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Slovakia

Operating from a dedicated office in Bratislava, we are an established leader in the Slovak legal market and a practice of choice.

Our reputation in the country is built on the blend of global and local knowledge we offer, combined with high-quality services and commitment.

Known for our international expertise and detailed knowledge of the local legal and business environment, we act for a wide range of Slovak and multinational clients and play a leading role in complex transactions.

Among others, we advise both local and international financial institutions as well as energy, telecoms and media companies in the Slovak Republic.

Our dedicated team of lawyers has a particular expertise in the areas of corporate and M&A, banking and finance, regulatory and compliance, employment, antitrust/competition, restructuring and dispute resolution law.

We value the stable relationships we enjoy with clients in the Slovak market and aim to help them achieve their business goals through the highest standards of legal services and advice. 

Our experience

BNP Paribas Fortis

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.
Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank AG

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.
European Commission

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.
Slovenské elektrárne, a.s.

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.
Slovintegra, 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.
Smurfit Kappa Group

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.
Telefónica O2 Slovakia, s.r.o

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.
Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s.

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.

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News & insights

News: 25 NOVEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy advised Všeobecná úverová banka on the sale and leaseback of a large real estate portfolio

Allen & Overy has announced that the sale and leaseback of Všeobecná úverová banka's (VÚB)'s real estate portfolio was successfully signed on 12 June 2019 and closed on 7 October 2019. Post-closing works will continue during 2020.

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News: 04 OCTOBER 2019

In less than one year, Allen & Overy has helped major Slovak banks to shape the Slovak covered bond market

Allen & Overy’s Capital Markets team in Bratislava (Renátus Kollár, Peter Jedinák, Róbert Vícen, Ján Deset and Marek Bojkovský) is delighted to have acted on all Slovak covered bonds transactions to date. 

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Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019

Changes are needed to EU Law so declarations of non-infringement of EUTMS and Community designs are available across the EU: an A&O survey

A more detailed version of this article was first published in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (Volume 14, Issue 10, pages 754-760)on 20 September 2019 and can be found here.

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2019

Analysing the impact of the AIFM Directive

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will have a major impact on the asset management sector as it regulates alternative investment fund managers who market or manage funds in Europe targeted at professional investors. With the rapid growth in alternative investment funds focussed on a wider range of asset classes the AIFMD heralds increased regulatory scrutiny on the sector.

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