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PRK Partners

PRK Partners is a leading regional law firm with a strong team of legal practitioners and tax advisors which has been active in the Central European legal market for twenty-three (23) years. We provide comprehensive, full-service legal advice at the highest professional level.

PRK Partners was founded in 1993 and has grown to be one of the most respected law firms in the Central European Region.  We have been the legal creative force behind many of the region's largest and most complex transactions and have played a significant part in the preparation of Czech commercial-law legislation.* Thanks to our three offices in Prague, Ostrava and Bratislava and our specialized team of local and international professionals, PRK Partners is able to offer its clients profound knowledge of local laws combined with a global approach to any legal issues. Our philosophy is simple: provide cost-effective legal solutions at the highest professional standards. For more than two decades PRK Partners has assisted new investors in developing business plans in the region....  More

PRK Partners was founded in 1993 and has grown to be one of the most respected law firms in the Central European Region.  We have been the legal creative force behind many of the region's largest and most complex transactions and have played a significant part in the preparation of Czech commercial-law legislation.*

Thanks to our three offices in Prague, Ostrava and Bratislava and our specialized team of local and international professionals, PRK Partners is able to offer its clients profound knowledge of local laws combined with a global approach to any legal issues.

Our philosophy is simple: provide cost-effective legal solutions at the highest professional standards.

For more than two decades PRK Partners has assisted new investors in developing business plans in the region. Our experience covers financial and other services, as well as a broad range of industries, such as automotive, manufacturing, mining, energy, water management, infrastructure and real estate, including project management. At PRK we have specialized attorneys with the deep-rooted experience needed to understand the client’s business requirements and identify business-oriented solutions in the most cost-effective and timely manner.      

PRK Partners is a full-service law firm with attorneys who can provide legal advice in Czech, English, French, German, Slovak and Russian, with many native speakers in these languages.

Our Partners are trained, educated and admitted in several foreign jurisdictions, including Switzerland, the USA, France, Canada as well as our home jurisdictions of the CR and Slovakia.

Recent Awards and Recognitions

  • The professional judging panel of the respected British legal magazine The Lawyer placed PRK Partners among the six best law firms in Central Europe for 2016
  • Repeatedly recognised as the Best National Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic at the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence, the world's leading legal directory
  • Best Domestic Law Firm in the category of Banking and Finance at the Legal Firm of the Year awards organized by epravo.cz (for the sixth time in the last seven years)
  • Repeatedly recognized as the Best Domestic Law Firm in the category of Labour and Company Law; a highly recommended law firm in all key areas of law
  • A recommended law firm in numerous international legal ranking publications – Chambers and Partners, The Lawyer, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers, Legal Experts, Who's Who Legal, Media law International, etc.

PRK Partners and CSR activities

  • PRK Partners came third in the competition "TOP Responsible Firm of the Year" in the Czech Republic (October 2015).
  • PRK Partners was named third best domestic law firm in the Czech Republic in the category "Workplace of the Future" for its ideal combination of professional and personal development of employees (through a public vote of more than 100 firms in 2014)

Doing business in the Czech Republic – brochure

PRK Partners annually prepares a brochure for its major clients and potential investors considering investing in the Czech Republic regarding the legal and tax issues of doing business in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic (Doing Business in the Czech Republic and in the Slovak Republic); the brochure can be ordered in English or Russian language versions at: lucie.solichova@prkpartners.com

Legislative activities

* Members of the PRK Partners' team are Prof. JUDr. Karel Eliáš, a member of the Czech Government's Legislative Council and the main author of the new Civil Code, Doc. JUDr. Bohumil Havel, Ph.D., a member of the Czech Government's Legislative Council and the main author of the new Act on Business Corporations and the new Insolvency Act, and the co-author of the new Civil Code and the Takeover Bid Act; and JUDr. Petr Bezouška, Ph.D., a member of the Czech Government's Legislative Council, the co-author of the new Civil Code and an eminent expert in labour and civil law.

For more information visit our website: www.prkpartners.com

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References

We advise or have advised on Mergers & Acquisition, Corporate law, Competition / Antitrust for the following premium clients: 

Anheuser Busch Inbev, ALPIQ ENERGY SE, AVG, BNP Paribas, Veolia Energie ČR (formerly Dalkia ČR), Deutsche Bahn, Dole, EMI Group Limited, Fabricom CZ, Falcon, France Air, Fromagerie Bel S.A., HOLCIM, ING Real Estate Finance, Johnson & Johnson, Komerční Banka a.s., KSR International, Libertas, Marks and Spencer, MAXION FUMAGALLI AUTOMOTIVE USA INC., McBride, the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, Novopharm, s.r.o., Ringier Axel Springer Media, Rolls Royce, Sara Lee, Procter & Gamble, Sberbank Société Générale, Technicolor (formerly Thomson), T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s., UNIQA pojišťovna, a.s., Westinghouse, and others.

