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believe that we have to know and understand our client and its business as well as the situation on the market to enable us to be as effective as possible. The provision of high quality legal services in the shortest reaction times is our priority. From our extensive experience, we understand that sensible communication with public authorities is very important in many cases – our lawyers are able to undertake this role. The ability to get things done, rather than finding good reasons why they cannot be done is our strength. All our lawyers are practically oriented, proactive and result oriented. We have been engaged in many transactions which required creative solutions of unusual situations. On the other hand, we are also aware of the importance of our dayto-day routine tasks. We are convinced that only the combination of both these skills can result in the client satisfaction. All our lawyers and employees are fluent in English and most of them also speak other foreign languages, such as German or French besides their mother tongue Czech, Slovak or English. We believe that the primary aim of any lawyer’s work is not to provide “impartial” and “strictly legal” advice, but rather to help our clients drive their businesses forward. We always seek to provide our clients with straight answers and practical solutions to the legal issues facing them. “The ability to get things done, rather than finding good reasons why they cannot be done is our strength.”
OUR PRACTICE GROUPS We know that the most efficient way of providing advisory services lies in the specialisation of our lawyers. Wilsons employs professionals having great experience in their respective business areas. In line with this vision, Wilsons is organised into four practice groups: Real
estate; & Finance; Corporate / M&A; and Antitrust & Regulatory. Banking
Real Estate We provide comprehensive advice on real estate transactions, public and private financing of real estate investments and developments, legal due diligence, real estate management and construction contracts and advice on real estate or construction-related disputes. In our office, there are also corporate and international finance specialists with real estate sector experience. Wilsons has great expertise in office, residential, retail, industrial, leisure, logistics and infrastructure projects. Areas of expertise cover all sectors of the real estate market, and include: acquisition leasing;
and sale of real estate;
development and management of real estate; joint ventures; financing of real estate transactions; realisation of security over real estate assets; real estate management contracts; planning and zoning; environment etc.
Banking / Finance We have an extensive practice in finance. Our areas of speciality include real estate financing and corporate finance.
Real estate financing We have advised banks as well as borrowers in relation to the financing of real estate projects in the Czech Republic and other CEE countries. We have a profound understanding of the different requirements of both lending and borrowing clients as well as current market practice. Our lawyers have assisted on acquisitions, developments and vat facilities, refinancing of existing loans, syndicated or bilateral loans and risk participations. The financed projects range from offices, logistics and leisure to residential developments.