SPECIALIZATION

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Logistics and transport constructions

We provide legal advice on all corporate matters of commercial companies, including European companies. Our services include the establishment of a company, including the drafting of incorporation documents, securing the necessary trade and other licenses and registration in the Commercial Register. We also ensure compliance with all legal obligations of the company including complete registration, optimization of corporate governance, increase or decrease of the company's share capital, change of participation in the company, pledge of business shares, transfer of a business or part of a business and other transactions.

In the area of corporate law, we provide legal advice on the optimisation of the group structure, including corporate governance, transfer of assets between related parties, drafting of control and profit transfer agreements and preparation of a report on the relationship between related parties.

When providing services in the area of corporate and group law, we always take into account the individual interests and needs of the client and the optimisation of the transaction in question with a view to ensuring maximum current and future economic prosperity of the client.

We provide legal advice on all types of company transformations (mergers, amalgamations, divisions, spin-offs, changes in legal form, transfer of assets to a shareholder), including cross-border mergers. In this area we provide legal advice throughout the entire conversion process. Our services include optimal structuring of the transaction, due diligence, negotiation of the transaction, preparation of all contractual and related legal documentation and ensuring all necessary regulatory requirements, including registration of the transaction in the Commercial Register and other possible registrations.

Poskytujeme právní poradenství ke všem cenným papírům vydaným podle českého práva. V této souvislosti nabízíme právní služby týkající se emise cenných papírů, převodu cenných papírů, použití cenných papírů jako zajištění, řešení kolizních otázek a volby rozhodného práva při dispozicích s cennými papíry. Součástí našich právních služeb je i příprava smluvních dokumentů a právní zastupování ve sporech ze vztahů týkajících se cenných papírů.

Poskytujeme rovněž komplexní právní poradenství v oblasti poskytování investičních služeb, zejména s ohledem na regulatorní požadavky kladené na obchodníky s cennými papíry a investiční zprostředkovatele, včetně právního zastupování ve správním řízení před Českou národní bankou.

J. Brodec je mj. autorem části o cenných papírech v novém komentáři k zákonu o mezinárodním právu soukromém (Wolters Kluwer ČR).


Over the years we have prepared many petitions for incorporation in the Commercial Register and company resolutions, extensive company transformation documentation and provided frequent consultancy regarding company directors’ and officers’ liability.


Public Procurement

Regarding public procurement, we offer contracting authorities complete legal consultancy concerning the preparation of tenders and other contractual documentation, the evaluation of submitted tenders from the legal point of view, compiling objections and representing the client in disputes and proceedings arising out of or in connection with public contracts, including proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Economic Competition for reviewing a contracting authority’s decision.
 
To tender applicants we offer legal consultancy including tender preparation and submission, compiling objections and eventually petitions to initiate a review of a contracting authority's actions before the national competition authority. In the event that the client's tender is chosen, we can represent the client during contractual formalities with the contracting authority and in the settlement of any disputes arising out or in connection with such a contract.

Due to the fact that the regulation of public procurement in the Czech Republic is amongst the most stringent in the EU, our lawyers have to seek out new, creative solutions. Therefore we appreciate the valuable, useful experience gained through our involvement in one of the most complicated construction projects in the Czech Republic financed from EU Structural Funds. Jan Brodec - managing partner


Contract Law

In the area of contract law, we pay particular attention to the consistent enforcement and protection of our client's rights and interests vis-à-vis its contractual partners and to the proper establishment of a preventive regime on our client's side. Our goal is to minimize the administrative and financial costs of the client in the implementation of its contractual obligations. In this area we have a lot of experience with leading Czech and foreign companies, both in the private and public sphere.

Our colleague Helena Skalská has contributed to an expert collective publication titled Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law [Editors: Micklitz, Hans-W., Saumier, Geneviève (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, 2018], which aims to identify common features and best practices of consumer law enforcement across countries.



Subsidies and Drawing on EU Funds

We deal with specific legal issues which arise from the receipt of finance from so-called EU funds within the scope of particular operational programs. In our law firm we solve these issues with respect both to European law and local law.
 
We have experience both in regional and centrally-based programs.


Insolvency

We provide legal advice throughout insolvency proceedings. We represent creditors, on their behalf filing the insolvency petition and claim submissions. We may also represent the client in the creditors’ committee and in all disputes arising out of or in connection with insolvency proceedings (i.e. particularly adversary and exclusion disputes, proceedings for compensation for damage caused by a breach of an insolvency trustee's obligations).
 
To debtors, we offer legal advice regarding possible solutions to their bankruptcy, filing the insolvency petition and representing the client throughout the insolvency proceedings.
 
J. Brodec has published on this topic e.g. the article Comparison of Czech and Austrian International Insolvency Law in the collection 200 Years of the General Civil Code and the article Influence of International Insolvency Proceedings on Contractual Obligations published in the Legal Forum.


Private International Law and International Trade Law

In addition to private international law, we offer legal consultancy on other legal relations with a foreign element. We offer legal advice, negotiation and the preparation of contractual documents in civil matters with an international element and can represent clients in disputes between Czech legal bodies or individuals and foreign legal bodies or individuals before Czech or foreign courts or arbitration tribunals (e.g. proceedings with a foreign element concerning damages and their enforcement, inheritance proceedings with a foreign element, claims arising out of employment relationship with a foreign element, etc.).
 
We provide legal consultancy in all business matters with a foreign element. Our services include the negotiation and preparation of entire contractual documentation (international sales contracts, international transport of goods, commercial representation, distribution agreements with an international element, drafting of the general commercial terms for relations with a foreign element, etc.) and legal representation of the client in disputes arising out of or in connection with business relations with an international element before Czech or foreign courts or arbitration tribunals.


ICT Law

We provide legal advice in the field of ICT law. In this area, we focus mainly on the issues of public procurement in ICT and copyright issues. For clients, we prepare contracts on the development of information systems and their subsequent service and upgrade and licensing agreements. In the field of public procurement in ICT, we provide contracting authorities with complete legal consultancy concerning the preparation of tenders and other contractual documentation.


Sports Law

In the field of sports law, we provide legal advices to the athletes, sport clubs, sport federations, educational institutions in sport or any other subjects of sporting activities within any sporting projects. Within providing legal services for any subjects outlined above we provide primarily comprehensive legal services connected with contracts, transfer documentation or the conclusion of contracts with advertising agencies or other business partners. Within the services for the sport federations we i. a. prepare rules, orders or other regulations and documents, as well as provide advices in case of their violation.
 
We also provide legal advices in connection with the preparation and execution of sports projects and events, where we provide comprehensive legal advice according to the needs of the client. We are also dealing with the issue of liability in sports including the prevention of risks.
 
Last but not least we provide advices in relation to the taxation of sporting activities and other charges and with the appropriate defence in the tax or other proceedings. We are also dealing with the issue of the financing of sport, including the issue of grants.
 
In the field of sports law we emphasize on the individual requirements of an athlete, sport club, sport association or other subject with regard to the specific characteristics of each sport discipline and its internal rules.