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Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

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The firm

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. Its unique culture, developed over 60 years, inspires its people to: understand local markets and customs; navigate multiple jurisdictions; work together as trusted colleagues and friends; and instil confidence in its clients.

Amid the economic and political uncertainty, disruptive new business models, cyber insecurity and multiplying layers of regulation, clients want a new breed of lawyers who can look decades ahead to help them navigate a changing world. This requires technical legal skills and a deep understanding of each client’s industry and business.

Baker McKenzie more than meets these challenges. Guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders, the firm forges close personal relationships among its professionals to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect.

The firm has a diverse and welcoming culture. Its lawyers – admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions – and other professionals are citizens of more than 70 countries. The firm speaks more than 80 languages, with English in common. It has offices in 77 locations, including in 36 of the world’s 40 largest economies.

Areas of practice

Baker McKenzie’s Prague office regularly advises clients on some of the most complex transactions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Central European region. These include representing Czech energy holding company EPH in its purchase of a 49% stake in Slovak gas utility SPP for CZK66.5bn (US$2.8bn). The firm also advised Czech beverage company Kofola Group on its restructuring, public offering and listings on the Prague and Warsaw Stock Exchanges, represented ?SOB bank on several arbitrations and advised Draken International on the acquisition of L-159 aircrafts from the Czech Ministry of Defence.

As one of the leading international law firms in the country, Baker McKenzie works closely with colleagues around the world to offer first-class advice to domestic and foreign multinationals and financial institutions. The firm’s banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment, and tax practices are ranked Tier 1 by The Legal 500 EMEA.

Complementing its work on major transactions, the firm is also a market leader in intellectual property and technology, media and telecommunications, both of which are ranked Tier 1 by The Legal 500 and Chambers Europe. The firm’s Czech lawyers have broad experience advising clients in rapidly evolving areas of law and leverage their local knowledge and global perspective to help clients achieve their business objectives.

  • Contacts
  • Alexandr César (partner)
  • Martin Hrodek (partner)
  • Tomáš Skoumal (partner)
  • Number of lawyers: 7,000+
  • at this office: 30
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Farsi (Persian)

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