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bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.
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Czech Republic > Employment Tier 2

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. handles a wide ambit of employment issues for clients ranging from domestic family businesses to multinational corporates. Its work covers employee transfers, contractual matters, dismissals and remote working, among other areas. Managing partner Arthur Braun, who leads the team, has over 25 years of experience in litigation and employment-related tax matters. Associate Lucie Kalašová is known for ‘providing an exceptional service’ with a particular specialism in the intersection between data protection and labour law.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Professionalism, understanding of client’s situation and accuracy of the advice.’

‘Lucie Kalasova – she has always provided us with very timely and accurate advice adequate to our company’s situation. She is always very professional, but friendly at the same time. At any time we were dealing with her, she provided exceptional service.’

Key clients

Aiomica

ALO Jewellery

Asahi Group

Austrian Airlines

Bookassist

Brunel

Cardinal Health

Dayton Progress

Deutsche Lufthansa

DTIHK

Europlasma

Gerresheimer

Hanns Glass

Hidrostal Bohemia s.r.o.

Hornbach

KRM Czech Republic

Loxxess

LSG Sky Chefs Czechia

M.A.S. Automation a.s.

OTIS

Primetals Technologies

Progroup Board AG

Randstad

SAG Services

Schenck Process

Suse Linux

Tenneco

Czech Republic > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Advising on a combination of construction and investment matters, bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.‘s team provides real estate advice to blue-chip companies, as well as Czech and regional investors and developers. It advises on the structuring of acquisitions and related financings, development projects and disputes. The co-heads of the practice are Jiří Bárta and Miroslav Dudek, who both support the team’s real estate M&A work. Also recommended are Gabriela Porupková and Pavlína Tejralová.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Bárta; Miroslav Dudek

Testimonials

‘The practice is unique due to the persons who are able to build up and maintain great relationships with their clients and business partners, always deliver a very high quality of work and very much on time, and on top, they think entrepreneurial and handle the legal work accordingly. During the pandemic, they were even more visible than before and sent relevant newsletters to clients and business partners which covered information on legal changes due to the pandemic and pointed out the “to-dos”. It is also good seeing female partners.’

We have been using bpv Braun Partners both for transactions and day-to-day advice for years. Currently, we are about to start another transaction and bpv Braun Partners will assist us again.’

‘We have been working with Miroslav Dudek, Gabriela Špak Porupková and Pavlína Tejralová. Miroslav is a very skilled and experienced lawyer, who knows exactly which issues he should focus on. Gabriela is a really smart real estate lawyer, very practical, pragmatic and experienced. Pavlína is a knowledgeable lawyer, always reliable, helpful and to the point.’

Key clients

Aventicum Real Estate

BVI Fund FROWILPEX

Conseq Realitní

ČEMOS

Embalador

Erste Group Immorent

Galerie Butovice

Generali Investments CEE / Generali Real Estate

Goldbeck Bau

Hornbach

IMMOFINANZ

J&T Real Estate

Mint rezidenční fond SICAV

Motel One

MVGM

OLREDO

P3 Logistic Parks

Patria investiční společnost

PATRIZIA

Petainer Czech Holdings

Pojišťovna Patricie

PDP Property Development Partners

RE Invest

RSBC Real Estate

VIG Fund

Czech Republic > Projects and energy Tier 3

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.'s projects team has longstanding experience in the energy industry, where it provides regulatory, transactional and contractual services to clients. It has a particular strength in the photovoltaic power sector, advising on both transactions and financing. The firm also handles contentious matters. Marc Müller, David Vosol and Pavel Vincík co-head the team. Associate Michal Fógel is known for his litigation expertise.

Practice head(s):

Marc Müller; David Vosol; Pavel Vincík

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Antaris Solar AG

Dobrá Energie

E.ON Česká republika

EP Energy Trading

Frowilpex

Greenbuddies

HERIMETRON

Kuwait Petroleum

Photovoltaic Power Plants

Tengelmann Energie

WEB Windenergie

Czech Republic > TMT Tier 3

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. advises its clients on product licensing, product outsourcing and software and hardware agreements. Data privacy and IP matters are another key area of focus, as is the firm's litigation and arbitration work. Pavel Vincík, who leads the team, advises on transactions and disputes. Arthur Braun and associate Lucie Kalašová are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Pavel Vincík

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Wikipedia

Mediaservis

SentiSquare

S24 SpA/Everli

Czech Republic > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. handles a variety of transactional matters for banks and other financial institutions, with its strengths including asset finance, project finance and lease transactions. David Vosol leads the team, which also has expertise in licences, contractual matters and business issues concerning securities brokers and other capital markets participants. Other key lawyers include managing partner Arthur Braun and Ivana Horáková.

