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Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář > The Legal 500 RankingsSquire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář has a strong track record in domestic and international arbitration, as well as litigation, with the firm attracting high-stakes mandates from Czech and international clients. On the litigation side, the firm handles corporate, banking and real estate disputes; ‘excellent lawyer’ Vladimír Polách, who was promoted to counsel, is a name to note in this space. Elsewhere, in the arbitration arena, the firm is a go-to for both commercial and investor-state arbitration matters. Rostislav Pekař heads up the arbitration practice. Mária Poláková is another key individual at the firm, as is Ivan Chalupa, who is experienced in insolvency and M&A disputes.
‘The team is small and compact. Communication is excellent.’
‘Vladimir Polach is an excellent lawyer with detailed knowledge of the process. He is also able to provide a commercial view and puts you off from riding into a lost battle.’
‘Very professional team, always available and can communicate eloquently in several languages’
Foreign Disputes Department of the State of Libya
Republic of Kosovo
The Ministry of Environment and Energy of the Republic of Croatia
The Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic
Vodafone CZ s.r.o.
- Defended the Slovak Republic in an arbitration over water rights worth more than €160m under the Polish-Slovak Bilateral Investment Treaty.
‘Professional, timely, punctual and structured. We, as clients, appreciated the ability to explain complex/technical matters to us. Responsive and helpful.’
‘Radek Janecek – experienced transaction lawyer, well-connected in the local market, great negotiation skills with the counterparty. Radek Vana – running the project on a day-to-day basis, useful international experience, seamless interaction between the local and international matters, resourceful in negotiating W&I, always available to explain technical points and making commercial sense and logical perspective to them.’
‘The firm could handle complex transactions and negotiations, both domestic and cross-border. They have large M&A experience and any client can have complete trust in them. They get with the times in diversity, technology as well as billing. The team is very stable, which helps clients to keep long-term relationships and it helps the team to know very well their clients and their needs and preferences.’
‘Radek Janecek: our key point of contact, very hands-on, real professional, great coordinator ensuring we always get the best possible support. I really appreciate his business thinking and pro-client attitude.’
‘Marek Hrubeš (Associate): in charge of drafting and negotiating the documents, excellent M&A and corporate lawyer, very diligent and hard-working, great knowledge of the law, always delivers in exceptional quality. He is well beyond his years and in his very young age is already able to handle (and lead) large and complex projects.’
‘The firm could handle complex negotiations and deals. They do their best to be available 24/7 and are capable of delivering to very aggressive deadlines, while ensuring an excellent level of service and quality of their outputs. They are very pragmatic, driving the deal forward without compromising on key risks. They provide great technological support (e.g. virtual data rooms) and easily facilitate contacts to other reputable advisors, such as tax/financial, expert valuers etc.’
‘Radek Janecek, a managing partner, is our key point of contact. Very hands-on, professional and great coordinator ensuring we always get the best possible support. Radek understands the business and knows how to find a legal solution that matches our business needs best.’
‘Marek Hrubes, an associate, was primarily in charge of drafting, day-to-day communication and negotiating our deal. Marek is an excellent M&A lawyer, well beyond his years, very hardworking and diligent. We have complete trust in him.’’
AIR LIQUIDE EASTERN EUROPE S.A.
ARX Equity Partners
FRAMIR INVESTMENT s.r.o.
Nadace rodiny Vlčkových
REDSTONE REAL ESTATE, a.s.
- Advised ARX, the major private equity group, on their acquisition of Promens Zlin.
- Assisted Perceptron, Inc with its takeover by a German competitor as a part of a global transaction.
- Advised Aroundtown, the demerger of its Czech subsidiary owning and running Pentahotel Prague, on the structuring of a complex lease agreement and the subsequent sale of 100% share in the operating company to a partner of Aroundtown.
J&T Banka a.s.
- Advised Moravia IT on various complex IP aspects connected with a podcast.
- Advised Alzheon on various IP law aspects of the development of its Alzheimers diagnostic assay.
- Advised J&T Banka on various IP aspects related to agile SW development contracting.
Czech Republic > TMT Tier 2Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's team, which is highlighted for its ‘perfect knowledge of law plus industry’, demonstrates strong capabilities advising on public policy and regulatory matters; the practice is led by Hana Gawlasová, who has decades of experience handling technology policy issues. Her practice also covers data protection matters. Also notable is that the firm has a strong offering in relation to matters concerning blockchain. Associate Petra Věžníková advises on a combination of new technology matters and competition law cases.
Other key lawyers:
‘SPB team was very flexible as regards their time capabilities and they could deliver high quality work in a relatively short amount of time. We appreciated their business-oriented approach and understandable response to the questions being resolved within their standpoint.’
‘The team has expertise in IP and technology-related law aspects in multiple jurisdictions.’
‘Perfect knowledge of law plus industry. They know how to deal with tricky issues. Strong support and just on-time delivery of services.’
‘Petra Veznikova – a young lady with high-class knowledge and open-minded approach.’
