Employment in Czech Republic

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s employment practice advises on the full spectrum of matters, including discrimination and harassment, cross-border secondments, executive compensation, and non-compete and confidentiality issues. The firm is currently developing a Slovak practice within its Prague office, further strengthening its considerable international reach. The department operates within various industry sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, banking and financial services, and telecoms. The group is under the leadership of Zuzana Ferianc, a specialist in complex matters such as TUPE transfers and collective dismissals, and expert Martin Hrodek, who covers contentious employment disputes, often in relation to the termination of employment.

Practice head(s):

Zuzana Ferianc; Martin Hrodek

Other key lawyers:

Vlastimil Kreysa


‘I appreciate the strong expertise in the area of labour law.’

‘Zuzana Ferianc is exceptionally strong in Czech labour law. This, combined with her very practical approach to legal application, makes her advisory services very useful to us.’

‘This legal team stands out for their unique practical approach, prioritising availability, scalability, and delivering concise, need-focused advice. Compared to many other firms, they excel in bridging the gap between legal theory, with all its verbosity, and actionable outcomes, ensuring clients receive practical and effective counsel.’

Key clients

24i Unit Media




Allegro Microsystems


Christian Dior



CSL Behring

Delivery Hero SE






Meta Platforms





Sberbank CZ, a.s. v likvidaci



Solar Turbines

Sony Pictures Entertainment



Trend Micro



VF International

Western Digital Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising the liquidator of Sberbank CZ, a.s. v likvidaci on a large-scale collective dismissal of employees and related employment issues in connection with the bank’s liquidation.
  • Assisting Sika on the transfer of employees in the Czech Republic in relation to the EUR5.3bn acquisition of the MBCC Group by Sika, as well as the EUR720m divestment of parts of the MBCC Group by Sika to Cinven.
  • Assisting fashion group Inditex with their employment queries in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.


Dentons’ employment practice is well-placed to advise on various cross-border employment matters and international mobility cases, due to its global network. The firm advises on an array of cases, including the implementation of HR policies, reorganisations, and acquisitions, as well as complex compliance issues such as redundancies, discrimination, and unequal treatment matters. The department’s client base comprises international corporations and local employers, primarily from the pharmaceutical, financial, and chemical industries. Tomáš Bílek heads the team and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, often advising on complex restructurings. Ladislav Smejkal is a key team member, and focuses on sensitive boardroom issues and concerns involving employment and white-collar crime elements. Associate Michael Mráček covers GDPR concerns.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Bílek

Other key lawyers:

Ladislav Smejkal; Jitka Soldado; Michael Mráček


‘A very strategic and responsive team.’

‘Ladislav Smejkal and Michael Mráček are very knowledgeable and trustworthy. They are excellent in dealing with complex international HR issues.’

‘Long term cooperation.’

‘The team is highly experienced and communicates well with their clients.’

Key clients


Mars Group (Mars Czech, Wrigley and Royal Canin)


ING Bank

PPF banka

Keyence International


Imperial Brands

Adient (formerly Johnson Controls)

Ferag AG

Work highlights

  • Provided extensive contentious and non-contentious employment advice to the companies from the Valeo Group in the Czech Republic.
  • Provided extensive assistance in the area of employment and data privacy to a multinational technology group, spanning currently almost 30 across 5 continents (Europe, Asia, North America, Australia, Africa).

LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelář s.r.o.

LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelář s.r.o.’s comprehensive labour and employment practice advises on the full spectrum of employment issues including terminations, internal investigations relating to compliance and financial fraud, collective bargaining concerns, and the cross-border transfer of undertakings. Engaged by top clients including O2 Czech Republic, Seznam.cz, and Volvo Car Czech Republic, the group has recently been active handling complex matters such as employee privacy and data protection, labour litigation, and trade unions. Renowned Marie Janšová heads the department and often covers whistleblowing mandates. Michael Granát and Radim Doležal are key contacts within the team and are skilled in advising on corporate codes of conduct and employment-related M&A transactions, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Marie Janšová

Other key lawyers:

Michael Granát; Radim Doležal


‘Extraordinary work commitment, responsive approach, fair dealing, open communication with the client, extraordinary professional knowledge and experience in the field of labour law.’

‘Expert knowledge and an open approach.’

‘I really appreciate their responsiveness and simply that they are always available. There is a great comfort in being able to rely on their quick and precise advice.’

Key clients

O2 Czech Republic

Volvo Car Czech Republic

GE Aviation Czech


Dentsu Czech Republic

EP Commodities


Škoda X (formerly ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab)


Komerční banka

Egon Zehnder

Norican Group

Český rozhlas

Povodí Vltavy

Lyreco CE

Electro World

Work highlights

  • Advising Volvo Car Czech Republic on the implementation of a new car policy with emphasis on use of electric vehicles, including preparation of new internal regulation, agreements with employees and dealing with the unclear tax and statutory regime of such vehicles in light of the employee equality principle.
  • Advising O2 Czech Republic on employment aspects of complicated M&A transactions, preparing a new concept of severance packages and post-termination non-compete arrangements with emphasis on equal treatment of employees, and labour-law and connected GDPR issues regarding mystery shopping.
  • Advising KKCG (and other companies from its group) on outsourcing of services, hiring top managers, employment terminations and the equal treatment of employees.

PRK Partners

PRK Partners’ dedicated employment practice has significant experience in offering strong labour and employment services, and often works in collaboration with its tax department to advise on employment-related taxes. The firm covers labour law elements of M&A transactions, the transfer of employees, as well as handling contractual documentation and immigration concerns. Jaroslav Škubal heads the group and is recognised for his expertise in restructuring, GDPR, and collective dismissal cases. Senior associate Daniel Vejsada is a notable member of the department and often represents clients in employment-related court proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Škubal

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Vejsada


‘The services are provided at a very professional level by highly skilled and reliable lawyers. The services are provided in the terms accustomed to our needs.’

