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In tax law, Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal cooperates with Deloitte’s experts, giving it unprecedented tax access to a knowledge base that enables it to provide clients with comprehensive services. As a result, Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal excels in representing clients in tax and court proceedings. In the past year, Ambruz Dark Deloitte Legal assisted in handling & numerous disputable tax proceedings with a major systemic impact, namely in relation to deductions of research and development support or utilisation of interest on retained excess VAT deductions. In addition to providing assistance with tax reviews and resolution of legal disputes with tax authorities, Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal also addressed the management of risks related to a tax review and an involuntary involvement in VAT tax fraud this year.
Such a close cooperation with other Deloitte specialists makes Ambruz Dark Deloitte Legal a trustworthy partner in real estate law that is able to deliver the services of a multidisciplinary team of experts possessing the knowledge of the latest best practices and able to confront complex legal and technical real estate issues, particularly in relation to real estate transactions, construction (including legal disputes), lease and relocation, as well as land planning, construction processes and permits. The clients of the real estate team include development companies, real estate investors and public entities. In 2015, Ambruz Dark Deloitte Legal provided assistance, among others, to a major global shoe manufacturer with renewing its historic real estate and construction activities in the Czech Republic.
Ambruz Dark Deloitte Legal’s & employment law team offers a wide range of services in all areas of employment law. The employment law experts are also engaged in the public debate and education concerning Czech employment law. The team leader, Jan Procházka, was appointed a member of the board of the Czech Employment Lawyers’ Association as well as a member of the employment law section of the Czech Bar Association last year. Furthermore, the employment team experts participated in the consultation on the major Labour Code amendment this year. The clients gained by Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal’s employment law team last year included, among others, a major global car and motorcycle manufacturer.
Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal offers its expertise also in the area of legal forensic services. The forensic team of Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal closely cooperates with the Deloitte Advisory Data Analytics team and the Investigations team and it focuses on investigating white-collar crime, especially suspicion of embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, and other forms of non-violent crime in organisations. Investigations are carried out by a team combining lawyers, forensic investigators, specialists on financial audit, forensic audit, and data analytics experts. The experience gained during the forensic investigations is applied by the forensic team of Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal in implementation of compliance programmes, and other measures aiming to prevent and detect crime in organisations.
In providing ICT legal services, lawyers at Ambruz Dark Deloitte Legal render legal services in all aspects relating to IT corporate infrastructure, ranging from compliance with personal data protection and privacy obligations, identification and protection of intellectual property rights within a company’s infrastructure, to the aspects of running business via the internet. In the past year, Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal’s specialised team provided legal services to major financial institutions in respect of aligning information systems with legal regulatory requirements including advice on the outsourcing of services and implementation of cloud solutions. Regarding development and real estate projects, Ambruz Dark Deloitte Legal maintains a team of lawyers who fully cooperate with Deloitte’s real estate team.
CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS, an international rating company, included Jan Procházka and his labour law team in its CHAMBERS EUROPE list of recommended professionals in the employment law in the Czech Republic. In its 2015 Legal 500 Europe Edition, the annual ranking “Legal 500” recommended for the second time Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal as a specialist in Banking, finance and capital markets. Our law firm is also engaged in pro-bono activities where, by organising the 7th annual Act of the Year survey, Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal stimulated the discussion among Czech businessmen, politicians and the general public regarding the quality of legal