Employment in Czech Republic

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's 'excellent' employment practice is noted for its 'professionalism, prompt support and business mindset’. Martin Hrodek is active in both contentious and non-contentious matters, including those concerning discrimination, harassment and matters related to the impact of COVID-19. Experienced senior associate Zuzana Ferianc is the name to note for Slovak law work and is particularly knowledgeable about global immigration matters. The team is also experienced in international investigations, employment litigation and collective dismissals.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hrodek; Zuzana Ferianc


‘Overall availability and knowledge of local market’

‘The team is always very helpful. There is a pragmatic approach to serving our needs. ’

‘We cooperated with Ms. Zuzana Ferianc on the employment aspects of a joint venture. We appreciated her professionalism, prompt support and business mindset.’

‘Ms Zuzana Ferianc is my recommended standout individual. -1- professional knowledge about labour area. -2- active in providing value-added services. -3- efficient to deliver first response within several hours.’

‘Individual, personal and professional aproach.’

‘Friendly and personal approach’

‘The team provide pragmatic actionable advice in a way which is easy to understand for international clients not used to dealing in Czech Republic.’

‘Zuzana Ferianc is a pleasure to deal with. She is able to translate legal concepts into advice which is specific and tailored for our business.’

Key clients

Abris Capital Partners


BMI Group






Industrial and Commercial Bank of China





Solar Turbines

Sony Pictures Entertainment


Trend Micro

VF International

Western Digital Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising many leading multinational companies on internal audits in case of suspected non-compliance, employee misconduct or breach of obligations of employees.
  • Provided a series of successful anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training to clients in various industries, such as retail and media (production companies).
  • Advised the BMI Group on the appointment of a Czech representative into the European Works Council.


Dentons' full-service employment team is noted for its 'high professionalism, quick reaction time and detail'. It acts for a wide client base, including multinational companies and large domestic banks. Ladislav Smejkal has vast expertise in employment litigation, including disputes over unfair dismissals, non-competition clauses and discrimination. Tomáš Bílek handles both non-contentious and contentious employment work, and is particularly noted for his work for pharmaceutical and automotive sector clients. The group has strong transactional experience and is able to leverage its regional network for cross-border mandates. Counsel Andrea Hámorská is recommended for data privacy matters.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Bílek; Ladislav Smejkal

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Hámorská


‘Tomas Bilek provides practical, tailored advice for us, rather than providing a book of all the possible options in a given scenario. His knowledge of our company and our way of working allows him to be very direct in his feedback and advice which, in turn, keeps us moving forward on legal projects without the delay in waiting for counsel input.’

‘Team strengths are responsiveness, professionalism and understanding immediately what is the problem.’

‘Andrea Hamorska – subject matter professional, very good discussions, cooperation, responses are quick, required consultation and work is delivered fast with comments. Trusted partner.’

‘Tomas Bilek – Very good cooperation, helping to build a network of other Denton’s colleagues within Eastern Europe and Russia that can support us with our requests.

‘High professionalism, react quickly on request, looking for details.’

‘Professional cooperation, based on facts, looking for details. A clear explanation of the situation with possible risks, realistic view. Fast reaction, information send in time.’

Key clients


Mars Group (Mars Czech, Wrigley and Royal Canin)

Adient (formerly Johnson Controls)

Unilin / Mohawk Industries

PPF banka

Herbacos Recordati



Tiffany & Co


Chr. Hansen

Keyence International

Cembrit CZ

Walter Ewag (formerly part of Körber AG)

ING Bank N.V

Work highlights

  • Long-term complex employment advice to four companies from the Valeo Group in the Czech Republic.
  • Extensive long-term employment advice to Adient, including preparation and negotiation of a new collective agreement for the client´s production plants in Mladá Boleslav and Bezděčín.
  • Representing PPF banka in employment disputes related to the alleged unfair dismissals.

Randl Partners attorneys at law

Randl Partners attorneys at law's 'excellent' employment practice handles a wide array of contentious and non-contentious matters for clients, particularly those in the pharmaceutical industry. Managing partner and practice head Nataša Randlová is renowned for her expertise in large collective bargaining claims. Michal Peškar is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Nataša Randlová, Michal Peškar


‘ Personal approach to each client, to each case, high personal commitment and a huge effort to solve even the unsolvable.’

‘ Excellent job’

‘The team specialises in employment law and has huge practical experience in all of its areas. I appreciate they are able to advice fast, accurately, and in a way which is understandable also to non-lawyers. ’

‘Natasa Randlova is THE expert in her field in the country. although extremely busy, she is still able to keep herself available for her clients and with her expertise, she is able to solve your problem in minutes.’

