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Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.
BETLÉMSKÝ PALÁC
HUSOVA 5
11000 PRAGUE 1
Czech Republic

Czech Republic > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

The banking, finance and capital markets team at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. advises both borrowers and lenders on domestic and cross-border financial transactions, as well as covering all areas of financial services regulation.  The team also regularly represents clients in administrative proceedings before the Czech National Bank. Acquisition and project financing, and syndicate and consumer loans are additionally strengths of the team. The group is noted for its strong links with Slovakia, and is seen as a go-to for firms seeking advice on both domestic and Slovakian law. Libor Němec and Martin Dančišin jointly lead the team; the former's broad workload spans financial market regulation, transactional advice, and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Libor Němec; Martin Dančišin

Other key lawyers:

Jarmila Tornová

Testimonials

‘Characteristics of the team are that they are flexible, innovative, professional, and provide value for money.’

‘Martin Dančišin  is a real professional, open minded, and flexible.’

Key clients

Silicon Valley Bank

Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A.

UniCredit Bank AG

Deutsche Bank AG Filiale Deutschlandgeschäft

Erste Group Bank AG

COMMERZBANK AG

DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt am Main

ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg

Oldenburgische Landesbank Aktiengesellschaft

Siemens Bank GmbH

International Automotive Components Group

NortonLifeLock

Travelex Group

Fränkische Group

Work highlights

  • Advising NortonLifeLock, a consumer cybersafety specialist headquartered in Arizona and listed on NASDAQ, on its $9.2bn merger with Avast plc, a FTSE-listed digital security and privacy specialist headquartered in Prague.

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. carries out the full range of work in the field, from assisting with M&A deals, to setting up joint ventures, to dealing with majority and minority shareholders. The group is well placed to handle both domestic and international work. Leadership of the team is split five ways, with Vladimira Glatzová, Jiří Sixta, Jindřich Král, Jan Veselý, and Veronika Pázmányová all at the helm.

Practice head(s):

Vladimira Glatzová; Jiří Sixta; Jindřich Král; Jan Veselý; Veronika Pazmányová

Other key lawyers:

Jindřich Pastrňák

Testimonials

‘The team has a professional approach, excellent client communication, is efficient and time effective.’

‘We worked together with Jiří Sixta, the cooperation was perfect, willing to help in the manner and timing needed, time spent on the matter corresponds to reality, communication very good.’

‘The team is effective and reliable, and the team members work together with great availability and credibility.’

‘Glatzova & Co provides very business-oriented legal services. I appreciate that the legal services are provided with common sense and business approach. We were not overwhelmed by legal talks during our negotiations and all of the suggestions and advice were very target-oriented and effective.’

‘I appreciated the business-oriented and effective advice during the negotiations with the counterparty.’

‘Were responsive and pragmatic on an important case.’

‘The unique aspect of Glatzova & Co is consistency and reliability. The work has been always delivered on time and in very good quality.’

‘Besides the founder of the firm, Vladimíra Glatzová, I would mention two partners: Jan Veselý and Jiří Sixta who always, with other members of the team, provided an excellent service.’

Key clients

NortonLifeLock Inc.

Petrus Advisers Management Limited

Pale Fire Capital SE

Shareholders of FAVI online s.r.o.

Owners of Stachema Bratislava, a.s.

Decaria N.V.

Amerisource Bergen Corporation

Indutrade Switzerland

B&K Nemovitostní investice a.s.

Manuvia, a.s.

Agrogreen, part of GES ASSET HOLDING GROUP

Dentsu Czech Republic s.r.o.

KOMPAN A/S

Work highlights

  • Advised NortonLifeLock, a major player in consumer cybersafety headquartered in Arizona on its $9.2bn merger with Avast, a global player in digital security and privacy headquartered in Prague.
  • Advised Petrus Advisory Management, a UK-based fund management company, on the sale of a strategic part of its 10% shareholder stake in Moneta Money Bank.
  • Advised the shareholders of FAVI online on the sale of the majority stake to investment group EMMA Capital.

Czech Republic > Employment Tier 2

The employment team at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. works across the full spectrum of labour law and related matters, particularly operating in the automotive industry, where clients include Ford Motor Company and Mazda Motor Logistics. The team works closely with the corporate and M&A practice, handling transactions across companies or branches. The team advises on non-competition, confidentiality, and non-solicitation matters, as well as data protection and copyright protection. Jiří Sixta is the head of the team, overseeing the offices in both Prague and Bratislava.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Sixta

Other key lawyers:

Jan Veselý

Testimonials

‘Firstly, the level of service is high and consistent. I feel that we are getting premium care for reasonable money. Secondly, it is greatly appreciated in our company that the firm is always available to provide reliable legal support in all areas where we are active.’

