PRK Partners

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PRK Partners (‘PRK’) is a leading regional full-service law firm with a team of experienced legal and tax professionals and twenty- nine years’ experience in providing outstanding service in Central Europe. The firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions.

With offices and teams in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia PRK is perfectly suited for cross-border matters between these two countries. PRK combines profound knowledge of the local legal system with an international perspective. The firm frequently works on a non-exclusive basis with leading international law firms on large cross-border transactions. PRK’s team is led by highly experienced and internationally educated partners. Members of the team are eminent academics who have been participating in the recodification processes in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

PRK is consistently recognised among the top law firms by leading international and domestic directories and rating agencies and has been honoured with numerous awards (e.g. Best Law Firm of the Year 2022 in the Banking and Finance category for the eleventh time and the Best Law Firm of the Year 2021 in the Employment Law category). The firm has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and pro bono work. PRK Partners is a member of Lex Mundi (exclusive member for the Czech Republic) and Celia Alliance.

OUR VALUES

Stability – Having held a leading position in the legal services market for more than 25 years, we pride ourselves on our stability.

Teamwork – We offer a welcoming environment and the chance to work in small teams led by Partners who are leading experts in their fields.

Experience – We are always ready to share our experience and give our advice. We work for both local companies and large multinational corporations.

Education – We believe in ongoing professional training, reflected in our sophisticated in-house training programme.

Friendliness – We offer a warm and friendly office spaces in the historical centre of Prague, Bratislava and Ostrava.

Responsibility – We take corporate social responsibility seriously and regularly participate in pro bono projects. We engage in sponsorship, donate to charity and support young artists.

 

LANGUAGE DESKS

Russian

Our team of six lawyers, led by our Partner Jan Kohout and staffed with native Russian speakers, has extensive knowledge of cross-border transactions and an in-depth understanding of the various legal systems in those countries where Russian is still used as the official or working language. We can also call on the support of as many as 12 Russian-speaking attorneys from different practice areas within the firm. Moreover, we maintain close links with leading local law firms in Russia and other post-Soviet countries.

Key Contact:

Partner – Jan Kohout
jan.kohout@prkpartners.com
www.prkpartners.com

French

We support French-speaking clients based in France, Switzerland, Belgium and other jurisdictions in various areas, including corporate, real-estate, M&A, contract law and employment. Our French desk is currently led by our Partner François Veit, a member of both the Paris Bar (Barreau de Paris) and the Czech Bar Association.

Key Contact

Partner – Francois Veit
francois.veit@prkpartners.com
www.prkpartners.com

German

We provide German-speaking clients from Germany, Austria and Switzerland with comprehensive legal and tax advice. This includes support in various areas such as M&A, corporate, real-estate, banking, public procurement, insolvency and restructurings, judicial and arbitration proceedings and tax. PRK is a member of the Czech-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and a member of the HST Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic, of which our partner Marek Prochazka has been President for a number of years. We work in partnership with leading law firms in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to which we can turn if our clients need external advice. This allows us to provide top-level, sophisticated legal solutions in cross-border assignments.

Key Contacts

Partner – Marek Procházka
marek.prochazka@prkpartners.com
www.prkpartners.com

Partner – Václav Bílý
vaclav.bily@prkpartners.com
www.prkpartners.com

 

MAIN PRACTICE AREAS:

Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Competition Law & State Aid
Compliance
Corporate
Dispute Resolution
Environmental Law
Food, Drugs & Medical Devices
Information & Communication Technology
Infrastructure & Energy
Insolvency & Restructuring
Intellectual Property
Labour Law & Employment
Media & Marketing
Mergers & Acquisitions
Project & Investment Incentives
Public Procurement
Real Estate
Tax Advisory
Trade & Commerce

 

INDUSTRIES:

Automotive
Energy
Financial Sector
Hospitality and Leisure
Industrials and Manufacturing
Information and Communication Technologies
Insurance & Reinsurance
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Media
Natural resources
Real Estate & Construction
Retail
Transport & Logistics

