Awards

LEGAL 500

Slovensko 2022

  • Banking and Finance (Tier 4)

    Stentors' team has experience of syndicated loans, leveraged finance transactions and loan restructurings, among other matters. Clients include Slovak banking houses, leasing companies and financial institutions, as well as creditors and VC funds, real estate developers and construction companies. Michal Hulena is the head of the team.

    Practice head(s): Michal Hulena

    Other key lawyers: Erik Schváb; Andrea Obuchová

    Testimonials:
    "‘What makes Stentors unique is their excellent knowledge of the practice area of banking, finance and capital markets in combination with their inexhaustible experience in the real world. The accuracy of providing the legal information required makes us choose them again and again because they are people we can count on.‘
    ‘In my view one of the best law firms in Slovakia.’
    ‘Michal Hulena – such a knowledgeable partner with hands-on approach. Erik Schvab – very talented associate!! Andrea Obuchová – very talented associate!!’

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Tier 3)

    Stentors has a diverse practice, as is reflected by the fact that it advises clients on business incorporations, M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. ‘Superb solicitor’ Michal Hulena co-heads the team with Peter Neštepný, whose ‘insights and guidance are invaluable’, and Vladimír Kordoš. Another key name in the practice is associate Andrea Obuchová, whose corporate and M&A expertise is complemented by her experience of acquisition finance transactions and real estate projects.

    Practice head(s): Peter Neštepný; Michal Hulena; Vladimír Kordoš

    Other key lawyers: Erik Schvab; Andrea Obuchová – Rising star

    Testimonials:
    "‘We work with Stentors since their inception and we are very satisfied with their services. In the past few years we used only Stentors as they fulfill all our requirements as a legal adviser.’
    ‘We work mainly with Vladimir Kordos. Vladimir responds to our emails immediately and in a clear and concise manner.’
    ‘They are a trusted source for sound, sensible advice and practical deal management. I find the legal team at Stentors to be efficient, smart and personable. The partners, attorneys, associates and their support team at Stentors are so accessible, down to earth and easy to deal with. They provide practical advice in a user-friendly format and we have the comfort of knowing there isn’t a stop watch ticking in the background racking up a huge bill.’

  • Employment (Tier 3)

    The wide-ranging expertise of Stentors' team includes the hiring of new employees, internal regulations and guidelines, individual and collective employment agreements and mass redundancies. Particular fortes for the firm are corporate governance and assisting in the cross-border assignments of employees, as well as the implementation of GDPR. An increased area of focus concerns improving working environments, notably addressing discrimination, harassment, equality and diversity. Practice head Peter Neštepný acts for clients such as individuals, medium-sized employers and multinational corporations in Slovakia.

    Practice head(s): Peter Neštepný

    Other key lawyers: Lenka Tomanová, Michal Hulena

    Testimonials:
    ‘Exceptional level of service. Very pragmatic and commercial advice. They really care about getting the matter resolved in the best way possible for us.’
    ‘Michal Hulena, one of the partners – professional, helpful and good at understanding your needs. Lenka Tomanová – we are so pleased with Lenkas’s work and help. She was so efficient, caring, quick and very responsible. Whatever she promised she produced it. We will definitely recommend her. Very lucky to have her as our solicitor.’
    ‘Professionalism, fast response & reachability, in-depth knowledge.’

  • Real Estate and Construction (Tier 4)

    Stentors acts for clients on acquisitions, disposals and leasing matters. In addition, it also assists clients with managing their real estate portfolios and the recovery of claims in court, as well as financing and refinancing matters. The firm also supports clients in public procurement processes related to real estate. The practice is jointly led by Vladimír Kordoš and Michal Hulena.

