Firm Profile > Cechová & Partners > Bratislava, Slovakia
Cechová & Partners Offices
811 03 BRATISLAVA
Cechová & Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Čechová & Partners assisted Karlovarské minerální vody on its acquisition of several of Pepsico’s franchises. Katarína Čechová and Lenka Šubeníková lead the team. Tomáš Maretta and Tomáš Rybár are other names to note.
Čechová & Partners acts for banks and other financial institutions on loan transactions, and is experienced in restructuring mandates. The team is also noted for its regulatory expertise ,where Simona Halakova, who heads the team with Michaela Jurková, is noted. Katarína Čechová is also recommended.
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Čechová & Partners handles litigation and arbitration cases and has experience across a range of commercial and real estate disputes as well as damages claims. Katarína Čechová, who is particularly experienced in arbitration, heads the team.
Employment Tier 2
Čechová & Partners is ‘quick to respond’ and regularly advises clients such as Lenovo, Ledvance and Valeant Slovakia. Managing partner Tomáš Rybár leads the team and Lenka Šubeníková is also recommended. Jana Černáková left the firm.
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Čechová & Partners advised Sconto Developments on a real estate acquisition in northern Slovakia. Practice head Lenka Šubeníková, Tomáš Rybár, who is active in leasing work, and Katarína Čechová, who handles disputes as well as greenfield investment projects, are key names.
Cechová & Partners > Firm Profile
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.
|Corporate and Commercial||Katarina Cechova|
|Corporate and Commercial||Tomas Maretta|
|Competition and Antitrust||Tomas Maretta|
|Competition and Antitrust||Marek Holka|
|Real Estate and Construction||Lenka Subenikova|
|Real Estate and Construction||Katarina Cechova|
|Labour and Employment||Tomas Rybar|
|Litigation and Arbitraton||Katarina Cechova|
|Banking, Finance, Capital Markets||Simona Halakova|
|Banking, Finance, Capital Markets||Michaela Jurkova|
|Telecommunications, IT, Media||Simona Halakova|
|Telecommunications, IT, Media||Tomas Rybar|
|Regulated Industries, Public Law||Simona Halakova|
|Regulated Industries, Public Law||Tomas Rybar|
|Compliance and Investigations||Tomas Rybar|
|Intellectual Property||Michaela Jurkova|
|Life Sciences and Pharma||Tomas Rybar|
|Life Sciences and Pharma||Marek Holka|
|Data Protection and Privacy||Tomas Rybar|
|Insolvency and Restructuring||Katarina Cechova|
|Insolvency and Restructuring||Michaela Jurkova|
|Company and Commercial||Katarina Cechova|
|Company and Commercial||Tomas Maretta|
|Mrs Katarina Cechova||View Profile|
|Mrs Simona Halakova||View Profile|
|Mr Marek Holka||View Profile|
|Ms Michaela Jurkova||View Profile|
|Mr Tomas Maretta||View Profile|
|Mr Tomas Rybar||View Profile|
|Mr Michal Simunic||View Profile|
|Ms Lenka Subenikova||View Profile|
|Mrs Juliana Turcekova||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 18
LanguagesSlovak English French German Russian Czech
MembershipsLex Mundi World Services Group IBA AIJA INSOL EUROPE Slovak Bar Association
Cechova & Partners has a long tradition of community involvement, cooperation with third sector organizations and pro bono activities. We are, inter alia, supporting projects and foundations focused on providing help to children with severe diseases, as well as projects fighting corruption and supporting an increased level of compliance and ethics in Slovakia. Attorneys of Cechova & Partners believe that they have a social obligation resulting from their status as legal professionals to provide such assistance and share their skills for the common good. To support those goals, a number of our attorneys serve on supervisory and advisory bodies of entities administering certain projects.
When it comes to gender diversity, Cechova & Partners stands at the forefront in Slovakia. Unusually for the Slovak business environment, the majority of partners and managers in Cechova & Partners are women. In 2018, Katarina Cechova won the title Top Businesswoman of the Year. The competition was organized by Slovakias business daily Hospodárske noviny (HN) [https://hnonline.sk/]. First, she was shortlisted as one of the top ten most recognized Slovak businesswomen and finally won both categories: the main award and also the public votes award.
We have been organizing charitable events in recent years, proceeds from those events were used, among other things, to support projects of the League Against Cancer, to revitalize Malá scéna theatre in Bratislava and to support Anton Srholecs resocialization community.
Our law firm has been supporting the Bator Tabor Foundation established in 2001. The main goal of this foundation is to provide life-changing experience, strength and tools to live and recover for seriously ill children (children with cancer, diabetes, chronic joint inflammation and haemophilia) and their families. The foundation returns these children to their carefree childhood, which they lost during the struggle with severe illness. Thanks to positive feelings and experience, it gives them feelings of success, boosts their self-confidence, helps them gain the power to fight the illness and increases their belief in recovery. Mrs. Katarina Cechova is a member of the board of Bator Tabor Slovakia Foundation. You can learn more about the foundation and its project here: https://batortabor.hu/en/
The law firm Cechova & Partners gives professional support to the Stop Corruption Foundation, which is focused on eliminating corruption and its aftermath with respect to the quality of life and business environment and protecting whistleblowers. You can learn more about this organization here: http://zastavmekorupciu.sk/.
In 2018, five of our lawyers spent almost 200 working hours working pro bono.