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BBH, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.

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Managing Partner: Vladimir Uhde
Number of partners: 9
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. In addition to the Russian Law Desk, in 2014 the English Law Desk was launched in order to provide legal services that are governed by English law.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance, Insurance & Financial Regulation:
3 partners; 15 fee earners in Prague and 5 in Bratislava
Contact: Tomáš Sedláček, Partner
Tel: +420 234 091 355
Email: [email protected]

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 Allianz pojišťovna, a.s. in a unique regulatory transaction in its merger with two insurance companies thereby forming the largest insurance entity in Europe, as well as Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura a.s. in their attainment of the largest financial package ever extended in the Czech Republic and PPF in their EUR 2.288bn financing of the O2 Czech Republic acquisition.

Capital Markets, Derivatives, Securitisation:
2 partners; 7 fee earners in Prague and 3 in Bratislava
Contact: Tomáš Sedláček, Partner
Tel: +420 234 091 355
Email: [email protected]

Complementing BBH’s traditional capital markets practice, such as bond and share issues (listed and privately placed), the firm, an associate member of ISDA, focuses on derivatives. In addition, BBH is well known for its niche services and unique experience with highly sophisticated and structured transactions – e.g. BBH advised a number of banks with their additional Tier 1 instrument offerings and, recently, BBH also advised Raiffeisenbank a.s. in their synthetic securitisation.

Corporate/M&A:
5 partners; 20 fee earners in Prague and 7 in Bratislava
Contact: Petr Přecechtěl, Partner
Tel: +420 234 091 355
Email: [email protected]

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 and the sale of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. by J&T FINANCE GROUP SE.

Energy:
1 partner; 5 fee earners in Prague and 2 in Bratislava
Contact: Vladimír Uhde, Partner
Tel: +420 234 091 355
Email: [email protected]

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.

Litigation & Arbitration:
4 partners; 15 fee earners in Prague and 5 in Bratislava
Contact: František Honsa, Partner
Tel: +420 234 091 355
Email: [email protected]

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., AMADEUS REAL, a.s., PPF Group and AB-CREDIT a.s.

Real Estate:
1 partner; 5 fee earners in Prague and 3 in Bratislava
Contact: Tomáš Politzer, Partner
Tel: +420 234 091 355
Email: [email protected]

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 investment, 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.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
3 partners; 10 fee earners in Prague and 4 in Bratislava
Contact: Robert Klenka, Partner
Tel: +420 234 091 355
Email: [email protected]

BBH is a leading law firm in the area of insolvency law and providing restructuring advice. Currently, BBH is involved in all of the largest insolvency proceedings in the Czech Republic. BBH’s track record is unmatched on the insolvency and restructuring market as BBH has acted as legal advisor in the insolvency proceedings of, e.g. Sazka a.s., ECM, Bestsport, a.s., Česká pošta, s.p., OKD, a.s., a.s., VÍTKOVICE POWER ENGINEERING a.s., MODŘANY Power, a.s., ČKD PRAHA DIZ, a.s., OLEO CHEMICAL, a.s., to name just a few.

TMT/IP:
1 partner; 5 fee earners in Prague and 3 in Bratislava
Contact: Petr Přecechtěl, Partner
Tel: +420 234 091 355
Email: [email protected]

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.

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Insolvency 2019 Law and Practice in Czech Republic

Robert Klenka, Petr Přecechtěl, Petra Borkovcová

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