‘Clear and consistent advice.’

‘They are professional.’

Key clients

Škoda Auto

Marks & Spencer

Teva Pharmaceuticals


Global Payments Europe



Four Seasons

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Anthology (Blackboard)

Work highlights

  • Advised Novartis on the automatic transfer of employees as a result of a spin off.
  • Advising COMMERZBANK in connection with a road accident in which a bank manager was killed and which was likely to lead to a work injury dispute between his wife and the bank.
  • Acted for Olympus in litigation involving a former top manager dismissed for redundancy.

Randl Partners attorneys at law

The full-service employment practice at Randl Partners attorneys at law advises on a diverse array of employment issues, including collective bargaining with trade unions, and coordinating international employment law projects. Frequently active on behalf of clients from the pharmaceutical, financial, and retail sectors, the firm works closely with tax advisors and academic experts to provide comprehensive service, in addition to regularly participating in legislative procedures. The team is co-chaired by expert Nataša Randlová, who is experienced acting as a mediator in collective bargaining claims, and Michal Peškar, who focuses on issues such as termination of employment.

Practice head(s):

Nataša Randlová; Michal Peškar


‘The team at Randl Partners is very knowledgeable. I really appreciate that each attorney specialises in a certain area and therefore has truly deep knowledge of the subject. The team is able to provide clear answers right away, without having to search for the answers. Their answers are crisp, to the subject, and understandable also for non-attorneys.’

‘Nataša Randlová is an amazing professional as well as human. She has great knowledge and experience in the labour law area, is easy to speak with, and is always able to give advice based on her knowledge and experience across multiple cases and clients.’

‘Randl Partners have a very good knowledge of Czech employment law, including the decisions of various courts. Their advice is very reliable and practical.’ 

‘Nataša Randlová is a lawyer that I fully trust. She is always on our side, and we know that everything she says is fully reliable. Her advice is always practical.’

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.’s employment practice is led by managing partner Arthur Braun, who draws from his corporate and commercial law expertise. The team handles a wide range of issues including post-integration restructuring matters, advising on remuneration systems and wage policy regulations, and on temporary work agencies. A regular choice of both multinationals and family-run companies, the group has recently been active assisting clients in navigating data protection and whistleblowing issues. Associate Lucie Kalašová is a key contact within the firm, and covers employment-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun

Other key lawyers:

Lucie Kalašová


‘The law firm provides a high-level of legal advice in employment matters. They are always available and ready to provide counsel on the relevant issues. We would recommend them to anyone at any time.’

‘Lucie Kalašová always provides solutions and advice to solve issues to the best of her ability. We are completely satisfied with her work.’

‘bpv Braun Partners have a unique competence for German investors in Eastern Europe through German qualified lawyers and offices in all the significant commercial centres in Eastern Europe.’

‘The team is perfect.’

‘Lucie Kalašová is reliable, professional and an impressive expert. It’s always a pleasure to ask her for legal advice.’

‘The team has the highest level of expertise, and a unique customer focus.’

‘On an individual level, I have always experienced a very professional approach.

Key clients



ALO Jewellery



Dayton Progress

Deutsche Lufthansa



Hidrostal Bohemia s.r.o.



LSG Sky Chefs Czechia

M.A.S. Automation

Müller Milch

Progroup Board AG

Schenck Process

Suse Linux




Kolektory Praha


Motel One

Swiss Automotive Group

Everli SpA

Toray Textiles Central Europe s.r.o.

MATADOR Automotive Vráble, a.s.

EUROSUN Sonnenschutz

Work highlights

  • Advised the Lufthansa group on Czech labour laws.
  • Advised Europlasma on labour law issues, including termination of employment, the creation and revision of various documents, and data protection concerns.
  • Providing ongoing employment advice to Suse Linux in relation to their business restructuring.

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s employment practice closely coordinates with the firm’s IT and tax departments to offer holistic advice to its client base, which is largely comprised of local corporations and global insurance groups. The team routinely advises on hiring and termination matters, immigration law assistance, and the transfer of undertakings. As well as advising on employment-related litigation, the firm also offers corporate tax advice, particularly regarding remote working. Jan Procházka heads the team and primarily focuses on flexibility concerns and the cross-border assignment of employees, as well as leading projects relating to the recruitment of foreign employees.

Practice head(s):

Jan Procházka

Key clients

Metso Outotec Czech Republic s.r.o.

MMN, a.s.

Kooperativa pojišťovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group

CB&I s.r.o.

Manta Tools, s.r.o.

Deloitte Central Europe Service Centre s.r.o.

Veolia Energie ČR, a.s.

SAP Services s.r.o.

Simoldes Plasticos Czech s.r.o.

Auto-Kabel Krupka, s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Provided advice regarding the introduction to and implementation of home offices in companies of the Veolia Energie Group.
  • Advising SAP, a market leader in the area of application software for enterprises, on the labour law aspects of posting of employees.
  • Provided employment and labour law advice to a company part of the Similes Group, an international group operating in the automotive industry.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.’s employment practice has niche expertise in advising clients from the automotive industry, and regularly advises on non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality matters. Elsewhere, the department liaises with the firm’s M&A practice to handle transaction work, and also covers employment disputes often related to work injury cases. Much of the group’s client base consists of IT and financial services institutions. The group is led by expert Jiří Sixta, who is qualified in both Czech and Slovak law, and who works between the firm’s Prague and Bratislava offices.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Sixta


‘Firstly, the level of service is high and consistent. Secondly, it is greatly appreciated 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.’

‘We have been working together for years, and I’m satisfied with everything we have accomplished.’

‘Professionals in every aspect.’

Key clients

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

2K Czehc s.r.o.

Pražská teplárenská, a.s.

