Chambers Europe

Dispute Resolution, Band 1       


„Rising in the rankings, the active team at this reputable local firm represents clients in Slovak courts and before arbitration tribunals. It has special expertise in IP, unfair competition and defamation disputes, and also handles arbitration proceedings and enforcement of judgments awarded in foreign courts. Highlights include acting for Petit Press in numerous freedom of speech cases and successfully representing a group of 43 plaintiffs at the Supreme Court in a public interest case relating to the location of a waste dump near Bratislava.“


„Key lawyer Tomáš Kamenec is known for his experience in media law disputes. "He understands our business and the processes involved," reported one client.“



Firm (Band 1):

„This "strong and experienced" domestic player is considered "one of the best in the country for employment law." The team typically assists multinational clients, recently advising Merck on employee relations, including employment of non-Slovaks and residence permits. Similarly, CEVA Logistics instructed the firm on all aspects of employment law, including termination of contracts, employee transfer, and labour agreements.“

Individual (Band 2):

„The "multi-skilled" Tomáš Kamenec is a leading light at the firm and wins praise for his highly effective handling of employment disputes.“


Intellectual Property, Band 2    


„This well-organized local outfit covers a range of IP maters, and is particularly well regarded for media work. The team advised production companies Farbyka and D.N.A. on the production of films and television programmes. Other work has included handling trade mark registration matters for clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Europe.“


„Tomáš Kamenec deals with IP, IT and media issues. He wins praise for his regulatory know-how and dedicated approach.“


Corporate / M&A, Band 2         


„This large, full-service firm is a strong player on the Slovakian market. The "dynamic, creative and solution-oriented" team attracts German and Austrian investors and acts as local counsel to foreign law firms. Additionally, it represents domestic clients from various sectors. Known for its strength in M&A, the team also has a good reputation for day-to-day corporate work. "They're experienced lawyers with a good portfolio," say peers. The team advised the Matador Group on the transfer of its ownership interest in Continental Matador Rubber. It also acted for DRICON Managing Consultants on the acquisition of all shares in a Slovakian manufacturer of aluminium components. Other clients include Merck, Rieker Holding AG Group and Eissmann Automotive Slovensko. Commentators say the firm provides good value for the money.“


„Managing partner Pavol Blahušiak lead the corporate/M&A department and is said to be the lawyer "who does most of the landmark work at the firm.“


Competition / Antitrust

Firm (Band 2):

„With over 20 lawyers, this firm offers services across a broad range of practice areas, and receives particular praise in the field of competition/antitrust. The outfit regularly provides advice to domestic and international clients, who appreciate its detailed knowledge of Slovak regulation. Merck recently instructed the team on various matters, including competition law queries arising from the revision of contracts with business partners. The firm advised both SAP Slovensko Petit Press on a number of antitrust issues.“

Individual (Band 3):

„Tomáš Kamenec is an important member of the competition department, recognised for his knowledge of the media industry and for his dispute resolution skills.“


Real Estate, Band 3      


„This five-strong group has a fine reputation in the local market, and also attracts international clients. The team advised Tesco on the development of land adjacent to stores across the country. It also assisted Photon Energy with various solar power plant projects, and advised Eni on agreements on service stations.“


„Eduard Winkler leads the real estate department and wins praise for his negotiation skills.“