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The firm

Cechova & Partners, established in 1990, is one of the leading Slovak full-service commercial law firms. The firm has been actively involved in the local market since the introduction of free market reforms in the 1990s, focusing mainly on international transactions.

The six-partner firm is committed to being a truly independent local law firm, offering in-depth knowledge of Slovak law and business and years of experience in the local market, while providing a high standard of legal assistance and client service.

Cechova & Partners represents a broad array of clients, spanning all major practices and industries. The firm has been involved in advising local and foreign clients on a number of commercial transactions varying from standard deals and general business consulting to complicated transactional structures.

In addition to its standard commercial practice, the firm’s lawyers have gained experience as a result of their involvement in various mergers and acquisitions, privatisations and other commercial transactions, and advised banking clients, broker houses, and other financial institutions on debt or equity linked projects, corporate and project finance, securities deals and other financial and capital markets work.

While remaining independent, the law firm continues in building excellent relations with co-operating law firms and major law firm associations around the world and in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

The firm is consistently top ranked for key areas researched in leading directories, including Legal 500, Chambers, IFLR 1000 and GCR 100.

Areas of practice

M&A transactions: M&A advice forms the core of the firm’s practice. Cechova & Partners regularly advises foreign investors, multinationals and local clients on a variety of M&A and restructuring matters.

Competition and antitrust: the team acts on a broad range of competition matters including compliance issues, representing clients vis-à-vis the Slovak competition authority in antitrust investigations.

Corporate and commercial: Cechová & Partners is regularly involved in a large number of corporate matters, as well as contract drafting and reviews, including the areas of commercial, financial and civil contracts.

Labour and employment: the practice is one of the largest in Slovakia and provides full employment and labour law assistance including employment contracts, employment termination, damage actions, works councils, collective bargaining, anti-discrimination, employee data protection, health and safety at work, employee pensions, share plans and benefits.

Banking and finance: The firm’s clients include banks, facility arrangers, foreign investors, security houses, financial institutions and insurance companies.

Data protection and privacy: Cechova & Partners advises on standard data protection duties of controllers and processors, notifications and registrations, communication with the local authority, internal documentation, security of personal data, monitoring, cross-border transfers, binding corporate rules, privacy shield, and further aspects of the new GDPR.

Real estate and construction: Cechova & Partners gained respectable experience in the field of real estate development, advising in significant real estate deals to major international clients, investors, private equity funds, developers, banks, other providers of financing, property managers and other clients, dealing with all aspects of real estate transactions.

Regulatory and compliance: regulatory assistance is a key area, in particular in the fields of pharmaceuticals, food, IT, privacy, consumer protection, product safety, energy, transportation, postal services and public procurement. The law firm is a leading team in life sciences matters, including promotion, reimbursement and clinical trials. Compliance reviews and forensic assistance are also of prominence.

Dispute resolution: Cechova & Partners’ litigation team represents clients in various types of disputes at courts, arbitration tribunals and in administrative proceedings.

Insolvency and restructurings: Cechova & Partners regularly advises its clients on insolvency and restructuring matters while Katarina Cechova, partner, is licensed as a bankruptcy and restructuring trustee.


  • Number of lawyers: 18
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Member
  • IBA
  • Lex Mundi
  • AIJA
  • World Services Group
  • Slovak Bar Association

Above material supplied by Čechová & Partners.

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