IAC Group

Moody’s Investors Services EMEA Limited

Moody’s Analytics Czech Republic s.r.o.

Loomis CZ, a.s.

Ford Motor Company, s.r.o.

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe

con4PAS, a.s.

ArcelorMittal Europe CZ s.r.o.


Alltub Central Europe s.r.o.

Crayon Czech Republic and Slovakia s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Providing complex labour law services to Loomis CZ, including representing them in numerous disputes with employees, representing the client in various proceedings relating to inspections made by the relevant labour authorities, and advising on work injury cases.
  • Advising the IAC Group on employment and labour law aspects of their worldwide restructuring project.
  • Providing comprehensive labour law advice to Ford Motor Company, including advising and preparing the necessary documentation for employing non-Czech and non-Slovak staff and managers, and delegating employees for work abroad.

Aegis Law

The rapidly growing employment practice at Aegis Law is widely reputed for its strong expertise across the advisory, transactional, and contentious elements of employment law. Representing top international brands and corporations such as Siemens and Škoda, the firm frequently handles redundancies, disputes, and collective bargaining cases. Recently, the department has noted increased activity in advising on GDPR audits, employment documentation, and whistleblower matters. Tomáš Procházka, who has considerable experience in the field, leads the team and is recognised for handling disputes relating to terminations, as well as the employment aspects of corporate transactions. Kateřina Demová is a valuable member of the group.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Procházka

Other key lawyers:

Kateřina Demová


‘Aegis Law is truly a standout firm in the realm of employment law. Their comprehensive blend of legal experience, industry knowledge, and penchant for strategic problem-solving sets them apart from the competition. Their prowess in handling complex employment matters, particularly those surrounding collective bargaining, investigations, audits, and disputes, is second to none.’

‘The individuals at Aegis Law, particularly Tomáš Procházka and Kateřina Demová, have consistently demonstrated a unique blend of deep legal acumen and genuine client care. Unlike many competitors, they approach legal challenges not just with expertise, but with creativity and a deep understanding of industry-specific nuances.’

‘Their proactive communication, commitment to finding pragmatic solutions, and their genuine investment in our success make them stand head and shoulders above the rest.’

Key clients

Volkswagen Financial Services (ŠkoFIN)


Sazka (KKCG Group)


Konplan (Krones)

EUROPE IVF International

Skoda Transportation

Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic



Work highlights

  • Elected by the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic to analyse the new legal regulations on civil proceedings and executions from the employer’s perspective and further, to analyse legislative changes regarding occupational health examinations.
  • Supported Alleima through a range of complex legal matters, including providing extensive advisory services, specifically in areas such as employment documentation, day-to-day support, GDPR audit and implementation of the new Whistleblowers Protection Act.
  • Updated Sazka’s employment documentation and regulations, ensuring compliance with current requirements.


Kinstellar’s employment team is frequently engaged by both local and international clients to advise on a broad range of matters including cross-border business transfers, the engagement of contingent workers, and collective dismissals. The firm also has experience in handling terminations, the implementation of internal regulations, and occupational health and safety issues. Kamil Blažek leads the group and often oversees cases relating to mass dismissals and restructurings. Senior associate Martina Mazůrková is a key contact within the practice and specialises in the employment-related aspects of M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Kamil Blažek

Other key lawyers:

Martina Mazůrková


‘My experience with them was positive and the support they provided was professional.’

‘The team responds quickly, is knowledgeable, and proposed various solutions.’

‘We experienced excellent partner and associate management. There was a clear and collaborative approach, and they were great to work with.

‘Excellent partner and associate engagement. Clear and collaborative approach. Great to work with.’

‘Martina Mazůrková is a good lawyer and easy to work with.’

‘Kinstellar has lots of talented lawyers in the team. I appreciated the support of the firm’s Korean desk.

Key clients

MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V.

Kinnevik Online AB

Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd.

Visa International Service Association


Inter Cars S.A.

STADA Arzneimittel AG / Walmark, a.s.

Euro-Center Holding SE

Faurecia group

Thermo King Manufacturing s.r.o.

7R S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Kinnevik Online AB on its investment into Mews Systems as part of a USD185m Series C financing round, which gives the company a post-financing valuation of USD865m.
  • Advised MultiChoice Africa Holdings B.V. on the temporary assignment of approximately 50 employees of Showmax s.r.o. to Sky.
  • Advised STERIS Corp. on the analysis and formal response to the data subject access requests (DSARs) logged by STERIS former employees.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

The employment practice at Kocián Šolc Balaštík operates across a wide range of industry sectors, most notably IT, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. The firm advises on various employment and labour issues such as terminations, workplace injuries, business immigration and the transfer of employees, and the investigative procedures of employment authorities. Recently, the group has demonstrated activity in handling collective bargaining and trade union-related concerns, as well as assisting clients in navigating their ESG responsibilities. Václav Rovenský  leads the team and also offers know-how in the real estate, energy, construction, and public procurement sectors.

Practice head(s):

Václav Rovenský

Other key lawyers:

Michal Hanuš; Martin Štefko


‘The team works internationally and is well-connected to the international employment market.’

‘Among other things, KSB provides us with advice in more complex cases, through its highly specialized experts. Their approach is complex with an explanation of the options, advantages, and disadvantages. The legal services are provided without delay and with a deep knowledge of the legislation and case law. Their approach is very welcoming, kind and professional in every respect.’

Key clients

Lidl Česká republika

BAKALÁŘI software

Dr. Andre Ridder


URGO Healthcare CZ

Corinthia Panorama

Imperial Brands plc/Addleshaw Goddard



Advant Beiten


National Theatre

National Theatre

Work highlights

  • Assisting Bakaláři Software with their new set up of HR documents and with the revision and audit of existing ones.
  • Assisting Mango with the transition of their employees.
  • Assisted Corinthia with a number of employment law related issues such as the reorganisation of their tax and accounting departments.


