Services

The goal of PwC Legal is to provide tailor–made solutions that bring added value to its clients’ business activities. We provide consulting to clients operating both globally and locally. In doing so, we utilize fully the experience and capabilities of the global PwC Legal/PwC network as well as our profound understanding of the Czech and EU legal context.

We deliver our services throughout a broad range of legal areas and industries. Our multi-lingual team is able to assist you in the following languages: English, German, Russian, French, Portuguese and Japanese.

Our specialists possess the advantage of cooperating closely with other PwC professionals which enables them to make use of their experience and proficiency in diverse markets and specific fields of expertise such as but not limited to:

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

We represent the world’s leading corporations, companies with a dominant position within the CEE market as well as emerging Czech companies. At the same time we stand ready to address the specific needs of diverse corporate clients. Our M&A team has provided legal services to buyers and sellers in many private equity and real estate acquisitions and windings-up.

Areas of our expertise include:

  • Acquisitions and windings-up
  • Project structuring and management
  • Formation and structuring of investment funds, Off-Shore Companies incl.
  • Joint ventures
  • Structuring and Management of Takeovers
  • Buyouts and buy-ins management and other services
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Consulting Services
  • Tax planning and structuring
  • Foreign Direct Investments
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Privatization
  • Corporate Housekeeping
  • Litigation/Arbitration
  • Post –Acquisition Management

Insolvency and Restructuring

The PwC Legal Insolvency and Restructuring practice is based on extensive experience with assisting distressed companies, dealing with debtors in possession and financial sponsor transactions. We may assist with Turnaround Management solutions and deal with various debtor-related issues.

Thanks to our exceptional know-how and unique way of problem solving we are able to provide assistance to Insolvency Administrators regarding bankruptcy management and related matters.

As experienced negotiators we are able to cooperate efficiently with Creditors Committee and consequently form the best strategy for maximizing profits and minimizing expenses.

Areas of our expertise include:

Debtors
  • Pre-insolvency proceedings
  • Turnaround Management
  • Financing of exit strategies
Distressed Investments
  • Bail-outs and Bail-ins
  • Distressed M&A

Insolvency proceedings

  • Insolvency management
Creditor advisory services
  • Pre-insolvency procedure and proceedings
  • Development and implementations of exit strategies
  • Standstill agreements
  • Representations of Creditors, Creditors’ Committees and Creditors’ groups
Restructuring
  • Implementation and management of restructuring plans
  • Cross-border loan restructuring

 

Real Estate

We provide our clients with professional services based on our unique combination of expertise covering all aspects of Real Estate, Finance, Tax, Capital Markets, Restructuring and Dispute Resolution.

The PwC Legal specialists can guide you through all phases of development projects including zoning, construction proceedings, construction project management and financing.

Areas of our expertise include:

Legal Consulting
  • Acquisition agreement including financing and relevant documentation
  • Due diligence and title deed control
  • Structuring and management of real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Structuring and implementation of Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
  • Corporate and tax services related to real estate
  • Lease agreements
  • Facility, asset & property management
  • Property management agreements
  • FIDIC + claim management
Financing
  • Real estate transactions & financing
  • Loan agreements and Guarantee agreements
  • Sale and Leaseback
  • Structuring of real estate funds
  • Tax structuring
Development projects
  • Environmental, planning and regulatory matters
  • Tax structuring
  • Financing of real estate and development projects
  • Development and management of industrial and commercial projects
  • Lease agreements for offices and retail spaces, residence buildings, warehouses and logistic parks
  • Zoning procedures and planning
  • Tax implications of real estate financing and structuring
  • Construction documents
  • Joints ventures agreement
  • Agreements related to asset management
  • Litigation and Arbitration

 

Banking & Finance

We offer a comprehensive range of services related to numerous financial products including syndicated loans, loan and acquisition financing, derivatives, financial services regulatory practice or insolvency & restructuring.

We regularly represent both debtors and creditors operating in the Czech Republic, the CEE region as well as worldwide thanks to the PwC global network.

We believe that our major advantage comprises of delivering prompt, clear and accurate advice to our clients. Our outputs combine the profound knowledge and practical experience of our lawyers with their valuable contacts in order to provide our clients with sound and timely legal advice, while at all times accommodating their specific needs when dealing with financial matters.

