The tax department at Allen & Overy is active across the corporate and financial sectors, advising on asset finance, joint ventures, reorganisations and indirect tax issues, as well as handling tax investigations and disputes. The team is able to leverage the strength of the firm's global network, which fields over 100 tax specialists, in order to offer cross-border advice. The team notably assisted with the first Czech Eurobond issuance under the new taxation regime, thus developing a new market standard. Associates Michal Dušek and Radek Novotný are the co-heads of the team.
Tax in Czech Republic
Allen & Overy
Michal Dušek; Radek Novotný
‘The team offers clients the background of an international law firm, which can provide support and advice across jurisdictions ensuring comprehensive legal advice in cases with a cross-border element. They provide highly specialised services, particularly in relation to securities and financial transactions.’
‘A particular mention should be made of Michal Dušek whose extensive professional experience enables him to understand the business side of the case and offer the best solution to the client.’
‘Highly experienced team particularly in the area of international tax and financial services. The promptness of response and helpfulness has been great.’
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
J.P. Morgan SE
Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG
Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE
J.P. Morgan SE
Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A.
Komerční banka, a.s
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
UniCredit Bank AG.
W.A.G payment solutions plc
- Advised Indorama Ventures on the tax aspects of its acquisition of 85% share capital of UCY Polymers.
- Advised J.P. Morgan on the tax aspects of the investment grade standalone English law-governed senior preferred MREL-eligible notes issuance by MONETA Money Bank.
- Advised W.A.G payment solutions on the tax aspects of its acquisition of 100% shareholding in WebEye Telematics from the founders and management.
Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
The tax department at Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is typically instructed by clients to advise on tax efficient M&A deals and restructurings. The client roster comprises international household names, including Mastercard, Sony Europe, and Tesla International. Associate Eliška Komínková leads the team with over 14 years of experience, and focuses largely on Czech and European regulations surrounding income tax and VAT.
‘I really like to work with them as I always receive comprehensive practical advice in a reasonable time. They always charge what we agreed on, they are transparent in billing.’
‘Eliška Komínková has not only great knowledge of tax law, but she also understands the business and tries to find a business solution which makes a big difference.’
‘Their response is always spot on from a legal perspective, and more importantly they understand the needs of clients.’
Astute, Inc. / Audax Private Equity
Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) / EP Infrastructure (EPIF)
Illinois Tool Works
KSM Investment / Kofola
Laird Technologies Inc.
Moulins de Kleinbettingen
Tesla International B.V.
- Advised EC Investments, PPF and Rockaway Capital on the tax law aspects of the acquisition of a 100% share in FAST Group.
- Advised Advent International Corporation on the tax law aspects of its sale of Laird Thermal Systems to Bregal Unternehmerkapital.
- Advised SODEXO, Société anonyme on the tax law aspects of the restructuring and subsequent sale of its subsidiary Sodexo – integrovaný facility management a zařízení školního stravování to Aramark.
The tax team at Kocián Šolc Balaštík works for a wide range of clients, from large multi-national corporations, to local SMEs, to high-net-worth individuals. Jan Černohouz, who specialises in VAT and corporate taxes, leads the team alongside Helena Navrátilová, whose broad practice spans the tax aspects of business transactions, international tax planning, corporation tax, personal income tax, and tax administration and proceedings.
Jan Černohouz; Helena Navrátilová
‘The tax advisors are very good and have a wide knowledge. They can help you in a very short time and their work is excellent.’
‘Excellent knowledge of clients, they know that theory is nice, but practice is something else.’
Rockaway Group of companies
Česká televize (Czech television)
SAVENCIA SERVICES EUROPE
Savencia Fromage & Dairy Czech Republic
LABORATOIRES URGO HEALTHCARE
The tax law department at Bríza & Trubac regularly undertakes tax investigations, representing clients before the administrative courts and defending clients in cases involving tax fraud. In terms of a tax fraud sub-specialism, the firm provides white-collar crime defence, representing clients in criminal proceedings. Ondřej Trubač, Tomas Hokr, and Patrik Koželuha are the leadership trio overseeing the work.
