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Insolvency and Restructuring
BBH is particularly strong and very well known on the market in the area of Insolvency and Restructuring law. No other Czech law firm has a track record of representing the largest creditors in the biggest and most complex insolvencies on the market. BBH represents the biggest creditors in the most significant insolvency and restructuring cases: SAZKA, EVM,
and HOLDING, among many others.
In addition, BBH provides legal advice in many o ut-of-insolvency company restructurings, for example, NWR. Currently, BBH is legal advisor in literally all of the most significant cases underway in the Czech Republic. BBH clients appreciate not only our perfect knowledge of applicable law and experience with Czech and cross-border insolvencies, but also our familiarity with the Czech insolvency environment. A large proportion of cases that BBH deals with are unique due to the unclear legal situation of the debtors, the nature of the assets and/or the disadvantageous position of the creditors in the proceedings, which all point to the unique experience and deep knowledge that BBH has in this field.
Corporate BBH has long been the leading law firm in Corporate Law in the Czech Republic. BBH has provided corporate legal counsel in a majority of the most significant transactions, both in terms of the standing of the clients and overall values. For example, BBH provides unique corporate services on the Czech legal market in connection with the merger of the pension funds of Generali and the pension administration firm Česká pojišťovna. On a daily basis, BBH provides a wide range of Corporate Law services to tens of its clients ranging from complex international company structurings to representation at general meetings and corporate register changes. BBH’s clients have repeatedly appreciated not only the high-level of legal counsel, but also the creativity of the planning, structuring and effective assistance during the establishment of their corporate structures in accordance with their specific needs.
With the Czech private law recodification, BBH subsequently has advised many of its clients in harmonizing their corporate structures with the newly adopted legislation. The most common services provided include particularly, the r e-writing of corporate documents and agreements on the performance of the offices of members of corporate bodies, as well as the revision of their contractual documentation and business terms and conditions. BBH provided such services, for example, to Equa bank, ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION, Air Bank, KKCG, PPF banka and many others.
Telecommunications and Media (TMT) The significantly growing and thriving areas of telecommunications, media, information and other technologies, as well as the fields of intellectual and industrial property, have an unprecedented deep history with BBH. Their importance for current and new clients is constantly increasing. BBH‘s lawyers have been involved in some of the largest and most complex projects and litigations in these areas of law. For example, BBH provided TMT legal services to PPF Group, Czech TV, Omnicom Media Group, Air Bank, C.S. Cargo, SAZKA and many others. The gaining of new TMT clients in 2013, such as Česká televize (Czech TV), has significantly expanded and enhanced the BBH TMT department’s client portfolio and expertise. In 2014, among others, 02, a major telecommunications company in the Czech Republic, became one of BBH’s new clients, thus also increasing BBH’s portfolio of TMT clients. With regard to the dynamics of the sector and the quality of services provided by BBH, we expect continued growth in this area, including participation in other major projects that have been initiated, in the coming years.
Competition and Antitrust BBH has long provided its clients with specialized legal consultancy in the area of Competition Law and is often central to countless market-changing mergers and acquisitions, which very often include separate competition cases involving litiga-