BBH, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.

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Managing Partner: Petr Mlejnek

Number of partners: 10

Number of other lawyers: 55

Languages: Czech, English, French, German, Russian, Slovak, Spanish


Firm Overview:

BBH, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. (BBH) is a prominent Czech law firm with an international presence. Emanating from a notable international law firm operating on the Czech market since 1990, BBH was established in 2000 and built on its long-term client-centric vision and successful tradition. BBH currently operates in Prague and Bratislava. Main Areas of Practice:


Banking & Finance, Insurance & Financial Regulation:

3 partners; 15 fee earners in Prague and 5 in Bratislava

BBH’s strong banking and finance practice includes bank lending (syndicated and unilateral), cross-border and export financing, aircraft financing, structured transactions, trade, project finance and financial regulation advisory. BBH is known for its unique expertise in financial regulation with an extremely strong team navigating the Czech regulatory bodies on a daily basis, particularly in representing numerous banks, insurance companies and other regulated institutions in their interactions with the Czech National Bank, including licensing, supervision, regulatory and sanction proceedings. Among BBH’s clients are Czech and international banks, insurance companies, consumer finance institutions, leasing organisations and other financiers operating in the Czech Republic and abroad, and notably also the Czech National Bank itself. Among many others, BBH advised Raiffeisenbank, a.s. on its synthetic securitization, three of its Additional Tier 1 capital instruments issues, advised Unicreditbank, Equa bank, PPF banka, Air banka and Home Credit on Core Capital, Additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 instrument offerings and products. BBH also advised clients in connection with over 15 bond offerings and other capital markets instruments.

Contact: Tomáš Sedláček, Partner

Tel: +420 234 091 355

Email: [email protected]


Capital Markets, Derivatives, Securitisation:

2 partners; 7 fee earners in Prague and 3 in Bratislava

BBH has a unique ability to combine top tier capital markets expertise with its unmatched financial regulation experience. BBH's clients often seek our legal services in situations in which the respective transaction or issue presents new challenges that have never been analysed or realised before by any other firm.

Clients often turn to BBH when structuring capital market instruments that are to be used to optimize regulatory capital requirements and funding positions, as with the recent Raiffeisenbank synthetic securitization, additional Tier 1 instrument offerings, etc.

We would like to highlight the fact that BBH capital markets regulatory experience is unprecedented and unmatched on the Czech legal market. We have advised clients on more than 5 Additional Tier 1 offerings, over 20 CET capital raisings, 12 Tier 2 instrument offerings or product structurings or feasibility studies. In addition to the securitization and risk mitigation technique experience, including the sophisticated structured investment certificates, BBH is truly the No. 1 firm when it comes to regulation and taking up regulatory capital matters to the capital markets.

Contact: Tomáš Sedláček, Partner

Tel: +420 234 091 355

Email: [email protected]


Corporate/M&A:

5 partners; 20 fee earners in Prague and 7 in Bratislava

BBH has long been among the leading law firms in the corporate and M&A areas in the Czech Republic. BBH has acted as legal counsel in a clear majority of the most significant M&A transactions over the years, such as the sale of the Czech Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s. brewery, a globally recognised brand, to Asahi Group Holdings, the PPF acquisition of O2 Czech Republic, the creation of the EMMA GAMMA LIMITED and KKCG AG joint venture thereby creating the largest lottery business holding in Europe, the acquisition of two Wustenrot insurance companies by Allianz and the subsequent unprecedented structuring of their merger into Allianz pojišťovna a.s, the sale of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. by J&T FINANCE GROUP SE.

One of the M&A highlights of recent year was serving as legal advisors to the sellers in the sale of the world’s leading virtual reality programming studio Beat Games to Facebook. BBH also acted as Czech counsel to Citrix in one of the biggest IT/IP tech transactions of 2020 - the acquisition of the project management software company Wrike (their main portfolio being located in the Czech Republic) from Vista Equity Partners for 2.25 billion USD.

Contact: : Katerina Winterling-Vorlickova, Partner

Tel: +420 234 091 355

Email: [email protected]


Energy:

1 partner; 5 fee earners in Prague and 2 in Bratislava

BBH is among the few law firms in the Czech Republic that can provide broad complex legal services for clients doing business in the energy sector, including the M&A of power plants, structuring and setup of energy holdings and investment structures, litigation and arbitration, etc. BBH is the long-standing legal advisor in numerous wide-ranging domestic and international projects for the CEZ Group – one of the largest electricity power concerns in the CEE Region and the largest in the Czech Republic. BBH has acted as legal and structuring counsel in the process of the establishment of a self-regulated fund structure with assets consisting of power plants using renewable resources as well as as being the sole legal advisor in the acquisition of new power plants using renewable sources.

