We are a law firm with offices in Prague, the Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia. We are highly specialized in the following areas of Czech, Slovak, and EU law:

  • competition law,
  • regulatory matters,
  • public procurement and
  • compliance.

Competition law

Prohibited agreements/Dominance/Mergers

We focus on the following aspects of competition law:

  • notifying national competition authorities and the European Commission of concentrations,
  • coordinating notifications of concentrations in multi-jurisdictional matters,
  • representing clients before national competition authorities and the European Commission in investigations into cartel agreements, vertical agreements and abuses of dominant position,
  • assisting clients in the event of dawn raids by national competition authorities and the European Commission,
  • preparing and submitting complaints to national competition authorities and the European Commission about the anti-competitive conduct of third parties and subsequently representing the complainant,
  • representing clients before national courts regarding private enforcement actions,
  • representing clients before national courts and the European Court of Justice in proceedings for legal remedies,
  • preparing compliance programmes for undertakings, carrying out compliance training and conducting compliance investigations.

State aid

Our legal advice in connection with state aid includes:

  • providing legal analysis of granted advantages,
  • notifying incidences of state aid to the European Commission,
  • consulting with the European Commission,
  • negotiating with providers of state aid.

Significant buying power/Inadequate conditions in business relationships

We offer comprehensive legal advice in relation to the Czech Act on Significant Buying Power and the Slovak Act on Inadequate Conditions in Business Relationships, including:

  • representing clients before national authorities in relation to investigations into any alleged breach of the acts,
  • assisting in the event of dawn raids by national authorities for any alleged breach of the acts,
  • preparing and submitting complaints about any breach of the acts to national authorities and subsequently representing the complainant,
  • representing clients before the courts in connection with private enforcement of claims under the acts,
  • representing clients before national courts in proceedings for legal remedies.
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Regulatory matters

We also focus on legal advice in regulatory matters, especially in relation to energy. We offer:

  • comprehensive legal analysis of regulatory questions,
  • representation before administrative bodies,
  • representation in proceedings before regulatory authorities and courts.
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Public procurement

We provide complete advice both to public contractors and the tenderers, primarily:

  • providing legal analysis and assessment, and identifying and developing a suitable structure for a public tender,
  • realizing and administering public tenders, including preparing all tendering and contractual documentation,
  • carrying out legal analysis of implemented public tenders, representing public tenderers before supervisory bodies (the Office for the Protection of Competition in the Czech Republic and the Office of Public Procurement in the Slovak Republic),
  • representing tenderers by submitting objections to the public contractors and supervisory bodies (the Office for the Protection of Competition in the Czech Republic and the Office of Public Procurement in the Slovak Republic),
  • representing clients before national courts in proceedings for legal remedies,
  • carrying out training in public procurement procedures and practice.
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Compliance

We also assist clients by:

  • preparing compliance programmes and trainings, carrying out compliance due diligence,
  • providing legal advice on the consequences of any breach of the relevant compliance regulations,
  • enacting compliance measures for each of a clients’s businesses,
  • representing clients in criminal investigations related to a breach of the relevant compliance regulations.
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Our team consists of experienced lawyers who have specialized in their areas of law for a long time. Our lawyers have previously worked at leading international law firms, as well as at the European Commission, Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic and the Energy and Competition Office of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Others have gained experience with the advisory bodies of the Chairman of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition and the Czech Energy Regulatory Office.

In Czech competition law, the leading independent international and national legal directories (including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Global Competition Review, PLC Which lawyer?, Who’s Who Legal, and Law Firm of the Year) regularly rank our core team in their highest tiers. Our Slovakian competition team is also recognised by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, the Global Competition Review as well as Law Firm of the Year.

We have sufficient depth and breadth in both the Czech and Slovak Republics that we are able to assist our clients in the most urgent cases; for example, in the event of dawn raids carried out by national competition authorities or the European Commission.

16. 04. 2019

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti again highly ranked in Law Firm of the Year in Slovakia

The Bratislava office of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti (NKA) led by partner Andrea Oršulová was again highly successful in this year’s Law Firm of the Year rankings, having been included in the highly recommended law firm category for competition law. It thus defended its position gained in 2018.

