Firm Profile > Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář > Prague, Czech Republic

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
110 02 PRAGUE
Czech Republic

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář handles large, high-profile financing mandates for major international and domestic banks and is highly recommended for its advice on securities. Led by Libor Basl, the team works closely with the firm's office in Slovakia to act on cross-border matters across industry sectors. Senior associate Lukáš Hron handles corporate financing matters and Marek Disman is noted for his real estate financing expertise. Alexandr César, who heads the competition group and is co-head of the M&A practice, advises on business and share transactions. 


A first-class law firm with remarkable deal experience in the local market as well as in the neighbouring jurisdictions. An efficient, helpful and results-oriented team that sticks to the agreed budgets.

Marek Disman’s technical knowledge is second to none. He is a solicitor you would want on your side and is exceptional in escrow agreements.’

The team is extremely professional and efficient in all engagements and dealings.’

Key clients

Československá obchodní banka (ČSOB) / KBC Bank NV


Komerční banka

Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH)

Kofola Československo / Aetos a.s.

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic

Commerzbank AG

Moulins de Kleinbettingen S.A.

Worldline SA/NV

Crestyl Group

Aures Holding / AAA Auto

Erste Group Bank AG

Pegas Nonwovens

PKN Orlen

NH Hotel Group, S.A.


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is described as 'a first-class law firm with remarkable deal experience' and is noted for its ability to undertake high-value, cross-border M&A transactions and restructuring for corporate clients. Led by Tomáš Skoumal and Alexandr César, the team has sector strength in energy and gas, pharmaceuticals and automotive. The practice is made up of Pavel Fekar, who specialises in the tax aspects of transactions, associate Petra Jilgová-Benešová and Milena Hoffmanová, who heads the healthcare and life sciences group.


‘Tomas Skoumal is a pragmatic, strong negotiator with extremely broad experience. Always available and very pleasant to work with.’

‘Alexandr Cesar is a business-minded and solutions-oriented lawyer with strategic thinking.’

‘Petra Jilgova is a very practical, friendly and commercially minded lawyer.’

Key clients

Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) / EP Infrastructure (EPIF)

Nord Anglia Education

KSM Investment / Kofola

Illinois Tool Works

Československá obchodní banka (ČSOB)

PKN Orlen

Sika AG


Apax Partners / Unilabs


THQ Nordic / Koch Media

Brookfield Capital Partners

Laird Technologies Inc.

Moulins de Kleinbettingen S.A.

ERB bank, a.s.

Tesla International B.V.

PepsiCo / Frito-Lay Trading Company GmbH

Tele Pizza S.A.

Sony Europe

Pegas Nonwovens a.s.

Zimmer GmbH

VF Corporation

Spectrum Brands

Tech Mahindra

Platinum Equity

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Martin Hrodek leads the team at Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář, which handles a wide range of domestic and international matters. Sector strengths for the team include the banking and automotive industries; recent highlights include successfully acting for major Czech bank ČSOB. Thanks to its network of offices in the CEE region, the practice is adept at handling cross-border litigation, as well as international arbitration. The wider team includes senior associate Kristína Bartošková, who handles commercial matters and has expertise in regulatory proceedings.

Key clients

Československá obchodní banka (ČSOB)

EP Industries a.s.

CTP Invest spol. s r.o.

Czech Export Bank, a.s.

ADM International Sarl

Commerzbank, a.s.

Dura Automotive


Credit Suisse AG

HDI Versicherung AG

ERB bank, a.s.

Essar Projects

Kofola ČeskoSlovensko a.s

Employment Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's employment practice stands out for its blue-chip client base, which focuses on the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors. Martin Hrodek leads the team, which has both Czech and Slovak law capabilities and is able to draw on the support of the firm's regional network of offices to handle cross-border cases. The team also specialises in handling internal investigations and dispute resolution. Zuzana Ferianc is recommended.


The team always adapts very flexibly to unexpected inquiries.’

‘Martina Zavodna is very good in case analysis. She gives concrete and valid recommendations.’