Key Contacts

Partner

Jan Kohout
jan.kohout@prkpartners.com

Partner

Robert Nemec
robert.nemec@prkpartners.com

Partner

Radan Kubr
radan.kubr@prkpartners.com

Executive Director

Gabriela Csontosova
gabriela.csontosova@prkpartners.com

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 1

9.0

Capital Markets
Band 2

8.7

Capital Markets: Debt
Band 1

9.0

Capital markets: Equity
Band 3

7.0

Company
Band 1

Competition/Antitrust
Band 2

8.0

Compliance
Band 1

Corporate/M&A
Band 3

7.2

Dispute Resolution
Band 2

8.0

Energy
Band 2

8.0

IP
Band 3

7.0

Labour & Employment
Band 2

8.7

Projects
Band 2

8.0

Real Estate
Band 3

6.0

Restructuring & Insolvency
Band 3

7.0

Tax
Band 2

8.0

TMT
Band 3

7.0

Transport
Band 1

Articles

ODR Track 22: Preparing, Designing and Implementing Digital Courts in Europe

ODR Track is annual online only conference and discussion forum organized by PRK Partners and Masaryk University Brno and dedicated to questions of e-justice and online dispute resolution (ODR). This year’s topic is Sharing experiences from existing online courts and preparatory projects in Europe, comparative discussion with other parts of the world. Top presenters from 10+ European countries, including representatives […]

New Cybersecurity Rules in Europe

Europe is awaiting the evolution of cybersecurity. On 3 May 2022, the Council and the European Parliament agreed on the so-called NIS 2 Directive (Directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union). NIS 2 repeals the currently effective NIS Directive. What is going to change? NIS 2 expands the range of […]

Good News for Property Development

The Times They Are a-Changin’ – such a description is more than appropriate for the municipality-developer relationship in recent months in the Czech Republic. The adoption of a new construction code promises to bring fresh wind into development projects and improve the relationships between these two major players. This is most likely to happen thanks to […]

Recent Trends in Migration and Corporate Law in Czechia Reflecting the Russian War Against Ukraine

Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine and the subsequent wave of refugees has been a new challenge for all European countries – and the Czech Republic is no different. A very low unemployment rate and a shortage of workers is a long-standing problem in Czechia and, thus, this new situation brings not only challenges but also […]

ESG from a Czech Point of View

Over the past few years, the phenomenon of ESG has grown in importance at a breathtaking speed. Originally an instrument in the financial markets allowing investors to better assess the risks in their investments, ESG has further evolved into a major legislative effort of the European Union. In countries with significant financial markets, ESG has […]

Launch of CSRD Platform

On June 21, 2022 PRK Partners, attorneys at law, along with its partners from  EnviTrail, COM.SE Consulting, Digital First Marketing Group and T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s, launched a new online platform, CSRD (https://csrd.cz/), focusing on all ESG-related issues. During the platform launch, several great speakers provided their opinions on the latest developments in the area of ESG. PRK Partners was represented by Marek Prochazka, Founding […]

Is it time for a timber revolution in the building industry?

For the entirety of 2021 and also the first half of 2022, building materials have been in short supply and their prices have been growing significantly, making the building contractors, having problems with completing their works under construction on schedule and on budget, and the investors, with their projects getting more and more expensive every […]

PRK Partners participated in the creation of the seventh edition of the Czech Business Guide 2022

The purpose of this guidebook is to provide newly incoming and existing businesses with comprehensive information about investing in the Czech Republic. PRK Partners partner Jakub Lichnovsky authored the article titled Protect your intellectual property rights where he details trademarks, patents and copyrights. The Czech Business Guide 2022 was created together with the Association for Foreign Investment, a group of […]

PRK team lead by partner Jakub Lichnovsky has achieved a significant legal success

PRK team lead by partner Jakub Lichnovsky has achieved a significant legal success when the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic ceased the cassation complaint proceedings and rejected the complaint filed by the plaintiff in the matter of the building permit for the construction of the “Horní Tošanovice Industrial Zone”. For more information visit prkpartners.com

Online pop-up consents to personal data processing are illegal in the EU

In a decision of 2 February 2022, the Belgian Data Protection Authority found the “Transparency and Consent Framework” (TCF) created by IAB Europe to be illegal.  The vast majority of online operators in the EU, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft, rely on TCF as a tool for their GDPR compliance. According to the decision, all personal […]