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08. 03. 2019

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti extraordinarily successful in Chambers Europe 2019

The Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) achieved extraordinary success in the rankings by prestigious international legal directory Chambers Europe for 2019, having been ranked in the highest category (band 1) for competition law in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. At the same time, four of its lawyers were included in the individual rankings for the competition law category in these jurisdictions: Martin Nedelka, Radovan Kubáč and Jitka Linhartová for the Czech Republic and Andrea Oršulová for Slovakia. NKA is therefore the only law firm in the Czech competition law category with three ranked lawyers.

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25. 10. 2018

Andrea Oršulová spoke at the Conference on Current Trends in Slovak and European Competition Law

Andrea Oršulová, a partner at Nedelka Kubáč advokáti (NKA), was the only attorney to speak at the Conference on Current Trends in Slovak and European Competition Law organised by the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic on 11 October 2018. She spoke as part of a panel on the “Revision of the Guidelines for Setting of Fines”.

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24. 09. 2018

Jitka Linhartová presented at a conference in Copenhagen on the competitive liability of senior managers

In September, Jitka Linhartová, of counsel at the Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA), gave a presentation at a regular conference organised by the International Association of Lawyers, this time held in Copenhagen and focusing on new trends in the competitive liability of senior managers. Jitka spoke as part of a panel on the topic of Self Reporting and Leniency uianet.org

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26. 06. 2018

Jitka Linhartová spoke in Brussels at Competition Law Challenges in the Motor Vehicle Sector conference

Jitka Linhartová, of counsel at Nedelka Kubáč advokáti, spoke at this year’s Competition Law Challenges in the Motor Vehicle Sector conference in Brussels, one of the most important conferences on this topic.
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30. 04. 2018

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti again ranked highly in Law Firm of the Year in Slovakia

The Bratislava office of the Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) led by its partner Andrea Oršulová was again highly successful in this year’s Law Firm of the Year rankings, having been included in the highly recommended law firm category for competition law. It thus defended its position gained in 2017.

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15. 03. 2018

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti comments on proposed new rules for setting fines by the Slovak Antimonopoly Office

The Bratislava office of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti regularly submits comments to legislative proposals in competition law. It also participated in the public consultation on the proposed new rules of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office for setting fines, providing broad comments in this respect.

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15. 03. 2018

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti scores highly in this year’s Chambers Europe rankings

The Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) was very successful in the rankings of prestigious legal guide Chambers Europe in 2018. In only the fifth year of its existence, the Prague office of NKA was ranked in the highest category, while the Bratislava office was included in the second-highest category. NKA achieved yet another extraordinary success in the individual lawyer rankings. Martin Nedelka was again ranked in the highest category in the area of competition law, while Radovan Kubáč and Jitka Linhartová also achieved high rankings in the Czech Republic. NKA was therefore the only law firm in the Czech Republic in the area of competition law to have three ranked lawyers. Meanwhile Andrea Oršulová, a partner in the Bratislava office of NKA, was ranked among Slovak competition lawyers.

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15. 11. 2017

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti represented KKCG in notifying its acquisition of a majority stake in AutoCont group

The Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) successfully represented KKCG group in the notification of its acquisition of a majority stake in AutoCont group to the Czech and Slovak competition authorities. The AutoCont group is among the largest providers of comprehensive IT solutions and services for corporate and government clients in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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01. 11. 2017

Jitka Linhartová strengthens Nedelka Kubáč advokáti team

The Prague team of law firm Nedelka Kubáč advokáti (NKA) will be strengthened by the addition of lawyer Jitka Linhartová. NKA is a highly specialised law firm with a focus on competition law, an area that Ms. Linhartová has been focusing on for many years. In the past, she worked at the Office for the Protection of Competition, among others, and trained at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission, thanks to which she has extensive experience handling competition and procedural issues. In recent years, she headed the competition team of the Schönherr law firm in Prague, and has long been recommended in the field of competition law in international yearbooks for the Czech Republic. “For NKA, the arrival of Jitka Linhartová represents a major step forward for the team,” said Martin Nedelka, a partner of the firm.

