Awards


HKV named as the “highly recommended law firm” in seven categories of the competition Law Firm of the Year 2017: Corporate Law, Competition, Developer Projects and Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Employement and Public Procurement.

(Law Firm of the Year 2017, Slovakia)


Legal 500 guide for the year 2017 identified HKV in five ranking categories: Banking, Finance & Capital Markets; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Employement; Projects and Energy and Real Estate and Construction.

(Legal 500 2017, Slovakia)


“They have deep knowledge in all areas, provide quick reactions and deliveries and have done a good job recently,” says a client who worked with the firm on project finance.

(IFLR 1000 2017, Slovakia)


„The approach that we have experienced was client friendly, pro-active and practical,” says a client from the energy industry.

(IFLR 1000 2017, Slovakia)


The IFLR1000 guide ranked HKV in the categories Energy and Infrastructure and Financial and Corporate for the year 2017.

(IFLR 1000 2017, Slovakia)


Martin Kluch impresses clients with his “pro-deal” attitude. He is described as “technically very good, very pragmatic and personable. We get clear answers from him. He provides business-oriented advice.”

(Chambers Europe 2017, Slovakia)


Well known as a practitioner who “makes deals happen,”Roman Hamala is appreciated by his clients, who say: “He can anticipate future problems and avoid them or provide solutions before we ask.”

(Chambers Europe 2017, Slovakia)


Peter Víglaský is admired by clients and highlighted for his “excellent knowledge of the international environment.”

(Chambers Europe 2017, Slovakia)


HKV ranked by the Chambers Europe 2017 in the categories Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Energy, Real Estate and Restructuring/Insolvency.

(Chambers Europe 2017, Slovakia)


HKV has been recognized as “highly recommended” and “recommended” law firm in categories Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency and Developer Projects and Real Estate of the competition Law Firm of the Year 2016.

(Law Firm of the Year 2016, Slovakia)


The Legal 500 2016 guide has recognized HKV in three practice areas Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Real Estate and Construction.

(Legal 500 2016, Slovakia)


“These lawyers are responsive to clients, helping us to work through complex legal situations. They proactively try to foresee problems and eliminate risks.”

(Chambers Europe 2016, Slovakia)


“The team is engaged, business-driven, pragmatic and keen to understand how we work.”

(Chambers Europe 2016, Slovakia)


Martin Kluch has extensive experience of corporate and M&A transactions, with notable expertise in foreign direct investment and other multi-jurisdictional matters.

(Chambers Europe 2016, Slovakia)


Roman Hamala is well known in the Slovak corporate sphere, drawing praise for his experience of the market.

(Chambers Europe 2016, Slovakia)


Practice head Peter Víglaský remains one of Slovakia’s most prominent finance lawyers, with a notable reputation for real estate and project financing, as well as derivatives and private equity issues.

(Chambers Europe 2016, Slovakia)


HKV ranked by the Chambers Europe 2016 in the categories Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Energy, Real Estate and Restructuring/Insolvency.

(Chambers Europe 2016, Slovakia)


“A go-to firm for banking and corporate work in Slovakia.”

(Chambers Global, 2014)


“The team is proactive, anticipates issues, and meets deadlines.”

(Chambers Global, 2014)


“A recognised practice for energy sector financing.”

(Chambers Global, 2014)


“A solid, flexible and experienced team. The lawyers are tough negotiators and able to deliver on short notice.”

(Chambers Europe, 2013)


“There’s nobody like Roman Hamala when you have an important transaction that has to be done and has to be done right. He is very strong on the technical side, but also very practical and a skilled negotiator.”

(Chambers Global, 2013)


Peter Viglasky is available 24/7. His communication skills are superior and he is well prepared for all issues that they throw at him.”

(Chambers Global, 2013)


Martin Kluch is “significantly experienced, knowledgeable, and completely committed to client service. He is a tough yet practically oriented negotiator,”

(Chambers Global, 2013)


Roman Hamala is highly recommended for his “excellent communication skills, solution-driven approach and absolute reliability where deadlines are concerned.” Clients describe him as “straightforward, straight-talking and very commercial.”

(Chambers Global, 2012)


Clients appreciate Martin Kluch for his strategic thinking, saying: “You can always depend on his opinion because he is creative and he can anticipate future difficulties.”

(Chambers Global, 2012)


“With more than a decade of experience in the sector, Peter Víglaský takes much of the credit for the firm`s strong reputation in banking and finance. His knowledge extends from real estate and project financing to capital markets, M&A and private equity.”

(Chambers Global, 2012)


“The lawyers are fantastic, and always reliable. I like their ability to predict problems. Good quality work and always done quickly – they are also very good at defending clients` interests in negotiations.”

(Chambers Europe, 2012)


“This team is renowned for its scrupulous attention to detail and rigorous standards of service, with many of the lawyers well versed in acting on international deals thanks to their previous employment at White & Case. A respected firm in financial spheres, it advises both borrowers and lenders on restructuring matters, as well as providing support right up to litigation and arbitration. The firm predominantly works with foreign and multinational clients, but it also works closely with some mid-sized and large local players.”

(Chambers Europe, 2012)


Hamala Kluch Víglaský is a local firm riding strong.“

(IFLR 1000, 2012)