Legal AI developments, the impact of whistleblowing legislation, and the potential for a shorter work week keep lawyers talking in Slovakia, while a slowdown in legislative activity has them worried, according to Eversheds Sutherland Partner Annamaria Tothova.
Havel & Partners has expanded its IP practice with the establishment of H&P Patents, a team specializing in providing industrial property strategy services including patents, utility models, and industrial design protection. H&P Patents will be led by Havel & Partners Partners Robert Nespurek and Ivan Rames.
Kinstellar, working with Winston & Strawn, has advised Tempo Software on its agreement to acquire Old Street Solutions brand operator Amovos.
Schoenherr, working with Luther and Hogan Lovells, has advised the Cargo-Partner Group Holding on its EUR 1.4 billion sale of Cargo-Partner GmbH and 60 other subsidiaries to Nippon Express Holdings. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the buyer.
Seven Kinstellar lawyers have been promoted to Partner: Bratislava-based Tomas Melisek, Budapest-based Levente Hegedus, Istanbul-based Bulut Girgin, and Kyiv-based Anastasiya Bolkhovitinova, Natalia Kirichenko, Oleg Matiusha, and Illya Muchnyk.
Schoenherr, working alongside Linklaters and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, has advised the Carrier Global Corporation on its acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions. Hengeler Mueller and, reportedly, Davis Polk & Wardwell advised Viessmann Climate Solutions.
Norton Rose Fulbright and Havel & Partners have advised senior lender Santander Bank Polska on a refinancing facility for Exact Systems. Barrocas reportedly advised Santander Bank Polska on Portuguese legal matters. Rymarz Zdort Maruta reportedly advised Exact Systems. MHJ Legal reportedly advised mezzanine lender Accession Capital Partners.