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Clifford Chance
110 00 PRAGUE
Czech Republic

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Clifford Chance's market-leading practice is singled out for its expertise in real estate financing matters and project financing mandates. Led by Miloš Felgr, the team is skilled in big-ticket, cross-border transactions and has a focus on complex acquisition finance. Marian Husár, who is dual qualified in the Czech Republic and England and Wales, is the key contact for real estate finance transactions and capital markets, having acted in a number of deals for financial institutions. Vladimír Rýlich specialises in IPOs and financial regulatory work.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Clifford Chance continues to act on high-value, multi-jurisdictional corporate mandates, advising clients across a range of sectors, including energy, finance, and pharmaceuticals. Alex Cook leads the practice alongside M&A expert David Koláček. Counsel Michal Jašek is experienced in handling English law matters and senior associate Stanislav Holec is a key member of the office's Slovak desk.

Practice head(s):

Alex Cook; David Koláček

Key clients


Penta Investments and Fortuna Entertainment Group

Emma Capital



Pfizer Inc.


Sazka Group

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s.

HB Reavis

R2G a.s.

AutoCont Holding a.s.

Swiss Life AG

Assa Abloy

Arx Equity Partners

M.L. Moran, a.s.

Colas Rail


Teijin Limited

Real estate and construction Tier 1

The highly-rated real estate team at Clifford Chance is described as 'superb' and 'the best on the market'. The practice, which is co-led by Miloš Felgr and Emil Holub, handles the full spectrum of real estate matters with a focus on financing and refinancing. The team has an international reach, working alongside the firm's London office and Slovak desk. 'Superb' senior associate Aneta Disman is the name to note for corporate transactions and investments into the construction sector. Milan Rákosník specialises in real estate-related M&A.

Practice head(s):

Emil Holub; Miloš Felgr


‘Emil Holub is an excellent professional focused on searching for solutions and has a win-win approach.’

Aneta Disman is a superb professional with huge capabilities to resolve various types of legal problems and challenges.

‘Milan Rakosnik’s technical knowledge is second to none and he is a lawyer you would want on your side.’

The lawyers at Clifford Chance are clear, accessible and available, displaying both technical and soft skills. They really strive to understand us as clients and our commercial needs, considering all the relevant perspectives to the case.’

The firm consistently provides a high level of service across the board. Its lawyers are personable, knowledgeable, commercially minded and hardworking.’

Key clients

CBRE Global Investors

Atrium European Real Estate


Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH

Europa Capital



CA Immo

Dubai World

White Star

bpd partners


J&T Real Estate


Kirkbi A/S


Tax Tier 2

The 'excellent' tax practice at Clifford Chance is skilled at handling large cross-border matters led by corporate partner David Koláček and advises on all tax-related aspects of corporate transactions. Petr Šebesta is noted for his experience in tax litigation and the tax aspects of M&A and restructuring matters. Other key members of the multi-disciplinary team are managing partner Alex Cook, banking and finance expert Miloš Felgr and Emil Holub, who focuses on real estate.

Practice head(s):

David Koláček


Petr Sebesta is very knowledgeable, responsive and able to provide tailor-made solutions during our projects. We value his experience when structuring our M&A projects and financing.

Key clients

Sev.en Energy Group

KKCG Group

Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited

LG International


CPI Property Group

Goldman Sachs International

J & T Real Estate

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

KPMG Ceska Republika

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Clifford Chance is particularly skilled in insolvency litigation and has a standalone restructuring practice that handles contentious matters. Led by Miloš Felgr and Emil Holub, the team also includes senior associate Jan Dobry, who is noted for his significant expertise in energy, real estate and corporate sector disputes, as well as his arbitral experience. Tomáš Richter serves as an arbitrator and also handles corporate finance-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Miloš Felgr; Emil Holub


The team is reliable and professional. Senior lawyers show engagement and support. Very well organised.

Jan Dobry is a supportive and professional senior litigator. Always full of ideas and searching for solutions. He is client-oriented and understanding of their needs.

Key clients

Moravia Steel

Komerční banka, a.s.

Colas CZ

Inžinierske stavby, a.s.

