E-mail: martin.kriz@prkpartners.com

Martin Kriz, partner, holds law degrees from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague and Comenius University Law School in Bratislava, as well as an MBA from Warwick Business School in England.

Martin worked as a foreign associate in a leading firm in the City of London between 1999 and 2000. With that exception, he has been working at PRK Partners since 1996. Martin became a partner in 2001.

He has broad corporate, banking, finance (including corporate finance) and insurance experience and has been involved in many fund-raisings, financial restructurings and mergers and acquisitions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and several other CEE countries.

Martin works in English, Czech and Slovak and has a passive knowledge of French. He is an attorney at law admitted to the Czech and Slovak Bar Associations.

Martin is listed and recommended as a leading practitioner, both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, corporate law and outsourcing in numerous directories and publications, including Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The European Legal 500, Legal Experts and Best Lawyers.


Martin Kříž advises on a range of mandates including divestments, sales and acquisitions with further expertise in corporate issues including holding structures. He is active across the technology, retail and real estate sectors. Martin Kříž is particularly noted for his high activity on deals in Slovakia. Strengths: "We appreciate his ability to understand our business needs, combined with a client friendly approach." "He always provides tailor-fitted solution in a very short time frame." "Martin Kříž is a very sophisticated lawyer."
Chambers Review 2023
"Martin Kriz advises on a range of transactions, including startup investments. He is active across a range of industries including energy, real estate and insurance. Martin Kriz is particularly noted for his high activity on deals in Slovakia. One client states: "He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced; it is a pleasure to work with him.""
Chambers Review 2022
"Martin Kriz advises clients on investments, demergers and acquisitions within the domestic market and in neighbouring countries, including Slovakia. He is described as being 'very efficient, to the point and pleasant to work with'."
Chambers Review 2021
Leading Individual in Private equity, M&A
IFLR 1000 (2021-22)
"Martin Kriz deals with high-value transactions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, often assisting clients from the energy, technology and real estate sectors. Clients emphasise that 'he is energetic and a tough negotiator,' while other sources are particularly impressed by his 'strong, open-minded, trustworthy, customer-friendly attitude'."
Chambers Review 2020
"Sources appreciate Martin Kriz´s deal-making and negotiation skills, and he is further endorsed for his solution-oriented approach: 'He is not the kind of lawyer who says things can´t be done and then leaves you to deal with it – he knows what a client wants to achieve and then works out how to get it done'." 
Chambers Review 2019
"Clients recommend practice head Martin Kriz for his 'profound legal knowledge and experience of deals. He is sophisticated person who can deal with difficult situations in negotiations'. Splitting his time between the firm´s Prague and Bratislava offices, he is well-known figure in the Czech Republic and Slovakia for cross-border transactions."
Chambers Review 2018

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