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Allen & Overy's¬†focus in this space spans on the tax aspects of M&A, real estate, restructurings, employee incentives, VAT and tax risk management.¬†The team advised Central European Media Enterprise on corporate tax and VAT matters and acted for a bank on the tax aspects of its CEE investment strategy.¬†Michal DuŇ°ek¬†and¬†Radek Novotn√Ŭ†are recommended.

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advok√°tn√≠ kancel√°Ňô¬†handles a steady flow of transfer pricing-related litigation, as well as the tax aspects of multi-jurisdictional M&A mandates. It assisted Cogent Communications with its corporate income tax compliance issues, and advised Unilabs on the Czech tax issues relating to its acquisition and financing of the acquisition of¬†AeskuLab and Alpha Medical.¬†Pavel Fekar¬†heads the team, which also includes¬†EliŇ°ka Kom√≠nkov√°.

Koci√°n ҆olc BalaŇ°t√≠k¬†is particularly experienced in advising on the cross-border tax aspects of restructurings. Highly regarded practice head¬†Helena Navr√°tilov√°¬†and counsel Jan ńĆernohouz¬†acted for Czech Radio and Czech Television in separate tax proceedings concerning the entitlement to VAT refunds.¬†O2 Czech Republic,¬†Quanta Human Resource CZ and¬†Karlovarsk√© miner√°ln√≠ vody also feature in its client list.

Alfery¬†handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Jana Alfery¬†specialises in advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions. Josef MaŇ°ek¬†and LibuŇ°e ҆oljakov√°¬†are also key names to note.

Clifford Chance's tax practice enjoyed another busy year with an impressive workload that includes handling the tax aspects of major M&A and capital markets transactions, and¬†tax restructurings.¬†Recent highlights include assisting CPI Management with the tax aspects of its acquisition of¬†Futurum Hradec Kr√°lov√© shopping centre from Meyer Bergman.¬†Its client roster also features¬†KKCG Group and Aberdeen Asset Management.¬†David Kol√°ńćek¬†and¬†Petr ҆ebesta¬†are the key contacts.

Tax boutique firm¬†KempHoogstad¬†'brings the skill set and practicalities of an international firm at a more reasonable pricing level'. The team is also praised for its 'excellent attention to detail, highlighting potential issues that others might have missed' and its 'strong dedication to clients' needs and requirements'.¬†It handles a mix of tax transactional and compliance matters including exercise tax, customs and VAT.¬†Bohdana PraŇĺsk√°¬†is singled out for his 'legal and tax knowledge as well as commercial awareness',¬†and¬†Filip Dost√°l¬†is 'an excellent tax¬†adviser', who 'always stands out for his direct, focused and well-substantiated advice'.

PRK Partners¬†handles the tax aspects of M&A transactions.¬†The 'knowledgeable' team is advising Akcenta group on corporate tax compliance issues and assisted a private investor with the tax aspects of its sale of real estate properties to a pension fund.¬†Martin ҆valbach¬†and¬†Jan B√ľrger¬†are the names to note.

Stanńõk, Tom√≠ńćek & Partners, s.r.o. handles transfer pricing, VAT, tax procedures and tax transactional matters. David Stanek, Milan Tom√≠ńćek and Michal OndrouŇ°ek are the main contacts.

Weinhold Legal¬†is praised for its 'good level of business understanding and ability to adapt to clients' needs'. The team is¬†particularly experienced in contentious tax matters.¬†Daniel Weinhold¬†and¬†Martin Luk√°Ň°¬†are the key contacts.

White & Case (Europe) LLP¬†'s team handles corporate tax, individual income tax, and the tax aspects of M&A and restructuring transactions.¬†Jan PaŇô√≠k¬†is the main contact.

Clients of bnt attorneys-at-law praise its 'personal client-oriented approach' and its ability to devise 'the best solutions'. Its recent mandates include corporate tax, double taxation issues, VAT, tax audits and real estate taxation. Markéta Pravdová has 'a perfect overview of her clients' business, which enables her to give tailor-made advice'. Lenka Zachardová is also recommended.

BŇô√≠za & Trubańć's tax practice head OndŇôej Trubańć is recommended for tax disputes and VAT matters.

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advok√°tn√≠ kancel√°Ňô¬†is particularly experienced in representing clients in corporate income tax disputes and assisting with tax audits. Managing partner Jan Sp√°ńćil,¬†Tom√°Ň° Bab√°ńćek¬†and¬†JiŇôina Proch√°zkov√°¬†are recommended.

Dentons handles the tax aspects of finance, M&A and corporate matters. It recently acted for a client in tax proceedings regarding an alleged VAT fraud. Petr Kotáb is recommended.

KPMG Legal Czech Republic¬†handles the Czech and cross-border tax aspects of M&As, day-to-day tax matters and tax litigation. The¬†team advised Atlas Copco on the tax aspects of the restructuring of its group structure.¬†Radek Hal√≠ńćek¬†heads the 'experienced' team, which also includes Petr Toman, Patrick Leonard¬†and Viktor DuŇ°ek.

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