Šárka Gregorová

Leaders in Law endorses Šárka Gregorová as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in the Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Šárka please use the contact information provided above.

Šárka Gregorová graduated from the Law Faculty at Charles University, Prague in 2008. She has also studied for two semesters at the Law Faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and obtained the Certificate in Basics of German law. Subsequently she studied the postgraduate program of LMU München in Basics of German law and in 2011 she graduated from by being granted the LL.M. title. During 2005 – 2007 she practiced as a legal assistant in KŠD ŠTOVÍCEK Law Office, v.o.s., Prague.

Šárka Gregorová primarily specializes in general commercial law and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, energy and insolvency law.
Šárka Gregorová, in cooperation with German educational company Management Circle AG, participated as a lecturer in the seminar on energy law focusing on renewable resources.

Šárka has been a team-member of the Schaffer & Partner group since 2008. Since 2012 she cooperates with us as an attorney-at-law enrolled at the Czech Bar Chamber.

She speaks fluent Czech, German and English.

Firm Description

Schaffer & Partner is an international group of tax advisors, auditors and lawyers with offices in Prague, Nuremberg and Bratislava. The head office, located in Nuremberg, was established in 1987. Today, Schaffer & Partner is an international team of over 100 experts.

Thanks to our membership in AGN International, an association of separate and independent accounting and consulting firms, we cooperate with similarly structured offices throughout the world. For this reason, the competence of our advisors with respect to international issues is always guaranteed. At the same time, we can rely on our many years of practical experience in the Czech Republic and offer the services of experienced professionals possessing great knowledge of the Czech market.

Associated law office Schaffer & Partner Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is a member of international network of law offices CBBL Cross Border Business LawyersInternational Law Referral and Wiras.

We regard ourselves as advisors – with long-term know-how and an understanding of client’s problems. We represent our clients individually in everyday questions as well as long-term strategic planning. Close co-operation between experts from various fields and careful assessment of problems, builds trust and the opportunity for long-term successful relationships with our clients. We believe that, as a sympathetic and knowledgeable firm, we have covered a niche of the market.

We will grow with you

We see the company as a healthy tree that is growing and maturing for a long time. The rich crown symbolizes teamwork of our specialized experts with good language skills and harmonious approach to our clients.

Our clients appreciate the broad spectrum of provided services and the individual approach to their needs.

 

Jan Řehola

Leaders in Law endorses Jan Řehola as our exclusively recommended Gaming Law expert in the Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Jan please use the contact information provided above.

PS Legal is Prague based law firm specialized in providing legal services to all sectors of the gaming industry. PS Legal has rich experience in gambling field and provides professional and high quality legal and compliance consultancy to key players on Czech and CEE gambling market.

Jan Řehola has over 8 years of experiences in gambling field, both from the public and private sector.

He is a master of Law from the Charles University in Prague.

Jan has been working for 4 years for the Ministry of Finance – Czech Gambling regulator, as a Director of Gambling Department. In his work for the Czech Gambling regulator Jan was responsible for all gambling policy issues, including drafting of new legislation, issuing of gambling licences and cooperation with other European regulators as a member of European Commission Expert Group on Online Gambling.

Jan is now associated with PS Legal, law firm and with his professional team provide consultancy to the biggest companies on European gambling market. Jan is finishing his doctoral degree at Charles University in Prague and regularly speaks at gambling conferences around the Europe.

 

Pavol Mlej

Leaders in Law endorses Pavol Mlej as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in the Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Pavol please use the contact information provided above.

I studied at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague, from which I graduated in 2007. During the course of my studies, I spent a year studying at the Turku Law School in Finland with a focus on international law, human rights and legal comparative science.

