Ivan Sagál

Ivan Sagál

Partner Czech Republic/Slovak Republic


Ivan coordinates teams of lawyers to provide excellent legal solutions and deliver outstanding client service.

Ivan heads our offices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He is also the head of our Czech and Slovak Corporate and Banking & Finance Groups.

Ivan has significant expertise in corporate, including mergers, corporate reorganisations, liquidations, acquisitions, disposals and takeover bids; and real estate, including purchase and sale agreements, leases, landlord/tenant issues and property development sectors; banking and finance, including acquisitions and project finance, capital markets, insurance and regulatory matters.

Ivan represents both domestic and international clients from a number of industry sectors, including financial services, real estate and construction, energy, oil and gas, information technology, telecommunications and media, automotive, life sciences, aviation, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) as well as government/public sector institutions.

Prior to joining us, Ivan had spent more than 14 years in one of the largest law firms in Prague, where he was a partner responsible primarily for the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and banking and finance areas.

Ivan regularly contributes to legal publications and is often quoted in legal commentaries as well as in prestigious business media. He also regularly participates in the activities of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Czech Venture Capital Association and Association for Capital Markets. He is a member of the Czech Bar Association and a member of the Slovak Bar Association.

In addition to his native Slovak, Ivan speaks fluent English and Czech and has a good working command of Russian.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Bird & Bird is ‘a very special firm with an outstanding focus on its clients, a great business sense and a lot of experience’. Ivan Sagál heads the team."

    EMEA Legal 500, Czech Republic, 2016
  2. "Recommended for Corporate/M&A 2012 and 2013"

    Legal 500 EMEA 2013
  3. "Bird & Bird is ‘one of the strongest law firms working within Eastern Europe’. Ivan Sagál leads the team."

    Legal 500 EMEA 2013