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The Prague, Czech Republic member of the
Cathay Associates network:

Z/C/H Legal

 

 

 

Established:2005

Staff: 30

"One finds limits by pushing them."

— Herbert Simon

Z/C/H Legal is one of the leading and most recognized firms in the Czech Republic. They are a renowned firm, with clients spread across the globe. Their strong, skilled team allows for individual, first class client service. They serve the full range of businesses, from market leaders to SMEs and start-ups with a comprehensive coverage of domestic and international legal and business issues.

 

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AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS


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Chambers Europe:

Top Ranked Leading Individual
(2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014)

The Legal 500:

Recommended Firm for Corporate and M&A
(2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Recommended Firm for Real Estate and Construction
(2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Recommended Lawyers for Commercial, Corporate and M&A
(2015, 2016)
Recommended Lawyers for Real Estate and Construction
(2015, 2016)

IFLR 1000:

Recommended Firm for Banking and Finance, Corporate, M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency
(2017)
Recommended Firm for Financial and Corporate and for M&A
(2014, 2015 and 2016)

 

Medialaw 2016

Chambers 2015 Leading Firm

 

Corporate Intl. Magazine:

Corporate Law Firm of the Year
(2010)
Franchise Law Firm of the Year
(2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
Leasing Law Firm of the Year
(2014 and 2015)
Project Finance Law Firm of the Year
(2013)

Global Law Experts:

Transactions Firm of the Year
(2011)
Corporate Law Specialist
(2011, 2012)
Franchising Specialist
(2011, 2012

 

 

FLAGSHIP DEALS



M&A, CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL

  • Bakker, a leading Dutch mail order company - Legal consulting regarding the sale of an ownership interest in the company
  • BTU, travel agency - Consulting regarding the transfer of business assets from Optimundus to the client, including the transfer of the IATA licence
  • Czech Plastic Production, a subsidiary of Papier Mettler International, a leading producer of plastic and paper packaging to the catering industry - Consulting in all legal matters relating to the client's business in the Czech Republic, including legal consulting regarding the extension of a production facility, legal consulting in the reorganization of the client's group by merger
  • HABAU, an Austrian building company - Legal assistance concerning the client's acquisitions in the Czech Republic
  • Chrysler, a member of the leading US car producer group - Legal consulting in all legal matters relating to the client's operations in the Czech Republic, including legal consulting in the sale of a substantial part of the company's assets
  • ISS Facility Services, a member of ISS Group, one of the leading worldwide players in the facility management sector - Legal consulting in implementation of merger of more than two companies
  • Leyrer + Graf, a member of an Austian construction group and one of the leading players in the field of building construction, engineering and wooden structures in Central Europe - Legal consulting in consolidation, acquisitions and expansion of the client's business, including advisory services regarding the implementation of the merger of more than two companies
  • Quehenberger Transport & Logistics CZE, one of the leading road hauliers on the Czech market - Legal consulting in the transfer of a part of the establishment to Geis CZ, a proposal of the transaction structure and preparation of complete contractual documentation, review of the transaction with respect to the protection of competition




INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • BAWAG P.S.K., a leading Austrian bank - Representation in judicial and arbitrary proceedings in the matter of cancellation of domain names used without authorization
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, a leasing company - Legal assistance in the development and implementation of a client web portal including the licence arrangements
  • OVB Allfinanz, a leading company providing comprehensive financial advisory - Legal consulting in the transfer of a trademark




Banking & Finance

  • Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, a leading Austrian bank - Consulting in restructuring the bank's portfolio
  • Quantis Consulting, an international independent financial mediation company - Legal analysis of the conditions for entry into the Czech market and operations of a foreign insurance broker in the Czech Republic
  • Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, a leading Austrian bank - Consulting in restructuring the bank's portfolio
  • Raiffeisenverband Salzburg, a provincial headquarters of Raiffeisenbank Salzburg Group - Legal consulting in the provision of a loan amounting to approx. EUR 4.5 million
  • RPM Pojišťovací makléřství and RVM Raiffeisen-Versicherungsmakler, insurance brokers - Support in a contribution of property of a new co-owner, Respect joint stock company




RESTRUCTURING, INSOLVENCY AND WORKOUTS

  • CLUB HOTEL PRAHA - Průhonice, operator of a famous hotel in Prague with nearly 200 rooms and extensive athletic facilities - As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, we as the insolvency trustee actively negotiate with creditors and collects receivables in total exceeding EUR 1 million
  • I.D. Marketing, previously TNT Post, one of the largest alternative mail service operators in the Czech republic, at its peak, it was part of the so-called Big4 in the sector - During the insolvency proceedings, more than 700 petitions for registration of a receivable made by creditors and employees were reviewed; we as the insolvency trustee took part in litigations and collection of receivables
  • Kludský Bohumil, a person whose assets were subject to bankruptcy; also a former operator of the world-renowned Circus Kludský, one of the largest circuses in Europe - Extensive real property assets were subject to sale as part of the bankruptcy proceedings; due to a complex ascertainment of the property of the estate, we as the insolvency trustee operated in the Czech Republic and Bulgaria



LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT

  • Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich, a leading Austrian bank - Consulting in the transfer of employer's operations
  • Intersport, a world leading dealer of sports equipment - Full-service legal consulting for the client, including labor and employment matters
  • Quehenberger Transport & Logistics CZE, one of the leading road hauliers on the Czech market - Consulting in employment and corporate matters



