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Michal Huťan

Partner

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CMS Bratislava
Staromestská 3
811 03 Bratislava
Slovakia
Languages Slovak, English, Czech, French

Michal Huťan is a partner in the Real Estate team at CMS Bratislava. He provides advice on all aspects of real estate, projects, construction and energy, ranging from transactional, joint-ventures and financial and corporate restructuring, to litigation and disputes, lending and leasing, asset and infrastructure development and management. He also advises on due diligence, contract and permitting, and complex corporate and regulatory issues.

His clients range from international investment funds, real estate and logistics investment funds, and asset management companies, to global retailers and e-retailers, developers, leading automotive and transport companies, and energy producers and distributers.

Michal has considerable experience advising on high-end real estate projects, including large-scale greenfield investments as well as residential and offices developments. He has also advised on various energy and infrastructure projects and public-private partnership projects in the field of transport infrastructure.

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Relevant experience

  • Gramercy Europe, through its fund Gramercy Property Europe III, on the successful acquisition of the KiK Logistics Centre from Go Asset and ECE European City Estates.
  • An Asian investment company on the acquisition of two substantial logistics parks in the west and central regions of Slovakia from a major US developer of logistics real estate logistics properties.
  • A leading German luxury car manufacturer on a potential EUR 1bn+ strategic greenfield development project.
  • International fashion retailer Primark on the investment in and opening of its new flagship store in Bratislava. Our work also included negotiating the lease and future lease agreements.
  • One of the largest global online retailers on the development of a logistics asset in Slovakia, including negotiating built-to-suite lease agreements, and on leasing a substantial part of one of the most prominent Bratislava office centres to house its client service centre.
  • Wood & Co., a leading investment bank in Europe, on its acquisition of the Aupark Office Tower from Heitman, one of the largest office transactions in Slovakia in recent years.
  • A leading European beauty and cosmetics retailer on future lease agreements and lease agreements for retail stores with landlords in four major shopping centres across Slovakia.
  • An international private joint-stock company active predominantly in the energy sector, on a due diligence and advice regarding refinancing construction works on several Hydro plants.
  • A newly formed Austrian investment fund on the acquisition of a solar power portfolio across the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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Education

  • 2005 - Politics of International Economic Relations, New York University, USA
  • 2004 - International Dispute Settlement, New York University, USA
  • 2001 - Mgr. (Master), Faculty of Law at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 1999 - Human Rights, International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
  • 1994/1995 - Transfer Student, Polyvalente Thérèse-Martin, Quebec, Canada
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Expertise

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09/09/2021
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix 2021
Cross bor­der M&A trans­ac­tions that re­quire mer­ger con­trol ap­provals in sev­er­al jur­is­dic­tions have be­come com­mon­place. To re­duce time delays and keep costs down, it is es­sen­tial to identi­fy at the early...
30/07/2021
Plastics and pack­aging laws in Slov­akia
1. What is the gen­er­al le­gis­lat­ive frame­work reg­u­lat­ing pack­aging and plastic waste in your jur­is­dic­tion? Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste and on the amend­ment to cer­tain acts (the “Waste Act”) is...
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15/04/2021
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­sequen­tial dam­ages clauses in the en­ergy sec­tor...
1. Do the words “con­sequen­tial loss” have a giv­en mean­ing in law? In Slov­ak law the term “con­sequen­tial loss” is not ex­pli­citly reg­u­lated. This term is neither reg­u­lated by the Act No. 40/1964...
24/03/2021
Care homes in Slov­akia
1. Which laws ap­ply to open­ing care homes? Prin­cip­al reg­u­la­tion: Act No. 448/2008 Coll. on So­cial Ser­vices, as amended. 2. Is the care home op­er­at­or re­quired to have a pres­ence in the loc­al jur­is­dic­tion?...
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19/01/2021
Ad­vising the Board on En­vir­on­ment­al Law Risk in CEE
Dir­ect­ors’ risk re­port En­vir­on­ment­al law is firmly and un­doubtedly a board-level is­sue and all busi­nesses need to fo­cus on how it im­pacts their activ­it­ies. En­vir­on­ment­al au­thor­it­ies ex­pect dir­ect­ors...
18/12/2020
Re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion in Slov­akia
1. Brief over­view of the re­new­ables sec­tor Key stat­ist­ics Ac­cord­ing to stat­ist­ics pub­lished in June 2020 by the Slov­ak Reg­u­lat­ory Of­fice for Net­work In­dus­tries, elec­tri­city con­sumed from re­new­able en­ergy...
02/10/2020
AML and CTF law and reg­u­la­tion in Slov­akia
1. What na­tion­al leg­al act(s) provide for Anti-Money Laun­der­ing (AML)/Counter Ter­ror­ist Fin­an­cing (CTF) meas­ures in your coun­try? Act No. 297/2008 Coll. on pro­tec­tion against the leg­al­isa­tion of pro­ceeds...
Comparable
13/07/2020
An­ti­trust law and le­gis­la­tion in Slov­akia dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. In­tro­duc­tion The on­go­ing Corona crisis poses a num­ber of prob­lems – in­clud­ing leg­al ones – for busi­nesses in all coun­tries. The new mar­ket chal­lenges may re­quire co­oper­a­tion between com­pan­ies...
Comparable
07/07/2020
Build­ing law and reg­u­la­tion in Slov­akia dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. Is there con­struc­tion-rel­ev­ant COV­ID-19 reg­u­la­tion? Cur­rently, there is no spe­cif­ic con­struc­tion reg­u­la­tion re­lated to Cov­id-19 in place.However, on 26 March 2020, the Slov­ak Min­istry of Eco­nomy...
01/07/2020
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
Di­git­al­isa­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and...
17/06/2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of rent­al agree­ments in Slov­akia dur­ing Cov­id-19
Up­dated on 23.03.2020. 1. Is a less­ee eli­gible for rent re­duc­tion due to a sig­ni­fic­ant de­cline in foot­fall and con­sequently its turnover as a res­ult of COV­ID-19? No, in prin­ciple not, but fi­nal de­term­in­a­tion...
22/05/2020
Slov­akia ap­proves bank­ruptcy morator­i­um
In re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, the Slov­ak gov­ern­ment and Par­lia­ment have ap­proved an­oth­er meas­ure to help en­tre­pren­eurs over­come the neg­at­ive im­pacts of this crisis on their busi­nesses. The bank­ruptcy...