Practice head(s):

David Vosol

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Strong negotiation skills.’

Key clients

IC Cash

Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG

ECO Finance Group

Key Bank

Raiffeisenbank a.s

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Known for acting on behalf of local and international clients in the financial, manufacturing and professional services sectors, bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. advises clients on transactions and governance matters. Led by Arthur Braun, it leverages its strong cross-border connections due to its membership to the bpv network. David Vosol is well regarded for his finance and restructuring work.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘All are responsive and react in a timely manner. If needed, urgent advice is offered as well.’

‘Arthur Braun: we have been working with Arthur on various matters for many years and are very happy with his advice.’

Key clients

RSBC Group

OTIS

Tenneco / Jones Day

SAG Services

American PE fund

Ingenico

Immofinanz

Stewart Title

Kappenberger + Braun GmbH & Co.KG

Zeus Packaging

Cardinal Health

SentiSquare

MVGM

8Wines

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 5

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.'s practice is particularly strong in contentious matters relating to sectors such as real estate, postal services and logistics. The firm's work in the energy and infrastructure sectors is also noteworthy, with it advising developers and plant operators alike. Pavel Vincík, who leads the team, has TMT expertise. Marc Müller, David Vosol and Martin Cír are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Pavel Vincík

Other key lawyers:

Marc MüllerDavid Vosol; Martin Cír; Ondrej Ponistiak

Testimonials

‘The bpv team is truely unique in their use of IT for mass litigation and their understanding of the business aspects of the litigation they are in, including our business in litigation finance. We work with them in many different cases, including cartel damages and they are able to deal with thousands of claims due to their highly advanced IT-thinking. Of course, they are in addition reliable and creative lawyers.’

‘Ondrej Ponistiak is a bright attorney who, together with David Vosol and Arthur Braun, serve as legal counterparts in many of the projects we are in, always willing to help and able to work in three or four languages.’

‘Marc Müller is a classic bulldog litigator with great fighting spirit which is also needed sometimes.’

Key clients

LitFin

Photovoltaic Power Plants

E.ON Distribuce

E.ON Group

EP Energy Trading

Ministry of Finance

Goldbeck Bau

Pražská energetika

Dobrá Energie

Deutsche Lufthansa / Austrian Airlines

Greenbuddies

Slovakia > Employment

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. specialises in cross-border employment advice, with particular expertise in Germany related matters. The firm handles restructurings and secondments, as well as trade union, data protection and contractual matters; it combines this experience with a strong tax practice. The team is co-led by Arthur Braun and Igor Augustinic.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun; Igor Augustinič

Key clients

Austrian Airlines

Containex

GPV

Hornbach

Interchange

JUST

Lind Mobler Slovakia

Lufthansa Group

Synventive

XPO Logistics

Slovakia > Real estate and construction

The integrated Czech and Slovak team at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. specialises in cross-border work, particularly  development, investment and construction matters. The practice assists clients with multi-purpose administrative, shopping and building projects, developments and reconstructions, across the core areas of project financing, loan structuring, leasing contracts and preparing related documents. Czech Republic-based Jiří Bárta co-heads the team with Igor Augustinič , who has experience of advising Slovak companies and the Slovak subsidiaries of Austrian, German and other international companies.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Bárta; Igor Augustinič

Other key lawyers:

Juray Gazda

Testimonials

‘Small team, solution focused, quick respons times, always practical results without great efforts, good language skills & translation.’

‘Igor Augustinic: Very smart, known him 15 years, very good “all round lawyer”, my contact person for all topics. Juray Gazda: Upcoming, always on the top, always prepared.’

Key clients

XXXLutz

WM Group

Hornbach Baumarkt Group

Hypo-Bank Burgenland

BAWAG P.S.K. Leasing

HYPO NOE Landesbank

MVGM

Containex

FIMA

Erste Group Bank

Slovakia > Banking, finance and capital markets

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z.‘s team has experience of a wide range of financing matters, including asset finance, project finance and lease transactions. It also has a particular specialism in regulatory issues. David Vosol co-heads the practice with Igor Augustinič and Arthur Braun.

Practice head(s):

David Vosol; Igor Augustinič; Arthur Braun

Testimonials

‘Igor Augustinic & his team: exceptionally responsive and efficient; strong focus on the issues; pragmatic and solution-oriented approach; memos provide in-depth analysis and clear results that can be used as a basis to act upon. Absolutely top level advice and service in every respect.’

