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amount of 22 635 000 CZK. We also represented 3 clients in insolvency proceedings on debtor´s side, while in all cases the insolvency application was denied.
DISPUTE RESOLUTIONS, ARBITRATION Within the monitored period of time we retained legal representation of clients in 310 legal disputes (increase by 117 cases in comparison with the previous monitored period). Total amount of money claimed to be recovered reached 102 100 000 CZK (increase by 14 000 000 CZK in comparison with the previous monitored period). During the period in question we launched 151 enforcement proceedings (increase by 35 cases) in order to recover the money in total of 41 300 000 CZK (increase by 31 000 000 CZK).
LABOUR LAW During the period from August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015 we drafted over 100 labour contracts for our clients, as well as sallary statements, amendments to labour contracts, agreements on work performed outside the employment relationship, professional indemnity agreements, deductions from salary agreements, etc. We also drafted about 40 documents towards termination of employment – agreements on termination of employment, notices, instant terminations of employment, termination within the trial period, etc. We also drafted and revised approximately 20 documents concerning temporary assignment of employees by Employment Agencies, such as framework and individual contracts on temporary assignment of employees, guidelines on temporary assignment of employees, etc. Granted that the amount of legal assistance in this particular area of law decreased in comparison with previous monitored period by almost 20 %, the requirements for contractual documentation grew more rigorous and demanding since the complete documentation is usually being revised in more than one language version (nearly 95 % of documents are written in English).
REAL ESTATE Within the monitored period our Law Firm drafted and put to effect several dozens of purchase contracts on transfer of ownership of immovable property reg-
istered in real estate registry of total value of more than 40 000 000 CZK. In connection with property law our Law Firm participated in transfer of ownership of real estate with a value of 27 000 000 CZK as well as complex arrangements with regards to future energy self-sufficiency of industrial grounds (complete solution to issues of transfer of ownership to gas pipelines and an electric transformer as well as servitudes of passage and public utilities). In representation of our clients in monitored period we composed approximately 4 200 documents (contracts, statements, legal analyses, etc.), observations and statements to specific tasks in preferred legal areas as described above as well as various other areas of law not mentioned hereto. Our Law Office is mostly locally oriented, while majority of our clients have their seat in Zlín Region. The main aim and focus of the Law Firm is stable (regular) legal representation of long-term clients which is supported by our branch office in Holešov. Our priority rests in individual personal approach and face-to-face meetings with clients in order to provide them with prompt and comprehensive solution to their legal issues. We respond to our clients´requests within 24 hours from the moment we receive them while the day-to-day agenda is usually being dealt with via means of electronic communication. We are determined to provide our clients with convenient legal services consisting in active negotiations with their business partners and preparation of operational documentation including initial settings of supplier-buyer relationships focusing on prevention or minimization of risks of potential disputes due to insufficient quality of contractual documentation. Such approach is the basis of the stable cooperation with our clients and its main benefit lies in minimization of number of disputed claims and strengthening of the position of our clients in potential proceedings.