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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

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd on the acquisition of five former SABMiller businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, which was the largest acquisition of a foreign beer operation by a Japanese brewer.
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Systems, Inc. on the acquisition of Slovakia-based Sli.do technology company, that provides audience engagement platform that enables real-time feedback and insight before, during and after any meeting or event via dynamic polls, Q&A, quizzes, word clouds, surveys and more.
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.
Epic Games, Inc.

Epic Games, Inc.

Epic Games, Inc. on the acquisition of Capturing Reality s.r.o. (CR) for USD 60 million, from the individual founders of CR. CR is developing a state-of-the-art photogrammetry software tool - RealityCapture, currently the fastest solution on the market enabling automatic creation of virtual reality scenes, textured 3D meshes, orthographic projections, geo-referenced maps and much more from images and/or laser scans.
Infracapital

Infracapital

Infracapital, the infrastructure investment arm of M&G Investments and one of the largest European infrastructure investment funds, on the acquisition of the CEE utility group GGE, an operator of a number  of combined heat and power plants, district heating networks and producer and supplier of heat, electricity and gas.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets on the acquisition of a 30% stake in EP Infrastructure, a portfolio of infrastructure assets in Slovakia and Czech Republic from EPH.
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.
Západoslovenská distribučná, a.s. and Východoslovenská distribučná, a.s.

Západoslovenská distribučná, a.s. and Východoslovenská distribučná, a.s.

We are representing electricity distribution companies Zapadoslovenská distribučná, a.s. (ZSD) and Východoslovenská distribučná, a.s. (VSD) in a large number of disputes concerning energy regulation in Slovakia including, in particular, in relation to recent significant interventions of the regulatory authority in the business of the ZSE Group and the VSE Group. In particular, we are representing ZSD and VSD in numerous court disputes where the producers of electricity from renewable sources are claiming reimbursement of a regulatory tariff called the “G-tariff”. The G-tariff is a tariff for access to the distribution grid, which was challenged by the renewable electricity producers before the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic, resulting in a number of disputes between the electricity producers and the distribution network operators who collect the tariff on behalf of the State.

Zero Bypass Limited

Zero Bypass Limited

We represent Zero Bypass Limited, a concessionaire in the D4R7 highway project, in the biggest construction arbitration which has ever taken place in Slovakia, arising out of the delay of the project and related time extension and cost increase. The dispute concerns a complex interplay between matters of delay, quantum and impaired financial cash flows. This is an ICC arbitration seated in Vienna.

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News and insights

Heap of medical pills in white, blue and other colors. Pills in plastic package. Concept of healthcare and medicine.

Blog Post: 07 September 2022

Market access for innovations made easier in Slovakia

On 1 August 2022, a crucial amendment to Act No. 363/2011 Coll. on the scope and conditions of the reimbursement of medicinal products, medical devices and dietetic foods under public health insurance…

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Publications: 21 July 2022

Gender diversity on corporate boards

What to expect from the new EU Women on Boards Directive, including the practical changes for your management structure and the impact on the national legislation of each Member State.

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Publications: 19 April 2022

Ten years of the vertical block exemption regulation in CEE

The updated EU Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (the VBER) and the associated Vertical Guidelines (the VGL) are due to be published soon, just before their current counterparts expire at the end of…

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Publications: 08 September 2021

A&O contributes to the first edition of GAR’s The Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration

Global Arbitration Review has recently published the first edition of The Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration. Martin Magál, who heads A&O’s dispute resolution practice in Slovakia and in…

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