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Cerha Hempel

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JUDr Martin Kartner

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Cerha Hempel

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Head of Litigation and Compliance practice group


Partner at CHSH Kališ & Partners
Head of Litigation and Compliance practice group
Areas of practice:
Litigation and Arbitration, Restructuring and Insolvency, IP and IT law, Data protection, Regulatory and Banking & Finance


Admitted 2010, (Attorney at Law), Czech Republic

Martin is Partner of the firm and he concentrates mainly on area of judicial and alternative dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency matters (including representation of debtors in the insolvency proceedings), IP and IT matters, Data protection (icluding GDPR implementation).

During his career, Martin participated as a legal advisor in numerous of major restructuring projects in the Czech Republic and also cooperrated on significant financing projects. He assists various client in protection of their intelectuall property and data.

Martin is well known on Czech market for his active business approach, pro-client acting and his negotiation skills. He has been repeatedly recognized for his professional excellence by numerous clients’ guides.


Czech, English, Spanish


Czech Bar Association (addmited in 2010)


Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague (Mag. in 2006, JUDr. in 2011); Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain, Faculty of Law (2003)


Cycling, Skiing

Czech Republic

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Cerha Hempel's team, led by¬†Martin Kartner, handled a steady stream of insolvency financing loan transactions as well as financing mandates.¬†V√≠tkovice Heavy Machinery,¬†CTP Invest, International Investment Bank and¬†Erste Group Bank feature in its client list. JiŇô√≠ Salańć left to establish establish a new firm in 2018.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Cerha Hempel¬†handled a series of corporate restructuring and M&A transactions.¬†Petr KaliŇ°¬†assisted V√≠tkovice Heavy Machinery with a potential new foreign investment arrangement following the ongoing insolvency proceedings brought against it, and acted for CTP Invest on its¬†‚ā¨4m acquisition of a company.¬†Martin Kartner¬†focuses on compliance and data protection matters.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Cerha Hempel¬†is particularly recommended for its expertise in handling insolvency and restructuring matters for clients including¬†Poldi Group, V√≠tkovice Heavy Machinery and Essa Czech.¬†Martin Kartner¬†recently represented a Czech e-commerce company in an abuse of dominance dispute and is handling an investment arbitration case. Managing partner¬†Petr KaliŇ°¬†and senior associate¬†Luk√°Ň° Hoder¬†are¬†also noted.

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Within: Employment

Cerha Hempel's team is now led by¬†Martin Kartner¬†following the departure of¬†JiŇô√≠ Salańć, who left to establish his own practice. The practice advises on a range of hiring matters, disputes, collective bargaining, and health and safety issues.¬†V√≠tkovice Heavy Machinery, Medin and¬†Pilsen Toll are among its clients.

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Within: TMT

Cerha Hempel's 'strong' team is now jointly led by¬†Martin Kartner¬†and the 'business-minded'¬†David Kuńćera, following the latter's recent arrival from¬†BBH, advok√°tn√≠ kancel√°Ňô, s.r.o..¬†The team has 'great insight in the IT and media sectors' and 'always provides prompt and precise advice'. It¬†recently handled¬†trade mark disputes, and advised on advertising and marketing, as well as GDPR matters.

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