Prior to establishing a law firm HKV, he worked over 8 years in a prominent international law firm (as an associate and as a partner) in Prague, Bratislava and New York and in a leading local law firm, advising clients on strategic Privatization, M&A, Restructuring, Greenfield, Financing and Real Estate transactions.

He has extensive experience advising clients in important business sectors, particularly energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, real estate and financial institutions. Thanks to his international experience he is well positioned to lead complex acquisition and restructuring cross border transactions spanning to numerous jurisdictions.


  • Advising client in joint-venture acquisition of shares of a European leader in manufacturing wagons;
  • Representing client in the acquisition and financing of the sale and leaseback of a large railway rolling stock as well as in the establishment of a joint venture of a foreign investor and a local state-owned entity;
  • Advising private equity groups on downstream private equity investments in various industry sectors;
  • Structuring, managing and supervising significant transactions throughout the region, including in Austria, Germany, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Russia, Serbia, Luxembourg, Ireland and Malta;
  • Advising client in the acquisition and complex development of 85 hectares of land in Bratislava; including preparation and negotiation of the legal documentation related to the development, construction, sale and lease;
  • Representing clients in numerous greenfield projects, state aid agenda and operations in several Slovak locations and restructurings of these operations;

Roman Hamala

  • Traditional M&A
  • Real Estate
  • Railways
  • Commercial Leases
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Healthcare & Pharmacy
Chambers Global/Europe Corporate/M&A – Band 2 lawyer
IFLR 1000 M&A, Real Estate, Restructuring and Insolvency – Highly regarded lawyer
Legal 500 Corporate/M&A – Leading Individual
Legal 500 Projects & Energy, Real Estate – Recommended Lawyer
  • Master, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 1995
  • JUDr. (Iuris Doctor), Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2004
  • LL.M., University of Virginia, USA, 2002
  • Transfer student, Université Paris -Sorbonne/Université Paris II Assas, France, 1994/1995
  • Transfer student, Aberdeen University, UK, 1991/1992
  • Slovak Bar Association (Licensed Attorney since 2000)
  • Slovak
  • English
  • French