PETERKA & PARTNERS’ employment team is led by Adéla Krbcová, who is reputed for her experience in coordinating international employment cases, often relating to acquisitions, restructurings, and the transfer of undertakings. The firm operates across a range of industries such as e-commerce, banking, and IT, and regularly advises on collective bargaining matters, employee data protection, and immigration concerns. Ondřej Dušek is a notable member of the practice, and primarily handles employment-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Adéla Krbcová

Other key lawyers:

Ondřej Dušek; Magda Prchalová


‘Any queries we had were solved quickly and professionally.’

‘We appreciate their professionalism, flexibility, and availability.’

‘The personal approach of every single employee and their erudition is unique. There is always one expert among them who is able to answer our questions in a sophisticated way.’

‘What sets them apart from the competition is their personal approach, the speed with which they propose solutions, and the very sophisticated response to our questions.’

‘Easy to work with and great English skills.’

‘The members of the team are very communicative and responsive. They provide the legal advice with extraordinary diligence and explain the issues with high level of detail.’

‘They are highly efficient, join the meetings well-prepared, having considered the matters thoroughly. We value time efficiency, communication, meticulous case management.’

Key clients

Areco Metals


BNP Paribas Personal Finance SA, its Czech branch


Nielsen Admosphere

Rhea Group

Smith Micro Software

Tetra Pak

Veeam Software (Czech Republic)


Work highlights

  • Advised BNP Paribas Personal Finance SA with setting up collective redundancy procedures in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advised a Czech company from Nielsen Holdings in relation to the reorganization of management after a merger of several companies.
  • Advised US-based company Smith Micro Software in relation to day-to-day labour matters and subsequently with the entire closing down of its activities in the Czech Republic.

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

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s employment department counts digital transformation, home working, strategic advisory HR issues, and regulatory matters within its primary scope of work. Often engaged for clients from the tech and pharmaceutical industries, the practice has experienced a recent increase in workflow relating to whistleblowing, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and employment restructuring. The firm acts for both local and international corporations and also advises on employment-related immigration concerns, as well as ESG and data privacy measures. Jaroslav Tajbr heads the group and frequently acts on cybersecurity issues and internal investigations related to discrimination.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Tajbr

Other key lawyers:

Simona Zajíčková


‘I have worked with Jaroslav Tajbr and his team on a cross-border matter. They are extremely responsive and have a keen understanding of cross-border employment issues. Overall, I was extremely impressed.’

‘Working with Jaroslav Tajbr has been nothing short of excellent. He is great at finding pragmatic solutions which are tailored to his clients’ needs. Jaroslav also has a quick grasp of cross-border employment issues.’

‘The team is very efficient in replying to any queries we might have. This efficiency is highly appreciated as we sometime have ad hoc situations which we need quick replies on. The level of detail and explanation provided is good.’

‘I work with Jaroslav Tajbr and can confirm that the level of knowledge he offers is very valuable. Jaroslav goes above and beyond to ensure there is a good level of understanding on any given matter.’

Key clients

Svaz průmyslu a dopravy ČR

Česká bankovní asociace

Invicti Security

Work highlights

  • Advised Svaz průmyslu a dopravy on the regulatory aspects of remote working and the upcoming changes in the legislation.
  • Advising Czech Banking Association in relation to the overall restructuring of the workforce, remote working, contract review, and the drafting of HR documentation.
  • Advised Invicti Security on its expansion into the Czech Republic, which involved writing employment contracts, compliance issues, training key personnel, writing by-laws and policies, and advising on personal data sharing.

Weinhold Legal

At Weinhold Legal, the employment department handles an extensive range of matters including dismissals, employee transfers, collective bargaining agreements, and non-competition issues. The department works closely alongside the firm's M&A and restructuring and insolvency practices, often advising on concerns such as corporate restructurings, remuneration policies, and share plans. Additionally, the team assists clients with work relating to the protection of employee personal data, due diligence exercises, and employment-related litigation. Eva Procházková oversees the group and demonstrates experience in social security matters, employee benefits, and health insurance.

Practice head(s):

Eva Procházková

Other key lawyers:

Milan Polák; Daniel Weinhold; Martin Lukáš; Anna Bartůňková


‘We collaborate with Weinhold Legal in many areas – drafting commercial contracts, employment agreements, preparing documents for our US managed equities. Everything is prepared perfectly, on time, and we appreciate the utter professionalism, insight and knowledge of the law in the Czech Republic and also in the UK.’

‘Eva Procházková has great knowledge of the law and is professional.’

‘Very professional communication and very skilled attorneys.’

act Randa Havel Legal

act Randa Havel Legal’s team is noted for its strong employment disputes offering, as well as its aptitude in advising on collective bargaining agreements, mass dismissals, employer restructuring, and agency employment. Much of the group’s clientele comprises waste management companies, advertising agencies, and food and beverage corporations. The practice is jointly led by Tomáš Slabý, who focuses primarily on employment litigation, and Lenka Droscová, who has demonstrable experience in drafting labour law contracts. Senior associate Václav Bělohoubek has recently joined from Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Slabý; Lenka Droscová

Other key lawyers:

Václav Bělohoubek


‘Highly professional and friendly.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola HBC Česko a Slovensko, s.r.o.

JCDecaux, Městský mobiliář, spol. s r.o.

Pražské služby, a.s.

FCC Česká republika, s.r.o.

Kyocera Document Solutions Czech, s.r.o.

MyQ, spol. s r.o.

SERW, spol. s r.o.

University of West Bohemia

Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o.

TOP security s.r.o.

Elekta Services, s.r.o.