‘They have practical experience, they know how companies operate and how to implement the legislation into the practice.’

‘They are proactive and are able to advise on how to implement the legislation. They know the reality.’

‘Responsive, practical and commercial advice – everything we look for in overseas counsel.’

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

The 'excellent' team at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. has a strong track record handling domestic and cross-border employment issues for multinational corporates and family-held companies. Group head Arthur Braun has over 25 years of experience advising on the Czech and Slovak employment aspects of corporate transactions. Of counsel Lucie Kalašová focuses on employment litigation and is skilled in data protection work.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun

Other key lawyers:

Lucie Kalašová; Markéta Nešetřilová


‘bpv provides excellent, reliable, professional and fast employment advice to our company. Any type of information or advice that I need from them, is provided accurately usually within less than 24 hours. ’

‘They are extremely knowledgable and patient. They are able to provide answers quickly to any of our questions in a polite and professional way.’

‘I have been working with Braun Partners (as well in the Czech Republic as in Slovakia) for a couple of years now. I am particularly satisfied by the excellent reliability of the advice and the assistance provided, and also by the swift follow-up of our requests’

‘We mostly work with Arthur Braun, who is an excellent practitioner with thorough knowledge of labour and employment law and excellent client development skills. He is also extremely reliable, up to the point and a great lawyer to have on your side in international projects.’

Key clients

LSG Sky Chefs Czechia

Deutsche Lufthansa

Suse Linux

Müller Milch


Hidrostal Bohemia s.r.o.



Tenneco / Monroe


Spencer Stuart






Carrier / UTC

Work highlights

  • Advising the entire Lufthansa Group (Deutsche Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Air Dolomiti) in all Czech labour law issues concerning their daily business,
  • Advising the American IT company on labour law issues in the post-integration restructuring process for their business.
  • Advising Tenneco/Monroe Czechia s.r.o including COVID-19 related measures, notices and minor mass release.

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's employment practice, which is led by Jan Procházka, handles both contentious and non-contentious work for a number of blue-chip companies. The group provides clients with a full service, with expertise including immigration, litigation and corporate restructurings. Pavel Bejšovec advises on day-to-day operations and disputes. Data protection work is also prominent in the caseload.

Practice head(s):

Jan Procházka

Other key lawyers:

Pavel Bejšovec

Key clients

Kooperativa pojišťovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group

Carrier Refrigeration Operation Czech Republic s.r.o.

Auto-Kabel Krupka, s.r.o.

KS Kolbenschmidt Czech Republic, a. s.

Německá škola v Praze s.r.o. – zahraniční škola a gymnázium (Deutsche Schule Prag)

Iceland Czech a.s.

CRESTYL real estate, s.r.o.

Státní tiskárna cenin, státní podnik


VIG RE zajišťovna, a.s.

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive employment advice to Kooperativa pojišťovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group with respect to the merger of the client.
  • Legal advisory services to  Carrier Refrigeration Operation Czech Republic s.r.o as a part of the UTC group on a significant reorganization project.
  • Advising Auto-Kabel Krupka, s.r.o. on the termination of employment relationships.

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

At Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o., the employment group handles high-value transactional matters, sensitive discrimination cases and whistleblower claims. Led by Tomáš Procházka, the team also advises on collective bargaining, redundancies and cross-border transfers of employees. Senior associates Radek  Matouš (who has significant data protection expertise) and Kateřina Demová are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Procházka

Other key lawyers:

Radek Matouš; Kateřina Demová

Key clients

ŠKOFIN (Volkswagen Financial Services)

Mondi Group





Brush SEM



Work highlights

  • Advised Volkswagen on Covid-19 issues, including employees stranded abroad.
  • Successfully represented Czech Metrology Institute in a high-profile unfair dismissal dispute with a whistle-blower.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. is noted for its 'personal approach' to clients. It is notably strong in matters connected with the automotive industry, including restructurings and employment disputes. Practice head Jiří Sixta has a specialism in the pharmaceuticals sector. Senior associate Michael Granát is another key name in the group, which frequently works with its office in Bratislava on cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Sixta

Other key lawyers:

Michael Granát


‘The team has a very personal approach, great availability and a professional attitude.’

Key clients


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.


Simmons & Simmons LLP

Mazda Motor Logistics

Nemocnice Prachatice a.s., Jihočeské nemocnice a.s.


ArcelorMittal Europe CZ s.r.o.


