PRK Partners (PRK) advises SABMiller group on Czech and Slovak issues in relation to the sale of its CEE businesses
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the overall prize for 2016 Best Domestic Law Firm of the Year at the ninth annual Law Firm of the Year awards. We have also been named 2016 Best Law Firm of the Year in two categories: Banking & Finance and Company Law.
Monday, November 14th 2016 from 8.30 to 12.00 – Brno, Regionální hospodářská komora Brno, Výstaviště 1, Brno
Tuesday, November 15th 2016 from 8.30 to 12.00 – Prague, Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí Černínský palác, Loretánské náměstí 5, Prague 1
Once again, Chambers and Partners has awarded PRK top honours in the "Chambers Europe Awards", the most prestigious international law firm competition.
We warmly invite you to the "Prague Capital Market Summit", an investment conference taking place at the Czech National Bank's, Congress Centre, Senovážné náměstí 30, Prague 1, on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9 a.m. (registration from 8 a.m.).
We have been shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Award 2016 according to the internationally recognised rating agency of law firms, Chambers and Partners.
PRK Partners, attorneys at law, will participate as a co-exhibitor with the City of Ostrava at the MIPIM 2016 trade fair in Cannes, Stand No. P-1.D76, P-1.E77 on the level 01.
According to the expert panel assembled for The Lawyer European Awards 2016, organised by the internationally recognised British legal weekly, The Lawyer.
We are delighted to announce that we have been named best law firm of the year 2015 in two categories - Banking & Finance and Employment Law in the annual Law Firm of the Year awards.
The law firm PRK Partners was again among the most socially responsible firms in the category of small and mid-sized firms, and was awarded the bronze certificate.
We are delighted to announce that doc. JUDr. Mgr. Andrea Olšovská, PhD., one of PRK Partners’ attorneys in Bratislava, has been appointed dean of the Law Faculty of Trnava University on 8 October 2015.
The photographer lives and works in Prague. In the ’80s, she focused on photography work concerning the life of Vietnamese workers, Romany families living in Prague and eastern Slovakia and the gay community.
The aim of the conference is to create a complex overview of the Czech Republic's performance in three key areas: (1) Competitiveness, (2) National Security, and (3) Quality of Life.
We have the pleasure of informing you that PRK Partners, attorneys at law, will participate as a co-exhibitor with the City of Ostrava at the EXPO REAL 2015 trade fair in Munich from 5th to 7th October 2015.
Since 1 July 2015, after years of lengthy preparations and demanding legislative process, the Act on Civil Service began to apply in state administration bodies and government employees will transfer from existing employment relationships into state service relationships.
talks about whether it is possible to find any romance or adrenalin in court proceedings and about emotions during arbitrations and transactions.
At a konference organised by Czech Invest, the Investment and Business Development Agency.
PRK Partners was named the winner of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year 2015 Award in the category of Company Law at an award ceremony at the Hilton in Bratislava last night. The awards were organised by the renowned Slovak economic weekly magazine TREND and legal Publisher EPRAVO.SK
The Lawyer placed PRK Partners among the six best law firms.
PRK Partners, attorneys at law, will participate as a co-exhibitor with the City of Ostrava at the MIPIM 2015 trade fair in Cannes, Stand No. P-1.D76, P-1.E77 on the level 01.
PRK Partners acted as legal counsel to Raiffeisenbank a.s. in connection with a long-term syndicated loan facility in excess of CZK 2.68 billion.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and successful start to the new year.
It is our honour to announce that our longstanding cooperation with the Tereza Maxová Foundation has also been recognised abroad.
Again, as in 2012, we were named the absolute winners of the prestigious national Law Firm of the Year Awards in the category of Company Law.
PRK Partners assisted Holcim in connection with the divestment of their Czech operations to Cemex.
As from 1 November 2014, an eminent figure in commercial law in Slovakia, doc. JUDr. Kristán Csach, PhD., LL.M., will begin work as Of Counsel to PRK Partners, Attorneys at Law. Before joining PRK Partners, Kristián worked from 2011 as an external consultant to the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic. He specialises particularly in Corporate/Commercial Law, Consumer Law, International Private and Procedural Law and International Commercial Arbitration.
The law firm PRK Partners was recognised as one of the Czech Republic’s most responsible and sustainable companies, according to the 11th annual TOP Responsible Company Awards for 2014, a competition for small, medium and large-sized companies.
