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Advokátska kancelária RELEVANS s.r.o.

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Managing Partner: Alexander Kadela
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers:38
Languages: Slovak, English, German, French

Firm Overview:
RELEVANS Law Firm is one of the leading law firms in Slovakia established in 2011. RELEVANS provides clients with comprehensive legal services in every field of their professional and private lives. The firm represents top clients in various industries and business sectors – private clients as well as corporations. For instance, three Slovak mayor banks, TV broadcasters, energy companies, railway companies, finance groups, IT companies and many more. RELEVANS is a reliable and well-known business partner, to whom clients can turn in confidence at any time, because they know the firm will help them solve everyday issues, as well as the most difficult legal problems.
In 2018 RELEVANS was named the 2nd biggest law firm in Slovakia based on annually The Slovak Spectator Report. (source: https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20065015/which-are-the-largest-law-firms-in-slovakia.html ) The legal team is comprised of outstanding professionals in all areas of the firm’s expertise, with long lasting experience gained by solving most diverse legal cases. Thanks to its experienced legal professionals, the firm has become one of leading law firms in litigation, real estate and development industry, as well as in M&A and corporate law.
Based in Bratislava, the firm has the advantage of a uniquely strategic accessibility to provide its legal services not only to Slovak clients, but also to entrepreneurs and international companies seeking to protect their rights and interests within the whole CEE region.

Main Areas of Practice:

Dispute Resolution:
■ Representing MEDICAL CARE HOLDING LIMITED in a dispute over damages of more than €50 mil. due to profit payment restrictions to shareholders of private health insurance company
■ Representing a bank for its €166 mil. receivable in an insolvency proceeding
■ Representing state cargo companies ZSSK Cargo and Railway Company Slovakia, as defendants in a dispute for compensation of damages of more than €82 mil
■ Representation of clients in legal proceedings (more than 30 legal proceedings, cumulative value of three main disputes is over 200 mil Eur) in order to prevent illegal transfer of exclusive Bratislava real estate property 'Carlton hotel'
■ Representation of the defendant Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (Radio and Television of Slovakia) in several proceedings for damages, personality protection, protection of reputation and compensation for non-pecuniary damage
■ Representation of the developer in several litigations against the City of Bratislava concerning the demolition of the Park kultúry a oddychu (Park of Culture and Rest) buildings, damages of more than EUR 28 million and unjust enrichment, as well as out-of-court settlements with the City
■ Representation of the applicant ČEZ Slovensko in proceedings for damages in total of more than EUR 21 million caused by the breach of an obligation to take electric energy
Contact: Alexander Kadela
Tel: +421 323 54 610

Litigation:
■ Representing the Slovak bank in the legal proceedings on determination of the validity of receivable in the amount exceeding EUR 166 million
■ Representing the plaintiff in a dispute against the Slovak Republic for compensation for damages of more than EUR 11 million due to damages caused by maladministration of General Prosecutor’s Office

Real Estate:
■ Legal advisory to buyer in relation to the purchase of three shopping centers in Spain (app. €500 mil)
■ Legal advisory to a Slovak real estate developer in relation to creation of Eurovea City in Bratislava (new city district) ~
■ Legal advisory to a buyer on the acquisition of a premium parcel in London South in cooperation with British law firm (app. €450 mil)
■ Legal advisory to a Slovak real estate developer related to the preparation and construction of a unique and socially important project of a city centre and related transport infrastructure in Bratislava – Nove Lido
■ Legal advisory to the buyer upon the acquisition of a 100% share in the company operating shopping mall in Trnava
Contact: Alexander Kadela
Tel: +421 323 54 610
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
■ Legal advisory in creation of joint enterprise of shareholders of Benestra and SWAN, which created the 4th biggest operator in Slovakia
■ Legal advisory to seller related to the sale of majority package of shares in EPH (app. €3bn)
■ Legal advisory to ZSSK Cargo, on the preparation of the contractual documentation in respect to the sale of its rolling stock of foreign carriages to a successful tenderer (€266 mil.)
■ Legal advisory to buyer on the acquisition of the multifunctional property Eurovea in Bratislava
■ Legal advisory to a financial holding company regarding the entry of the foreign investors to the holding company and increasing the share of the foreign investors in the financial holding
■ Comprehensive legal advice for several sellers when selling a portfolio of logistics centres in Bratislava, Nitra and Trnava to CTP Group
Key Clients: BENESTRA, Sandberg Capital, J&T FINANCE GROUP SE
Contact: Marián Masarik
Tel: +421 323 54 620
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■ Legal advisory to sole subscriber in relation to issuance of bonds with a transaction volume of €120,5 mil
■ Legal advisory to debtor in relation to the financing of construction of the Zuckermandel project by Československá obchodná banka and a syndicate of banks led by Poštová banka
■ Legal advisory to debtor in relation with the refinancing of the Eurovea multifunctional project, the largest real estate loan on the Slovak market in 2016
■ Legal advisory to an arranger in relation to the issue of bonds amounting to EUR 135 million
Contact: Marián Masarik
Tel: +421 323 54 620
Email: [email protected]

Competition:
■ Legal advisory to one of the transferees of control (Sandberg Capital, správ. spol., a.s.) over the jointventure, which will consist of companies SWAN, a.s., SK Consortium 2 S.à.r.l., SK Holdco B.V., Carduelis 2 B.V. a BENESTRA, s. r. o. during the procedure of notification of concentration to the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic
■ Representing the state-owned enterprise in the proceedings on review of procedure and decision of the Antimonopoly office of the Slovak Republic and on granting a penalty in the amount exceeding EUR 10 million
■ Legal advisory and preparation of the legal analyses relating to the competition law and abuse of participation in a competition for a company operating in the media sector
■ Legal advisory to J&T FINANCE GROUP, a.s. while obtaining an indirect sole control over Poštová banka, a.s.
Contact: Marián Masarik
Tel: +421 323 54 620
Email: [email protected]