Employment in Czech Republic

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

The well-regarded team at Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář provides blue-chip international companies with support on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Its wide-ranging expertise includes business immigration, international secondments, and visa/work permit acquisition for foreign residents. Hrodek is active in employment disputes and investigations, including those involving harassment issues. He co-heads the practice with the ‘wonderful and skilful’ co-head Zuzana Ferianc, who is dual-qualified in Czech Republic/Slovakia. Kristína Bartošková is highly regarded for litigation.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hrodek; Zuzana Ferianc

Other key lawyers:

Kristína Bartošková

Testimonials

‘Zuzana Ferianc – very knowledgeable, able to provide practical, reasonable solutions, great expertise, very approachable, very flexible time-wise, great response time.’

‘Friendly and personal approach. They know our company well and all solutions recommended are the best fit for our company.’

‘The team is very experienced and knowledgeable. It is a pleasure to work with them and collaborate on employment matters. The team is very responsive and available to assist their clients.’

‘Zuzana Ferianc is a wonderful and skilful partner. She is always available and has a lot of experience in resolving conflicts and helping clients to reach the desired outcome.’

Key clients

Abris Capital Partners

Allegro Microsystems

BMI Group

Celgene

Collibra

CSL Behring

Fastenal

Ferring

Fortinet

Google

Harley-Davidson

Inditex

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

JUUL

Lucid

Netflix

Oriflame

Panasonic

PRADA

Solar Turbines

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Tiffany

Trend Micro

VF International

Western Digital Corporation

ZEBRA TECHNOLOGIES EUROPE LIMITED

Work highlights

  • Provided analysis and support to the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic in connection with commenting on draft law on short-time working.
  • Assisting Inditex with all their employment queries in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Assisted several global employers with their entry into the Czech market.

Dentons

Dentons is particularly well regarded for its employment advisory practice, within which it provides support on domestic and cross-border matters, such as employee transfers, collective dismissals and HR restructurings. The team also has a noteworthy contentious practice, which is led by Ladislav Smejkal, and focuses on discrimination, unfair dismissal and collective bargaining litigation. Smejkal co-heads the practice with ‘standout individual’ Tomáš Bílek, who is known for his work in the manufacturing and pharmaceuticals sectors. Counsel Andrea Spinová (Hámorská) joined Honeywell in 2021.

Testimonials

‘Dentons is my preferred firm for employment law in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland. They are practical and realistic in their advice, often explaining the law and the practice to manage our expectations.’

‘They’ll explain what the law says vs what we find in practice and the real risk of the decisions we make. Standout individual was Tomas Bilek.’

Key clients

Valeo

Mars Group

Adient

PPF banka

ING Bank

Zentiva

Unilin / Mohawk Industries

Keyence International

Nike

Chr. Hansen

Tiffany & Co

Trelleborg

Cembrit CZ

Imperial Tobacco

Avast

Rimowa

Work highlights

  • Advising ING Bank on organizational changes and redundancies in the context of its departure from the Czech retail banking market.
  • Provided long-term employment advice to Adient in the Czech Republic.
  • Provided extensive contentious and non-contentious employment advice to four companies from the Valeo Group in the Czech Republic.

Randl Partners attorneys at law

Randl Partners attorneys at law‘s first-rate team has ‘a unique combination of amazing legal knowledge and practical experience’. Its wide-ranging expertise includes collective bargaining, termination of employment, remuneration and working hours, as well as monitoring of employees. It also provides representation in employment investigations and litigation. Clients turning to the firm for advice include companies from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, retail, finance and hospitality. Nataša Randlová co-heads the practice with Michal Peškar, who is ‘a very open and friendly person, and is great to work with.’

Testimonials

‘Very strong knowledge and business partner approach, short to the point advice, great value for money.’

‘Michal Peskar is a very open and friendly person, and is great to work with. He teams up well with Natasha Randlova making a great team able to tackle all scoper of HR matters.’

‘Randl partners is the best employment law firm I have worked with. They have a unique combination of amazing legal knowledge and practical experience.’

‘Natasa Randlova is wonderful to work with. She is extremely knowledgable, easy to approach, very pragmatic and has huge experience across all possible areas of employment law.’

