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Restructuring/Insolvency — Slovakia


Allen & Overy Bratislava s.r.o. - Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading restructuring and insolvency practice, praised for its international expertise and detailed knowledge of the local legal and business environment. Best known for advising financial institutions and frequently leads on some of the biggest and most complex deals in the market. Also popular with borrowers for its extensive experience in complex corporate restructurings.

Work highlights Represented creditors including Citibank Europe in the formal restructuring of Nexis Fibers, valued at EUR30 million.

Notable practitioners

Renátus Kollár excels in representing creditors in restructuring and debt recovery claims. Delighted clients report: "We have a lot of confidence in him. He has international experience and was able to put himself very easily into the case." He is also well versed in acting on banking issues.

Matúš Kudlák has a wealth of experience handling formal restructurings as part of his broader finance practice. He maintains an active portfolio of work acting on behalf of creditors on debt recovery as well as the restructuring of assets.

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Čechová & Partners - Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly reputed practice which handles domestic as well as cross-border insolvencies, drawing on expertise within its legal networks. Offers a comprehensive financial restructuring service, including associated litigation. Regularly acts as trustees, collaborating with accountants and financial advisers. Highly proficient in acting for domestic and international clients from an array of sectors including manufacturing, energy and leasing.

Strengths The team's quality of service is widely praised by sources. One commentator notes: "I had a very good impression of them and they were well organised."

Another interviewee adds: "They are also very good at bridging cultural differences."

Work highlights Acted as the bankruptcy trustee of Dixia Sollaris, including representation in related dispute resolution proceedings.

Acted as debtor's counsel to Travel Service following the bankruptcy of Medina Tours.

Notable practitioners

Katarína Čechová is singled out for her prowess acting as bankruptcy trustee and acted for P&LKW Holding on its bankruptcy proceedings, advising on the sale of assets and in disputes. One commentator observes: "Her strengths are in preserving a professional and goal orientated approach."

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Čechová & Partners regularly advises its clients on insolvency and restructuring matters. Its team has participated in long-term assistance provided to co-ordination committee of a group of international banks in financial restructuring and reorganisation of a Slovak largest steel producer. Čechová & Partners has also been involved in the sale of bad debts from major state-controlled Slovak banks through a special-vehicle company. 

Its team includes a trustee for bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic and also a specialised trustee registered with the National Bank of Slovakia for regulated financial institutions.

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Kinstellar, s.r.o. - Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Best known for advising leading banks and major shareholding creditors on restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Assists clients with all elements of domestic and cross-border bankruptcy cases, including acting as a restructuring and insolvency trustee. Sector focuses include banking, aviation, manufacturing and logistics. Offers additional advice on real estate, refinancing and tax issues concerning restructurings.

Work highlights Acted for S&T Slovakia on matters relating to the restructuring and insolvency of debtor Steel Mills Slovakia.

Advised Oerlikon Drive Systems on business relationship issues following the bankruptcy of its supplier.

Notable practitioners

Viliam Myšička has extensive experience acting for creditors in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. He also played a central role in assisting Faisal Private Bank and its Slovak project company MEFAL Invest with the restructuring of the ownership portfolio of land near Trnava.

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Ružička Csekes s.r.o. - Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises banks, financial investors and high-level corporate clients on debt restructuring, distressed M&A and insolvency litigation, with notable strength representing creditors in enforcement proceedings. Also acts as legal counsel to insolvency trustees, assisting with purchase and sale of receivables, asset tracing and creditor protection.

Work highlights Represented Hypothekenbank Frankfurt in restructuring its real estate finance and the enforcement of loans.

Assisted UniCredit Bank Austria with the enforcement of loan securities and judicial proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Katarína Kováčová and Peter Zilizi are the main point of contact.

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BOĽOS Advokátska kancelária s.r.o. - Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Specialist boutique providing services for creditors, debtors and administrators in all matters relating to bankruptcy and restructuring procedures. Advises on debt unblocking, including out-of-court collection, liability acknowledgement and payment and distress proceedings. Also provides insolvency trustee services.

