Ms Sylvie Sobolova > Kocián Šolc Balaštík > Prague, Czech Republic > Lawyer Profile

Kocián Šolc Balaštík
110 00
Czech Republic
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Work Department

Public Procurement and State Aid
IP / IT Law




KSB Partner Sylvie Sobolová specializes in public procurement and state aid, intellectual and industrial property law, european community law, competition law, litigation and arbitration and securities and capital markets.

Examples of relevant experience include advising on the preparation and execution of tender procedures for a wide range of public, sectoral and subsidized contracting authorities, including tender procedures under the EU Financial Regulation, legal advice to bidders and extensive experience representing clients in proceedings involving tenders, competition and state aid. Recently, Sylvie represented a client in international investment arbitration against another EU Member State at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Among her clients are for example ŠKODA AUTO, ENERGO-PRO, European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency, Skanska, companies from the Agrofert group, Alpiq, Pražská plynárenská, RWE, České lupkové závody, OVAK, Vodovody a kanalizace Pardubice, Plzeňské městské dopravní podniky, RegioJet, companies of the ICOM group, Ministerstvo dopravy, Statutární město Plzeň, Penta Hospitals, Servier, Astellas Pharma or AstraZeneca.


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Sylvie graduated from the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University (1998 – Mgr., 1999 – JUDr.) with additional doctoral studies at the University of Economics (2004 – PhD.). She also studied at University of Oxford (1998-1999), Hague Academy of International Law (1997) and completed five-month educational stay at the Court of First Instance of European Communities in Luxembourg (2003).

Lawyer Rankings

Czech Republic > Intellectual property

The IP team at Kocián Šolc Balaštík, which is noted for its full-service offering, advises clients in the e-commerce, IT and life sciences sectors. It is particularly strong acting for pharmaceutical industry clients, offering expertise in clinical trial documentation, drug patent registration and litigation arising from patent and copyright infringements. Drahomír Tomašuk, Sylvie Sobolová and Hana Heroldová co-head the practice.

Czech Republic > EU and competition

Kocián Šolc Balaštík‘s team provides top-notch competition support on transactions in concert with the corporate law practice. Contentious matters are are another cornerstone of its work, with the group representing plaintiffs and defendants, in high-stakes cases. Elsewhere, other drivers of competition work include corporate compliance and dawn raid training. Pavel Dejl and Sylvie Sobolová co-head the team. Martin Vráb offers support on administrative proceedings, while Dagmar Dubecká advises on major transactions.

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution

Kocián Šolc Balaštík‘s team has expertise in banking, construction and transport litigation. Also notable is that the infrastructure practice is highly active, representing road and rail developers in construction disputes. Elsewhere, Jiří Horník‘s expertise comes to the fore in disputes related to aviation law, aviation safety and damage compensation matters. Sylvie Sobolová acts for clients in state aid and procurement matters. She co-heads the practice with Pavel Dejl, who is noted for his arbitration experience. In addition, Dejl acts for clients in merger and antitrust proceedings. Hana Heroldová is also recommended.