Petra Babičová

Work highlights

  • Assisting Coca -Cola HBC Česko a Slovensko, s.r.o. in a labour dispute with a former employee and advising on employment termination matters, changes to conditions of work, and data protection concerns.
  • Advising Daikin Industries Czech Republic s.r.o. on matters relating to the employment of non-EU citizens, and representing the client in the proceedings held by The Labour Inspectorate.
  • Successfully represented Pražské služby, a.s. in the court proceedings initiated by an employee who was terminated by the client for breach of their working duties and abusing the client’s property.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy’s employment practice regularly advises on terminations, employee privacy, secondments, and employment contracts. As well as representing clients before the labour authorities on collective redundancy cases, the firm also handles restructurings and the transfer of undertakings, occasionally in liaison with its tax department. The team is co-led by Prokop Verner and Markéta Císařová, who frequently advises on outsourcing and business transfers.

Practice head(s):

Prokop Verner; Markéta Císařová


‘We appreciate their attention to detail and their ability to see the bigger picture.’

Key clients

Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd

International Award Duke of Edinburgh Czech Republic

W.A.G. payment solutions, a.s.

NBC Universal Global Networks Management Limited

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.

České Radiokomunikace, a.s.

Kyowa Kirin International PLC

Qorvo US, Inc.

Easypark AB

IONITY Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Advised NBCU with devising and delivering global training concerning respect in workplace issues across their global workforce, including the Czech Republic.
  • Advised W.A.G. Payment solutions on the termination of its Board Member and Chief Financial Officer and terms of such termination.
  • Advised ZwickRoell AG in connection with their transformation into a European stock corporation (Societas Europaea, SE) and related assistance in the initiation and implementation of the election/appointment of members for the SNB across EU and UK.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář advises on various sensitive employment matters, unfair dismissal claims, and the implementation of remote work schemes. Elsewhere, the practice collaborates with its tax, IP, and data protection departments to offer a multidisciplinary service. The team is led by Ivan Sagál, who regularly assists clients with sophisticated cross-border restructuring and outsourcing projects. At the associate level, Filip Hron and Roman Norek are key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Filip Hron; Roman Norek


‘A professional and effective labour law team that provides valued support to our business. We distinguish them for their substantive support and for their discipline in complying with our corporate rules of cooperation.’

‘Filip Hron is a great legal partner for business. He is very professional, business oriented and a true expert in the field of labor law.

‘Roman Norek is a valuable legal advisor.’

Key clients

Pharmaceutical Research Associates CZ, s.r.o.

Central European Development Hub Kft.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance’s employment offering is co-led by managing partner Alex Cook and David Koláček, who is also active in M&A and corporate restructuring work. The team advises a range of local and international corporations on trade unions, collective dismissals, work health and safety breaches, and employment terminations. Recently, the practice has extended their work scope to include handling diversity and inclusion initiatives and equal pay measures. Senior associate Veronika Kinclová is a notable figure within the group and primarily advises on the data protection and labour law elements of M&A and real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Alex Cook; David Koláček

Other key lawyers:

Veronika Kinclová

Work highlights

  • Advised Aures Holdings on a change from the regular weekly working hours scheme applicable to their Call Centre and Business Department Employees of AAA Auto, to irregular weekly working hours.
  • Advised Albert Czech Republic on the implementation of the Whistleblowing Directive and internal reporting channels for employees.
  • Advised Teijin on the internal investigation of employees bullying at the workplace, including advising on employment terminations due to breach of work-related duties and underperformance as an outcome from the investigation.

DLA Piper

At DLA Piper, the employment team is engaged by a diverse range of clients, including both large corporations and small local businesses. Leveraging its international network of offices, the firm is well-placed to advise on various issues such as the drafting of employment contracts, performing background checks on employees, handling visa applications, and assisting with employment-related concerns in M&A transactions. Senior associate Ondřej Chlada leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Chlada


‘Responsive and thorough, the team provides down-to-earth support.’

‘Ondřej Chlada works well with both a knowledgeable HR and senior management team.’

‘Ondřej Chlada can lead discussions well but also work as part of a team to people to discuss and debate giving valued insight to support the discussion.’

‘Extremely helpful and willing to go the extra mile.’

‘A great team that provides responsive and practical advice. They are able to take into account the client’s global approach and ensure that it adheres to local law requirements.’

‘Ondřej Chlada is very responsive and provides concise and clear advice.’

Key clients

Ocean Network Express

Uber B.V.

Roeslein & Associates, Ltd.

Pure Storage, Inc.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Dialog Semiconductor Plc

Renesas Electronics Corporation

GTT Communications

Nike European Operations Netherlands BV

Gilead Sciences Inc.

DB Cargo Aktiengesellschaft

Aspen Technology, Inc.

Zscaler, Inc.

GoodData Corporation

Ermenegildo Zegna Holditalia S.p.A.

GLP Czech Republic Management s.r.o./GLP UK Management Ltd

Overhaul Group, Inc.

Arriello s.r.o.

GEP Czech Republic

Work highlights

  • Advising Uber B.V. on general day-to-day labour law matters regarding their operations in the Czech Republic.
  • Advising Renesas Electronics Corporation in relation to the acquisition of Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
  • Advising GTT Communications Inc. in relation to the transfer of employees from the UK to the Czech Republic.

Eversheds Sutherland Dvorák Hager, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

Eversheds Sutherland Dvorák Hager, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.’s employment team works on a broad range of matters including the cross-border transfer of employees, redundancies, and collective bargaining. Elsewhere, the firm offers know-how on employment-related data protection, tax, and immigration concerns, as well as displaying cross-border capabilities. Recently, the practice has increased their activity in cases involving diversity initiatives and employee wellbeing. Radek Matouš heads the group and specialises in the representation of clients in employment disputes, as well as HR data protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Radek Matouš

Other key lawyers:

Ondřej Šudoma

Key clients

Yunex Traffic

Yankee Candle


Newell Brands


Archbishopric of Prague

Doosan Bobcat



Xandor Automotive





Edwards Lifesciences

Work highlights

  • Advised the Archbishopric of Prague in internal reorganisations towards a modern and performance focused structure.
  • Advised RR Donnelley Prague in a mass redundancy procedure, the termination of its employees, and the closure of its business in the Czech Republic.
  • Advised Xandor on the temporary assignment of its employees to its German mother company.

