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Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář Baker & McKenzie defined the global law firm in the 20th century, and we are redefining it to meet the challenges of the global economy in the 21st. We bring to matters the instinctively global perspective and deep market knowledge and insights of more than 4,200 locally admitted lawyers in 77 offices worldwide. We have a distinctive global way of thinking, working and behaving across borders, issues and practices. Since 1949, we have cultivated the culture, commercial pragmatism and technical and interpersonal skills required to deliver world-class service tailored to the preferences of world-class clients worldwide. Ours is a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities. We have the deep roots and knowledge of the language and culture of business required to address the nuances of local markets worldwide. And our culture of friendship and broad scope of practice enable us to navigate complexity across issues, practices and borders with ease. Our commitment to excellence and client service are reasons why we have more lawyers listed in more countries in Chambers Global Directory of the World’s Leading Lawyers than any other global firm.
PRAGUE OFFICE Since 1993 we have advised clients on some of the most complex transactions in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Central European region. Those trans-
actions include our recent representation of Czech beverage company Kofola Group in its restructuring, public offering and listings on the Prague and Warsaw Stock Exchanges, which raised CZK 765 million (US$31 million). As one of the leading international law firms in the country, we work closely with our colleagues around the world to offer first-class advice to domestic and foreign multinationals and financial institutions. The quality of our work is reflected in the recognition we receive from leading legal directories. Our Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Tax practices are ranked Tier 1 by Legal 500 EMEA. Complementing our work on major transactions, we are also market leaders in Intellectual Property and Technology, Media & Telecommunications, both of which are ranked Tier 1 by Chambers Europe. Our Czech lawyers have broad experience advising clients in rapidly-evolving areas of law and leverage their local knowledge and global perspective to help clients achieve their business objectives. Over the past 20 years we have developed a deep understanding of the local market and what is required to close deals in the Czech Republic. That understanding, along with our global approach, makes us the go-to firm for leading multinational companies and financial institutions.