List of Practise Areas

Banking and insurance law

  • preparation of banking contracts and other contracts executed by  banks
  • legal advice regarding securities law, including the preparation of contractual documentation for the transfer of securities and their derivatives,  their lease, pledge, depository, etc.
  • preparation of and legal advice regarding insurance contacts
  • enforcement of rights arising from insurance contracts, including dispute settlement

Immigration legal services

  • registration with the Foreign Police
  • short-term / long-term visas, selecting the best visa option (complete registration process)
  • processing documents for business visas, employee cards, student visas and visas for family reunification
  • short-term / long-term residence permit (complete registration process)
  • temporary / permanent residence permit (complete registration process)
  • Czech citizenship
  • international and supplementary protection, asylum
  • representation before local authorities and courts (e.g. registration process, asylum denial appeals, appeals of Czech visa rejection, securing a foreigner from administrative expulsion)
  • Schengen record inquiries
  • reporting changes during the stay, extension of visas
  • terminating and revoking a residence permit
  • legal advice to British citizens in connection with Brexit

Compliance, Risk and Corporate Governance

  • consulting on the creation of compliance programs
  • adapting compliance programs for foreign parent companies
  • prevention of criminal liability for legal entities
  • prevention of legal entities’ liability for damage
  • corruption and fraud risk management
  • consulting regarding the establishment of corporate governance

Intellectual Property and IT law

  • registration of all types of intellectual property rights (industrial designs, inventions and utility designs, trademarks)
  • e-commerce (domain names, spam, on-line advertising, on-line competitions and lotteries, web site operation, etc.)
  • copyright
  • preparation of license agreements
  • representation in judicial and Industrial Property Office  proceedings

Energy law

  • comprehensive legal advice in the energy field
  • full contractual documentation necessary for the execution of energy projects, in particular photovoltaic power plants
  • negotiation with public authorities regarding energy projects, including obtaining all permits necessary for the construction and operation of power plants
  • energy project due diligence  (comprehensive review of the legal compliance of construction, development and operation)
  • representation in related proceedings

EU law

  • general legal advice regarding EU law
  • legal advice in European private law (European trademark, European company)
  • client representation in proceedings held before European institutions

Franchising

  • franchise agreements and related documentation
  • legal advice regarding master franchising
  • legal advice regarding so-called disclosure
  • legal advice on the building, operating and restructuring of franchising networks
  • legal advice to clients interested in a franchise during negotiations with the franchisor
  • legal advice in negotiations with franchisees
  • reviews of contractual documentation with respect to a prospective breach of competition
  • legal standpoints  relating to any part of franchising

Mergers and acquisitions / corporate law

  • due diligence of corporations
  • incorporation, dissolution and liquidation of corporations
  • legal advice and preparation of documents for any and all corporate matters (increase/decrease of registered capital, provision of contributions, preparation of general meetings, appointment/removal of corporate body members, etc.)
  • comprehensive legal advice regarding the transformation of corporations, including cross-border mergers
  • comprehensive advice regarding the acquisitions of various ownership interests (share deals, asset deals, acquisition of a business establishment or a part thereof, usufructuary lease of a business establishment or a part thereof, etc.)
  • takeover bids
  • settlement of relationships with minority shareholders
  • legal advice in the field of concern law

GDPR

  • legal audit of personal data processing in your company, including an overall analysis of obligations pursuant to the GDPR
  • ensuring a technical audit of personal data in your company
  • GDPR implementation plan, including risk analysis
  • Setting internal processes in your company with respect to the principles of personal data protection pursuant to the GDPR, including staff training
  • Review of contractual relations with business partners and clients (e.g. adjustment of commercial terms and consents with personal data processing)
  • Review of internal rules relating to personal data processing and compliance
  • Setting an adequate safeguarding of personal data processing, storing and sharing
  • Drafting a plan in case of a violation of personal data safeguarding, including reporting
  • Performance of personal data protection office

Insolvency and restructuring

  • acting as an insolvency trustee
  • preparation and filing of insolvency petitions
  • registration and exercising of claims in insolvency proceedings, exercising  / registration of collaterals in insolvency proceedings
  • preparation of strategies pertaining to negotiations with insolvency trustees and other creditors
  • client representation at creditors‘ meetings
  • representation in incidence disputes and other related proceedings
  • legal advice relating to the course of action in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings

Investment funds and collective investment

  • legal advice regarding the establishment and business practices of investment funds, including  registration of such funds with the Czech National Bank
  • investment fund compliance
  • legal advice regarding investments in unit trusts
  • legal advice regarding securities law, including the preparation of contractual documentation for transfers of securities and their derivatives,  their loans, pledges, depository, etc.

