The core of legal services and transaction advisory services is a traditional M&A agenda. We provide advice of the highest quality for projects of different nature such as mergers, acquisitions, privatisation projects, creation of joint-venture partnerships or division and splitting of companies.
Members of our M&A team have many years of experience with strategic transactions not only on the Slovak market, but also throughout Central Europe. As an independent office, we know how to approach transactions with special regard, which allows us to build long-term relationships with our clients.
The basis of our transaction and legal services is a combination of years of judgement, experience, understanding not only legal problems and issues, but also business and financial aspects of the transaction that our clients face in making strategic decisions. The speed and smoothness of the whole process is a matter of course.
Providing comprehensive transaction advice means designing a suitable transaction structure, preparing the necessary documentation and the ability to design and implement solutions to all key issues of M&A transactions in our understanding. The capabilities of our M&A team allow us to closely link the transaction part of the project itself with other related parts, such as financing of the entire transaction.
Banking & Finance
Our office has been providing legal advice on banking and financing projects since its founding and has gained considerable experience in this area during that time. In our team, we have lawyers who are among the top in Slovakia in this area.
Legal advice to our banking and finance team reflects the needs of clients in their projects and business. In addition to standard trading companies, the wide range of our clients also includes financial institutions, the public sector and various funds. We advise on the negotiation and preparation of the necessary contractual and other documentation, including the projects of acquisition and corporate financing, refinancing and restructuring of existing obligations of our clients or in the so-called PPP projects.
In recent years, we have assisted our clients in several financing projects, which were characterized not only by the volume of funds, but also by the complexity of selected financing models and the involvement of several foreign jurisdictions.
The real estate sector is one of the key segments of HKV's services. We have a quality and experienced team with many years of experience, which regularly provides our clients with advice in all phases of real estate transactions.
Our real estate lawyers offer comprehensive, effective and business-oriented advice backed by more than 15 years of experience in various real estate projects, including acquisitions, planning, construction, expansion, financing, rental and sale of land, office projects, commercial and industrial parks, retail premises, shopping malls, hotels or facilities for leisure activities.
We also implement unique transaction solutions of development and other real estate projects for our clients, the purpose of which is, for example, to ensure the functioning of an international joint-venture partnership or various project financing schemes.
In recent years, our team has participated in several of the largest real estate transactions in Slovakia, in which we have represented the domestic and foreign clients.
The railway sector is one of the main areas that HKV has been dealing with for a long time, which makes us feel at home.
Over the years, we have been able to complete countless transactions for clients in the rail transport, manufacture of railway vehicles and other related rail industries, enabling us to understand in detail the railway business and the needs of our clients operating in this specific market.
As a result, the HKV team is able to provide legal services of the highest quality with a very strong business feeling.
Our team is able to provide advice to even the largest and the most demanding clients in all types of railway transactions in the domestic and foreign markets.
High level of expertise of the HKV team in transactions also shows one of the less traditional specialization we devote to, i.e. transactions in the field of aviation.
We can provide our clients with comprehensive legal services in all phases of air transactions, from choosing the appropriate transaction structure, preparing and negotiating the necessary documentation to providing legal advice on the financing of such a transaction. Our highly qualified team is also able to deal with various foreign elements and legal institutes that often occur in aviation transactions.
The advantages of HKV in this area are the considerable experience of our team and knowledge of the aviation market. This allows us to ensure that each such transaction runs quickly and smoothly.
Part of our legal team specializes, among other things, in transactions related to the agricultural sector.
We represent key entities on the Slovak market in the acquisition of large areas of agricultural land, as well as the subsequent appropriate setting of leases. The legal and transaction advice provided by us often includes a comprehensive legal review of the acquired agricultural land, setting up the correct transaction structure and its various phases, as well as the transformation of existing cooperatives into entities with a different legal form.
In addition to the transaction work itself, we have considerable experience in dealing with legal institutes in agricultural projects, which occur less frequently in transactional practice, such as cooperative share certificates, which require not only to defend the client’s interest but also to approach their owners appropriately.
Our experts in the energy sector and related transactions have enough experience to handle the most complex projects. This is proven by our practice to date.
We provide long-term legal and transaction consultancy focused, inter alia, on companies operating in the field of electricity generation (both traditional and renewable) and its distribution, and our clients include companies whose core business is mining and trading in commodities used in the energy industry.
The specificity of this sector is the constantly evolving and tightening regulation, whether at national or European level. Members of our legal team are therefore forced to constantly deepen and expand their knowledge in order to be able to provide first-class consulting services to even the most demanding clients.