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Awards and Accolades for Cechova & Partners

Awards and Accolades for Cechova & Partners

Cechova & Partners is honoured to have been awarded and recognised by some of the key organisations and publications analysing legal markets in Slovakia and around the world. These awards and accolades reflect the commitment and dedication of Cechova & Partners to providing high standard of legal assistance and client service.

Law Firm of the Year 2017

Cechova & Partners has been named Law Firm of the Year 2017 in Competition Law at this year's Law Firm of the Year event organised by in cooperation with the Slovak business weekly TREND. Our competition team lead by Tomas Maretta has won the award for a third consecutive year. In addition the law firm has been highly recommended and recommended in key areas such as Corporate, M&A, Employment, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, or Restructuring & Insolvency.

Legal 500

Cechova & Partners has been recognised as a Top-Tier Firm in Slovakia for Commercial, Corporate and M&A as the only national firm. Our law firm has been recommended also in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Employment, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate and Construction. The commentary had this to say about our practice:

  • “Cechova & Partners’ ‘very good’ team is a popular choice for FMCG transactions.”
  • “Cechova & Partners is highly regarded for employment advisory services and has a burgeoning reputation for whistleblowing and data privacy matters.”
  • “Cechova & Partners’ ‘professional team’ has extensive experience in arbitration.”

As far as individual achievements concerned, all of our six partners were listed in the publication. Katarina Cechova was named a Leading Individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Real Estate and Construction. Our partners were further recommended in various practice areas: Tomas Maretta in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Tomas Rybar in Employment, Real Estate & Construction and Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Katarina Cechova in Dispute Resolution, both Michaela Jurkova and Simona Halakova in Banking, Finance and Capital markets, and Lenka Subenikova in Real Estate and Construction.

Chambers Europe

Cechova & Partners has been ranked Band 1 law firm in Slovakia for Competition/Antitrust and achieved further high rankings for other key practice areas of Employment, Restructuring/Insolvency, Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution. Three of our partners were selected for inclusion: Tomas Maretta was top ranked for Competition/Antitrust while Katarina Cechova and Tomas Rybar were ranked for other respective practice areas. The Chambers Europe commentary says:

  • “Market-leading competition team … has impressive strength in merger clearance and compliance mandates, as well as vertical distribution agreements.”
  • “Significant practice on the Slovak employment market... Notable experience regarding employment disputes related to redundancies, as well as assistance with transactional matters, restructuring, regulatory compliance and data protection issues.”
  • “Well-respected practice, particularly noted for its local assistance to international firms on cross-border matters. Broad knowledge across financial regulatory, restructuring and loan issues. Boasts a strong roster of public and private clients... ”

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