PRK Partners will participate as a co-exhibitor with the City of Ostrava at the EXPO REAL 2014 trade fair in Munich, Pavilion C1, Stand No.111.
„M&A Opportunities in the Czech Republic“ - PRK Partners as a partner of seminar organized by CzechInvest Agency in Helsinki, 9th September 2014
The seminar is being organised in cooperation with CzechInvest, the Business and Investment Development Agency of the Czech Republic, the Helsinki Business Hub, the HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences and the FINNCHAM – Finland-Central Eastern European Countries Trade Association.
We have the great pleasure to inform that PRK Partners is a partner of the “Rothschild Chateau Golf Tournament.” The tournament will be held on private lands adjacent to the renovated Šilheřovice chateau near Ostrava.
On 10 June 2014 the seminar New Civil Code with subtitle First Practical Experiences took place in the University of Pittsburgh, Prague 8.
This is the third time in row the law firm PRK Partners has received a prestigious award from Chambers and Partners in Great Britain. PRK Partners has thus confirmed its status in “Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence”— the world’s leading and most reputable legal directory, and was again named the National Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic.
Following last year’s success in the Slovak Law Firm of the Year Awards, PRK Partners has won the competition law category this year and was awarded Competition Law Firm of the Year 2014 in Bratislava.
After being named Central European Law Firm of the Year last year, PRK Partners was shortlisted again among the five finalists of this prestigious competition, thereby confirming its position among the five best law firms in Central Europe.
We are pleased to announce that PRK Partners will be at the MIPIM Trade Fair in Cannes, France. MIPIM is the perfect venue for real estate professionals to meet withcolleagues and partners, to discover new and exciting opportunitiesor to just keep abreast of the latest developments in the real estate business.
PRK Partners, together with BDO Tax, is organising a breakfast full of employment law news for its clients as well as anyone else who may be interested. The breakfast will take place on 6 December 2013 from 8am to 11am at the offices of PRK Partners and BDO Tax at Stodolní 3 in Ostrava.
We were named Domestic Law Firm of the Year 2013, and became the absolute winners in the main category of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year awards. We also won – for the fifth time since the beginning of the competition in 2008 – in the Banking and Finance category.
Robert Němec and Jan Kohout have been Elected into the Governing Bodies of the Czech Bar Association
Representatives of the law firm PRK Partners were successful at the Assembly of the Czech Bar Association which took place on 11 October 2013. Managing partner Robert Němec is now a member of the Board of Directors. And Jan Kohout, another managing partner of the firm, has been voted in as member of the Supervisory Board of the Association.
The results of the competition TOP Responsible Firm of the Year 2013 were announced on 17 October 2013 in Slovanský dům in Prague. The awards were presented in the categories of small and mid-sized, and large firms, and the law firm PRK Partners came third in the first mentioned category. We repeatedly confirm our long-term effort and commitment to help those in need and to create a cleaner legal environment in the Czech Republic as well as Central Europe.
After being named Central European Law Firm of the Year 2012 by the British magazine The Lawyer and receiving the National Law Firm of the Year 2013 Award from Excellence from Chambers & Partners, the law firm PRK Partners is again among the finalists of the TOP Responsible Firms of the Year competition in the category of small and mid-sized firms. We therefore find ourselves at the side of the most significant Czech and foreign firms that take care of the community, the environment and that spend considerable financial resources and effort on charitable cause and development objectives.
Annual conference „Overcoming Barriers to Growth“ organised by PRK Partners and Aspen Institute Prague
PRK Partners together with Aspen Institute Prague have the pleasure of inviting you to the conference “Overcoming Barriers to Growth” commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the independent Czech Republic, which will be taking place on 9 and 10 October 2013 in the Congress Centre of the Czech National Bank (Senovážné náměstí 30, Prague 1).
PRK Partners will be taking part in the trade fair EXPO REAL which is taking place in Munich from 7th to 9th October 2013.
“Days of Russia in Ostrava”, a significant regional conference organised by the Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation, will take place from 15 to 22 June 2013 in Ostrava. The eight days of diverse business-oriented and social events is supported every year by leading businesses in the region, for example Hyundai, Lukoil, Sberbank, OHL ŽS and many others.
PRK Partners once again succeeded in the prestigious “Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence” and was named National Law Firm of the Year 2013 for the Czech Republic. This is the third award PRK Partners has received from Chambers and Partners since the awards were first given out in 2008.
