Marketa Cisarova

Marketa Cisarova


  Markéta is an expert in resolving disputes and advising on employment law and compliance matters.
She is the CEE Anti-bribery and Corruption coordinator. Marketa helps clients navigate complex people and rewards issues in corporate settings, from advisory and transactional work to cross-border restructuring, outsourcing and business transfers. She is well-versed in anti-corruption, AML and sanctions compliance and internal investigations. Markéta is an arbitrator at the Prague Stock Exchange Arbitration Court.


Representative matters

A multinational technology company across 14 EMEA countries, incl. Czech Republic, providing a surgery style employment advice which covered a range of issues from performance management, review of HR policies and employment contracts to investigations.

A U.S. technology company Czech subsidiary in connection with various employment and benefits matters, including termination of underperforming employees, home-office arrangements, social security benefits and related administrative proceedings or parental benefits regime. 

A US listed international software company in relation to an employee misconduct investigation involving a number of jurisdictions, including principally the Czech Republic.

Czech Export Bank in its arbitration proceedings against MezhtopEnergoBank concerning non-payment of purchase price for assigned receivables.

Published Work

Together with Touska, M., and Pavlu, R., co-authored an article on arbitration in a publication “Euroamendment of the Arbitration Act”, 2012

A&O White Collar Crime in CEE – A guide to managing corruption risks, 2012

“Criminal liability of legal entities”, Ekonom, a Czech economic weekly magazine, 2012

Together with Mysakova, P.: “Who’s Afraid of Foreign Law?”, Euro, a Czech economic weekly magazine, 2009

Speaking Engagements

Panellist, Internal Invetigation in Practice, Czech Compliance Association Annual Conference, May 2023

Guest Speaker, Latest trends in Internal Investigations and Crisis Communication, Czech Compliance Association Seminar, May 2020

Panellist, Global Anti-Corruption Trends, ABA Third Global White Collar Crime Institute, June 2019

Guest Speaker, New Czech Act on Class Actions, Czech Union of Inhouse Counsels (UPP), April 2019

Marketa displays high integrity, effective and smooth management of the whole team.
Legal 500, 2023
Marketa has a fair and professional attitude, while remaining tough opponents.
Legal 500, 2021



Czech Republic, 2004


Ing., Economics, University of Economics, Prague, 2001

Mgr., Law faculty, Charles University Prague, 2000


Czech, English
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.