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Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s ‘responsive’ team is praised for its local and international expertise. It advised the liquidator of ERB bank on the large-scale collective dismissal of the bank’s employees. Senior associate Zuzana Ferianc heads the team and ‘easily translates legal content into practical situation management’. Martin Hrodek is also recommended.

Dvořák Hager & Partners is commended for its ‘immediate, clear and direct advice’, and advises clients such as ŠkoFIN, Mondi Group, SRTV and Doosan. Team head Tomáš Procházka is ‘one of the best experts in employment law in the Czech Republic’, ‘understands business needs’ and ‘makes things comprehensible to non-lawyers’. Veronika Odrobinová is ‘brilliant’.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. has ‘a great reputation’. It advised Cimpress on the potential establishment of a factory, and acted for IAC Group on employment issues relating to a worldwide restructuring project and the creation of a joint venture. Hypoteční banka, Centropol Energy and GE Power are also clients. Team head Jiří Sixta is recommended.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. providies ‘practical advice’ on domestic and cross-border issues, including advice on secondments. The team assisted AIS Automotive Interior Systems with issues including collective bargaining agreements. Loxxess is also a client. Arthur Braun heads the team.

Dentons provides ‘fantastic service’, is noted for its cross-border expertise and handles data protection mandates. It advised several companies from the Valeo Group on employment law issues, and represented Valeo Autoklimatizace in an alleged unfair dismissal case. It also acted for Valeo Vymeniky Tepla in administrative proceedings. Tomáš Bílek and the ‘pragmatic, straightforwardLadislav Smejkal jointly head the team.

Kinstellar’s team has ‘broad experience in dealing with sensitive issues’. The team advises various Faurecia Group companies on several matters, including employment termination and contentious matters. Kamil Blažek heads the team. Managing associates Petr Holub (‘proactive in approaching clients’ needs’) and Lenka Kušnier are other names to note. Martin Šeda recently left the firm for an in-house role.

Peterka & Partners’ team provides ‘quick responses’, and acts for domestic and international clients. It handled a range of matters for Atlas Copco Group, including employment disputes, and acted for Faerch Plast on several matters including health and safety issues. Adela Krbcova and Ondrej Dusek jointly head the team. Martin Murad is also recommended.

Weinhold Legal’s team handles a range of cross-border mandates. It benefits from its restructuring and insolvency expertise and regularly advises on related employment issues.

Milan Polák, Ondřej Havránek, attorney Eva Procházková and managing attorney Anna Bartůňková are the key contacts.

Balcar, Polanský & Spol provides ‘excellent service’ and regularly advises domestic and international clients on data protection, labour disputes and restructuring mandates. PSG CR, ÚJV Řež and Coty Česká republika are clients. Jaroslav Srb heads the team.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s ‘highly recommended’ team acts for domestic and international clients such as Astellas Pharma, Lidl Česká republika, Rockaway Travel and Národní divadlo. Václav Rovenský and Michal Kašpárek are recommended.

The ‘flexible’ team at Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář provides ‘swift responses’ and is especially experienced in the TMT sector. Kreditech, Moravia IT, Vendavo and SolarWinds are clients. Team head Hana Gawlasová provides ‘very clear and structured responses’ and ‘hands-on support’.

UEPA advokáti s.r.o.’s ‘practical’ department delivers ‘fast responses’ and is representing the Czech subsidiary of Kayser Berndorf in a workplace accident dispute. BMK Group and mdexx Magnetronic Devices are also clients. Lars Klett, Andreas Ueltzhöffer and senior counsel Lucie Hladěnová, who is ‘a tough negotiator and gets results’, are the names to note.

The ‘first-rate’ team at Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is strong on cross-border mandates, advising on employee recruitments and secondments, restructuring and organisational changes, terminations and disputes. Jan Procházka and managing associate Anna Szabová are recommended.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář predominately acts for international corporations with Czech operations. Uponor Oyj is a client. Senior associate Daniela Opletalová heads the team; Ivan Sagál is also recommended.

CHSH Kalis & Partners s.r.o. is engaged in a range of employment matters including disputes, hiring and disciplinary practices, collective bargaining and health and safety issues.

Jiří Salač heads the team.

PRK Partners provides ‘very professional service’, and communicates in ‘anunderstandable, user-friendly way’. The group advised Novartis on several matters, including intra-group transfers of employees. The ‘first-rate’ Jaroslav Škubal heads the team.

Vyskočil, Krošlák a partneři s.r.o., advokátní kancelář advised Prague Philharmonic Orchestra on several employment law issues such as collective bargaining. Eliška Barthelemy heads the team; the ‘excellentMichaela Fuchsová is also recommended.

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