General Corporate Services
In the field of company law we provide our clients with advice in their daily agenda, as well as on the more complex assignments.
Our experienced team ensures the setting up and functioning of corporate processes for clients from a legal point of view, while the added value of our services is a business-oriented view of legal issues. In every situation, we try to design solutions for our clients that will move their business forward and will not bind them unnecessarily.
It is the ability of the members of our legal team to look at the assignments of our clients through the lens of business that gives us the opportunity and ability to provide our clients with tailor-made advice in the long term.
First-class services in contractual law are provided by an experienced team of experts who, in addition to designing the appropriate contractual settings and preparing contractual documentation, adhering to current international standards and trends, also provide our clients with analysis and adjustment of existing contractual relationships.
When advising in the field of contracts, we try to deal with the existing requirements of our clients and the issues they face in their business. We also try to anticipate possible situations and thus ensure the stability of contractual relationships for our clients also in the future.
We bring clients legal advice in the field of labour law, which reflects not only legislation and the specific needs of clients, but also development of situation on the labour market and the economic situation in the country.
Our experienced team is able to provide first-class employment law advice for clients with thousands of employees. In addition to the preparation of contractual documents and internal legal regulations for our clients, we provide assessment of strategic business decisions from the perspective of employees and negotiations with their collective representatives.
Litigation and Arbitration
Resolving the dispute agenda for our clients has recently become a significant part of the services we provide.
In dozens of active disputes, we defend the interests of our clients at all levels of the judicial system of the Slovak Republic. In addition to the litigation agenda in civil matters, we have a team of experienced experts representing clients in the field of criminal law.
A special part of our team’s agenda is representing clients and preparing the necessary documents for arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
The HKV team has experienced experts devoting in their practice to the competition law. We provide our clients with competition and legal advice, especially in the area of business concentrations.
We are convinced that in order to be able to advise our clients in the field of mergers or other areas of competition law at the highest level, it is necessary to understand the economic and business context of the situation in addition to the legal assessment of the problem. Therefore, our lawyers approach clients’ assignments in the field of competition law in a way that allows more effective assessment of individual projects from multiple perspectives and finding the optimal solution for clients in order to accomplish their goal to the maximum extent possible.
Commercial leases represent a significant part of our real estate services to clients.
Our team members regularly advise clients on a wide range of matters related to commercial real estate rentals, whether as the lessor or the lessee. We have the skills to prepare and negotiate all types of rental documentation, for office and retail premises. We regularly arrange negotiations of legal and business terms of leases for our clients, supervise the expansion of business activities to new markets, prepare framework agreements and representations in matters relating to the management of buildings and leased premises.
The goal of HKV is to understand the client’s business model and adopt a proactive, effective and business-oriented approach.
Public Procurement & State Aid
We provide our clients with professional legal advice in all phases of public procurement and state aid processes.
We have many years of experience in providing legal services in the implementation of each phase of the public procurement process from the perspective of procuring entities, as well as from the perspective of candidates and tenderers.
Our lawyers assisted in several successful public procurement and state aid projects, in which they had to implement complicated transaction structures that were pioneering and unique in our and the surrounding market.
Regulatory & Compliance
Part of our experienced team deals with regulation and compliance in their practice. We help our clients ensure compliance with the required rules set on the one hand by national and European legislation, and on the other hand by internal company directives.
We provide clients with advice and solutions, inter alia, in the area of compliance with the rules of personal data protection, corporate governance, codes of ethics or the rules of protection against money laundering and terrorist financing.
Several of our clients operating in the field of healthcare and pharmacy expect legal advice from our office, which will enable them to provide healthcare and services of the highest quality in this complicated, strictly regulated and highly competitive sector.
Our office is able to meet these client expectations thanks to an experienced team of lawyers with many years of experiences in the field of healthcare and pharmacy, and understanding of the local market. In addition, our experts are constantly updating their knowledge to keep up with legislative developments and the latest trends in this area of law and business. In this way, we can provide our clients with legal advice made to measure and always on time.
We provide comprehensive advisory not only for companies who need to relocate their employees or expand their business to Slovakia, but also for individuals who have decided to start a business or work in Slovakia, or need to arrange a residence for a family member.
As a part of our services, we mainly recommend which type of residency is most suitable for a client, we assist clients in extension of their residency, in change of temporary residence, in the preparation of documents, in opening bank accounts, in arranging translation of documents and accommodation, and we communicate with immigration authorities and labor offices. We try our best to design the whole process so it is as efficient as possible for the client in terms of time and costs.