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23. 09. 2017

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti successfully represented the winner of a tender for ankle monitors

The Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) represented SuperCom, the winner of a tender held by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic in the form of a competitive dialogue procedure for the supply of ankle monitors for people under house arrest. NKA provided the client with comprehensive legal advisory services in the area of public procurement, which is one of the firm’s areas of expertise. In addition to guiding the client throughout the course of an extraordinarily complex competitive dialogue procedure, NKA also successfully defended it in subsequent opposition/claims proceedings led by the unsuccessful bidders. The Ministry of Justice had attempted to choose a supplier of ankle monitors several times over the last eight years, but had never succeeded until now.

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21. 09. 2017

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti successful in a significant legal dispute on the client’s status as a contracting authority

The Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) represented Výzkumný Ústav Železnicní, a.s. (VUZ) in proceedings before the Regional Court in Brno in which the court dealt with the question of whether VUZ constitutes a contracting authority. This was a fundamental question for the functioning of VUZ given the nature of its business activities. The court confirmed the opinion of VUZ and held that it is not a contracting authority. The court fully agreed with the arguments of NKA in this regard.

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13. 09. 2017

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti successfully represented Lidl in an unfair competition dispute against Ahold

The Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) successfully represented Lidl in an unfair competition dispute with Ahold, the operator of the Albert supermarket chain. The subject matter of the dispute was false advertising committed by an Albert store against Lidl. NKA first succeeded with its action against unfair competition before the Municipal Court in Prague, which granted Lidl the right to financial compensation as well as to receive an adequate apology through a billboard placed in the relevant Albert store and in the regional press. This judgment has now also been upheld by the High Court in Prague.
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28. 02. 2017

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti advised on the notification of a merger to the European Commission

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) again successfully represented KKCG and Foxconn in the notification of a merger to the European Commission. The merger consisted in the establishment of a joint investment fund focused on investments into IT companies.

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24. 11. 2016

Andrea Oršulová spoke at the European Competition Day conference organised by the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic

On 23 November 2016, Andrea Oršulová, a partner at the law firm of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti (NKA), was the only attorney to speak at the European Competition Day organised by the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic on the occasion of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council. She spoke as part of a panel on the more effective application of competition law.

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22. 11. 2016

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti succeeds in terminating an investigation of the Slovak Banking Association

The Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) succeeded in completely terminating administrative proceedings conducted by the Slovak Antimonopoly Office with respect to the Slovak Banking Association (SBA). The Antimonopoly Office suspected the SBA of two instances of anticompetitive conduct in connection with exchange of information with its members, one related to the self-regulation of association members and the other to providing observations and standpoints to drafts of legislation. In both cases, the Antimonopoly Office assessed significant questions by which it could have seriously influenced the further existence and functioning of associations in Slovakia. NKA initially succeeded in abolishing the first instance decision of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office against the SBA at the beginning of this year. Now, NKA achieved the full termination of the administrative proceedings with the SBA, since the Antimonopoly Office did not discover any breach of competition rules.

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23. 05. 2016

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti negotiated a settlement for its client in the investigation of a small construction cartel by the Czech Competition Authority

The law firm of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti (NKA) represented a client in the investigation of a so-called small construction cartel by the Czech Competition Authority. NKA succeeded in getting the investigation of its client and some other undertakings singled out for separate administrative proceedings and terminated with a settlement, within which the client’s fine was reduced by 20%. It was one of the most significant cases in which a settlement was negotiated for a hard-core cartel.

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08. 02. 2016

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti succeeds in abolishing the decision of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office against the Slovak Banking Association

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) succeeded in abolishing the first instance decision of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office against the Slovak Banking Association by the Council of the Antimonopoly Office. The Antimonopoly Office suspected the Slovak Banking Association of two anticompetitive delicts connected with the facilitation of the exchange of business-sensitive information by its members. The decision achieved by NKA constitutes a milestone decision regarding associations, since the abolished first instance decision significantly restricted activities of the associations in respect of law-making lobbying and self-regulation of their members.

