Managing Partners: Adrian Barger, Roman Prekop
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 20
Languages: English, Slovak, Czech
Barger Prekop is a full service law firm based in Bratislava, Slovakia, which has extensive practice experience acting under local and foreign legal regimes. The firm is widely recognised for its corporate/M&A expertise, real estate practice, and its fast growing international arbitration exposure. Barger Prekop is the go-to firm for regulatory matters, particularly energy and natural resources mandates. The firm assembles experienced lawyer teams with a client-centred approach and an in-depth understanding of the particular industry to deliver value added solutions.
Mergers & Acquisitions,
Corporate & Commercial,
Energy & Natural Resources,
Banking & Finance,
Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
5 partners, 11 fee earners based in Bratislava, Slovakia
Senior lawyers at Barger Prekop have over a decade of experience representing buyers and sellers in complex M&A transactions. The firm’s younger associates are trained to lead both local and international transactions according to western standards. Through a hand-picked network of elite global attorneys, Barger Prekop seamlessly guides private and public clients in achieving their cross-border goals. The firm’s experience spans a diverse array of industries and covers a wide variety of corporate transactions, including; asset and share purchases and sales; mergers; joint ventures; divestments and exits; minority investments; partnerships; strategic alliances; management buy-outs; squeeze outs; and equity, debt and asset restructurings.
Contact: Adrian Barger, Erik Seman
Corporate & Commercial:
5 partners, 16 fee earners based in Bratislava, Slovakia
Barger Prekop advises on contracts, governance, and compliance both locally and internationally. Through a worldwide network of legal and accounting experts, the firm provides a one-stop shop solution. Barger Prekop covers the following areas: project and investment structuring; company formation; regulatory compliance; licensing and permits; complex contractual negotiations; governmental interactions; corporate reporting; and insolvency and restructuring.
Contact: Erik Seman, Peter Suba
3 partners, 11 fee earners based in Bratislava, Slovakia
Barger Prekop covers both local litigation and major international arbitrations involving a wide variety of issues and industries, spanning energy, natural resources, real estate, construction, M&A, and competition. The firm has represented clients at all levels of the Slovak court system, and also before the Slovak Head Tax Office, the Slovak Consumer Protection Office, and a variety of other governmental and municipal authorities.
The firm has also represented clients in international arbitration proceedings under the rules of several premier arbitral centres such as the ICC, Vienna International Arbitral Centre, and the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce’s Permanent Court. The Barger Prekop team includes seasoned US qualified lawyers who use their training and experience to lead the clients in a pragmatic approach to solving problems and enforcing their rights.
Contact: Roman Prekop
2 partners, 11 fee earners based in Bratislava, Slovakia
Barger Prekop has a profound knowledge of the law and the Slovak real estate industry from over 10 years of dedicated experience. The firm covers the full range of real estate matters, including structuring, acquisitions, project finance, construction, permitting, corporate leasing, securitisation, property management, restructuring, insolvency, and dispute resolution. The firm represents major international clients as well as local clients throughout the entire life cycle of their real estate projects mainly in retail, office, and industrial sectors.
Contact: Adrian Barger
Energy & Natural Resources:
4 partners, 10 fee earners based in Bratislava, Slovakia
Barger Prekop has represented clients on a number of significant and complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, BOT/BOO projects, and privatisations. The firm advises on all aspects of Slovak and EU energy regulation, including gas and electricity supply, distribution, transmission, and gas storage. Barger Prekop has represented clients in a number of regulatory proceedings and in litigation/arbitration. The firm advises on a variety of natural resources and renewable energy projects, including geothermal, bentonite, and uranium. Rated in the top band by Chambers Europe, the firm is sought after for all types of energy matters throughout Slovakia, Central Europe, and the Balkans, including privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, construction, trading, litigation/arbitration, and regulation.
Contact: Roman Prekop
4 partners, 6 fee earners based in Bratislava, Slovakia
Barger Prekop’s six-attorney team is one of the largest in Slovakia. For over 10 years, the competition team has stood by the firm’s clients on an extraordinary variety of competition issues both locally and within the European Union, including; abuse of dominant position cases; competition inspections; horizontal and vertical restrictive agreements; state aid notifications, actions and negotiations; compliance reviews; compliance programs; public procurement issues; and merger control filings.
Contact: Monika Simorova, Matus Lahky
Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 6 fee earners based in Bratislava, Slovakia
Barger Prekop serves clients in the most complex capital market transactions having a direct impact on Slovak monetary policies. Its attorneys advise the Slovak regulators on highly complex problems related with the charging of negative interest rates in OTC transactions. In addition, they successfully led an international team of lawyers in the process of admitting the Slovak finical regulator to the Chinese bonds and foreign exchange capital markets. Barger Prekop has also advised on regulatory issues in connection with the acquisition of complex governmental bonds and foreign exchange transactions on China’s capital markets. Barger Prekop’s attorneys also regularly represent corporate clients in complicated projects involving the implementation of comprehensive EU regulations, including EMIR, REMIT, MiFID II, MiFIR, MAR, or CSMAD.
Contact: Erik Seman