‘What I personally value the most is their ability to deliver tailor-made solutions based on deep understanding of our business.’

‘We work closely together with Jan Veselý who I can highly recommend. I am impressed by his work ethic; he is a result-oriented and highly committed advisor. I really appreciate that he is personally involved in most of the work. For me, law is all about trust and discussing with a familiar face helps a lot. When it comes to employment, Jan offers practical and straightforward solutions that are comprehensible for our staff.’

‘Team which is assigned to us has a high responsiveness to our requests, they are fast and successful.’

Key clients

TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE, INC AND 2K CZECH s.r.o.

Pražská teplárenská, a.s.

IAC Group

Moody’s Investors Services EMEA Limited and Moody’s Analytics Czech Republic s.r.o.

Loomis CZ, a.s.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, s.r.o.

Mazda Motor Logistics Europe

con4PAS, a.s.

ArcelorMittal Europe CZ s.r.o.

Cimpress/Vistaprint

UZIN UTZ

Work highlights

  • Advising Moody’s on a variety of topics, including employee privacy, overtime arrangements, home-working arrangements, terminations of employment, protection of know-how, and non-competition of the two Czech subsidiaries of the Moody’s Group.
  • Advising Loomis on its business activities in the Czech Republic, including representing the client in numerous disputes with employees.
  • Advised Uzin Utz on the change of legal form of a German holding company to Societas Europaea (SE).

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The dispute resolution team at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. has experience litigating across the gamut of sectors, with particular expertise in regulatory disputes and administrative litigation. The practice works for a number of large, high-profile clients, including international corporations, on complex, cross-border mandates. Martin Dančišin and Libor Němec are the joint heads of the team, both with specialisms in banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Martin Dančišin; Libor Němec

Other key lawyers:

Peter Mundl

Testimonials

‘Firstly, the level of service is high and consistent. I feel that we are getting premium care for reasonable money. Secondly, it is greatly appreciated in our company that the firm is always available to provide reliable legal support in all areas where we are active.’

‘I personally value the most their ability to deliver tailor-made solutions based on deep understanding of our business.’

‘Martin Dančišin always tries to find new, non-standard solutions to the problem. Can look at the matter from a distance and propose the most advantageous and strategic solution in the long term.’

‘They stand out for their flexibility and, for our company, their business perspective.’

‘They are capable of using the jurisprudence in the most efficient way within the dispute.’

“We are collaborating with Martin Dančišin for almost 15 years now. There is mutual trust which leads to open discussion on every issue we need to deal with together. We feel that we obtain fair standpoints on the issues which is crucial for further decisions we make.’

Key clients

Mondi Štětí a.s.

VÍTKOVICE STEEL, a.s.

OHLA Central Europe, a.s.

Kovošrot Group CZ s.r.o.

Mechel Service Stahlhandel Czech Republic s.r.o.

TrustWorthy Investment Holding SE

SEVA-SEED, spol. s.r.o.

TAJMAC-ZPS, a.s.

TAJMAC-ZPS, a.s.

Work highlights

  • Representing Trustworthy Investment Holding in a dispute against its franchisee.
  • Representing TAJMAC-ZPS against Revit in a €2m dispute over payment according to the director services agreement.

Czech Republic > Projects and energy Tier 3

The projects and energy team at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. advises on all aspects of energy law and project development, including construction, transactions, regulatory issues, and litigation. The team specialises in renewable energy and complex development issues. Erik Kolan heads up the practice.

Practice head(s):

Erik Kolan

Other key lawyers:

Jan Veselý; Tomáš Kessler

Testimonials

‘Erik Kolan is extremely thorough, and proactively considers multi-scenario outcomes and risks. He is pleasant to interact with, responsive and timely.’

‘Firstly, the level of service is high and consistent. I feel that we are getting premium care for reasonable money. Secondly, it is greatly appreciated in our company that the firm is always available to provide reliable legal support in all areas where we are active. What I personally value the most is their ability to deliver tailor-made solutions based on deep understanding of our business.’

‘We work closely together with Jan Veselý, who I can highly recommend. I am impressed by his work ethic; he is a result-oriented and highly committed advisor. I really appreciate that he is personally involved in most of the agenda. For me, law is all about trust and discussing with a familiar face helps a lot. When it comes to projects and energy, Jan is a tremendous asset, helping us navigate through ever-changing regulations and adjusting our procedures and policies to the reality of the volatile energy market.’

