Firm Profile > Cechová & Partners > Bratislava, Slovakia

Cechová & Partners
STAROMESTSKA 3
811 03 BRATISLAVA
Slovakia

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The 'professional' team at Čechová & Partners is experienced in transactions connected with the energy, construction, life sciences, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), automotive, transport and IT sectors. In addition to being active in domestic matters, it is also sought out in transactions with a cross-border dimension; one name to note is Katarína Čechová, who is 'very dedicated to foreign clients'. Lenka Subenikova  , who co-heads the practice with Čechová, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Katarína Čechová; Lenka Šubeníková

Testimonials

The team has a cooperative approach, with a focus on searching for pro-business solutions

Michal Simunic  builds very good customer relationships and has an understanding of the client’s constraints and needs

Key clients

AFS Technologies Inc

ait-deutschland GmbH

Allergan

Bausch Lomb (former Valeant)

Celgene

CROWN Group

Hengstler

Inalfa Roof Systems

Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s.

Lenovo

Merck Sharp & Dohme, s.r.o.

PACCAR Financial

POVAZSKY CUKOR, member of NORDZUCKER GROUP

Reutter SK

Santen

Slovak subsidiary of LEDVANCE

SMRC (former Reydel)

Supernova Privatstiftung group

Smartwings

Vertiv, a.s.

Vienna Airport / Flughafen Wien AG

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Čechová & Partners is regularly instructed by domestic and international banks and other financial services clients, such as foreign investors, facility arrangers, collective investment companies and insurance companies. It handles an array of transactional matters and is also active in financial restructurings and reorganisations. Department head Simona Halakova is recommended for her regulatory expertise.

Practice head(s):

Simona Halakova

Testimonials

The team stands out for its responsiveness and clarity of advice

Key clients

Inalfa Roof Systems

Simmons & Simmons

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Čechová & Partners is strong in commercial litigation, where the workload includes real estate disputes and insolvency-related cases, among others. The team, which is led by Katarína Čechová, also advises on domestic and international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Katarína Čechová

Testimonials

The team provides short response times, is easily accessible and provides good quality work

We highly appreciate working with Katarína Čechová; she has a no-nonsense and practical approach

A very professional team led by Katarína Čechová

Key clients

DAF Trucks

FKP Sojuzplodoimport

P.E.M.

PACCAR Leasing

Smartwings (former name: Travel Service)

SMRC (former name: Reydel) Automotive Slovakia s.r.o., a member of SMRC Group

Up Slovensko, s. r. o. (former name: LE CHEQUE DEJEUNER s.r.o.)

YIT

Employment Tier 2

The 'highly skilled, responsive and proactive' team at Čechová & Partners handles a range of employment issues for domestic and international clients. The group is led by Tomáš Rybár, who is 'always ready to find the best solution based on your needs', and leads on employment and regulatory compliance matters. Lenka Šubeníková advises on employment law issues in the context of M&A and corporate reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

A professional, qualified and professional team of lawyers in all areas of law; it responds to the client’s demands immediately and the team is fully engaged, making it unique in the market

Flexibility, complexity and professionalism are the keys to its success

Lenka Šubeníková responds to our requests with a high degree of professionality, expertise and helpfulness, while actively and expressly seeking solutions and options’

Juliana Turcekova  is always precise, helpful and is a top expert in the field of labour law, disciplinary issues, termination of employment and litigation

Peter Fedor and Tomáš Rybár are very professional and the cooperation was efficient

Tomáš Rybár is an extremely knowledgeable person, with great contacts in the healthcare sector and broad knowledge of all issues related to business functioning

Key clients

Amgen

Crown Packaging

Hengstler, s.r.o.

LEDVANCE

Lenovo

Merck Sharp Dohme

Reutter SK

Smartwings

Valeant (Bausch & Lomb)

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Čechová & Partners is regularly engaged in significant real estate development projects and transactions, and is active in a range of zoning, leasing, dispute resolution and finance work for leading clients. Team head Lenka Šubeníková and Katarína Čechová are key figures.

Practice head(s):

Lenka Šubeníková

Testimonials

Very good firm. Very professional and attentive to timelines

Tomas Rybar  is a professional and reliable business partner; he gives solid legal advice

Key clients

bauMax (bx Alpha AG)

Crown Bevcan Slovakia (Crown Group)

Global City RE Group

Hengstler

Inalfa Roof Systems

Lenovo

Merck, Sharp & Dohme

Santen

SCONTO Development

YIT

The firm: Čechová & Partners is an independent Slovak law firm with a 30-year history. Since our establishment in 1990, we have been solving our clients’ legal issues in the areas of Slovak and European law. Our skills are reflected in our work and the satisfaction of our clients, as well as by our top ratings in numerous international and Slovak legal rankings every year.

We primarily focus on corporate clientele. Our clients are foreign companies (often multinational organisations and their subsidiaries), as well as large international law firms and local businesses. We are delighted that many of our clients return to us and seek our advice on a regular basis for many years. With some of our clients, we cooperate almost daily. With others, we work on specific individual projects.

Our attorneys speak different languages – Slovak, Czech, English, French, German,  Russian. We are therefore able to communicate with our clients better and understand their requests also from their local view. In combination with the high qualification and experience of our attorneys this is a part of our first value – Professionalism. We view our clients as our partners. We are able to bring together a team of experts, enabling to provide clients with expert advice on different types of agenda.

Second value for us is – Flexibility. We know that a good knowledge of law is no longer enough if we want to be among the best. We aim to identify and adapt to these requirements as rapidly as possible.

And last but not least, our main value – Integrity. We value the trust that our clients place in us. We work in line with the principles of decency and honesty, which we put first in relations between our law firm and clients. In recognition of these values, we advocate the principles of the fight against corruption, and apply the principles of internal compliance. We encourage all of our employees to adopt the same approach.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and Commercial Katarina Cechova
Corporate and Commercial Tomas Maretta
Corporate and Commercial Lenka Subenikova
Competition and Antitrust Tomas Maretta
Competition and Antitrust Marek Holka
M&A Katarina Cechova
M&A Lenka Subenikova
Real Estate and Construction Lenka Subenikova
Real Estate and Construction Katarina Cechova
Labour and Employment Tomas Rybar
Labour and Employment Lenka Subenikova
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
Company and Commercial Lenka Subenikova
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Katarina Cechova  photo Mrs Katarina Cechova
Mrs Simona Halakova  photo Mrs Simona Halakova
Mr Marek Holka  photo Mr Marek Holka
Ms Michaela Jurkova  photo Ms Michaela Jurkova
Mr Tomas Maretta  photo Mr Tomas Maretta
Mr Tomas Rybar  photo Mr Tomas Rybar
Mr Michal Simunic  photo Mr Michal Simunic
Ms Lenka Subenikova  photo Ms Lenka Subenikova
Mrs Juliana Turcekova  photo Mrs Juliana Turcekova
Mr Miroslav Zaťko  photo Mr Miroslav Zaťko
Number of lawyers : 19
Slovak
English
French
German
Russian
Czech
Lex 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 Slovakia’s 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 Srholec’s 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.