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110 00, Prague 1
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Bríza & Trubac > The Legal 500 Rankings
Czech Republic > Tax Tier 2The tax law department at Bríza & Trubac regularly undertakes tax investigations, representing clients before the administrative courts and defending clients in cases involving tax fraud. In terms of a tax fraud sub-specialism, the firm provides white-collar crime defence, representing clients in criminal proceedings. Ondřej Trubač, Tomas Hokr, and Patrik Koželuha are the leadership trio overseeing the work.
Ondřej Trubač; Tomáš Hokr; Patrik Koželuha
‘The combination of a good theoretical background and focus on the practical results.’
‘I particularly appreciate the practical approach of Ondřej Trubač. We also appreciate their willingness to stand up against public corporations and the national treasury on behalf of private clients.’
‘Ondřej Trubač represents what I call a complex lawyer. Next to his role as a partner and tax law advisor he also co-organises expert panels and conferences, writes legal commentaries and publications, provides speeches at conferences and lectures at the universities. He also drives forward reputable projects focused on law ethics.’
‘The team has a long-term focus; tax law advisory has been one of the key areas of the law firm since it has been established one decade ago. I do appreciate how the team works – all employees share one floor in the office building to secure intense interactions and strong cooperation. They are very flexible yet highly educated and determined.’
‘The team provides a great service.’
PKF Apogeo, s.r.o.
Coca-Cola HBC Česko a Slovensko, s.r.o.
European Agency for the Space Programme
European Labour Authority
- Representing PKF APOGEO in administrative court proceedings and tax proceedings.
Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4
The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Bríza & Trubac typically acts on complex and cross-border cases. The team grew significantly in year, with the arrival of Ondřej Hampl from BADOKH and associates Jakub Kučera, also from BADOKH, David Linek from Kocián Šolc Balaštík, and Tereza Händlová from Legans Law Office. Hampl now leads the team alongside Patrik Koželuha, both bringing a wealth of experience in corporate and M&A matters. The team continues to benefit from the expertise of the firm in other areas, and works particularly closely with the tax department.
Ondřej Hampl; Patrik Koželuha
Other key lawyers:
Barbora Klimešová; Jakub Kučera; David Línek; Tereza Händlová
‘Sense of ownership – I felt that during our sell-side M&A project they acted as if they are selling their own company and were more committed to our success then I would have expected from a business partner/vendor.’
‘The main strength of the team is combining perfect erudition and a friendly atmosphere, which every client must feel immediately when they come into the office. Professionalism, loyalty, tendencies to help in every little issue – that’s amazing and unique. There is no factory attitude, simply a focus on you as a client.’
‘Everyone in this law firm is pro-client, open, transparent, expert, seasoned, kind, knowledgeable. I can only recommend.’
Second Foundation a.s.
ADI Heat & Power a.s.
Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o.
Active Development Investments a.s.
- Advised BHM group, as seller, on the sale of 8.38% of shares issued by IMMOFINANZ AG to CPI Property Group, and the take-over of the associated indebtedness towards VTB Bank.
- Advised Second Foundation on the acquisition of 100% of the shareholding in Nano Energies Trade and the associated minority investments into the Second Foundation’s group.
- Advised Second Foundation, as purchaser, on the distressed acquisition of the core assets of the bankrupt in.power, a German trader of renewable energy.
Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 5The dispute resolution team at Bríza & Trubac works on many high-profile cases in the Czech courts, and appears often in front of the European Court of Justice. The expertise of the team lies specifically in cross-border disputes and investment arbitration. Petr Bříza, Tomas Hokr and associate Marta Zavadilová comprise the leadership trio, all acts as arbitrators as well as having significant litigious experience.
Petr Bříza; Tomáš Hokr; Marta Zavadilová
Other key lawyers:
‘Unique lawyers with large expertise.’
‘The unique nature of the practice is in their very individual approach to every issue. They are always very kind and react with a short response time, and are always willing to help. Their job is always quick and accurate. We also appreciate their high knowledge of appropriate problems and solutions. They also provide alternative solutions.’
‘It is a pleasure to work especially with Marta Zavadilová and Petr Bříza. They are great professionals and they are always willing to help with anything on a daily basis. It makes this cooperation very pleasant.’
‘Strong team of litigation lawyers led by Petr Bříza.’
‘Petr Bříza has a hands-on approach and is a very smart lawyer.’
‘They are excellent and highly professional.’
‘This practice is unique with their deep knowledge of the issue while remaining very personal and close to the client. I have always known what is going on and the steps have always been explained and discussed with me personally, making sure I was aware of the potential outcomes. The team has a good knowledge of my firm as we have been working together for a while now.’
‘Their law knowledge is on an international level, in particular Petr Bříza is acting perfectly as an arbitrator. Therefore, thanks to his professional advice we have been able to avoid conflicts with some of the contracting parties.’
European Union Agency for the Space Programme
Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o.
BAEST Machines &Structures, a.s.
KOPOS KOLÍN, a.s.
CREDO Trading (LBDI Holding)
Allegro.pl sp. z o.o.
Active Development Investments a.s.
Kiwi.com s.r.o. (https://www.kiwi.com/en/)
- Representing a private client in a long-running dispute over the recognition and enforcement of an Australian judgment.
Czech Republic > Real estate and construction Tier 5The real estate team at Bríza & Trubac advises its clients on purchases of real estate properties and project companies, business leasing agreements, development projects, construction disputes, and real estate finance, regularly acting across all sectors of the market. Ondřej Hampl heads up the team, having joined the firm in September 2021 from BADOKH.
BHM group a.s.
Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o.
ADI LED POWER a.s. (member of ADI Group)
- Advised BHM group on the sale of 8.38% of shares issued by IMMOFINANZ to CPI Property Group, and the take-over of the associated indebtedness towards VTB Bank.
- Assisting a subsidiary of Raiffeisenbank specialising in financing real estate projects with contractual documentation preparation.
- Advised ADI Group on the adjustment of real estate relations and property modifications in relation to a photovoltaic project.
Bríza & Trubac > Firm Profile
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.
The firm’s main areas of expertise include:
- international trade and arbitration
- restructuring and insolvency
- tax law including criminal aspects
- 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
The law firm currently has 7 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), Patrik Koželuha (transactions, energy, real estate, tax law) and Ondřej Hampl (real estate, transaction, restructuring and insolvency).
The team is complemented by 9 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 thefield 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”.
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.
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.
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