Practice

Corporate

Our team will give you fast, accurate advice and work seamlessly with your people to assist you at every stage of the transactions you undertake. Our team know your sector inside and out – be it industrial (property, construction, manufacturing). The same goes for large companies – be they Slovak or multinational – SMEs and family-run businesses.

Here’s what sets us apart:

Our renowned technical skills – developed through our years of working on major corporate structuring cases, key

extraordinary transactions and corporate litigation.
 

M&A

Listening closely to our clients’ needs, heeding their concerns and understanding their goals lie at the heart of our M&A practice. We will support you with dedicated teams who can handle every aspect of your transaction whatever the timeframe and work hand in hand with your people. We can handle, in addition to environmental and tax issues, any regulatory and public authorisation matters and the most complex compliance matters, including extra-territorial application of foreign laws.

Here’s what sets us apart:

Our experience in the field is backed by lower consultancy costs, more efficient process management, and excellent timekeeping.
 

Commercial contracts

We can give you the best advice on every kind of commercial contract: from complex cases outside of your normal commercial experience to ordinary operations, such as revising existing contracts, drafting and reviewing general sales and purchase conditions for goods. We are adept at working alongside in-house counsel and the people who handle contractual relations: purchasing departments, sales departments, site managers, etc. We aim to create create innovative solutions for your needs.

Here’s what sets us apart:

We have extensive knowledge of your sectors and of the most common contractual issues, thanks to our years of managing due diligence procedures for M&A deals and both domestic and international disputes. Our consultants include members of board of companies active in various sectors, giving us a thorough understanding of the peculiarities of each sector.
 

Restructuring & Insolvency

We aim to deliver the best solutions to debtors, financial institutions and other parties involved in insolvency proceedings. We are aware that we have a very delicate task when working with companies considering how to restructure their debt. Our first consideration is to understand the extent of the insolvency, evaluate the risks involved, outline what legislation has to offer in these situations and, of course, come up with the right solutions.

Here’s what sets us apart:

We provide an all-round service, for whatever needs you have.

Litigation

Regardless of its size and complexity, a commercial dispute has the potential to disrupt a business, requiring the diversion of valuable time and resources. Oftentimes, litigation may well threaten a company’s survival. We meticulously review every matter in order to provide our clients with a clear understanding of the risks, costs and timescales involved in litigating or defending a claim. In addition to assisting larger companies and groups, we also advise smaller businesses and individuals involved in corporate disputes, as well as private clients (often for inheritance disputes).

Here’s what sets us apart:

Litigation is one of our main practice areas, with experience in assisting companies in complex international disputes.
 

EU Law

The greater the drive towards globalization, the greater the need to adapt legislation. European law in particular is now fundamental to the growth of all economic and industrial sectors. It is therefore essential for all businesses to have highly specialist legal support in this area, which is what we offer. Our experience is so vast that we can advise on even the most complex cases of interpreting and implementing EU law in all sectors: from state subsidies to customs regulations, from EU funding to agricultural policy and food safety, and from public tenders to issues in regulated sectors.

Here’s what sets us apart:

Our commitment is to provide outstanding, comprehensive guidance knows no borders, no matter whether you are a company based in or outside the EU, a multinational group, large company or SME (private or state-owned).

Employment

The employment sector has undergone a profound change over the past few years. Dealing with an HR manager, a general counsel or a managing director requires skill to choose the appropriate language for every situation. We will always come up with the most suitable technical, legal and business solutions every time.

Here’s what sets us apart:

We are a “boutique” of employment specialists: we combine attention to detail and legal in-depth analysis with a flair for cutting to the chase.

Tax

Tax matters require careful and expert assessment of both the opportunities and risks. Thanks to our experience, not only in advisory but also in tax disputes, we can help you with international taxation, income taxes, transfer pricing, VAT, M&A, and financial tax matters. We will be right by your side to identify the best tax strategy in your dealings with the tax authorities, in official enquiries and international rulings.

Here’s what sets us apart:

Our team of experts have the same level of specialization as leading boutique firms and are supported by partner firms in other jurisdictions.
 

Sports law

Sports law overlaps with labor law, contract law and competition law. This area of law was established as a separate and important entity only a few decades ago, coinciding with the rise of player-agents and increased media scrutiny of sports law topics.

Here’s what sets us apart:

We are one of the few law firms in Slovakia able to simultaneously advise you on sport law matters and our dedicated team have worked on prominent cases throughout the years.