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KPMG in Czech Republic
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PRAGUE
Czech Republic

Czech Republic > Tax Tier 3

KPMG in Czech Republic's team has ‘excellent knowledge of technical tax issues’, and is highlighted for its strong capabilities handling dispute resolution and advisory work for clients. On the contentious side, the group is active in investigations and tax litigation; Petr Toman specialises in this area, and also handles tax planning work for multinational clients. Managing partner Radek Halíček leads the team.

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Testimonials

‘KPMG team provides excellent service thanks to the great people they employ, with excellent knowledge of technical tax issues and great co-operation within the team. They also have a good knowledge and understanding of our situation and our needs, thanks to long-term cooperation.’

‘Professional approach and wide range of tax knowledge.’

‘Petr Toman – great lead and excellent support.’

 

Key clients

Global Tungsten & Powders spol. s r.o.

ADM Olomouc s.r.o.

EP Energy Trading, a. s.

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

KPMG in Czech Republic provides a full range of services to domestic and international clients, which includes legal and tax support on M&A and restructurings, as well as advice on general corporate and commercial law issues. In addition to acting for large scale companies, the team is equally skilled in advising family businesses. Martin Hrdlík, Jan Frey and Viktor Dušek co-head the team.

Testimonials

ZDR Investments SICAV

PEPCO

Product Life Group

Česká tisková kancelář

Key clients

Albatros Media s.r.o.

Westfalen AG

Greif Beheer B.V.

Mamma HELP, z.s. v likvidaci

Anheuser-Busch InBev Procurement GmbH

Sanko Gosei Czech s.r.o.

T-MAPY spol. s r.o.

 

Work highlights

  • Advised Pavel Aschenbrenner on the sale of his 100% share in IZOS s.r.o. to HELUZ.
  • Advised Czech Press Agency on the acquisition of 100% share in Profimedia Group.
  • Advised Albatros Media a.s. on the acquisition of Mladá Front as a distressed asset.

KPMG Legal Czech Republic, founded in 2010, is a fully-fledged law firm proudly representing the KPMG brand. We specialise in M&A and corporate law, transactions, regulations, labour law, litigation, tax law and law and technology. We focus on providing forward-thinking and technology-led approaches for clients, in addition to more traditional legal services offerings. The worldwide network of KPMG Legal offices is represented in 81 jurisdictions with more than 2,750 legal professionals worldwide. Our offices cooperate closely with one another as well as with other KPMG professionals and gladly share our know-how for the benefit of our clients.

Multidisciplinary solutions: Team of KPMG Legal Czech Republic benefits from close cooperation with the Audit, Tax and Advisory departments of KPMG Czech Republic who belong to the top among consultancy services. This way we add value by providing our clients with a multidisciplinary solutions, especially when a legal matter in hand requires involving experts from other fields.

Strength of international network: As part of KPMG’s global network of independent member firms, we provide a wide range of compliance services and strategic corporate governance support to our clients wherever in the world they operate. We utilise a collaborative, cross-border approach to delivering services, providing a variety of support solutions. We can easily assemble an international team to address international projects. Thanks to our mindset of innovation and the power of KPMG’s relationships with leading technology providers we help clients to modernize, simplify and digitize legal function.

Strong corporate team: The members of our team have participated at both national and international corporate restructuring, including the reorganisation of large financial and business groups.

Knowledge of the financial market: We know the environment of renowned Czech and international banks, insurance and investment companies. We have an extensive experience in dealing with Czech National Bank and other government bodies.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Radek Halíčekrhalicek@kpmg.cz+420 222 123 215
Partner Martin Hrdlíkmhrdlik@kpmg.cz+420 222 123 392
Associate Director Viktor Dušekvdusek@kpmg.cz+420 222 123 746
Number of lawyers : 30
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Our employees are our key assets. We care about them, help them in their development, and aim to create an inspiring work environment for them. One of our most important values that we uphold is respect. We respect our mutual differences. We let others know that they are important to us, and welcome and embrace diversity. We see every one of our employees as a unique personality that has joined us to grow with us both professionally and personally. We aim to accommodate our employee’s special needs and to balance their personal and work life. We support them in their different career phases and enable their rapid professional and personal development and career advancement. We are signatories our the European Diversity Charter.

