Allen & Overy has won the International Law Firm of the Year award at the second annual Law Firm of the Year competition in Slovakia. Allen & Overy also topped the Mergers and Acquisitions category and won the Banking and Finance category for the second year running. The winners were announced on 1 April at the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel in Bratislava.
The Law Firm of the Year competition is organised by publishing house EPRAVO Group, in co-operation with TREND magazine. The winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges and EPRAVO Group, an independent company monitoring the activities of lawyers in Slovakia.
In the last 12 months, Allen & Overy has advised on a number of transactions in Slovakia.
Its banking and finance team has advised on three high-profile bond issue projects: the €1.2bn (£995m) bond refinancing of the R1 Expressway; ZSE’s first bond issue; and the first publicly traded secured bond issued under Slovak law for Tatry mountain resorts.
The firm’s corporate/M&A team has advised GSK on the acquisition of de Miclén, a contract manufacturer of toothpaste and cosmetics in Slovakia.
Allen & Overy’s real-estate team has advised HB Reavis, a CEE real-estate developer, on three major M&A transactions.
The firm’s lawyers has also advised a range of clients on competition, regulatory, employment and intellectual property matters and represented them in numerous litigation and arbitration cases.
In addition to winning these categories, Allen & Overy was ranked as a Highly Commended Law Firm in the Corporate, Competition, Restructuring and Insolvency, Real Estate, Employment and Public Procurement categories.