Legal Services

Basic information

bpv BRAUN PARTNERS is one of the leading international law firms in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia.

The services we provide to our clients are based on the highest standards of quality, education of our team members, understanding of the local business environment and a tradition of international consulting.

The law firm was founded in 2006 by a team of experienced attorneys who had been working together in the renowned international law firm Haarmann Hemmelrath. Since the very beginning, bpv BRAUN PARTNERS has grown – in 2010, we opened our successful branch office in Slovakia.

bpv BRAUN PARTNERS includes more than 35 Czech, Slovak and German lawyers and tax advisors, some of them regarded as the most respected professionals in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

English and German (and of course Czech and Slovak) are languages spoken fluently by all team members, many of whom have a command of other languages including French, Russian, Italian or Spanish.

All lawyers and tax advisors graduated from renowned Czech and foreign universities. In addition to a deep knowledge of law, we also bring to our clients an exceptionally high degree of flexibility and positive approach to our work. We specialise in having an understanding of our clients’ businesses. Notwithstanding the technical approach, which is required in giving legal advice, we maintain at all times the broader picture of our clients’ economic and tax picture.

We guide the clients through all fields of their enterprise – in key international and domestic transactions and in day to day work. Our key competences include consulting in all issues of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financing, real estate law, energy law, including renewable energies, labour law, litigation and arbitration and the EU law.

Corporate and M&A

Company mergers and acquisitions are complex tasks. Our in-depth knowledge and many years of experience

enable us to devise sustainable solutions for all parties. Practice areas:

• Corporate

• Mergers & Acquisitions

• Compliance

• Joint Ventures

• Privatisation

• Competition and anti-trust law

Employment

In employment law commercial considerations are not all that matters. We also take into account soft factors when making our recommendations. Practice areas:

• Business activities and employee deployment abroad

• Employment contracts, remuneration and retirement benefits

• Data protection

• Collective bargaining

• Termination of employment, mass redundancies

• Labour disputes

• Transfer of employees during M&A transactions

Real estate

From the initial idea to successful completion, we bring our commercial expertise to bear along the entire value chain of a real estate development securely, efficiently and precisely on the basis of the applicable national law. Practice areas:

• Commercial, manufacturing and service industry

real estate users

• Private equity, institutional investors and funds

• Purchase & sale of individual properties and portfolios

• Construction contracts

• Planning & zoning, land use and building regulations

• Environmental law

• Greenfield investments

• Infrastructure

• Real estate management & leasing

• Restructuring real estate projects

• Energy installations and utilities

Insolvency and restructuring

Crises call for swift, decisive action. Thanks to our experience from numerous cases we provide clients with rapid, precise assistance. Practice areas:

•Pre-insolvency protection of creditors’ rights

•Creating insolvency-remote collateral

•Representing creditors in insolvency proceedings

•Pre-insolvency debt restructuring

•Legal duties of company bodies and shareholders in crisis

•Capital maintenance regulations

•Mandatory regulations under tax/social security law

•Prerequisites and risks of de-facto management

•M&A of distressed companies