Andrea Butašová

Andrea Butašová is our exclusively recommended Public Procurement Law expert in Slovakia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Andrea directly using the contact details listed above.

Andrea mainly focuses on issues concerning commercial law, real estate, construction and development, and contractual law. More particularly, she focuses on a variety of commercial law issues, among others on acquisition and property management, greenfield projects, customer-supplier relationships, problematic contracts for work and the subsequent litigation.

Andrea is the Leader of the French Desk at PETERKA & PARTNERS. From 2014 to 2019, she was an active member of the Local Management Board and she led the Slovak office for four years.

Andrea has vast experience in the regional coordination of legal services and frequently cooperates with foreign law offices. During her career, she has represented numerous well-known national and international clients, for example, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Veolia, Škoda Transportation, Continental Matador, GEFCO, City-Arena, Skanska, etc.

Andrea is keenly interested in art, especially art history, art law and the business practices of the art world. To obtain further experience and knowledge in these areas, she attended the “Art Law for Art World Professionals” course, and the intensive semester-long programme “Art and Business” offered by Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, and focused on management issues related to global art business practices, with a particular emphasis on the international auction house system, analysing art market data evaluating the market value for works of art.

Andrea Butašová is a member of the Administration Council of the French-Slovak Chamber of Commerce.

Lukáš Michálik

Lukáš Michálik is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Slovakia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Lukáš directly using the contact details listed above.

Lukáš joined the firm Hamala Kluch Víglaský in 2006. After significant legal practice at the firm he obtained an LL.M. degree and Business Law Certificate at the top ranked University of California, Berkeley Law. Following his foreign academic experience, for a period of 6 months he has acted as a state advisor on European Union law to the Government Office of the Slovak Republic where he gained significant experience in the public sector and subsequently returned to Hamala Kluch Víglaský.

He specialises in corporate law, M&A, banking & finance and real estate law. Throughout his practice, he has been involved in many complex cross-border transactions including some high-profile and largest deals being handled in the Slovak Republic. He is regularly involved in legal and business structuring of clients’ deals during their origination as well as during their execution and implementation.

Recent transactions and assignments include representation of the following clients:

  • EUR 196,000,000 syndicated acquisition financing arranged by ING Bank N.V., HSBC Bank plc and Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s. to finance acquisition of large railcars fleet by a major Swiss railcars operating company;
  • National Property Fund of the Slovak Republic in connection with termination of its activities, including preparation of legislation amendments to the Slovak Privatisation Act, cooperation of the process with the Slovak Government and preparation of various complex legal analysis and recommendations regarding further disposal or transfer of its assets before termination of its activities;
  • Johnson Controls on a lease restructuring project which consisted of termination of several leases for various buildings in Bratislava and negotiation of a completely new build-to-suit lease of new HQ Building in the prominent part of Bratislava (left bank of Danube river);
  • CRESCO GROUP, a major Slovak real estate developer, in connection with real estate project Slnecnice in Bratislava consisting of area of more than 38,000 sqm, more than 200 apartments and 70 family houses;
  • Large private equity group in Slovakia on acquisition of approx. 500,000 sqm of land in the vicinity of Bratislava for a future project development;
  • Various local and foreign strategic investors on acquisition, development, supply, operation and exit from 50 MW solar power plants;
  • Executive director of Medina Tours, s.r.o. (one of the largest Slovak travel agencies) on controlled bankruptcy initiated by the debtor;
  • Luxembourg investment company on EUR 24,500,000 acquisition of 100% shareholding in entities owning and operating major hotel in Bratislava;
  • Slovak private equity investment growth fund active in SME sector on its incorporation, execution of its investments and administration of the existing portfolio.