Online pop-up consents to personal data processing are illegal in the EU

In a decision of 2 February 2022, the Belgian Data Protection Authority found the “Transparency and Consent Framework” (TCF) created by IAB Europe to be illegal. The vast majority of online operators in the EU, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft, rely on TCF as a tool for their GDPR compliance. According to the decision, all personal data […]

New opinions on cookies and telemarketing

In the runup to Christmas, two interesting opinions were issued by public authorities that address some controversial matters frequently encountered in practice regarding cookies and telemarketing. On 22 December 2021, the Office for Personal Data Protection issued an opinion in the form of a reply to questions raised about the new legislation on cookies under […]

Possibility to Request Confirmation of Vaccination by Employers in Slovakia

The possibility of the employer to investigate whether its employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 was subject of heated debate in Slovakia. The prevailing view was the employer could not request such information from them as allegedly there was no legal basis for it in the Labour Code or other regulations. Surprisingly, such view was also […]

Slovakia: Changes in merger control of JVs

In May 2021 the Slovak Parliament adopted a new Slovak act No. 187/2021 Coll. on protection of economic competition (New Act) which is effective since 1 June 2021. The New Act introduced number of changes in various areas. Turnover tests for mandatory notification of transactions for merger control were partially changed as well. In particular […]

Cookies and other changes in electronic communications law

Beginning next year, Czech ecommerce merchants will very likely have to rethink their online marketing consents, and this includes more than just cookies. On 15 September 2021, the Chamber of Deputies approved an amendment to Act No. 127/2005 Coll. on Electronic Communications, which implements the European Electronic Communications Code (Directive (EU) 2018/1972). The amendment also […]

Data Protection in the Czech Republic

On May 25, 2018, the personal data protection rules in the Czech Republic were substantially changed. The Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR) became directly applicable law in all EU Member States after a two-year transition period. Thus, the principles of the personal data protection […]

Data Privacy in Clinical Trials

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital evolution of clinical trials. Introducing new technologies and ways of working with clinical data, improving clinical data access, review, and monitoring processes, and making better use of the data for further scientific research are trends that are here to stay. Side by side with these developments come legal […]

HR Digitalization in the Czech Republic

HR Digitalization in the Czech Republic Recently, the topic of digitalization became important in all areas due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, which brought the need to look for an alternative to paper solutions. However, many employers are still hesitant about whether the switch to electronic documents in HR in the Czech Republic due […]

Covid Amendment to the Act on Investment Incentives

SUMMARY. An Amendment to Act No. 72/200 Coll. on Investment Incentives (the “Act”) opens the possibility for recipients of investment incentives to request an extension of the deadline for fulfilling the general grant conditions, subject to proper submission of a request. The extension is for up to two years, i.e. the period for fulfilment can […]

Press Releases

PRK Partners supported Hogan Lovells in advising RGW Express on its merger with BBL Groupe

Led by Torsten Rosenboom (Partner) and Matthias Murr (Senior Associate), global law firm Hogan Lovells has advised the owner of the Polish-Czech RGW Express Group Hartmut Luetz on the sale of 100 percent of the company’s shares to French BBL Group. Founded in 1983 by Hartmut Luetz, RGW Express Group operates as an IATA cargo […]

23 Nov 2022
PRK will co-partner with Ukrainian innovative company to compete for funding from EU

PRK Partners has initiated a proposal for a project for forward-looking open online environment for resolving dissatisfactions across various sectors (healthcare, finance, car industry etc.). The main goal of this project is to design and develop new type of online platforms, capable of providing and accessing artificial intelligence (AI) services for people assisting them to resolve […]

15 Nov 2022
PRK PARTNERS NAMED LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 2022

PRK PARTNERS has been named Best Law Firm of the Year for Banking and Finance and Best Czech Law Firm on International Markets in the 15th year of the prestigious domestic Law Firm of the Year competition organized by EPRAVO.CZ under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic. The award ceremony took place at a gala on 7 November […]

