Hall Of Fame

Tax in Czech Republic

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman’s extensive tax practice counts transactional tax advice, corporate deals, tax disputes, and complex restructurings within its scope of expertise. The firm regularly handles high-profile and high-value tax work, primarily within the financial and corporate sectors. Benefitting from the collective strengths of its tax departments across offices globally, the group frequently undertakes cross-border work. The team routinely advises corporate entities, multinational groups, Czech corporations, and financial institutions. Michal Dušek oversees the offering and is experienced in indirect tax matters, with a particular focus on VAT, in addition to the tax elements of M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Michal Dušek

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia


Komercni banka

BNP Paribas


Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan Securities

MONETA Money Bank


Itaú Unibanco S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised UniCredit Bank Czech on the implementation of the bondholders’ tax certification procedures in the context of its bearer-form MCBs.
  • Advised selected major Czech banks on the legality of Czech bank windfall tax.
  • Advised Sony DADC on its decision to initiate a court dispute with the Czech tax authorities and provided ongoing tax advice throughout the litigation.

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s tax department is frequently engaged by clients from the tech, financial services, pharmaceuticals, and telecoms sectors. Well-placed to undertake domestic and international transactions, the firm advises on VAT and indirect taxes, M&A-related tax concerns, and all other tax proceedings. Elsewhere, the group assists clients with employee compensation and stock option plans. The practice is spearheaded by Eliška Komínková, who specialises in Czech and European regulations relating to corporate income tax, and the global tax aspects of restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Eliška Komínková


‘Consistency is the key, mainly in long term.’

‘You may see (as is the natural course of profession) that certain wear and tear may appear with respect to energy, commitment and new ideas. This is not the case for the Baker McKenzie tax department, which is rare.’

‘Eliška Komínková is the highlight. She does a good job in keeping “her” standard within the team. Despite being very professional, she keeps that “human touch” and level of understanding for non-tax people and their rather simple questions.’

Key clients

Astute, Inc. / Audax Private Equity

Baxter Group

Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) / EP Infrastructure (EPIF)

Illinois Tool Works

KSM Investment / Kofola

Laird Technologies Inc.


Moulins de Kleinbettingen

Sony Europe

Jones Lang LaSalle

Work highlights

  • Advised Johnson & Johnson on tax aspects of a spin-off of consumer health business from Johnson & Johnson, s.r.o. into a new structure and assisting the client on post demerger issues.
  • Advised the liquidator and insolvency trustee of Sberbank CZ, JUDr. Jiřina Lužová, on certain tax aspects relating to the sale of Sberbank CZ’s CZK41bn loan portfolio to Česká spořitelna.
  • Advising Jones Lang LaSalle on tax aspects of divestment of its existing businesses in the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia to iO Partners.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

Kocián Šolc Balaštík is recognised for handling a wide range of matters, including the taxation of intangibles and the personal income tax of residents and foreign nationals. With expertise in advising on cross-border tax elements of business restructurings and international holding structures, the firm also assists clients with private equity and pension fund investments. Elsewhere, the group advises on tax-related litigation and VAT claims in relation to TV and radio fees. The practice is co-led by Jan Černohouz, who specialises in corporate tax, and Helena Navrátilová, who is often instructed by international tax proceedings to cover tax administration and proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Jan Černohouz; Helena Navrátilová


‘The team is knowledgeable and adopts a pro-client approach when it comes to availability.’

‘They understand our business well, respond quickly and communicate well.’

‘KSB has the tradition of being based on conservative values, but yet being able to accommodate towards modern environment and new technology fields.’

‘Jan Černohouz is extremely approachable and has vast experience in tax matters. He is a pleasure to communicate with and he communicates complex matters clearly.’

‘Jan Černohouz is approachable, has attention to detail, and articulates complex matters clearly.’

