Legal Services

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Legal Services

Basic information

bnt attorneys in CEE is one of the leading international business law firms in Central and Eastern Europe. Our economic region at the heart of Europe is dynamic and diverse culturally, linguistically and in its legal systems. That’s what we exist for. At bnt we think and act: close. straight. forward. We are close to the market, providing straight advice to help you move forward. In the heart of Bratislava, a vibrant city on the banks of the Danube, we opened one of our first offices in Central and Eastern Europe in 2003. Today the office employs approximately 20 people, and is headed by 4 partners.

With us clients have a home advantage.

Companies who want to succeed in Central and Eastern Europe will need a partner who has truly in-depth knowledge and understanding of the region, its culture and its legal systems. Since our formation we have operated with our own international teams of experienced lawyers directly on location, a fact which gives us a clear home advantage.


bnt Bratislava, Slovakia can help potential clients mainly in the following areas: Corporate and M&A, Employment, Real Estate, Insolvency and Restructuring, Life Sciences & Pharma, Dispute Resolution.

Corporate and M&A

Company mergers and acquisitions are complex tasks. Our in-depth knowledge and many years of experience
enable us to devise sustainable solutions for all parties. Practice areas:
• Corporate
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Compliance
• Joint Ventures
• Privatisation
• Competition and anti-trust law


In employment law commercial considerations are not all that matters. We also take into account soft factors when making our recommendations. Practice areas:
• Business activities and employee deployment abroad
• Employment contracts, remuneration and retirement benefits
• Data protection
• Collective bargaining
• Termination of employment, mass redundancies
• Labour disputes
• Transfer of employees during M&A transactions

Real estate

From the initial idea to successful completion, we bring our commercial expertise to bear along the entire value chain of a real estate development securely, efficiently and precisely on the basis of the applicable national law. Practice areas:
• Commercial, manufacturing and service industry
real estate users
• Private equity, institutional investors and funds
• Purchase & sale of individual properties and portfolios
• Construction contracts
• Planning & zoning, land use and building regulations
• Environmental law
• Greenfield investments
• Infrastructure
• Real estate management & leasing
• Restructuring real estate projects
• Energy installations and utilities

Insolvency and restructuring

Crises call for swift, decisive action. Thanks to our experience from numerous cases we provide clients with rapid, precise assistance. Practice areas:
•Pre-insolvency protection of creditors’ rights
•Creating insolvency-remote collateral
•Representing creditors in insolvency proceedings
•Pre-insolvency debt restructuring
•Legal duties of company bodies and shareholders in crisis
•Capital maintenance regulations
•Mandatory regulations under tax/social security law
•Prerequisites and risks of de-facto management
•M&A of distressed companies