Bratislava

    Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.
    Zochova 5
    811 03 Bratislava
    Slovak Republic
    Business Identification Number: 35874953
    The limited liability company,
    registered in the Commercial Register of the Bratislava I District Court,
    Section: Sro, Insertion No. 30596/B.
    F +421 2 5930 3415

    Our Bratislava office forms part of a strong and long-established Central European practice, which includes offices in Budapest, Prague and Warsaw. Our offices regularly work together on cross border, multijurisdictional transactions for multinational corporations and financial institutions.

    We combine local knowledge with international expertise on complex national and international transactions, regulatory matters and disputes, and work closely on matters involving EU law with our Brussels and other Western European offices. As an adviser to established and emerging Slovak Republic-based and global companies, our office is one of the eminent all-around legal practices in Bratislava.

    Our Regional Expertise

    Established in 1991, as the first US-based practice in Slovakia, our Bratislava team has built a reputation for exceptional service and practical results, highlighted by the awards and recognition received from well-respected legal publications and peers alike. We are regularly recognized as a leader in our respective fields by bodies including The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000 for banking and finance, corporate/M&A and real estate advice.

    Committed to Slovakian Business

    Our participation and membership in various associations, organizations and chambers includes: Czech and Slovak Legal Information Council of Canada; Slovak Canadian Chamber of Commerce; American Chamber of Commerce; British Chamber of Commerce; Central European Corporate Governance Association (CECGA); legislative committee of the Automotive Industry Association of the Slovak Republic (ZAPSR); Institute for Urban Development (IUR); and Investment Support Association (ISA).

    Our partners are regularly invited to attend discussions of the Legislative Council of the Government of the Slovak Republic to represent the extensive membership of the American Chamber of Commerce.

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    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Our international dispute resolution practitioners are leaders representing clients from various industries and the state in bilateral investment treaty arbitration, disputes regarding cancellation of distribution contracts, and compensation for damages. We also represent clients in arbitration proceedings on local level.

    Banking and Finance

    We serve as primary or preferred legal advisers to several leading banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, asset managers and broker-dealers proactively working to resolve legal issues efficiently with outstanding results.

    Bankruptcy and Restructuring

    Our restructuring and insolvency lawyers are recognized for their expertise and success in representing financial institutions, distressed companies, creditors’ committees, investors, and strategic and financial buyers of troubled companies.

    Competition Law

    We offer practical, hands-on guidance and innovative solutions to competition law issues. Our skilled antitrust lawyers counsel clients on business combinations and review distortions of competition law (international cartels, abuse of dominant position, concentration), EU state aid and procurement issues.

    Corporate

    Our corporate lawyers advise large public and private companies, as well as emerging companies. We have extensive experience in all areas of corporate activity including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, initial public offerings and secondary offerings, partnership structures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, and project support.

    Healthcare

    Our lawyers advise on key issues affecting businesses in the healthcare industry, from administrative compliance and accreditation to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and from regulatory matters to third-party reimbursement, and medical staff bylaws.

    Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology

    Our IP team covers the major areas of IP expertise, including patent protection and portfolio strategy; brand protection; trade secrets; commercial agreements; and litigation to enforce IP rights or defend against IP claims, whether in court, before administrative tribunals or in arbitration.

    Labor and Employment

    Our labor and employment lawyers represent employers across the full spectrum of employee-related legal issues and are at the forefront of strategic employment and labor relations issues for our clients. We blend experience with innovation when representing our clients before tribunals, courts and government agencies.

    Litigation

    Our Litigation team is skilled at applying creative and efficient solutions to the complex challenges presented by both local disputes and disputes involving multiple countries and legal systems including out of court settlement.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    We advise on corporate mandates across the spectrum ranging from smaller, more straightforward deals to complex multibillion dollar and multidisciplinary transactions, which are often completed under the most challenging time constraints. We make our collective expertise, gained from handling complex deals for some of the world’s most renowned companies, available to every client.

    Public-Private Partnerships (PPP)

    Our experience includes assisting public and private entities in planning, financing and implementing PPP projects. We advise project sponsors, lenders, investors, contractors and subcontractors, operators, public parties and technical advisers on the full life cycle of PPP projects.

    Real Estate

    We provide comprehensive services to clients engaged in all aspects of real estate transactions, from acquisition, planning and construction through to disposition of properties. We also advise clients on the full range of project management and procurement issues, their documentation and tax implications.

    Telecommunications

    We are experienced in the privatization of state-owned communications companies, establishment of transparent and nondiscriminatory regulatory structures, working with government regulators, and successfully navigating the transition to digital and wireless services.

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    • Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 across 16 categories in eight offices and with 32 individuals recommended 
    • Recognized in Chambers Europe, 2010-14 for banking & finance and corporate/M&A advice, and in 2013-14 editions in a new category, real estate
    • Ranked highly in The Legal 500 EMEA for banking, finance and capital markets, corporate and commercial, including M&A, and in 2013-14 editions we featured highly in a new category for real estate and construction