Key clients

Rockaway Group of companies

Avast Software

Ronaldsay BV

Česká televize (Czech television)

IHI Towers

YIT Stavo

Mattoni 1873




REMA Group

Blue Peak

FCA Bank




Silkes Winekeller

SFG Holding

Bríza & Trubac

Bríza & Trubac’s tax practice is frequently instructed by local and international corporations, in addition to high-net-worth individuals, consultancies, and European Union agencies. The team is reputed for its strengths in tax investigations, and often represents clients in high-value tax disputes before the administrative courts. Additionally, the group advises on subsidy cases, VAT fraud, and criminal tax crime proceedings. The department is collectively led by tax litigation expert Ondřej Trubač, Tomáš Hokr, who handles corporate and income tax, and Patrik Koželuha, who specialises in tax fraud prevention.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Trubač; Tomáš Hokr; Patrik Koželuha

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Munzar


‘The team deals with legal issues very professionally while maintaining a friendly attitude with clients.’

‘Ondřej Trubač specialises in financial law and procedure. Unlike most competitors, he does not hesitate to take cases against public authorities and tax authorities in particular.’

Key clients

PKF APOGEO, s.r.o.

European Agency for the Space Programme

European Labour Authority


Metrostav a.s.

Work highlights

  • Cooperating with PKF APOGEO, s.r.o. by providing legal counselling to its client in administrative court and tax proceedings.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance regularly advises on bond issuances, business transfers, large-scale group restructurings, and real estate investment and disposals. The offering is led by expert David Koláček, who demonstrates know-how in joint ventures, private equity transactions, and the tax elements of M&A deals. Also notable within the practice is Petr Šebesta, who handles tax litigation and the tax aspects of debt and equity financing.

Practice head(s):

David Koláček

Other key lawyers:

Petr Šebesta

Key clients

Sev.en Energy Group

Volkswagen AG

International group engaged primarily in coal, oil and gas business

TCCM s.r.o.

The Charnwood Company, s.r.o.



Česká spořitelna, a.s.

CPI Property Group

Bytedance (HK) Limited



Work highlights

  • Advised Arçelik on the tax aspects of transaction documentation connected to a joint venture between the client’s subsidiary, Ardutch, and Whirlpool EMEA Holding.
  • Conducted tax due diligence of a target company, Woltair, in a EUR16.3m Series A funding from ArcTern Ventures Fund.
  • Advised Oriens on tax structuring and post-closing steps connected to the acquisition of PRAMEN.

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelár

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s tax department is well-equipped to advise on complex tax advisory projects, the prevention of tax fraud, and tax compliance programmes. Noted for its prowess in tax litigation, the firm has successfully represented clients in cases before the administrative tax courts. Elsewhere, the group handles procedural tax concerns, tax audits, and tax concerns in transactional work. Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the team frequently coordinates with its finance, accounting, and corporate departments. The practice is led by Jiřina Procházková, who specialises in state aid regulation and VAT fraud matters. Alena Wagner Dugová and Martin Černý are key practitioners within the firm and often assist clients with tax administration considerations.

Practice head(s):

Jiřina Procházková

Other key lawyers:

Alena Wagner Dugova; Martin Černý


‘They are absolute professionals with good results. Great communication skills.’

‘I am happy that we have been cooperating with Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář for many years. Over the years, lawyers from the team have helped us with a lot of legal issues relating to the area of tax law. Moreover, they are real professionals who provide legal services in number of legal fields, and they are still able to be experts in all of them.’

‘We have cooperated with Jiřina Procházková many times and she is always professional. Jirina is not only appreciated as an expert in the branch of tax law, but also because she is focused on client’s success.’

‘They were proactive in providing updates, promptly responding to our inquiries, and addressing any concerns we had.’

Key clients

LE & CO – Ing. Jiří Lenc, s.r.o.

Jansen-Cilag s.r.o.

Bammer Trade a.s. (PPF Group)

Fosfa a.s.

ROBEX DK, s.r.o.

CarTec Ostrava s.r.o.

Jarošovský pivovar a.s.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented CarTec Ostrava s.r.o. in two cases regarding the compensation interest on withheld VAT deduction valued at EUR1.6m.
  • Assisting Bammer Trade a.s. in tax and judicial proceedings concerning one of the major grants provided in the transportation sector.
  • Successfully represented Jarošovský pivovar a.s. in a dispute concerning excise duty on beer.


