very good in negotiating in favor of her clients.’

‘DLA Piper and Michaela Stessl regularly advise us on a wide range of matters. The firm serves us seamlessly across a number of jurisdictions; we highly value the international network which is one of the best in CEE. Michaela and her team have also very successfully handled many local matters for us. They combine their international strengths very well with their local expertise and that is what we probably value most.’

‘DLA Piper is not only a leader on cross-border financing and matters, they also handle large local handles banking, finance and also capital markets matters in the Slovakian matters. They have an extensive international platform, probably one of the best in the region. So when it comes to complex cross-border work they are the go-to firm. The team stands for high quality, always in time and they keep the broader picture in mind. Team leader Michaela Stessl is very well-known but she also has a very talented team.’

‘Michaela Stessl is the go-to-person when it comes to complex finance work in the Slovakian market but also leading on a lot of cross-border mandates. She is very pleasant to work with, highly responsive, profound, and has a large network she can reach out to. She has an impressive track-record in international and local matters alike and is very good in negotiating in favor of her clients.’

Key clients

Berry Global Group (RPC Group)

WeBuild SpA/ Duha

GMM Pfaudler Limited

United States Steel Corporation

Wipro Limited

UniCredit Bank

Qualcomm Inc.

Unified Post Group

Fortive Corporation

IDEPS GmbH

Constantia Flexibles Holding GmbH

Tate & Lyle plc

Bodycote Slovakia s.r.o.

Tomra Sorting s.r.o.

Yanfeng Luxembourg Automotive

Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerkt GmbH

DS Smith Plc

Brockwell Capital Limited

BMI Group Management UK Ltd.

INC SpA

Bartosek Projektbetreuung Gmbh

UGI Corporation

First Data Corporation

Dover Corporation

Teleflex Incorporated

TSG Interactive Services Ltd

Corneliani SpA

Lampenwelt GmbH

Park County LLC

Rusatom Automated Control Systems

Standard Industries Inc. SHPP B.V.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Given its breadth of local knowledge and international reach’, DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, o.z. is ‘ideally suited to work on cross-border M&A transactions’. The firm also stands out in complex cross-border reorganisations. The practice is led by managing partner Michaela Stessl, who has over 19 years of experience acting for Slovak and international clients on transactions and various issues associated with their operations in Slovakia.

Practice head(s):

Michaela Stessl

Other key lawyers:

Martina Gondova

Testimonials

‘The DLA Piper team has a very good market reputation in Slovakia. They are one of the few international firms who also render solid and reliable local advice. Their international platform is a plus, but we mainly value them for their strong local practice. They are also sector experts and combine corporate law knowledge with solid advice in all negotiations you face.’

‘Michaela Stressl, who heads the Bratislava office, is a highly trusted and valued corporate experts. She has strong negotiation skills and always finds the right tactics, even when the counterparties are challenging. Her legal skills have impressed me in our last project. With Michaela, you always have a trusted advisor at your side.’

‘Our experience with DLA Piper Slovakia is definitely positive, they work with professionalism and punctuality. In particular, they provide a service that is tailored to the needs of the customer, always with a European vision fitting different requirements also due to the territoriality of the issues.’

‘We are followed by Michaela Stessl, Martina Gondova and their team, and we are very satisfied with their work. We appreciate their availability and the way they approach the customer, explaining in details all aspects of their work.’

‘Given its breadth of local knowledge and international reach, the practice is ideally suited to work on cross-border M&A transactions. Fast, efficient and highly professional.’

‘DLA has an impressive track record in international matters. They probably handle more deals than any other firm. With their large international platform, they are involved in many cross-border deals I see in the market. But they also handle local commercial matters and local corporate issues. The team consists of many talented lawyers, but Michaela Stessl stands out as the M&A expert. DLA is always a good choice for solid corporate and M&A advice in Slovakia and globally.’

‘Michaela Stessl is an M&A expert in Slovakia. She can draw on the massive DLA network in international deals but also handles a great amount of local matters with commercial aspects. She keeps calm also in highly intense deal phases and has a very structured approach. I would definitely see her in one of the top tiers for corporate and M&A.’

Key clients

Berry Global Group (RPC Group)

WeBuild SpA/ Duha

GMM Pfaudler Limited

United States Steel Corporation

Wipro Limited

UniCredit Bank

Qualcomm Inc.

Unified Post Group

Fortive Corporation

IDEPS GmbH

Constantia Flexibles Holding GmbH

Tate & Lyle plc

Bodycote Slovakia s.r.o.

Tomra Sorting s.r.o.

Yanfeng Luxembourg Automotive

Gebauer & Griller Kabelwerkt GmbH

DS Smith Plc

Brockwell Capital Limited

BMI Group Management UK Ltd.

INC SpA

Bartosek Projektbetreuung Gmbh

UGI Corporation

First Data Corporation

Dover Corporation

Teleflex Incorporated

TSG Interactive Services Ltd

Corneliani SpA

Lampenwelt GmbH

Park County LLC

Rusatom Automated Control Systems

Standard Industries Inc.

SHPP B.V.

Global co-chairs: Roger Meltzer and Jon Hayes
Co-chief executive officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.

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