PRACTICE AREA

Project & Investment Incentives

PRK provides comprehensive legal services for investors looking to make strategic investments in the Czech Republic or abroad. We manage projects ranging from infrastructure to energy investments, proactively developing strategies involving multiple legal areas (corporate, real estate, environmental protection, permitting procedures, ICT, IP, regulatory mechanisms, HR and so on). We support clients from the moment they begin considering the investment to the conclusion of the investment process. We advise on the best investment strategy and work with our clients as one team, often over many years. We can also help implement major project changes.

Investors looking for incentives in the Czech Republic and Slovakia face a complicated application procedure and onerous inspections. Our specialist team at PRK has supported many clients through this complex process, including negotiating with government bodies.

Specifically, our services cover the following areas:

  • Assisting with initial decision-making, structuring and planning investments

  • Suggesting the best setup for investments

  • Advice on investment incentives, resources for drawing up applications and what documentation must be included in the application. Assistance setting up an effective control system to comply with eligibility requirements, including compliance monitoring, assistance during audits, notification of changes and assistance in preparing applications to modify the conditions in a decision for a subsidy

  • Advice on corporate structuring

  • Comprehensive legal support on project management and advice on construction issues, including permitting procedures under the Building Act, environmental issues and negotiations with utilities

  • Advice and guidance on contractual relations and compliance, including waste management and industry-specific systems

  • Comprehensive advice on IP/ICT law

  • Advice and guidance on contractual relations and compliance, including waste management and industry-specific systems

  • Comprehensive advice on IP/ICT law

  • Full-service advice on financing and funding (acquisition, project and real estate, syndicated, export, security documentation), bond and bill of exchange programmes, issuing securities, including model documentation and regulatory compliance

  • Legal advice on HR matters, cooperation with top management and relations with trade unions, including collective bargaining

  • Comprehensive assistance in setting up employer processes in line with labour law

  • Negotiating EPC contracts (specific turnkey contracts for the supply of construction work and technology), contracts with general suppliers and lease agreements for the industrial sector and R&D centres

  • Negotiating cooperation agreements with research institutes and public bodies, including finding solutions to issues relating to public procurement and public administration

  • Organising public tenders in accordance with public procurement legislation and other selection procedures, including preparing tender and contractual documents, administering tenders and other processes, and preparing documents for inspection by the subsidy authority

A strong legal team on your side

References

Projects

We represent Euro Manganese Inc., a Canadian company, and its Czech operating subsidiary Mangan Chvaletice, s.r.o., in an extensive environmental reclamation and manganese extraction project in the Czech Republic.

We provided complex legal advice to a petrochemical company with respect to negotiating an EPC Contract covering the supply of a flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) absorber unit to Elektrárna Dětmarovice, a.s. (a bituminous coal power plant) for a price of approximately EUR 24.5 million. 

We provided assistance to ASENTAL, one of the largest private commercial land portfolio holders, in a brownfield project to create a strategic industrial zone to be known as Barbora near the town of Havířov in northern Moravia.

We provided assistance to SEGRO, a leading European owner-manager and developer of modern big-box and urban warehousing parks, with respect to the structuring of a new development project in the Czech Republic – the expansion of a logistics park in Hostivice u Prahy.

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.

Investment Incentives

We advised a leading engineering company on their plans to establish a subsidiary in the Czech Republic and secure investment incentives. Our work included helping prepare and file the application for the incentives.

We provided legal advice to a foreign investor on its investments in the Czech Republic, specifically an aviation manufacturing plant.

We provided a foreign investor with legal advice on its planned greenfield investments in the Czech Republic, focused on laser technology.

We advised an Eastern European investor on its acquisition of an automotive manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic, including advising on potential investment incentives.