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 > EU and competition

Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s extensive EU and competition practice operates across the IT, food and catering, retail, and agricultural sectors. The team routinely advises clients on significant merger proceedings on the Czech market, often in front of the Czech Competition Authority as well as domestic administrative courts. The group also offers guidance on state aid-related competition concerns and cases connected to the abuse of dominant market positions. Elsewhere, the firm is recognised for its experienced compliance training team, which entails coordinating dawn raid work. The department is co-led by Pavel Dejl, who frequently handles merger and antitrust proceedings before the European Commission, and Sylvie Sobolová, who primarily provides competition law advice in the pharmaceutical and automotive industries.

Czech Republic > Intellectual property

Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s intellectual property offering is reputed for its strengths in the IT and e-commerce sectors, and has demonstrated recent growth in the regulation of web platforms and non-personal data protection. The group guides clients through all IP issues, such as unfair competition, disputes relating to the unauthorised use of protected real estate projects, regulatory concerns, and software licensing agreements. The team is co-led by Sylvie Sobolová, who also covers competition and public procurement work, and Drahomír Tomašuk, who advises on TMT and M&A-related IP cases. Petra Mirovská is a key contact within the department and has extensive experience in litigation relating to trade secrets.

Czech Republic > Projects and energy

At Kocián Šolc Balaštík, the department’s scope of work includes the planning, development, and implementation of heat and power generation instalments, and the construction of power facilities. Additionally, the team offers advice on the development of renewable energy sources, public contracts, compliance concerns, and energy project financing. Recent highlights include assisting clients with the operation of new power plants, nuclear waste management, and distribution grids. The team is jointly led by Václav Rovenský, who specialises in energy construction projects and related regulatory concerns, and Tomáš Sequens, who handles the environmental elements of commercial transactions. Sylvie Sobolová is a notable member of the group and covers public procurement and state aid work.

Czech Republic > TMT

Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s TMT offering is broad ranging and assists clients from a broad range of sectors, including IT, satellite telecoms, finance, media, energy, and automotive. The firm handles software development work, cybersecurity and regulation matters, compliance concerns, and IT outsourcing. Additionally, the team has demonstrable experience in the set-up of e-commerce platforms, data protection matters, and transactional advice. The group is co-led by Drahomír Tomašuk and Sylvie Sobolová, who share a wealth of experience between them, particularly in IP, competition, and IT cases. Associate Jaroslav Zahradníček focuses on e-commerce and consumer protection law.

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution

Noted for its regular involvement in landmark cases, Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s dispute resolution offering specialises in the telecoms, pharmaceutical, chemistry, and media industries. Recognised for its strengths in international arbitration and EU law, the firm regularly appears before not only domestic courts of all levels, but also the European Court of Human Rights. The team operates under the joint leadership of Pavel Dejl, who specialises in insolvency and competition disputes, and Sylvie Sobolová, who handles claims relating to public procurement issues, administrative proceedings, and state aid cases.