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Corporate and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are one of UGB’s most important practice areas.

Throughout our long-standing practice in this area, our lawyers are regarded among the best experts with extensive experience in providing legal advice on acquisitions of businesses and companies, formations of joint ventures, as well as mergers, amalgamations, demergers and other transformations of companies in various economic sectors.

We deliver to our clients comprehensive legal services, including detailed due diligence, transaction structuring, preparation and negotiation of transactional documentation, arranging documentation for transaction financing, obtaining necessary permits and licenses, legal advice on exchange of sensitive information, including transaction (concentration) notification to the Slovak Antimonopoly Office or the European Commission, as well as post-transaction counselling.

In the area of corporate law, we provide comprehensive legal services relating in particular to the establishment, changes, dissolution and liquidation of companies, cooperatives, foundations, civic associations, associations, unions, changes in legal form, the preparation, negotiation and approval of corporate documents, the organization of general meetings and executive or control body meetings, registered capital increases or reductions, obtaining trade licenses and other authorizations and licenses necessary for the performance of regulated activities.

In corporate governance we focus on setting relations and rules among the management, executive and supervisory bodies (corporate governance), the division of management powers, and the preparation of internal regulations.

Our Experience

Multinational alcoholic beverage producer

Legal advice on the acquisition of a 100% ownership interest in a Slovak company that is the second largest fruit spirits producer in Slovakia.

Multinational waste management company

Legal advice on the acquisitions of several Slovak waste management companies.

Major Slovak financial group

Legal advice on the acquisition of the largest Slovak company producing delicacies and mayonnaise salads and of a logistics company.

Multinational steel company

Comprehensive legal advice on the exit from the Slovak market and the sale of a Slovak company to a new investor.

Major Czech arms manufacturer

Legal advice on the creation of a joint venture with a Slovak arms manufacturer, including drafting a comprehensive shareholders agreement.

Multinational railway transport operator

Legal advice on the cross-border intra-group merger of a Slovak joint-stock company with a Czech limited liability company and the comprehensive setting of relations and rules among the management, executive and supervisory bodies within the successor company.

Multinational shipping company

Legal advice on the merger of three subsidiaries and the change of legal form from a limited liability company to a joint stock company.

Multinational office supplies dealer

Legal advice on a European company’s registered capital increase by making new contributions.

Multinational fibre manufacturer

Legal advice on a registered capital increase by subscribing for new shares and a squeeze out.

Foreign investor

Legal assessment of the possibility of building a crude oil pipeline on the border of the Žitný ostrov island from the perspective of environmental laws.

Foreign private equity group

Comprehensive legal due diligence of a major international human medicinal product manufacturer in Slovakia in connection with the planned and subsequently completed acquisition of a part of the business.

Strategic investor

Comprehensive legal due diligence of a major Slovak mineral water producer in connection with the planned and subsequently completed acquisition of the business.