Matúš Valkučák

Tel.: +421 2 3219 1169

Matus is a managing associate focusing on M&A, corporate law and real estate.  He has been involved in numerous projects in the energy and infrastructure sector, in particular with respect to their development, financing and subsequent disposals. Matus has several years of experience in corporate structuring of companies with domestic as well as international background.

Selected Experience

  • advising European and regional energy leader, on the sale of 49% stake in the Slovak energy company, including preparation and negotiation of transaction documentation with a project value of around EUR 1.3 billion
  • acting as Lead International Counsel and co-advising with Lazard on a sale of a Slovak manufacturing group (world’s top 3 in its sector) to US listed conglomerate with a project value EUR 150 million
  • advising a leading CEE Investment Bank in relation to development, construction, operation and project financing arrangements with respect to a portfolio of photovoltaic projects
  • advising a large international power generating company on its bid for the acquisition of a stake in Slovakia’s largest energy producer
  • advising on the implementation of the new emergency oil stocks management structure
  • advised on matters of Slovak law in relation to the acquisition of shares in a German high-barrier packaging solutions company with a project value EUR 900 million
  • advising a consortium led by one of the world's largest construction companies in connection with the bid for design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the D4/R7 motorway
  • advising an international consortium in connection with their participation in the tender for design, construction, financing, operation (including medical services) and maintenance of a New University Hospital in Bratislava through Public Private Partnership
  • advising a global supplier of safety systems, protection systems and control systems in connection with the disposal of their Slovak operating entity
  • advised international manufacturer of building and decorative materials on their acquisition of a majority stake in a Slovak carbon-fibre component manufacturer and subsequently on the disposal of its majority stake to an international company specializing on manufacturing composite materials and parts
  • advising a CEE gas supplier on setting up its presence and its CEE gas trading centre, and all related corporate, regulatory and licensing issues
  • advising a leading international developer, in relation to the construction and development of its logistic centres in Slovakia, including in particular matters related to its construction and lease arrangements, ownership structures and regulatory and operation permits
  • advising a group of local lenders on project financing of solar power plants in Ukraine 


Professional Experience:

  • 2019 to date Managing Associate, Hillbridges, Bratislava
  • 2014 – 2019 Associate, Hillbridges, Bratislava
  • 2010 – 2014 Junior Associate, Hillbridges, Bratislava
  • 2008 – 2010 Student Associate, Hillbridges, Bratislava


  • 2011 – 2012 Central European University, Budapest (LL.M. - International Business Law)
  • 2008 – 2010 Comenius University, Law Faculty, Bratislava (Mgr.)
  • 2005 – 2008 Comenius University, Law Faculty, Bratislava (Bc.)


  • Advocate (Slovak Bar Association)

Other activities:

  • 2014 BPP, Financial and Accounting Workshop