Taylor Wessing Czech Republic

Taylor Wessing Czech Republic’s growing employment practice handles advisory, contentious, and transactional cases, and counts collective bargaining, the transfer of employees, and employee share option plans within its workload. In addition, the team assists clients with employment-related issues in M&A transactions, leveraging the strengths of its corporate departments. Department head Janka Brezániová has considerable experience in the field, and frequently advises on GDPR compliance concerns and other sensitive employment matters.

Practice head(s):

Janka Brezániová

Other key lawyers:

Markéta Cibulková; Pavel Juřička


‘The team reacts very quickly to our questions and requests. We have high trust in their expertise, their assessment of legal situations and their recommendations regarding possible solutions. Their proposals have always been tailored to our specific needs. Our concerns have always been taken into account. I highly value the excellent and highly professional cooperation.’

‘Pavel Juřička expertly guided my team and I through a complicated personal matter, which, thanks to his support and advice, was successfully solved.’

‘Taylor Wessing is speedy in responding to new requests, and are always willing to align the advice to the wishes of the clients. The legal advice we receive is comprehensive, and the team is always willing to answer any follow-up questions.’

‘We have had a very good experience working with Pavel Juřička. The communication is always very pleasant and swift. Additionally, he makes himself available to meet up with our clients if desired to give them more in-depth guidance. He is a pleasant associate to work with.’

‘They are able to spot what really matters and give detailed and practical advice. In addition, they are always accessible and ready to help. I know they would do all they can to assist us, anytime. They are also reasonable in terms of costs.’

Key clients

C&A Moda

Canva Pty Ltd

The Emmes Company, LLC


Turkish Airlines

Rakouské Velvyslanectví (Austrian Embassy)

NetNumber Czech Republic s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising the Austrian Embassy on various employment issues including terminations, the preparation of employment contracts, amendments, and memoranda.
  • Advising Turkish Airlines on various employment and immigration issues including the amendment and termination of contracts, overtime and severance packages.

UEPA advokáti s.r.o.

UEPA advokáti s.r.o.’s employment offering advises on general employment concerns, termination issues, and assists with the drafting of contracts, management agreements and internal regulations. The group is collectively led by Andreas Ueltzhöffer and Lars Magnus Klett, who are members of the Czech, German, and Slovak Bars, and Lucie Hladěnová, who often advises on GDPR compliance matters, and employment law elements of M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Ueltzhöffer; Lars Magnus Klett; Lucie Hladěnová

Other key lawyers:

Aleš Richtr


‘We especially like that they are very proactive and anticipate our needs as their client. They also understand perfectly how our business works.’

‘Lucie Hladěnová and her colleagues are very pragmatic and hands-on.’

‘Lucie Hladěnová is our main contact. She is always reachable for us and very pragmatic and hands-on. This also applies for her colleagues we have worked with, especially Aleš Richtr and Lars Magnus Klett.’

Key clients

Codan Companies ApS

Microtherm Sentronic GmbH

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


Motel One


Michael Riedel Transformatoren

BayWa r.e. AG

Segafredo Zanetti

Swiss Grana Group AG

Work highlights

  • Advised mdexx Magnetronic Devices on the recall of one of the directors of the Czech entity and his replacement.
  • Advised CODAN Companies in the acquisition of a Czech family-owned company.
  • Advised mdexx Magnetronic Devices in regard of the re-negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement with a trade union.

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners’ employment practice advises on an array of issues, primarily relating to work from home schemes, flexible working hours, benefit schemes, and employee working conditions. The team is jointly led by Martin Kartner, who focuses on compliance issues such as corporate compliance and GDPR concerns, and senior associate Nikol Jeništová, who specialises in termination cases and employment-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kartner; Nikol Jeništová

Other key lawyers:

Lukáš Srbecký


‘The cooperation with our key contact is very good. We appreciate very quick feedback on our questions.’

‘We get great personal engagement from the managing partner and all the relevant lawyers engaged in our business deal.’

‘They have all-round expertise in employment. The depth of subject expertise is impressive. They know our business, understand our risks and guide us appropriately. They take a problem-solving approach in order to assist us with exploring outside-the-box solutions to challenges.’

‘Nikol Jenistová is our key contact. She is always available for our questions, hard-working, with a keen knowledge of the law. We’ve never encountered an issue she can’t handle.’

‘They focus on finding the solution that fits the customer’s needs.’

‘The lawyers at Cerha, Hempel and Kališ are highly capable, creative, and pragmatic on every legal case. They are extremely committed and capable, easy to deal with, meet the deadlines, and  are responsive.’

Key clients

Diplomat Prague a.s.

Safina, a.s.

OFFICEO s.r.o.

ProSpon, spol. s r. o.

ŽĎAS, a.s.

Tchibo spol. s r.o.

MEDIN, a.s.

McDonald’s ČR spol. s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Diplomat Prague a.s. on the transfer of rights and obligations arising from the employment relations of affected employees within the spin-off project, based on which a part of the activities of Diplomat Prague a.s. shall be performed by another entity.
  • Advised Czech Technical University in Prague (České vysoké učení technické v Praze) regarding the issue of the obligation of employees to be loyal towards an employer and the possible consequences of the breach of such obligation.
  • Advised MEDIN, a.s. on the issues of employee sharing, workplace safety obligations, liability for potential damages by employees, and other related issues.


