Čechová & Partners, established in 1990, is one of the leading Slovak commercial law firms. All lawyers are admitted or associate members of the Slovak Bar Association. Čechová & Partners is committed to building a truly independent local law firm, offering in-depth knowledge of Slovak law and business and profound experience in the local market, while providing legal assistance and client service of recognized international standards. The firm is consistently top-ranked by Chambers, PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal 500.
M&A Transactions: Čechová & Partners regularly advises foreign investors, multinationals and local clients on a variety of M&A and restructuring matters. It has acted in international acquisitions, sales of enterprises, local and cross-border mergers and joint ventures.
Competition: Čechová & Partners is a leading competition practice in the country. Its team acts on competition matters including compliance issues, representing clients at the NCA in antitrust investigations and merger clearances.
Corporate and Commercial: Čechová & Partners is regularly involved in corporate matters and procedures, as well as contract drafting and reviews.
Employment: The firm provides full employment and labor law assistance including employment contracts, damage actions, works councils, antidiscrimination, employee data protection, health and safety at work, pensions, share plans and benefits.
Banking and 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 and insurance companies.
Project Financing: Čechová & Partners has assisted its clients in a number of project finance matters, such as advising a foreign sponsor on one of the largest project finance transactions in Slovakia in the energy sector and advising a major international investment company in connection with a loan facility for a telecommunication project in Slovakia.
Real Estate: Čechová & Partners have gained respectable experience in this field, advising major international clients, investors, private equity funds, developers, banks, property managers and others, dealing with all aspects of real estate transactions.
Regulatory and Compliance: Regulatory assistance is among the fastest growing within the firm, particularly in the areas of consumer protection, energy, food, IT, pharmaceuticals, privacy, public procurement and transportation. Compliance reviews and forensic assistance are of growing prominence.
Dispute Resolution: The firm regularly represents clients in disputes at courts, arbitration tribunals and in administrative proceedings.
Insolvency and Restructurings: Čechová & Partners regularly advises on insolvency and restructuring matters. Its team has participated in long-term assistance for a consortium of international banks in financial restructuring of Slovakia’s largest steel producer. Čechová & Partners was also involved in the sale of bad debts from major state-controlled Slovak banks through an SPV.
IP and Media: Čechová & Partners advises on trademarks, domain names, copyright and unfair competition matters.