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You may also turn to us with confidence in the area of administrative prosecution. Experts form our team represent clients during inspections before the commencement of administrative proceedings and in all phases of misdemeanour proceedings in various legal areas such as energy law, environmental law, traffic and building law. Our work may result in complete acquittal or at least the mitigation of sanctions imposed against the client.
Our team also has a wealth of experience in the field of local government law. We provide legal services both to local government authorities and other clients who come into contact with local government authorities. To our clients of municipalities and regions we are able to provide mainly professional legal assistance in the fields of decision-making process of their bodies, legal consultations during hearings of their bodies, eventually to take part in these hearings.
We regularly guide clients from ideas about building projects through procurement of the required (zoning) decisions and (building) permits pursuant to the Building Act. Consultancy regarding the compliance of the planned structure with the given city or municipality zoning plan is a matter of course. The complete zoning agenda constitutes an important part of the legal services we provide. In this area our services mainly consist of assessment of the legality of zoning plans, legal assistance connected with defending of zoning plans of municipalities or bringing actions against zoning plans in proceedings before administrative bodies and administrative courts.
Contractors receive expert support when compiling references for tenders in any type of contract award procedure. We are also able to offer advice about contract award procedures for “subsidised” contractors, or can administrate them in full on the contractor’s behalf. We provide expert advice when preparing objections or potential initiatives for the Office for Protection of Competition.
We fully represent clients not only in proceedings relating to applications for all types of licenses under the Energy Act, as amended, but also e.g. in proceedings on license cancellation conducted before the Energy Regulatory Office. We consistently and comprehensively study legal issues related to support for producers of energy from renewables.
We can also help if you are planning to apply for a subsidy from either national sources or from European Union funds. We offer a detailed preliminary review of the complete subsidy conditions, including of course the identification of potential risks and ways to avoid possible problems. We are prepared to represent clients continuously in communication with the subsidy provider and to propose a strategy for the subsequent procedure, or provide expert consultancy. We also offer legal support in proceedings on imposition of sanctions for violating budgetary discipline which have already been commenced, and in connection to criminal prosecution related to drawing subsidies.
We also represent clients to protect and promote their interests in business sectors regulated by environmental law. Our team has considerable experience especially in the field of waste management and nature and landscape protection in the context of building construction, or assessment of environmental impacts of projects and ventures (EIA, SEA processes).
In particular, we offer clients the interpretation and evaluation of upcoming and new legislation, with emphasis on the potential and factual impacts of legal regulations on the client. We are also prepared to draft reference materials for the commenting of proposed legal regulations and bylaws. We are able to offer our clients these services primarily thanks to the many years of practical and