I am a Managing Partner of Bird & Bird offices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia where I coordinate teams of lawyers to deliver excellent professional advice and outstanding client service. I'm also the head of our Czech and Slovak Corporate and Banking & Finance Groups.
Here at Bird & Bird, I represent domestic and international clients from a range of sectors including financial services, real estate and construction, renewable energy, oil and gas, IT, telecoms and media, automotive, life sciences, aviation and FMCG as well as government and public sector bodies.
I offer significant expertise in corporate matters including mergers, reorganisations, liquidations, acquisitions, disposals and takeover bids. In real estate, I have experience in purchase and sale agreements, leases, landlord/tenant issues and property development matters. In banking and finance, my expertise includes acquisition and project finance, capital markets, insurance and regulatory matters including payments and more generally FinTech-related issues. I have also been coordinating legal advice in a number of cross-border outsourcing and restructuring projects involving human capital, and also regularly advise in complex employment matters.
As well as contributing to legal publications, I'm often quoted in legal commentaries and the business media. I have also taken part in the Association for Corporate Growth, the Czech Venture Capital Association and the Association for Capital Markets.
Before joining Bird & Bird, I spent over a decade at one of Prague's largest law firms, where I was a partner responsible for M&A and banking and finance. I'm a member of the Czech Bar Association and the Slovak Bar Association.
As well as my native Slovak, I speak fluent English and Czech and have a good working command of Russian.