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Cechova & Partners

Tomas Rybar

Tomas Rybar



  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business
  • Employment and Labor
  • Life Sciences

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Employment and Labor Group
Gaming/ Gambling Group
Life Sciences Group
Technology, Media & Communications Group
Tomas Rybar graduated from the Law Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia and received his M.A in 2001. In 2001 he gained a certificate of EU expertise from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institute for European Politics. Before joining Cechova & Partners, he worked with the Bratislava office of Squire Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. and with the Agner Law Firm. He is a Slovak national, fluent in English and Czech, with basic language abilities in German and Hungarian.

Tomas is a member of the Extended Bureau of AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers and Co-Chair of its National Representatives Committee. Tomas is also a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Slovak Bar Association.

He is primarily active in the areas of life sciences and employment law, as well as contract and corporate law.

Tomáš is a leading expert in pharmaceutical law, giving advice to may pharmaceutical companies operating in Slovakia.
In addition, he leads thw team of attorneys focused on employment law in our office, having worked on a wide range of cases concerning employment law, personal data protection and privacy matters.

His professional practice includes mergers and acquisitions, compliance, European law, real estate and information technology.

International recognition:

Legal 500 recognized Tomáš as a leading individual in Employment and ranked him among recommended lawyers in Real estate and construction, and Commercial, corporate and M&A.

Chambers Europe recommends Tomáš in Employment and Real Estate.

One of the clients from the real estate sector says: “Tomáš is an immense pleasure to work with. His knowledge is well known in the real estate market.” Chambers Europe.

“Managing partner Tomas Rybar is ‘very professional and gives timely advice’.” A client states for Legal 500.

“…Tomas Rybar, who is praised by clients for his ‘strength and thorough knowledge of Slovak and international law’.” A client states for Legal 500.

“He really understood our needs; I was thoroughly impressed.” A client states for Chambers Europe.

Bar Admissions

Slovak Bar Association


Law Faculty of Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (Graduated, M.A., 2001);
Course of European Integration and Law, organised by Institute for European Politics, Berlin, 1999-2001
Areas of Practice

Administrative Law | Commercial Law | Corporate and Business | Employment and Labor | Environmental | Foreign Investment | Life Sciences | Mergers & Acquisitions | Privatization

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

- Member of Team Europe - a group of experts on EU organised by the Delegation of the European Commission in the Slovak Republic.
- Participated in several due diligences in major companies of the energy, oil production, paper production, telecommunications and chemical sectors.
- Advised clients on new data protection regulation and connected cross-border issues, as well as on general employment issues.
- Professional area includes European law, health care law, other administrative law, financial law, information technology and data protection law.

Professional Associations

    Team Europe

Team Europe is a group of experts on EU organised by the European Commission in EU Member States


- Served as a lecturer for the Delegation of the European Commission and the Government Office of the Slovak Republic.
- Conference on Participation of Lawyers in the European Union, organised by the Spanish Bar Association with the support of the European Commission, Brussels, 2004 - Speech on impacts of enlargement and approximation laws.
- Seminar of International Association of Young Lawyers on Enlargement, Limassol, 2004 - Speech on influence of enlargement on an advocate's work.

Professional Activities and Experience

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P., 1999-2001;
Agner Law Firm, 2001

COVID-19: Legal Challenges for Pharmaceutical Companies
Cechova & Partners, March 2020

Pharmaceutical companies are meeting with numerous legal challenges resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the corresponding Government measures. Among the most discussed topics are the legal obligations relating to availability of medicinal products, securing of medicinal products for treatment of patients with COVID-19, control over the distribution channel, clinical trials, and relations with healthcare professionals...

Additional Articles

- European Commission Study on Private Enforcement of Competition Rules, chapter on the Slovak Republic with Tomas Maretta and Ashurst, 2004
- New Data Protection Regulation. In: IBA Central and Eastern European Forum Newsletter, June 2003.
- New Foundations Act. In: IBA Central and Eastern European Forum Newsletter, June 2003.
- Registration of Asset Pledges. In: BNA's Eastern Europe Reporter, April 2003.
- Getting the Deal Through, E-Commerce 2003 - chapter on Slovak Republic, in co-operation with Mr. Zbynek Loebl.
- Environment - Integrated Inspection, Approval Established for Industrial Facilities. In: BNA's Eastern Europe Reporter, December 2003.

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