I have been active in advocacy since 2007 and during the course of my work I have acquired a wide range of experience from leading Czech and international law offices.
I have worked as an independent attorney-at-law since 2014. I provide legal services to natural persons, small and medium-sized enterprises and large companies. My clients include domestic and international subjects. If required, I will be happy to send references for the legal services which I have provided.
I provide legal services in Czech, Slovak, English and German.
What I do
I provide legal services in the Czech and Slovak Republics. I mainly focus on private law, in particular concerning civil, commercial and real estate law, and family law. In addition to the aforementioned areas, I also work on cases involving compensation for damages, the recovery of receivables and insolvency proceedings and I participate in legal audit projects involving both corporations and real estate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. If necessary I also work closely with specialists in criminal law, immigration law, taxation and accountancy, but also with renowned experts on the sale and rental of real estate.
When working, I place an emphasis not only on a high level of quality and expertise, but also on confidentiality, a human approach and friendly and fair conduct. I always opt for solutions which are not only the best for the client from a legal point of view, but are also the most effective from the point of view of costs. I also proceed in the same manner when invoicing legal services, where the client always knows in advance what the final price for the legal services will be.
The legal areas where I provide legal services
  • civil law
  • commercial law
  • corporate law
  • the administration and recovery of receivables
  • legal representation in arbitration proceedings
  • employment law
  • insolvency law
  • real estate rights
  • family law
  • criminal law
  • administrative law
  • e-commerce
  • personal data protection /GDPR
  • the custody of documents and monies
  • the administration of Slovak electronic mailboxes

 

František Čech

Leaders in Law endorses František Čech as our exclusively recommended Insurance & Reinsurance Law expert in the Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with František please use the contact information provided above.

František Čech is a lawyer with an exceptional focus on insurance law as well strong background in real estate law, corporate law and law of obligations. He has advised insurers, insurance intermediaries and loss adjusters on corporate/regulatory issues, policy wordings (insurance terms & conditions) and in relation to insurance claims, their settlement and representation in civil litigation.

Experience

His experience includes assessment of multimillion insurance claims, various regulatory matters relevant to insurance business (dealings with the regulator, compliance with its benchmarks, data protection law and other) and advisory on complex transactions such as cross-border intragroup merger of insurers, joint ventures and setting up distribution networks. He has advised local as well as foreign clients; both life and non-life insurance companies.

In addition to his insurance practice, he has advised other high-profile clients such as real estate developers or a truck manufacturer on projects, acquisitions and day-to-day legal issues.

Prior establishing his own practice, he worked for over five years with a boutique law firm based in Prague and also gained experience in the London office of Clyde & Co. He is a qualified attorney, having passed the Czech Bar exam with honors, and provides services in Czech and English.

Education

František Čech is a graduate of Charles University in Prague. He also studied at Griffith University Law School, Gold Coast, Australia and he is an alumnus of a two year distance course in English and EU law by Cambridge University.

 

Aleš Eppinger

Leaders in Law endorses Aleš Eppinger as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in the Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Aleš please use the contact information provided above.

Aleš Eppinger graduated from the Faculty of Law at Palacký University in Olomouc in 2001.

After graduating from the Faculty of Law, Aleš initially worked for JUDr. Jan Veselý PhD. as a trainee distrainer at the Distrainers’ Office in Prague 1, where in addition to ensuring the performance of the routine work of the distrainers’ office, he directly participated in the preparation of legislation in the field of judicial execution.

Since 2002 Aleš has been involved in advocacy. From 2003 to 2008, Aleš worked for the leading international law firm Weinhold Legal, v.o.s., firstly as junior lawyer and later as senior lawyer, specializing in the provision of legal services to German clients. During his time at Weinhold Legal, v.o.s., Aleš attended a series of specialized seminars/workshops (e.g. Corporate M&A II Law School in Warsaw etc.).

Aleš Eppinger is primarily focused in rendering legal services in area of business law, in particular in mergers and acquisitions, furthermore in civil law, property law, insolvency law and judicial and arbitration proceedings.

During his professional career, Aleš has been involved in many international transactions, including important cross-border acquisitions by multinationals, the complex restructuring of important holdings and also in international arbitration. Furthermore, Aleš provided important banks, engineering and energy companies with legal services in particular in business law matters.

Aleš is also involved in lecturing activities. He currently focuses especially on issues related to the status of entrepreneurs and on new legal opportunities with respect to the recodification of the private law effective from 2014.

