Financial Services

Čechová & Partners has maintained a long-term high rating in international rankings such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, and IFLR 1000 in the banking and finance area. Not only large banks and insurance companies, but also stockbrokers, management companies, and other providers of financial services rely on our support in the area of regulation of financial services, matters related to company law, and other legal issues connected to the sector.


Major British Retail Bank

Comprehensive legal advice on banking regulation to a Scottish retail bank in the process of a cross-border merger with a Dutch credit institution. This took place against the backdrop of the intra-group restructuring and demerger of the Dutch credit institution. Our advice included due diligence related to the Dutch bank’s standard contract documentation, as well as an assessment of the legal procedures for the contract portfolio transfer resulting from the intra-group demerger and its subsequent cross-border merger with our client as the successor banking institution in the post-merger stage.

Foreign Investment Fund and Investment Holding Company Owned by the Republic of Singapore

Comprehensive legal advice on financial regulation issues to a Singaporean investment company which held and managed a portfolio of USD 177 billion. Our advice was in connection with the acquisition of an indirect ownership interest in a major life insurance company, pension management company, and supplementary pension management company operating in Slovakia.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Comprehensive legal advice on regulatory matters to Bank of America’s corporate and investment banking division in connection with trading in financial instruments in Slovakia, including trading in securities and commodity derivatives, as well as providing regular updates on legislative developments and changes related to trading in these financial instruments.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd (Swiss Re)

Comprehensive legal advice on regulatory matters in the area of insurance and reinsurance regarding a non-contentious matter, including advice on all stages of the process of concluding insurance and reinsurance transactions, the marketing and sale of insurance products, and loss adjusting. Our legal assistance continues in the form of providing regular updates on regulatory aspects of the insurance and reinsurance sector.

Swiss Insurance Company

Comprehensive advice on regulatory matters regarding insurance services, as well as regular updates on regulatory aspects of the insurance sector and special life and non-life insurance products to a major Swiss insurance company, which is a global insurer trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

US Company Providing Third-Party Liability Insurance Services to Medical Companies and Innovators in Biomedical Science

Legal advice on regulation in the insurance sector, including the assessment and localisation of contract documentation for clinical trials and adjusting the business model to the needs of the market in Slovakia.