Both debtors and creditors benefit from our close cooperation with PwC Legal/PwC colleagues - experts from legal as well as non-legal fields.

Areas of our expertise include:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Project financing
  • Operations financing
  • Mezzanine financing and Subordinate financing
  • Syndicated loans
  • Financial restructuring
  • Loan and guarantee agreements
  • Structured finance and Securitization
  • Regulatory framework
  • Banking
  • Debt and equity capital markets
  • Private equity, venture capital
  • Tax planning and structuring
  • Project structuring and management
  • Insolvency proceedings including pre-insolvency proceedings and restructuring
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    Dispute Resolution

    We provide a full package of Dispute Resolution services to a wide range of clients coming from all over the world. We represent large public bodies and private entities as well as natural persons. We aim to always resolve disputes as efficiently as possible, thus our dispute resolution strategy emphasizes alternative dispute resolution, especially through mediation.

    Our close cooperation with specialists of the PwC global network allows us to take advantage of their full support in areas like forensic analysis, valuations, electronic evidence management. This kind of support substantially improves our position in the area of dispute resolution.

    We are prepared to offer our legal assistance with disputes before Courts as well as within Arbitration proceedings. In both cases our main priority is to resolve disputes quickly and effectively, i.e. to the convenience of our client in terms of time and costs.

    Areas of our expertise include:

  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Insolvency proceedings
  • Insolvency related disputes
  • Fraudulent behavior
  • Professional liability
  • Disputes related to banking and financial services
  • Product liability
  • Cross-border debt collection
  • Risk mitigation
  • Domestic and International Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Civil lawsuits
  • Corporate governance
  • IT disputes
  • Tax disputes, disputes before financial authorities and courts
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    EU, Regulatory and Antitrust Matters

    PwC Legal can be your guide in today’s constantly changing and evolving European and Czech legal framework. All this transformation evolves as a consequence of the ever developing EU regulatory framework. Due to the assistance of the PwC global network we are able to cover legal issues within the EU/CEE region as well as worldwide while maintaining the same proficiency standards for providing advice.

    We have deep knowledge in the areas of EU legislation, antitrust and regulatory matters. Our specialists have taken part in major projects related to business operations within diverse industries, financial institutions, distributors and service providers.

    Thanks to the assistance of our colleagues specializing in diverse legal and non-legal areas, our lawyers benefit from a better understanding of the market specifics linked with particular industries.

    Areas of our expertise include:

  • Energy and Mining industry
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial services
  • Transport
  • Agriculture
  • EU and structural funds
  • Procurement
  • Mergers
  • Joint ventures
  • State aid
  • Cartel agreements and concerted practice
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Vertical agreements (dealership, distribution, franchises, research and development etc.)
  • Professional associations
  • Antitrust and regulatory due diligence
  • Compliance programs
  • On-site tax inspections
  • Liability mitigation of members of boards of directors
  • Forensic services
  • White-collar crime
  • Corporate governance
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    Labor Law

    Our team along with other specialists from PwC advise on various issues of domestic and cross-border aspects employment relations. We offer legal consulting covering all issues linked to the employer-employee relationship as well as other labor law related affairs. We focus on providing practical, strategic and efficient advice to employers in cooperation with their in-house lawyers and HR department in order to bring solutions accommodating all their needs.

    We offer legal services along with access to consulting services provided by the global PwC network, i.e. high quality legal services based on local expertise in more than 80 countries worldwide. Due to close cooperation with other specialists of the global PwC network you can take advantage of the true 
    one-stop-shop services provided to you with respect to labor law and employment matters.

    We will help you address all fundamental questions related to employer-employee relationships, walk you through the phases of the restructuring process as well as assist with remuneration matters, as we understand that remuneration directly impacts the performance and productivity of employees. In this context the remuneration method is key for both the management of the company as well as its employees. 

