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Simona Halakova

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Čechová & Partners

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Areas of Practice: Banking & Finance Regulatory, Financial Services, Energy Law & Network Industries, Exploration & Production Projects, Telecommunications, M&A, Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law, Employment and Labour Law, Employee Benefits, Reorganisations and Outsourcing




Simona is a partner at Cechova & Partners as of 2008. She is a member of the Slovak Bar Association since 1998, has joined the firm in 2000 and passed the Bar exams in 2001. During her nineteen-years practice Simona gained significant experience and expertise in the area of banking and finance regulatory law and successfully assisted to a number of domestic and foreign financial services clients, including international banks and multinational financial institutions active in the fields such as banking, finance, trading with derivatives and securities, payment services, collective investment, insurance & reinsurance, financial intermediation, etc. Simona has been also instrumental in advising various clients from energy and network industries sector on specific aspects of Slovak and EU regulatory framework, including areas of nuclear power sector and renewables, and has also actively participated in several transactions and projects in the area of exploration and production of oil and gas. Simona has also gained significant experience in the area of M&A and privatisation transactions, while serving to various international and domestic undertakings being active mainly in banking, telecommunications, construction and automotive industries, engineering, gambling and private equity sectors. Simona has successfully acted as a project leader in a number of asset and business transfer projects and transactions, including corporate reorganizations, transfers of employees and outsourcing projects. Her expertise also covers areas of electronic communications. Simona regularly advises clients on the various aspects of corporate and commercial law.


Slovak, English, Czech


Slovak Bar Association


Simona graduated from the Law Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia and received M.A. in 1998. She completed her dissertation work in Civil law focused on Security Instruments for Contractual Obligations and received her Dr. Jur. in 2001.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

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.

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