PETERKA & PARTNERS > Prague, Czech Republic > Firm Profile

Karlovo náměstí 671/24
110 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

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

The corporate and M&A group at PETERKA & PARTNERS counts local and international companies amongst its key clients, and regularly advises on cross-border deals across Europe. The firm handles regulatory matters, structuring concerns, legal and tax due diligence, and contractual work, in addition to negotiating various aspects of transactions. Gabriela Hájková leads the group and is an experienced commercial lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Hájková

Other key lawyers:

Ondřej Dušek


‘Flexible and fast responses from the team. Focused on problem solving and practical implications for the transaction (instead of creating theoretical legal issues).’

‘Gabriela Hájková has gone above and beyond in helping me understand the nuances of corporate law in the Czech Republic.’

‘The practice is well known for its specialised focus on venture capital and start-up financing. The team has extensive experience and an interesting track record.’

‘Ondřej Dušek is an experienced expert in the field of M&A and venture capital. He is a skilled negotiator with a pro-business approach.’

‘Clear communication, straight to the point and in time. Pragmatic and proactive individuals, who come with solutions and quickly put them into motion. Strong level of expertise, good drafting skills.’

‘The lawyers are very responsive and reply very quickly to our requests. We also know that they are reliable and skilled.’

‘We have worked with a number of individuals from all the CEE offices. They are always succinct and willing to answer all our questions within a short time frame. The service they provide is great.’

‘I enjoyed the hands-on service provided by Ondřej Dušek and his knowledge of local law and ability to find solutions.’

Key clients

John Cockerill

FC Viktoria Plzen

DoDo Group SE


V-Sharp Ventures Alpha SE

Renault Retail Group

Atlas Copco



PCA Logistika CZ

Smith Micro Software CZ

Descours & Cabaud

Work highlights

  • Advised FC Viktoria Plzeň on the sale of its majority share to an Austrian-Swiss business group.
  • Advising Atlas Copco group on various corporate issues, including the inter-group reorganisation of its subsidiaries within the CEE region.
  • Advised V-Sharp Ventures SE on the acquisition of a stake in DoDo Group SE by Fresh Holding.

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 3

PETERKA & PARTNERS‘ dispute resolution department represents clients before courts and arbitration bodies in a variety of complex commercial and insolvency cases. Benefitting from the combined strengths of the firm’s offices across the CEE region, the team is well equipped to advise on cases which involve a cross-border element. The group’s clientele includes major corporations from industries including gaming, project development, utilities and energy. Jiří Černý heads up the practice, capably supported by Barbora Urbancová and Hynek Peroutka.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Černý

Other key lawyers:


‘We feel that we have been well advised and supported in the management of our case.’

‘Our advisor listened attentively and took the initiative to find an amicable solution, while keeping procedural costs to a minimum.’

‘Hynek Peroutka is available, efficient, transparent, reliable, and involved.’

‘Cooperation with the law firm was excellent.’

‘Perfect communication.’

Key clients




FC Viktoria Plzeň

Channel Crossing Ltd.


Mapa Spontex


Zásahová služba


Work highlights

  • Represented Skanska a.s. in litigation based on a FIDIC contract for the construction of part of a Czech motorway.
  • Represented FC Viktoria Plzeň in litigation related to a disputed agent’s commission.
  • Represented VEOLIA, a Czech subsidiary of the Veolia group, in several court disputes in relation to an accident involving drinking water contamination and in proceedings seeking the protection of goodwill against a Czech company active in collecting claims.

Czech Republic > Employment Tier 3

PETERKA & PARTNERS’ employment team is led by Adéla Krbcová, who is reputed for her experience in coordinating international employment cases, often relating to acquisitions, restructurings, and the transfer of undertakings. The firm operates across a range of industries such as e-commerce, banking, and IT, and regularly advises on collective bargaining matters, employee data protection, and immigration concerns. Ondřej Dušek is a notable member of the practice, and primarily handles employment-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Adéla Krbcová

Other key lawyers:

Ondřej Dušek; Magda Prchalová


‘Any queries we had were solved quickly and professionally.’

‘We appreciate their professionalism, flexibility, and availability.’

‘The personal approach of every single employee and their erudition is unique. There is always one expert among them who is able to answer our questions in a sophisticated way.’

‘What sets them apart from the competition is their personal approach, the speed with which they propose solutions, and the very sophisticated response to our questions.’

‘Easy to work with and great English skills.’

‘The members of the team are very communicative and responsive. They provide the legal advice with extraordinary diligence and explain the issues with high level of detail.’

‘They are highly efficient, join the meetings well-prepared, having considered the matters thoroughly. We value time efficiency, communication, meticulous case management.’

Key clients

Areco Metals


BNP Paribas Personal Finance SA, its Czech branch


Nielsen Admosphere

Rhea Group

Smith Micro Software

Tetra Pak

Veeam Software (Czech Republic)


Work highlights

  • Advised BNP Paribas Personal Finance SA with setting up collective redundancy procedures in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advised a Czech company from Nielsen Holdings in relation to the reorganization of management after a merger of several companies.
  • Advised US-based company Smith Micro Software in relation to day-to-day labour matters and subsequently with the entire closing down of its activities in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic > Real estate and construction Tier 3

PETERKA & PARTNERS‘ real estate team covers all transactional, litigation, and financing aspects of the practice area. The firm covers construction, leasing, acquisitions and divestments, and acts for both local and international clients. Ondřej Dušek who specialises in the development of construction projects and leases of brownfield projects, leads the group alongside Pavla Přikrylová Kopečková, who focuses on the drafting and renewal of lease agreements.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Dušek; Pavla Kopečková Přikrylová

Key clients





Bellmer GmbH

Emerson Process


Work highlights

  • Advised Tefcold Czech Republic in relation to a build-to-suit project of a Czech warehouse and repair facility located in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • Advised Emerson on the lease of its new office premises for its location in Prague.
  • Advised Imerys on the divestment of its production site in the Western part of the Czech Republic, including due diligence of the existing properties and their sale.

Czech Republic > Tax Tier 3

Active across numerous sectors, the tax group at PETERKA & PARTNERS routinely assists clients with tax litigation, VAT advice on cross-border deals, the tax aspects of corporate treasury, transfer pricing, and tax structuring strategies for M&A transactions. Rostislav Frelich leads the offering and primarily handles corporate and personal income tax, in addition to customs duties, international tax, and excise taxes.

Practice head(s):

Rostislav Frelich


‘We have had a great cooperation with flexible services, professional and reliable contacts, and good results in services provided.’

‘Our main contact has been helpful and has shown a great understanding for the challenges a foreign parent company faces when entering a new country with unknown laws and regulations. We have very much appreciated the professionalism in all meetings and conversations.’

Key clients

Atlas Copco



Suprajit Hungary


Nissens Cooling Solutions


Work highlights

  • Assisted with the set-up of executive directors of Czech and Slovak entities of the Nissens group.
  • Assisted Atlas Copco with an assessment of the tax impacts of the intragroup reorganization.
  • Assisting VetFamily with entering the Czech and Slovak markets from tax and legal point of view.

Czech Republic > TMT Tier 3

PETERKA & PARTNERS’ TMT practice operates across both the local Czech market and the wider CEE region. With experience in the domestic media law sphere, the firm focuses on the negotiation of media rights agreements and on TMT-related litigation. The offering is co-led by Hynek Peroutka, who handles IP litigation and represents clients from the pharmaceutical and construction industries, and Zdeněk Beránek, who covers sports, media, and gaming matters.

Practice head(s):

Hynek Peroutka; Zdeněk Beránek

Key clients

Ydistri SE

L´Institut National de l´Origine et de la Qualité (INAO)

Fructal Živilska industrija d.o.o.

FC Viktoria Plzeň

Yadex International GmbH

Derby Building Products Inc.

Work highlights

  • Representing YDISTRI SE in drafting and negotiating contractual documentation, including SaaS contracts for software licensing, and supporting the client in the launch of its operations in the United States.
  • Advising L´Institut National de l´Origine et de la Qualité on intellectual property matters in the Czech Republic, and representing the client in opposition proceedings against a national trademark application before the Czech Industrial Property Office.
  • Advising FC Viktoria Plzeň, a.s. on matters relating to trademark disputes, TMT elements of agreements, and IP aspects of a new e-sport team.

Czech Republic > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

The banking and finance practice at PETERKA & PARTNERS is frequently engaged by local and international companies to advise on various matters including export financing, regulatory concerns, credit facilities, syndicated loans, and refinancings. Often involved in cross-border deals, the team also demonstrates capabilities in debt issuance programmes and bank guarantees. Senior associate Petr Říha leads the group and focuses primarily on loan transactions and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Saxo Bank A/S

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

Work highlights

  • Advising a major Czech bank on the refinancing of the existing financial indebtedness of the bank’s clients.
  • Advising a major Czech bank on the cancellation of cross-collateral securing loans of up to CZK450m and €25m.
  • Advising Web Shield Legal Library on cryptocurrency issues, covering various aspects including initial coin offering, cryptocurrency exchange, and payment transactions with cryptocurrency.

PETERKA & PARTNERS is the one truly CEE law firm that has built a pan-regional full-service practice with a unique fully-integrated infrastructure covering the region of Central and Eastern Europe through its own branches in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, and Croatia, with a team of more than 150 lawyers and tax advisors. PETERKA & PARTNERS plans to grow further in the CEE region and 2024 is intended to mark the firm’s entry onto the Slovenian legal market.

PETERKA & PARTNERS is best known for its unique, client-focused service model consisting of:

  • A single delivery point for legal services throughout the entire CEE region
  • The opportunity to truly “outsource” legal services within the CEE region
  • One partner dedicated to coordinating all of the client’s activities in the entire region
  • Knowledge of the client’s business structures, corporate culture and standards shared among all offices to the client’s benefit
  • All services can be governed by a single agreement on the provision of legal services
  • A single fee structure for the entire region reflecting important regional synergies
  • Stability and a unified standard of legal services within the region
  • Department Name Email Telephone
    Partner, Director for the Czech Republic Adéla Krbcová
    Partner, Director for the Czech Republic Barbora Urbancová
    Photo Name Position Profile
    Zdeněk Beránek photo Zdeněk Beránek Partner, Leader of Sport, Media and Gaming
    Ondřej Dušek photo Ondřej Dušek Partner, Leader of Real Estate
    Gabriela Hájková photo Gabriela Hájková Partner, Leader of Corporate
    Pavla Kopecková Prikrylova  photo Pavla Kopecková Prikrylova Partner
    Adéla  Krbcová photo Adéla Krbcová Director for the Czech Republic, Leader of Labour Law, Leader of Retail…
    Hynek Peroutka photo Hynek Peroutka Partner, Leader of Intellectual Property
    Barbora Urbancová photo Barbora Urbancová Partner, 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