‘The legal team is based on a fully professional approach to clients and their legal issues. They are helpful and communicative.’

‘Erik Kolan speaks English and German and he can analyse problems not only from a legal point of view.’

‘The team has a good knowledge of the regulation and industry practices, flexible and reactive.’

‘Erik Kolan leads the team with practical approach and expert supervision, but has an understanding of the detail and a hands-on approach.’

Key clients

CENTROPOL ENERGY

Obchodní areál Vídeňská s.r.o.

Erste Group Immorent ČR s.r.o.

Centropol Trading, s.r.o.

Vattenfall Energy Trading GmbH

VGP Renewable Energy

Mondi Štětí a.s.

KOVOŠROT GROUP

Mendel Plaza a.s.

Bohemia Properties a.s.

PH Real, a.s.

Raeder & Falge s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Centropol Energy on the development of a new industrial zone in Ústí nad Labem.
  • Advising Pražská energetika on the construction of a 120 MW solar power plant and on a joint venture with a real estate developer.
  • Advising Kovošrot Group on the sale and redevelopment of several of the clients extensive industrial sites in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The real estate team at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. specialises in transactions, development projects, and complex permitting processes, with clients largely coming from the logistics, industry, and leisure sectors. The team also has expertise in acquisitions and financing in the hotel sector. Erik Kolan is the head of the team, with in-depth knowledge of complex planning and building procedures. Senior associate Tomáš Kessler is another key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Erik Kolan

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team led by Erik Kolan is highly experienced and reliable especially in permitting processes and real estate development in general. They have really helped us with our industrial site and all with a reasonable billing policy.’

‘Erik Kolan is a valued adviser in all aspects of our real estate business – competent, experienced, client oriented and great negotiator.’

‘Tomáš Kessler is an experienced real estate advisor, who makes a great team with Erik Kolan.’

‘Very good practical insight and vast experience.’

‘The team is always willing to respond to my requests immediately, it is fully flexible, I would highlight their professionalism and cooperation in finding a solution.’

‘I value Erik Kolan as a highly professional legal advisor. I appreciate his recommendations which are well argued.’

‘The level of service is excellent with consistent partner-level involvement at all times. This is supported by a strong team working together with the lead partner. They always provide practical advice and solutions to situations that have arisen.’

‘Erik Kolan is my key partner contact and has remained involved throughout the lifecycle of the asset, from initial advice on the structure of the acquisition, management of the asset, through to disposal. Consistency in his involvement throughout has been very beneficial.’

Key clients

Kovošrot Group s.r.o. (waste treatment operator)

Mendel Plaza, a.s. (real estate developer)

PH Real, a.s. (real estate developer)

Obchodní areál Vídeňská – from the Vegatour Group (a major Czech bus operator) (real estate)

Centropol Trading, s.r.o. (real estate development branch of an energy supplier)

Volksbank Raiffeisenbank Nordoberpfalz eG (regional bank)

SPROF a.s. (real estate developer)

B&K Nemovitostní investice a.s. (private equity investor)

Raeder & Falge, s.r.o. (construction company)

Bohemia Properties a.s. (regional hotel network operator)

Miloš Ptáček (private investor)

REKO a.s (major construction and project development company in Brno, Czech Republic)

Incotech s.r.o. (industrial real estate operator)

Work highlights

  • Advising Verdion on the sale of a logistics centre near the Prague airport, used as a regional headquarters for the UPS Logistics Group.
  • Advising Bohemia Properties, operator of the Jan Hotels network in the Czech Republic, on the sale of land in Prague to Daramis.
  • Advised Kovošrot Group on the sale of several of its industrial sites in northern Bohemia to Marius Pedersen.

Czech Republic > TMT Tier 3

The TMT team at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. has extensive experience across software, licenses, IP distribution agreements, domain name disputes, and the negotiation of relevant agreements. The team regularly advises on cross-border transactions, and has client list comprising notable names and industry leaders, including Jaguar Landrover Austria, Mazda Motor Czech, and Ford Motor Company. Jindřich Jelínek is the head of the team, specialising in complex licensing matters, cybersecurity and electronic evidence.

Practice head(s):

Jindřich Jelínek

Testimonials

‘The team assigned to us has a maximum response to our requests, they are fast and successful.’

‘Each member of the assigned team supported us with our requests or needs.’

‘They are competent, efficient, provide quick answers, and use perfect English’

‘The employees who work with us know the business very well and provide us with superior service. They have been working with us for more than 16 years and this guarantees us long-term stability, especially in contractual matters.’