The expanding employment practice at CMS is engaged by a range of top international clients and blue-chip IT companies, and primarily handles trade union matters, collective and individual redundancies, employment due diligence, and occupational health and safety cases. The department is jointly led by Tomáš Matějovský, who coordinates complex employment disputes, and Jakub Kabát, who handles mass dismissals and employee privacy concerns.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Matějovský; Jakub Kabát


‘I really appreciate the team’s efforts in all matters. Whenever I need legal support, they are always happy to support me. They are always approachable, kindly informing me about everything I need to know. They proactively review each case from different aspects so that they are able to offer different solutions that I was not aware of. I absolutely trust their competence.’

‘We have a main contact person at CMS, and our ad-hoc requests are forwarded in a timely manner to the relevant experts. Communication is very professional and business needs are realised accordingly.’

‘As a global firm, CMS has been able to assist us in complex projects spanning multiple regions.’

Key clients


Partner in Pet Food


Becton Dickinson



Work highlights

  • Advised a fast fashion retailer on an investigation of sensitive sexual harassment at the workplace and advised the client on the next steps and disciplinary measures.
  • Represented a major American manufacturer of scientific instruments and solutions for a wide range of industries in collective bargaining with a newly established trade union.
  • Advised a major American tech client on its acquisition of a Czech start-up concerning retaining key employees and directors and the related transformation of an existing employee stock ownership plan.

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

The employment and labour law department at HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law assists with general employment issues, including collective bargaining cases, the transfer of employees, HR audits, and agency employment. The practice is under the guidance of Jan Koval, who focuses on contractual arrangements between companies and their managers, as well as the restructuring of human resources.

Practice head(s):

Jan Koval

Other key lawyers:

Pavla Kaufmannová


‘The team is available for any questions we might have and responds very quickly and precisely to our answers. In our branch, time is one of the most crucial factors, and therefore we highly appreciate the availability and quality of the responses. Top collaboration.’

‘They are competent, business astute and quick in their reply. They all speak fluent English and are experienced in dealing with multinational groups.’

‘Pavla Kaufmannová is competent and provides us with very good support in challenging situations.’

Key clients

Kyndryl Česká republika, spol. s r. o.

Kyndryl Client Center, s.r.o.

AmRest s.r.o.

S-Power Energies, s.r.o.

Xiaomi Technology Czech s.r.o.

Autodoc SE

UniCredit Leasing CZ, a.s.

Tymbe, a.s.

Eurowings Europe Limited

EPCD CZ&SK s.r.o.

ECOLAB s.r.o.

ZKW Automotive Engineering CZ s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Kyndryl Česká republika, spol. s.r.o. in connection with their business relations and cooperation with service providers as well as preparing employment law documentation.
  • Advised Eurowings Europe Limited in relation to collective bargaining issues.
  • Assisted Autodoc SE with the preparation of employment law documentation and the setting up of contractual relationships with managers.

KPMG Legal, Czech Republic

At KPMG Legal, Czech Republic, the labour and employment team handles general employment concerns and queries, and is highly active advising on the rules for the employment of foreign nationals. Working in close contact with the firm’s tax, payroll, and immigration departments, the group offers an integrated approach to handling regulatory and employment work. The practice is collectively led by Martin Hrdlík, who often represents clients in court proceedings, Barbora Cvinerová, who has experience in the onboarding of foreign employees, and Ladislav Karas, who primarily coordinates the preparation of internal documentation, contracts, and HR agendas.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hrdlík; Barbora Cvinerová; Ladislav Karas


‘Ladislav Karas delivers an individualised and pro-customer approach and considers our business needs.’


Key clients

Nexen Tire Group

Work highlights

  • Provided comprehensive support to Nexen Tire Europe s.r.o. in relation to a collective bargaining case.

Noerr s.r.o.

Noerr s.r.o.‘s employment team is engaged by a range of local and international corporations, making it well-placed to handle domestic and cross-border work. In addition to social security law, the practice primarily covers hirings, the transfer of undertakings, and terminations. Elsewhere, the group has demonstrated activity in advising on discrimination issues, data protection work, HR audits, whistleblowing, and compliance programmes. Petra Sochorová leads the department and specialises in cases involving directors and officers, as well as the employment elements of M&A transactions. Senior associate Iva Bilinská is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Petra Sochorová

Other key lawyers:

Iva Bilinská


‘The team provides reliable and fully professional services in each area of employment law.’

‘We have mostly worked with Petra Sochorová, and her approach was of the highest professional level.’

Key clients

Air Bank a.s.

SLR Gruppe

ISS International Czech Republic s.r.o.

IPCOM Nederland B.V.

MSK Group Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Air Bank a.s. on digitalisation of signing and delivery of HR documents and in relation to changes of internal policies and procedures required due to the amendment of the Czech Labour Code.
  • Advised SLR Gruppe on its acquisition of the Czech company Sates s.r.o., in relation to current and future relations of the company and to the three individual sellers.
  • Advised ISS International Czech Republic s.r.o. on amendments of internal policies, employment agreements and other employment documents to reflect the 2023 amendment of the Czech Labour Code and on day-to-day employment law matters.


The employment practice at ROWAN LEGAL demonstrates capabilities in a host of areas, such as wage increase negotiations, terminations, and restructurings. Engaged by both public and private sector clients, the expanding team advises on both individual and collective employment issues. The firm’s scope of work also extends to employment-related data protection, IP, and tax concerns. Romana Szuťányi heads the group and is noted for her strengths in immigration work as well as occupational health and safety advice.

Practice head(s):

Romana Szuťányi

Other key lawyers:

Michal Nulíček


‘A well-organised team of professionals. High erudition, specialists in individual fields who work well together. Pleasant informal interpersonal relationships.’

‘They offer a very efficient practice and are very commercial in their approach. Technically, they are brilliant and provide a responsive service.’