ENERGY AND RESOURSES

  • COFELY FM, a member of the French ENGIE Group (previously GDF SUEZ), which is the world's No. 1 in the technical infrastructure sector - Legal consulting regarding the preparation of detailed documentation relating to statutory reporting pursuant to Energy Law
  • EQOS Energie (earlier Alpine), a member of EQOS Energie Gruppe, international enterprise group operating in the telecommunications, energy and mobility sectors - Consulting relating to the operations of power plants
  • Tengelmann Energie, a German company operating as an advisor in the energy industry - Legal consulting relating to the contractual agenda and energy law in the Czech Republic
  • Alpine, a leading European construction company - Consulting relating to the operation of power stations
  • Artesa, savings cooperative - Due diligence in connection with refinancing of a photovoltaic power plant and a biogas station
  • Gehrlicher, a German company providing an overall service and assembly of photovoltaic power plants - Legal consulting and representation of the client in the construction & development of photovoltaic power plants in the Czech Republic




FUNDS & INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

  • Sirius Investments, an investment fund with a variable registered capital, Czech private equity fund - Legal consulting regarding the changes in the client's shareholder structure, including the preparation of the contractual documentation and representation of the client before the Czech National Bank




LITIGATION

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft LKW Maut Association, a toll system supplier in Germany - Legal consulting in enforcing the claims towards suppliers of the toll collection system in Germany
  • Impuls-Leasing-Austria, a leasing company within Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich banking group - Legal consulting in the collection and restructuring of receivables worth millions of EUR
  • Tschann Nutzfahrzeuge, an Austrian company providing for the sale and overall servicing of utility vehicles - Representation of the client in the collection of receivables in the Czech Republic




INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORTATION

  • Babcock & Brown European Investments S.à.r.l. , a major international investment company - Legal consulting regarding the sale of an airport in Plzen-Líne
  • Impuls-Leasing-Austria, a leasing company within Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich banking group - Consulting regarding the leasing of real and movable property, acquisitions and financing of projects in the Czech Republic
  • Gehrlicher, a German company providing an overall service and assembly of photovoltaic power plants - Legal consulting and representation of the client in the construction & development of photovoltaic power plants in the Czech Republic



CONSUMER INDUSTRY

  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, a leasing company - Preparation and updating of the template contractual documentation for customers , Legal assistance in the development and implementation of a client web portal including the licence arrangements
  • BAWAG Leasing & Fleet, a member of Austrian banking group - Preparation and updating of the template contractual documentation with customers
  • EWT, a dealer of trailer equipment - Preparation and updating of the template contractual documentation for customers and preparation of the terms and conditions for e-shop
  • Impuls-Leasing-Austria, a leasing company within Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich banking group - Preparation and updating of the template contractual customer documentation




REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION

  • Signa, a German real estate fund - Legal consulting in the administration of the client's property in the Czech Republic, legal control over the acquisition of ""The Park"" office park in Prague - Chodov in a total transaction value exceeding EUR 235 million, placing the office park into a closed real estate fund in Germany and its consequent sale
  • S IMMO, the oldest Austrian real estate company listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange - Legal consulting in refinancing of the famous Hotel Juliš in Prague in an approximate amount of EUR 12 million
  • SG Equipment Finance Czech Republic, a leasing company - Preparation of template contractual documentation for real property funding
  • TREI Real Estate Czech Republic, a leading international company dealing with the design and maintenance of commercial real property - Legal consulting in the acquisition of real property, including due diligence of the real property and the preparation of complete contractual documentation

 

KEY REPRESENTATIVES


 

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Jana Hladka Zilvarova
Managing Partner

 

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Jiří Ctibor
Managing Partner

 

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Radek Hladky
Managing Partner

 

 

 

OFFICE PROFILE


Z/C/H Legal prides itself on being a top-notch law office in the domestic market. Additionally, our full-scale coverage is not only legal issues but we provide comprehensive legal advisory services to entrepreneurs conducting business in the Czech Republic. Our law firm combine a deep understanding of our clients’ needs with an industry specific expertise. Our team members have expertise in general legal advice but we also possess strengths in very specific fields of law, such as franchising, leasing and insolvency.

 

A leading law firm advising on all those practice areas that are essential to a strategic approach to business, we have a wide and deep sector knowledge that combines with top-range legislative and academic experience, thereby providing seamless and always up-to-date business development in the Czech Republic and further afield. We work in Czech, German, English and Slovak. Our lawyers are graduates of top universities and have experience of working abroad. We are comfortable working across the Czech, German and Anglo-Saxon entrepreneurial cultures and this is what makes us stand out from the crowd. It goes without saying that we provide the highest quality services on time, every time.

 

Our clients include publicly listed domestic and international companies, Fortune 500 companies, investment and commercial banks and other small to medium size companies in various industries.

 

Specialties:

In addition to Cathay Associates' key practices and key industries, Z/C/H Legal's local specialties include:

 

  • Compliance, Risk and Corporate Governance
  • Energy Law
  • European Law
  • Franchising
  • Family Law
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation Proceedings
  • Competition Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law

 

CONTACT / INQUIRY


Address:

Národní 973/41, Praha 1, 110 00, Czech Republic

Telephone:
+420 225 020 500

 







 

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