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10. 01. 2016

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti advised on the notification of a merger to the European Commission

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) successfully represented KKCG and Foxconn in the announcement of a merger to the European Commission. The merger consisted in the establishment of a joint venture in the area of data centre services in the Czech Republic.

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10. 11. 2015

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti successful in Law Firm of the Year 2015

In just the second year of its existence, Nedelka Kubáč advokáti (NKA) achieved success in the prestigious ranking of law firms active in the Czech Republic – The Law Firm of the Year 2015 – in which NKA was ranked in the “very recommended law firms” category for competition law. This ranking comes in the wake of NKA’s success in reputable international legal directories, in which the firm was ranked in the highest tiers for competition law in the Czech Republic.

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01. 08. 2015

Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic: The duty to provide the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic with information and materials is not without limits

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (“NKA”) represented a client in proceedings before the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic (the “Supreme Court”) regarding the unlawful intervention of the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (the “Office”), in which the Office required NKA’s client to provide information and materials within the sector investigation under Section 21 (1) (a) of the Act on Protection of Competition, without specifying the reasons and the subject of the investigation. The Supreme Court stated explicitly in the justification of the judgment issued on the basis of NKA’s action that the duty of the competitors and other subjects to provide the Office with information and materials during the sector investigation is not without limits. The Office is obliged to at least generally define the subject of the sector investigation, i.e. to specify its aim. The specification in question is also important in order for the subjects in question to assess whether the requested information and materials are in fact vital for the Office’s activity and therefore must be provided.

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27. 04. 2015

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti again successful before the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic regarding the investigation of an alleged anticompetitive agreement

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) was successful before the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic regarding the preliminary investigation of an alleged anticompetitive agreement in the sector of the installation and use of IT, which was commenced against its client by a dawn raid at its business premises on 10 December 2014. The Antimonopoly Office informed the public about this preliminary investigation on its website. The Antimonopoly Office has now terminated the preliminary investigation without initiating administrative proceedings or imposing a fine. This is the second investigation in the last six months in which NKA has succeeded in defending a client suspected of anticompetitive conduct by the Antimonopoly Office and bringing about the conclusion of the investigation without any fine being imposed.

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10. 03. 2015

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti successful before Czech Supreme Administrative Court in important merger control case

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (NKA) was successful together with the Czech Competition Authority with its cassation plea before the Czech Supreme Administrative Court against the judgment of the Regional Court in Brno in a merger control case concerning the Opatovice power plant. In its judgment, the Regional Court in Brno came to the surprising conclusion that third parties who are not parties to the merger control proceedings, but who in the course of the proceedings submitted objections against the merger to the Czech Competition Authority, subsequently have the right regarding settlement of their objections to appeal the Authority’s merger control decision first before the Authority and then by an action before a court. This judgment caused significant practical problems for the Czech Competition Authority and slowed down the rate at which approved transactions were closed. The Supreme Administrative Court then overturned the judgment of the Regional Court in Brno, stating that while third parties may submit objections against a merger in order to give the Competition Authority information that is significant for its assessment, they do not have the right to subsequently appeal the decision approving the merger.

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31. 10. 2014

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm strengthens its Bratislava office with a new partner

Andrea Oršulová will join the Bratislava office of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti and become its new managing partner. Ms. Oršulová is a specialist in competition law and regulatory matters, particularly energy and telecommunications. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked at the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic as well as in T-Mobile Slovensko, a.s. and Slovak Telekom, a.s. as an expert for competition law and regulatory matters. Since the establishment of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti she has worked closely with the firm as an independent attorney. She regularly publishes, particularly on topics of competition law. In addition to numerous articles she is also a co-author of a monograph on Slovak competition law, the Cartel Agreements manual and a recently published commentary on the Czech Competition Act, which also contains information about Slovak case law and a comparison with Slovak competition legislation. She also teaches competition law. “Andrea is clearly a leading specialist in the area of competition law and regulatory matters in Slovakia,” says Martin Nedelka, a partner of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti. “We are honoured that Andrea has chosen to partner with our law firm. Due to our high degree of specialisation it was very difficult to find someone with the necessary expertise in our area. As we have already been working closely with Andrea the transition to a partnership position will be smooth. The strengthening of our team is also a welcome step as our Bratislava office currently represents clients in almost all investigations opened in recent months by the Slovak Competition Authority.” “I see joining Nedelka Kubáč advokáti, which is among the elite in competition law, as a natural continuation of my current practice and at the same time as a big professional challenge,” says Ms. Oršulová. “It’s an honour for me to become a member of a team of specialists in competition law and regulatory matters who focus first and foremost on providing high-quality legal services.”