Leasing, loans and other forms of financing

  • template lease and loan agreements
  • general business terms and conditions
  • hedging
  • due diligence of financed projects
  • legal standpoints  relating to this issue
  • legal advice regarding the funding of individual projects, including determination of the most suitable acquisition structure and project financing
  • legal advice regarding the re-development of projects at issue

Mediation 

  • mediation
  • preparation for the first meeting with a mediator / mediation proceeding
  • representation in the course of mediation
  • preparation of mediation clauses for contracts 

Commercial and civil law including collection of receivables

  • establishment / incorporation of legal entities, including all forms of corporations and European companies
  • obtaining entrepreneurial licenses (establishment of trades, trade permits, special licenses under various regulations)
  • legal advice relating to entrepreneurial groupings, in particular concern law , including the preparation of reports on relationships and other related documents
  • shareholders‘ agreements
  • administration of stock corporations, in particular organization of general meetings, consulting with respect to the exercise of powers of the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board, etc.
  • reductions and increases in registered capital
  • dissolution and liquidation of corporations
  • contracts on the performance of office executed with members of corporate bodies
  • preparation and negotiation of all types of contracts under commercial and civil law, including reviews of existing contracts
  • preparation of security for debts (guarantee, mortgage contracts, financial guaranties, contracts on the security  assignment of debts, contracts on the security  transfer of a right, assumption of liability for debts, agreements on subordination of debt, tying the payment of deposited funds, security bills, including agreements regarding the law on drafts and bills)
  • securities law, including the law of drafts and bills and cheque law
  • establishment of trust funds
  • administration and collection of receivables, representation before courts and in execution proceedings
  • legal advice in the field of consumer protection, admissibility of advertisements and labeling of goods, preparation of general commercial terms and conditions, template purchase agreements, warranty certificates, information leaflets, etc.
  • representation in disputes with consumers, including representation in judicial proceedings
  • legal advice pertaining to the protection of personality , e.g. regarding use of CCTV, creation of databases, etc.

Labor law

  • template employment contracts, including management contracts, internal policies, codes of conduct
  • employment termination, including the preparation of basic documentation
  • drafting optimal compensation and severance payment structures
  • representation in disputes with employees
  • representation in negotiations with trade unions, including collective bargaining
  • legal advice relating to the employment of foreign nationals, including employment and residency  permits
  • complete due diligence of employment documentation and internal industrial structures
  • training in all aspects of labor law

Real estate law, construction and environmental law

  • due diligence of individual real estate properties and entire construction development projects
  • preparation of purchase agreements, contracts with developers and architects, contracts for work, cooperation contracts, mortgage agreements and agreements on the establishment of servitudes, including contracts on future contracts
  • lease agreement templates, including contracts on future contracts, negotiations with tenants
  • entire documentation for funding real estate and development projects, including security  documentation
  • proposing optimal procedures for the implementation of construction development projects
  • legal advice regarding urban planning
  • legal advice relating to restitution claims
  • representation in EIA proceedings and urban, construction and occupancy permit proceedings
  • legal advice in environmental law

Recodification  of private law

  • updates to and modification of all documents in compliance with the reenactment of private law
  • preparation of template documents corresponding with the new legislation
  • training and standpoints  regarding the changes in private law

Family law

  • legal advice regarding prenuptial agreements
  • preparation of divorce documents – divorce suit petition, custody and other arrangements regarding children, agreement on the settlement and distribution of property, etc.
  • representation in divorce proceedings

Litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings

  • resolution of disputes in all branches of law
  • representation in judicial and arbitration proceedings, including international arbitration, and representation before the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights
  • assessment of the probability of success and of  judgment upholding the counter-party’s claims
  • representation in the amicable settlement of disputes
  • representation in execution proceedings

Competition law

  • representation in proceedings held before the Office for the Protection of Competition and the European Commission, including obtaining the Office‘s approval pertaining to the concentration of competition
  • review of agreements with respect to the infringement of competition
  • assessment of abuse of dominant position by a competitor, including settlement of disputes associated with an abuse of dominant position
  • assessment of state aid and obtaining exemptions necessary for the provision thereof
  • cartel agreements
  • advice relating to unfair competition, including unfair and comparative advertising, freeloading on a competitor’s reputation, etc.

Administrative law

  • representation in proceedings held before administrative bodies
  • representation before administrative judicial bodies
  • legal advice regarding personal data protection, including full documentation relating to personal data protection and representation in the registration of personal data administrators with the Personal Data Protection Office
  • legal advice to local and central government

Criminal law

  • representation of aggrieved parties in criminal proceedings
  • legal advice in criminal law, in particular regarding the issues of economic and proprietary crimes
  • preparation of reports on the commission of a crime

Public procurement and subsidies

  • representation in proceedings relating to public procurement, including proceedings held before the Office for the Protection of Competition
  • public procurement legal consulting for purchasers, in particular recommending the most suitable kind of contracting proceedings, preparation of tender documentation, legal support in the assessment and evaluation of bids, etc.
  • legal review of a bidder’s proposal with respect to the fulfilment of statutory requirements, protection of bidders against breach of correct procedure by the procurer

References

We are happy to provide references regarding out work in each of these legal fields.