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CÍSAŘ, ČEŠKA, SMUTNÝ s.r.o. advokátní kancelář Democracy, rule of law, and justice: these are not empty words, at least not for us. We defend and promote these values. This is how we can serve our clients best. In providing our services, we are motivated by respect for tradition on the one hand and a desire for innovation on the other hand, while keeping our eyes open. This is the only way we can offer a dimension that makes a difference in problem solving, a dimension consisting in total comprehensiveness. Impeccable legal solutions are normally a matter-ofcourse in our work. However, designing the right managerial and decision-making procedures, evaluating the economic, political and societal context and impacts, as well as the right communications and creating the best image in the media complete the overall picture. Breaking down legal services into individual disciplines is outdated; public and private law intertwine in our everyday work. Our teams are therefore set up by industry/sector, including the clients for whom each of the teams is working. Each team takes care of the client’s brief to the full extent. We rely on an extensive academic background and work with pre-eminent legal scientists. In our opinion, close interconnection between theory and practice is the key to performing legal services correctly. We are also involved in the law-making process, produce a number of publications, and speak at conferences and workshops.
We view problems in and from the international context and perspective. It is therefore no accident that Pavel Smutný, a partner in our law firm, also serves as the President of the Czech-Israeli Chamber of Commerce and is a prominent supporter of other business groups. Culture, and extensive support for culture, is also a key to success for us and our clients. In 2009 we therefore set up the BOHEMIAN HERITAGE FUND. Using private funds raised from sponsors the Fund co-finances unusual cultural feats. To date, the Fund has raised more than CZK 35 million. Thus, we seek to publicise and promote the Czech Republic and Czech genius throughout the world and to highlight the exquisite nature of Czech culture through our practice, various chambers of commerce, and the BOHEMIAN HERITAGE FUND. This is also one of the reasons why our law firm appears in the Czech Leading Law Firm charts on a regular basis. We are one of the largest Czech law firms. In our specialisations we primarily focus on commercial law, civil law, and public investment law. Insolvency law is also very important for us. We provide services in both Czech and the major world languages. It is only thanks to the perfect interplay between all these factors that we can offer our clients a Dimension That Makes a Difference.