‘They have a very practical approach. Their advice is realistic and extremely helpful.’

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. handles a wide ambit of employment issues for clients ranging from domestic family businesses to multinational corporates. Its work covers employee transfers, contractual matters, dismissals and remote working, among other areas. Managing partner Arthur Braun, who leads the team, has over 25 years of experience in litigation and employment-related tax matters. Associate Lucie Kalašová is known for ‘providing an exceptional service’ with a particular specialism in the intersection between data protection and labour law.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun

Other key lawyers:

Lucie Kalašová

Testimonials

‘Professionalism, understanding of client’s situation and accuracy of the advice.’

‘Lucie Kalasova – she has always provided us with very timely and accurate advice adequate to our company’s situation. She is always very professional, but friendly at the same time. At any time we were dealing with her, she provided exceptional service.’

Key clients

Aiomica

ALO Jewellery

Asahi Group

Austrian Airlines

Bookassist

Brunel

Cardinal Health

Dayton Progress

Deutsche Lufthansa

DTIHK

Europlasma

Gerresheimer

Hanns Glass

Hidrostal Bohemia s.r.o.

Hornbach

KRM Czech Republic

Loxxess

LSG Sky Chefs Czechia

M.A.S. Automation a.s.

OTIS

Primetals Technologies

Progroup Board AG

Randstad

SAG Services

Schenck Process

Suse Linux

Tenneco

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář assists clients with managing issues relating to employee transfers, hiring, terminations, immigration law and new HR guidelines, among other areas. Digitalisation is also seen as a major source of work, with the team working with the IT practice to guide companies through remote working procedures. Jan Procházka leads the team, providing contentious and non-contentious employment support to blue-chip clients. Other recommended lawyers include Iva Bilinská, who provides contractual support, and Pavel Bejšovec, who advises on reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Jan Procházka

Other key lawyers:

Iva Bilinská; Pavel Bejšovec

Testimonials

‘Lawyers from Deloitte Legal very quickly understood the needs of our company in solving the topic. They communicated objectively, pleasantly, processed our order in a quick time, despite the fact that they were dependent on cooperation with foreign colleagues.’

‘Professional and pleasant negotiations. Open communication.’

‘They are here for us. They try to find solutions while properly pointing out the associated risks.’

Key clients

VIG REzajišťovna,a.s

Carrier Refrigeration Operation Czech Republic s.r.o.

Auto-KabelKrupka, s.r.o.

CB&I s.r.o.

Czech television

SimoldesPlasticosCzech s.r.o.

Ubiquiti International Holding B.V.,odštěpnýzávod

Johnson & Johnson s.r.o.

ATACAMA,a.s.

GEFCO ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising VIG RE zajišťovna, a.s. on update and preparation of new employee-related internal regulations.
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson s.r.o. on the electronic signing of HR documents.
  • Providing comprehensive employment and labour law advisory services to Carrier Refrigeration Operation Czech Republic s.r.o.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. has a particularly strong reputation in the automotive sector, where it advises well-known companies on a wide range of labour law, employment and data protection issues. The team is heavily engaged in cross-border matters in this space, including the labour law aspects of engaging non-Czech managers, as well as non-competition clauses and the confidentiality aspects of contracts. Elsewhere, the firm has a strong profile among tech and financial services employers. Jiří Sixta leads the team, which includes ‘stand out senior associate’ Matej Mihálik.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Sixta

Other key lawyers:

Matej Mihálik

Testimonials

‘Very professional team who helped us at the beginning of the Covid pandemic.’

‘Firstly, the level of service is high and consistent. I feel that we are getting premium care for reasonable money. Secondly, it is greatly appreciated in our company that Glatzová & Co. is always available to provide reliable legal support in all areas of our business. What I personally value the most is their ability to deliver tailor-made solutions.’

‘In the employment practice, Matej Mihalik is a stand out senior associate. He is very careful, patient and always ready to help. He is a true legal professional with broad experience with various employment matters. On top of delivering legal advice, he has a strong HR gut feeling that is useful to hear.’

Key clients

TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC AND 2K CZECH s.r.o.

Pražská teplárenská, a.s.

IAC Group

Moody’s Investors Services EMEA Limited and Moody’s Analytics Czech Republic s.r.o.

