Firm Profile > Kinstellar > Prague, Czech Republic

Kinstellar
PALÁC MYSLBEK
NA PRIKOPE 19
117 19 PRAHA 1
Czech Republic

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Kinstellar is highlighted for its 'pragmatic, practical and very responsive approach' and is singled out for its handling of big-ticket international and domestic corporate transactions. Led by Lukáš Ševčík, the team is skilled in advising leading companies on acquisitions and sales, often bringing together a pan-regional team from Bratislava and Budapest. The 'proactive, diplomatic, hardworking and business-orientedJan Juroška handles high-value transactions and regularly acts for private equity clients. Kamil Blažek is the name to note for deals with an energy focus and counsel Karla Rundtová is also recommended.

Testimonials

Jan Juroska is a proactive, diplomatic, hardworking and business-oriented partner who was always available to assist us with our matters.’

Jan Juroska and his team are very effective, with broad experience in M&A deals. They are always ready to provide not only legal advice but also some business-oriented thoughts. They deliver on time what they promise in very high quality, subsequently follow-up and co-ordinate cross-border and more complicated transactions well.

Karla Rundtová is always available, can recognise the urgency of a matter and is fully briefed.

Key clients

NN Group

Shawmut Corporation

Inteva Products LLC

One Equity Partners Europe

Genesis Capital

Mornington Capital

Carvago

E.ON

INX International

Nexen Tire Corporation

Canal+ (Vivendi Group)

Home Credit

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Noted for its 'absolute professionalism', Kinstellar has strength in dispute resolution matters ranging from white-collar crime to insolvency litigation. The team is instructed by a diverse range of clients, including large public bodies and international corporates. Practice head Zdeněk Kučera handles international arbitration and also specialises in settlement negotiations, while managing partner Lukáš Ševčík brings M&A expertise to complex shareholder disputes and Zuzana Valoušková specialises in acting for pharmaceutical clients. Petra Ledvinková joined the team from Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář, bringing more than 15 years of experience in IP-related litigation.

Testimonials

Zdeněk Kučera is very responsive and always looking for out-of-the-box solutions.

Key clients

E-Invest, a.s.

Ingersoll Rand

PKP Cargo S.A.

BE Group AB

Ackee

OTK Group

Moneta Money Bank

Projects and energy Tier 1

Kinstellar has 'excellent expertise' in the projects and energy area, handling a wide range of big-ticket energy mandates led by standout individual Kamil Blažek. The team frequently advises on high-value infrastructure and development projects. The multi-disciplinary team includes competition head Tomáš Čihula and of counsel Karla Rundtová, who focuses on M&A. The team has expertise in real estate and construction matters, and associate Michal Forýtek has a strong energy background.

Testimonials

Kinstellar’s projects and PPP team has excellent expertise and does a tremendous job. They are very hardworking with a strong hands-on mentality.’

Key clients

Net4Gas

ČEPS

Goldman Sachs International

E.ON

ČEZ

Ezpada Commodities

MET Holding

Veolia Česká republika, as

DXT Commodities

BMW AG

Allianz Capital Partners

Projects and PPP Tier 1

The projects and PPP team at Kinstellar is led by Kamil Blažek, who is highlighted for his 'effective and pragmatic' leadership and handles significant energy matters in the infrastructure sector. The team advises on large cross-border matters, and advises corporations and state institutions on public procurement. Of counsel Karla Rundtová is noted for her advice to energy sector clients on major acquisitions, Michal Forýtek focuses on the state aid aspects and Jan Lehký brings his litigation experience to energy law matters.

Testimonials

Kinstellar’s projects and PPP team has excellent expertise and does a tremendous job. They are very hardworking with a strong hands-on mentality. The team is professional and a pleasure to work with. They are always keen on implementing creative solutions if necessary.

Kamil Blasek is very friendly, calm and supportive. His efficient and pragmatic approach fits well with ours.

Key clients

Net4Gas

Nexen Tire Corporation

Vězeňská služba České republiky (Czech Prison Administration)

ČEPS (Czech national electricity grid operator)

Veolia Česká republika, as

E.ON

ČEZ

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Kinstellar stands out in the market for handling high-value real estate mandates and for the 'exceptional leadership' of Klára Štepánková. The team has a full-service practice with a focus on cross-border transactions, particularly advising South Korean investors, and project financing. Kamil Blažek, who leads the infrastructure and projects team, is recommended for his expertise in real estate transactions and specialism in energy matters. The team also includes senior associate Rudolf Schichor, who handles all aspects of real estate law, with an emphasis on asset acquisitions, and Jan Juroška, who advises on corporate transactions in the real estate sector.

Key clients

BMO Real Estate

CBRE Global Investors

Mornington Capital

Landesbank Hessen – Thüringen (Helaba)

Zhejiang Huajie Investment Development Co., Ltd

Amundi Asset Management

Accolade Group

M7 Real Estate Ltd.

