“Martin Cabak’s work is of the highest calibre. They have built an exceptionally high-quality firm and they do not just advise on the law, but they are able to provide the kind of guidance vital to any investor looking to invest in the country or deal with Slovakian legal and business issues.”

Legal 500

Selected Work Highlights

  • Erste Group Bank AG, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Apollo (various funds), J.P. Morgan SE and others in connection with interim bridge financing and preparation of the overall debt restructuring of the Schur Group, involving EUR 160 mil. of new loans and EUR 400 mil. write-off of bank debt and supply chain financing

  • Czech bank in connection with EUR 80 million financing of a Slovak real estate mutual fund in relation to redemption of its units

  • Citigroup on Slovak regulatory aspects related to structured securities offerings, including in relation to EU Prospectus Regulation, selling restrictions and key information documents

  • AVEA, an association representing over 400 creditors of Arca Investments, holding promissory notes totalling more than CZK 3.7 bil., in significant cross-border insolvency proceedings of Arca Investments in the Slovak and Czech Republics, including representation of AVEA as chairman of the creditors’ committee in the Slovak proceedings

  • Bank Handlowy w Warszawie, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, mBank, Santander Bank Polska and others in connection with a refinancing of CCC S.A., a Polish retail footwear company with subsidiaries in a number of CEE jurisdictions

  • Slovenské elektrárne on the development and completion of Mochovce nuclear power plant, including in relation to planning, building and environmental permits

  • Slovenské elektrárne in connection with arrangements on annual delivery of approx. 6 TWh of electricity to a Slovak state-owned company

  • NAFTA, the largest natural gas storage operator in Slovakia, on various energy regulatory matters (including unbundling requirements, gas storage price regulation), corporate restructuring and on Slovak law issues in arbitration proceedings

  • National Highway Company (NDS) in international DAB proceedings concerning D1 Lietavská Lúčka – Dubná Skala (incl. Višňové tunnel) section

  • Contractor in arbitration proceedings under the ICC rules in Geneva related to the construction of a motorway section in the Slovak Republic and its claims against the concessionaire

  • Client in two lawsuits against the Slovak Republic for damages resulting from the adoption of legislation related to hybrid mail services in breach of EU law

  • Zentiva in numerous disputes with speculative minority shareholders, tax disputes and a dispute over property rights of the originators of a production patent

  • Emergency Oil Stocks Agency on establishment of a new emergency oil stocks system in Slovakia, and on EUR 520 mil. related syndicated bridge to bond financing

  • LX Hausys, a member of the LG Corporation group, on acquisition of a majority stake in c2i, an automotive Slovak carbon-fibre component manufacturer, including on complex shareholder arrangements and mutual buy-out schemes

  • Large European energy group on the EUR 1.3 bil. sale of 49% stake in a Slovak energy company

  • Sanofi on the sale of its generic business in Europe (Zentiva) to Advent

Professional Experience