Ondřej Trubač; Tomáš Hokr; Patrik Koželuha
‘The combination of a good theoretical background and focus on the practical results.’
‘I particularly appreciate the practical approach of Ondřej Trubač. We also appreciate their willingness to stand up against public corporations and the national treasury on behalf of private clients.’
‘Ondřej Trubač represents what I call a complex lawyer. Next to his role as a partner and tax law advisor he also co-organises expert panels and conferences, writes legal commentaries and publications, provides speeches at conferences and lectures at the universities. He also drives forward reputable projects focused on law ethics.’
‘The team has a long-term focus; tax law advisory has been one of the key areas of the law firm since it has been established one decade ago. I do appreciate how the team works – all employees share one floor in the office building to secure intense interactions and strong cooperation. They are very flexible yet highly educated and determined.’
‘The team provides a great service.’
PKF Apogeo, s.r.o.
Coca-Cola HBC Česko a Slovensko, s.r.o.
European Agency for the Space Programme
European Labour Authority
- Representing PKF APOGEO in administrative court proceedings and tax proceedings.
The tax department at Clifford Chance acts on real estate investments, bond issuances, business transfers, large-scale tax reviews, and major group restructurings. The team frequently co-operates with other departments, including finance, corporate, real estate, and litigation. Notable clients of the team include Volkswagen, Bytedance and Gramexo. David Koláček is the head of the team, with 30 years of experience across M&A, joint ventures, and private equity transactions.
Other key lawyers:
‘They have a great reputation on the market and my experience has been always very positive, so we co-operate with them regularly.’
‘Petr Šebesta always provides us with professional and practical advice, he has an outstanding combination of tax and legal skills.’
Sev.en Energy Group
The Charnwood Company,s.r.o.
Česká spořitelna, a.s.
CPI Property Group
Bytedance (HK) Limited
- Advising CTP, a major industrial developer, on the redesign of its financing structure and related tax issues.
- Advising Volkswagen on a joint venture with automotive supplier Brose to establish a key global system supplier for vehicle seats and interior concepts.
- Advising CPI Property Group on the subscription by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management of new ordinary shares representing approximately 5.5% of CPIPG’s share capital for €300m.
The tax team at Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář provides specialised services focusing largely on administration and dispute resolution. The team has a successful track record acting on high-profile, precedent-setting cases. Jiřina Procházková leads the team, with extensive experience representing clients in audits and related administrative and judicial proceedings. Other key contacts include Jan Spáčil, and associates Alena Wagner Dugova, Martin Černý, and Jiří Kappel.
Other key lawyers:
Alena Wágner Dugová; Jiří Kappel; Jan Spáčil; Martin Černý
‘The firm has a very strong team providing high value-added services to clients. Due to its international position, the team is able to advise on cases involving multiple jurisdictions. The team members are highly specialised in the field of tax and are able to combine detailed knowledge of the legal system with in-depth knowledge of business aspects.’
‘Particular mention should be made of Jiřina Procházková, who has extensive experience in the field and emerges with professionalism and deep understanding of not only the legal regulations but also the commercial aspects of the cases she handles.’
‘Very professional service.’
‘Long-term partnership, good results.’
LE & CO – Ing. Jiří Lenc, s.r.o.
Bammer Trade a.s. (PPF Group)
Veolia Energie ČR, a.s.
IDEAL AUTOMOTIVE Bor, s.r.o.
CarTec Ostrava s.r.o.
ZF Automotive Czech s.r.o.
KempHoogstad is a boutique tax firm undertaking mainly transactional and compliance work, providing advice to both domestic and international clients. The team comprises tax advisors with long-term experience, headed up by Bohdana Pražská and Filip Dostál. Inbound and outbound investments, as well as local projects, are handled by the department.
Bohdana Pražská; Filip Dostál
‘Compact firm with a great practical approach to clients. Easy to work with.’
