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Banking law and insurance Legal advice in the area of banking law, in particular, in connection with the preparation of loan agreements, including syndicated loans, bank guarantees and other bank transactions and products.
Insolvency and debt restructuring Complex legal services to entities in a financial distress with the aim of restructuring of their debts, as well as, entities within insolvency proceedings.
Administrative Proceedings Representation of clients in proceedings before various administrative bodies and authorities, including, trade license offices, land cadasters and building offices, as well as, in tax and charge proceedings and proceedings before the Czech National Bank in the area of capital market supervision.
Family law Complex legal services particularly in the area of community property law and divorce process, including representation of clients in proceedings on child care, divorce and settlement of community property.
PRO BONO For the long time the law firm also pursue its activities in the area of pro bono within the project Children free of debts (Děti bez dluhů). The law firm represents children from foster homes and foster care in court proceedings, where these children are sued for debts in the amount of ten thousands of Czech crowns, which arose in connection with failure of their parents to comply with parental responsibility to support and maintain the children. Thanks to this project the law firm has already achieved to relieve few tens of individual children from debts, which relief allows them to start their independent adult lives after their leaving of foster homes. The project also succeeded in enforcing of adoption of the law, by which children may not be liable for debts for communal waste. The major success is also achievement of numerous judicial decisions of the Constitutional Court, which confirmed that courts breached procedural rights of children in proceed-
ings, where children were sued for fines imposed on them due to ride in public transport without a ticket because their parents did not give money to them. In connection with the above stated project Alena Vlachová, the partner of our law firm, was awarded the “Lawyer of the year 2017” in the special category Pro Bono.
PARTNERS Michal Vepřek Michal Vepřek focuses in his long-term practice on provision of complex legal services in the area of corporate governance, M A & and company law. He is also a reputable expert in the area of employment law. He participated, for example, on the restructuring of a prominent petrochemical group of companies or numerous transactions concerning purchase of share or ownership interests in business corporations. He has extensive experience with provision of legal services in connection with collective bargaining in companies operating in air transportation, petrochemicals, public transportation or light machinery. He provided legal services to various prominent subjects in the Czech Republic in connection with labor law relationships, including regulation of remuneration of employees, preparation of internal documents in the area of rights and obligations of employees and negotiations of agreements with the top management. Michal Vepřek also provides legal services in the area of real estate, where he participated on various important complex transactions in connection with construction and operation of administrative buildings, warehouses and shopping centers. He also gives lectures, especially on obligations and liability of corporate body members, remuneration in business corporations, major labor law institutes and issues concerning corporate bodies and their functioning.