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Tomas Rybar

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Cechová & Partners

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Areas of Practise: Administrative Law, Advertising, Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Corporate and Business, E-Commerce, Employment and Labour, EU Law, Healthcare, Mergers & Acquisitions, Pharmaceuticals, Privacy and Data Protection, Product Liability, Transportation


Managing Partner


Tomas is a partner at Cechova & Partners as of 2005 and its managing partner as of 2010. Before joining Cechova & Partners, he worked with the Bratislava office of Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and with the Agner Law Firm. Tomas is active primarily in the fields of employment, pharmaceuticals, corporate and M&A and privacy. He is a leading life sciences lawyer, serving a large portion of innovative pharmaceutical companies active in Slovakia. He is the head of labour & employment practice of the firm, working on a wide range of employment, data protection and privacy matters. His professional area includes M&A, compliance and real estate. Tomas is a member of Team Europe - a group of experts on EU organised by the Delegation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic and served as a lecturer for the Delegation of the European Commission and the Government Office of the Slovak Republic. He is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovak Bar Association and serves as its representative in AIJA - the International Association of Young Lawyers. Tomas is a member of the Executive Committee of AIJA - the International Association of Young Lawyers. Publications: Social Media and Employment Law. An International Survey (Kluwer Law International, 2015); Global Privacy & Security Law (Wolters Kluwer, 2009-2015); Labour and Employment Law (ABA, 2008); International Practitioner's Deskbook Series Labour and Employment Law in the New Member and Candidate States (ABA, 2007); New Data Protection Regulation (2003) - co-author of Slovakia chapters.


Slovak, English, Czech


Slovak Bar Association (member of Foreign Affairs Committee), AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers, Executive Committee member), Slovak Compliance Circle (member of Advisory Board), Team Europe


Tomas Rybar graduated from the Law Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia and received his M.A. in 2001. In 2001 he gained a certificate of EU expertise from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institute for European Politics.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Cechová & Partners’ ‘very good’ team is a popular choice for FMCG transactions. Katarina Cechova and Tomas Maretta advised Karlovarské minerální vody on purchasing Selecta Group’s operations in Slovakia, which included handling the due diligence and transactional structuring. Tomas Rybar is another name to note.

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Within: Employment

Cechová & Partners is highly regarded for employment advisory services and has a burgeoning reputation for whistleblowing and data privacy matters. Practice head Tomas Rybar is leading a team advising Lenovo on, among other things, data protection, employment documentation and terminations.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Cechová & Partners is assisting Mota-Engil Group with a development project in Bratislava, which includes advice on ownership titles. Katarina Cechova leads the team, which also includes Tomas Rybar, who specialises in lease negotiations. Lenka Šubeníková joined from Wolf Theiss in November 2016.

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