‘Commerciality; technical expertise and responsiveness.’

‘There is a very good team in the employment practice. The people are very experienced and provide us with timely and good solutions for our needs. To us, it is very good value for money.’

‘Romana Szuťányi is our key contact for employment practice. We value that she considers the impact of her recommendations on the company as a whole and tries to find solutions that have minimal negative business implications.’

‘I have cooperated with their attorney specialized in labour law, always with fruitful results.’

‘Romana Szuťányi is knowledgeable and helpful.’

Key clients

Škoda Auto a.s.

CGI IT Czech Republic s.r.o.

ATS-Telcom Praha a.s.

T-Mobile Czech Republic, a.s.

Hermès Prague, a.s.

Škoda Auto DigiLab s.r.o.

Ericsson spol. s.r.o.

Elcom, a.s.

Digiteq Automotive s.r.o.

Severočeská vodárenská společnost, a.s.

Severočeské vodovody a kanalizace, a.s.

Mateotech s.r.o.

KBNK s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised HERMÈS PRAGUE, a.s. on the processing of the personal data of employees, on the recall of a company manager and on the temporary assignment of employees abroad.
  • Advised ERICSSON spol. s r.o. regarding the employment relationships of the board members and other employees.
  • Advised T-Mobile Czech Republic, a.s. on the possibilities of electronic labor relations in the Czech legal environment.

Schoenherr Czech Republic

Schoenherr Czech Republic covers due diligence exercises, internal regulations, company restructurings, and hiring and terminations. The department has recently been active on behalf of clients in unfair dismissal litigation and collective bargaining negotiations. Jointly leading the group are Helena Hangler, who handles both the contentious and non-contentious aspects of the practice, and Zoltán Pálinkás, who often advises and represents managing directors. Associate Marie Gremillot is a key contact within the team and often advises on labour law audits and remuneration schemes.

Practice head(s):

Helena Hangler; Zoltán Pálinkás

Other key lawyers:

Marie Gremillot


‘Schoenherr’s employment team is extraordinarily efficient and provides practical advice to comply with our business needs. Their advice is tailored, and we appreciate their availability and responsiveness at short notice. They are professionals who offer useful and accurate legal advice.’

‘My primary contacts at Schoenherr in employment matters are Zoltán Pálinkás, Helena Hangler and Marie Gremillot. We have been working with them for quite some time and are very satisfied with their services. They have an excellent knowledge of employment law and perfect overview of case law as well.’

‘I am immensely pleased with the services provided by Schoenherr Czech Republic. They have exceeded my expectations in every regard, bringing forth a level of professionalism, dedication, and excellence that is unparalleled.’

‘Their meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to client satisfaction have been evident from our very first interaction, creating an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect that is essential for any fruitful collaboration. The team’s expertise and knowledge are evident in their work, providing insightful and innovative solutions to complex issues, ensuring the best possible outcomes.’

‘Helena Hangler and Marie Gremillot are distinguished by their unparalleled commitment to excellence, profound professional competence, and a proactive, solution-oriented approach to challenges. Their high ethical standards, client-centric mindset, and innovative thinking significantly set them apart from competitors.’

‘Expertise, speed of response and work.’

‘The team is immensely diverse and is comprised of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. This diversity fosters creativity, problem-solving, and a deeper understanding of our needs. Also, they place a strong focus on understanding and addressing our unique needs.’

‘Helena Hangler is a standout lawyer, who gives clear, commercial, pragmatic advice. She is extremely knowledgeable and very attentive/responsive. She not only provides great legal advice but also takes time to understand your business and makes sure her advice is tailored to the client’s aims and objectives.’

Key clients






Bosch Group


Celonis s.r.o.

ASICentrum s.r.o.

Adama CZ

Work highlights

  • Advised Sky on the joint venture partnership with Showmax (MultiChoice Group) relating to the development of streaming platform, targeting the markets especially on sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Advising all entities of Bosch Group in the Czech Republic on various topics including recruitment and hiring, safety and compliance, and employee remuneration systems.
  • Advised Saurer Czech s.r.o. on its internal restructuring that resulted in the collective dismissal of approximately half of its personnel.

Wolf Theiss

At Wolf Theiss, the employment practice is broad ranging, and advises on day-to-day issues as well as terminations, labour law compliance concerns, workforce restructurings, and employment-related litigation. Engaged by local businesses and large corporations from the IT and pharmaceutical sectors, the firm is led by Kamila Seberová, who specialises in redundancies, dismissals, and the transfer of undertakings. Senior associate and Czech-qualified attorney Sabina Krajíčková is a key contact within the firm and is often entrusted to advise on statutory employee transfers and immigration cases.

Practice head(s):

Kamila Seberová

Other key lawyers:

Sabina Krajíčková


‘Very responsive and clear.’

‘The employment team at Wolf Theiss is extremely responsive and reliable; urgent requests for assistance are appropriately received and agreed deadlines are consistently met.

‘The team is easy to work with and the advice provided in a form that can be swiftly delivered to the business and actioned. They are highly recommended for international businesses operating in the Czech Republic.’

‘Sabina Krajíčková has a broad knowledge of employment law and is excellent at providing clear, pragmatic and practical employment law advice. Coupled with a responsive approach, Sabina is a highly effective external counsel to provide support on employment law matters in Czech Republic.’

‘Very responsive, practical and user friendly.’

‘Sabina Krajickova is our main contact and is excellent.’

‘Kamila Seberová & Sabina Krajíčková are great – responsive and practical business advisors.’

Key clients


Perforce Software

Work highlights

  • Providing Sandoz with regular day-to-day advice on employment issues, primarily relating to COVID-19 cases, employment agreements, terminations, management contracts, and internal policies and bonus schemes.
  • Advising Perforce Software in its employee dismissals process, which includes preparing documentation and negotiating with the employees affected.