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Katarina Cechova

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Čechová & Partners

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Areas of Practice: 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. 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. She serves as the arbitrator for international disputes of the Arbitration Court of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 1997, Vienna International Arbitration Court since 2017 and the Arbitration Court of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2018. 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 34 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), ballroom and latino dance


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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Commercial, corporate and M&A

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Katarína Čechová - Čechová & Partners

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Katarína Čechová - Čechová & Partners

Within: Real estate and construction

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.

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