Our law firm provided professional legal advice to a wide range of domestic as well as foreign clients, from local entrepreneurs to multinational corporations, operating in the territory of the Slovak Republic in various branches of economy, industry, banking and finance, advertising and marketing, trade, as well as agriculture and services. We also advised domestic and foreign natural persons on matters concerning inheritance law, including representation of such persons before the courts in cases concerning recovery of their legitimate property claims, matters concerning real estate law and construction law as well as on matters involving the health detriment of patients caused by wrongful provision of healthcare.
Below we would like to name few of our clients as well as present our key legal expertise and provide examples of legal matters and transactions on which our law firm has advised.
Advising one of the subsidiaries of the leading Swiss investment fund operating in the field of real estate and finance
Providing a long-term complex legal assistance related to business activities of the company. The most important matters on which we advised in the past include legal advice on the local legal matters of the foundation and establishment of the business company, increase and reducing of the registered capital, execution of appropriate due diligence in connection with the acquisition of real estate and the assessment of existing risks, drafting of necessary contractual documentation in connection with the acquisition of ownership of real estate as well as providing for registration of the property rights with the Real estate cadastre. Currently we advise on matters concerning negotiation of contracts on the lease of the non-residential premises, drafting of contracts on the technical administration of the buildings, termination of lease, recovery of debts as well as asserting of claims for damages.
Advising an important Slovak business company that is one of the subsidiaries of the German global leader in the chemical distribution market
Providing a long-term complex legal assistance related to business activities of the company. Our firm has been involved in a number of standard and non-standard corporate matters and procedures, such as advising on local legal matters of the establishment and operation of a local subsidiary, preparation of contractual documentation required for merger of business companies, increase of the registered capital, advising on matters of capitalization of receivables, providing for necessary corporate changes and their registration with the Commercial register, advising on acquisition and purchase of real estates as well as providing of a complex legal service connected with debt recovery including representation of the client in bankruptcy and restructuring proceeding of its debtors. We also regularly advise the client on the employment law matters, including drafting of employment contracts, working regulations and other intern employment acts and represent the client as employer in negotiations of conclusion of a collective agreement with the competent trade union body. Besides the above, our firm also provides legal analyses and legal opinions concerning the damage claims, general business legal assistance and advices on matters connected with personal data protection.
Advising a core foreign bank specializing in provision of financial services to medium-sized companies
Performing legal audit in connection with securing receivables of the financing bank as well as assessing of their enforceability, advising on security instruments under Slovak law and drafting of required documentation (in particular agreements on establishment of the pledge over ownership interests, real estate, receivables, movables), including the registration of the concerned pledge with the competent Commercial register and the Notarial central registry of pledges as well as with the competent Real estate cadastre.
Advising a major German investor specializing in commercial vehicle trade
Advising on the acquisition of 100% business share in a Slovak business company, including execution of an in-depth legal audit and provision of analysis concerning the specifications of the business activities carried out by the client and drafting of necessary transaction documentation, as well as regulations of the legal relationship between the company and its managing director and drafting of templates of employments contracts.
Advising a successful UK investor specializing in the automotive industry
Comprehensive legal advice on requirements of entering the Slovak market as well as specifications of the business to be carried out by the client, preparation of legal documentation for establishment of a company, negotiating the contract on lease of non-residential premises and provision of legal advice on all permits required for starting the production.
Advising a leading German farmer and seller of agricultural crops
Providing comprehensive legal advice on the sale of agricultural land in connection with the sale of agricultural farms as well as drafting of all necessary contractual documentation and provision of advice on all necessary permits and compliance with the necessary approval processes required for the realization of the planned transaction.
Advising and representing a subsidiary of a successful German investor specializing in the automotive industry
Comprehensive legal advice on requirements of entering the Slovak market and preparation of legal documents required for the foundation of a local subsidiary, the purchase of real estate and the provision of legal advice on all permits required for starting the production, provision of legal advice on matters concerning commercial and employment law, as well as successful representation of the company before the arbitration tribunal.
Advising a prominent American language education company
Provision of complex legal advice and preparation of all necessary legal documents related to the sale of the enterprise of the client.
Advising an Austrian investor that is one of the leading wholesalers of commercial vehicle parts in Europe
Advising on acquisition of a majority business share in a Slovak business company and provision of analyses concerning the specifications of this transaction as well as of advice in matters of general commercial law agenda.
