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BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.
KLIMENTSKÁ 1207/10
110 00 PRAGUE
Czech Republic

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Long known for its litigation and arbitration expertise, BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. provides support to international and domestic clients alike on their most complex, high-value disputes. The team has recently been instructed in a number of Covid-19 related disputes, ranging from rent reduction petitions to damages claims against the state for pandemic mishandling. Co-heads František Honsa, Vladimír Uhde and Robert Klenka have expertise in banking, energy and insolvency litigation respectively. Tomáš Politzer is known for his broad commercial litigation experience, while Petr Vošahlík advises on private individual and white-collar crime cases.

Practice head(s):

František Honsa; Vladimír Uhde; Robert Klenka

Testimonials

‘Really skilled in litigation tactics. Calm-minded.’

‘We mainly appreciate their knowledge and success within their cases.’

‘Extremely professional. Highest quality of service.’

‘Outstanding, knowledgeable and reliable in all aspects.’

Key clients

AB-CREDIT a.s.

AMÁDEUS REAL, a.s.

AMC Networks International

COMPAG Mladá Boleslav s.r.o.

Česká pojišťovna a.s.

SAFE DIESEL s.r.o.

Home Credit Group

O2 Czech Republic a.s.

Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s.

PPF Group

Work highlights

  • Advising SAFE DIESEL s.r.o, which represents aggrieved customers of Volkswagen in the “Dieselgate” scandal.
  • Representing AMÁDEUS Real Estate Group in several high profile, high-value real estate court proceedings with a combined value of approx. €180m.
  • Defending O2 Czech Republic a.s. against €175m of claims based on alleged margin squeeze raised by current or former competitors.

Czech Republic > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.‘s team undertakes a mix of banking and finance work and capital markets transactions, as well as financial regulatory matters. It advises domestic and foreign lenders and borrowers on major financing agreements and is particularly rated for its bond issuance program. The regulatory team is known for advising a full range of institutions on fast-changing EU regulations. Tomáš Sedláček leads the team; one client noted that ‘he is the lawyer I would like to work with on every single financing transaction’. Petr Přecechtěl, Zdeněk Husták and Andrea Adamcová are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Sedláček

Testimonials

‘Their people are key. Reliable and creative.’

‘Tomas Sedlacek – perfectly coordinates, helps us prioritize opened legal issues, so that we always know what we want to get and give in trade-off situations; he is the lawyer I would like to work with on every single financing transaction. Andrea Adamcova – she has a phenomenal memory and an ability to refer quickly to the relevant part of any document. A total must-have for complex negotiations, when we have to decide in real-time whether we aceept, reject or postpone the issue.’

 

Key clients

Air Bank a.s.

Česká Exportní Banka

Česká Národní Banka

Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura a.s. / CETIN Finance B.V.

EP Energy a.s./CE, Energy a.s.

EPH Group

Equa Bank

Home Credit Group

J&T Group

Nordic Investors Group, a.s.

PPF Group

PPF banka

Raiffeisenbank a.s.

RD Rýmařov Group

Rockaway Capital

Sberbank CZ

Škoda Transportation Group

Work highlights

  • Provided comprehensive legal advice to PPF Group on complex refinancing of the acquisition of shares in Moneta Money Bank a.s.
  • Assisted RD Rýmařov Group with their entrance to the Czech capital markets.
  • Provided complex advice to Air Bank a.s. on the Bank ID project.

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Clients regard BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. as a ‘first choice for all transactions, in particular those which are more complex.’ The team advises on a wide range of mandates, such as mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, with particular strengths in advising tech, gaming and pharmaceutical sector clients. Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková, who heads up the team, advises on state aid matters in addition to corporate issues. Petr PrecechtelTomáš Sedláček and Andrea Adamcová are also well regarded by clients.

Practice head(s):

Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková

Testimonials

‘BBH is able to provide us with their legal support in respect to Czech and Slovak law, but also in respect of UK law which is also needed from time to time. BBH´s M&A team is highly experienced and professional, and we appreciate their efforts to push the transactions forward and to find and negotiate solutions or alternatives that aim to protect and strengthen our positions and expectations in the transactions. BBH is always very proactive and we may always fully rely on getting the best of achievable in given circumstances.’

