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Who we are

Young law firms like HVH LEGAL must try twice as hard to demonstrate exemplary reliability, professionalism and a creative approach in order to attain their client's trust. Our professional philosophy is to build long-term relationships with our clients based on mutual trust and satisfaction. Thanks to the previous professional experience of our employees with renowned Czech and international law firms, not only are we uniquely prepared to help in times of distress, but we can also identify and effectively reduce the causal risk.

Our perspective is to have a personal approach with each client designed for their goals and situations. We believe that it is the only way to achieve the desired personal and corporate goals. We strive for our cooperation to be as close as possible in order to be able to offer our clients effective and tailor-made solutions. Our team of more than 20 qualified lawyers from Prague and Brno offices offers legal services in Czech and English, but we also speak Russian and Spanish.

Legal services

Transactions

We provide legal services in drafting, negotiating and concluding of contractual documentation, as well as in due diligence of companies. In the process of preparation of contractual documentation and evaluation of existing contracts, we use our professional experience and deep knowledge of Czech legal and business environment to make sure that rights and interests of our clients are governed and regulated properly, which includes making proposals for suitable security instruments. We pay equal attention to the identification of any potential risk of future disputes and we do our best to eliminate these risks as much as possible.

References

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    Legal counselling provided to the biggest internet agency on the Czech and Slovak market in the process of sale of its 100 % ownership interest to the global group providing services in online marketing and set up of the managerial arrangement ensuring the further involvement of the founders in the newly established structure.

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    Legal counselling provided with respect to the sale of a part of the ownership interest of a company providing services and solutions in the software development field and joining of a venture investor into a newly established company and establishment of the structure of relationships among the respective partners.

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    Legal counselling services provided to a Malta-based investment fund in the process of acquisition and structuring of a holding structure operating coal slurry deposits.Legal counsel services provided to a Malta-based investment fund, Meridon SICAV plc., in the process of the acquisition and structuring of a holding structure operating coal slurry deposits.

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    Legal counselling services provided to a Malta-based investment fund, in relation to the capital investment into the company processing biomass woodchips and its energy usage as well as structuring of the shareholders relations.

Litigation

HVH LEGAL represents clients and provides professional counsel to them in court and arbitration proceedings and mediation procedures. Because the best scenario is to avoid a dispute altogether, we seek ways to enable out-of-court settlements even in complex and involved cases. We can analyse the client's position in their current or future actions, evaluate risks and propose the best strategy. We make use of all of the instruments available so as to defend our client's interests, including the submission of motions to European and international institutions.

References

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    Partners in a limited liability company in an action for damages versus a former executive head and partner.

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    Members of a statutory body of an investment company versus a liquidator in an action for damages exceeding the amount of CZK 500 million.

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    Applicant in a proceeding before a ECHR hearing in a case which had originated in the Czech Republic's failure to fulfil its obligation to grant compensations for the nationalization of private assets in 1945.

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    Developer in an arbitration regarding a dispute whose value exceeded CZK 150 million.

Corporate law

We provide our clients with solutions that reflect the needs of their company (i.e. tailor-made services). We provide comprehensive legal counsel in the management of companies, representation in Commercial Register proceedings, preparation of motivational programs for top management members and draft contracts for managers, including the performance of duties and bonuses.

References

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    Increase of Registered Capital through the non-cash contribution of the land of a company operating an airport and the increase of the Registered Capital of a European company operating a solar power station.

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    Corporate consultancy, reviews and amendments to statutes, changes in the bodies of a company providing consultancy in the field of subsidies and a company operating a brewery.

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    General corporate consultancy and records of changes in the Commercial Register for a company operating an e-shop.

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    Establishment of managerial option programmes combining motivational elements for managers with sufficient protection of current shareholders /partners through the suitable application of the institute of put and call options and tag-along and drag-along rights.

Public procurement

We provide consultancy services to contracting authorities and bidders in all forms of tender procedures, pursuant to the provisions of the public procurement act, in concession proceedings and quasi tenders that do not fall within the regime of the public procurement act.

References

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    Consultancy services related to preparation and control of tenders, conclusion of public contracts as well as annulment of public procurement process are provided to bidders in all stages of the public procurement process.

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    Complex administration of award procedures covering small-scale public contracts, major public contracts, open and restricted procedures, negotiated procedures, framework agreements, dynamic purchasing system and electronic auction, public works contracts, public service contracts and public supply contracts.

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    Representation of economic operators and contracting entities in proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Competition or in proceedings before courts related to the review of public contracts.

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    Comprehensive legal audits in the field of public investments and public procurements and internal standard drafts in the field of public procurement, etc.

Real estate

HVH LEGAL provides services to our clients throughout the entire life cycle of a real estate property, including legal review, purchase, building, lease or sale. We have experience in real estate negotiations with regard to buildings for many purposes, including office buildings, business centres, solar power stations, airports, apartments, sporting facilities, hotels or logistics centres.

References

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    Consultancy in the process of the acquisition of a general aviation airport.

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    Consultancy in the process of the construction and acquisition of a solar power station.

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    Acquisition of an office building in Brno for a company concerned with the construction and operation of telecommunication networks.

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    Handling of issues related to the transfer and handover of real estate property to be used as a hotel in Brno.

ICT Law

We provide comprehensive consultancy in connection with the sale and purchase of ICT solutions, including outsourcing of ICT services. We have many years of experience in this field. We operate in the Commission of Appeals of the Czech Telecommunication Office. We are authors of scientific articles and lectures in this field.