He is a partner of the Schaffer & Partner group from 2008. Aleš Eppinger has been registered at the Czech Bar Association since 2005.

Aleš speaks fluent Czech, German and English.

Firm Description

Schaffer & Partner is an international group of tax advisors, auditors and lawyers with offices in Prague, Nuremberg and Bratislava. The head office, located in Nuremberg, was established in 1987. Today, Schaffer & Partner is an international team of over 100 experts.

Thanks to our membership in AGN International, an association of separate and independent accounting and consulting firms, we cooperate with similarly structured offices throughout the world. For this reason, the competence of our advisors with respect to international issues is always guaranteed. At the same time, we can rely on our many years of practical experience in the Czech Republic and offer the services of experienced professionals possessing great knowledge of the Czech market.

Associated law office Schaffer & Partner Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is a member of international network of law offices CBBL Cross Border Business LawyersInternational Law Referral and Wiras.

We regard ourselves as advisors – with long-term know-how and an understanding of client’s problems. We represent our clients individually in everyday questions as well as long-term strategic planning. Close co-operation between experts from various fields and careful assessment of problems, builds trust and the opportunity for long-term successful relationships with our clients. We believe that, as a sympathetic and knowledgeable firm, we have covered a niche of the market.

WE WILL GROW WITH YOU

We see the company as a healthy tree that is growing and maturing for a long time. The rich crown symbolizes teamwork of our specialized experts with good language skills and harmonious approach to our clients.

Our clients appreciate the broad spectrum of provided services and the individual approach to their needs.

 

Lucie Blažková

Leaders in Law endorses Lucie Blažková as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Lucie please use the contact information provided above.

I provide legal services and professional counseling to individuals, companies and companies, specializing in civil, commercial, family and criminal law. I represent clients before the courts, arbitrators or administrative authorities, and I try to always negotiate the most favorable terms with the counterparties, I make the drafting of business contracts and other official documents. Emphasis is placed on individual approach to the client, on mutual trust. I always tell the client how to handle his case and provide him with the necessary explanations and documentation in time for the consideration of other procedures.

Conciliation consultation

Fast, cheap and effective dispute resolution: an agreement without the cost of legal proceedings, without lengthy proceedings and without nervous strain.

Civil Law

Civil law is the most extensive legal branch of the Czech legal order. The basic source of civil law is the new Civil Code, which is divided into the area of ​​family law, absolute property rights and relative property rights. The new Civil Code has brought about a great deal of changes and refinements, including, for example, the possibilities of dealing with property, the possibilities of inheritance, the regulation of family relations, the exercise of property rights, the status of animals, and the citizens more extensive in dealing with their former civil code . The most common legal act in civil law is a contract or agreement concluded in various forms.

Business Law

I provide legal services in setting up business companies, whether they are limited partnerships, public companies, limited liability companies, joint stock companies or cooperatives.

Family law

The family will always play an important role in society because the issue of family-legal relations practically affects each of us. The special position of the family lies in the fact that it shapes the personality of a person, his character, and a family of other social relationships. All legal relationships governed by family law are based on the main purpose of achieving the child’s well-being. Family law further regulates matrimonial relationships. Family law is a relatively separate legal branch, but it is in relation to civil law.

Criminal Law

In the field of criminal law, I offer counseling in criminal proceedings, their elaboration, and legal representation of injured parties in criminal proceedings, including claims for damages.

Offense proceedings

I represent clients in the offense proceedings. An offense is classified as a culpable act under the Offense Act and distinguishes between an administrative offense and a criminal offense. Infringement proceedings are dealt with where the social danger is lower than the criminal offense.

Mediation

Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes. The mediator works as a third party, who helps both sides to come to an agreement – a compromise in their case. This process is very effective and much faster and cheaper than when a case is taken to court.  Mediation is designed for those who do not want to break the business, family or other realtionships for good.

Mediation is a flexible solution in a whole range of situations such as:

  • contract or any business disputes
  • consumer disputes
  • family disputes
  • neighbourhood disputes

The role of the mediator is to help parties reach a solution to their problem and to arrive at a mediation agreement that both parties are happy to accept and that is binding for both of them equally. Mediators avoid taking sides, making judgements or giving guidance. They are simply responsible for developing effective communications and building consensus between the parties.