‘Both Petr and Andrea are very dedicated, proactive and supportive and have our full support. We also appreciate that both Petr and Andrea are able to provide us with legal advice in related areas, such as banking & finance law or antitrust law and therefore we are able to get the “full package” without a need to involve a number of different legal experts.’

Key clients

Allianz group

AnaCap Partners

Beat Games s.r.o.

Cinven Partners

Citrix

Česká pošta, s.p.

Českomoravská nemovitostní a.s.

ČEZ group

EMMA GAMMA LIMITED

EPH Group

J&T Group

KAPRAIN group

Mall CZ group

NMS, a.s.

PPF Group

Rockway group

ŠKODA INVESTMENT a.s.

ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s.

Work highlights

  • Acted as Czech counsel on the acquisition of the project management software company Wrike from Vista Equity Partners for $2.25bn.
  • Acted as the structuring legal counsel of PPF in an unprecedented transaction entered into with MONETA Money Bank of over €1bn.
  • Assisted PPF group with renegotiation of shareholder arrangements and restructuring of the transaction and joint-venture with the other shareholders of Mall Group a.s.

Czech Republic > TMT Tier 2

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. combines the manpower and scale of a large firm, with an ability to provide services ‘in the form and quality of a boutique firm.’ Its team undertakes a mix of regulatory, transactional and litigation work for major clients in the media and telecoms sectors. The practice is led by Petr Přecechtěl, whose TMT expertise is complemented by his M&A and competition knowledge. Tomáš Sedláček and Zdeněk Husták are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Petr Přecechtěl

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘BBH as a firm and its team is quite unique as a whole. While it belongs among one of the largest law firms on the market, it’s able to provide services in the form and quality of a boutique firm. This basically means that despite their size, we as a client receive top class quality work, individualised approach and delivery and the ability to consider difficult issues or find unprecedented solutions – simply think out of the box.’

‘Tomas is an experienced lawyer having the unique ability to combine the provision of legal services with the needs and requirements of a business like our bank. He has the talent to come up with solutions that are often unique and unprecedented, yet legally robust and at the same time meeting our commercial requirements.’

‘Zdenek and Adam both have historically worked with the regulator and are extremely profound in financial regulation and the banking business both from a client and regulator perspective. They have unmatched insight and knowhow of the regulation requirements, closely following all new topics and to-come legislation.’

‘We have got an excellent long-term co-operation with BBH. According to our experience, their involvement is always helpful and fully professional.’

‘We revert mostly to Petr Precechtel, partner of BBH heading M&A and TMT practices. He is an excellent legal practitioner and experienced negotiator. He is able to find a viable solution even in respect to very complex legal issues. He is supported by other members of BBH.’ 

Key clients

Air Bank a.s.

Citrix

Česká Exportní Banka

Česká Národní Banka

Česká pošta, s.p.

Česká televise

ČEZ and its subsidiaries

EP Energy a.s.

Kaprain Investment group

O2 Czech Republic a.s.

PPF Group

SAZKA, sázková kancelář, a.s.

Zonky

Work highlights

  • Acted as Czech counsel to Citrix on the acquisition of Wrike from Vista Equity Partners $2.25bn.
  • Representing O2 Czech Republic a.s. in abuse of dominance proceedings.
  • Represented O2 Czech Republic a.s. in damage proceedings initiated by its competitor, Vodafone Czech Republic.

The firm: BBH, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. (BBH) is a prominent Czech law firm with an international presence. Emanating from a notable international law firm operating on the Czech market since 1990, BBH was established in 2000 and built on its long-term client-centric vision and successful tradition. BBH currently operates in Prague and Bratislava.

BBH offers international and domestic clients legal advice on cross-border transactions and in international litigation and arbitration proceedings held before all manner of tribunal and provides strategic counsel in most areas of law. Due to the firm’s daily international practice, BBH lawyers understand the objectives, expectations and requirements of their prominent clients and can satisfy their exacting needs with high-level innovative legal support.