    Practice head(s): Vladimír Kordoš; Michal Hulena

    Other key lawyers: Erik Schvab; Andrea Obuchová

    Testimonials:

    ‘Michal Hulena is working well with us and takes the stress out of any situation. He advises us proactively to achieve the best outcome for our deals, projects or any situation. Erik Schváb, attorney – He is incredibly commercial and puts business interests at the centre of everything. We trust him to achieve the best results and outcomes for us. Andrea Obuchová, – She is professional, responsive, and most of all, PASSIONATE about your project. The personal and caring touch she shows shall never be forgotten.’
    ‘Michal Hulena – such a knowledgeable partner with hands-on approach. Erik Schvab and Andrea Obuchová – very talented associates.’

  • Projects and Energy (Tier 2)

    Stentors is notably active in energy projects, including those concerning the production and distribution of energy, as well as alternative and renewables projects. In the waste management sphere, the firm acts for clients such as manufacturers of special products (as per as the Waste Act) and the organisation representing manufacturers. Energy expert Vladimír Kordoš jointly leads the team with Michal Hulena.

    Practice head(s): Vladimír Kordoš; Michal Hulena

    Other key lawyers: Erik Schvab; Andrea Obuchová

    Testimonials:

    ‘The team can offer multi-sector expertise. It demonstrates excellent communication skills with clients and provides timely responses to clients’ instructions.’
    ‘Michal Hulena – Responsive, good attention to detail, knowledgable and professional. With an attitude to overcome obstacles.’
    ‘Erik Schváb gives very calm, clear and pragmatic advice. Dealing with Erik is as clear and helpful as you could hope and expect.’

awards

Slovakia 2021

  • Banking and Finance (Tier 4)

    Led by Michal Hulena, the team at Stentors has developed a strong reputation in commercial markets both regionally and internationally. Some of the largest asset managers, VC funds, banks, real estate developers and healthcare providers in Central Europe turn to the team for its advice on loan transactions and acquisition financing. The firm's recent incorporation into the Parlex Group reinforces its international foothold, and it now operates a permanent office in the Czech Republic, headed up by Petra Vlachová.

    Practice head(s): Michal Hulena

    Other key lawyers: Petra Vlachová

    Testimonials:
    ‘Stentors are young, but ambitious and focused team, consisting of experienced partners and skilled associates. Team members have great knowledge of legal banking and financing environment in Slovakia. ‘
    ‘Mr. Hulena is a very responsible and reliable business partner, very skilled, with perfect communication style. Counseling is always provided in time, comprehensibly and with full engagement.‘

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Tier 4)

    Stentors continues to strengthen its position both locally and in the wider CEE region, and its recent incorporation into the Parlex Group reinforced its international foothold. The team advises a wide spectrum of domestic and international clients in the healthcare, IT, automotive, energy and construction sectors on M&A, divestments and corporate advisory matters. Michal Hulena and Peter Neštepný jointly lead the practice.

    Practice head(s): Peter Neštepný; Michal Hulena

    Testimonials:
    ‘We are very satisfied with their work. It suits us that it is a smaller law firm, they really appreciate us as a client and do their best to satisfy us with any case. Great price and performance.‘
    ‘We are extremely satisfied with the work of the Stentors team, they really help us to achieve our goal.‘

  • Employment (Tier 3)

    Stentors’ incorporation into the Parlex Group, a network of 28 independent European commercial law firms, reinforces the firm’s reputation as a provider of employment advisory services to multinational corporations operating in Slovakia. The team handles GDPR matters and TUPE transfers following cross-border mergers as well as sensitive litigation and unfair dismissal claims. General advisory mandates and Covid-19 response work are also include in its recent caseload. Peter Neštepný, who advises a range of SME and international commercial entities, heads the practice.

    Practice head(s): Peter Neštepný

    Testimonials:
    ‘A professional team that is able to cover various legal topics thanks to experts in different legal fields.‘
    ‘My contact person – one of the Partners – is always reachable and able to provide the support needed. Very flexible to provide legal advice from different fields as well as able to represent or defend our interests during meetings with counter-parties.‘

  • Real estate and construction (Tier 4)

    Stentors’ real estate team is regularly called upon to advise on industrial property developments, logistics transactions and acquisitions by private investors, healthcare providers and manufacturers. The practice is jointly led by Vladimír Kordoš and Michal Hulena.