Loomis CZ, a.s.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, s.r.o.

ALLTUB CENTRAL EUROPE s.r.o.

Mazda Motor Logistics

ADDINOL Central Europe s.r.o.

con4PAS, a.s.

IRIS HR Consulting

ArcelorMittal Europe CZ s.r.o.

Cimpress/Vistaprint

GE Power s.r.o.

Arnold Investments s.r.o.

Volksbank Raiffeisenbank Nordoberpfalz eG

Sweco AB

Work highlights

  • Advise IAC Group, a leading automotive manufacturer, on employment and labour law aspects of their worldwide restructuring.
  • Providing Moody’s with full-scale labour law advice on a spectrum of topics.
  • Providing comprehensive cross-border labour law advice for Ford Motor Company.

LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelář s.r.o.

LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelář s.r.o. provides a full spectrum of labour and employment law services, but is particularly highly regarded for its contentious work, with it providing representation in complex litigation and internal investigations. Its key clients come from the IT, pharmaceutical, and automotive sectors. Marie Janšová leads the team. Michael Granát joined from Mavericks advokáti s.r.o.

Practice head(s):

Marie Janšová

Other key lawyers:

Michael Granát

Testimonials

‘The team of LEGALITÉ is unique not only due to its deep knowledge of labour law legislation and wide overview of court decisions but namely for its very practical and business-oriented approach. I also appreciate its proactive approach and friendly and understandable communication and clear recommendations.’

‘Legalité provides exceptionally business-oriented and practical legal advice. It is apparent the firm has an extremely deep and wide range of practical experience in labour law. They are great in identifying what we as clients really need and how to achieve it effectively. In addition, they are able to come up with functional and practical solutions in an extremely short time and even under challenging circumstances.’

‘Deep knowledge of labour law, court decisions and practise. Ability to find practical business solutions and explain difficult legal issues practically.’

‘The team stands out for its unique approach to clients, which is based on clear communication and respect for the client’s goals.’

‘We worked with Marie Janšová, partner of LEGALITÉ. Marie not only has deep knowledge of labour law legislation, but she is also very practical and business-oriented. She understands our needs and also has strong feelings about the needs and expectations of other parties; I believe this helps to find reasonable and practical solutions. In addition, I appreciate her sensitivity for employment and trade unions related issues.’

‘Michael Granát has tremendous experience in litigation and settlement negotiations and is not afraid to take up challenging tasks. He is excellent in preparing logical, effective and well-structured arguments in litigation. We also appreciated his diligent preparation for court hearings. In addition, he has a great understanding of the processes and internal functioning of big corporations and thus is able to provide practical, business-oriented and easy-to-understand legal advice to us.’

‘LEGALITÉ, namely Marie Janšová, advised our company on specific remuneration issues and conditions for bonus payments. She assisted us in negotiation with trade unions and supported us not only with legal reasoning but also with finding out practical solutions to sensitive employment-related issues. Marie Janšová assist us also in drafting new collective bargaining agreement. Very positive and proactive approach, different from other companies.’

Key clients

Volvo Car Czech Republic

Komerční banka

Český rozhlas

O2 Czech Republic

KKCG

Zátiší Catering Group

Hochtief CZ

GE Aviation

Lyreco CE, SE

Omnicom Media Group

DER Touristik CZ

Neovize

Work highlights

  • Advising LYRECO CE, SE on specific measures taken to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 disease in the workplace.
  • Advising O2 Czech Republic a.s on the digitalization of its HR agenda.

Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.

At Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o., recently promoted partner Radek Matouš has taken over as the head of the labour law practice, following the departure of former head Tomáš Procházka to Aegis Law in 2021. Notwithstanding the change in leadership, the firm remains significantly active in the employment arena; the varied workload includes contentious matters arising from employment terminations and occupational injuries. Non-contentious work concerns remuneration of employees, day-to-day HR advice, non compete clauses and GDPR issues, among other areas. Matouš’ team includes senior associate Tomáš Jelínek (who is also the head of the insolvency and restructuring practice) and senior associate Ondřej Beneš. Like Procházka, Katerina Demova and Peter Pernis also moved to Aegis Law.

