JUDr. Jiří Ctibor, LL.M., Ph.D.

The Legal 500, a renowned rating agency,
recommends Jiří as a recognized expert in the Commercial,
Corporate and M&A and Real Estate and Construction categories.

Attorney, partner


Criminal law
European law
Intellectual Property / IT
Immigration legal services
Litigation, arbitration and mediation
M&A / Corporate
Real Estate / Construction / Environmental


Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague,
1992 - 1998 (Mgr.)

Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague,
1999 - 2004 (Ph.D.)

Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague, 2004 (JUDr.)

Faculty of Law of the University of Hamburg,
1998 – 1999 (LL.M.)

Academic placement at the Central College in Sydney,
2000 – 2001 (Diploma in Business)




Member of the Czech Bar Association since 1999

Member of the Slovak Bar Association since 2006

Head of the legislative task force at the Czech Franchising Institute in charge of the preparation of franchising regulation since 2011

Member of the International Intellectual Property Law Association since 2018


Investujeme.cz: An article about advantages of multifranchising, 04/2018

International Journal of Franchising Law: An article about the pre-contractual information duty of franchisor, 04/2018

Marketing&Media č. 38/2017

Ctibor, JIří, Horáčková, Iva, Franchising, Wolters Kluwers 2017

Marketing Sales Media: Travel the world for glory, 50/2016

Legal Advisor Monthly: Will the liability of franchisors be extended?, 3/2016

Ekonom Weekly: A dispute over staff may bring about franchise termination, 2/2016

www.napadnapodnikani.cz: Franchising, a risk-free business?, 1/2016

ZET Radio: With a master franchise license you can conduct your business throughout the whole of Eastern Europe, 1/2016

Plus Magazine of the Czech-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Franchising as a modern form of enterprise, 6/2015

ProByznys.info: Franchises attract plagiarists. Protect yourself through trademark registration, 3/2015

ProByznys.info: Franchising suffers from insufficient legal regulation. No change expected any time soon, 3/2015

About Jiří

Before setting up Z/C/H Legal in 2005, Jiří spent four years working as a senior attorney at an international law firm in Prague.

He has had significant experience advising clients in the construction, maintenance and lease of shopping malls and retail parks. He also represents several anchor tenants, such as Intersport.

Among others, he advised Signa, a German real estate fund, concerning the acquisition of “The Park” office park in Prague – Chodov, placing the office park in a closed real estate fund in Germany; and he advised on its subsequent sale. The total value of this transaction exceeding EUR 235 milion.

Jiří has advised international e-shops such as Quelle, Consortio Fashion and Bakker in their actives on the Czech market as well as their expansion into Central and Eastern Europe. He has also represented a Czech buyer in the acquisition of a major e-shop from 3SI Group, a member of Otto Group.

In addition, he has supported many clients applying for subsidies from national and EU funding programs, aimed at improving both the firms’ competitiveness and each business as a whole.

Jiří has provided legal advisory for many international clients in their acquisition of Czech companies, specialising in the retail, automotive and forestry sectors.

He provides franchising legal advisory to local and international clients covering, among others, the fast food, real estate, health and beauty, convenience store, and IT sectors. He particularly focuses on Czech start-ups and fast growing franchise systems and the entry of major international franchisees into the Czech market.

Jiří regularly gives lectures on franchising, the most prestigious of which occurs annually at the Franchise Day Prague conference held by the Czech Franchising Institute. He is also the franchising lecturer at the European Centre for Career Education.

He is often quoted in magazines and newspapers on various domestic and international franchising topics. 


The Legal 500:  

“Recognized expert in the Commercial, Corporate / M&A and Real Estate and Construction”

Global Law Experts: 

 “Specialista pro oblast franchisingu”