Mediation is a voluntary confidential process where the information discussed are not disclosed to any party outside the mediation hearing. If parties are unable to reach agreement, they can still go to court. In this case the details about the mediation proces and the information included will not be used at a court hearing, the mediator can not serve as a witness.

 

Marek Procházka

Marek Procházka is the founding partner of PRK Partners and practises in the areas of dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation), banking law, mergers and acquisitions.

He was educated in Switzerland and the United States before practicing in the Czech Republic. After graduating from the University of Bern, he worked in the Department of Banking Law in the university’s law faculty. Afterwards, he obtained a master’s degree from Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington D.C.

Marek is an experienced lawyer with a long practise and an approach to solve complex cases based on an integral approach from various fields of law and other disciplines. Recent cases involve international litigation and arbitration in various jurisdictions, regulatory advice to banks, and a number of successful mergers and acquisitions.

Marek is the President of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic, Board member of Deutsche Schule Prag, and involved in charitable activities.

He is fluent in English, German, Czech, and French. He is an attorney at law (advokát) at The Czech Bar Association, and he is also admitted in Switzerland, where he still practices on behalf of some Czech clients.

Marek has been recommended as a leading practitioner in banking, finance and capital markets, litigation and arbitration and corporate governance by the following publications: Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, International Financial Law Review and its Expert Guides, European Legal Experts, PLC Which Lawyer, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.

Marek Procházka was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in the Czech Republic© 2015 in the practice areas of: Arbitration and Mediation, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

Mediation Practice:

At PRK Partners, we try to manage disputes for our clients in the easiest and most cost effective way. Our attorneys are therefore committed to pursuing alternative avenues of dispute resolution. At the same time, we strive, whether through negotiation or indirectly through a mediator, to maintain a win-win strategy. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and have repeatedly been successful in finding mutually acceptable solutions for both parties to the dispute.

Especially mediation under supervision of attorneys of PRK Partners is often a positive experience for clients, as they receive the viewpoint of a third party on the dispute

PRK Partners:

PRK Partners is a leading law firm and holder of significant international and national awards (Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence, Czech Law Firm of the Year for several consecutive years, and others). The firm, formerly named Procházka Randl Kubr, has been active on the market for more than twenty years now, and has become a full service law firm with offices in Prague, Bratislava and Ostrava. Our specialized teams of legal practitioners and tax advisors provide services to the largest global corporations, as well as to local companies. Thanks to its membership in Lex Mundi (the world’s leading network of independent law firms) and its close cooperation with a number of outstanding international law firms, PRK Partners also serves and accompanies clients on their business journeys in other jurisdictions around the world.

Andreas Ueltzhöffer

Leaders in Law endorses Andreas Ueltzhöffer as our exclusively recommended Foreign Investment Law expert in the Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Andreas please use the contact information provided above.

Attorney with over 20 years of advising foreign investors in the Czech Republic

Andreas Ueltzhöffer is a founding partner of UEPA. He is a member of the Czech Bar as well as of the German Bar and has been practicing as an attorney in the Czech Republic since 1994. He worked many years of his professional career as partner in international law firms in Prague, such as CMS Cameron McKenna. He advised on many large and medium sized M&A and real estate transactions, advising both foreign investors on their investment projects in the Czech Republic, and Czech investors on investments projects abroad. Besides transactional work, Andreas also puts a strong focus on litigation and alternative dispute resolution and has been involved in a number of high-value proceedings, both as party representative and as arbitrator. Andreas lectures at the University of Economics in Prague (VŠE), being as well a member of the scientific advisory board of its Faculty of Business Administration. Andreas is also the long-time Attorney-of-trust of the Swiss Embassy in Prague.