Within our pro-bono activities we cooperate with numerous non-profit organisations. Several of our educational activities are aimed towards pupils and students, as we try to enrich their competences regardless of their personal social background.

We publish more detailed information about our diversity approach in our sustainability report, which is among the highest-rated non-financial reports in the Czech Republic.


CLIENT: Linda Kostrůnková, HR Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Nexen Tire Europe s.r.o.
TESTIMONIAL: When it comes to legal matters, KPMG Legal is my clear choice. I appreciate especially their expertise in labour law, so that I can ask everything I need and receive their legal statement very soon, guiding me easily through even very complex and comprehensive situations.


CLIENT: Petra Veselá, HR Manager
COMPANY/FIRM: Amcor Flexibles Nový Bydžov, s.r.o.
TESTIMONIAL: Cooperation with KPMG Legal is always very smooth and professional. I value their personal approach and understanding of my situation. They are always seeking the best solution for me and often come up with some innovative approach.


CLIENT: Petra Pospíšilová, Tax Director
COMPANY/FIRM: Československá obchodní banka, a. s.
TESTIMONIAL: We cooperate with the team of KPMG Legal mainly in tax litigation cases, on long-term basis. I largely appreciate their standing commitment to the cases at hand, their team is really hands-on the issues, well prepared and active. They take initiative when it is relevant to do so, and they are able to react very timely not only when required, but especially when the action and their advice is most relevant. I really value the way they are able to structure documents and set arguments in a way comprehensible also to people not directly immersed in the case. Their advice is most helpful, well-structured and well founded.


CLIENT: Yvona Štěrbová, CEO and owner
COMPANY/FIRM: GASTON s.r.o.
TESTIMONIAL: KPMG Legal is our first choice for complex cross border and multidisciplinary matters. Thanks to their international network and multidisciplinary teams, we can solve not just legal, but also tax or financial aspects of our European business under one roof.

Martin Hrdlík, Partner

Martin Hrdlík, who leads the legal firm, explains how his team is approaching clients’ changing needs.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate KPMG Legal from your competitors?

Our clients want complete and comprehensive solutions. It is therefore a big advantage that our team benefits from close cooperation with the audit, tax and advisory departments of KPMG Czech Republic and other KPMG member firms. Our team is thus able to combine its broad legal expertise with the outstanding business expertise of the international network and in this way add value to the business of our clients and provide a wider perspective. In addition to our multidisciplinary and global approach we also possess a deep expertise in industry, with a special focus on the finance and industrial firm sectors.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

I am confident that the next year is going to be really intensive and our colleagues will be busy finding solutions in areas such as labour law or tax disputes. I also want to highlight our increasing activity focused on family businesses where we build on our strong relationships with private individuals and our ability to act as a trusted advisor in various matters. We are prepared to offer our advice in a more proactive way, with an evidence-based and strategic approach. The reason for this is to be able to act as true partners for the business and help our client to become more resilient.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

We are investing in our people and in technologies and the results prove that we are going in the right direction. With our talented colleagues we have helped our clients to set corporate processes in order to achieve the maximum possible effectiveness and flexibility, in close accordance with changing regulations and technological development.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

We focus on providing forward-thinking and technology-led approaches and client services, in addition to more traditional legal service offerings. This has been important over the last challenging months, during which we nonetheless developed impressive business opportunities and managed to find high quality solutions for our clients.

The role of legal teams is changing quickly. The businesses they support are going digital. The regulatory environment is getting more complex, and the digitalization of legal functions continues at a fast pace and we embrace these changes.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

There is always a great deal of satisfaction when achieving a victory for a client. Even more rewarding is when our work has an impact over the whole market and changes the way things are traditionally done and rights some long-term wrongs. We helped a client with claims for interest from withheld VAT deductions compensating for the lengthy withholding of tax overpayments. This has been a complex subject matter in the Czech jurisdiction due to the nonconformity of Czech legislation with the European directives. The Supreme Administrative Court in a landmark case represented by our legal attorneys confirmed the clients right to the interest from withheld VAT deductions in the amount claimed by the client. This is a landmark case with an impact on the whole market.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

We have set out an ambitious plan for our growth while sustaining the highest quality of services.

What will define us in three years’ time is our innovative and bold approach and our ability to challenge the legal services market and move the things forward.