Dispute Resolution, Band 2
"Experienced litigation team with a notable focus on media disputes concerning freedom of speech, defamation and libel. Regularly acts on cases relating to unfair competition, public procurement and competition issues. Also assists with regulatory disputes in the energy and telecommunication sectors."
One impressed client states: "They have really good know-how in the media sector and their disputes team has great experience."
"Tomáš Kamenec is a market-leading disputes specialist primarily focused on the media industry. He represents broadcasters and publishing houses in disputes concerning public procurement, libel, employment and regulatory matters. Esteemed clients say: "He provides a high-level service and has a great perspective of our business.""
Employment, Band 2
"Established local team experienced in advising several large clients from the pharmaceutical, automotive and food industries on a range of employment matters including day-to-day advice as well as collective bargaining agreements. Often assists with outsourcing, terminations and regulatory advice. Also active on contentious matters relating to professional misconduct and dismissals in addition to disciplinary matters."
One source highlights the firm's "experienced lawyers and very strong partner-level practitioners."
"Boris Brhlovič is a key contact at the firm."
Intellectual Property, Band 2
"Best known for its work in the media and broadcasting industries, advising on licensing and copyright issues, often in connection with advertising. Further offers expertise in related litigation. Also acts for a range of clients, including technology, media and cosmetic producers on trade mark matters and unfair competition."
"Tomáš Kamenec is a "brilliant lawyer," according to interviewees, who highlight his particular strength in the media sector. He acts on a range of copyright, licensing and advertising mandates."
Corporate/M&A, Band 3
"Reputed for providing corporate advice to established local clients. Services offered include M&A advice, structuring, due diligence and day-to-day corporate assistance. Acts for clients from a range of industries, such as energy, construction, pharmaceuticals and media."
"I really appreciate their work and our cooperation is very friendly," one client reports about the practitioners, adding that "they can offer legal advice from a business point of view."
Another source observes that the team is "very dedicated to M&A processes and negotiations."
"Managing partner Pavol Blahušiak represents private and public clients alike. His expertise includes privatisations, transactions and restructuring mandates. Interviewees describe him as a "seasoned veteran."
Restructuring/Insolvency, Band 3
"Advises creditors on all types of debt collection activities and other creditor services. Also assists with restructuring of companies in financial difficulties and receives trustee appointments. Clients hail from a wide variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing, real estate and automotive."
"Eduard Winkler is a key contact for clients."
Real Estate, Band 4
"Respected real estate team with a strong focus on residential development projects as well as residential and commercial leasing matters. Represents clients in related disputes, complemented by a reputable dispute resolution practice that capably handles land ownership and contractor disputes. Wide-ranging client roster includes companies from the automotive and retail sectors, as well as developers."
Market commentators point out that the team consists of “smart lawyers who are very keen to achieve the goal of transactions.”
"Eduard Winkler and Boris Brhlovič are key contacts at the firm."