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Zuzana Hecko

Senior Associate


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Zuzana Hecko

Senior Associate


Zuzana leads the Intellectual Property practice in Bratislava. She has experience advising on various IP issues, including domain name recovery, licensing, software, anti-counterfeiting, electronic commerce and IP aspects of commercial transactions. Zuzana also advises on data protection matters, including data transfers, outsourcing, cloud computing and compliance. She worked for three years as a legal advisor in the European Commission in Brussels where she handled issues related to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Before joining Allen & Overy, Zuzana worked in the IP/technology department of an international law firm in Hong Kong. She is a member of the Anti-Counterfeiting Committee of ECTA (European Community Trademark Association).

“Zuzana Hečko is noted for her extensive knowledge and dedication to clients. She assists technology and pharmaceutical companies with litigation concerning trade marks and patents as well as unfair competition matters.” Chambers Europe 2018

Widely appreciated by her clients, Zuzana Hečko is described as “very direct and honest, and she has a strong charisma and brings a lot of clarity and authority when negotiating.”She is praised by another source as “extremely responsive and a pleasant conversational partner.” Chambers Europe 2017

News & insights


News: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Germany's leading port operator HHLA on the entry of Chinese COSCO into the terminal business

Allen & Overy has advised Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) in connection with the strategic investment by COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) in HHLA Container Terminal Tollerort (CTT).

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2020

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe continue to focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: emerging data protection and cybersecurity guidance (Updated 18 June 2020)

The Covid-19 coronavirus is creating a need for organisations to process personal data, for a variety of specific purposes (including managing and protecting their workforce, customers and the…

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Blog Post: 22 NOVEMBER 2019

Slovak parliament rejects draft law which would soften regulation of CBD (cannabidiol)

In August 2019, the Slovak government introduced a draft law which suggested removing CBD (cannabidiol) from the list of psychotropic substances. The draft law therefore attempted to make CBD a…

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Admitted as advokat, Slovakia, 2013


JUDr., Law, P.J. Šafárik University, 2007

LL.M., Law, University College Dublin, Ireland, 2004

Mgr., Law, P.J. Šafárik University, 2003

Published work

"Data retention by internet service providers for IP rights protection: Bonnier Audio (C-461/10)", Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, 2012

"EU Law and policies on intellectual property rights enforcement", Enforcement of intellectual property rights through border measures, Oxford, 2012