The first Law Firm of the Year (“Právnická firma roka”) awards were held on 16 April in the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotelin Bratislava. More than 40 of the largest law firms took part in the competition, which follows the same concept as the event organised in the Czech Republic by E-pravo since 2008. Representatives of the organisers of the contest – TREND weekly economics magazine, and EPRAVO GROUP s.r.o – nominated the finalists and selected the ultimate winners in all key areas of law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate, banking and finance, and employment law.
The results of the European CSR Award in the categories “Partnerships involving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and at least one non-business organisation” and “Partnerships involving larger companies and at least one non-business organisation” were announced on 16 April 2013 in the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art. Our law firm came second in the former category with its “Pro Bono legal services for the Tereza Maxová Foundation and Czech Donors Forum” project. Once again, we confirm our long-term effort and commitment to help those in need and to create a cleaner legal environment in the Czech Republic as well as central Europe.
PRK Partners advised Universal Music Group (UMG) on the Czech aspects of its sale of Parlophone Label Group to Warner Music Group for £487 million in February 2013.
Our law firm, after being among the five best small and middle-sized firms in the finals of the TOP Responsible Firm of the Year, has also reached the finals of the European CSR Award with its “Pro Bono legal services for the Tereza Maxová Foundation and Czech Donors Forum” project. Once again, we confirm our long-term effort to help those in need and to create a cleaner legal environment in the Czech Republic and central Europe.
PRK participated in business breakfasts with Tomáš Borec, the Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic
Business breakfasts on the subject of recodification of the Civil Code with the Minister of Justice of the Slovak Republic Tomáš Borec, organised under the auspices of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic and in cooperation with PRK Partners, took place on 12 March 2013 at the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel in Bratslava. The meeting was opened by a speech of His Excellency Theodore Segdwick, the U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia.
PRK Partners would like to invite you to the reception of the city of Ostrava at the MIPIM Conference
The reception will be held on March 14, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the stand of the city of Ostrava – no. 08.30, 10.29 on the level 01. The mayor of Ostrava, Petr Kajnar, together with representatives of the most significant companies in Ostrava, will present current and planned investments in the city. The reception will be followed by a coctail party.
Our law firm will be, for the third time already, one of the partners of the Irish Cultural Festival taking place in Ostrava between 18th and 24th March 2013. The role of PRK Partners emanates from its long-term cooperation with the company Global Networks, the organiser of the festival for the ninth year since the festival’s establishment.
The reception at the stand of Ostrava is on 14th March at 3 p.m. Stand No.08.30 - 10.29 on the level 01
The opening of Eva Sakuma’s exhibition will take place at the offices of PRK Partners on February 21, 2013, and will include a performance by the Japanese musician Seizan Osako, who will be playing the shakuhachi, a traditional bamboo flute.Eva Sakuma is a Czech contemporary artist painting predominantly using an almost pointillist, optically effective ‘net’ of white dots, providing a further aesthetic and spiritual dimension, as well as plasticity, to her paintings. She is greatly influenced by Japanese culture.
Our respected colleague Bohumil Havel received this exceptional award in the Commercial Law category, and we would like to congratulate him on this achievement. Bohumil was awarded, in particular, for his outstanding contribution to the drafting of the new Business Corporations Act.
Martin Kříž and Peter Oravec, partners of the law firm PRK Partners, commented on the firm’s history during its twenty years of existence. They talked about the establishment of the firm, its growth within the Czech Republic as well as its expansion to the Slovak and Hungarian markets in “Business Milestones”, the supplement of the magazine TREND focusing on anniversaries in business.
In November 2012 we became members of iSfin, an association of leading law firms focusing on banking and project financing. The member law firms have knowledge of financing in accordance with Islamic law.
We are the absolute winners in the Corporate Law category of the prestigious national competition Law Firm of the Year 2012. Such an achievement in this all-encompassing category reflects, inter alia, the exceptional position of PRK Partners on the Czech market which the firm has acquired in connection with the recodification of private law.
We are delighted to announce that PRK Partners has won the Law Firm of the Year Award for the Central European Region at The Lawyer European Awards hosted in Monte Carlo on 25 October 2012.
This year, apart from receiving significant awards from both Czech and international directories (Chambers, Law firm of the year) for exceptional legal and client services, PRK Partners is again among the 5 finalists of the competition TOP Responsible Firm of the Year in the category of small firms.
The PRK Partners team will once again participate in EXPO REAL 2012, to be held from 8 to 10 October 2012 in Munich.