References

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    Drawing up the comprehensive template contract documentation to suppliers of IT solutions.

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    Legal issues concerning SW license compliance (SW Audit) for customers.

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    Legal counselling in negotiations for the supply of information systems for suppliers and customers.

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    ICT procurements organization, legal assistance for applicants for procurements concerned with the supplies of ICT solutions or ICT services.

Other

We specialize in civil and procedural law. We also provide legal counselling in other branches of law, such as representation in proceedings before prosecution, law enforcement and judicial authorities, as well as counselling in the tax, execution or notary branches, etc.

References

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    Family law

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    Representation in administrative proceedings

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    Sports law

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    Escrow

Our team

Petr Halbrštát

Petr Halbrštát

Petr Halbrštát specializes in public procurement law, competition law and contract law (on the Czech, EU and international levels). Petr has also provided legal counsel services in numerous domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including the realization of one of the biggest-ever American investments in the Czech Republic. In 2002, Petr graduated from the Faculty of Law, Palacky University in Olomouc. Since 2006 he has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association.

Petr Holešínský

Petr Holešínský

Petr Holešínský specializes in domestic and international M&A transactions and providing of legal counselling to clients in the process of business restructuring, corporate governance. In addition, Petr represented numerous important clients in court proceedings and arbitrations, including a precedent case before the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) in Strasbourg. In 2001, Petr graduated from the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno. Since 2004 he has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association.

Ondřej Knebl

Ondřej Knebl

Ondřej Knebl specializes in public procurement law, ICT law, mergers, acquisitions and law of obligations. Ondřej also provides counselling in the issues of outsourcing, e-commerce and PPP projects. Ondřej took part in the preparation of default contractual documentation for Czech branches of leading global providers of ICT and in negotiations regarding complex deliveries of technological solutions and e-marketplaces. In 2000, Ondřej graduated from the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. Since 2004 he has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association.

Andrea Vaníčková

Andrea Vaníčková

Andrea Vaníčková specializes in legal counselling in trade disputes and civil litigations as well as domestic and international arbitrations. Andrea also provides legal counsel services in the field of labour and family law, where she has successfully defended the rights of a minor in Portugal in a dispute related to cross-border abduction by a parent. Andrea has gained substantial experience in the preparation of default contractual documentation for a leading engineering corporation, legal audits of documentation and in litigations regarding damage and compensation claims. In 2002, Andrea graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of West Bohemia in Plzeň and further earned a bachelor's degree in Public administration. Since 2005 she has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association.

Tomáš Němec

Tomáš Němec

Tomáš Němec specializes in representation of clients in trade disputes and court proceedings, as well as in providing legal counselling in the field of public procurement law and in various fields of corporate law (preparation of contractual documentation, corporate law issues) and labour law. Tomáš was in charge of a department of debt recovery and management. In 2005, Tomáš graduated from the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno, and in 2003 he graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University in Brno. He became a member of the Czech Bar Association in 2009

Jiří Heider

Jiří Heider

 Jiří Heider specializes in corporate law and law on obligations and contracts. Jiří also gained experience in the field of intellectual property law and litigation (representing clients in court proceedings). In 2012, Jiří graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno. Since 2015, he has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association.

Tereza Firichová

Tereza Firichová

Tereza Firichová specializes in public procurement law and law on obligations and contracts. Tereza also gained experience in representing clients in court proceedings and in the field of corporate law. In 2012, Tereza graduated from the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno. Since 2016, she has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association.

Jakub Lobl

Jakub Lobl

Jakub Löbl specializes in law of obligations, contractual law and representation of clients in trade disputes and court proceedings. Jakub also gained experience in the field of labour law, intellectual property law and administrative law. In 2013, Jakub graduated from the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno. Since 2016, he has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association.

Kateřina Nováková

Kateřina Nováková

Kateřina Nováková specializes in law of obligations and contract law and also real estate law. Kateřina has gained substantial experience in representation of clients in court proceedings, in the field of administrative law, family law and the recovery of claims. In 2013, Kateřina graduated from the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno, where she also successfully defended the rigorosum thesis in 2015 and obtained a Doctor of Laws degree. Since 2016 she has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association. 

Pavel Šnajdr

Pavel Šnajdr

Pavel Šnajdr specializes in civil and business law and in representation of clients in court proceedings. He has also gained experience in the field of public procurement law. Pavel successfully graduated from the Faculty of Law in 2013, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and obtained a Master of laws degree. Since 2017 he has been an attorney registered at the Czech Bar Association. 

Petr Kučera

Petr Kučera

 

Věra Kovandová

Věra Kovandová

Dominika Galajdová

Dominika Galajdová

 

Radim Mlčák

Radim Mlčák

 

Contact

Company headquarters

Korunní 1302/88 101 00 Prague 10 - Vinohrady Czech republic

tel: +420 222 510 010 fax: +420 222 510 551 office [at] hvhlegal [dot] cz

Offices Brno

Masarykova 8/10 602 00 Brno Czech republic

tel: +420 542 212 183 office [at] hvhlegal [dot] cz

HVH LEGAL advokátní kancelář s.r.o., company registered in the Commercial Register maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague, Section C, file 62570, Company Id. No.: 25702599, Tax Id. No.: CZ25702599