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methodologies aiming to protect intellectual property and licensing management. The firm provides comprehensive services in relation to drafting and implementation of agreements as well as in litigation area. HOLEC, ZUSKA & Partners provide services in the area of unfair competition, protection of personal data or marketing, advertising, legal regulation related to protection of consumer rights. The firm has received numerous acknowledgment for its services in the IP sector including winning the Czech IP Law firm of the year in 2012.
COMMERCIAL & CONTRACT LAW HOLEC, ZUSKA & PARTNERS offer comprehensive services and legal advice related to the structuring, drafting, negotiating and subsequent implementation and termination of the entire range of commercial agreements covering all manner of business activities on the territory of the Czech Republic. In co-operation with providers of tax & audit services we also continuously provide an expert consultancy on taxation or other specialized financial & transactional issues. Typical services provided in this sector include formation and registration of corporations incl. and establishment of SPVs, as well as their dissolution by liquidation or termination of activity of organisational units (branches) of foreign companies; mergers and acquisitions of companies through assets or shares (including pre-requisite legal due diligence reviews and subsequent proceedings before national competition authority if required), spin-offs, representation of companies before the state administration bodies, corporate services include routine “corporate housekeeping”.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS HOLEC, ZUSKA & PARTNERS provide complex legal services in matters concerning transformation and restructuring of companies, in particular in the form of mergers, takeover of assets by the main partner or shareholder, divestitures, squeeze-outs, spin-offs etc. These services are offered to the clients on a “made to measure” basis. HOLEC, ZUSKA & PARTNERS represent clients throughout the entire process and its services include preparation of all necessary legal documentation, co-ordination of outputs with auditors, tax advisors, experts and other external consultants of the client, preparation of the documents
necessary for adoption of resolutions by the relevant company bodies, provision of all necessary notifications and publishing of information and registration of the particular takeover in the Commercial Registry. In cases where clients request other services that are commonly connected with the transformation of a company (e.g. audit, accounting, financial or tax consultancy, valuation of enterprise etc.), we can provide these so-called multi-disciplinary services in a close co-operation with one of the " Big Four" international consultancy companies with which we maintain working relationship.
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION HOLEC, ZUSKA & PARTNERS have extensive experience in the field of real estate transactions; advice provided in this sector covers all possible aspects of these projects and transaction, including establishment and operation or specialized corporate vehicles (SPV) for the purposes of acquisition, structuring and financing of the project, conclusion of purchase agreement, contracts for the financing, management and construction, assistance provided in connection with territorial planning, building permit, rentals and marketing. Pavel Holec has more than 20 years of experience in private and institutional development projects of all kinds, including residential projects, manufacturing facilities, retail and office space, as well as large commercial development.
LITIGATION / ARBITRATION HOLEC, ZUSKA & PARTNERS provide legal advice and represent both domestic and foreign companies in court proceedings mostly in commercial, civil and labour law litigation, as well as in proceedings before arbitration courts. The firm represents clients in administrative proceedings before administrative authorities and in judicial reviews of decisions of administrative authorities by ordinary courts. The firm has achieved significant success in several cassation complains in tax matters before the Supreme Administrative Court in the matters reviewing unlawful decisions passed against its clients. Karel Zuska has a unique insight into the workings of the Czech judicial system as he acted for several years prior to joining the firm as presiding district court judge in Prague 5 in commercial as well as penal matters. Both partners are registered on the List of Arbitrators of the Arbitration Court