‘The practitioner’s level of knowledge is exceptional. Also, we appreciate the practical approach. Required work is delivered always on time.’
‘We really appreciate the good communication and efforts to solve problems patiently.’
‘KempHoogstad always provides excellent support in various transactions, they are very flexible in terms of timing and the cooperation is always smooth.’
‘Both Bohdana Pražská and Filip Dostál are great tax experts, they are both experienced professionals, with great commercial knowledge.’
‘Bohdana Pražská gives top business advice. Filip Dostál has excellent technical skills.’
‘The team has very good technical knowledge and is business oriented. They provide value for money and quick responses.’
‘Filip Dostál has perfect technical skills and is reliable. Bohdana Pražská is business-oriented and knows to set up priorities.’
Kinstellar Prague and Bratislava
Linklaters in Europe
Time Air, s.r.o.
Air Hadida, s.r.o.
Air JFA, s.r.o.
HSTN Holding s.r.o.
LOGEX Solution Center s.r.o.
ITR Service Ltd
JŠK Law firm
Y & T Luxury Property Prague Czech Republic and other group companies
UNIC DSI executive s.r.o.
European Musical Imports
ZSE Energia a.s.
Ferross Staalbow B.V. C.S.
Level.Works Solution Center s.r.o.
The tax litigation and advisory team at KPMG Legal, Czech Republic advises a roster of clients from various industries on Czech and cross-border M&A deals, tax efficient transaction structuring, international holding structures, and also acts in the gamut of lax litigation proceedings. Radek Halíček is the head of the team, with 20 years of experience advising large financial institutions and private equity investors. Petr Toman is another key figure in the team, specialising in tax litigation.
Other key lawyers:
‘There is very good cooperation, knowledge of people, and a professional approach.’
‘The team takes a human approach, has a strong knowledge of our business environment, and is flexible.’
Global Tungsten & Powers spol. s.r.o.
ADM Olomouc s.r.o
EP Energy Trading, a.s.
- Represented Global Tungsten & Powers in two parallel tax and court proceedings related to the input of VAT deductions.
- Represented ADM Olomouc in several parallel tax and court proceedings relating to carousel fraud.
- Represented EP Energy Trading in several parallel tax and court proceedings related to a claim of additional interest for the late payment of interest granted in a previous proceeding.
The tax team at PRK Partners specialises in transactional advice, and also provides detailed employment-related tax counselling, co-operating closely with the employment practice. The team has expertise in both domestic and cross-border transactions. Jan Bürger and Martin Švalbach are the joint heads of the team.
Jan Bürger; Martin Švalbach
‘The team is professional and efficient.’
‘Jan Bürger was very responsive, clear in his explanations and combines excellent legal expertise with pragmatism and business-oriented advice.’
RSJ Investments investiční společnost a.s.
SG Equipment Finance Czech Republic s.r.o.
AKCENTA CZ a.s.
PULS Investiční s.r.o.
- Advising SG Equipment Finance Czech Republic on tax issues relating to the financing of photovoltaic power plants located on the roofs of residential buildings.
- Advising AKCENTA on the structuring of its expansion into the German market.
- Advising PULS investiční on tax issues relating to the hiring of Ukrainian employees.
The tax team at Weinhold Legal provides relevant advice in the context of leading corporate, finance, and real estate transactions in the Czech Republic and across the CEE region. Daniel Weinhold leads the team, with experience in both domestic and international tax practices, and a particular focus on tax litigation.
The tax team at bnt attorneys-at-law advises on the gamut of relevant issues, assisting domestic and international clients with audit work and providing transactional support, as well as representing clients before tax authorities and courts. The team regularly consults on tax efficient reorganisations and transformations. Lenka Zachardová helms the team, focusing on company transformations, personal and corporate income tax, and accounting methods.
Interma Byty a.s.