    Areas of our expertise include:

    Fundamental legal issues with respect to
    • Contract of employment, agreements with private company’s managers, executive service agreement
    • Various agreements and documents entered into between employer and employee
    • Collective agreements and Labor Unions negotiations
    • Termination of employment
    • Workplace rules and internal regulations
    • Safety and health standards
    • Employment and labor litigation
    • Employee mobility (establishment)
    Remuneration
    • Remuneration methods and systems including option plans
    • Motivation system
    • Bonuses
    • Pension plans
    Restructuring
    • Outsourcing
    • Transfer of employees
    • Due diligence
    • Corporate reorganization and project reorganization
    • Layoff practices
    • Corporate structure implementation

    PwC Legal 

    is highly recommended law firm

    in Labour Law

     

     

    Intellectual Property and Technology, Media, Telecommunication

    The PwC Legal specialists on the most part provide their services to the world’s leading corporations, leaders in the CEE market as well as Czech start-up companies and therefore have an understanding of the special needs of various types of clients. Thanks to the assistance of our colleagues specializing in diverse legal and non-legal areas, our lawyers benefit from a better understanding of the market specifics linked with particular industries.

    Areas of our expertise include:

  • E-business
  • Media and internet law
  • Intellectual property and IP disputes
  • Software development and implementation
  • IT procurement
  • Electronic documents, agreements, documents including health information
  • Domain name management
  • Privacy protection and protection of private information
  • IP &TMT transactions and M&A projects
  • Research and development
  • Know how management
  • Author’s work (copyright), Licensing copyright
  • E-commerce and cloud technologies
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    Private Clients

    Our private clients oriented practice concentrates on individuals as well as families and provides them with advice associated with accumulation, management and transfer of personal assets. We are able to provide legal services to influential individuals as we understand their specific needs and requirements. Professional discretion is guaranteed.

    We will help you to gain increased value from the companies you own or control or to transfer those in a tax friendly way. Thanks to the assistance of our colleagues specializing in diverse legal and non-legal areas, our lawyers benefit from a better understanding of the market specifics linked with particular industries.

    Areas of our expertise include:

  • Assets structuring and management
  • Registration services and corporate secretarial services
  • Communication with State bodies and authorities
  • Structuring, management and administration of foreign structures, foundations and trusts
  • Establishment and management of structures abroad
  • Tax and estate planning in Czech Republic and abroad
  • Transfer of estate or capital between generations, inheritance
  • Litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings
  • Risk management and mitigation of damages
  • Family law
  • Criminal law
  • Trusts
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    Corporate and Corporate Secretarial Services

    As a law firm offering a wide range of legal services to its corporate clients, PwC Legal does not only provide excellence in the M&A area, but also delivers high quality corporate housekeeping services.

    Areas of our expertise include:

  • Establishment of local representation in the Czech Republic
  • Cross-border capital structuring and management
  • Various registration processes
  • Labor law
  • Dispute settlement
  • Standard business legal advice
  • Acquisition financing, investor pools
  • Regulatory framework
  • Outsourcing
  • Pre-insolvency proceedings
  • Winding up or liquidation of a company
  • Services related to portfolio management
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    Private Equity

    We act on behalf of the world’s leading private equity companies as well as growing companies in the CEE region including the Czech Republic. We have a deep understanding of specific needs and requirements of various types of clients.

    With the right balance between advice provided from abroad and legal expertise in the Czech Republic we are able to provide legal services in connection with local and cross-border investments. PwC Legal private equity practice includes lawyers in more than 80 countries worldwide and provides its services in Europe, Asia, Latin America, United States of America and the Middle East.

    We are able to advise you on every aspect of the investment life cycle. Our lawyers represent private equity companies in the time of their growth including the establishment, private equity investments, financing, initial public offerings as well as during mergers, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and trade sale exits.

    We believe that our major advantage comprises of delivering prompt, clear and accurate advice to our clients. Our outputs combine the profound knowledge and practical experience of our lawyers and other PwC professionals in order to help you resolve your matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    Areas of our expertise include:

  • Formation and structuring of investment instruments including off-shore structures
  • Management and administration of companies and funds
  • Acquisitions and exits
  • Buy-outs and buy-ins management
  • Initial public offering
  • Financing/Refinancing
  • Consulting
  • Tax planning and structuring
  • Restructuring and liquidation
  • Public and private transactions
  • Project structuring and management
  • Kontakty

    Bořivoj Líbal
    Managing partner, PwC Legal
    Tel: +420 251 152 929
    Email

    Michael Mullen
    Senior partner, PwC Legal
    Tel: +420 251 152 700
    Email

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