A foreign corporate or individual investor may acquire real estate in Slovakia directly (with a few exceptions, such as forest and agricultural land where restrictions should have remained in place until 2012; however, the Slovak Republic asked the EU commission for a prolonging restriction period up to 30 April 2014), or through a subsidiary or branch registered in the Slovak Commercial Register. The most commonly used forms of legal entities are as follows:
- Joint stock company (a.s.), i.e. a corporation.
- Limited liability company (s.r.o.).
- Limited partnership.
- General partnership.
Source : PWC