15 Nov 2022
Miriam Galandova Elected the New President of the Slovak Chamber of Tax Advisors

Miriam Galandova, a partner in our Bratislava office, has been elected the new president of the Slovak Chamber of Tax Advisors. Miriam holds an LL.M. in international arbitration and commercial law from the University of London, a J.D. from the Bratislava School of Law, and a Masters’ degree from the Faculty of Commerce at the University […]

02 Nov 2022
PRK Partners Named TOP Responsible Company of the Year 2022

PRK Partners has once again proven it meets the demanding criteria for a responsible and sustainable business and has been awarded the TOP Responsible Firm award in the small enterprises category by independent judges in the TOP RESPONSIBLE COMPANY 2022 competition. The award was received by PRK Partners’ managing partner JUDr. Vaclav Bily, LL.M., Ph.D. at a ceremony held […]

27 Oct 2022
PRK Partners Provides Advice to KARO Leather a.s.

A team from PRK Partners headed by experienced senior attorney Jan Ditrych advised KARO Leather a.s., the leading leather processing company in the CEE region, on the public subscription of shares on the START market of the Prague Stock Exchange. KARO Leather a.s. successfully placed the entire issue of new shares, thereby obtaining CZK 132 million for its development. […]

19 Oct 2022
PRK Partners Among the Top Six Law Firms in Central Europe

PRK Partners has again been selected among the six best law firms in Central Europe by The Lawyer European Awards 2022. This recognition of PRK Partners as a top-tier regional law firm was confirmed by the expert panel set up by the internationally recognized legal magazine The Lawyer. The other finalists that will attend the awards ceremony to be held […]

14 Oct 2022
PRK Partners Advises EPH Financing CZ Bond Issue

We provided advice to the leading co-managers (Ceska sporitelna, Komercni banka and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia) in the sale of bonds issued by EPH Financing CZ, a.s. secured by a financial guarantee provided by Energeticky a prumyslovy holding, a.s. The maximum volume of the bond issue is CZK 2.5 billion. The securities have been admitted to trading on […]

22 Sep 2022
2022 Edition of the Pharma Legal Handbook Slovakia Released

After the success of the first edition, our pharma law experts Miriam Galandova and Elena Cervenova from our Bratislava office were invited to prepare an update to the legal regulations of the Slovak pharmaceutical sector by publisher pharmaboardroom.com that has just been released. Read a preview of the Pharma Legal Handbook for Slovakia here. The entire publication can be purchased from the […]

20 Sep 2022
Know Your Lawyer: Vaclav Bily of PRK Partners

An in-depth look at Vaclav Bily of PRK Partners covering his career path, education, and top projects as a lawyer as well as a few insights about him as a manager at work and as a person outside the office. Career: PRK Partners, Partner, 2013-present PRK Partners, Attorney at Law, 2001-2013 Nobel & Hug, Trainee, 1999-2000 PRK Partners, Associate, […]

20 Sep 2022
PRK Partners Lawyers Individually Recognized in the New Rankings

12 PRK Partners lawyers have been recognized as exceptional practitioners in the most detailed analysis of lawyers working in corporate finance conducted by IFLR1000 in 120+ markets covering over 5,000 firms. The following PRK Partners’ lawyers received individual recognition (in alphabetical order): Aschenbrenner Martin Highly Regarded in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets Bily Vaclav Highly Regarded in Banking and […]

06 Sep 2022
M&A and R&I – New rankings

PRK Partners confirms its strong position in both – M&A and Restructuring & Insolvency – having again received a Tier 2, respectively Tier 3 ranking in the newly released evaluation of law firms by the international law firm directory IFLR1000. Acknowledgment and congratulations belong to all members of PRK Partner’s team in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. We greatly appreciate and […]

29 Aug 2022
Alternative Energy & Power 2022 PRK Partners is the exclusive guide to the Czech regulation

PRK Partners’ team, headed by partners Jakub Lichnovsky and Martin Kriz, is also this year the exclusive contributor for the Czech Republic to the Alternative Energy & Power 2022 Chambers Global Practice Guide, which contains a unique comprehensive overview of 24 jurisdictions and provides the latest legal information on the principal laws governing the sale of power industry assets; market structure, supply […]

