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Mergers and acquisitions

Detail orientation and efficient business approach. This and much more does defines the team of RELEVANS transaction lawyers providing legal services in M&A. Over the past few years, the firm has been involved in a large number of major acquisitions, whether in form of share deal, asset deal, transfers of undertakings or any parts thereof, implementation of mergers, joint ventures, and other forms of M&A setups.

RELEVANS provides legal advice on implementation of investment projects of domestic and foreign investors in the most diverse market segments. Among its clients beseem strategic investors, banks, financial groups, domestic and foreign trading companies, as well as private individuals.

The M&A legal services include, in particular: 

  • due diligence
  • advice on setting up transaction structures
  • drafting of transaction documentation
  • representation of clients in negotiations, conducting negotiations
  • legal support and advice on transaction financing
  • active cooperation with tax, financial and other professional advisors
  • advice on competition law issues (concentration)
  • analyses of legislation on mergers, acquisitions, and related issues
  • advice on implementation of transactions and post-transaction setup of companies
  • representation in related proceedings before administrative authorities and public institutions

 Selected reference transactions

  • legal advice to the seller on the sale of a shareholding in Energetický a průmyslový holding
  • legal advice to a buyer in cooperation with the British law firm Setfords SOLICITORS on acquisition of real properties in London in the amount of cca EUR 450 million
  • comprehensive legal advice to the buyer on acquisition of the EUROVEA multifunctional project
  • legal advice on the creation of a joint venture of the shareholders of the telecommunication operators Benestra and SWAN, thereby creating the 4th largest operator in Slovakia
  • legal advice to the buyer in acquisition of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Košice
  • legal advice to an investment fund in purchase of BENESTRA, a leading provider of telecommunications services in Slovakia
  • legal advice to a financial holding company on entry of a foreign investor into the holding company and on increase of the shareholding of the foreign investor in the financial holding company
  • legal advice to sellers on sale of several business and administrative centres to a major Slovak real estate investor
  • legal advice to several sellers on the sale of a portfolio of logistics centres in Devínska Nová Ves in Bratislava, in Nitra and in Trnava to a major foreign investor – CTP Group
  • legal advice to the seller Železničná spoločnosť Cargo Slovakia in connection with the preparation of contractual documentation on the sale of a part of the rolling stock fleet – railway wagons to the successful tenderer
  • legal advice to a shareholder in connection with a contribution of a part of a business of a parent company operating in the waste management sector into the share capital of a subsidiary and on the subsequent transfer of the business share
  • legal advice to a buyer on the purchase of companies from the Ballymore Group that owns large lucrative land in Bratislava
  • legal advice to a strategic investor in connection with its investment and on entering into a shareholder agreement and its investment into a start-up company
  • legal advice to trading companies operating in the areas of retail and housing in connection with their merger