Practice head(s):

Radek Matouš

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Jelínek; Ondřej Beneš; Ondřej Šudoma

Key clients

ŠKOFIN (Volkswagen Financial Services)

Mondi Group

Doosan

Archbishopric of Prague

Siemens

Global Payments

Avantor/VWR

PPG

Sazka (KKCG Group)

Novavax

Work highlights

  • Represented Archbishopric of Prague in a complex collective bargaining dispute with substantial media coverage.

Kinstellar

Kinstellar's presence across the CEE region gives it the platform to handle cross-border employment matters, such as restructurings and transfers. In addition, other areas of expertise include collective dismissals, collective bargaining, special remuneration schemes and employment litigation. Kamil Blažek leads the team, which acts for domestic and international clients in areas such as real estate, automotive, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing. Karla Rundtová and Ladislava Jasanská are other practitioners of note.

Practice head(s):

Kamil Blažek

Key clients

Kemp Technologies Inc.

Vista Equity Partners

7R

Inter Cars

VEOLIA ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA, a.s.

WALMARK, a.s./Stada Group

CAN-PACK S.A.

Mineral Ventures Invest spol. s.r.o.

Neuraxpharm Group

Nexen Tire Corporation

Faurecia group

Porsche Central and Eastern Europe

Klockner Pentaplast

Delphi/Aptiv

ABL Technic Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Kemp Technologies on the acquisition of Flowmon Networks, including employment law matters.
  • Advised Vista Equity Partners in connection with its majority investment into Pipedrive.
  • Advised 7R on the hiring of a top managerial employee and in negotiating and drafting both managerial and remuneration agreements.

PETERKA & PARTNERS

The team at PETERKA & PARTNERS has a strong cross-border employment offering due to its cooperation with other CEE offices. Day-to-day advisory work is a key driver of activity for the team, including advice on immigration matters, digitalisation and whistleblowing. Adela Krbcova and Ondrej Dusek co-lead the team, respectively advising on M&A-related transfers and litigation. Another key name is Gabriela Hájková, who serves as the team’s collective bargaining expert.

Practice head(s):

Adela Krbcova; Ondrej Dusek

Other key lawyers:

Gabriela Hájková

Testimonials

‘Cooperation with this team is really professional. They are always on our side, making the best decisions for our business, willing to always help. I felt they are a real part of our company and team. Working with them was fun as well, they are good “colleagues”/partners.’

‘Smart, compliant, ready to help.’

‘The team is highly skilled and interconnected. So for a particular problem, they assemble the right expert with the right language set and work seamlessly to resolve.’

Key clients

Atalian

Ayming

Epiroc

Iveco

Konica Minolta Marketing Services Limited

Krka

Neeco Global Ict Services

Smith Micro Software

TetraPak

Veeam

Work highlights

  • Advised ATALIAN on complex legal matters, including comprehensive labour law assistance.
  • Advised Konica Minolta Marketing Services on transfer of the rights and obligations from the employment relationships in the Czech Republic.
  • Advised Tetra Pak on several cross-border employment law projects.

PRK Partners

PRK Partners is able to assist clients with employment-related tax issues; Jan Bürger is a name to note in this space. Another key figure is ‘top labour law expert’ and practice head Jaroslav Škubal, who advises on restructurings, data protection and dismissals. Other recommended individuals are Tereza Erényi and Matěj Daněk, who advise on collective bargaining and M&A respectively. The firm  is well-placed to advise on employment matters with a cross-border component; it is the exclusive member for the Czech Republic of Lex Mundi (a leading network of independent law firms) and Celia Alliance.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Škubal

Testimonials

‘Great expertise and deep knowledge of the market.’

‘Jaroslav Skubal is the top labour law expert.’

Key clients

SKODA AUTO

Commerzbank

Pfizer

Marks & Spencer

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Pure Storage

Teka

Olympus

SONY

Knauf Insulation

Novartis

Blackboard

Boehringer Ingelheim

Citrix

Aimtec

Four Seasons Prague Hotel

Mattel

Thales

Work highlights

  • Advising Fujitsu Technology Solutions s.r.o. on all employment-related aspects of it leaving the Czech market.
  • Advising Citrix Systems UK Ltd on all and any employment-related aspects of a merger with Wrike.
  • Advising Pfizer, spol. s r.o. on legal aspects of cooperation with a temporary work agency.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is known for providing key strategic employment advice to its multinational client base. Its team has expertise in issues arising from large-scale events, with its work covering restructurings, mass layoffs and change management. It also advises on immigration, employee copyright and contentious matters. Hana Gawlasová is the head of the team. Of counsel Jaroslav Tajbr is recommended for his data privacy expertise.

