CMS Press Release

Oliver Werner takes over from Peter Šimo and new partner Soňa Hanková is joining the team of CMS Bratislava.

The team of CMS Bratislava was reinforced at the partner level. Soňa Hanková joined the firm on 1 September 2020 and will manage the office together with Oliver Werner who took over as Managing Partner.

Soňa is a transaction lawyer with over 17 years of experience from renowned international law firms. The clients praise her greatly for her expertise in real estate transactions including acquisitions, development, construction, asset management, litigation and leasing. Soňa is vastly experienced in M&A transactions including corporate reorganisations, operational matters and related employment law issues.

Oliver is a recognised expert in the fields of compliance and corporate/M&A. During his time at CMS he has gained a lot of experience in cross-border transactions as well as internal investigations and money laundering prevention.

„We are honoured to lead the Bratislava office. We appreciate this unique opportunity to enhance our CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz brand on the Slovak market with a diverse and driven team,” said Soňa Hanková and Oliver Werner. “The clients are facing unprecedented challenges and need innovative and forward-thinking advice. With both, our local and international expertise, CMS is ready to navigate them promptly through their business and legal uncertainty“, Soňa said.

Peter Šimo, the former Managing Partner who has been with CMS for over 20 years, will continue with CMS as Of Counsel.

Denisa Brighton, PhD.
Business Development & Marketing Manager
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About CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz:

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz is one of the leading law firms in Austria and Southeast Europe. Because we are specialists, our lawyers and tax advisors are able to provide you with advice of the highest calibre and sophistication, both from a legal perspective as well as through our industry specific know-how. Highly specialised teams consisting of internationally experienced lawyers primarily provide services in the following fields of law: M&A, banking and finance, real estate, construction law, taxes, labour laws, IP and IT laws, and public procurement. We not only create sound legal solutions for you but also work to create pragmatic solutions, also with regards to your commercial goals. Our solutions correspond as much as possible to your company’s business needs. We operate offices in Vienna, Belgrade, Bratislava, Istanbul, Kyiv, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Skopje, Sofia and Zagreb. All CMS offices together offer clients a team of more than 600 experienced specialists in 17 offices across the CEE/SEE region.

About CMS:

Founded in 1999, CMS is an integrated, multi-jurisdictional organisation that offers full-service legal and tax advice. With more than 70 offices in over 40 countries across the world and more than 4,800 lawyers, CMS has long-standing expertise both in advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, CMS provides the technical rigour, strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead in its chosen markets.
The CMS legal and tax advisors provide a wide range of expertise across 19 practice areas and sectors, including Corporate/M&A, Energy & Climate Change, Funds, Life Sciences & Healthcare, TMC, Tax, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate & Construction.