Boutique tax firm KempHoogstad serves an extensive range of both local and international clients, which includes high-net-worth individuals and global corporations. The firm primarily focuses on transactional tax work and associated compliance services, and has also demonstrated know-how in inbound and outbound investments. The firm regularly advises on customs, VAT, and excise tax. The group is co-led by Bohdana Pražská, who specialises in direct and indirect tax, as well as international taxation, and Filip Dostál, who covers tax compliance concerns.

Practice head(s):

Bohdana Pražská; Filip Dostál

Other key lawyers:

Veronika Reková


‘It is very easy to cooperate with them. We use them when we need tax advice for our clients. They always have a quick answer and practical approach.’

‘We work with Filip Dostál and Bohdana Pražská. They both have a very practical approach, which is very appreciated by our clients.’

‘Very good communication.’

‘Smaller team specialising in tax structuring and transactions. They are always on our radar when specialised tax advice is needed.’

‘I appreciate Filip Dostál’s availability, strong expertise and approach. It is a pleasure to work with him.’ 

‘Excellent boutique tax practice with enormous wealth of experience in transactional and regulatory tax fields. Strong commercial advice.’

‘Bohdana Pražská is a seasoned lawyer with lots of experience in corporate and real estate transactions.’

‘This is a boutique firm which provides services of magic circle firm. The team is not only great in terms of reachability and flexibility but definitely also in terms of knowledge and experience. The advice is focused, tailored to the client’s needs, and flexible. They service local as well as international clients and wealthy private individuals.’

Key clients

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.

Davcor Group

European Musical Imports

ZSE Energia a.s.

Wealthy individuals




Ferross Staalbow B.V. C.S.

Level.Works Solution Center s.r.o.

GA Pet Food Partners Czech Republic


Komori International



Work highlights

  • Advised Baltic Asset Management on the acquisition of real estate hotel SPV in the Czech Republic, including advising on financing and the operations structure.
  • Advised Time Air in relation to Covid and post-Covid effects on the industry, the impact of the Ukraine situation, and the fluctuation in the fleet of operated aircraft.
  • Advised Barclays Bank on the Base Prospectus for the security notes issuance.

KPMG Legal, Czech Republic

KPMG Legal, Czech Republic’s tax team undertakes both contentious and advisory work, and frequently liaises with the firm’s audit department. The group routinely assists clients with tax litigation, inspections and disputes, in addition to the cross-border tax elements of M&A deals and international holding structures. Managing partner Radek Halíček leads the offering and primarily advises private equity investors clients from the financial services sector. Elsewhere, Petr Toman handles tax planning and VAT matters, whilst Jana Fuksová specialises in tax consultancy services for clients in the banking and insurance fields.

Practice head(s):

Radek Halíček

Other key lawyers:

Petr Toman; Jana Fuksová


‘Jana Fuksová always comes with suggestions and explains clearly next steps. She follows up with related court decisions and applies them to our case as soon as the decisions are published. Our cases have always been managed effectively.’

‘I appreciate the professional and effective approach of KPMG Legal CZ.’

‘A human but professional approach.’

Key clients

ZDR Retail Litoměřice s.r.o.

ADM Olomouc s.r.o.

ESAB CZ, s.r.o., člen koncernu

Work highlights

  • Assisting ZDR Retail Litoměřice s.r.o. and other companies from the CPI Group in defending the tax deductibility of interest expenses arising from the issuance of bonds within several concurrent tax and judicial proceedings.
  • Representing ADM Olomouc s.r.o. in several parallel tax and court proceedings concerning the widely publicised topic of carousel fraud.
  • Representing ESAB CZ, s.r.o. in a court proceeding focused on transfer pricing.

PRK Partners

PRK Partners’ tax practice is recognised for its specialisation in transactional tax advice, and frequently coordinates with its employment law department to handle social security issues. The department is co-led by Jan Bürger, who focuses on the taxation of individuals and employment-related tax concerns, and Martin Švalbach, who covers investment funds, corporate tax, and international tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Jan Bürger; Martin Švalbach

Key clients

RSJ Investments investiční společnost a.s.


