Together with her colleague Ján Kuciak, she exposed ties between the Slovak government and Italian mafia.
She has also investigated massive illegal arms sales to Syria during the war, explored links between the global cocaine trade and Balkan organized crime groups, and identified illegal real-estate investments by politicians.
In November 2016, Pavla was selected among a hundred New Europe changemakers and a hundred people changing Central and Eastern Europe for the better
The only Czech journalist responsible for Panama papers investigation
With Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova she cooperated on multiple articles about illegal sales activities of the Azerbaijan president and his family members - thanks to this investigation both of them received the Global Shining Light Award.
Together with Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) and Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), she analysed the billion-dollar military orders delivered to Syria
Together with her colleagues, she received Serbian price for investigative journalism - with Saska Cvetkovska she revealed secret investments of the past boss of Macedonian secret services - Sašo Mijalkov. Thanks to these revelations Mijalkov had to leave and subsequently the Macedonian government fell