Adam Hodoň


Partner

+421 2 5929 1152

Adam Hodoň

Partner
+421 2 5929 1152

 

Office

Hviezdoslavovo námestie 13
811 02 Bratislava
Slovakia

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Adam Hodoň is a Partner in the Bratislava office and a registered tax advisor. He focuses on tax and employment, as well as M&A and corporate. Adam is also a member of the firm-wide Defence & Security sector team. 


Adam Hodoň is the leading individual for the [employment] practice. He is very knowledgeable and business oriented. It is a pleasure to work with him.

Partner Adam Hodoň is a total professional. He combines strong knowledge with an understanding of client’s needs. He is literally available at any time and to anyone on client’s end.

Legal 500, 2022

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE ADVISING

Tax

  • A GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY on a major dispute with Slovak tax authorities in relation to group transfer pricing charges
  • KENDALL SQUARE INVESTMENT on the tax aspects of the acquisition of an Amazon warehouse facility in Dobroviz, the Czech Republic from AEW
  • ARCAPITA BANK on the tax aspects of a number of restructuring projects optimising the real estate portfolio in Slovakia, including mergers and demergers, real estate tax, corporate tax and VAT aspects of such reorganisations
  • BE GROUP on the tax aspects in relation to insolvency proceedings in Slovakia
  • DELL EUROPE on tax aspects of Slovak investment incentives for a call centre

EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR LAW

  • CPM INTERNATIONAL TELEBUSINESS, an award-winning provider of omnichannel customer experience and sales solutions, in relation to setting up its new service centre in Bratislava, including provision of full-scope employment and corporate legal advice 
  • METALOGIX SOFTWARE (Quest Group), a leading provider of IT management software, on all employment matters in Slovakia, including localisation of employment agreements, employment policies, onboarding and terminations of employees
  • A GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURER on matters related to a newly set-up Slovak subsidiary concerning compliance with Slovak labour legislation and its impact on state aid granted to the manufacturing facility in Slovakia
  • AMAZON on employment policies, standard employment contracts and all significant HR issues in Slovakia
  • ESET, the world leader in development of anti-virus and similar security software, on complex arrangements regarding international secondments of its employees within various group companies worldwide and on compliance with relevant Slovak and EU employment legislation

M&A and Corporate

  • GTT COMMUNICATIONS, a leading telecommunications provider operating a global Tier 1 internet network and providing a comprehensive suite of cloud networking services, on the sale of its infrastructure business to I Squared Capital
  • APPLEARN INTERNATIONAL on all aspects of the acquisition of the Slovak software / AI application development group of companies known as YesElf Slovakia, including the review of critical intellectual property from third parties, IP licensing and assignment and agreements with contractors
  • E.ON on the sale of a state-of-the art CCGT power plant to the regional power producer and distributor Západoslovenská energetika (ZSE), in which the Slovak state holds a 51% stake
  • NN GROUP on the acquisition of Aegon insurance companies in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, including merger control approval in both countries
  • VEOLIA ENERGIA SLOVENSKO, the Slovak branch of French energy giant, on the acquisition of PPC Investments (part of Czech investment fund Avant Energy), which owns and operates a combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant near the Slovak capital, Bratislava

Projects & Infrastructure 

  • METROSTAV, the largest Czech construction company, on all matters related to its participation in the Slovak tender for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the prison facility Rimavská Sobota
  • VINCI CONCESSIONS and MERIDIAM INFRASTRUCTURE during the participation in the tender for the D4/R7 Highway PPP project in Slovakia and on all related public procurement issues, corporate agenda, the establishment of the project company and the set-up of contractual relationships (D&B, O&M, SHA), including the analysis of state aid and tax risks related to the project financing
  • VINCI CONCESSIONS and MERIDIAM INFRASTRUCTURE on the operation of the R1 Expressway, the first Slovak road PPP project, valued at EUR 1.2 billion; ongoing advice on a wide range of commercial contracts, operation and public procurement issues, liaising with the Public Authority, as well as in relation to the participation of the same consortium in the D4/R7 Bratislava bypass tender

Automotive & Industrials

  • A GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURER on matters related to their newly set-up Slovak subsidiary concerning compliance with Slovak labour legislation and its impact on state aid granted to the manufacturing facility in Slovakia
  • HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY on the acquisition of network of authorised dealers and repairers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from the local entities controlled by Autobinck group
  • ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, a Fortune 500 company producing engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems, on all Czech and Slovak aspects of the global acquisition of engineered fasteners and components business from ZF TRW Automotive
  • METALSA AUTOMOTIVE, a leading global producer of automotive components, on several proposed acquisitions in Slovakia and a joint venture with a Slovak producer in order to establish a new producing capacity for chassis components manufacturing
  • PORSCHE on the acquisition of the operation of Kuka Enco in Slovakia

Competition & State Aid

  • CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS on state aid compliance pursuant to an investment agreement signed with the Slovak government
  • KIA MOTORS CORPORATION and HYUNDAI MOBIS on the state aid and tax issues connected to their investment into a greenfield car manufacturing facility
  • OPEL on an investigation conducted by the Slovak Antimonopoly Office and the subsequent administrative proceedings in connection with the provision of aftersales services related to the sales of its cars in the Slovak Republic
  • VALIANT on state aid issues in connection with the establishment of a joint venture manufacturing project in Slovakia

      EDUCATION

      • 1997 – 2001: The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
      • 1993 – 1998: Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Management, Master of Business Finance and Accounting (Mgr.)

      PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

      • Slovak Chamber of Tax Advisors
      • International Fiscal Association (IFA)

      LANGUAGES

      Slovak, English, German

      PUBLICATIONS

      • Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers in Slovak Republic, Second Edition, Wolters Kluwer, 2022 (leader of the team of authors)

       

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