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Managing Partner: Katarína Čechová
Number of partners worldwide: 6
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 19
Languages: Slovak, Czech, English, French, German, Russian
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.
Our primary focus is on corporate clientele. Our clients include 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 have sought our advice on a regular basis for many years. With some of our clients, we cooperate almost on a daily basis. With others, we work on specific individual projects.
Our attorneys speak many different languages – Slovak, Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Russian. Therefore, we are able to communicate with our clients better and also understand their requests from their perspective. This is part of our first value – Professionalism. We view our clients as our partners. We are able to bring together a comprehensive team of experts, enabling us to provide clients with advice on different types of agenda.
Our second value is – Flexibility. We know that only having good knowledge of the law is no longer enough if we want to be among the best. We aim to identify and adapt to unique and changing requirements as rapidly as possible.
And last, but not the 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 the relationship 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.
Slovak Bar Association, Lex Mundi, World Services Group, IBA, AIJA. AmCham Slovakia
■ Banking & Finance
■ Competition & Antitrust
■ Corporate & Commercial
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Insolvency & Restructurings
■ IP & Media
■ Labour & Employment
■ Project Finance
■ Real Estate & Construction
■ Regulatory & Compliance:
-Electronic Communications & E-Commerce
-Transportation & Postal Services Main Areas of Practice:
M&A advice forms the core of the firm’s practice. Čechová & Partners regularly advises foreign investors, multinationals and local clients on a variety of M&A and restructuring matters. It has acted in various transactions involving acquisitions of shares, direct sales of local enterprises, mergers of multinationals’ subsidiaries, international acquisitions and implementation of joint ventures. Čechová & Partners has advised its clients on acquisitions of major Slovak companies, including international airports, electricity production and distribution companies, telecommunications operators and the largest Slovak banks, major Slovak construction companies, or the national provider of terrestrial and satellite television and radio broadcasting services.
Contacts: Katarína Čechová, Lenka Šubeníková
Competition & Antitrust:
Čechová & Partners is a leading competition practice in the country. Its team acts on a broad range of competition matters including compliance issues, representing the clients vis-à-vis the Slovak competition authority on antitrust investigations, and assisting clients with merger clearances. The firm’s lawyers have been involved, inter alia, in local clearances for numerous worldwide transactions of multinationals, particularly in the construction, energy and chemical industries.
Contacts: Tomáš Maretta, Marek Holka
Corporate & Commercial:
Čechová & Partners is regularly involved in a large number of corporate matters and procedures, as well as contract drafting and reviews, including the areas of commercial, financial, civil and specially regulated contracts. A commercial and practical approach is taken in the course of such assistance.
Contacts: Katarína Čechová, Tomáš Maretta
Labour & Employment:
The firm provides full employment and labour law assistance including employment contracts, employment termination, damage actions, works councils, collective bargaining, antidiscrimination, employee data protection, health and safety at work, employee pensions, share plans and benefits.
Contacts: Tomáš Rybár, Lenka Šubeníková
Banking & Finance:
Čechová & Partners has established its reputation throughout the banking and financial community. The firm’s clients include foreign and Slovak banks, facility arrangers, foreign investors, security houses, financial institutions, insurance companies.
Contacts: Simona Haláková, Michaela Jurková
Data Protection and Privacy:
Čechová & Partners is a leading privacy practice in Slovakia, with a dedicated, experienced and duly staffed privacy practice. It advises on standard data protection duties of controllers and processors, notifications and registrations, communication with the Office for Personal Data Protection, internal documentation, security of personal data, monitoring, cross-border transfer of personal data, Binding Corporate Rules, Privacy Shield, and GDPR.
Contacts: Tomáš Rybár, Peter Fedor
Real Estate & Construction:
Čechová & 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. Among others, the firm has advised a leading foreign construction company on the construction of a motorway as a part of the first such PPP project in Slovakia.
Contacts: Lenka Šubeníková, Katarína Čechová
Regulatory & Compliance:
Regulatory assistance is one of the fastest growing practice areas within the firm, in particular in the fields of pharmaceuticals, life sciences, 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. It also regularly acts on data protection matters, including trainings, registrations and cross-border transfers. Compliance reviews and forensic assistance are of growing prominence.
Contacts: Simona Haláková, Tomáš Rybár
Čechová & Partners’ rapidly expanding litigation team represents clients in various types of disputes at courts, arbitration tribunals and in administrative proceedings. The firm’s lawyers also regularly participate in arbitration proceedings held by foreign and domestic arbitration tribunals and also serve as arbitrators.
Contacts: Katarína Čechová, Juliána Turčeková
Insolvency & Restructurings:
Čechová & Partners regularly advises its clients on insolvency and restructuring matters. Its team has participated in long-term assistance provided to coordination committee of a group of international banks in financial restructuring and reorganisation of a Slovak largest steel producer. Its team includes a trustee for bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic and also a specialised trustee registered with the National Bank of Slovakia for regulated financial institutions.
Contacts: Katarína Čechová, Michaela Jurková
IP & Media:
Čechová & Partners’ practice covers legal services in the area of IP law advising in particular on trademarks, domain names, copyright and unfair competition matters.
Contact: Michaela Jurková
This firm is also ranked in:Global 2021