Practice head(s):

Hana Gawlasová

Other key lawyers:

Jaroslav Tajbr

Key clients

Alzheon

RWS Moravia

Roper Technologies

WUNDERMAN Thompson

Young & Rubicam

Work highlights

  • Advised Wunderman Thomson on conditions surrounding home working regime.
  • Advised Alzheon in connection with its partnership with the Czech Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry for a diagnostic assay on Czech labour law aspects.
  • Advised RWS Moravia on immigration issues related to restricted Covid-19 conditions.

Weinhold Legal

Weinhold Legal‘s labour and employment team works with other departments (including the M&A and restructuring and insolvency practices) to handle a wide variety of matters. Milan Polák leads the group, which is knowledgeable about a wide range of matters, such as employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, employee transfers, relocations, disability issues and health and safety. Also recommended are Martin Lukáš and associates Eva Procházková and Anna Bartůňková.

Practice head(s):

Milan Polák

Testimonials

‘Very human approach. Ability to explain fairly complex legal issues to us mere mortals.’

Clifford Chance

In addition to providing M&A-related support, Clifford Chance‘s employment practice is highly sought-after in its own right for advice on wide variety of day-to-day issues. The group's expertise includes collective bargaining negotiations, restructurings and collective dismissals, as well as sensitive terminations and the implementation of remuneration and benefits schemes. Recent work included mandates related to Covid-19, such as advice on return to work policies and employee testing. Managing partner Alex Cook and David Koláček co-head the team. Veronika Kinclová is praised for being ‘very competent with fast turnarounds, and business practical in her legal advice’. 

Practice head(s):

Alex Cook; David Koláček

Other key lawyers:

Veronika Kinclová

Testimonials

‘Aan innovative approach to problems, support in difficult negotiations.’

‘Veronika Kinclova has demonstrated a positive approach to problems, showing a commitment to solving all issues and leading us through the whole process very smoothly’

‘Our personal contact within Clifford Chance Prague LLP was very competent, fast turnarounds, business practical in her legal advice and always made herself available, sometimes at short notice.’

‘Deep knowledge of the market, great expertise.’

‘Veronika Kinclova is a very experienced HR lawyer.’

‘I simply learned a lot from them while working together on a labour-related case. I have worked with other law firms in the past concerning the same area of labour law and received a similar level of service provided. However, cooperation with Clifford Chance and Veronika Kinclova, in particular, was very pleasant, refreshing in the sense that I have worked with a professional in the right place and it enabled me to share and expand my horizons.’

‘I have experienced and enjoyed the following: high level of expertise and experience, and getting to the risky areas very quickly and addressing them in the correct way. Very professional and gracious attitude. It has been a real pleasure to work with Veronika Kinclová.’

Key clients

AOC Resins Česká a.s.

Arx Equity Partners

Assa Abloy Entrance Systems spol. s r.o.

Atrium Group Services B.V.

Bühler CZ s.r.o.

CBRE Global Investors

Fortuna Game a.s.

KKCG Investments AG

Kordárna Plus, a.s.

Mondelez

M.L. Moran, a.s.

Panduit

Pfizer

Prologis

Saxo Bank

Showmax s.r.o.

Supermax Corporation Czech s.r.o.

Teijin Limited

White Star Real Estate s.r.o.

Zoetis

Work highlights

  • Advised Pfizer on collective dismissal of approx. 200 employees.
  • Advised AOC HOLDING INTERNATIONAL B.V. on transfer of employees from Spolek pro chemickou a hutni vyrobu, akciova spolecnost to Polyeste.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investors on various COVID related measures.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

Kocián Šolc Balaštík‘s employment team undertakes a full spectrum of transactional and advisory work for domestic and international clients. Its expertise includes union-related matters, terminations, employment contract drafting and tax-related employment work. Employment disputes are another cornerstone of the practice, particularly in the context of terminations. Practice head Václav Rovenský is known for his labour law advice, as well as his knowledge of health and safety law. Associate Michal Hanuš is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Václav Rovenský

Other key lawyers:

Michal Hanuš

Key clients

ČEZ a.s.

