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Katarina Cechova

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Čechová & Partners

Work Department

Areas of Practise: Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency Law, Joint Ventures, Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Foreign Investment, Real Estate, Reorganisation of Undertakings


Senior Partner


Katarina graduated from the Law Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia and received her Dr. Jur. in 1984. In 1990 she was the founding partner of the firm. She practised as visiting lawyer in Stikeman, Elliot, Montreal, in 1991 and Allen&Overy, London in 1994. Katarina has served as the guest professor of commercial and financial law at the Law Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava since 1996 to 1998. She is listed as insolvency trustee by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic since 1993. Since 1997, she serves as the arbitrator for international disputes of the Arbitration Court of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Katarina is an active member of the International Bar Association; she has served as the Co-Chair of the European Forum of the International Bar Association since October 2000 till November 2002 and since 1996 has become a permanent representative of the Slovak Bar Association in the IBA Council.

Katarina is a senior partner in Cechova & Partners. During her 33 years of continuous legal practice she advised and represented clients in a wide range of transactions and legal cases, and has gained the most extensive experience and expertise in various areas of Slovak commercial laws, particularly in M&A work, reorganizations and restructurings, domestic and cross border mergers, corporate finance, and project financing. She is also a recognized expert in business dispute resolution and active as an arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations.


Slovak, English, Russian and Czech


Slovak Bar Association (member of Foreign Affairs Committee), International Bar Association (former Co-Chairman of European Forum Council of IBA)


Law Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (Graduated, Dr. Jur., 1984)


Philantropy (active Rotary member), sport (golf, skiing, hiking)


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Katarina Cechova - Cechová & Partners

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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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Cechová & Partners’ ‘professional team’ has extensive experience in arbitration. Department head Katarina Cechova is a listed arbitrator for international disputes at the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The team, together with foreign counsel, is representing a client in a VIAC dispute.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Katarina Cechova - Cechová & Partners

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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