Michaela Stessl is the Country Managing Partner at DLA Piper’s Slovakia office. She has an outstanding reputation in corporate and cross-border M&A and in-depth expertise in the practice areas of finance, banking and real estate.

In recent years Michaela has taken on more and more strategic advisory role from a global perspective due to her extensive knowledge of the particularities of the CEE region.

Michaela is an experienced lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in advising Slovak and international clients of all commercial backgrounds on transactions and legal issues of their operative business in Slovakia. She has handled a large number of high profile transactions in Slovakia.

She has been increasingly involved as a Project Lead Partner in various noteworthy cross-border projects in the region. She supports clients in significant cross-border M&A transactions and other commercial local and international investments

Michaela has acted in the past as an arbitrator at the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris and at VIAC in Vienna.

With her strong footprint in the local market, Michaela Stessl plays a pivotal role in CEE cross-border matters .