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Bríza & Trubac
Palladium Prague
Na Poříčí 1079/3a
110 00, Prague 1
Czech Republic

Czech Republic > Tax Tier 2

Bríza & Trubac’s tax practice is frequently instructed by local and international corporations, in addition to high-net-worth individuals, consultancies, and European Union agencies. The team is reputed for its strengths in tax investigations, and often represents clients in high-value tax disputes before the administrative courts. Additionally, the group advises on subsidy cases, VAT fraud, and criminal tax crime proceedings. The department is collectively led by tax litigation expert Ondřej Trubač, Tomáš Hokr, who handles corporate and income tax, and Patrik Koželuha, who specialises in tax fraud prevention.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Trubač; Tomáš Hokr; Patrik Koželuha

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Munzar


‘The team deals with legal issues very professionally while maintaining a friendly attitude with clients.’

‘Ondřej Trubač specialises in financial law and procedure. Unlike most competitors, he does not hesitate to take cases against public authorities and tax authorities in particular.’

Key clients

PKF APOGEO, s.r.o.

European Agency for the Space Programme

European Labour Authority


Metrostav a.s.

Work highlights

  • Cooperating with PKF APOGEO, s.r.o. by providing legal counselling to its client in administrative court and tax proceedings.

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The commercial, corporate and M&A department at Bríza & Trubac advises clients from a range of industries including tech, energy, engineering, and real estate. The firm handles transactions and corporate issues, joint ventures, and restructuring mandates, often in close connection with its tax practice. Patrik Koželuha leads the group and offers expertise in handling cross-border corporate and M&A mandates.

Practice head(s):

Patrik Koželuha

Other key lawyers:

Barbora Klimešova; David Línek


‘The team is really well balanced. The approach of each team member, their knowledge of the law, flexibility and ability to think outside the box is indispensable for their clients.’

‘Patrik Koželuha has excellent negotiation skills, erudition, the perfect ability to find constructive solutions leading to the goal, and at the same time he has perfect drafting skills in the preparation of documentation and its revision.’

‘The team combines highly experienced senior partners with motivated junior colleagues who complement each other to satisfy the client’s needs.’

‘I primarily value their client focus, always openly listening to clients’ needs to deliver the best possible solution.’

Key clients

ADI Heat & Power a.s.

DataSentics a.s.

Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o.

Active Development Investments a.s. s.r.o.

Liversport Group a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advised Radovan Jirka and Jiří Tobolka on the sale of their majority stakes in Bizztreat s.r.o. to LinkSoft Technologies.

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Bríza & Trubac’s dispute resolution practice is collectively led by Petr Bříza, a specialist in international investment arbitration; Marta Zavadilová, who has a key focus on succession disputes; and Tomáš Hokr, who is well versed in tax litigation. Often involving cross-border elements, the department’s workload includes family disputes, and it is also recognised for its focus on foreign judgment recognition cases. The team regularly appears in front of domestic courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Petr Bříza; Tomáš Hokr; Marta Zavadilová

Other key lawyers:

Markéta Polendová


‘The firm is unique not only for its professionality, but also for the unique composition of its team. This makes for dynamic cooperation and the delivery of high-quality work.’

‘Outstanding knowledge and reputation, excellent results.’

‘The team is very flexible and it is a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Petr Bříza is the leading litigator in the firm with very good reputation among his peers. His experience in the relevant matters is backed up by his academic background.’

‘The team is brilliant, always willing to help and flexible with the best expertise and knowledge. I appreciate their individual approach.’

‘Their reliability is very helpful.’

‘Our long-standing partnership is founded on the professional excellence of this law firm. They provide a friendly and approachable service, coupled with a deep well of knowledge and innovative problem-solving capabilities. Their approach involves presenting various alternative solutions to address the issue at hand while also highlighting associated risks.’

‘Petr Bříza is an extremely reliable and friendly lawyer to work with. We want to emphasise his dedication to clients and his responsiveness. I have no hesitation in entrusting him with highly complex matters because he quickly grasps the essence of the problem. We also value the fact that he and his team are always willing to help us in a short time.’

Key clients

European Union Agency for the Space Programme

European Labour Authority

Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o.

Metrostav a.s.

BAEST Machines &Structures, a.s.


Allegro sp. z o.o.

Active Development Investments a.s.


Jan Talacko s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Representing Jan Talacko in a dispute over the recognition and enforcement of an Australian judgment in the Czech Republic.

Czech Republic > Real estate and construction Tier 5

Bríza & Trubac’s real estate department advises on business lease agreements, construction disputes, real estate finance, development projects, and associated regulatory concerns. The firm is active across the hotel and leisure, residential, retail, office, and logistics industries. The practice is jointly led by Tomáš Hokr, who specialises in construction litigation and real estate M&A work, and Patrik Koželuha, who focuses on transactional and cross-border real estate mandates.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Hokr; Patrik Koželuha

Key clients

Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o.


