PETERKA & PARTNERS > Prague, Czech Republic > Firm Profile

Karlovo namesti 24
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Czech Republic > Real estate and construction Tier 2

PETERKA & PARTNERS is strong at covering all aspects of a real estate development project, with work ranging from construction to divestment. It also has a notable financing practice, where it acts for banks and borrowers. Ondřej Dušek's practice has an emphasis in construction projects, and he specialises in the acquisition and development of commercial centres and brownfield projects. Dušek co-heads the practice with Pavla Přikrylová Kopečková, who provides restructuring and contracts advice to clients.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Dušek; Pavla Přikrylová Kopečková

Key clients

Komerční banka, a.s.

Business Link


GMD Plast

Skanska Reality

YCE Housing



Epiroc s.r.o.


Work highlights

  • Advised Komerční banka, a.s. on financing a major retail development in South Bohemia.
  • Advised Epiroc s.r.o. on the termination of an intended new lease of premises for its headquarters in Prague.
  • Advising Skanska on administrative proceedings and subsequent litigation regarding the challenge of a permit for a residential project.

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

PETERKA & PARTNERS' team in Prague, which is a key part of the firm's wider CEE network, provides support on matters such as M&A, restructurings and commercial contracts. It is also able to assist with related areas, such as data protection, competition and tax. Gabriela Hájková and Adéla Krbcová co-head the group, which attracts mandates from clients in areas such as retail, pharmaceuticals and technology, among others. Ondřej Dušek is another key individual.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Hájková; Adéla Krbcová

Other key lawyers:


‘Adéla Krbcová was excellent, very responsive and good value. The clients were extremely happy with the referral.’

‘I had a chance to work with Gabriela Hájková and I consider her to be a very talented lawyer, very pragmatic, organized and focused on details.’

Key clients


V-Sharp Ventures Alpha SE


J&T IB and Capital Markets


Purcari Wineries Plc

SDA sp. z o.o.

Smith Micro Software



Work highlights

  • Advised Smith Micro Software on acquisition of the Family Safety Mobile Business unit from Avast Software for $66m.
  • Provided advice and day-to-day assistance to Emerson Group related to corporate and commercial law.
  • Provided legal services to J&T Group in connection with different acquisition projects.

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 3

CEE law firm PETERKA & PARTNERS provides high-quality advocacy in court litigation and arbitration proceedings alike. Its team acts for clients from a broad range of industries, including energy, infrastructure, sport and gaming. Contentious work includes contractual matters, shareholders' disputes, product liability cases and construction litigation. The group also has experience of insolvency litigation. Jiří Černý leads the team, which also includes Hynek Peroutka and Barbora Urbancová.

Practice head(s):

Jiri Cerny

Key clients



Skanska a.s.

LITOZ, s.r.o.

FC Viktoria Plzeň

Channel Crossings Ltd.



Work highlights

  • Advised TOUAX on a dispute with its former business partner regarding a penalty for a breach of contract.
  • Advised VEOLIA on a complex dispute relating to water management concession in a large town in the region of Moravia.
  • Advised Skanska a.s. on a leading international project development relating to the construction of motorways and other infrastructure projects.

Czech Republic > Employment Tier 3

The team at PETERKA & PARTNERS has a strong cross-border employment offering due to its cooperation with other CEE offices. Day-to-day advisory work is a key driver of activity for the team, including advice on immigration matters, digitalisation and whistleblowing. Adela Krbcova and Ondrej Dusek co-lead the team, respectively advising on M&A-related transfers and litigation. Another key name is Gabriela Hájková, who serves as the team’s collective bargaining expert.

Practice head(s):

Adela Krbcova; Ondrej Dusek

Other key lawyers:


‘Cooperation with this team is really professional. They are always on our side, making the best decisions for our business, willing to always help. I felt they are a real part of our company and team. Working with them was fun as well, they are good “colleagues”/partners.’

‘Smart, compliant, ready to help.’

‘The team is highly skilled and interconnected. So for a particular problem, they assemble the right expert with the right language set and work seamlessly to resolve.’

Key clients





Konica Minolta Marketing Services Limited


Neeco Global Ict Services

Smith Micro Software



Work highlights

  • Advised ATALIAN on complex legal matters, including comprehensive labour law assistance.
  • Advised Konica Minolta Marketing Services on transfer of the rights and obligations from the employment relationships in the Czech Republic.
  • Advised Tetra Pak on several cross-border employment law projects.

