As the Czech government signed off on the EU “Green Deal”, which aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050, the Czech Republic needs to find ways to achieve this goal, or at least to get close to it. Even though certain legislative and other supporting measures are currently being undertaken towards transitioning to low carbon energy – changes to the Czech Act on supported sources of energy, state subsidies for the (re)construction of power plants – given its geographical specifics and historical background, nuclear power is likely to play a key role in replacing coal-burning power plants...
For over 3 decades, Kocian Solc Balastik (KSB), a four-time recipient of the prestigious Chambers Europe Award for Excellence, has been an acclaimed market leader, creating innovative and groundbreaking legal solutions for its clients involving new legislation and legal and business concepts. A proudly independent Czech law firm, KSB is globally interconnected through long-term relationships with other leading independent law firms, with whom it frequently works on cross-border transactions. Its mission is to strategically guide its global and domestic clients in attaining and exceeding their business objectives in the Czech Republic. Delivering commercially driven and sector specific advice, the firm is not just ready for the future, but actively facilitating it in the evolving 21st century business world for the benefit of its clients, whose success is the firm's greatest satisfaction.
KSB has the skill and experience to advise on all aspects of commercial and financial law relevant to business and on all related issues of civil, employment and criminal law. Our aim is to obtain the fullest possible understanding of the client's business so that we can identify the best legal- and tax-effective solutions to achieve the client's business plans. KSB puts strong emphasis on professional ethics and building long-term relationships with clients based on mutual confidence and respect. KSB's lawyers and tax advisers, many of whom acknowledged leaders in their area of expertise, are able to form a closely-integrated team capable of responding swiftly to clients' needs. Several are qualified in other industry fields, allowing KSB to focus on practice areas where legal knowledge alone may be insufficient. Many have studied or practiced in other countries, regularly attend and speak at conferences and seminars and make contributions to professional publications in the Czech Republic and abroad. Leading KSB's advocates lecture at Czech universities, conferences and seminars at home and abroad. All lawyers and tax advisors speak fluent English or German while others communicate in other languages (Italian, Spanish, French, Slovak or Russian). KSB's advocates are qualified to advise on Czech and European law; some are also qualified to advise on the law of other jurisdictions such as England.
Year this Office was Established: 1990
Lawyers Worldwide: 66
Areas of Practice
Who remembers fax machines as being de rigueur in legal and professional service offices? And what are we currently using as a trusted tool that will go the way of the fax? Generation Z–those born in the late 1990s, the oldest of whom are almost 25–will soon make up almost one-third of the world’s population and they are taking their first steps into the professional workplace...
Drafting EU Growth Prospectuses for Avant Investment Group KŠB’s team led by Vlastimil Pihera and Josef Kříž assisted Avant Financial Group in drafting two EU growth prospectuses. The company that controls Avant, a leading Czech investment company, will use the respective issues to finance its acquisition activities in order to further develop the group. The funds raised can be used to purchase suitable investment shares or finance acquisitions in the property development, energy and engineering sectors. The group's portfolio also includes the Nemomax real estate fund and the RN TECH SICAV technology fund...
BiQ Group Acquires PUXdesign KSB’s team advised Lukáš Novák's investment group InTeFi Capital, namely its technology division BiQ Group, on the acquisition of PUXdesign. PUXdesign specializes in web technologies and its clients include well-known brands such as Heineken, Škoda auto and Komerční banka. Our team also advised BiQ Group on a majority of its previous acquisitions, which currently includes companies such as Bootiq, EEA, Novasoft and Bluesoft. BiQ Group has offices in 12 regions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, with more than 460 developers. BiQ Group’s customers come from EU member states as well as the UK, the US, Australia, Vietnam and others...