AGC Automotive Czech a.s.

DEZA, a.s.

Správa úložišť radioaktivního odpadu

Lidl Česká republika

Mirantis, Inc.

Národní divadlo

ČEZ Distribuce

Lidl E-Commerce Logistics

Godiva

Work highlights

  • Assisting ČEZ Group with a number of disputes relating to the validity of termination of employment and related claims for wage compensation.
  • Advising AGC Automotive Czech a.s. on a number of disputes relating to termination of employment.
  • Advising DEZA, a.s. on a dispute over determining whether or not the strongest trade union in the country has power in, and is operating at, the client.

UEPA advokáti s.r.o.

UEPA advokáti s.r.o. provides ‘extremely dedicated and smooth support’ to clients on day-to-day employment matters. Its work covers contract drafting, the drafting of work rules and management agreements, employee terminations and foreign law (particularly German and Austrian law) matters. Andreas UeltzhöfferLars Klett and Lucie Hladěnová co-head the team, which also provides key advice on digitalisation and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Ueltzhöffer; Lars Magnus Klett; Lucie Hladěnová

Testimonials

‘Competence, fast replying speed!’

‘Extremely dedicated and smooth support. Pragmatic and open approach.’

‘Lars Klett: Very highly skilled and experienced in cross border work.’

Key clients

MEIKO

KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH

BMK Group

pentahotel Prague

Lindner Hotels Group

NH Hotel Prague City and NH Collection Prague

Neways Electronics

Swiss Embassy

Mdexx

Plaschka

Motel One

Kayser

Work highlights

  • Advised mdexx on cases of cross-border posting of expert employees and on tough negotiations with the trade union.
  • Advised KiK on its obligations and claims as an employer under the Covid-19 special measures.
  • Advised BMK on potential measures to cope with the economic effects of Covid-19.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

The Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář team advises on a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues at both local level and globally. It has particular expertise in restructurings and corporate investigations. Ivan Sagál leads the group, which includes Filip Hron .

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Filip Hron

Testimonials

‘The ability to give clear, concise advice in a timely manner and demonstrate specific expertise, backed up by real-life examples, to the area of law that our organisation requires.’

‘Ivan Sagal and Filip Hron are the individuals we used.’

Key clients

Pharmaceutical Research Associates CZ

HanesBrands Inc.

Secret Escapes

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners

The employment team at CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners provides ‘complex services viewed from various angles and points’. Its advisory work covers remote working, employee terminations and data protection, among various matters. In addition to providing advice on a standalone basis, the group works closely with the firm's M&A, compliance and litigation teams. Martin Kartner and Nikol Jeništová co-head the practice, which generates work from clients in sectors such as retail, healthcare, manufacturing and automotive.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kartner; Nikol Jeništová

Testimonials

‘The team is run efficiently and seamlessly across its offices in Central Europe, Austria, Hungary and Czech Republic. They maintain the same quality across all their offices, are responsive and to the point. They keep within budget and deliver efficiently. Providing comprehensive advice’

‘The team provides complex services viewed from various angles and points which provides certainity in the business.’

‘What we appreciate about CERHA HEMPEL team is its flexibility and ability to deal with our matters in a complex way. We also appreciate that each member of the team is very easy to reach and answers every question raised by our company very promptly. We communicate very often through video conference, which is efficient especially during the lockdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.’

‘As the CERHA HEMPEL team provides our company with complex legal advice, we communicate with various lawyers from the office. However, in the employment matter, the contact persons are Martin Kartner and Nikol Jeništová. Both of them are very skilled professionals who perfectly address our needs.’

Key clients

TCHIBO Praha spol. s r.o.

Kia Czech s.r.o.

Sibur International GmbH

HERVIS Sport a móda s.r.o.

ŽĎAS, a.s.

BUGABOO International BV

McDonald’s

Audemars Piguet SA

FCC Česká republika s.r.o.