Work highlights

  • Assisted Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o. with the drafting of contractual documentation for the provision of a loan to a developer of a large residential area in the Czech Republic.
  • Advising ADI LED POWER a.s. on the adjustment of real estate relations and property modifications in connection with the client’s alternative energy project.

Overview: Bříza & Trubač is an ambitious boutique law firm in Prague that continuously strives to serve its clients’ interests and needs with excellence; the law firm upholds diligence, client loyalty and responsibility as their core values. The firm, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary in autumn 2023, has firmly established itself on the Czech legal market in recent years and continues its expansion: its team has grown, it has moved into new premises and its revenues have grown again.

Practice areas: The firm’s main areas of expertise include:

  • international trade and arbitration
  • litigation
  • restructuring and insolvency
  • tax law including criminal aspects
  • compliance
  • EU and international law
  • corporate law and transactions
  • real estate
  • energy law
  • family and inheritance law
  • data protection.
  • labour and immigration law
  • sports law
  • e-commerce and marketing

People: The law firm currently has 6 partners. In addition to the founding partners Petr Bříza (who specializes in international trade and arbitration, disputes, EU and international law, energy) and Ondřej Trubač (tax law, compliance and criminal law), they are Barbora Klimešová (transactions and labour law), Marta Zavadilová (private internation law, litigation, family law), Tomáš Hokr (international trade and arbitration, disputes, real estate, tax law) and  Patrik Koželuha (transactions, energy, real estate, tax law).

The team is complemented by 12 attorneys and other fee earners, including associates.

Examples of recent important mandates in tax law and transactions:

  • Providing legal counseling to APOGEO, a leading Czech consulting company, in connection with administrative court proceedings and tax proceedings.
  • advising Czech Energy Parks , a.s. in a complex project related to development of large photovoltaic power plants is various regions across the Czech Republic
  • advising BizzTreat , a Czech technology company focused on data analytics, in its acquisition by the SUDOP project and engineering group
  • advising Opero and the affiliated companies Black Lunch and Fazole Venturesin connection with the unification ownership interests in the target company Whalebone.

The main focus of the dispute resolution team lies in cross-border disputes being either litigated in the Czech Republic or arbitrated in the Czech Republic or abroad. International arbitration both commercial and investment is a key specialization of the dispute resolution practice. The team has successfully represented domestic and foreign clients in LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), DIS (German Institution of Arbitration) and ICSID arbitration cases.

The team is also very active in the field of foreign judgment recognition and enforcement. The team has successfully defended a Czech company against a $23 million US judgment. The members of the team often work as legal consultants for other Czech law firms in complex cases where an international element is present.

Other notable work: The firm has also recently worked with other competitors in the market to create model investment documentation for startups, funds and other early stage companies, following the example of foreign markets such as the Baltics and the UK. The market standard of unified investment documentation brings significant financial savings to companies, often at an early stage of their existence. For their legal representatives, it means time and cost savings compared to creating investment documentation “greenfield”.

Legal awards:  The firm and its individual members have repeatedly received significant awards and rankings in legal rankings over the past year. The law firm has been rated as a highly recommended (tax law) or recommended firm (dispute resolution and arbitration, telecommunications and media, criminal law, energy and power projects) in the domestic competition Law Firm of the Year 2022.

Also,  analysts at Chambers and Partners have included Bříza & Trubač in their Chambers Europe yearbook for the first time in 2023 in the area of tax law.

Ondřej Trubač, the founding partner of the firm, was also awarded third place in the Czech Tax Advisor and Tax Firm of the Year competition, which was organized by Wolters Kluwer, a publishing house of professional literature.

Lectures and publications: Members of the firm have also continued to give lectures, presentations and training sessions, whether to business people, judges, prosecutors or fellow attorneys. Seminars covered topics such as anti-corruption, tax compliance, criminal tax law, as well as litigation, EU law and private international law.

Petr Bříza has co-authored two important legal publications that have recently been published – National Application of European Union Law and Transfers of Business Interests and Shares.

International cooperation: Since 2018, the firm has been a member of the prestigious international network of law firms SCG Legal, which brings together 122 independent law firms in more than 60 countries with a total of over 12,000 lawyers.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute resolution Petr Bříza
Tax Law Ondřej Trubač
International trade and arbitration Tomáš Hokr
Corporate Patrik Koželuha
Regulatory and compliance
Real estate
EU law
Family and inheritance law Marta Zavadilová
International law
Immigration Law
Transaction Barbora Klimešová
Labour Law
Number of lawyers : 18
Czech Bar Association
Czech Arbitration Court
Czech-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce