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Law firms in the Czech Republic report an active year across the spectrum of practice areas. The real estate market continues to thrive, with larger transactions becoming increasingly prevalent, particularly in the residential and retail sectors, and with increasing interest in industrial and logistics projects from Czech and Chinese investors. The increase in foreign direct investment means that M&A is flourishing, particularly in the manufacturing and IT sectors. Data protection and cybersecurity are increasingly to the fore in lawyers’ minds, with the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in 2018.

FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Alfery

Alfery was established in 2003 by Pavel Alfery-Hrdina and Jana Alfery as a spin off from Haarmann Hemmelrath. Alfery (consisting of Alfery Hrdina Advokáti s.r.o., WTS Alfery s.r.o. and Alfery Audit s.r.o.) is an internationally oriented consultancy firm that brings together attorneys, tax advisors and auditors. Alfery provides services in legal and tax advisory, auditing and accounting. In the firm’s experience it is beneficial to clients that their advisors have the opportunity to work as an integrated team, thus enabling a complex evaluation and structured solution to a business transaction. The firm’s strengths are flexibility and speed of response. It provides top-notch technical expertise and a personal approach

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Bányaiová Vožehová, s.r.o., law office

The firm was established in 2010 by Lucie Dolanská Bányaiová and Lucie Vožehová as partners and Alena Bányaiová, a former partner in Salans (now Dentons). The firm has grown considerably since then and now has ten lawyers providing legal services in practically all areas of law. The main focus is on corporate and M&A, commercial contracts, commercial litigation, real estate and labour law.

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The legal market consists of various high-profile local law firms and several international firms as well as a number of highly rated boutique practices. With the majority of practices reporting a busy year, there have been relatively few lateral moves in the market. However, of note was Dentons’ hire of new energy practice head Petr Zákoucký, who was previously at Clifford Chance.

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