Advising and representation of an Austrian publisher of traditional periodical in the Slovak Republic
Comprehensive legal advice particularly in the area of commercial law as well as unfair competition. Preparation of contract documentation regarding the transfer of publishing rights and the registration of the trademark and successful representation of the client before the courts.
Advising and representation of one of the key players in Slovakia in the field of outdoor advertising market
Comprehensive legal advice particularly in the area of commercial law, employment law, real estate law, civil law as well as successful representation of the company in complicated lawsuits.
Advising a subsidiary of a leading Austrian manufacturer of surface treatment systems
Provision of a long-term complex legal assistance related to the local subsidiary’s business activities in Slovakia, particularly in the field of commercial law, real estate law and employment law.
Advising an Austrian subsidiary of the leading Italian producer of spirits, own herbal liqueurs and blended aperitifs
Provision of legal advice related to the company’s business activities in Slovakia particularly in the field of business law and consumer law.
Advising a subsidiary of a leading Dutch company specializing in the rental of construction machinery
Comprehensive legal advice on requirements of entering the Slovak market and preparation of necessary legal documents regarding the foundation of the company, advising on all requirements, permits and certificates required for carrying out the client’s business as well as advising on the matters concerning rental law, employment law and complex legal service connected with debt recovery.
Representation of foreign as well as domestic clients
Performance of an authorized person for clients that are public sector partners, in accordance with the Act No. 315/2016 Coll. on the register of public sector partners.
Medical law matters
Successful representation of numerous natural persons in proceedings regarding their claims for compensation of damage to their health and compensation for non-pecuniary loss caused as a result of an improper healthcare provision. Our law firm has successfully recovered the reimbursement for damage of our clients’ health and their non-pecuniary loss from the responsible healthcare providers, and this based on out-of-court settlements as well as in proceedings before the courts.
We represented clients in inheritance proceedings involving the inheritance of real estate, funds, business interests, specific types of movable property and have assisted them in resolving various problems related to inheritance proceedings, including finding the way in which individual claims of heirs can be settled, representation in disputes over right to claim an inheritance, as well representation in communication with banks, other financial institutions and various state authorities.
We provided comprehensive legal advice to foreign clients – heirs of Slovak citizens or citizens of foreign states owning property in the Slovak Republic and we assisted them at every stage of the inheritance proceedings before the competent Slovak court or notary. We advised clients, among others, on assessing the validity of the will, the legality of the actions taken by the inheritance administrator, determining the value of the inheritance and we helped them draft the inheritance agreement and find the method of settling the claims of the creditors of the deceased.
We cooperated with foreign colleagues in resolving partial issues concerning the inheritance of property located in the territory of the Slovak Republic within the inheritance proceedings led before foreign courts or notaries, as well as in assessing the applicable law and jurisdiction in specific cases containing a foreign element.
Marriage and family law matters
We provided legal advice to clients in divorce proceedings, including the divorce of a marriage with minor children, in which we helped the spouses find a mutually acceptable way of regulation their rights to their minor children.
We also assisted clients in resolving their property disputes, especially with respect to the settlement of the spouses’ tenancy in common. In this respect we helped clients negotiate the agreement on the settlement of the tenancy in common and in cases in which it was not possible to find a solution outside of court we represented the interests of our clients in court proceedings.
Our effort in family law matters is to find a compromise solution to the dispute, ideally without the need for the involvement of a court that takes into account the individual needs of clients but also remembers the needs and interests of minors, which should always be the highest priority in these types of cases.
Cases concerning real estate matters
We assisted dozens of clients in acquiring ownership of real estate (apartments, non-residential premises, land, including agricultural land, family houses) or their transfer. Our work in this area consists in providing a comprehensive legal service needed to resolve property issues of our clients related to real estate, including in particular reviewing contracts regarding the transfer of ownership of real estate as well as pledge or easement agreements and representation of our clients in the relevant cadastral proceedings.
We successfully represented clients in litigation regarding the determination of their ownership rights to real estate, including specific cases involving real estate confiscated in favour of the state during the communist regime. We have also assisted clients in disputes concerning the settlement of their co-ownership of real estate located in Slovakia and the claims arising out of such co-ownership relationships.