EP Properties

Ceskomoravska nemovitostni

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Kinstellar's banking team handles high-value domestic and international transactions for financial institutions and is particularly noted for its expertise in real estate finance. Co-led by Martina Březinová and Květoslav Krejčí, the practice group has English law capabilities and often handles complex, cross-border matters, as well as advising on internal investigations and compliance. Managing partner Lukáš Ševčík and Leo Javorek are also key members of the team, and Klára Štepánková provides real estate expertise.

Testimonials

‘Kinstellar’s team is particularly strong in real estate finance, where it is able to combine know-how with the firm’s real estate practice. The team can rely on very good internal knowledge, as well as capable and experienced individuals.’

Leo Javorek is experienced and technically very strong, and is also always available and willing to help.’

Key clients

Landesbank Hessen –Thüringen (Helaba)

ČSOB (KBC Group)

Barclays Bank PLC

Česká spořitelna, a.s. (Este Group)

Citigroup

JP Morgan Limited

BNP Paribas

ING Bank N.V. (London Branch)

Goldman Sachs

Komerční banka, a.s. (Société Générale group)

TMT Tier 2

Kinstellar's multi-disciplinary team advises local and international clients on significant transactions in the TMT sector. The team has considerable cross-border experience, particularly in M&A; Karla Rundtová and Jan Juroška are the experts in this area. The group is also active in telecoms litigation, as well as advising on data protection. Practice head Zdeněk Kučera is noted for being 'very proactive in his way of handling everything'. Štěpánka Havlíková, who joined from Noerr s.r.o., focuses on data protection matters and assisting German clients.

Testimonials

‘Kinstellar has impressive knowledge and longstanding experience in IT law. We particularly appreciate the comprehensive advice which always comes to us within the required time frame. They really understand our business needs. They offer a comprehensive TMT service that is commercial and solution-oriented when addressing any potential issues.’

Zdenek Kucera is an all-rounder who does things practically and straightforwardly. We can highly recommend him due to his pragmatic and speedy advice.’

Key clients

Canal+ Group

European GNSS Agency

NN

Zalando SE

BNP Paribas

ČEPS

Ministry of Justice

Ezpada Commodities

Carvago

Ackee

Employment Tier 3

Kinstellar's team is experienced in advising on large corporations on the employment issues related to establishing their operations in the local market. Kamil Blažek leads the team, which has cross-border capabilities in restructuring and transfer matters. Petra Ledvinková is the name to note for employment litigation, having 15 years' experience in dispute resolution at Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář before moving to the firm in 2019. The practice group lost key employment lawyer Petr Holub, who moved to an in-house position.

Testimonials

‘Kinstellar is one of only a handful of law firms with a presence right across Central and Eastern Europe, which allows for seamless representation in employment matters.’

Their size  relative to other local Czech and CEE-based firms allows for specialisations.’

Key clients

INX International

Nexen Tire Corporation

SoftIron Inc.

Duneba International s.r.o.

Source Code

EU and competition Tier 3

Kinstellar's practice is led by Tomáš Čihula and has experience advising on all aspects of competition law. The Prague team is skilled in handling cross-border merger clearance, often co-operating with the firm's office in Slovakia. The wider team includes associate Michal Forýtek and Adam Němec, both of whom have competition law and public procurement experience.

Testimonials

The Kinstellar team understands the business of its clients and provides excellent and timely advice. It is always a pleasure to work with them.

Key clients

NN (Nationale Nederlanden)

Generali Group

CPI Property Group

Johnson & Johnson

Net4Gas

MasterCard

Vězeňská služba České republiky (the Prison Service of the Czech Republic)

Doosan Lentjes 2

Nexen Tire Corporation

Inteva Products

The firm: Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with 11 offices in Almaty and Astana (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Prague office: Kinstellar’s Prague office is one of the leading law firms in the Czech Republic. The senior team of international and Czech lawyers has been involved in many of the most significant transactions in the country since 1992. With consistent strength across Kinstellar’s regional practices, the Prague office stands out in several areas, including banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, private equity, telecommunications, media and technology, life sciences and real estate. The firm show expertise at implementing complex cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

The firm’s diverse client list includes international banks and financial institutions, financial investors, multinational corporations and leading local and regional companies.

As one of the largest law firms on the Czech market, the firm provides comprehensive client service with a balanced mix of lawyers at different levels of seniority who are highly regarded by the local business and legal communities as well as by international investors with Czech interests.

The business sector expertise

  • Automotive and industrials
  • Aviation
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Chemicals
  • Energy and utilities
  • Environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • Oil & gas
  • Private equity
  • Transport & logistics
  • Technology, media and telecommunication
Department Name Email Telephone
M&A and corporate Lukáš Ševčík +420 221 622 258
Private Equity Jan Juroška +420 221 622 162
Energy and infrastructure Kamil Blažek +420 221 622 160
Real estate and construction Klára Štěpánková +420 221 622 116
Banking and finance Květoslav T. Krejčí +420 221 622 140
Prague office : 40 lawyers
Firmwide total : 250 lawyers
Czech
Chinese
English
French
German
Hungarian
Japanese
Russian
Slovak
Spanish
Other offices : Almaty
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Tashkent