Contact: Vladimír Uhde, Partner

Tel: +420 234 091 355

Email: [email protected]


Litigation & Arbitration:

4 partners; 15 fee earners in Prague and 5 in Bratislava

BBH maintains a long-standing exceptional position on the Czech legal market in the areas of litigation and arbitration. Many clients seek BBH’s advice in unprecedented, unique or otherwise complex cases as BBH enjoys well-deserved respect among both clients and counterparties for its extraordinary ratio of success in litigation and arbitration matters. BBH regularly acts in numerous domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases dealing with commercial matters, financing, joint ventures, insurance claims, the mining industry, property restitution, interpreting ISDA documentation and providing international consultancy services. BBH lawyers are members of EuroArbitration, the Czech Arbitration Court, the Young International Arbitration Group and the London Court of International Arbitration. The firm provides advisory services in this area to, among others, O2 Czech Republic a.s., Česká pošta, s.p., Moneta Money Bank, PPF Group and AB-CREDIT a.s.

Contact: František Honsa, Partner

Tel: +420 234 091 355

Email: [email protected]


Real Estate:

1 partner; 5 fee earners in Prague and 3 in Bratislava

BBH provides legal advice to Czech and foreign clients in all areas of real estate and property development. BBH lawyers have participated in many transactions connected to the sale, purchase and lease of real estate, including the creation of joint ventures for property in vestment, projects related to the construction of office centres, shopping centres or leisure centres and other commercial and residential buildings. BBH’s real estate team also has significant experience in the formalising relations involved in the renting of non-residential premises. Moreover, BBH provides legal advice to clients in establishing funds of qualified investors for property investment.

Contact: Tomáš Politzer, Partner

Tel: +420 234 091 355

Email: [email protected]


Restructuring & Insolvency:

3 partners; 10 fee earners in Prague and 4 in Bratislava

BBH is a leading law firm in the area of insolvency law and advice in restructuring. Currently, BBH is involved in all the biggest insolvency proceedings held before the courts of the Czech Republic, in which BBH provides its clients, both debtors and creditors, with comprehensive legal advice based on the long-standing experience of its lawyers in this field of law. No other Czech law firm has ever represented so many significant creditors in the most significant and complex insolvency proceedings on the market, such as the insolvency proceedings of SAZKA, ECM, BESTSPORT, ČESKÁ POŠTA, OKD, VÍTKOVICE POWER ENGINEERING, MODŘANY POWER, ČKD PRAHA DIZ, OLEO CHEMICAL, PILSEN STEEL, to name at least some of them.

Contact: Robert Klenka, Partner

Tel: +420 234 091 355

Email: [email protected]


TMT/IP:

1 partner; 5 fee earners in Prague and 3 in Bratislava

The firm provides complex legal advisory services in the thriving areas of telecommunications, media, information and other technologies, as well as in the fields of intellectual and industrial property law (including software licensing and hardware implementation, trademark solutions, etc.). BBH´s TMT clients such as Rockaway Capital, the leading internet venture capital company in the CEE Region, Česká televize (Czech TV), the only public and most important overall TV broadcaster in the Czech Republic, SAZKA, sázková kancelář a.s. (confidential), the leading public lottery provider in the Czech Republic, and Wedos Internet, the major hosting and data warehouse provider in the country, have significantly boosted the BBH TMT department’s client portfolio and enhanced BBH’s TMT expertise.

Contact: Petr Přecechtěl, Partner

Tel: +420 234 091 355

Email: [email protected]

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Czech Republic

Banking & Finance
Band 3
Capital Markets
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
Band 3
Dispute Resolution
Band 1
Restructuring/Insolvency
Band 2

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Czech Republic

Banking & Finance


Tomáš Sedláček
Band 3

Capital Markets


Tomáš Sedláček
Band 3

Corporate/M&A


Petr Přecechtěl
Band 3

Dispute Resolution


František Honsa
Eminent Practitioners
Robert Klenka
Band 4
Vladimír Uhde
Band 2

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František HonsaDispute Resolution
František HonsaDispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
Band 2
Vladimír UhdeDispute Resolution
Robert KlenkaRestructuring/Insolvency
Band 3
Tomáš SedláčekBanking & Finance
Tomáš SedláčekCapital Markets
Petr PřecechtělCorporate/M&A
Vladimír UhdeDispute Resolution: Arbitration Counsel
Band 4
Robert KlenkaDispute Resolution

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