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Kocián Šolc Balaštík, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.
ounded in 1990 as an association of lawyers, and operating as a limited liability company since 2012, Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB) is one of the largest law firms in the Czech Republic. Based in Prague, with branch offices in Karlovy Vary and Ostrava, and with more than sixty legal and tax advisers, it is well placed to provide comprehensive legal and tax advice to domestic and foreign clients. With almost 25 years on the Czech legal market, KŠB has carved out a solid reputation as a successful and independent law firm, one which is also a strong competitor with international law firms. KŠB has also been ranked repeatedly as a leading law firm in the Czech Republic by independent and highly prestigious rating agencies. Although KŠB is a Czech law firm, its involvement in international transactions has created many personal contacts over the years and contributed to excellent working relationships with major law firms all over the world. KŠB is a founding member of the World Services Group, a network of law firms and other professional advisers in more than 115 countries worldwide. KŠB is also a member of the International Attorneys Club, a global association of leading law firms, and of the Employment Law Alliance, an international network of law firms advising on labour law. In addition, Martin Šolc, one of KŠB’s founding partners, recently became the first lawyer ever from Central & Eastern Europe to assume the office of Secretary-General of the International Bar
Association (IBA), the world’s leading organisation of over 200 bar associations and law societies and over 45,000 legal practitioners. This year, Martin was nominated (as the sole nominee) to become IBA’s Vice-President, with the election to take place in October 2014.
Our People KŠB has received many awards from established foreign rating agencies, such as Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR100, Legal500, etc. For example, Chambers Europe 2014 praise KŠB in Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust (“A leader on the market with a good reputation and excellent lawyers on the team”), Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution (“The team has the ability to translate complex technical matters into legal language”), Projects&Energy (“Noted for public sector work, with excellent expertise on energy matters. Handles projects mandates and is particularly recognised for its construction, dispute and environmental law capabilities”), Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, Tax (“An excellent firm with very recognized people working there – we respect them enormously”) and TMT (“Well reputed in the market for telecoms work and regularly assists international companies entering the Czech market. Also handles regulatory matters, as well as IT outsourcing and data protection”).