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Firm Profile

PRK Partners

Firm Profile

Bratislava

  • Profile
  • Hurbanovo námestie 3
  • Bratislava
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06

Firm profile submitted by PRK Partners

Managing Partner: Martin Kriz
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 22
Tax advisors: 2
Languages: Slovak, Czech, English, French, German, Russian


PRK Partners (“PRK”) is a leading regional full service law firm with a team of experienced legal and tax professionals and more than twenty years of outstanding service in Central Europe. The firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions. With offices and teams in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic PRK is perfectly suited for cross-border matters between these two countries.
PRK combines profound knowledge of the local legal system with an international perspective. The firm frequently works on a non-exclusive basis with leading international law firms on large crossborder transactions.
PRK’s team is led by highly experienced and internationally educated partners. Members of the team are eminent academics who have been participating in the recodification processes in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
PRK is consistently recognised among the top law firms by leading international and domestic directories and rating agencies and has been honoured with numerous awards.
The firm has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and pro bono work.
PRK Partners is a member of Lex Mundi (exclusive member for the Czech Republic) and Celia Alliance.



Banking & Finance, Capital Markets:

■ Advice to J&T IB and Capital Markets as arranger of a new bond issue and public offer of a Slovak subsidiary of a leading real estate and investment company CPI PROPERTY GROUP with the total nominal volume of the issue up to EUR100 million
■ Assisted UniCredit Bank in setting up a EUR 5 billion debt issuance programme for the Slovak market enabling UniCredit Bank’s Slovak branch to issue various types of bonds in Slovakia, including plain vanilla bonds, mortgage bonds, subordinated and structured bonds Key Clients: AXA Bank Europe, ING Bank, HYPO NOE GRUPPE, SBERBANK, Cintra/ Ferrovial Porr Macquire (Project PPP D4R7)
Contact: Martin Kriz
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Emil Nemec
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
■ Assistance to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, a German-Swiss publishing house, on a number of acquisitions and divestitures, including the purchase of the largest Slovak internet portal
■ PRK Partners advised SABMiller group, a multinational brewing and beverage company headquartered in England, on Slovak (as well as Czech) issues in relation to the sale of its CEE businesses to the Japanese Asahi Group holdings (total value of EUR 7.3 billion).
Key Clients: Ringier Axel Springer, ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez), Legrand, SABMiller
Contact: Martin Kriz
Email: [email protected]

Competition:
■ The firm comprehensively covers cartel, dominance and merger control
■ The Slovak team, headed by Peter Oravec, has extensive expertise related to cartels, merger control, investigations and regulatory matters. He filed the first leniency application in Slovakia, he handled merger notification where the Slovak Competition Authority applied EU model of remedies first time in Slovakia, first commitment decision in Slovakia
Contact: Peter Oravec
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Projects:
■ Comprehensive legal advice to the winning consortium associating the leading international developers of transport infrastructure, CINTRA / Ferrovial PORR and MACQUIRE, in connection with conditions for participating in public procurement and realising the PPP D4R7 highway development construction project
■ Regular advice to ENGIE (formerly GDF Suez) in its activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia including the acquisition of several heating and facility management companies
■ Advice to Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH – Central Europe’s leading energy group)
Contact: Martin Kriz
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Miriam Galandova
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The team’s expertise includes all means of dispute resolution (litigation, mediation, arbitration, insolvency and administrative proceedings) across various industry sectors (real estate, manufacturing, transportation). Strong in construction disputes.
■ Representing the Slovak subsidiary of UNIQA in a large number of passive legal proceedings
Contact: Miriam Galandova
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
Legal advisory in all aspects of labour law to many leading corporations and other clients, including BlackRock, Legrand, Marks & Spencer, and many others.
Contact: Jaroslav Skubal
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
The firm provides comprehensive legal services concerning registrations and protection of trademarks; advice on contractual law concerning IP licences and franchises; it increasingly focuses on e-commerce, communication technologies and Internet unfair competition. The firm is experienced at successful litigations concerning the infringement of intellectual property rights, trademarks, copyrights, business names and unfair competition.
Contact: Miriam Galandova
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • 28. října 3346/91,
  • Ostrava,
  • Moravian-Silesian Region
  • Czech Republic
  • 702 00
  • Tel +420 558 889 099
  • Fax +420 558 889 098
  • Email : [email protected]