Key clients

FORD MOTOR COMPANY

FCE Credit

COLT

JAGUAR LANDROVER AUSTRIA

Mazda Motor Czech

DRFG, a. s.

ESSOX

Volvo Truck /Renault Trucks

CON4PAS

SPACETI

Slovakia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Glatzová & Co., s. r. o. often handles M&A transactions which involve a cross-border element, and regularly drafts transactional documentation, including shareholder agreements. The telecoms and private equity sectors are areas of strength for the team, as is the automotive industry. The practice is jointly led by Vladimira Glatzova, who splits her time between the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and Veronika Pázmányová.

Practice head(s):

Vladimíra Glatzová; Veronika Pázmányová

Key clients

Manuvia, a.s.

NortonLifeLock Inc.

Natland Group SE

Natland Group SE

DA4, s.r.o.

IACG SK

Raiffeisen Informatik SK

iTechArt Group

Work highlights

  • Advising NortonLifeLock on its up to €9.2bn merger with Avast.
  • Advising Manuvia on a range of matters, including day-to-day issues, transactions, and regulatory matters involving statutory bodies.
  • Advised the Natland Investment Group on the sale of a stake in its Slovak subsidiary Vlčie Hrdlo Business Park.

Firm overview:  With 27 years of stable, organic growth Glatzova & Co. has established itself as one of the top independent law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and one of the oldest law firms in the Czech Republic. Its expertise has made it a leader in the legal services market, guaranteeing its clients the reliability and quality they have come to expect.

In recognition of Glatzova & Co.’s high standards, it has received numerous awards from prestigious international and domestic rating agencies and has been repeatedly named the best law firm in the Czech Republic.

Glatzova & Co. is not a legal factory; quantity is never its goal. Rather, the firm’s lawyers continually strive for quality in all their work and always look for sophisticated solutions tailored specifically to each client and situation. The firm also does not produce reams of redundant documents merely copied and pasted from standard templates. Instead, everything it produces is efficiently focused on solving each client’s unique legal challenges.

Glatzova & Co. does not measure its success by numbers, but rather by the satisfaction of its clients, who come to the firm to resolve their most complicated issues, handle their most demanding transactions and bring their most critical disputes to satisfying conclusions.

With the firm’s in-depth knowledge of the law, its sensitive approach to clients’ business matters and its positive attitude to solving their legal challenges, its clients can always expect to get exactly what they need when they need it.

Glatzova & Co.’s strong work ethic is based on respect not only for its clients, but also for everyone on its team. The firm uncompromisingly searches for talented lawyers who are passionate about their work and want to grow professionally. It provides them with ongoing education in the form of in-house training and secondments abroad. And because of their stringently ethical approach and unrelenting drive for quality, the firm has created an exceptional environment where people are delighted to work.

Based on these values, the firm has accumulated a long list of satisfied clients with whom it has worked for ten or, in some cases, even 20 years.

Partners: Vladimíra Glatzová, Martin Dančišin, Jiří Sixta, Jindřich Král, Libor Němec, Erik Kolan, Jan Veselý and Veronika Pázmányová

Number of partners worldwide: 8
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 45
Languages: Czech, English, German, Slovak, French

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A Vladimíra Glatzová glatzova@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring, Energy Law, Automotive Law Jindřich Král jindrich.kral@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Restructuring & Insolvency, Real Estate, Banking & Finance Martin Dančišin martin.dancisin@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Corporate/M&A, Labour Law Jiří Sixta jiri.sixta@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets Libor Němec libor.nemec@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Real Estate, Energy law & Utilities, Administrative law & Litigation,Banking and Finance Erik Kolan erik.kolan@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Utilities & Related Areas, Corporate/M&, Arbitration & Litigation Jan Veselý jan.vesely@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Corporate/M&A, Labor Law, Dispute Resolution, Competition & Antitrust Veronika Pázmányová veronika.pazmanyova@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Intellectual Property & IT (IP&IT), Automotive Jindřich Jelínek jindrich.jelinek@glatzova.com +420 224 401 440
Number of lawyers worldwide : 45
Czech
English
French
German
Slovak
International Chamber of Commerce
American Chamber of Commerce
Czech-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Association for Real Estate Market Development
Czech Wind Energy Association
Czech Photovoltaic Industry Association
Czech Capital Market Association
Partner : Vladimíra Glatzová
Partner : Martin Dancišin
Partner : Jirí Sixta
Partner : Jindrich Král
Partner : Libor Nemec
Partner : Erik Kolan
Partner : Jan Veselý
Partner : Veronika Pázmányová
Other offices : Bratislava