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bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

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Managing Partner: Arthur Braun, MA
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 38
Languages: Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Slovak

Firm Overview:
bpv BRAUN PARTNERS was founded in 2006 in Prague by a team of experienced attorneys who had worked together in the renowned international law firm Haarmann Hemmelrath. A branch office in Slovakia was opened in 2010. Almost 40 Czech, Slovak and German lawyers and tax advisors work at the firm’s offices. Its international reach is extended by close cooperation within bpv LEGAL covering most other CEE jurisdictions. The firm’s work fulfils the highest professional criteria and thorough understanding of clients’ business needs.

Practice Areas:
Banking & Finance & Capital Markets
Compliance & Corporate Governance
Data Protection & GDPR
Employment & Labour
Energy & Renewables
EU & Antitrust & Competition
General Advice/Commercial
Life Science
Real Estate & Development
Public Procurement
Recovery of Receivables

Main Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance:
2 partners in the Czech Republic, 1 partner in Slovakia
■ Comprehensive experience spanning the fields of corporate, project and acquisition finance, leveraged, bilateral and syndicated credit facilities
■ Advising financial institutions, companies and alternative credit providers on domestic and international finance transactions
■ Active in financing for the real estate and energy sectors, in M&A and PE transactions, restructuring and insolvency
■ Representing clients in complex loan negotiations, due diligence process, proceedings with state authorities, regulatory issues Key Clients: Bawag P.S.K, Berlin Hyp, Commerzbank, Českomoravská distribuce, Eco Finance, E.ON, Erste Bank, Fincentrum, Hypo-Bank Burgenland, Interchange, IKB, Immo-Hold Group, KDB Bank, Linde+Wiemann, Olredo, Pfisterer Group, Progroup, Raiffeisenbank, Redside
CZ Contact:
David Vosol, [email protected]
SK Contact: Igor Augustinič, [email protected]

6 partners in the Czech Republic, 1 partner in Slovakia
■ Establishing all forms of business entities and joint ventures
■ Tenders, data rooms, LBO structuring, postacquisition advice, financial assistance
■ Advising in both international and local transactions
■ Efficient legal, tax due diligence by experienced teams
■ Cash-pooling and related questions on group structures
■ Corporate restructuring
■ Performance and liability of statutory bodies
■ Corporate criminal liability, corporate governance, compliance structures
Key Clients: AEW Europe, Brode Capital, Corpus Sireo, Českomoravská distribude, E.ON, Eurofin, Eurosun, ELK, Gerresheimer, GPV, Hormen, Intergraph/Hexagon, Kuwait Petroleum, Lufthansa Group, Mediaservis, MVGM, OTIS, PRE, Progroup, Stahlgruber, Synventive, Unilabs, UTC Group, Vaillant, Wirecard CZ
Contact: Arthur Braun, [email protected]
SK Contact: Igor Augustinič, [email protected]

Employment & Labour:
1 partner in the Czech Republic, 1 partner in Slovakia
■ Employment contract documentation, including for management
■ Temporary work agencies, outsourcing, staff transfer and other business transfer issues
■ Negotiation with trade unions, collective bargaining
■ Representation in employment-related disputes
■ Anti-discrimination legislation
■ Whistleblowing
Key Clients: Carrier, Daimler AG, Deutsche Lufthansa, E.ON, GoodMills Group, GPV, Gerresheimer, Hornbach, Lind Mobler Slovakia, Loxxes, LSG Sky Chefs Czechia, Mediaservis, Müller Milch, OTIS, Suse Linux CZ
Contact: Arthur Braun, [email protected]
SK Contact: Igor Augustinič, [email protected]

Data Protection & GDPR Implementation:
2 partners in the Czech Republic, 1 partner in Slovakia
■ Outsourcing
■ Data processing outside the Czech Republic via shared service centres
■ Preparing employment, customer agreements that meet personal data protection requirements
■ Full audit, procedural analysis and gap analysis of the company’s current setup
■ Implementing and proposing measures, internal regulations and other documentation
■ Acting as external data protection officer or securing and training
■ Legal analysis of obligations and relevant documentation
Key Clients: American automotive company, company in life science, Japanese engineering conglomerate or manufacturer in healthcare, Blood Plasma company, manufacturers, E.ON, Hornbach, Generali, Mediaservis, OTIS, Plzeňský Prazdroj (Asahi Breweries), RWE IT, Search Technologies
CZ Contact: Jiří Bárta, [email protected]
SK Contact: Igor Augustinič, [email protected]

Energy & Renewables:
3 partners based in the Czech Republic
■ Comprehensive legal advice to all participants on the energy markets
■ Regulatory issues
■ Market access and international pipelines projects
■ Renewable, alternative and combined energy sources
■ Development, financing or acquisition of energy projects
■ Representation in administrative and court proceedings
Key Clients: Antaris Solar, Českomoravská distribuce, Dobrá Energie, ECO Finance, E.ON, Energy 21, EP ENERGY TRADING, Maxim Energy, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe,, PRE, SolarGlobal, Tengelmann Energie, Unicapital Energy, Voltaic Network, WEB Windenergie, German and Chinese investors
Contact: Marc Müller, [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
3 partners based in the Czech Republic
■ Representation at Czech, Slovak and European courts
■ Successful track record with national and international arbitration courts, including investment treaty arbitration
■ Acting for creditors in Czech, Slovak and German insolvency proceedings Key Clients: Food processing company, European elevator manufacturer, European retail chain food supplement producer, global car manufacturer, global energy company, logistics and postal operator, photovoltaic power plants
Contact: Pavel Vincík, [email protected]

Real Estate & Development:
3 partners in the Czech Republic, 1 partner in Slovakia
■ Legal due diligence of real estate/real estate portfolios and SPV’s
■ Acquisition, financing and development contracts
■ Comprehensive implementation of real estate transactions
■ Greenfield and brownfield projects
■ Office, retail, industrial, residential and hotel projects
■ Lease agreements, tenant-landlord relationships
■ Regulatory matters
■ Litigation and disputes regarding real estate
Key Clients: Aaron Hotels and Hostels, Aventicum Real Estate, Conseq, Corpus Sireo, Generali, Goldbeck, GoodMills, Hornbach, IMMOFINANZ, Motel One, MVGM, Olredo, Patria, PATRIZIA, Redside, VIG FUND, WM Group, XXX Lutz
CZ Contact: Jiří Bárta, [email protected]
SK Contact: Igor Augustinič, [email protected]