Firm Profile > BADOKH > Prague, Czech Republic

28. RIJNA 767/12
110 00 PRAHA 1
Czech Republic

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Boutique firm BADOKH's strengths include real estate finance and acquisition finance, and it has experience acting for borrower clients. The team, which includes Jakub Dostál, Ivo Bárta and Michael Mullen, advises local and foreign clients on all aspects of financing and handles due diligence. Petr Kuhn is the key contact for capital markets work, particularly equity financing. Robert David departed for Wolf Theiss.

Real estate and construction Tier 5

BADOKH's real estate team is led by Ondrej Hampl and has experience in acting for project developers and real estate companies. The team advises on residential acquisitions and redevelopment matters. Jakub Dostál is recommended for project finance and has extensive expertise in M&A.

The firm: BADOKH was founded in 2014 by former White & Case partners Jakub Dostál, Petr Kuhn and Ivo Bárta, each of whom gained more than 10 – 15 years of working experience at White & Case before establishing BADOKH. Together, they created BADOKH as a law firm that would meet the highest international standards while demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the local law, markets and business environment.

Within three years of its existence, BADOKH gained a unique position on the Czech market due to its ability to provide its clients with excellent legal services following the highest international standards combined with the in-depth knowledge of the local law and business environment.

BADOKH’s team currently consists of more than 30 professionals. Its senior advocates and tax advisors have been practicing law for up to 30 years and are among the most respected professionals in the market.

We have a wealth of experience in acting as the local advisor of international law firms who have no permanent presence in the Czech Republic, and their clients.

Areas of practice: Corporate/M&A: BADOKH has a wealth of experience when it comes to exceptionally complex large-scale transactions in the domestic and cross-border market.

As regards this practice, BADOKH’s specialists have participated in some of the most innovative and complex M&A transactions ever accomplished in the Czech Republic. The firm specializes in advising global corporations, investment banks, but also domestic SMEs, private equity funds, and private investors on how to structure and implement all kinds of domestic or cross-border transactions.

BADOKH provides comprehensive and fully integrated legal and tax advisory services in all areas of corporate law, which includes the entire range of corporate governance issues, the relations between corporations and their shareholders (and among shareholders themselves), the liability of corporations, their bodies and their management.

Restructuring and insolvency: Due to the firm´s exceptional experience gained in global advisory firms operating in the CEE region, BADOKH has a strong connection with major players on the local market.

BADOKH provides legal and tax services to large corporations in financial distress, investors, banks and sponsors in variety of in court and out of court restructurings, reorganizations, stand still arrangements and insolvency proceedings, among others BADOKH represents OKD, a.s., the only hard coal producer in the Czech Republic, employing more than 10.000 employees, with respect to its reorganization, which is by a far margin the largest reorganization on the Czech market ever; and Vítkovice Machinery Group, the largest machinery and engineering group in the Czech Republic, in connection with their out-of-court restructuring (including distressed sales, recapitalization and refinancing of credit lines) and various members of the group (VITKOVICE POWER ENGINEERING, VITKOVICE GEAR, VITKOVICE ENVI), as debtors in possession, in court-sanctioned reorganization (including reorganization of a power engineering company with total restructured debt exceeding USD 1bn).

Litigation and arbitration: The firm´s expertise in various industries (in particular the energy sector, healthcare, property development, and financial services), combined with its exceptional insight into the relevant legal framework and high degree of specialization in corporate and financial law, allows BADOKH to quickly find its bearings in disputes, to the benefit of its clients.

BADOKH is exceptional due to its people who play crucial roles in resolving diverse large-scale legal disputes. Its key people have been members of the recodification commissions and co-authored commentaries to pivotal Czech Acts (all published by C.H.Beck).

BADOKH has created one of the most efficient dispute resolution practices on the Czech market, which advises its clients on judicial and arbitral proceedings both in the Czech Republic and across the CEE region as a whole.

Banking and finance: BADOKH brings together over 20 years of unique international experience and a top-notch knowledge of local law. The firm has many years of experience in providing advisory services not only to leading domestic and foreign financial institutions, but also to corporations, private equity funds and private investors with respect to their financial transactions.

BADOKH provides legal and tax services to both lenders and borrowers in particular with respect to acquisition, real estate, corporate, project and export financing.

Recently, BADOKH was appointed to the preferred advisors’ panel of Komercní banka, a.s., a major Czech bank and local subsidiary of Société Générale This adds to BADOKH’s position of the preferred advisors’ of CSOB, a subsidiary of KBV Bank NV, which position BADOKH earned in 2015, and proves BADOKH’s continuing growth in the bank advisory sector.

Projects and energy: For more than 25 years, BADOKH’s experts have devoted themselves to the issue of energy, industrial, and infrastructure projects, representing major Czech and multinational corporations and financial institutions; they are the leading Czech experts in the field. The approximate aggregated value of Energy & Infrastructure transactions within the past year was in the amount of several hundred million EUR.

Real estate: As regards this practice, BADOKH’s specialists play an active role in highly ambitious and complex real estate projects across the CEE region. BADOKH offers an exceptional wealth of experience when it comes to advising domestic and foreign companies, property funds and private investors on their transactions.

BADOKH effectively combines its real estate experience with a strong bank finance know-how.

Department Name Email Telephone
Restructuring & Insolvency Petr Kuhn
Restructuring & Insolvency Tomáš Zagar
Bank financing Jakub Dostál
Capital markets Jakub Dostál
Corporate law Petr Kuhn
Corporate law Jakub Dostál
Real Estate & Development Ondrej Hampl
Energy, industrial and infrastructure projects Tomáš Zagar
Litigation & Arbitration Tomáš Zagar
Litigation & Arbitration Petr Kuhn
Mergers & Acquisitions Petr Kuhn
Mergers & Acquisitions Jakub Dostál
Export Projects Tomáš Zagar
Export Projects Jakub Dostál
Tax law, including structuring, registrations, day-to-day advice and litigation Tomáš Hlavácek
Direct investment of foreign entities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia Petr Kuhn
Direct investment of foreign entities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia Jakub Dostál
Local and cross-border transactions, including their structuring from the legal and tax perspective Petr Kuhn
Local and cross-border transactions, including their structuring from the legal and tax perspective Jakub Dostál
Due diligence Petr Kuhn
Due diligence Jakub Dostál
Contract law, including the review of contracts from the local law perspective Petr Kuhn
Contract law, including the review of contracts from the local law perspective Tomáš Zagar
Regulatory aspects of transactions Tomáš Zagar
Private Equity, including financing Jakub Dostál
Labor Law Markéta Millerová
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Mr Jakub Dostál  photo Mr Jakub Dostál