Bilfinger SE

Work highlights

  • Advised TAKE-TWO on drafting standard employment documentation, including rules for homework, negotiating with the Czech Labour Office, temporary transfers of employees abroad, and the particulars of employment relations under foreign law.
  • Advised Cimpress/Vistaprint subsidiary in the Czech Republic. The services entailed complex labour issues, including reviewing and advising on the implementation of internal policies, terminating employment relationships, as well as working hours and overtime.
  • Advised ArcelorMittal Europe CZ s.r.o. during the Covid -19 pandemic on working-from-home arrangements and state stimulus package.


Kinstellar advises large corporates on domestic and international employment issues. It has a strong CEE market presence and features prominently in cross-border restructuring mandates and transfer issues. It also acts for a number of foreign clients (including German companies) on the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Kamil Blažek co-heads the team with Ladislava Jasanská.

Practice head(s):

Kamil Blažek; Ladislava Jasanská

Work highlights

  • Advised Max Aicher GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of Pilsen Steel from the property of PILSEN STEEL s.r.o. and Pilsen Estates s.r.o. in insolvency.
  • Advising Inteva Products, a part of Renco Group and a global top-tier supplier of engineered components and systems for the automotive industry, on the sale of its roof business to CIE Automotive.
  • Acted for Ingersoll-Rand’s spin off regarding the industrial unit and the merger thereof with Gardner Denver.

LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelář s.r.o.

LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelář s.r.o.'s reputable practice handles contentious employment matters and day-to-day issues for pharmaceutical, energy, and infrastructure sector clients. Led by Marie Janšová, the team handles employment litigation and data protection matters. Senior associate Matěj Řičánek acts for clients in administrative proceedings and employee terminations. Clients include domestic banks and IT companies.

Practice head(s):

Marie Janšová

Other key lawyers:

Matěj Řičánek


‘Marie Jansova is top employment counsel in CZ’

Key clients

Volvo Car Czech Republic

Komerční banka

GE Aviation

Český rozhlas (Czech Radio)

O2 Czech Republic


První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš

Hochtief CZ

Vega Tour

Zátiší Catering Group

Omnicom Media Group

Work highlights

  • Advising a Czech financial institution on all labour law aspects of remote working, preparing internal rules for remote working, and other related internal procedures.
  • Advising Volvo Car Czech Republic on new benefits for employees and implementing new internal rules.
  • Representing Český rozhlas (Czech Radio) public broadcaster in the Czech Republic in employment-related court proceedings.


PETERKA & PARTNERS provide a 'top-class' employment service to clients and demonstrates strong capabilities in cross-border mandates. Adela Krbcova plays a key role advising on mergers and acquisitions, as well as complex restructurings. Ondrej Dusek is active in employment litigation with a cross-border dimension. Another key individual is Gabriela Hájková, who advises domestic and foreign clients on collective bargaining issues.

Practice head(s):

Adela Krbcova; Ondrej Dusek

Other key lawyers:

Gabriela Hájková


‘The team is very helpful and responsive to requests for assistance’

‘I like my cooperation with Peterka and Partners mainly because the consultants are really professional, helpful, and friendly. Always ready to give advice, answer any questions. All in a very professional way with a high level of communication.’

Key clients


ATLAS COPCO (one client but two matters below)

BL SPV Czech

CLOOS Praha spol. s.r.o.


FM Česká






Work highlights

  • Advised Atalian, among others, on its interactions with trade unions.
  • Advised Tetra Pak on launching and extending remote work project in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advised Atlas Copco on complex termination and COVID-19 labour law related matters.

PRK Partners

At PRK Partners, the practice focuses on all aspects of Czech and Slovak labour law, with the standout feature being its employment-related tax offering. Team head Jaroslav Škubal is the key contact for cross-border mandates involving employee secondments and collective dismissals. The team includes tax specialist Jan Bürger, who handles employment structuring. In addition, experienced senior associate Tereza Erényi assists clients with employee transfers, restructurings and collective bargaining, among other areas. Veronika Romanová in Bratislava works with the Prague office.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Škubal

Other key lawyers:

Jan Bürger; Tereza Erényi

Key clients



Olympus Czech Group



Sony B.V.


Marks & Spencer

Fujitsu Technology Solutions s.r.o.




Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Ion Beam Applications


The Boston Consulting Group

Four Seasons Hotel Prague




Work highlights

  • Advised Sony Europe B.V. on all legal-related aspects of their intention to start using electronic HR documentation only (instead of hard copies) both in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
  • Advised an international consulting company on hiring a new Managing Director, his local as well as global engagement.
  • Advised Four Seasons Hotel Prague in respect of the Antivirus Program – a state subsidy program of the Czech Government introduced in April in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář generates a significant amount of complex, cross-border work from clients. Its practice is led by Hana Gawlasová, who is an expert in board-level hiring and severance, restructurings and compliance issues. In addition, she is particularly knowledgeable about digital transformation projects. Petra Věžníková is the cybersecurity expert supporting employee data rights cases. The team works closely with its international dispute resolution group on multijurisdictional litigation matters pertaining to investigations.

Practice head(s):

Hana Gawlasová

Other key lawyers:

Petra Věžníková

Key clients

RWS Moravia (formerly Moravia IT)

Infor Global Solutions

Young & Rubicam


Roper Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advising RWS Moravia (Moravia IT) on business and team integration in connection with an acquisition in a client’s group of companies.
  • Assisting John Menzies with management changes in Czech operations.
  • Advising Infor Global Solutions on employment issues in relation to Czech government Covid19 programs.

Weinhold Legal

At Weinhold Legal, the 'great' and 'responsive' employment practice handles a broad cross-section of cross-border matters for an array of clients. Litigator Milan Polák leads the group, which advises multinational corporates on day-to-day matters, including GDPR issues and dismissals. The team also includes Eva Procházková and Anna Bartůňková, who is highly rated by clients for her dispute resolution experience.

Practice head(s):

Milan Polák

Other key lawyers:

Eva Procházková; Anna Bartůňková


‘WL has a great employment team, which has a very helpful, hands-on, business approach. Great to work with.’

‘The team is responsive and quick. They work well with the clients’ own ideas, while developing these ideas and adding substance to them. Overall, a very cooperative and supportive team to work with.’

‘The entire team of Weinhold legal has always provided us high-quality service, we can only recommend the service and we appreciate this partner as an important part for our company. Its business understanding, quick feedbacks and hard work helps us to be a step ahead of others in a professional field.’

‘In the area of labour and employment law I would highlight Anna Bartunkova.’

‘Weinhold Legal – is our preferred consultant on labour law issues.’

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance focuses on employment-related corporate transactions and its offering is led by M&A expert David Koláček in Prague. The practice also has experience in collective terminations and complex restructurings, among other matters. It also has a data protection offering. 'Brilliant lawyer' Veronika Kinclová is highlighted for her EU law expertise and day-to-day advisory work for international clients.

Practice head(s):

David Koláček

Other key lawyers:

Veronika Kinclová


‘The Clifford Chance Prague employment team is unique for their ability to deal with any employment issue of the spectrum, their expertise is vast due to the fact that their lawyers also have to be experts in other related areas such as compliance, data protection, corporate, tax or litigation etc. They do offer complex solutions where employment teams of the other firms lack the expertise. Also, the employment team is able to provide advice on unprecedented matters or in addition to legal advice also offer strategic advice or the market’s view on the employment issue. ’

‘We have been working with Veronika Kinclova who advised us from the initial meeting to the very end. She advised us on a matter in which we had no previous experience but thanks to her advice we have always known what shall happen next, and as such, we managed to stay on top of things and the actions of the labour authority. We are very thankful for the advice provided because we were advised not only about the processes and laws, but also in soft skills – proceedings which were very helpful.’

‘Very well versed with the local laws and the ability to into complex multi-jurisdictional matters. 2. Conscious of Client’s cost. Providing the most cost-effective solutions. 3. Treat Clients as part of their own team. We were particularly grateful of their support during the Covid-19 pandemic. 4. Always looking for solutions. Never show you the dead-end. 5. Always available and promptly respond to any queries. 6. Very humble and provide a great work environment for clients. ’

‘My contact point has been Ms. Veronika Kinclova, she has been an excellent support and is a brilliant lawyer. Her knowledge of local laws and in general laws of other EU states is very impressive. As an in-house counsel, managing costs is at the forefront of our agenda; Veronika is not only conscious of that but, makes every effort to help us reduce external costs. Furthermore, her ability to foresee risks and mitigate them beforehand is exceptional. She is a very humble person and is mindful of client’s time and is always ready with answers and solutions.’

Key clients

ADC studio s.r.o.

Arx Equity Partners

Atrium Group Services B.V.

Bühler CZ s.r.o.

CBRE Global Investors

Fortuna Game a.s.

Heimstaden Czech s.r.o.

KKCG Investments AG

Kordárna Plus, a.s.


M.L. Moran, a.s.




Saxo Bank

Showmax s.r.o.

Supermax Corporation Czech s.r.o.