24 Aug 2022
PRK Partners Receives the Highest Rankings for Capital Markets in the Newly Released IFLR1000 Rankings

We’re delighted to announce that PRK Partners has been ranked a Tier 1 law firm for Capital Markets: Debt and Tier 2 for Capital Markets: Equity by the IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review 1000), one of the most-respected guides to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Read more

05 Aug 2022
PRK Partners’ Leading Position in Project Development Confirmed in New IFLR1000 Rankings

PRK Partners confirmed its strong position in project development having again received a Tier 2 ranking in the newly released evaluation of law firms by international law firm directory IFLR1000. Furthermore, PRK Partners is the only firm in the top five in this field in the Czech Republic that does not belong to a network of international law firms. Read […]

04 Aug 2022
PRK Partners advised SCS Software s.r.o.

PRK Partners advised SCS Software s.r.o., a large Czech software and online games developer, on all legal aspects of relocating its Prague headquarters to a completely new building from leading Czech developer Passerinvest Group: The Roztyly Plaza project. This transaction was allegedly the largest office relocation in Prague in the past three years. Read more

04 Aug 2022
PRK Partners provided legal services to Ceska sporitelna, a.s., the lead manager in the bond issue by EUC a.s.

PRK Partners provided legal services to Ceska sporitelna, a.s., the lead manager in the bond issue by EUC a.s., the largest provider of outpatient medical care in the Czech Republic. A total of CZK 1.5 billion in floating-rate bonds maturing in 2027 were issued and were partially exchanged for the issuer’s existing bonds maturing in […]

27 Jul 2022
PRK Partners joined lead counsel Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft and advised on the sale of I.G. Bauerhin Group (IGB Group) to US automotive supplier Lear Corporation.

PRK Partners joined lead counsel Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft and advised on the sale of I.G. Bauerhin Group (IGB Group) to US automotive supplier Lear Corporation. The transaction covers all locations of the IGB Group in Germany, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Serbia and Vietnam with more than 4,000 employees and, in particular, the existing customer […]

27 Jul 2022
PRK Partners are the winners of the award CVCA & SLOVCA Awards 2022 in the category PE Deal of the Year – Czech Republic

The associations CVCA and SLOVCA distributed awards for the transactions of the year in the fields of Private Equity and Venture Capital at a ceremonial gala evening in the gardens of the Grand Mark Hotel in Prague. In the category Private Equity (PE) Deal of the year, the sale of Equa Bank to Austrian Raiffeisenbank was awarded.  In this major transaction, […]

27 Jun 2022
PRK Partners at the National Industrial Summit 2022

Be prepared for the future and register to attend the National Industrial Summit 2022 organized by the National Centre for Industry 4.0 to take place at 10 a.m. on June 10 at the Bethlehem Chapel. One of the speakers will be our partner Jakub Lichnovsky, who will join a panel discussing aiding technologies and the […]

10 Jun 2022
Vaclav Bily has been appointed as a new managing partner of PRK Partners

We are pleased to announce that partner Vaclav Bily has been appointed as a new managing partner of PRK Partners as of 16 May 2022. Vaclav Bily is a partner specializing in banking and finance, insolvency and restructuring, real estate and construction and corporate law. He is recommended as a leading expert by the International Financial Law Review (IFLR), The Legal 500 and European Legal […]

06 Jun 2022
IFLR1000 Announce Top Performing Banking Sector Law Firms Including PRK Partners

PRK Partners has confirmed its consistently strong position in banking and financial advisory in the latest rankings released by IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review 1000), one of the most-respected guides to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. PRK Partners continues to build on its almost 30 years of experience not only […]

01 Jun 2022
PRK Partners Recognised for Diversity in Law Firm of the Year 2021 Ranking

Organized by Lawyers & Business magazine, the Law Firm of the Year 2021 ranking was announced at a ceremony held on 25 May 2022 at the Augustine Hotel, where PRK Partners received recognition for its diversity. The award was accepted by Robert Němec, partner at PRK Partners and Chairman of the Czech Bar Association, and by senior […]

30 May 2022
PRK Partners: Named Best Banking & Finance and Tax Law Firm of 2022

PRK Partners has been awarded the Best Law Firm of the Year 2022 in Slovakia, this year in two categories: Banking & Finance and Tax Law. The awards have been received in the Best Law Firm of the Year competition traditionally organized in Slovakia by the weekly magazine TREND in cooperation with EPRAVO.SK. The results of this year’s competition […]

