Ms Zuzana Šimeková > Dentons > Bratislava, Slovakia > Lawyer Profile


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Competition and Antitrust, Life Sciences


Zuzana is Partner in Dentons’ Bratislava office and co-head of Europe Life Sciences Group. In her practice, Zuzana focuses on life sciences/pharma law and competition law. She has more than 15 years of experience advising clients in the pharmaceutical sector in CEE and Europe on a variety of regulatory issues, including clinical trials, market access, pricing and reimbursement, compliance, distribution and sales models, promotion and advertising of medicines and medical devices, setting up and coordinating international compliance programs, as well as representing clients before regulators. Zuzana has also extensive experience in life sciences regulatory aspects of M&A and corporate transactions. She has also advised on a wide range of competition law issues arising out of commercial agreements, and on cases concerning abuse of a dominant position, cartels and leniency, inspections by competition authorities, and concentrations. Zuzana has experience designing antitrust compliance programs and training programs for a number of major international companies.


Before joining Dentons in 2015, she worked at Allen & Overy as co-head of European life sciences regulatory group based in Paris; head of EU and Competition practice in Bratislava where she specialised in competition law and the regulatory environment, incl. in the pharmaceutical sector; Spent two years in Allen & Overy LLP’s competition team in London.


English, French and Slovak


Slovak Bar Association


Zuzana graduated as a Master of Laws from Comenius University in Bratislava. In 2005, she received an LL.M. in Competition Law at the College of Europe (Belgium) and in 2013, a Ph.D. at the Charles University in Prague (focus on Interaction of pharmaceutical regulation and Competition law).

Lawyer Rankings

Czech Republic > Employment

Dentons is highlighted as a ‘great name in the industry‘. The team advises a client base which includes large corporations on the full spectrum of matters, including the employment aspects of transactions. Practice co-heads Ladislav Smejkal, who has experience in both contentious and non-contentious employment matters, and Tomáš Bílek who focuses on employment litigation and unfair dismissal cases, are the key names to note. The team includes Takura Kawai, who acts for Japanese clients, and senior associate Andrea Hámorská. Zuzana Šimeková is the key name in the Bratislava office for cross-border matters.

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dentons offers extensive coverage of the CEE and CIS regions, and regularly works in tandem with its Prague office to handle corporate and M&A instructions for clients on both the buy and sell sides. The Bratislava team has a strong track record in advising international clients on their entry into the Slovak market. It handles a mix of transactional and day-to-day support. Zuzana Šimeková is knowledgeable about competition issues related to M&A. The team has recently been bolstered by the arrival of Juraj Gyárfáš from Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o. in 2019. Counsels Katarina Pecnová and Martin Mendel are also recommended. Jan Procházka oversees the team.