Czech Republic > TMT Tier 3

PETERKA & PARTNERS has a strong pedigree for advising clients on Czech media law matters, particularly in relation to the negotiation of media rights (with a particularly strong emphasis on sports-related work) and litigation. It is also active in transactional matters. The practice is jointly led by Hynek Peroutka and Zdenek Beranek. Adéla Krbcová is noted for her data protection expertise.

Practice head(s):

Hynek Peroutka; Zdenek Beranek

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A.

FC Viktoria Plzeň

Národní pokladnice s.r.o.

Yadex International GmbH

Emergency Technology, Inc.


Work highlights

  • Advised FC Viktoria Plzeň on various IP and TMT matters.
  • Advised Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A. on an internal platform for intellectual property.
  • Represented MAPA SPONTEX CE in proceedings before Czech courts and the Czech Patent Office.

Czech Republic > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

PETERKA & PARTNERS‘ team is knowledgeable about a wide array of matters, including export finance, syndicated loans and bond issues. It also has expertise in regulatory issues relating to banks, security brokers, investment funds and pension funds. Due to its strong network of offices throughout the CEE region, its cross-border offering is particularly well regarded. Petr Říha leads the group, which includes Hynek Peroutka.

Practice head(s):

Petr Říha

Other key lawyers:


‘Outstanding experts in their fields. High level of substantive advice. They are characterised by extraordinary openness and adherence to agreed deadlines. Considerable experience and high level of personal culture can be counted on.’

‘Prompt provision of information, openness to support on problematic issues, clear explanation of doubts, high value of expertise.’

Key clients

Komercni banka, a.s.

International Bank for Economic Cooperation

Web Shield Legal Library, spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością sp.k.

OTP Banka Slovensko, a.s.

Work highlights

  • Prepared loan and security documents for Komercni banka, a.s.
  • Advised International Bank for Economic Cooperation on the securing of a client’s debts by security instruments.
  • Advised Web Shield Legal Library on a legal framework for cryptocurrencies in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic > Tax

PETERKA & PARTNERS provides a broad array of day to day tax advice for its clients, with Rostislav Frelich offering expertise in corporate and personal tax with an emphasis on indirect and international taxation.

PETERKA & PARTNERS is a modern, independent law firm providing comprehensive legal services in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Since its establishment in the year 2000, the firm has built a strong position on strategic markets with the ability to provide its clients with comprehensive legal and tax advice and become a dynamic alternative to international and local law firms.

With a team of more than 150 lawyers and tax advisors, PETERKA & PARTNERS operates eight fully-owned offices across the CEE region, in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Belarus, and Ukraine. PETERKA & PARTNERS is also in the process of opening a new office, in Croatia. All offices are 100% subsidiaries owned by the central partnership. The firm has one profit centre and uses the “One Firm” management concept.

Experienced in the wide range of practice areas and industries represented by our Practice Groups, PETERKA & PARTNERS combines the highest level of legal professionalism with business acumen in order to support the businesses of its clients effectively. Due to an increasing interest in the integrated services offered through our highly-specialized teams across PETERKA & PARTNERS, we have decided to focus on the further development of our Practice Groups on the regional level.


Adéla Krbcová
Barbora Urbancová
Zdeněk Beránek photo Zdeněk BeránekPartner, Leader of Sport, Media and Gaming
Ondřej Dušek photo Ondřej DušekPartner, Leader of Real Estate
Gabriela Hájková photo Gabriela HájkováPartner, Leader of Corporate
Pavla Kopecková Prikrylova  photo Pavla Kopecková Prikrylova Partner
Adéla  Krbcová photo Adéla KrbcováDirector for the Czech Republic, Leader of Labour Law, Leader of Retail…
Hynek Peroutka photo Hynek PeroutkaPartner, Leader of Intellectual Property
Barbora Urbancová photo Barbora UrbancováPartner, Director for the Czech Republic
Jiří Černý  photo Jiří Černý Partner, Leader of Litigation and Insolvency

International Bar Association
French-Czech Chamber of Commerce
International Lawyers Network
Nordic Chamber of Commerce
Ukrainian-Czech Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Trade and Industry for CIS Countries
European Business Aviation Association
Czech Compliance Association
International Trademark Association
Association of Polish Capital