German Pension Fund represented by Zeitgeist Asset Management
ČESKÁ EUV COMMERCIAL, ENGEL & VÖLKERS
Lky Logistic CZ
PROTIPOŽÁRNÍ BEZPEČNOSTNÍ SYSTÉMY
Sinit Kunstoffwerk Louny
Scholz Recycling GmbH & Co. KG
Dorotheum spol. s r. o.
The tax practice at Dentons advises predominantly international clients on tax matters with a nexus to the corporate, M&A, real estate, banking and finance, and restructuring fields. The team has experience in tax planning and structuring, and expertise in tax compliance matters, including the preparation and filing of tax returns, tax reports, and response to tax audits. Clients of the team come from a wide range of industries, including retail, energy, manufacturing, automotive, technology, chemicals, and financial services. Petr Kotab leads the team, focusing on international taxation, direct taxes, taxation of individuals and employee benefits.
Draslovka / BPD
Vestar / King´s Casino
The tax team at PETERKA & PARTNERS provides comprehensive day-to-day advice to a broad roster of clients, amd is also particularly skilled in tax litigation and cross-border work. Rostislav Frelich oversees the department.
‘The P&P team works across multiple CEE countries. This was one of the reasons why the company was selected, and we were not let down by the choice.’
‘They are competent, try to understand the client’s situation, are always available and looking for solutions. They are able to provide a complex and complete range of services, and besides this, just a great pleasure to deal with!’
‘They are competent and professional, with a great knowledge of their respective areas. Very pleasant to deal with.’
VEOLIA ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA
- Advising Atlas Copco on day-to-day tax issues.
- Advising VEOLIA ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA on day-to-day tax issues.
- Advising Atalian on day-to-day tax issues.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
The tax team at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal s.r.o. represents clients in cases concerning transfer pricing, defending the tax deductibility of expenses and tax exemptions. The team combines substantial tax experience with a strong contentious focus, often working on precedent-setting tax cases. Radek Buršík is the head of the team, with expertise in EU and international law.
Other key lawyers:
Radim Hanák; Lucie Fuksová
The tax department at ROWAN LEGAL provides advice to clients on tax and corporate structuring, as well as representing clients in VAT-related disputes. The client roster spans global corporates, private equity investors, innovative start-ups, and family-owned businesses. Vladimir Hejduk is the head of the team.
Other key lawyers:
Simona Mlýnek Štursová; Martin Šubrt
‘The team is staffed mainly by senior members and provides a bespoke client approach. We really appreciate their approach which is focused on results rather then endless reports with problems and “why not” findings.’
‘Martin Šubrt is the smart brain behind corporate and tax structures. Highly analytical with deep legal knowledge.’
‘Vladimir Hejduk has a strong legal background but more importantly, he is the by far the best tax advisor in the city. A true mastermind behind the most complex tax structures, which leads to excellent business solutions. Also an unbeatable negotiator and business advisor who is able to convince the counterpart to accept your tax and business solution!’
‘Simona Mlýnek Štursová is a good and responsive practitioner.’
Elcom Industry Partners
Central Europe Industry Partners
VYVA Plast s.r.o.
BlueStar Europe Distribution B.V
- Advised a start-up developing IT products on its tax structuring.
- Assessed the impact of a planned new digital tax on the activities of the Heureka Group.
- Advising HCP medipro on tax issues in connection with the intra-group reorganisation of companies purchasing and selling medical devices in the Czech Republic and Hong Kong.
The tax team at White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář advises clients on the gamut of tax matters in the Czech Republic and across Europe. The team works closely with other practices at the firm, particularly the M&A, banking, capital markets, and project finance teams. Jan Pařík is the head of the team, with experience in corporate domestic and cross-border taxation, as well as individual income taxation. Associate Milan Horák is another key figure in the team.
Other key lawyers:
CETIN (PPF Group)
KGAL Investment Management
- Advising KGAL Investment Management on its acquisition of Charles Square Center.
- Advised CETIN on complex tax issues arising out of its new €2bn Eurobond programme.
- Advised ČEZ Group on the tax aspects of the annual update of its €8bn EMTN programme.