10 May 2022
PRK Partners: Advises Yokohama Rubber on €2bn acquisition of Sweden’sTrelleborg Wheel Systems Holding

PRK Partners, in cooperation with lead counsel Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., on acquiring the entire wheel systems business of Swedish-listed Trelleborg AB, for an enterprise value of over €2bn. The transaction is to be effected via a share purchase of 100 per cent of the shares in Trelleborg Wheel […]

04 May 2022
PRK: Team lead by partner Jakub Lichnovsky achieve a significant success.

PRK team lead by partner Jakub Lichnovsky has achieved a significant legal success when the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic ceased the cassation complaint proceedings and rejected the complaint filed by the plaintiff in the matter of the building permit for the construction of the “Horní Tošanovice Industrial Zone”. Read more

04 May 2022
PRK Partners TOP TIER law firm according to newly released rankings The LEGAL 500 EMEA

The new edition of The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 directory of law firm ratings in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region (EMEA) published by British rating company The Legal 500 (Legalease Ltd.) once again ranks PRK Partners among Top Tier law firms. We were rated in 9 out of 11 categories, specifically: banking, finance, […]

25 Apr 2022
Forbes Honours PRK Partners

In its first-ever analysis of the Czech legal market, Forbes compiled a list of the 20 largest law firms and their leaders that have steered the most significant transactions on the market. We are honoured that PRK Partners and its lawyers are among this elite group. We believe in what we do and we’ve been […]

14 Apr 2022
PRK Partners advises Yokohama Rubber on Czech legal aspects of €2bn acquisition of Sweden’sTrelleborg Wheel Systems Holding

PRK Partners, in cooperation with lead counsel Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has advised The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., on acquiring the entire wheel systems business of Swedish-listed Trelleborg AB, for an enterprise value of over €2bn. Read more

13 Apr 2022
PRK PARTNERS CONTRIBUTED THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LEGAL GUIDE – ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS 2022

PRK Partners’ dispute resolution team led by Robert Nemec is the exclusive contributor for the Czech Republic to the 2022 International Comparative Legal Guide on the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, which features in-depth analysis of laws and regulations across numerous jurisdictions as well as exploring enforcement under English common law, strategies for international enforcement and recognition and enforcement of foreign […]

08 Apr 2022
Doing Business in the Czech Republic, 2022

PRK Partners attorneys at law recently prepared and published an updated brochure called Doing Business in the Czech Republic 2022. This is a practical guide that contains basic business-related information from selected legal areas including an overview of the legal environment in the Czech Republic. See https://www.prkpartners.com/doing-business-389 for more information.

04 Apr 2022
The Chambers Europe Guide 2022 – PRK Partners achieves rankings in 12 practise areas

For the thirteenth year in a row PRK Partners receives recognition and is ranked in 12 major practice areas, including Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment Law, Competition/Antitrust, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, Projects & Energy, TMT and Tax in the newly released publication The Chambers Europe Guide 2022. Find more information at […]

22 Mar 2022
PRK Partners assisted Shaangu Power (Luxembourg) S.A.

PRK Partners, acting as the Czech local counsel in close cooperation with the leading counsel AllBright Law Offices in China, assisted Shaangu Power (Luxembourg) S.A., a member of Shaangu Group (a major state-owned Chinese industrial group focusing on energy projects, enlisted at the Shanghai Stock Exchange), to complete acquisition of 100% stock in EKOL, spol. […]

15 Mar 2022
PRK Partners has advised a Vancouver based publicly traded battery materials company Euro Manganese Inc.

PRK Partners has advised a Vancouver based publicly traded battery materials company Euro Manganese Inc. (EMN) on strategic equity investment by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the amount of appx. CAD $ 8,5 million. Upon completion of the private placement EBRD holds approximately 4,4% of EMN’s shares holding 17,800,000 common shares of […]

21 Feb 2022
PRK Partners shortlisted among five finalists for the Czech Republic Firm of the Year in Chambers Europe Awards 2022

