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White & Case is ‘the go-to firm for complex tax advice’. It recently advised Avast! Software on tax aspects of its impending expansion into the US. Other clients include Arx Equity Partners, Avast Software and PineBridge Investments. Practice head Ales Zidek has expertise in global tax structuring and transfer pricing, particularly in the energy and private equity sectors.
Allen & Overy is recommended for its ‘knowledge of local tax authorities’. Indirect taxation expert Michal Dusek has ‘good technical knowledge of VAT’, and is ‘quick with responses’. Radek Novotný is expert in direct taxation matters. Dusek advised Glencore Grain on post-acquisition tax advice, including the recovery of €3m worth of post-transaction VAT.
In 2012, Baker & McKenzie, v.o.s., advokátní kancelár advised various clients, including Enern Holdings, Muller Weingarten Werkzeuge, and Stryker Corporation, on the tax aspects of significant corporate transactions. Senior associate Pavel Fekar heads the team and is well known for international tax matters and M&A, and tax adviser Daniela Rotter is well versed in VAT and excise duties.
Konecná & Zacha provides specialist tax advice on direct and indirect taxation, and provides niche advisory services on customs duties and special excise duties. David Staněk is the go-to man for international taxation, and Milan Tomíček is expert in complex VAT advice.
Noerr is ‘an exceptionally well-organised firm that places great emphasis on service standards and effective client relationship management’. Team head Dita Šulcová recently advised Magna International on the tax aspects of its restructuring, an intricate matter involving transfer of tax losses carried forward to the successor company. Georg Christoph Schneider is ‘highly knowledgeable in the field of investment funds, with a good understanding of the tax issues in particular’.
Weinhold Legal displays ‘excellence across all areas’, and acts on contentious and non-contentious tax matters for clients such as UniCredit Bank and Vishay. The ‘technically brilliant’ Daniel Weinhold recently advised a real estate investment company on income tax matters, an instruction which led to the team successfully overturning a regional court decision in the client’s favour.
BBH, advokatni kancelar, v.o.s. advises on tax matters through its affiliation with Fucik & Partneri, s.r.o., and is particularly well known for fund structuring. The highly respected Petr Precechtel has extensive experience in tax law.
In 2012, bnt Attorneys-at-law carried out significant cross-border EU VAT work for Scholz AG, and also advised Kromberg & Schubert on all tax aspects of its establishment in the Czech Republic. Markéta Pravdová’s team also acts for Federal Express and LKY Logistics CZ.
Ian Rowbotham heads the team at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., and recently led representation of Deutscher Ring in a case involving complex issues about the relationship between tax and insurance products. Other clients include Mediaservis and Lumen Distribution.
At Clifford Chance, David Koláček and his team collaborate effectively with the firm’s corporate practice, and recently advised KKCG on the tax aspects of its takeover of Sazka. Other clients include Pfizer and Aviva. Emil Holub is ‘helpful and responsive when it comes to complicated tax-driven share purchases’.
Petr Kotáb heads the team at Dentons, which advises foreign corporations and individuals on the full gamut of tax issues. It recently assisted a leading property developer with a tax-driven, multi-jurisdictional restructuring. Clients include The Timken Company, Epstein Shapiro & Epstein, and ING Lease.
Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o. has a strong track record advising on tax issues pertaining to big-ticket M&A or large restructurings for clients such as Medicon. David Neveselý and Marek Lošan are the contacts.
Tax boutique KempHoogstad, s.r.o. is particularly known for its VAT and income tax advice, and is valued for its ‘on-demand and exhaustive’ service, particularly in aircraft acquisitions. The firm also advises Kinstellar on a range of tax matters, from VAT to tax aspects of foreign debenture issuances. Bohdana Pražská and Filip Dostál are experts in corporate income tax and deal structuring, and Olga Holubová is a respected VAT specialist.
Kocián Solc Balastík’s team advises on tax matters including excise tax and VAT. Helena Navrátilová has deep experience in tax aspects of business transactions, international taxation, and tax planning.
Peterka & Partners’ Ondrej Peterka and Ivana Souckova are ‘extremely good in terms of response time, flexibility, and quality of answers’. The firm provides ongoing comprehensive tax advisory services to clients such as Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Spentex Industries and Atlas Copco.
Pavel Alfery-Hrdina and Jana Alfery lead WTS Alfery s.r.o.’s practice, which recently assisted Siemens Enterprise Communications with a review of pricing documentation. Other clients include Voith Hydro, which it recently advised on VAT, and Buhler Motor, which it represented in a transfer pricing dispute.