‘What is really important for me is that I get a fast confirmation that my request is to be attended. They are also very efficient in finding the right partner in collaborative matters in a different jurisdiction.’
‘I love working with Ms Hana Gawlasová. She is efficient, responsive, understands the business needs well and communicates nicely. Her structured responses can be immediately resent to the company stakeholders without further text reduction.’
‘The SPB team I work with is exceptionally experienced. They benefit from many years of extensive experience and working with a large variety of international clients and state authorities. They provide seamless international service involving counsels around the world.’
‘They are dedicated, focused on the client and reliable in anything they do. They know how to connect with the client and its needs and accommodate those needs into the manner in which they produce their work and the view of issues they work on.’
- Advised RWS Moravia on compliance with privacy regulations in multiple jurisdictions.
- Advised NAKIT on selected aspects of national covid19 tracing system and selected aspects of data and personal data processing.
- Advising Vodafone Czech Republic on competition law aspects in connection with the 5G auction.
‘Squire Patton Boggs team provides top-level legal services. While being an international law firm, they have a very good understanding of the local market. They can easily handle complex transactions and multi-party negotiations. They are a modern law firm with many female lawyers and partners and excellent technical support. I appreciate the stability and great availability of the team, which brings advantages, especially in long-term projects.’
‘Our primary points of contact are Radek Janecek, a managing partner, and Marek Hrubeš, an associate. We have worked with Radek for many years, he is a real professional and great negotiator. I especially appreciate his business thinking, he really understands the market and financials. Marek is a rising star of the team. A young lawyer with excellent skills well beyond his peers.’
Česká bankovní asociace
Česká exportní banka, a.s.
Československá obchodní banka, a.s.
Deutsche Bank AG
Galerie Šantovka a.s.
Galerie Teplice s.r.o.
Komerční banka, a.s.
Raiffeisenbank International AG
REDSTONE REAL ESTATE, a.s.
UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.
- Advised ČSOB on its first series of green financings in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Czech Republic > Employment Tier 3Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is known for providing key strategic employment advice to its multinational client base. Its team has expertise in issues arising from large-scale events, with its work covering restructurings, mass layoffs and change management. It also advises on immigration, employee copyright and contentious matters. Hana Gawlasová is the head of the team. Of counsel Jaroslav Tajbr is recommended for his data privacy expertise.
Other key lawyers:
Young & Rubicam
- Advised Wunderman Thomson on conditions surrounding home working regime.
- Advised Alzheon in connection with its partnership with the Czech Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry for a diagnostic assay on Czech labour law aspects.
- Advised RWS Moravia on immigration issues related to restricted Covid-19 conditions.
‘Very good industry knowledge, availability and communication with clients.’
‘The team I have been working with has made themselves available to discuss and raise issues and risks that we need to consider. They were thorough and communicated very well throughout the process.’
‘Radek Janeček is firmly in charge of the Prague office, an experienced lawyer and very well connected in the local market. He is responsive and a professional coordinator, ensuring we always get high-quality support.
‘Extraordinary professionalism, preparation and prompt response.’
‘This is a very responsive team. Efficient use of different levels/rates of lawyers.’
‘Lenka Nova is an exceptional attorney. Knowledgeable in her craft and extremely responsive.’
Czech Council of Shopping Centers
Elixír do škol, z. ú.
Galerie Šantovka s.r.o.
Galerie Teplice s.r.o.
ING Real Estate Development
International School of Prague
Lordship Real Estate
Low & Bonar
Office Park Šantovka s.r.o.
Prague Port, s.r.o.
Red Hat/Red Hat Czech s.r.o.
Redstone Real Estate
SOLTEX obchodní a.s.
TEDDY Group and its local subsidiaries
The Vlček Family Foundation
VN 57 s.r.o.
- Assisting five of the biggest owners of shopping centres in the Czech Republic with the creation of an association to represent their interests.
- Advising Galerie Šantovka on its Covid-19 response, including negotiating with tenants and providing advice on state relief programs.
- Providing WPP with legal advice in connection with the development of the Prague campus for its agencies.
Other key lawyers:
‘They provided very professional advice, the lawyers were proactive and smart.’
‘Jérôme Lehucher and Sabrina Aïnouz are both very friendly and open people. It is easy to communicate with them. They are real fighters with expertise in investment arbitration, hard working professionals.’
‘The firm has an extremely strong practice in this area, under the fantastic leadership of Sabrina Aïnouz and Jérôme Lehucher. They offer an exceptionally skilled team of individuals who provide advice which is always considered and on point. They have developed a very strong following in the market. They are particularly strong in arbitrations where states are involved.’
‘Sabrina Aïnouz and Jérôme Lehucher are each superb. They each have professorial specialist knowledge of public international law and are definitely stars in the field (including treaty arbitration). Their capacity for work is phenomenal and each has an unbeatable intellect. Under their guidance, Squire Patton Boggs’ practice will inevitably continue to grow in depth and skillsets.’