Česká spořitelna, a.s.

Temperatior s.r.o.

Projects and energy Tier 3

Clifford Chance handles project finance and litigation for energy clients, with a focus on the development of domestic power plants. The team is led by managing partner Alex CookDavid Koláček; finance practice head Miloš Felgr, who is the key transactional lawyer in the team, regularly leading on high-value and cross-border refinancing matters; and the 'excellentEmil Holub, who specialises in development projects locally and in the CEE region.

Practice head(s):

Alex Cook; Emil Holub; Miloš Felgr; David Koláček

Key clients

Inven Capital

Česká spořitelna, a.s.

Enern Investments, a.s.

Vršanská uhelná a.s.

Československá obchodní banka, a.s.

Severní energetická

Komerční banka, a.s.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.


Employment Tier 4

Clifford Chance advises clients on an assortment of employment mandates, with a focus on data protection. Led by M&A specialists Alex Cook and David Koláček, the team handles the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including complex restructurings. Veronika Kinclová is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Alex Cook; David Koláček

Key clients

Atrium Group Services B.V.

Bühler CZ s.r.o.

CBRE Global Investors

Fortuna Game a.s.

KKCG Investments AG

Kordárna Plus, a.s.




Saxo Bank

Showmax s.r.o.

Supermax Corporation Czech s.r.o.


The firm: Clifford Chance is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across five continents. As a single, fully integrated, global partnership, it prides itself on its approachable, collegial and team-based way of working. The firm always strives to exceed the expectations of its clients, which include corporates from all the commercial and industrial sectors, governments, regulators, trade bodies and not-for-profit organisations. It provides them with the highest quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Types of work undertaken:

Capital markets: the capital markets practice concentrates on securities transactions and other products sold into the capital markets. The practice is founded on a full-service US and UK securities law capability, complemented by local securities law expertise in each of the key financial centres. It provides practical, integrated legal advice covering the full spectrum of global capital raising activities including public and private domestic and international offerings of traditional debt and equity securities as well as convertible and other derivative and structured securities.

Corporate: the corporate practice handles some of the world’s largest and most complex M&A transactions. It combines global transaction capability with a full service of English, US and civil law expertise in the key financial centres across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. In addition to mainstream M&A, the firm also encompasses leading specialist practices in: commercial contracts, competition and antitrust, communications, energy, healthcare, financial institutions, funds, investment banking, insurance, media and technology, and private equity.

Finance: Clifford Chance’s finance practice is the leading international finance practice of any law firm. The practice provides highly commercial and practical advice across the full spectrum of financial products including syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, derivative products, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency, restructuring and structured finance.

Litigation, dispute resolution and risk management: the firm has experience in virtually all segments of the business and financial markets across multiple jurisdictions. The lawyers work with clients to resolve disputes efficiently and effectively – whether through arbitration, litigation or other techniques.

Real estate: Clifford Chance’s leading real estate practice offers UK, European, Asian and US real estate capability. The practice advises the real estate industry’s leading players on the entire property ‘life-cycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, PFI/PPP, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.

Tax, pensions, employment and incentives: Clifford Chance has one of the world’s largest international tax groups within a single law firm. The firm is uniquely placed to provide leading edge advice to clients, and the practice is structured on an integrated global basis. Local tax groups within the practice work closely with areas such as securitisation, securities, M&A, corporate restructuring, private equity, real estate and funds.

The pan-European VAT group advises on all areas of VAT and has particular strength advising on novel and complex issues in the structured finance, financial services, corporate finance and real estate sectors.

The team of experienced employment, employee benefits, ERISA, immigration and pensions specialists work with clients from a wide range of sectors to address local and cross-border issues.

International offices:Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Casablanca, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jakarta*, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Perth, Prague, Rome, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Riyadh**

*Linda Widyati & Partners in association with Clifford Chance

**Clifford Chance has a co-operation agreement with Abuhimed Alsheikh Alhagbani Law Firm in Riyadh

Photo Name Position Profile
 Alex  Cook  photo Alex  Cook
 Emil  Holub  photo Emil  Holub
Number of partners : 550
Number of other fee-earners : 3,300

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