Chambers Europe

Dispute Resolution, Band 2

The disputes resolution practice at Paul Q is respected for its strength in media disputes concerning freedom of speech, defamation and libel. Clients also benefit from the firm's expertise in trade mark, unfair competition and insurance disputes. Copyright and real estate litigation is also handled by the team.


One source describes Paul Q as a "very good law firm, and the team has interesting cases focused on personal property rights. I like the lawyers there, and the work is of great quality."

Work highlights

Represents MARKÍZA in a promissory note dispute valued at EUR60 million as well as various freedom of speech disputes including challenging the broadcasting regulator's decisions in front of the Supreme Court.

Notable practitioners

Tomáš Kamenec is one of Slovakia's leading litigators with particular expertise in freedom of speech and media as well as competition law-related mandates. "He is a bright mind and very good in media and publishing disputes - one of the best in the Slovak market," endorses a source. 


Intellectual Property, Band 3

Paul Q is best known for advising clients in the media and technology sectors. The law firm assists with various aspects of intellectual property, including copyright and trade mark matters and unfair competition. The team's capabilities also include licensing and advertising issues. It has further expertise in representing clients in related litigation.

Work highlights

Advises Markíza on several IP mandates, including licensing and drafting of contracts with artists and other parties.

Notable practitioners

Tomáš Kamenec is best known for representing clients from the media industry on a range of IP matters. He is especially noted for his work on licensing, copyright and advertising matters.


Employment, Band 3

Paul Q advises several large clients from the pharmaceutical, automotive and steel industries on a range of employment matters including day-to-day advice as well as collective bargaining agreements. Its further areas of expertise include outsourcing, terminations and regulatory advice.

Work highlights

Assisted FCA with a range of employment matters including employee terminations.

Notable practitioners

Boris Brhlovič is a key contact for the practice.


Corporate/M&A, Band 3

Paul Q is reputed for providing corporate advice to established local clients. The services offered include M&A advice, transaction structuring, due diligence and day-to-day corporate assistance. The law firm acts for clients from a range of industries including automotive, construction, pharmaceuticals and media.

Work highlights

Advised Aldente Group on the reorganisation of its business structure.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Pavol Blahušiak represents clients in market entry, acquisition and disposal mandates, as well as corporate reorganisations and day-to-day corporate matters.


Restructuring/Insolvency, Band 3

The law firm Paul Q is well placed to handle a variety of restructuring and insolvency mandates. Its team often advises creditors on the enforcement of claims pertaining to bankruptcy proceedings. In addition, Paul Q assists with the reorganisation of debt portfolios. The firm is often instructed by clients from the manufacturing, insurance and real estate sectors.

Work highlights

Represented Edenred Slovakia in the enforcement of its claims, including collaterals, pertaining to various bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Eduard Winkler and Pavol Blahušiak are key contacts for clients.


Real Estate, Band 4

Paul Q's real estate team advises on the acquisition and sale of commercial, residential and leisure properties as well as land. It also assists with leasing agreements and construction litigation cases. Its clientele includes international and domestic developers, banks and state authorities.

Notable practitioners

Eduard Winkler and Boris Brhlovič are key contacts at the firm.