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Kinstellar

Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in Emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Sofia (Bulgaria). Operating as a single fully-integrated firm, Kinstellar delivers consistently high-quality services across all jurisdictions in an integrated and seamless style. However, our practice is not limited to these jurisdictions – our clients benefit from our experience, expertise, relationships and local knowledge in such countries as: Bulgaria, Croatia, Ukraine, Belarus and other CIS countries.

Kinstellar in Czech Republic was established in 1992, our Prague office is a leading law firm in the Czech Republic. Our work advising multinationals, international financial institutions, governments, and domestic clients covers many of the most significant transactions ever completed within New Europe, such as foreign direct investments of Hyundai Mobis or Nexen Tire Corporation. Our market leadership in...  More

Kinstellar in Czech Republic was established in 1992, our Prague office is a leading law firm in the Czech Republic. Our work advising multinationals, international financial institutions, governments, and domestic clients covers many of the most significant transactions ever completed within New Europe, such as foreign direct investments of Hyundai Mobis or Nexen Tire Corporation.

Our market leadership in the Czech Republic has been repeatedly recognised by independent reviewers and achieved top directory rankings in the following areas: Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets, Real Estate and Construction and TMT.

 

Foreign Direct Investment Practice

A significant part of our practice involves advising foreign and multinational corporations on foreign direct investment projects.

We have advised on hundreds foreign direct investment transactions, including joint ventures and start-up “greenfield” inward investment operations, public takeovers, privatisations and the acquisition of strategic interests. In many cases, we have been actively involved in the selection process for both the country of destination and the specific final site. We act for both bidders and targets, and for both strategic and portfolio investors; thus, we are well placed to understand the diversity of the different needs of different clients.

We also advise on all forms of corporate and commercial transactions, including company and group reorganisations, company formations and general commercial agreements. In addition, we advise on all issues related to employment, IT, competition and commercial property (that includes also construction, permitting, planning, EIA and related work).

Furthermore, we have maintained for many years very active relationships with the public authorities responsible for supporting and attracting foreign investors. This affords us detailed knowledge of the local legal and political environments, benefitting both us and our clients.

 

Our Czech Relationships with Public Authorities

We have deep experience advising of advising on project management during the investment implementation phase. We are able to handle effectively the entire application and negotiation process with the state authorities such as CzechInvest (the government agency responsible for supporting foreign investors), the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Labour Ministry. We have managed or advised on investment implementation for a number of manufacturers (for example – in the automotive industry – Hyundai Motors and its suppliers).

Furthermore, Kinstellar is one of the core members of the Association for Foreign Investments (AFI), which is a sister organisation to CzechInvest. Our FDI Practice Partner, Kamil Blažek, is Chairman of the AFI’s Board of Directors and works very closely with various members of CzechInvest, including both its top management and executive branches. In 2002, Kamil worked for CzechInvest (on secondment from Linklaters) on the implementation of various investment projects. Given our long-term commitment in this area, we are confident that we can ensure the best available treatment for our clients.

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References

  • Allianz Capital Partners
  • Alma Media Oyj
  • Barclays Bank
  • BMW
  • BP
  • British Government
  • Česká spořitelna (ERSTE Bank Group)
  • ČEZ
  • China Development Bank
  • ČSOB (KBC Group)
  • CPI Property Group
  • CzechInvest
  • Czech Export Bank
  • Delphi Automotive
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Donghee Czech
  • Dymos
  • E.ON
  • Electrabel
  • Faurecia
  • Hochtief
  • Hyundai Mobis
  • GdF Suez
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hyundai Motor Company
  • ING Bank
  • JP Morgan
  • KIA Motors Corporation
  • Societe Generale
  • Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
  • Mobis
  • Net4Gas
  • Nexen Tire Corporation
  • RWE
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Siemens
  • Statkraft
  • Tesco
  • Toyota Tsusho

 

More information

ACCLAIMED SENIOR ATTORNEY JOINS KINSTELLAR IN PRAGUE

Kinstellar, a leading international law firm, strengthens its Czech finance and capital markets  team with the addition of Květoslav Krejčí Květoslav Krejčí has joined the Prague office of Kinstellar following more than 17 years of practice as  one of the best known partners in the Prague office of White & Case.

“We are extremely happy to have Květoslav on board and to be able to draw on his experience, know- how and contacts. He is one of the very few real stars in the Czech legal market and it is great that he  is now with Kinstellar”, said Lukáš Ševčík, Managing Partner, Kinstellar, Prague. Květoslav Krejčí has extensive experience advising clients on transactions governed by Czech and English law, mainly in debt and equity capital markets and bank financing, but also mergers and acquisitions as well as general corporate matters and dispute resolution.  For many years Květoslav has been ranked as a leading expert and highly recommended lawyer in Banking/Finance and Capital Markets by independent benchmarking publications, including Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

He has represented financial institutions, pharmaceutical and utility companies such as ČEZ in  connection with financial transactions and stock exchange listings, as well as Raiffeisenbank, Česká spořitelna, ČSOB and České dráhy. He has advised on a number of ground-breaking transactions  introducing novel legal concepts and products into the Czech banking and financial market. Květoslav  has also been providing comprehensive legal advice to Japanese investors and speaks Japanese  fluently. He is a lecturer at the Charles University in Prague.

 

For more information please contact

Luděk Wojnar, Marketing & Business Development Advisor

mobile: +420 724 725 513

e-mail: ludek.wojnar@kinstellar.com

Contact

General contact information:

Kinstellar, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Na Příkopě 19

117 19 Prague 1

Czech Republic

www.kinstellar.com

Contact person

 

 

The main contact persons in the Czech Republic:

Kamil Blažek, Partner

Tel: +420 221 622 160

Email: kamil.blazek@kinstellar.com