‘We are very happy with the way our case is being handled. All the people we are in contact with, irrespective of their location, are working as a well-knit team and have made a cogent case and we feel optimistic about the outcome. From our perspective, they have worked seamlessly as a team to put together very good arguments, compiled the documents and have been in regular communication with us for clarifications and updates. In particular, the video-conference calls have been useful in getting them and our team on the same page.’
‘The team is excellent. It combines legal talent with a deep understanding of the technical and industrial issues that have arisen in the arbitrations in question. I mainly met José Feris and Carole Sportes who are both top-quality lawyers with extensive experience in arbitration, including ICC disputes.’
The Republic of Costa Rica
The Republic of Croatia
The Republic of Ecuador
- Representing the Republic of Costa Rica in an ICSID arbitration brought by a Spanish investor under the Spain-Costa Rica Bilateral Investment Treaty, with claims arising out of a series of alleged measures taken by governmental agencies against the claimant’s company.
- Representing the Republic of Ecuador in an UNCITRAL investment arbitration brought by WorleyParsons International under the Ecuador-US Bilateral Investment Treaty.
- Representing the State of Turkmenistan in two separate ICSID arbitrations, involving Turkish and German contractors asserting claims arising out of various construction and infrastructure projects in Turkmenistan.
Other key lawyers:
Tatian Prokopova; Katarina Ottova
‘Their expertise in both, though very different industries, has been outstanding. I would really point out their forward thinking, which has helped us in how to manage and drive the projects. Billing – precise, never had any issue here. Technology – up to date, as required to current environment.’
‘Tatian Prokopova – superb professional, very smart and knowledgeable, capable going very deep into the subject specifics, great English law language, friendly, great person. Katarina Ottova – fantastic help to Tatiana, manages projects on its own, very competent in real estate projects and intellectual property right, diligent, very nice person.’
Air Liquide S.A.
Budejovický Budvar, národní podnik
First European Title Insurance
Hanon Systems LLC
LOTTE CHEMICAL DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
Low & Bonar Slovakia, a.s
Minerals Technologies Inc.
Schoeller Allibert Services B.V.
- Advise Lincoln Electric Holding on the implementation of a reorganisation plan, various business and employment matters and subsequent liquidation of Lincoln Electric s.r.o., a local subsidiary.
- Advising a British designer and manufacturer of exhaust systems on the client’s entry to Slovak market including establishment of local subsidiary and D&O liabilities guide. The client is opening a build-to-lease production plant in Easter Slovakia.
- Advised Hanon Systems LLC on various aspects of the acquisition of part of a bankruptcy estate in connection with the financing that the client provided to its contractual partner for such acquisition.
Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář > Firm Profile
The firm: Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet.
The firm gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.
With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 47 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.
The firm offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially-focused understanding of clients’ business. Its robust and open culture enables the firm to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, the firm has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
Squire Patton Boggs advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.
|Aerospace, defence and government services|
|Brands and consumer products|
|Competition – antitrust|
|Construction and engineering|
|Data privacy and cybersecurity|
|Energy and natural resources|
|Environmental, safety and health|
|Government investigations and white-collar|
|Hospitality and leisure|
|Intellectual property and technology|
|International dispute resolution|
|Labour and employment|
|Media and advertising|
|Private investment funds|
|Public and infrastructure finance|
|Restructuring and insolvency|
|Sports and entertainment|
|Tax credit finance and community development|
|Tax strategy and benefits|
|Transportation, shipping and logistics|
OtherContact : Mark Ruehlmann (chairman/global CEO) Contact : Radek Janecek (managing partner) Other offices : Abu Dhabi Other offices : Atlanta Other offices : Beijing Other offices : Berlin Other offices : Birmingham Other offices : Böblingen Other offices : Bratislava Other offices : Brussels Other offices : Cincinnati Other offices : Cleveland Other offices : Columbus Other offices : Dallas Other offices : Darwin Other offices : Denver Other offices : Doha Other offices : Dubai Other offices : Frankfurt Other offices : Hong Kong Other offices : Houston Other offices : Leeds Other offices : London Other offices : Los Angeles Other offices : Madrid Other offices : Manchester Other offices : Miami Other offices : Milan Other offices : Moscow Other offices : New York Other offices : New Jersey Other offices : Palo Alto Other offices : Paris Other offices : Perth Other offices : Phoenix Other offices : Riyadh Other offices : San Francisco Other offices : Santo Domingo Other offices : Seoul Other offices : Shanghai Other offices : Singapore Other offices : Sydney Other offices : Tampa Other offices : Tokyo Other offices : Warsaw Other offices : Washington DC
Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář > Firm Profile
Recognised as one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, Squire Patton Boggs provides insight at the point where law, business and government meet.
Squire Patton Boggs gives clients a voice, supports their ambitions and is committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.
With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 45 offices across 20 countries, Squire Patton Boggs provides unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. The firm delivers a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.
Squire Patton Boggs offers solutions shaped by a clear, commercially focused understanding of clients’ business. The firm’s robust and open culture enables us to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams of lawyers who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognising the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, Squire Patton Boggs has a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
The firm advises a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom the firm places at the core of everything it does.
|Chair/Global CEO||Mark J. Ruehlmann|