Areas of practice: BBH provides legal and consulting services in the following key areas and sectors: banking and finance, insurance business; corporate compliance; financial regulation; energy law; insolvency and restructuring; TMT; capital markets; M&A, private equity, corporate law; real estate; litigation, arbitration and other proceedings; and competition law.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance, insurance business Tomáš Sedláčektsedlacek@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Banking and finance, insurance business Petr Přecechtělpprecechtel@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Capital markets Tomáš Sedláčektsedlacek@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Energy Vladimír Uhdevuhde@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Litigation, arbitration and other proceedings Vladimír Uhdevuhde@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Litigation, arbitration and other proceedings František Honsafhonsa@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Financial regulation Tomáš Sedláčektsedlacek@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
M&A, corporate Kateřina Vorlíčkovákvorlickova@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
M&A, corporate Tomáš Sedláčektsedlacek@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
M&A, corporate Petr Přecechtělpprecechtel@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Real estate Tomáš Politzertpolitzer@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Restructuring and insolvency Robert Klenkarklenka@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
TMT/IP, financial technology Petr Přecechtělpprecechtel@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Competition/Antitrust Petr Přecechtělpprecechtel@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
Compliance Zdeněk Hustákzhustak@bbh.cz+420 234 091 355
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Andrea Adamcová photoMs Andrea AdamcováSenior Associate at BBH.
Natálie Bražinová photoMs Natálie BražinováNatálie Bražinová is a Senior Advocate at BBH.
František Honsa photoJUDr František HonsaFounding Partner of BBH, head of Dispute Resolution area
Zdeněk Husták photoMr Zdeněk HustákPartner and Head of Regulation & Compliance at BBH
Tomáš Johanna photo Tomáš JohannaTomáš Johanna is a Senior Attorney with BBH.
Robert Klenka photoMr Robert KlenkaRobert Klenka is a partner at BBH. His primary focus is on…
Matěj Manderla photoMr Matěj ManderlaSenior Associate at BBH
Petr Mlejnek photoMr Petr MlejnekPetr Mlejnek is a managing partner with BBH, specializing in business law…
Adam Nečas photoMr Adam NečasAdam Nečas is a Senior Associate with BBH focusing on Financial Markets and…
Alice Nytrová photoMs Alice NytrováAlice Nytrová is a Senior Lawyer with BBH.
Tomáš Politzer photoMr Tomáš PolitzerTomáš Politzer is a Partner at BBH focusing on litigation.
Petr Přecechtěl photoJudr Petr PřecechtělPartner with BBH specializing in M&A and Banking & Finance
Tomáš Sedláček photoMgr Tomáš SedláčekPartner with BBH responsible for Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and M&A
Ondřej Staněk photo Ondřej StaněkOndřej Staněk is a Senior Associate with BBH.
Vladimír Uhde photoMr Vladimír UhdeVladimír Uhde is partner at the BBH law firm and is co-head…
Petr Vošahlík photoMr Petr VošahlíkPetr Vošahlík is a Senior Lawyer with BBH focusing on representing clients…
Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková photoMs Kateřina Winterling VorlíčkováKateřina Winterling Vorlíčková is a Partner at BBH focusing on civil, business…
Kristýna Živanská photo Kristýna ŽivanskáKristýna Živanská is a Senior Associate at BBH.
Number of lawyers : 65
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The Chamber for Commercial Relations with the Confederation of Independent States
The Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation
The Czech Capital Market Association
Austrian Arbitration Association
ASA below 40
Other offices : Bratislava (BBH advokátska kancelária, s.r.o)

Briefing
Arbitration in the Czech Republic in 2020 – 25 years of the Arbitration Act and counting (https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/analysis/disputes-yearbook-2020/sponsored-briefing-arbitration-in-the-czech-republic-in-2020/)
František Honsa and Petr Vošahlík give an overview of arbitration in the Czech Republic