Key clients




ERB bank





Solar Turbines


VF International / Kontoor

Western Digital Corporation


Trend Micro

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China



Intellectual property Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's market-leading intellectual property practice is led by Jiří Čermák and handles a range of complex patent matters and portfolio management. The team is experienced in handling Slovak law matters and regularly undertakes cross-border work in neighbouring Slovakia and Poland. Senior associate Kristína Bartošková represents clients in IP litigation and domestic arbitration, with a particular focus on domain name disputes.

Key clients

Laufen / Roca Group

L’Oreal SA / The Body Shop


Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (ČSOB)





Bristol Myers Squibb

Calvin Klein





SCS Software

Avery Dennison

Eli Lilly

Michael Kors

Yves Saint-Laurent


Tax Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is well regarded for its expertise in contentious tax matters and international tax planning. Led by Pavel Fekar, the team regularly advises multinational corporations on the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border acquisitions. Eliška Komínková is a senior member of the team and advises on local and European taxation regulations for foreign clients.


The tax team has a unique combination of individuals focused on various tax fields with expertise in tax disputes that make them the best choice for solving complicated tax issues.’

Pavel Fekar is an experienced tax adviser and lawyer. We appreciate his ability to capture the essence of the problem and come up with a possible solution with an emphasis on the client’s needs.

Key clients

Almirall S.A.

Baxter Group

Cogent Communications Czech Republic s.r.o.


Illinois Tool Works

Laird Technologies Inc.


Tesla International B.V.

Sony Europe

TMT Tier 1

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is renowned for its technology practice and counts an impressive array of blue-chip companies as clients. Jiří Čermák, who also heads the IP practice, is the key name to note for advising on complex licensing and outsourcing matters. The team also has experience handling high-value and cross-border mandates and advising on data protection. Tomáš Skoumal and senior associate Kristína Bartošková are also key members of the team.

Key clients


Fox International Channels / Fox Entertainment


KBC Bank / Československá obchodní banka


Sberbank, a.s.

SCS Software

Telecom Italia Sparkle

EU and competition Tier 2

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's competition practice is jointly led by Alexandr César and Vienna-based Kateřina Schenková, and handles a mix of Czech and Slovak matters. The team is experienced in advising on merger filings, acting for clients primarily in the telecoms and pharmaceutical space. The group can undertake cross-border work with ease, co-operating with its Frankfurt and Brussels offices on EU law matters.

Key clients

Astra Zeneca

Citic Group

Eli Lilly

GI International


LKQ Corporation

Merck Sharp & Dohme


Moulins de Kleinbettingen S.A.

Novo Nordisk

Schreiber International


Tech Mahindra

Worldline S.A.


Boston Scientific


Real estate and construction Tier 2

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář handles a stream of real estate transactions and cross-border investments, with an emphasis on advising investors on real estate acquisitions. Strengthened by the firm's CEE reach, the 'extremely professional and efficient' team also advises multinational clients on lease agreements. Senior associate Marek Disman and partner Martin Hrodek now jointly lead the team following the departure of former practice head David Šimonek for an in-house position.


Marek Disman’s technical knowledge is second to none and he is a solicitor you would want on your side. He is exceptional at advising on escrow agreements.

Key clients

VF Europe BVBA

EPH (Energetický a průmyslový holding) Group



CTP Group


Allegro MicroSystems

Precision Castparts

SCS Software


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Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Jiří Čermák  photo Mr Jiří Čermák
Mr David Šimonek  photo Mr David Šimonek
Mr Libor Basl  photo Mr Libor Basl
Mr Alexandr César  photo Mr Alexandr César
Mr Pavel Fekar  photo Mr Pavel Fekar
 Zuzana Ferianc  photo Zuzana Ferianc
Mr Martin Hrodek  photo Mr Martin Hrodek
Ms Petra Jilgová-Benešová  photo Ms Petra Jilgová-Benešová
Mr Tomáš Skoumal  photo Mr Tomáš Skoumal