Miriam Galandová, partner of PRK Partners Bratislava, in cooperation with Wouter Vosse, tax lawyer of Loyens & Loeff wrote an article on tax planning in Slovakia and thereby expanded the series of the articles regarding tax planning in Central and Eastern Europe, which comes as part of the Tax Planning International Review published by Bloomberg BNA.
Lawyers select Karel Eliáš from among their Members as most influential Attorney: we are very pleased and honoured to offer him our congratulations!
Five years ago, he was ranked No. 2 in a prestigious public poll. This year, 90 experts – top justice officials, reputed attorneys, academics and other eminent personalities from the legal fraternity – selected Professor Karel Eliáš, a member of the PRK Partners’ team, as the most powerful lawyer in the Czech Republic from “an ideological point of view”, according to Tomáš Němeček – the author of the public questionnaire and of the article published in Lidové noviny on 25 June 2012.
Czech Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek expressed his appreciation in the media for work done by PRK Partners, Attorneys at Law, in connection with representing the Office for Government Representation in Property Affairs in a significant case with international impact. Articles containing the Minister’s remarks are available here:
The Lawyer will once again recognize the best European law firms. We are please to inform you that PRK Partners has been shortlisted in the category of Law Firm of the Year for Central Europe. This award reflects a law firm’s commitment to excellence in legal services and a clear strategic vision of its practice.
PRK Partners took part in the Great Spring Prize. Part of this race involved organizing the Czech day project, aimed at presenting Czech companies, their products and the Czech Republic in general. More than 25 Czech companies were presenting at this event and drew 5000 visitors!
In the second edition of Best Lawyers in the Czech Republic PRK Partners kept its high rankings. Twelve of our partners and lawyers are included in the prestigious list (click here). Additionally Martin Aschenbrenner has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Prague Capital Markets "Lawyer of the Year" and Robert Němec has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Prague Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the Year."
Last week the prestigious legal directory publishers, Chambers & Partners, recognized PRK Partners, attorneys at law, for its outstanding customer service among all Czech law firms by awarding it the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence in the Category “Client Service Award”. The award ceremony took place in Amsterdam. This award is granted annually by a renowned valuation panel composed of dozens of experts from the world acclaimed agency Chambers & Partners in association with Lex Mundi.
PRK Partners provided comprehensive legal advisory services to the underwriters in connection with AVG Technologies’ initial public offering of its ordinary shares to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Chambers and Partners in association with Lex Mundi shall be honouring outstanding firms on the basis of research carried out for Chambers Europe 2012. These awards reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service. We are pleased to inform you that PRK Partners has been shortlisted for an Award for Excellence in the Czech Republic (see complete list)
From March 6 to 9 our Real Estate experts from PRK Partners will join their colleagues at Marché International des Professionnels d'Immobilier in Cannes. MIPIM is the perfect venue for real estate professionals to meet with colleagues and partners, to discover new and exciting opportunities or to just keep abreast of the latest developments in the real estate business.
Intellectual property specialists from PRK, Jan Diblík attorney at law and partner François Veit, introduce Media Law and Intellectual Property Law in the Czech Republic.This publication aims to provide the reader, both English and Czech speaking, with a basic overview of the legal framework of the individual media sectors in the Czech Republic.
Thanks to the confidence of our clients and the work of more than a hundred lawyers practicing in three Central-European countries, we were once again named Domestic Law Firm of the Year 2011 as winner of the main category in the Czech Republic’s most prestigious lawyer awards. Other achievements: Banking and Finance (for the fourth time) and Labour Law (for the second time). PRK Partners became also Highly recommended law office in other six key categories:
Krisztina Rozgonyi appointed as director of World Bank Initiative for Eastern European and Central Asian Infocommunication and Technology program
Dr. Krisztina Rozgonyi, former chair of the Hungarian National Communication Authority and current head of the TMT practice at PRK Partners, a leading CEE regional law firm, has been appointed as the director of WorldBank/InfoDev program responsible for Infocommunication and Technology Development in the Eastern European and Central Asian region.
We are very pleased to inform you that as of Monday, 3 October 2011, the Bratislava office of PRK Partners can be found at Hurbanovo námestie 3.
PRK Partners was at the 2011 Expo Real Trade Fair at Stand No. C1.111.
PRK Partners is proud to announce that in July it became a member of the respected American Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic.
PRK Partners has been named one of six Central European law firms vying for the regional “Law Firm of the Year” award.
The International Legal Alliance Awards 2011 has named the firm recipients of the Silver Award.