Elysian Capital LLP

Aon Corporation

XXX Lutz KG

DHL Information Services

MEDIN, a.s.

Asociace výrobců a dodavatelů zdravotnických prostředků

Mikrobiologický ústav

OFFICEO s.r.o.

Sociální služby města Pardubic

THQ Nordic GmbH

ProSpon, spol. s r.o.

Soggiorno s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Tchibo Praha, spol. s r.o. on a wide and diverse range of HR legal issues
  • Providing SAFINA, a.s. with complex legal advice, including, inter alia, HR and employment issues.
  • Provided HERVIS Sport a móda, s.r.o. with legal assistance related to effective reduction of staff costs.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper‘s employment advice is ‘clear, succinct and inspires confidence’. The practice is led by senior associate Ondřej Chlada, who joined from Randl Partners attorneys at law in late 2020, and has successfully grown the firm's volume of work from clients across a wide range of industries. The team is able to advise on a broad cross-section of mandates, such downsizing, disciplinary actions, data privacy and employment issues arising from COVID-19.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Chlada

Other key lawyers:

Miroslav Dubovsky

Testimonials

‘Miroslav Dubovsky and Ondrej Chlada’s advice is clear, succinct and inspires confidence.’

‘The team is pragmatic, responsive and shows a sophisticated understanding of my sector.’

Key clients

Seznam.cz, a.s.

Cognizant Technology Solutions BV

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

GEP Czech Republic s.r.o.

Heimstaden AB

Claire’s

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Cantata Health, LLC

A.P. Moller

Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd

SAI Global Holdings UK Limited

Uber BV

Freepoint Commodities Services Ltd

HardRock Cafe

SDL

Yankee Candle s.r.o.

McKinsey & Company, Inc

Mundipharma Ges.m.b.H.

Waterlogic Global

RWS Group

Good Data

Burberry

GTT

Pure Storage, Inc.

Twili

Work highlights

  • Advised Seznam.cz on day-to-day Czech employment issues.
  • Advising McKinsey & Company on various employment and regulatory tasks.
  • Assisting Uber B.V. with day-to-day on employment law issues for almost five years.

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law provides comprehensive labour law support to its clients. Day-to-day employment advice makes up the majority of the team's work, but it also leverages its advocacy experience in proceedings before courts and administrative authorities. Jan Koval leads the group.

Practice head(s):

Jan Koval

Other key lawyers:

Petra Sochorovà

Key clients

Roche

Volvo Group Czech Republic, s.r.o.

Bell Helicopter

DuPont

Intel Corporation

MAN Truck & Bus Czech Republic s.r.o.

Aero Vodochody

OKI Europe

Skanska Property Czech Republic, s.r.o.

ManpowerGroup

Work highlights

  • Provided day to day employment advice to Roche, including regulation drafting and digitalisation advice.
  • Analysed possibilities and variants of transfer of employees for Intel Corporation following a key transaction.
  • Advised Action on its entry in the Czech market, including drafting many key contracts.

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss covers a wide range of employment issues for clients, with its team being praised for being ‘very quick, always reachable and business-oriented’. Led by counsel Kamila Seberová, its experience spans workforce restructurings, collective dismissals, TUPE-related issues, the drafting (and revision) of employment contracts, bonus schemes and severance packages, among other matters. Senior associate Sabina Krajíčková is active in handling the employment aspects of cross-border mergers and she is also noted for her data protection expertise.

Practice head(s):

Kamila Seberová

Other key lawyers:

Sabina Krajíčková

Testimonials

‘Very quick, always reachable, business-oriented, clear and simple solutions’

‘Thoughtful guidance and fast response time.’

‘Kamila Seberova – super quick, business approach, offers easy-to-implement solutions, great litigator, very experienced lawyer and super nice personality.’

‘Sabina Krajickova – always reachable, interested in the topic, flexible.’

‘Kamila and Sabina are great.’

Key clients

Sandoz

Dura-Line

ZeroTurnaround

Work highlights

  • Advising Sandoz on regular day-to-day employment issues.
  • Assisting ZeroTurnaround with the process of employees’ dismissals and COVID-19-related matters.
  • Providing strategic advice to Dura-Line on various employment issues.