Key clients

BAWAG Leasing

Hypo-Bank Burgenland

Interchange

Raiffeisen Niederösterreich-Wien

Raiffeisen-Landesbanken

Sun Contracting

The firm : bpv BRAUN PARTNERS was founded in 2006 by a team of experienced attorneys who worked together in the renowned international business law firm Haarmann Hemmelrath. bpv BRAUN PARTNERS has grown to the present team of around 60. In 2010 a branch office in Slovakia was opened.

bpv BRAUN PARTNERS’ reputation is based on its more than 38 Czech, Slovak, German lawyers and tax advisors, some of them regarded as the most respected professionals in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The firm advises its clients through all areas of their enterprise, and supports them in key international and domestic transactions, as well as in day to day work. The core competencies include corporate law, M&A, financing, real estate law, energy law, labour law, litigation and arbitration, EU and competition law.

Legal services are based on the highest standards of quality, the continuing education of team members, understanding of the local business environment and a tradition of international consulting. In addition to the deep knowledge of law, bpv’s attorneys provide absolute commitment to clients’ needs and an exceptional service orientation.

bpv BRAUN PARTNERS is a founding member of the bpv legal alliance, a close network of independent law firms with more than 140 professionals with the same background in major international law firms. It covers central and eastern Europe and works closely to provide cross-border legal advice from Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest, Prague and Vienna. The office in Brussels is instrumental in providing premium services on European and competition law.

Areas of practice
Banking and project financing: comprehensive loan documentation, loan facilitation, due diligence; representation in proceedings with state authorities, regulatory issues; establishment, acquisition and sale of banks; advice on contractual and business issues.

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions: establishing all forms of business entities and joint ventures; tenders, data-rooms, LBO structuring, post-acquisitions advice, financial assistance; advising both in international as well as local transactions; efficient and fast legal, tax due diligence by experience teams; cash-pooling and related questions on group structures; restructuring of companies, utilisation of synergy effects; performance and liability of statutory bodies; corporate criminal liability, corporate governance, compliance structures.

Data protection and GDPR implementation: outsourcing, full audit, procedural analysis and gap analysis of current setups, implementing and proposing measures, internal regulations and other documentation.

Dispute resolution and arbitration: representation at Czech, Slovak and European courts; successful track record with national and international arbitration courts, including investment treaty arbitration; acting for creditors in Czech, Slovak and German insolvency proceedings.

Employment law: employment contractual documentation, including for management; temporary work agencies, outsourcing, staff transfer and other business transfer issues; negotiation with trade unions, collective bargaining; representation in employment-related disputes; international secondment; anti-discrimination legislation; data protection issues, including preparation for GDPR.

Energy and renewable: comprehensive legal advice to all participants on the energy markets; regulatory issues; market access and international pipeline projects; renewable, alternative and combined energy sources; development, financing or acquisition of energy projects; representation in administrative and court proceedings.

Real estate and construction: legal and tax due diligence of real estate portfolio and SPVs; acquisition, financing, development contracts including real estate funds; comprehensive implementation of real property transactions; greenfield and brownfield projects; lease agreements, tenant-landlord relationships; contract relationships with suppliers of services.

