Martin Čabák

Tel.: +421 2 3219 1158

Martin is a partner with particular expertise in banking and finance, disputes, EU law and regulatory matters. He has advised clients in different sectors, mainly energy & utilities, real estate and pharma sector, on a wide array of corporate and commercial transactions with special emphasis on the financing aspects. He has advised both creditors and debtors in distressed situations and in insolvency proceedings. 

Selected Experience

  • advising both lenders and borrowers on financing facilities, refinancings and other financial arrangements
  • advising financial institutions on banking and securities law compliance
  • advising various companies in the energy sector on mergers, corporate restructuring, development and construction of power plants, public procurement issues and export credit insurance
  • advising international developers on development and financing of residential and office property development
  • advising an international investment bank in connection with restructuring proceedings claims and numerous other investors and undertakings in connection with various matters relating to restructuring
  • advising a leading international real estate developer in connection with the development of a new logistics facility and its subsequent disposal to a real estate investment fund
  • advising a group of private equity investors on a disposal of a heat producing plant and pipeline
  • advising a leading international pharmaceuticals group on disposal of one of their major manufacturing plants in the CEE


  • Actions for Judicial Review Brought Before the ECJ. Position of Private Parties. VDM Verlag, 2008


Professional Experience:

  • 2015 to date Partner, Hillbridges, Bratislava
  • 2010 – 2014 Managing Associate, Hillbridges, Bratislava
  • 2008 – 2010 Associate, Hillbridges, Bratislava
  • 2008 Associate, Linklaters, Bratislava
  • 2005 – 2008 Junior Associate, Linklaters, Bratislava
  • 2003 – 2004 Junior Associate, JUDr. Ľubica Čabáková, Humenné
  • 2002 Legal Trainee, law office KLEIN ŠUBRT DOŠKOVÁ - Member of Denton International, Prague


  • 2005 – 2011 Faculty of Law, University of P. J. Šafárik, Košice (PhD.)
  • 2005 T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague (Post Graduate Course in International Trade and Business Law, incl. the Law of the European Union, the Law of the WTO and International Commercial Arbitration Law)
  • 2004 – 2005 Central European University, Budapest (LL.M. - International Business Law)
  • 2004 Faculty of Law, University of P. J. Šafárik, Košice (JUDr.)
  • 1998 – 2003 Faculty of Law, University of P. J. Šafárik, Košice (Mgr.) 


  • Advocate (Slovak Bar Association)