Allimand SA

Work highlights

  • Advised on the legal and tax implications of investments and divestments into various projects by the client, including those related to an investment fund with a variable base capital.
  • Advised a US-based personalised healthcare company on the taxation of equity incentive plan benefits that may be granted to Czech employees and contractors of local subsidiaries.

Weinhold Legal

Weinhold Legal’s tax offering operates primarily in the Czech and Slovak markets, and regularly handles both local and cross-border tax cases. The firm advises on issues which involve tax, corporate, and accounting matters. Daniel Weinhold spearheads the group and specialises in tax disputes, litigation, and arbitration, with a particular focus on tax matters in the Czech media.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Weinhold

bnt attorneys-at-law

The scope of work at bnt attorneys-at-law is broad and includes tax audits, VAT, private individual tax, real property taxes, payroll, and transactional support. The group frequently collaborates with the firm's real estate, corporate, and M&A departments to deliver an interdisciplinary service to its clients. The practice is led by Lenka Zachardová, who demonstrates expertise in personal and corporate income tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Lenka Zachardová


‘We more than welcome the individualised client-oriented approach. Regardless of the size of company, every client of bnt is treated with the equal importance and attention. And last but not least, as we cooperate on legal and tax issues with high confidential or protected data value, we also admire the very high credibility of the whole bnt team.’

‘I would like to mention Lenka Zachardová. Her strength is the excellent ability to find an optimal tax solution for any issue. She knows how to solve problems comprehensively, and she proposes tailor-made solutions. She is also a warm person with a human touch, and is a professional team leader who takes great care of her clients.’

Key clients



DOROTHEUM spol. s r. o.



GRINITY (Arcadis)


Interma Byty a.s.




RSJ Investments



Trigema a.s.


Dentons’ tax department benefits from a local and international client base, and serves corporations and individuals from the retail, energy, tech, and financial services sectors. The firm is skilled at handling cases relating to tax planning, compliance concerns, tax reports, and tax structuring of M&A deals. Elsewhere, the group has demonstrable experience in representing clients in tax disputes before the national administrative courts, including the Supreme Administrative Court. Petr Kotáb guides the team and focuses on international tax, the tax treatment of employee benefits, and tax planning of cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Petr Kotáb

Key clients

Vestar / King´s Casino

BNB Paribas

BPD / Draslovka


Active across numerous sectors, the tax group at PETERKA & PARTNERS routinely assists clients with tax litigation, VAT advice on cross-border deals, the tax aspects of corporate treasury, transfer pricing, and tax structuring strategies for M&A transactions. Rostislav Frelich leads the offering and primarily handles corporate and personal income tax, in addition to customs duties, international tax, and excise taxes.

Practice head(s):

Rostislav Frelich


‘We have had a great cooperation with flexible services, professional and reliable contacts, and good results in services provided.’

‘Our main contact has been helpful and has shown a great understanding for the challenges a foreign parent company faces when entering a new country with unknown laws and regulations. We have very much appreciated the professionalism in all meetings and conversations.’

Key clients

Atlas Copco



Suprajit Hungary


Nissens Cooling Solutions


Work highlights

  • Assisted with the set-up of executive directors of Czech and Slovak entities of the Nissens group.
  • Assisted Atlas Copco with an assessment of the tax impacts of the intragroup reorganization.
  • Assisting VetFamily with entering the Czech and Slovak markets from tax and legal point of view.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Leveraging its global network of offices, PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s tax practice advises domestic and international clients alike. With a demonstrable focus on tax disputes, recent work highlights include handling cases relating to VAT deductions, tax fraud, and transfer pricing. Petr J. Syrovátka heads the team and is ably supported by Radim Hanák and Lucie Fuksová, who covers procedural tax law.

