Miroslav Németh


Of Counsel

+421 2 5929 1116

Miroslav Németh

Of Counsel
+421 2 5929 1116

 

Office

Hviezdoslavovo námestie 13
811 02 Bratislava
Slovakia

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Miroslav Németh is Of Counsel in the Bratislava office. He focuses on energy & natural resources, M&A and corporate, and dispute resolution.

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE ADVISING

Energy & Natural Resources

  • A JOINT VENTURE OF TWO MAJOR CENTRAL EUROPEAN ENERGY COMPANIES on the EUR 1 billion development of two major CCGT power plants in Slovakia and Hungary, including due diligence on project structure, negotiating and drafting of project documentation and securing financing for the project
  • SLOVALCO, an aluminium smelter operating company, on numerous transactions, including aluminium LME related hedging agreements, acquisition, long term power purchase and other supply contracts and financing of an aluminium producer
  • VÝCHODOSLOVENSKÁ ENERGETIKA (VSE), electricity distribution company with RWE as major foreign shareholder, on a number of corporate, regulatory and energy law matters, including unbundling of electricity distribution in accordance with EU Directive
  • ZÁPADOSLOVENSKÁ DISTRIBUČNÁ (ZSD) on the ACON smart grids project for connecting electricity grids between Slovakia and the Czech Republic, which included advice on potential financing through the EU's 'Connecting Europe Facility'
  • ZÁPADOSLOVENSKÁ ENERGETIKA (ZSE) on various commercial agreements, including energy trading agreements (EFET), on provision of back-up power solutions to its customers, preparation of IT services agreement, as well as on various regulatory aspects regarding electricity distribution lines

Corporate and M&A

  • CONTOURGLOBAL on the acquisition of photovoltaic power plants in Slovakia, on general corporate matters including internal reorganization of the Slovak operation, various energy matters and labour law advice
  • HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY on the acquisition of a network of authorised dealers and repairers in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from the local entities controlled by Autobinck group
  • RWE PLUS AG on the EUR 130 million privatisation of a 49% share in Východoslovenská energetika (one of three Slovak electricity distribution companies), including due diligence, advising on transaction documents, especially SPA and shareholders' agreement, bidding procedure, regulatory framework and merger control filing
  • VEOLIA ENERGIA SLOVENSKO, the Slovak branch of a 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
  • VÝCHODOSLOVENSKÁ ENERGETIKA (INNOGY GROUP) on the acquisition of a gas and electricity customer portfolio, including negotiation of agreement on sale and purchase of a part of the enterprise and on agreement of cooperation, as well as advising on regulatory and competition law aspects of the transaction

    Dispute Resolution

    • A MAJOR LONDON BASED FINANCIAL INSTITUTION on a litigation in front of Slovak courts with the bankruptcy trustee of a Slovak metallurgical company, including out-of-court settlement of the dispute
    • BANCROFT GROUP on commercial dispute between shareholders in relation to the acquisition of a 50% stake in the Slovak producer of food products Frost including subsequent restructuring and refinancing of the target
    • DUBAI AEROSPACE ENTERPRISE (DAE) on filing its claims against a Slovak airline company undergoing restructuring proceeding and subsequent bankruptcy
    • EUREKO on claims against the Slovak Republic in connection with the ban on profits for health insurance companies (UNION health insurance company)
    • MAGNA GROUP on a litigation and out-of-court settlement of investment related dispute with the city of Čadca

    EDUCATION

    • 2000: University of Matej Bel, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, Doctor of Law (JUDr.)
    • 1993: University of London, UK, QMW College, Postgraduate studies in Company Law
    • 1986 – 1990: Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia, Faculty of Law, Master of Law (Mgr.)

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

    • Slovak Bar Association
    • Czech Bar Association
    • Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court of the Economic and Agricultural Chambers of the Czech Republic
    • Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court of the Slovak Banking Association

    LANGUAGES

    Slovak, English, Ukrainian, Russian