The firm also provides full legal support in the following areas: Commercial law, competition and antitrust, corporate governance and compliance, family law, intellectual and industrial property, insolvency and restructuring, life sciences, mediation, public procurement, recovery of receivables, tax or TMT.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and project financing David Vosoldavid.vosol@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Commercial Pavel Vincíkpavel.vincik@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Commercial Jirí Bártajiri.barta@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Competition and regulatory (including life sciences) Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Compliance and corporate governance Marc Müllermarc.mueller@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Compliance and corporate governance Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Corporate and M&A Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Corporate and M&A David Vosoldavid.vosol@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Dispute resolution and arbitration Pavel Vincíkpavel.vincik@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Dispute resolution and arbitration Martin Círmartin.cir@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Employment and labour Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Employment and labour Lucie Kalašoválucie.kalasova@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Energy and renewable Marc Müllermarc.mueller@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Energy and renewable Pavel Vincíkpavel.vincik@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Intellectual property Arthur Braunarthur.braun@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Privacy and GDPR Jirí Bártajiri.barta@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Privacy and GDPR Lucie Kalašoválucie.kalasova@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Public procurement Marc Müllermarc.mueller@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Real estate and contruction Jirí Bártajiri.barta@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Real estate and contruction Gabriela Špak Porupkovágabriela.porupkova@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Real estate and contruction Miroslav Dudekmiroslav.dudek@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
Tax Vítezslav Wajtrvitezslav.wajtr@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
TMT Pavel Vincíkpavel.vincik@bpv-bp.com(+420) 224 490 000
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Jiri Barta, LL.M. photoMgr Jiri Barta, LL.M.Partner, attorney at law (CZ: Advokat)Specialized in: Real Estate, Construction law, Litigation…
Arthur Braun, M.A. photoMr Arthur Braun, M.A.Managing Partner, Attorney at law (CZ: Advokat) Specialized in: Mergers & Acquisitions,…
Miroslav Dudek photoMr Miroslav DudekPartner, attorney at law (CZ: Advokat) Specialized in: Real Estate Law, Construction Law,…
Marc Müller, M.B.A. photoMr Marc Müller, M.B.A.Partner, attorney at law (CZ: Advokat) Specialized in: Energy Law, Compliance &…
Mgr. Bc. Pavel Vincik photoMr Mgr. Bc. Pavel VincikPartner, attorney at law (CZ: Advokat) Specialized in: Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate…
Mgr. David Vosol, MBA photoMr Mgr. David Vosol, MBAPartner, attorney at law (CZ: Advokat) Specialized in: Mergers & Acquisitions, Insolvency…
Gabriela Špak Porupková photoMgr Gabriela Špak PorupkováPartner, attorney at law (CZ: Advokat) Specialized in: Real Estate Law, Construction…
Number of lawyers : 38
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Other offices : Bratislava

CLIENT: Biljana Lazović, Founder & Managaing director
COMPANY/FIRM: DreamHouse
TESTIMONIAL: Educated, fast thinking, professional, cultivated, with strong intuition and high level of understanding of human nature and behaviour. On the top of everything it is a team with a big heart. bpv and their team, especially Mr. Müller and Mrs. Gabriela Jirakova have my full trust. They make me feel safe.


CLIENT: JUDr. Marie Brejchová, LL.M., Head of Legal Department
COMPANY/FIRM: Pražská energetika, a.s.
TESTIMONIAL: We have known the law firm and its lawyers for a long time. The company, including its later reinforcements, have convinced us of the human and professional qualities of the entire team.


CLIENT: Joachim Schultz, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: PDP Property Development Partners
TESTIMONIAL: Doing real estate developments in the country for more than 20 years, I have relied on Arthur Braun and his team for almost all of my transactions. Their willingness to help and understanding of our needs was always at the highest level. And languages are a big plus with this firm.


CLIENT: Mgr. Petr Suchan, MBA, General manager
COMPANY/FIRM: EUROPLASMA s.r.o.
TESTIMONIAL: We have been working with bpv Braun Partners for 10 years and are very happy with the quality of their legal services. The cooperation is running so, that we find them like a part of our team.


CLIENT: Ing. Miroslava Ferfecká, Relationship Manager, Real Estate and Structure Finance
COMPANY/FIRM: Raiffeisenbank a.s.
TESTIMONIAL: Testimonial about the legal firm bpv Braun Partners, in particular to the team managed by Mr. David Vosol, MBA: Mr. Vosol and his team, namely Mr. Pavel Vintr, Ms. Zuzana Štěpánková and other, are all very experienced and really easy people to deal with. Their advice to date has been practical, safe and commercial too. They are highly knowledgeable, practical, extremely responsive and transparent. Response/turn-around times are great too. bpv Braun Partners has been white-listed legal firm by Raiffeisenbank for many years. We have been cooperating very actively in many different projects. Highly recommended.


CLIENT: Josef Trnka, Chairman of the Board
COMPANY/FIRM: BRODE Capital SICAV-SIF (S. C. A.)
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with the team of Mr. Vosol of bpv BRAUN PARTNERS on multiple transactions and various legal cases for a long time and appreciated the high degree of experience, reliability, and fast reactions. The team members have always been professional, well prepared and effective.


CLIENT: Ing. Michael Ondraschek, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Machinery Equipment Technology Group, s.r.o., ASTOS a.s.
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with Arthur Braun for over two decades, with David Vosol 15 years both as CEO of large companies as well as later with my investments into my own companies (overall about 400 employees). I can only thank for their absolute commitment to my matters, be it transactions or daily matters.


CLIENT: Executive Director
COMPANY/FIRM: a non-governmental organization
TESTIMONIAL: bpv BRAUN PARTNERS are skilful lawyers. They are always shaping strategy as well as execution to maximise our interests. We are extremely satisfied with their services.