PRK Partners, Attorneys at Law, were ranked among the five best law firms in the Czech Republic in the Chambers Europe Awards 2022 Shortlist, which has been released on 1st February 2022. The rankings and the shortlist are the result of extensive research and thousands of interviews conducted by Chambers’ team of over 200 independent […]

09 Feb 2022
Long-term representation of VERMONT s.r.o. during the development of a specialized medical facility in Zábřeh

Long-term representation of VERMONT s.r.o. during the development of a specialized medical facility in Zábřeh – Alzheimer’s center with a capacity of 450 beds built in 2017-18, and its lease to the operator. In November and December 2021, we assisted the client in transferring the lease and negotiating with the current long-term tenant Alzheimercentrum from […]

05 Jan 2022
PRK PARTNERS – the exclusive Czech and Slovak contributor to DOING BUSINESS IN… GLOBAL GUIDE 2021/2022 published by THOMSON REUTERS PRACTICAL LAW

PRK Partners’ teams are the exclusive contributors for the Czech Republic and Slovakia to Doing Business in… Global Guide 2021/2022 published by Thomson Reuters PRACTICAL LAW, which contains unique comprehensive Q&A overviews of law and regulation in more than 60 countries, spanning more than 30 practice areas, written by leading lawyers, and includes a Country Q&A […]

14 Dec 2021
PRK advised J.P.Morgan with financing of Draslovka’s acquisition…

PRK Partners has advised J.P.Morgan as the sole book runner, transactional advisor and financing arranger in connection with financing of Draslovka’s acquisition of a mining solution business from Chemours’ for USD 521 million, subject to customary cash, debt and working capital adjustments. The term and revolving facility commitments amounted to USD 368,000,000 and supported equity from […]

14 Dec 2021
Robert Němec, a partner at PRK Partners, elected as President of the Czech Bar Association

Robert Němec, a partner at PRK Partners (Lex Mundi member firm for the Czech Republic), was unanimously elected as President of the Czech Bar Association on 3 November 2021. For the past six years Robert acted as one of the vice-presidents of the Association and, in this year’s elections, received a record amount of votes […]

09 Nov 2021
PRK advised a group of lenders in connection with the refinancing of senior acquisition and revolving facilities worth more than EUR 2 billion

Martin Aschenbrenner (Attorney in the Czech Republic and in New York) and Tomas Vlasak (Attorney in the Czech Republic, Solicitor of England and Wales) advised Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and other lenders in connection with the refinancing of EUR 2,130,000,000 senior acquisition and revolving facilities governed by English law. PRK Partners advised the clients on the Czech […]

04 Nov 2021
PRK Named Best Banking & Finance and Labour Law Firm for 2021

We are honoured to announce that the independent professional committee of the Best Law Firm of the Year competition has named us – as it has done for the past 13 years of this competition the Best Law Firm of the Year 2021 in two areas of practice: Banking & Finance and Labour Law. The […]

03 Nov 2021
PRK Partners provided legal services to the Fabory Group in connection with the acquisition of Kebek Group

PRK Partners provided legal services to the Fabory Group, Europe’s leading specialist in fasteners operating in 10 countries, in connection with the acquisition of Kebek Group. Kebek Group is a leading Czech wholesaler of fasteners operating in Czechia, Slovakia and Hungary which offers a comprehensive offering of fasteners for industrial companies in combination with value added […]

01 Nov 2021
PRK PARTNERS – THE EXCLUSIVE CZECH CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY & POWER 2021 CHAMBERS GLOBAL PRACTICE GUIDE

PRK Partners’ team, headed by Mr. Lichnovsky as partner, is the exclusive contributor for the Czech Republic to the Alternative Energy & Power 2021 Chambers Global Practice Guide, which contains a unique comprehensive overview of 21 jurisdictions and provides the latest legal information on the principal laws governing the sale of power industry assets; market structure, supply and pricing; […]

29 Sep 2021
PRK PARTNERS – THE EXCLUSIVE CZECH CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ENFORCEMENT OF JUDGMENTS 2021 CHAMBERS GLOBAL PRACTICE GUIDE

