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Michaela Jurkova

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Čechová & Partners

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Areas of Practice: Banking, Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Contract Law, Corporate and Business, Labour Law, Employee Benefits, Energy, Financial Services, Finance, Insolvency, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trademarks, Unfair Competition




During her practice with the firm, Michaela gained significant experience in the area of corporate and contractual law, as well as in many mergers & acquisitions transactions, including cross-border mergers. Prior to joining the firm, Michaela worked as an in-house lawyer in a French owned company active in the area of energy and heat supplying. Within the firm, she developed her practice in this area while providing regulatory and compliance advice to several clients active in the energy (electricity, gas) sector, including elaboration of legal statements on compliance of Slovak law with the EU legislation. On a regular basis, Michaela provides legal assistance to foreign clients in connection with organization and implementation in the Slovak Republic of international employees shares acquisition schemes. In recent years, a substantial part of Michaela’s work are financing and securitization transactions, including advising the clients on Slovak law aspects of facility agreements and related collateral to be provided by Slovak borrowers or guarantors, including subsequent execution and implementation of the documentation. She also gained significant experience in advising many international banks and multinational financial institutions on regulatory aspects of financial services provision, financial and investment instruments trading, including commodity derivatives, and collective investment. Michaela leads the intellectual property law practice of the firm, with a special focus on trademarks and copyright.

Michaela was admitted to the Slovak Bar Association in 2006, and became a partner in the firm in 2008. In 2004-2005 and 2007-2008, she was leading the Brussels branch practice of Cechova & Partners.


Slovak, English, French, Czech


Slovak Bar Association


Michaela graduated the Law Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, and received her M.A. in 2000, and graduated the Faculty of Commerce, University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovakia, in 1999. During her university studies, she attended a one-year study program at the Business School in Chambéry, France (École Supérieure de Commerce de Chambéry), specializing in corporate finance.


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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