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

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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář 's recent highlights include handling acquisition, project and real estate finance transactions, where it acted for banks and debtors; it also advises financial institutions on insolvency, debt restructuring, and the recovery of distressed debts. Practice head Libor Basl advised Československá obchodní banka on a series of refinancing mandates, including the refinancing of a group of companies providing engineering and construction services in the logistics and energy sectors, and the refinancing of certain CTP entities' debts. On the capital markets front, the team assisted Kofola ČeskoSlovensko and Pegas Nonwovens with the delistings from the Warsaw Stock Exchange while remaining listed on the Prague Stock Exchange. Senior associates Lukáš Hron and Marek Disman are also recommended.

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Libor Basl - Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Next generation lawyers

Lukáš Hron - Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's team stands out for its 'exceptional professionalism in the legal area, brilliant commercial thinking and deal negotiation skills, and pragmatic approach when solving issues and reaching a deal'. It showcased its market-leading position when it advised Unilabs on its acquisition and the subsequent financing of Alpha Medical, a leading medical diagnostic company in Slovakia and Czech Republic. Tomáš Skoumal is 'a first-class client-friendly M&A lawyer with practical understanding of business objectives'. Alexandr César, tax expert Pavel Fekar, Michal Matějka, and senior associates Petra Jilgová-Benešová and Milena Hoffmanová are also highly regarded.

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Tomáš Skoumal - Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Next generation lawyers

Milena Hoffmanová - Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Petra Jilgová-Benešová - Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is particularly active in the banking and finance sphere, where it counts Česká exportní banka as a major client; team head Martin Hrodek represented the client in Czech and Hong Kong insolvency proceedings, related litigation and in negotiations with other creditors and co-owners of the assets of ECM Real Estate and ECM China. The team also successfully acted for a financial institution in an ICC arbitration against a European bank relating to indemnity disputes.

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Martin Hrodek - Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

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Employment - ranked: tier 2

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář regularly advises on the employment aspects of large M&A transactions, and assists multinational companies with internal audits and high-profile employment terminations. Amazon, Celgene and ERB Bank are clients. Martin Hrodek and senior associate Zuzana Ferianc are the key names to note.

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Zuzana Ferianc - Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's workload features a mix of real estate transactions and contentious matters. Recent highlights include acting for a range of clients on leasing matters; assisting a US manufacturing company with the development and the lease of a warehouse and a distribution centre; and representing CTP Group in a dispute concerning a supplemental building permit relating to the construction of a warehouse and industrial premises. David Šimonek heads the team, which also includes senior associate Michaela Drábková.

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TMT - ranked: tier 1

Baker & McKenzie sro, law firm

Baker & McKenzie sro, law firm advised on a number of telecoms regulatory matters for clients including Thomson Reuters, and handled a series of trade mark and IP rights mandates arising from M&A transactions as well as a broad range of IP litigation matters. Jiří Čermák is 'a genuine legal expert in IP and IT law with the bonus of being business oriented'; he has 'very good negotiation skills combined with a hardworking approach'. Recent highlights include defending a multinational company in a patent dispute and advising a financial institution on the IT aspects of outsourcing its banking activities to a third country.

Leading individuals

Jiří Čermák - Baker & McKenzie sro, law firm

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

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

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

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Pavel Fekar - Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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