PRK Partners’ dispute resolution team, headed by Mr. Nemec as partner, is the exclusive contributor for the Czech Republic to the Enforcement of Judgments 2021 Chambers Global Practice Guide, which contains a unique comprehensive overview of 29 jurisdictions and provides the latest legal information on the identification of another party’s asset position, the costs and time involved in […]

29 Sep 2021
Pharma Legal Handbooks for the CR and SR

On 1 July 2021, the long-awaited publications – the Pharma Legal Handbooks for the CR and SR – were published. These unique editions were co-created by our legal specialists, including the firm’s partners, Monika Maskova and Michal Matejka – experienced experts in the fields of pharmaceutical law, company law and information technology law in the Czech Republic. The Slovak version was produced by legal […]

27 Aug 2021
PRK Partners, attorneys at law became a new member of the Energy Law Group

The ELG comprises of approximately 500 lawyers with specialist expertise in the energy and natural resources sectors, all belonging to eminent independent law firms. Created in 1993, the ELG offers market leading advice to each client of a member law firm operating in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and beyond. With the Energy law sector developing rapidly we […]

27 Aug 2021
Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year – Czech Republic by Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine’s Innovative Lawyers 2021

PRK Partners has been named Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year – Czech Republic by Lawyers Worldwide Awards Magazine’s Innovative Lawyers 2021. The Lawyers Worldwide Awards, Innovative Lawyers 2021, celebrates the leading, most prolific firms that have continually displayed a high degree of quality, tenacity and ability to punch above their weight within […]

26 Apr 2021
TOP 100 Women of the Czech and Slovak Legal Business

Members of the PRK Partners team on both sides of the Czech and Slovak border are shining bright among the legal elite. This year, five legal experts from PRK Partners ranked among the TOP 100 Women of the Czech and Slovak Legal Business. Monika Mašková – Czech republic – Pharma Law Miriam Galandová – Slovak […]

31 Mar 2021
CZECH LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

In the 13th year of the most recognized local contest of law firms PRK Partners was named the 2020 Best Law Firm of the Year in the Corporate Law category. We are especially honoured to receive the special 2020 Best Pro Bono/CSR Law Firm of the Year award. We perceive it as recognition of our long-standing and, over the […]

31 Mar 2021
PRK Partners confirm their leading position among Central Europe’s top law firms

PRK Partners, Attorneys at Law, were ranked among the six best law firms in Central Europe by The Lawyer European Awards 2020 (for the third time in a row). Recognition of PRK Partners as a top-tier regional law firm was confirmed by the expert panel set up by the internationally recognized legal magazine The Lawyer. The […]

01 Dec 2020
Ethical distribution system for critical materials during states of emergency

PRK Partners (“PRK”) were successful in a public call organized by the Czech Ministry of Interior focusing on crisis management and epidemiological threats. PRK obtained funding to design and develop a digital crisis distribution system, for acquiring, offering, selling and purchasing critically important materials in emergency situations (such as medical supplies during pandemics), using ethical […]

01 Dec 2020
The Pharma Legal Handbook – PRK ’s pharma law specialists answer questions in Slovakia

PRK’s pharma law specialists answer questions linked to Regulation, Pricing, Clinical and Preclinical Trials, Marketing, Manufacturing, Trademarks and Patents in the pharmaceutical industry in Slovakia.  

01 Dec 2020
2020 Employment Chambers Global Practice Guide

PRK Partners’ labour law team is the exclusive contributor for the Czech Republic to the Employment 2020 Chambers Global Practice Guide. Our professionals address trends and developments in labour law and employment regulation in the Czech Republic. This chapter can be downloaded here.

01 Dec 2020
Alternative Energy & Power 2020 Chambers Global Practice Guide

PRK Partners’ energy law team is the exclusive contributor for the Czech Republic to the Alternative Energy & Power 2020 Chambers Global Practice Guide. Our professionals address a variety of issues related to regulation of the Czech power sector. This chapter can be downloaded here.

01 Dec 2020
2020 Best Law Firm of the Year in the Corporate Law category

We are pleased to announce that after receiving the top award in last year’s Best Law Firm of the Year contest, this year we scored remarkable success once again. In the 13th year of this competition, we were named the 2020 Best Law Firm of the Year in the Corporate Law category. We are especially […]

23 Nov 2020

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