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Our experience

 

We have highlighted below a selection of recent key deals and cases. You can also download our Slovakia brochure for a full breakdown of our experience. 

Slovenské elektrárne, a.s.

Slovenské elektrárne, a.s. on the completion of units 3 and 4 of the Mochovce Nuclear Power Plant.
We advised on the key supplier contracts, including nuclear island supplier contracts, conventional island supplier contracts and templates (ie civil works, supply only, supply and erection and erection only), the EPCM contract and various other contracts. The estimated volume of investment for the project amounts to EUR2.8 billion, which makes it the largest investment by a private investor in the history of Slovakia.

Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank AG

Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank AG on the sale of its majority stake in Dexia banka Slovensko to Penta Investments, a leading Central European private equity fund.

Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s.

Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s. in relation to a courtordered restructuring of STD Donivo, a leading private equity-owned transportation company. This was one of the most significant restructuring cases in Slovakia in 2009/2010 in terms of the size of banks’ exposures.

Smurfit Kappa Group

Smurfit Kappa Group on the closure of its paper mill in Štúrovo. This project included extensive advice on corporate, tax, environmental and labour law issues. Our team advised on the mass dismissal of over 700 employees, prepared and implemented the delisting of the local subsidiary from the Bratislava Stock Exchange and defended it against various litigations and other hostile moves initiated by minority shareholders. We also advised on the validity of environmental licences and the continuous obligations applicable following the closure.

European Commission

European Commission in connection with the Calcium Carbide cartel. We advised the EC on the enforcement of the Commission decision in imposing the highest fine ever imposed on a Slovak company, Novácke chemické závody, a.s. v konkurze (in bankruptcy), for its involvement in a cartel agreement. The transaction also involved a series of litigations relating to the imposition of cartel fines on, and the bankruptcy of, Novácke chemické závody, a.s.

Slovintegra, a.s.

Slovintegra, a.s. in relation to numerous disputes being heard at general and arbitration courts in Slovakia in relation to their energy joint venture.

BNP Paribas Fortis

BNP Paribas Fortis on the financing of construction of a 58MW combined-cycle gas-fired power plant in Bratislava by PPC Energy, a.s. consisting of an export credit facility for the financing of technology backed by the ECGD (UK export credit agency) and an investment credit facility for the financing of other project costs backed by EGAP (Czech export credit insurance agency). The transaction also involved an intercreditor agreement with mechanisms for sharing of security between the lenders of the two facilities.

Telefónica O2 Slovakia, s.r.o

Telefónica O2 Slovakia, s.r.o. in connection with the establishment of the first MVNO Tesco Mobile jointventure with Tesco Stores, a.s. We advised Telefónica on various aspects of the building up of its Slovak business as the third licensed mobile phone operator, and continue to advise it in relation to corporate, regulatory, competition and litigation matters.

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