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and legal disputes. We have assisted in many disputed tax proceedings with a significant systemic impact, especially in the area of research and development tax relief or interest accrued on retained excessive VAT deductions. We also focus on assistance in tax audits, resolution of legal disputes with the financial administration, management of risks connected with tax audits and unintentional involvement in VAT fraud. Jiřina Procházková is the winner of the 2017 Tax Advisor & Tax Firm of the Year awards, as one of the greatest tax specialists of 2017 following her win in the Tax Administration Advisor category. We have the largest tax litigation team in the Czech Republic and we bring new technological solutions. One of them is our Maják product, which uses an automated control measure not only to protect the user from carousel fraud but it is also part of risk management using big data.
RESTRUCTURING LAW Our restructuring group has been involved in numerous domestic and international projects affecting the area of retail, consumer products, software, media, real estate and developers in the heavy power or automotive industries. Our restructuring legal practice is one of the largest in the Czech Republic. We bring our clients solutions for effective group management and asset allocation, suitable risk distribution, cost reduction or preparation for business expansion.
REAL ESTATE We have a team of lawyers in the area of development and real estate projects who cooperate closely with Deloitte’s real estate advisory team. We resolve complex legal and technical problems in the real estate industry, especially in the area of real estate transactions, the construction industry (incl. legal disputes), leases and relocations. We also specialise in the area of zoning planning, procedures related to construction or building permits. Our clients include developers, real estate investors, construction companies and public entities.
lic debate and education and they were involved in the consultation process of a significant Labour Code amendment. Jan Procházka, head of the labour law team, was elected in 2017 to the Board of Directors of the Czech Employment Lawyers Association and to the labour law section of the Czech Bar Association. The international rating agency Chambers and Partners included him and his team in its Chambers Europe ranking among recommended labour law experts in the Czech Republic. In this area too we use technologies and innovations which replace or complement routine activities of our clients. The Dismissal Calculator is a tool developed by Deloitte Legal providing a comprehensive overview of all aspects related to the termination of employment and the associated costs in most European countries.
FORENSIC SERVICES Our forensic team focuses on investigating white collar crime, especially suspicions of embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and other non-violent crime in organisations. The investigation is performed by a team composed of lawyers, investigators, financial audit and forensic audit specialists and data analysts. The team uses its investigation experience in developing compliance programmes and other measures intended to prevent and detect corporate crime.
PUBLIC REGULATION Public regulation has an increasing tendency and many sectors already have to meet detailed regulatory requirements, often harmonised at the EU level. Our long-term experience allows us to provide expert legal and advisory services in narrowly specialised fields. We often provide services as part of wider advisory including transaction, grant or strategy advisory. For example, our specialised team has long focused on various highly regulated business areas with an emphasis on the area of environmental protection.
WHAT NEXT? HELP, EDUCATION AND MARKET CULTIVATION.
Our labour law team offers a wide portfolio of services. The labour law team experts participate in pub-
An integral part of our work is pro-bono activities and efforts to cultivate the market.