Strengths The team enjoys a robust reputation for its wealth of knowledge in the field of bankruptcies. "They advise mainly debtors and act in bankruptcies with huge expertise," reports one commentator.

Another source remarks: "They are experts in bankruptcies."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Matúš Boľoš has a wealth of experience acting on bankruptcies and insolvencies. He has notable strengths in advising debtors on negotiations with creditors.

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Hamala Kluch Víglaský sro - Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well recognised for advising creditors, debtors and other parties on restructuring and insolvency matters including management liabilities, workout agreements and reorganisations. Also provides representation in court and in arbitration proceedings. Skilled in offering assistance on wider aspects such as employment, state aid and licensing issues concerning restructurings.

Strengths The team garners praise from sources for its prowess in handling domestic aspects of global restructurings. One observer highlights: "They are very knowledgeable about local law and practice, and understands the commercial needs of the client in the context of a larger global project. They are also able to help navigate the local environment to get the best and most efficient outcome for the client."

Work highlights Acted for Adient on its internal restructuring, including advice on the sale of shares and corporate merger.

Assisted Diligentia with its restructuring and the sale of operations. Also acted on the establishment of new entities and licensing.

Notable practitioners

Martin Kluch is the main point of contact.

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Paul Q Law Firm - Restructuring/Insolvency Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Advises creditors on all types of debt collection activities and restructuring procedures. Also assists with restructuring of companies in financial difficulties. Clients hail from a wide variety of sectors including retail, manufacturing and real estate.

Work highlights Acted for Rimo on the enforcement of its claims arising from the bankruptcy of its construction works supplier.

Advised Asbis on enforcing and protecting its claims in various bankruptcy proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Pavol Blahušiak and Eduard Winkler are the main point of contact.

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Our clients choose our law firm for its renowned expertise, knowledge of the local market and experience with international transactions. We advise creditors on all types of debt collection activities and restructuring procedures and have extensive experience with restructuring companies in financial trouble. 

We are consistently recognized by renowned world-wide and local ranking organisations for the quality of our work. Our most recent recommendation in the Restructuring/Insolvency category as a highly recommended firm is by Chambers Europe in 2017. We are one of the leading law firms in Slovakia in this category, as proven by our steady success in the most prestigious national ranking of law firms in Slovakia, the “Law Firm of the Year”, which has recommended us in Restructuring / Insolvency every year since 2014.

The department is the best known for:

- all debt collection activities;

- representation of creditors within bankruptcy and restructuring procedures;

- restructuring of financially troubled companies.

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Band 1

Allen & Overy Bratislava s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Renátus Kollár excels in representing creditors in restructuring and debt recovery claims. Delighted clients report: "We have a lot of confidence in him. He has international experience and was able to put himself very easily into the case." He is also well versed in acting on banking issues.

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Band 2

Silvia Belovičová

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Silvia Belovičová of Squire Patton Boggs is singled out for her depth of expertise in acting on insolvencies and has a wealth of knowledge in assisting creditors including foreign financial institutions. She is also highly proficient in acting for real estate and energy companies on restructurings.

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Band 2

Katarína Čechová

Čechová & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Katarína Čechová is singled out for her prowess acting as bankruptcy trustee and acted for P&LKW Holding on its bankruptcy proceedings, advising on the sale of assets and in disputes. One commentator observes: "Her strengths are in preserving a professional and goal orientated approach."

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Band 2

Kinstellar, s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Viliam Myšička has extensive experience acting for creditors in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. He also played a central role in assisting Faisal Private Bank and its Slovak project company MEFAL Invest with the restructuring of the ownership portfolio of land near Trnava.

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Band 3

BOĽOS Advokátska kancelária s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Matúš Boľoš has a wealth of experience acting on bankruptcies and insolvencies. He has notable strengths in advising debtors on negotiations with creditors.

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Band 3

Allen & Overy Bratislava s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Matúš Kudlák has a wealth of experience handling formal restructurings as part of his broader finance practice. He maintains an active portfolio of work acting on behalf of creditors on debt recovery as well as the restructuring of assets.

^ See whole ranking table