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The firm: Weil, Gotshal & Manges is a leader in the marketplace for sophisticated, global legal services. Its pioneering ‘one firm’ approach, including the integration of offices on three continents, multiple practice areas, and approximately 1,100 attorneys, allows the firm to partner with many of the world’s most successful organisations on matters as complex and interconnected as the global clients they represent.

Areas of practice: Weil has been providing legal services in the Czech Republic since 1992 and ranks among the biggest law firms active in the Czech market.

Weil has long provided legal services in a wide range of legal areas such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, civil, commercial and labour law, financial law, administrative law and competition law, IT and intellectual property, public procurement, concessions, and PPP projects. The firm has also advised on matters involving state aid under EU law, drawing on financial resources from the EU’s funds and management and disposal of public assets. Weil also regularly represents clients in proceedings before courts, administrative authorities and arbitrators both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Weil has long ranked among the best-rated law firms in the Czech legal services market. In 2017 Weil won the ’Law Firm of the Year’ award (an annual event organised by in the International Law Firms category (after winning the same award in 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2011), and the Law Firm of the Year in the Mergers and Acquisitions (after winning the same award in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010) and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (after winning the same award in 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010) categories.

Weil’s leading position on the Czech legal services market including, inter alia, its high ranking in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, competition law, banking, finance, capital markets and dispute resolution, was also confirmed by independent studies published in internationally recognized publications such as The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe or IFLR 1000.

Weil represents many Czech and international clients in court litigations and international and domestic arbitrations as well as in regulatory matters, particularly competition/antitrust. In the past 20 years, Weil has represented with a remarkable degree of success its clients in some of the highest profile and most publicly visible cases of the Czech Republic which concerned issues of extraordinary financial value.

These representations involved literally all of the critical areas and sectors of Czech economy and public life, including, by way of an example, foreign investments, public infrastructure, telecommunications, transportation, construction, banking, energy, heavy industry, consumer services, retail distribution, insurance, M&A and privatisation, real estate, IT and copyright, trade marks, media, environment, public services and utilities.

In the area of corporate law and M&A Weil is the firm of choice for clients with respect to their most challenging legal issues, most significant business transactions and most critical disputes in the Czech Republic. The transactions for which Weil’s Prague office was engaged were typically multi-jurisdictional and involve complicated regulatory or litigation aspects.

The Weil Prague team is experienced in acquisitions and dispositions in a wide range of industries, including those that are highly regulated. The firm’s industry acumen is broad and deep, and reflects the strengths of Weil’s M&A practice as a whole, as well as the firm’s leading finance, regulatory and dispute resolution practices.

The volume, scope and size of the transactions speak to the value that Weil’s Prague team brings to a range of its clients and confirms its leading position in the Czech legal market.

  • Contact
  • Karel Muzikar (managing partner)
  • Other offices
  • Beijing
  • Boston
  • Dallas
  • Frankfurt
  • Hong Kong
  • Houston
  • London
  • Miami
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Princeton
  • Shanghai
  • Silicon Valley
  • Warsaw
  • Washington DC
  • Number of other lawyers worldwide
  • Approx 900
  • Number of partners worldwide: Approx 300
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Czech
  • Slovak

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