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.
BNP Paribas Fortis
Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank AG
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.
Smurfit Kappa Group
Telefónica O2 Slovakia, s.r.o
Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s.
News & insights
News: 25 NOVEMBER 2019
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.Read more
Publications: 25 SEPTEMBER 2019
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.Read more
Publications: 17 APRIL 2019
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.Read more
Publications: 30 MARCH 2018
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) delivered its judgment in Case C-284/16, Slovakia Republic v Achmea B.V., declaring that the investor-State arbitration provision in the bilateral investment treaty between The Netherlands and Slovakia (the BIT) is incompatible with EU law. The Court did not follow the Advocate General’s Opinion issued on 19 September 2017, which reached the opposite conclusion. This was previously reported on here.Read more
These lawyers are very business-oriented and solution-driven, focusing on key matters and not getting obsessed with technical detail. The team indicates the important points, which we are then able to take on board.
Chambers Europe 2016
Whenever we face an exceptionally complex or high-risk matter, involving numerous areas of expertise, we call this firm.
Chambers Europe 2016
International Law Firm of the Year
Slovak Law Firm of the Year Awards 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017