    Practice head(s): Vladimír Kordoš; Michal Hulena

awards

Slovakia 2020

  • Banking and Finance (Tier 4)

    Stentors acts for lenders and borrowers on financing transactions; the client roster includes Slovak banks, leasing companies and other financial institutions, as well as VC funds, real estate developers and corporate entities. The team offers extensive experience across syndicated financing and project finance-related work. Regulatory work, restructuring and leveraged financing are also key areas of activity for the 'very well managed and organised team'. Department head Michal Hulena has extensive experience across syndicated financing, project financing, leveraged financing and complex loan restructuring mandates.

    Practice head(s): Michal Hulena

    Testimonials:
    ‘A young, but very qualified team with an enthusiastic, positive and engaged attitude.‘
    ‘The team is ready to bring the solutions for clients in a very effective and timely way.‘
    ‘Michal Hulena is very experienced and knowledgeable.‘
    ‘Michal Hulena is always very polite, but assertive.‘

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A (Tier 5)

    Stentors provides 'detailed, understandable and fast' advice. Jointly led by Peter Neštepný and Michal Hulena, the 'very well-managed and organised team' handles a range of corporate and M&A mandates, particularly in the healthcare and real estate sectors. Its work covers cross-border mergers, joint ventures, restructurings and corporate governance, among other matters.

    Practice head(s): Peter Neštepný; Michal Hulena

    Testimonials:
    ‘A young and ambitious team which has proven to have all the required qualities; client focus, flexibility, dedication and in-depth know-how.‘
    ‘The team was able to support us quickly and with a very high quality of delivery, both on the project management side as well as the documentation prepared.‘
    ‘Vladimír Kordoš is available anytime and provides us with well structured, detailed and understandable advice.‘

  • Employment (Tier 3)

    Stentors is regularly engaged by multinational and local corporations in Slovakia on a range of employment issues, such as those concerning internal regulations, terminations, individual and collective employment relationships, and data protection issues. Peter Neštepný is recommended.

    Practice head(s): Peter Neštepný

    Testimonials:
    ‘I appreciate that Peter Neštepný’s answers always cover the core of the subject matter and that he is ready to place himself into the position of his client and his suggestions are useful and workable.‘
    ‘The team has excellent knowledge of the field in which I do business, not only in local conditions, but also in recent cases in Central Europe.‘
    ‘Peter Neštepný has an ability to study new issues quickly and efficiently and deliver the result.‘

  • Real estate and construction (Tier 4)

    The scope of Stentors' practice includes construction projects, developments, sales, acquisitions and leasing matters. It is also active in asset management matters and has notable expertise in healthcare sector projects. Vladimír Kordoš and Michal Hulena jointly head up the practice.

    Practice head(s): Vladimír Kordoš; Michal Hulena

    Testimonials:
    ‘I would like to point out the personal touch, quick response times and knowledge of the healthcare industry.‘
    ‘Michal Hulena has a great business approach combined with years of practice.‘

awards

IFLR1000

Slovakia 2021

M&A (Tier 4)

Project development (Other notable)

awards

Slovakia 2020

  • Banking and finance (Tier 4)

    ‘Stentors is new on the market; however, Michal Hulena, their partner, is well-known and rated by the clients. Strengths include practical approach, quick understanding, very good time management and practical advices. I would definitely recommend cooperation with partner Michal Hulena, who is really skilled and experienced legal advisor for loan transactions. ‘

    JUDr. Michal Hulena – Highly regarded

  • M&A (Tier 4)

    ‘Very well managed team, meets deadlines and delivers solutions. Their knowledge is also on the high level. We work in specific business and I think that they managed to adapt to our needs. ‘

Project development (Other notable)

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