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.
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank AG
Epic Games, Inc.
Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
Slovenské elektrárne, a.s.
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.
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
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
Publications: 21 July 2022
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.
Publications: 19 April 2022
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…
Publications: 08 September 2021
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…
Publications: 04 August 2021
Allen & Overy held its 7th Annual CEE Finance Workshop bringing together experts from across the region for an online discussion on the latest loan market trends in CEE. The latest data shows the…
They display great understanding not only of the legal part of the issues but also of the business and operational implications. They always provide additional value.
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They are the best on the market and have experts in the areas we need.
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Diverse team of local and English-qualified lawyers who are consistently able to deliver results for us.
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