Katarína Čechová is a founding partner of Čechová & Partners with more than 35 years of continued legal practice. She actively participates on leadership of the firm and guides her colleagues to strictly comply with ethical principles and maintain personal integrity in all aspects of their profession.
She is primarily involved in M&A transactions, distressed assets, reorganization and restructuring of companies, corporate finance and project financing, litigation and arbitration. Katarina is listed as a licensed restructuring and bankruptcy trustee by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic.
Katarína serves as a permanent arbitrator for international disputes of the Arbitration Court of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, and the Arbitration Court of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2000-2002, she was a Co-chair of the European Forum of the International Bar Association – the largest international organization bringing together lawyers and bar associations from all over the world.
Katarína has also been doing Pro Bono work for the third sector for a long time. She is a member of the Bátor Tábor Slovakia Foundation’s Board of Directors and is also active on the Board of Directors of Rotary Club Bratislava International.
“Katarína Čechová is a highly prominent figure in the market. Known for her work on a wide range of transactional matters, she is particularly knowledgeable on matters involving insolvency and restructuring.” Chambers Europe 2018.
“She is one of the most seasoned lawyers in the market; she has seen everything.” Respondent for Chambers Europe.
She is described by one client as being “hands-on, dedicated and persuasive.” Chambers Europe 2019.
An interviewee describes her as “very attentive and knowledgeable of the economy and the business field in Slovakia.” Chambers Europe 2019.
Chambers and Partners ranked Katarína Čechová as Eminent Practitioner in Corporate/M&A and recommended her in Restructuring/Insolvency and Dispute Resolution.
In 2018, she was inducted to the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. This award came in recognition of the continued excellence of her work in Corporate, Commercial and M&A in Slovakia. Legal 500 also recommends Katarína as a leading individual in the practice area Real estate and construction and recommends her in Dispute resolution, and Banking, finance and capital markets.
In 2019 IFLR1000 recognized Katarina to be among the 300 best female worldwide lawyers in their areas nationally. Katarína is also recommended by IFLR1000 as a highly regarded lawyer in the areas Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, and Restructuring and insolvency.
In 2018, she was named the TOP woman of Slovak business (both by the jury and in public voting) in the leading Slovak economic daily Hospodárske noviny competition.
Languages: English, Russian, Czech
Education: Comenius University in Bratislava (JUDr., 1984)