Teijin Limited

Volkswagen AG


Work highlights

  • Advice Pfizer on various aspects of home office working including the controversial topic of compensation of employees’ expenses.
  • Advice CBRE Global Investors on assignment of one of the top managers outside the Czech Republic, including advice on benefits, remuneration, reimbursement of costs and equal treatment of employees.
  • Advising ADS Studio s.r.o. on the inspection from the Czech Labour Law Inspectorate.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

At Kocián Šolc Balaštík, the employment group has a strong transactional background and is active in complex advisory work for both domestic and international clients. Led by Václav Rovenský, the team handles M&A-related labour work, cross-border mandates across eastern Europe and has a wide tax offering. At associate level, Michal Hanuš handles corporate restructurings and counts various automotive companies as key clients.

Practice head(s):

Václav Rovenský

Other key lawyers:

Michal Hanuš 

Key clients


DEZA, a.s.

Lidl E-Commerce Logistics s.r.o.

Správa úložišť radioaktivního odpadu

Lidl Česká republika v.o.s

Work highlights

  • Advised GONVARRI CZECH, s.r.o. on assessing and ensuring the transition of employees in the sale of machinery and external staff management.
  • Assessing AGC Automotive Czech a.s. in conflict negotiations between an employer and several trade unions.
  • Advising DEZA, a.s. 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. is highlighted for its 'outstanding skill' and experience in delivering day-to-day employment advice. The team is led by founding partner Andreas Ueltzhöffer and dual Czech and Slovak-qualified practitioner Lars KlettLucie Hladěnová advises domestic and international clients on contracts. The team is capable handling cross-border work across Eastern Europe and has a large German-speaking client base.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Ueltzhöffer; Lars Klett; Lucie Hladěnová


‘Fast and highly qualified’

‘Fast and outstanding skills’

Key clients

KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH

BMK Group

pentahotel Prague

Lindner Hotels Group

NH Hotel Prague

Neways Electronics

Swiss Embassy


Plaschka (member of Poppe + Potthoff group)

Motel One


Work highlights

  • Advised mdexx on several cases of cross-border posting of expert employees, including the posting of a Czech employee to China. The firm amended the employment agreements and workplace rules to comply with GDPR.
  • Advising KiK Textilien und Non-Food GmbH on disputes, in and out of court, with employees of all levels.
  • Advising BMK Group on all legal aspects of its activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 2011 and recently on changes in the management of the Czech entity and on potential measures to cope with the economic effects of COVID-19 on employers.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář advises both domestic and international clients on employment matters such as restructurings, terminations and remote working conditions. Led by Ivan Sagál, the team is made up of senior associate Daniela Opletalová, who has a decade of experience in employment-related corporate work, and Filip Hron, who is recommended for sensitive internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Daniela Opletalová; Filip Hron

Key clients

Pharmaceutical Research Associates CZ

HanesBrands Inc

Secret Escapes

Work highlights

  • Advising Pharmaceutical Research Associates CZ on corporate and employment matters, including the process of obtaining a license on employment mediation.

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners' employment practice sits within its compliance group and focuses on a wide range of labour law matters. The firm acts for domestic and international clients operating in sectors such as retail, investment and construction. Martin Kartner heads up the group, which handles disputes, GDPR work and immigration advice. Data protection matters are another driver of work. Senior associate Nikol Španvirtová excels in sensitive dismissals and corporate governance issues.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kartner

Other key lawyers:

Nikol Španvirtová


All the CERHA HEMPEL lawyers are very communicative and always ready to help. We also appreciate their in-depth knowledge of multiple areas of law.

Key clients

Elysian Capital LLP

Aon Corporation


BUGABOO International BV

History Park

TCHIBO Praha spol. s r.o.

Institute of Philosophy of Czech Academy of Science

Asociace výrobců a dodavatelů zdravotnických prostředků (Association of Manufacturers and Suppliers of Medical Devices)

Mikrobiologický ústav (Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

DHL Information Services (Europe)

Audemars Piguet SA

Xmarton s.r.o.

Soggiorno s.r.o.

Quickstep Anticorro s.r.o.

Novitim s.r.o.

Sociální služby města Pardubic

MEDIN, a.s.

ProSpon, spol. s r.o.

Office Depot s.r.o.

Institute of Microbiology of Czech Academy of Science

Work highlights

  • Provided various complex legal services to Elysian Capital LLP on the acquisition of part of the shares of Mergon, with respect to the Czech branch of Mergon.
  • Advised Aon Corporation on employment law matters connected with the sale of its human resources businesses to Spencer Stuart.
  • Provides legal services to BUGABOO, as well as overview of requirements of labour law in the Czech Republic.