We advise or have advised on Banking, Finance and Capital Markets for the following premium clients:

Barclays Bank, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, the Prague Stock Exchange, Commerzbank, the Czech Banking Association, Česká spořitelna, a.s., Československá obchodní banka, a.s., ČGS a.s., Evropská investiční banka, GE Bank, General Electric, Head, HYPO NOE Gruppe Bank AG, ING Bank N.V., Komerční banka a.s., LBBW Bank CZ a.s., , Profi Credit, Raiffeisenbank a.s, The Royal Bank of Scotland, UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., ING Real Estate Finance, a.s., Volksbank a.s., and others.

We advise or have advised on Real Estate Law for the following premium clients:

ASENTAL, CRESTYL real estate / KCC Development, Gleeds, Klépierre, SATPO Group, VALAD, and others.

We advise or have advised on Labour and Employment law for the following premium clients:  Commerzbank AG, Novartis, Douwe Egberts, Heineken, Mattel, SAP, Novartis, Česká pošta, s.p., the British Embassy, ABInBev, Bonduelle, Foot Locker, Marks & Spencer, Datart, the Office for the Protection of Competition, and many others.

PRK Partners and Investments Incentives

We assisted a large automotive multinational company, with over 80,000 employees worldwide, in establishing a local manufacturing and research campus in the Czech Republic, which included negotiations with the State on an innovation investment incentive scheme, arranging with local universities for know-how capacity sharing, and setting-up internal procedures to protect the employer's intellectual property.

We assisted another automotive investor in acquiring and renovating a long-neglected industrial brownfield, where we were an integral part of the team that brought the site back into operation in spite of major environmental, legal and administrative obstacles.

We structured a service center acquisition for a new investor to conduct its business in the Czech Republic. Our mandate included specialized legal advice on the transfer of employees, service level agreements and lease contracts, including the employer’s internal regulations regarding communication and technical support services.

We helped a global investor find the right local partner for the permitting, construction and subsequent lease and sale of several logistics parks throughout the country.  Our mandate included designing and implementing a complicated easement and access scheme that allowed the client to realize the project on a rolling basis, while ensuring the independence of individual project parts.   

We would be pleased to provide you with a sample List of Client References, which includes numerous Fortune 500 Companies.

More information

PRK Partners’ vast experience in the private law recodification

Our clients have a unique opportunity to be provided with legal advice and author's interpretations of relatively new legal regulations from the main authors of the recodification, who are members of our team*.

We were involved in a number of various mandates – both for private companies and public institutions – relating to the review and harmonization of their legal documents and internal processes, as well as the creation of sample contractual and other documentation in line with the new Civil Code and the Business Corporations Act, and follow-up legislation.

Our membership in international alliances

  • Since 2001 PRK Partners is the exclusive member firm in the Czech Republic for Lex Mundi – the world's leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, we can provide our clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact. Individually, each Lex Mundi member firm is a leader in its local market. Collectively, Lex Mundi firms provide global legal resources with unmatched depth and breadth. Working with other Lex Mundi firms, we deliver top-tier legal service to seamlessly handle our clients' most challenging and complex cross-border transactions and disputes.
  • In 2012 PRK Partners became a member of the Celia Alliance, an international alliance of independent law and professional services firms united with the aim to support and develop their international business activities. What makes CELIA different from other international law or accounting firms or alliances is its combination of expert legal and tax services.
  • In 2015 PRK Partners became an affiliated member of CVCA, The Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, an association of private equity/venture capital investors and prominent consulting companies and law firms from the Czech Republic offering high-quality consultancy in the area of private equity and venture capital through its experts from various sectors. CVCA is a member of EVCA, The European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

 

The Legal 500 Europe on PRK Partners:

"PRK Partners provides its clients with legal services at the highest professional level."

Chambers Europe on PRK Partners:

"Clients praise the practice for combining "reliable, hands-on local expertise” with “extremely good international knowledge."

International Financial Law Review on PRK Partners:

"PRK Partners have pioneered the emergence of domestic firms and bridged the gap between international firms and domestic firms."

 

Contact

Prague

Jáchymova 26/2, 110 00 Prague 1

tel:  +420 - 221 430 111

fax: +420 - 224 235 450

 

Ostrava

28. října 3346/91, 702 00  Ostrava

tel:  +420 - 558 889 099

fax: +420 - 558 889 098

 

Bratislava

Hurbanovo námestie 3, 811 06  Bratislava

tel:  +421 - 232 333 232

fax: +421 - 232 333 222

 

Contact person

JUDr. Jakub Lichnovský

Partner at PRK Partners

e-mail: jakub.lichnovsky@prkpartners.com

tel: +420 221 430 111

 

Daniel J. Rosický LL.B., B.A.

Partner at PRK Partners

e-mail: daniel.rosicky@prkpartners.com

tel: +420 221 430 111

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