Katarína Ottová is an associate in our Bratislava office and a member of firm’s Labour & Employment team. Katarína deals with a wide range of employment matters on an ongoing basis and acts for domestic and multinational clients in the Slovak Republic on all aspects of labour law and employment matters, including business transfers, cross-border mobility or the redundancy of employees.

    She actively participates in the innovative international employment law platform Global Edge, developed in collaboration with our global network of specialist labour and employment lawyers.

    In addition to her experience in employment matters, Katarína is frequently involved in corporate or real estate transactions and complex due diligence projects focusing mainly on employment, corporate and real estate issues. She also focuses her practice on healthcare law and intellectual property or data protection matters.

    In 2019, Katarína joined an international team of lawyers in the Middle East, where she has been analysing cross-border financial transactions that are evading economic sanctions and money laundering regulations.

    Katarína graduated from the Faculty of Law, the Comenius University in Bratislava, in 2018. Previously, she worked as a law clerk for our firm and gained experience during her internship at the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic.

    Katarína is a registered legal trainee with the Slovak Bar Association.

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    • Advising a leading global provider of essential components and solutions with three global divisions: components, packaging and filters on reduction of the company’s warehouse capabilities involving advising on organisational changes and mass dismissal.
    • Assisting the world-leading provider of services, software, hardware and security in the ongoing process of implementing a global working from home policy aiming to significantly reduce office spaces and have employees working from home permanently, including specific procedures for evaluating home office premises as suitable from an occupational health and safety perspective, and practical recommendations on suitable data protection measures, as well as measures preventing the isolation and discrimination of employees performing work from home.
    • Advising one of the world’s largest giants in the chemical industry on preparation of internal HR policies.
    • Representing a US-based multinational corporation that designs and manufactures dispensing equipment and industrial adhesives, sealants and coatings in a unified multijurisdictional review of six main workflows: managing onboarding; employee data administration; talent acquisition; managing the workforce; workforce planning; and managing terminations, including up to 16 sub-processes.
    • Providing the international packaging company with an analysis of internal rules of temporary assignment and posting of employees in terms of compliance with Slovak law, including several models of cooperation with external entities in the implementation of the company’s business plans.
    • Supporting a world-leading pharmaceutical company in a project involving the sale of a number of its pharmaceutical brands and associated commercialisation businesses worldwide. The advice focused primarily on employment law aspects linked with transfer of employees to the purchaser.
    • Representation of Slovakia’s foremost expert, a founding member of the Slovak AI association, in litigation against a client’s former employer, Faculty of Informatics and Information technologies, and Slovak University of Technology, in respect of wrongful termination of employment.
    • Advising a local subsidiary of the leading provider of gaming services in the Baltic States with COVID-19 Lease Issues. This highly prestigious mandate has been given to the firm due to the reputation we have developed on the market.
    • Advising a European market leader in the sale of plastic containers and pallets, on complete legal support in connection with the liquidation of its subsidiary in Slovakia.
    • Representing one of the world's largest retailers in a complex real property title litigation relating to property under existing buildings and adjacent land. The representation involves a historical claim of legal title to land originally seized to historical owners by the Slovak state.
    • Advisory to one of the largest residential developers operating in our territory with regards to the permitting process of a building within a new residential project in Western Slovakia.
    • Advising a local subsidiary of a Finnish residential and apartment developer in property acquisition of lands and buildings. By acquiring additional land, the developer expanded its successful residential project in Bratislava. The whole project will offer hundreds of new flats to the booming residential market in Bratislava.
    • Advising a client in relation to the acquisition of accommodation facilities, including due diligence regarding corporate, insurance, employment and financing matters.
    • Advising a reputable non-governmental organisation cooperating with segregated minorities in Slovakia on various issues, including personal data protection.
    • Advising the coauthor in relation to agreement on creation of software with other coauthor. Our legal advice included the area of software created in the course of an employment relationship, the area of software created under the work contract and protection of the coauthor economic rights in the future.
    • Advising the client in relation to transfer of know-how and intellectual property rights.
    • Advising one of the Slovak banks on the marketing campaign against which National bank of Slovakia is claiming.

    Education

    • Comenius University in Bratislava, Mgr., 2018

    Admissions

    • Registered Legal Trainee, Slovak Republic

    Languages

    • Slovak
    • Czech
    • English

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    • “What is the cost of termination of employment?”, AmCham Connection, January 2020.

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