Zuzana Č. Bartošovičová

Tel.: +421 2 3219 1161
E-mail: zuzana.bartosovicova@hillbridges.com

Zuzana’s domestic and international transactional experience focuses primarily on M&A, private equity transactions and project finance. She has acted for buyers and sellers, lenders and borrowers, developers, sponsors and investors in a wide range of sectors, including in particular energy and infrastructure, real estate, pharmaceuticals, telecoms and insurance.

“Zuzana Bartosovicova is a "dynamic and excellent lawyer," say sources, with an impressive capacity to tackle complex cases with ease.” Chambers Global

“Clients appreciate Zuzana Bartosovicova's attention to detail and commercial nous. "She is a smart lawyer with a lot of international experience who puts the interests of her clients and their transactions before her own," said one interviewee.” Chambers Europe

“Zuzana Bartosovicova is considered “extremely hard-working and bright - someone who doesn't take no for an answer.” Chambers Europe

Selected Experience

  • advising the world’s leading companies and large international investors, including both sovereign wealth funds and private equity investors, on acquisitions and sales of businesses and property in Slovakia, Central and Eastern Europe and elsewhere, on behalf of both vendors and purchasers in real estate, insurance, telecommunications, energy and utilities, industrials and food and beverages sectors
  • advising borrowers and lenders in respect of acquisition financing and project financing in connection with various acquisitions and development projects in Slovakia and the UK
  • advising clients on construction, development, leasing and financing of various types of commercial property, including in particular administrative buildings, logistic and industrial estates and hotels
  • advising a dominant Slovak power producer in connection with the development and completion of a nuclear power plant and advising bidders in connection with a tender for the construction, operation and maintenance of one of the pilot PPP projects in Slovakia
  • advising a London-based private equity firm on a cross-border equity/mezzanine investment into a sophisticated multi-purpose development in CEE
  • advising a leading CEE investment bank in connection with the development, construction, operation and financing arrangements regarding their renewable energy portfolio in Slovakia
  • advising a leading international pharmaceuticals group on disposal of one of their major manufacturing plants in CEE


  • Ready when the right opportunity comes along? (private equity - legal view), Wealth Magazine 1/2009
  • A Practical Guide to PPP in Europe (Slovakia), City and Financial Publishing, 2008
  • Legal Indicator Survey on Concessions 2006, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, December 2006 (contributor)


Professional Experience:

  • 2008 to date Partner, Hillbridges, Bratislava
  • 2007 Associate, Linklaters, London (Energy & Infrastructure / Global Project Finance Group)
  • 2006 – 2008 Associate, Linklaters, Bratislava
  • 2004 – 2006 Junior Associate, Linklaters, Bratislava


  • 1997 – 2003 Comenius University, Faculty of Law, Bratislava (Mgr.)


  • Solicitor (England & Wales)
  • Advocate (Slovak Bar Association)