PRACTICE AREA

Real Estate

PRK has a particularly strong real-estate practice. Our real estate team has built its reputation on providing timely and efficient solutions. Clients rely on us for advice across the entire real-estate cycle, from acquisition, development and operation to sale. The real estate team works closely with our other practice groups to ensure clients receive comprehensive expert advice on all matters relating to their projects. PRK is recognised for having worked on unprecedented transactions and has broad experience in initial bank financing for large real-estate assets, including carrying out due diligence and environmental and other reviews.

Real-estate acquisitions and transactions

  • Share deals and asset deals
  • Sale and leaseback transactions
  • Due diligence, including vendor due diligence and resolving irregularities prior to disposal of assets
  • Structuring transactions, including financing and tax aspects
  • Preparing and negotiating transaction documents
  • W&I, title insurance

Purchase

  • Independent title review
  • Corporate review of property holding companies
  • Purchase contracts and cadastral transfers
  • Escrow settlement services

Site assembly and preparation

  • Future/conditional purchase contracts
  • Coordinating and settling multiple acquisitions
  • Property surveys and studies
  • Greenfield development
  • Brownfield remediation and development
  • Infrastructure delivery
  • Negotiating with local and regional authorities

Project structuring

  • Shareholders' agreements, joint venture structures, co-development agreements
  • Formation and corporate governance of project/property SPVs
  • Corporate maintenance services
  • Support in tax structuring
  • Exit planning and preparation

Permits

  • Permit applications and reviews
  • EU and Czech state incentives
  • Appeals, judicial reviews of decisions

Construction

  • Tender processes
  • Construction agreements, including FIDIC
  • Dispute mediation and representation, including arbitration proceedings
  • Payment and performance bonds and guarantees, including bond replacement procedures

Operation

  • Formation and governance of building cooperatives (condominiums)
  • Property management, service and supply agreements
  • Easement and encumbrance creation
  • Assistance with asset, property and facility management

Leasing

  • Leases and guarantees for shopping centres
  • Commercial leases
  • Industrial site leases
  • Operational leases (hotels and other facility management arrangements)

Retail sales

  • Customised full-service sales and property transfer registration programs for volume retail sellers of residential property

Financing

  • Bank loans
  • Preparing and registering security instruments
  • IPOs and bonds
  • Rent securitisation  

Dispositions

  • Preparing and certifying information memoranda
  • Assembly and management of data rooms
  • Project sales
  • Forward sale agreements
  • Exit structuring and settlements

Read PRK Partners’ contribution to the 2020 Real Estate Chambers Global Practice Guide.


Real-estate acquisitions and transactions

PRK has experience with all stages and types of real-estate transactions, including those involving institutional investors, private equity investments, restructuring, and sale and leaseback transactions. Our team has helped negotiate, structure, document and execute a large number of deals for local and international clients, including cross-border transactions. We offer legal support and assistance in due diligence procedures, acquisitions and financings on both the Czech and Slovak markets.

Development

PRK is a valued partner in all types of developments, including residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects. Our legal experts offer support from the moment an idea is born right through to the creation and successful management of the project. We assist with land acquisition, permitting, financing, construction, lease, sale and all other matters related to both new and brownfield developments. Our philosophy is to work with clients throughout the entire life of a development project.

Commercial leasing and asset management

Our real estate team works with commercial property owners on an ongoing basis, advising them on everything from drawing up leases to reviewing tenants. We provide timely, innovative and reliable advice to landlords. Our lawyers are familiar with all forms of lease agreement and all types of property. Our expertise also includes the area of asset management, where we help ensure property assets are properly insured and managed to preserve their value.

Infrastructure

PRK has helped build some of the most important infrastructure in the region. For example, we have advised on the development and construction of major airports, sewage plants, motorways and nuclear power plants. Our lawyers are adept at working through private-public partnership transactions and securing state contracts. We can advise clients on all issues related to infrastructure projects.

Environmental

The environmental aspect of real-estate law is a burgeoning field, and one where PRK is at the cutting edge. Our team can assist with compliance matters related to both new and existing contamination, and also help with liability issues. We have significant experience in brownfield development and can advise on all aspects of such projects. Furthermore, we can assist in making and defending claims related to environmental damage.

Financing

Financing forms an integral part of major real-estate projects. The real estate team at PRK works hand-in-hand with our award-winning Finance Practice to provide advice on securing funds for development projects. For example, we helped structure a security package for a EUR 20 million financing transaction for Komerční banka.

We can help both corporations and private individuals secure loans for real-estate projects of all types. Indeed, our expertise in real-estate finance has led to the construction of many notable properties in the region.

A strong legal team on your side

Vaclav Bily

Partner


Vaclav Bily

Jan Kohout

Partner


Jan Kohout

Jakub Lichnovsky

Partner


Jakub Lichnovsky

Roman Pecenka

Partner


Roman Pecenka

Daniel J. Rosicky

Partner


Daniel J. Rosicky

François Veit

Partner


François Veit

Petr Bezouska

Of Counsel


Petr Bezouska

Rudolf Kozusnik

Of Counsel


Rudolf Kozusnik

Jaroslava Blazkova

Rechtsanwalt


Jaroslava Blazkova

Elena Cervenova

Rechtsanwalt


Elena Cervenova

Kristyna Faltynkova

Rechtsanwalt


Kristyna Faltynkova

Katerina Fritzlova

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Katerina Fritzlova

Norbert Hink

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Norbert Hink

Sarka Kalinova

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Sarka Kalinova

Tereza Kiszkova

Rechtsanwalt


Tereza Kiszkova

Zuzana Koudelova

Rechtsanwalt


Zuzana Koudelova

Jaroslava Malcova

Rechtsanwalt


Jaroslava Malcova

Jana Otcenaskova

Rechtsanwalt


Jana Otcenaskova

Jana Pekarova

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Jana Pekarova

Robert Reiss

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Robert Reiss

Petra Stupkova

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Petra Stupkova

Tomas Vlasak

Rechtsanwalt


Tomas Vlasak

Bohdan Zubac

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Mgr. Bohdan Zubac

Zuzana Zuntová

Rechtsanwalt


Zuzana Zuntová

Tomas Janosko

Lawyer


Tomas Janosko

Monika Krizankova

Lawyer


Monika Krizankova

References

We act as long-term representatives of the SATPO Group, a leading property developer and real-estate investor.

We provided legal assistance to International Campus Group, a European student housing specialist, in connection with the development of the first private student housing project in Prague.

We adviced Linkcity Czech Republic with respect to negotiating future purchase contracts for an industrial zone of up to 20 hectares in the Ústí nad Labem region.

We advise Revetas Capital Advisors LLP, a specialised real-estate asset manager, in relation to the operation of its five office/retail assets.

We represented an Austrian Company in connection with the initial phase of the planned construction of two new plants in Chrudim and Vamberk in the Czech Republic, creating 200 new job opportunities.