Simona Haláková is a partner in Čechová & Partners with more than 15 years of legal practice. Her professional experience includes corporate and contract law, as well as law of several regulated sectors, including banking & finance, trading in securities, collective investment, e-money and payment services, insurance& reinsurance, as well as regulation of the energy and network industries, mining and geological law and telecommunications.
Simona regularly advises foreign clients, including foreign banks and multinational financial institutions, on various regulated areas within the financial sector regarding an assessment and structuring of their business models, as well as on the implementation of new and innovative products and services in the local market in the Slovak Republic in line with fast-developing European and local regulation.
She also regularly advises various foreign clients in the energy sector and network industries, in the mining and geological sector and in telecommunications on local regulatory matters and management of their contractual relationships, as well as on the structuring and implementation of their business projects in the local market.
In the practice area of corporate and commercial law, Simona has also led and coordinated teams of lawyers in a number of complex transactional projects in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, transfers of business or parts thereof, as well as transfers of assets and business units.
“Simona Haláková, an expert on regulatory matters, leads the team and gives us advice that is straight to the point, well-structured and comprehensible.” Legal 500.
The Legal 500 ranks Simona Haláková as the “Leading Individual” in the areas of Banking, Finance and Capital markets, and also recommends her in the field of Commercial, Corporate and M&A.
IFLR1000 repeatedly recommends Simona as “Highly regarded lawyer” in the areas of Banking, Energy and infrastructure, and Project development. IFLR1000 specifically recognized that the energy team of Čechová & Partners achieved the “Top Tier Firm” IFLR1000 ranking in the practice area of Energy and Infrastructure in 2015 under Simona’s leadership. Čechová & Partners team is repeatedly ranked by IFLR1000 as “Top Tier Firm” in Project development where Simona contributes by her leadership of projects from the energy and geology sectors.
Languages: Slovak, English and Czech
Education: Comenius University in Bratislava (JUDr., 2001; Mgr., 1998)