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01. 08. 2014

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti ranked in the highest category for competition law in the Czech Republic by Global Competition Review

A year after its foundation, the Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm (“NKA”) was ranked in the highest category in a July 2014 nationwide survey of Czech law firms specialising in competition law conducted by Global Competition Review, one of the most reputable international legal directories for competition law. This ranking is the latest victory for members of the NKA team, who have for many years been fixtures in the highest rankings for competition law in the Czech Republic in reputable international legal directories.

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20. 05. 2014

Radovan Kubáč spoke at the Energy Law 2014 symposium organised by Masaryk University

A partner of our law firm, Radovan Kubáč, spoke at the Energy Law 2014 symposium organised by Masaryk University in Brno. He participated in a panel dedicated to the issue of state aid in connection with the construction of energy infrastructure.

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15. 05. 2014

Martin Nedelka gave a presentation at the competition conference of the Slovak competition authority

A partner of our law firm, Martin Nedelka, lectured at the second competition conference co-organised by the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic. He participated in a panel on the topic of proposal of remedies in the process of approval of concentrations. He focused primarily on the practical aspects of proposing and accepting remedies from the point of view of the proposing party.

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01. 01. 2014

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti advised Cemex in the notification of its acquisition of control over Holcim in the Czech Republic

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm advised Cemex on the notification of the Czech Competition Authority regarding its acquisition of control over Holcim in the Czech Republic. The transaction was approved within the second phase without imposition of any conditions. It was one of the most complex recent mergers assessed by the Czech Competition Authority.

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13. 11. 2013

Martin Nedelka gave a presentation at the St. Martin Competition Conference organised by the Czech competition authority

A partner of our law firm, Martin Nedelka, lectured at the traditional St. Martin Competition Conference. It is the most important competition law venue in the Czech Republic, organised annually by the Office for the Protection of Competition. Martin Nedelka participated in the panel dedicated to resale price maintenance (RPM). He dealt particularly with the necessity for a clear position of the respective competition authorities within the EU on RPM as well as with the question of prioritisation by sanctioning of RPM.

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30. 09. 2013

Foundation of Nedelka Kubáč advokáti reported by reputable international and national legal directories

The foundation of the Nedelka Kubáč advokáti law firm at the beginning of September 2013 was reported by the leading independent international and national legal directories, including Global Competition Review, JUVE, epravo.cz and epravo.sk:
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Prague

Nedelka Kubáč advokáti s.r.o.
Olivova 2096/4
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

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Ident. Number: 01894501
Tax Ident. Number: CZ01894501
Commercial Register: The Company is registered in the Commercial register kept by the Municipality Court in Prague, Section C, Insertion No. 213149.

  • T +420 210 320 260
  • F +420 210 320 270
  • E praha@nka.eu

Limited parking is available in the client area of the underground car park beneath our office complex. The entry into the car park is next to the entry into our office in Olivova street. Please let us know in advance if you will require parking.

Bratislava

Nedelka Kubáč Oršulová advokáti s.r.o.
Mickiewiczova 9
811 07 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

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Ident. Number: 47 255 731
Tax Ident. Number: 2024150436
VAT Ident. Number: SK2024150436
Commercial Register: The Company is registered in the Commercial Register kept by the Regional Court Bratislava I, Section Sro, Insertion No. 100891/B.

  • T +421 221 025 250
  • F +421 221 025 251
  • E bratislava@nka.eu

Limited parking is available in the client area of the underground car park beneath our office complex. Please let us know in advance if you will require parking.