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bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

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Managing Partner: Arthur Braun, MA
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 36
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
Corporate/M&A
Data Protection & GDPR
Employment & Labour
Energy & Renewables
EU & Antitrust & Competition
General Advice/Commercial
German 
IT/IP
Life Science
Real Estate & Development
Public Procurement
Recovery of Receivables
TMT

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, E.ON, Immo-Hold Group, Erste Bank, Hypo-bank Burgenland, Immigon Portfolioabbau AG, KDB Bank, Linde+Wiemann, Pfisterer Group, Progroup AG, Raiffeisenbank, Raiffeisen Landesbank NO-Wien, Olredo, IKB CZ
Contact: David Vosol, [email protected]
SK Contact: Igor Augustinič, [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
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, making use of synergy effects
■Performance and liability of statutory bodies
■Corporate criminal liability, corporate governance, compliance structures
Key Clients: AEW Europe, E.ON, Eurofin, Eurosun, CCS Group, ELK, Gerresheimer, Intergraph/Hexagon, Kuwait Petroleum, Lufthansa Group, Mediaservis, OTIS, Progroup, Stahlgruber, Unilabs, UTC Group, Vaillant, , Hormen, Českomoravská distribude, Brode Capital, PRE, Corpus Sireo
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
■International secondment
■Anti-discrimination legislation
■Whistleblowing
Key Clients: Carrier, Daimler AG, Deutsche Lufthansa, E.ON, GoodMills Group, Hornbach, Lind Mobler Slovakia, Mediaservis, Müller Group, OTIS, Stahlgruber, Suse Linux, LSG Sky Chefs Czechia, Gerresheimer
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
■Employee training (HR, IT, security, compliance)
Key Clients: American automotive company, company in life science, and electronic company, Japanese engineering conglomerate, Japanese manufacturer in healthcare, Blood Plasma company, international medium-sized manufacturers, E.ON, Hornbach, Mediaservis, RWE IT, Plzeňský Prazdroj (Asahi Breweries), OTIS, Search Technologies, Generali
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: Českomoravská distribuce, E.ON, Energy 21, Juli New Energy, Optimum Energy, S.A.G Solarstrom GmbH, Sunowe Solar GmbH, Tengelmann Energie, Voltaic Network GmbH, other German and Chinese investors into renewables
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, food supplement producer, global car manufacturer, global energy company, logistics and postal operator, European elevator manufacturer, European retail chain, Photovoltaic power plants
Contact: Pavel Vincík, [email protected]

Real Estate & Development:
4 partners in the Czech Republic, 1 partner in Slovakia
■Legal and tax due diligence of real estate portfolio and SPV’s
■Acquisition, financing, development contracts including reals estate funds
■Comprehensive implementation of real property transactions
■Green-field and brown-field projects
■Lease agreements, tenant-landlord relationships
■Contract relationships with suppliers of services
Key Clients: Aaron Hotels and Hostels Holding AG, Corpus Sireo, Generali, GoodMills, Hornbach, Olredo, Panattoni, PDP Management, TNT Express Worldwide, Triuva, VIG, WM Group, XXX Lutz, Patrizia, Immofinanz, Motel One, Goldbeck, DUKANE IAS
Contacts:
CZ:
Jiří Bárta, [email protected]
SK: Igor Augustinič, [email protected]