Practice head(s):

Petr J. Syrovátka

Other key lawyers:

Radim Hanák; Lucie Fuksová


‘PwC Legal’s tax litigation team delivers consistent, high-quality work in its area of expertise. They work closely with their colleagues in PwC’s specialised tax teams, discussing the arguments with them and adding to the quality of their service. They are honest in their assessment of the progress of the case. We appreciate their work enthusiasm and willingness to support our business in all areas of tax and legal topics.’

‘The members of the PwC Legal TCDR team are lawyers of the highest quality – they deliver good quality work on time. They are also very communicative and open. Radim Hanák and Lucie Fuksová, both superb senior lawyers, are a pleasure to work with. Radim has a deep knowledge of tax and procedural law, and Lucie has good reasoning and logical skills.’


ROWAN LEGAL’s tax team is instructed by an array of clients, including private equity investors and start-ups, often from the telecoms, energy, IT, and transportation sectors. The firm handles the tax structuring of transactions, in addition to tax litigation, and has represented clients before the Czech Republic Supreme Court, in disputes concerning VAT and income tax. Vladimír Hejduk heads the group and focuses on tax compliance matters. At the associate level, Simona Mlýnek Štursová covers consultancy work in connection with property and personal income tax.

Practice head(s):

Vladimír Hejduk

Other key lawyers:

Simona Mlýnek Štursová


‘A full-fledged team which is well-placed to handle all tax matters from simple accounting to cross-border and high complex M&A tax structuring.’

‘Working with Vladimír Hejduk has been an absolute pleasure. Vladimir’s intelligence is simply unparalleled, and his ability to grasp complex tax issues with ease is truly remarkable. His sharp mind and exceptional analytical skills enable him to unravel intricate tax matters and provide creative solutions that go beyond the conventional approaches.’

‘One of Vladimír Hejduk’s standout qualities is his prowess as a negotiator. His excellent negotiation skills have played a pivotal role in achieving favourable outcomes for our organization. Vladimir possesses an innate understanding of the dynamics of negotiation and has a knack for finding common ground while still protecting our interests.’

‘Vladimír Hejduk’s ability to navigate complex tax negotiations with finesse and assertiveness is truly commendable. Vladimir approaches negotiations with a strategic mindset, always seeking win-win solutions that foster long-term partnerships and maintain a positive working relationship with all parties involved.’

Key clients

Adentech s.r.o

AMiT Holding s.r.o.

AURES Holdings a.s.

BlueStar Europe Distribution B.V.


Central Europe Industry Partners II SCSp

Driverama Holdings

ELCOM a.s.

GORDIC s.r.o.


KOSYKA s.r.o.

Oriens fund

Rockaway Capital SE

Severočeská Vodárenská Společnost a.s.


VYVA Plast s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Assisted a Luxembourg investment fund by establishing an optimal tax structure, ensuring proper alignment of relationships between investors, the fund, and fund managers.
  • Advised the client in relation to the processing and implementation of a demerger project, as well as the subsequent sale of the separated assets to a real estate investment fund.
  • Assisted the client with a tax due diligence review of the AMiT Group.

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

The group at White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář attracts a broad spread of clients from the corporate and insurance sectors. The firm advises on the implementation and tax planning of family offices for high-net-worth individuals, and also covers the tax elements of infrastructure projects and tax litigation. Jan Pařík oversees the offering, and covers both local and cross-border tax matters, and has strength in tax concerns related to reorganisations. Milan Horák is a key contact within the department and handles VAT, income tax, and tax audits.

Practice head(s):

Jan Pařík

Other key lawyers:

Milan Horák

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

CETIN Group (PPF Group)

EPH Group

ČEZ Group

Johnson Controls

Anchorage Capital Group


Lockheed Martin

CBRE Investment Management

CEVRO Institut

Post Bellum

Work highlights

  • Advised The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of Tescan Orsay Holdings, and its acquisition of Meopta Optika.
  • Advised CETIN on complex tax issues related to the update of its EUR2bn Eurobond programme.
  • Acting as counsel to Dr. Jiřina Lužová, a court appointed liquidation administrator of Sberbank CZ, and provided advice on the VAT regime of a transfer of bank assets.