Languages

Andreas is a German native speaker and fluent in English and Czech

Areas of specialization:

– Complete care of foreign investors in the Czech Republic

– Company law, contract law, property law

– Antitrust law

– Compliance

– Public procurement law

– Mediation, advice on conflicts in the circle of shareholders or in the event of conflicts with executives in the company

– Arbitration proceedings

Jana Fráňová

The Law Office JUDr. Jana Fráňová is a dynamic law firm based on long-term and wide-range experience of law application in national and supranational scale.

Our law office is focused on provision of legal services and legal advising in the field of classical branches of law. Primarily, we provide our clients with legal advising in the commercial law sector, with specific concentration on law of unfair competition, law of business organisations, including mergers, law of obligations etc., and, of course, corporate law, including foundation and management of corporations and – today also very topical – trademarks law. We are prepared to provide Czech and foreign entrepreneurs with a long-term comprehensive legal service, taking care of legal matters of the whole business, including labour-law issues, representation in tackling statutory matters before public authorities etc. Together with the cooperating office of tax advisors, we are able to supplement our legal services also with tax and accounting issues.

In the field of Civil Law, our law office has long-term experience in the law of personality protection and intangible values of corporations, law of contracts and obligations, legal relations to real estates and inheritance. We also provide comprehensive legal service in the sector of family law including the family law with an international element.

Our clients can also draw on our many-year experience in the sector of mass media law, in particular in the law of press media, including vast experience from practice in court in the field of Press Act.

Within the framework of our legal services, our clients are also provided with legal representation before courts of all instances, or arbitration bodies. We speak Czech, English and Italian. We can render legal services through specialised interpreters also in German, Spanish, French and Russian.

The founder and the main representative of the law office, JUDr. Jana Fráňová, is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague and has been working in advocacy uninterruptedly since 1993. She has also gained experience from her short-term study stays at Italian faculties of law in Perugia and in Catania. The topic of her university thesis was “Legal Regulation of Business Companies in Italian Law“. She also studied Italian language at the State Language School in Prague, in 1991 she successfully passed the state exam in Italian language and in 1995 she was appointed by the Regional Court in Prague as a certified sworn interpreter.

JUDr. Jana Fráňová, attorney-at-law, worked for more than ten years as a legal advisor for the supranational holding operating on the mass media market, gaining unique experience in the sector of press law, as well as corporate law, cooperating also with representatives of hotel chains and travel industry.

The attorney JUDr. Jana Fráňová is a renowned expert in the sector of sports law, with focus on utilisation of personality rights of sportsmen, advertising in sports and marketing law, statutory law of civil associations and business companies operating in the sector of sports. Since 1999, she has been closely cooperating with leading representatives of Czech football, with a renowned Czech football club, with a high-profile holding company conducting the activity of managers and agents in the field of sports ( especially football and ice hockey ) and sports marketing, and she has been representing also professional football players. Since 2001, she has been a member of regular advisory boards of the Football Association of the Czech Republic, in 2006 she was appointed to its legislative board. On a long-term basis, she renders legal services to foreign entities, predominantly Italian corporations and individuals, including legal representation before courts, and within the framework of cooperation with several Italian law offices she also provides legal service to Czech individuals or corporations in Italy, including not only the legal representation in civil-law matters, but also foundation and administration of business companies in Italy.

Jaroslav Šich

He graduated with honors from the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague in 2006. During his studies, he took annual research fellowship at the University of Limerick, Ireland, focused primarily on financial law and European Union law. From 2002 to 2003, he worked in a branch of a foreign law firm in Prague. Between 2006 and 2011, he was a student at FAMU (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague). Since April 2008, he was employed at the law firm Vejmelka & Wünsch, s.r.o. Between 2010 and 2013, he worked at the office NOCAROVÁ JAŠEK & PARTNERS, v.o.s. and from 2013 to 2015, he cooperated with the significant Prague law firm KŠD LEGAL advokátní kancelář s.r.o. He completed the JUDr. (juris utriusque doctor) degree at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague in 2014.

From 2007 to 2012, he was a partner and managing director of the production company Lovecraft, s.r.o. (now LOVE.FRAME s.r.o.).

Languages: Czech, English

Specialization: intellectual property rights, especially copyright, media and telecommunication law, administrative law, labor law, commercial law and corporate law