From our office in Bratislava, our team of legal and business professionals is part of major presence in central Eastern Europe. We advise our clients – multinational, regional and domestic leaders in their fields – on all aspects of business law.
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We also have group member or relationship firms in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, Republic of Moldavia and Macedonia. Our cross-practice teams offer business-oriented solutions for clients across multiple sectors.
Michaela Stessl is our Country Managing Partner in Slovakia. Michaela has a strong reputation in corporate and M&A, as well as in-depth experience in the practice areas of finance, banking and real estate, notably advising on cross-border transactions with Slovak elements.
In 2018 DLA Piper was awarded Law Firm of the Year – Overall, and Law Firm of the Year – Fund Formation at the Property Investor Europe (PIE) awards. The PIE European Property Investor Awards recognise and honour outstanding performance in European commercial real estate.
In 2017, and for the tenth consecutive year, we earned a perfect score from the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national survey and report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRCF). DLA Piper was again recognised as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.
DLA Piper is one of the top five most innovative law firms in Europe according to the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe report 2017. The FT Innovative Lawyers Report assesses lawyers on their innovation both for clients and in their own businesses.
DLA Piper won six awards at the 2018 European Women in Business Awards, including Best Firm in the Czech Republic, Norway, Poland, Romania and Ukraine, and for the Best Gender Diversity Initiative by an International Firm for the fifth consecutive year.
“I think the most important things are a strong professional background, healthy enthusiasm and high level of responsibility.”
— Finance Manager
“A great group of colleagues and the prospect of a successful career are the main reasons why I enjoy working at DLA Piper.”
— Senior Associate
“I like to work in our small team as we all support each other and you get creative feedback. I also love that my job enables me to enjoy my other passions in life.”
— Senior Associate
At DLA Piper we strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We believe that great businesses can make a better world. That’s why we work hard to achieve the best results for our clients, wherever they do business, and for our people, wherever they work.
We’ve created a culture where every voice counts and every success is recognised. And in the face of fundamental changes in the legal industry, we’re redefining the structure and approach of the traditional law firm.
We’ve created a culture that encourages and values individual choice and opportunity, combined with inclusion and teamwork. We give, we share and encourage you to do the same.
Our culture is always open and always honest, strengthened by the four values we live every day: Be Supportive; Be Collaborative; Be Bold; Be Exceptional.
At DLA Piper, innovation and challenging the status quo are the vital spark to how we think and what we do. Together, we create exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people.
We make this happen with a culture where you bring your passion and individuality to work every day. We want you to reach your full potential as part of a diverse, global team that thrives on collaboration, and seizing opportunities and commercial edge.