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Europe Guide

Real Estate — Czech Republic


Clifford Chance LLP - Real Estate

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Emil Holub
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading international outfit, frequently instructed on some of the largest property transactions and projects in the Czech Republic and across the CEE region. Outstanding strength on high-value mandates often involving complex corporate restructurings. Notable recent work includes leading on a series of major retail acquisitions.

Strengths Praise from clients underlines their top reputation for transactional work: "They made things seamless; usually transactions do not go like this! With them, it was simpler."

Interviewees highlight the team's "very commercial and customer-oriented approach."

Work highlights Acted for NE Property Coöperatief on its EUR83 million purchase of the Forum shopping centre in Ústí nad Labem.

Represented MD CE Holdings in its EUR97 million disposal of retail holdings located across the Czech Republic, including retail parks and hypermarkets.

Significant clients Union Investment Real Estate, CBRE Global Investors, NBGI Private Equity, Unibail-Rodamco, Pramerica Real Estate Investors.

Notable practitioners

Emil Holub is the universally respected head of the real estate practice in Prague. He is an "outstanding" attorney with a "high degree of commercial understanding" who regularly leads on major transactions, such as Česká spořitelna's EUR50 million purchase of the mixed-use Savarin project in Prague.

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Dentons - Real Estate

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Evan Lazar, Jiří Stržínek and Michal Hink
- 4 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Widely admired practice, which draws on its extensive geographic coverage to advise prominent domestic and international clients on major local and region-wide transactions. Regularly advises the most significant private equity funds, international developers, owners and institutional investors on the entire spectrum of property law. Particularly noted for its real estate finance expertise, with an impressive number of top banks among its clients.

Strengths One client notes that "they will always be the people to go to" for real estate work, describing the team as "really helpful on all the practicalities" and praising their ability to "flawlessly" handle deals.

Interviewees commend the "effective and efficient" approach of the team, going on to highlight their "good communication and reasonable fees."

Work highlights Acted for TPG Real Estate on its EUR500 million acquisition of TriGranit, a leading CEE property developer.

Advised Komerční banka and Česká spořitelna, two leading lenders, on the EUR150 million refinancing of the Florentinum mixed-use project.

Significant clients Round Hill Capital, Rockcastle Global Real Estate, Skanska Property, AEW, Starwood Capital Group.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Evan Lazar maintains a unique position in this market, with one source suggesting that he "really started the real estate business here" and another calling him "probably the most capable real estate lawyer in Central Europe." He continues to play a key role in major transactions, drawing on extensive cross-border expertise for clients such as Starwood Capital Group.

Jiří Stržínek is recognised as a leading practitioner in this field. Interviewees admire that "he deals with a matter as if he were himself the client" and praise his "very deal-oriented" approach. His recent work includes advising WOOD & Company on its purchase of the Galerie HARFA complex.

Michal Hink recently advised Komerční banka on the sale of a major commercial asset in Prague. Clients value him for being not only "very bright" but also "very committed and loyal."

Markéta Tvrdá is fast gaining prominence in this field for her work on major transactions, especially those with an M&A component. One client commends her proactive approach: "She wants to do more and asks for more, which is always good when you are a client and you want to get things done."

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Wilsons - Real Estate

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Bryan Wilson and Martin Bendik
- 4 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dedicated real estate team with broad coverage of all stages of the real estate transactional and development life cycle. Particular experience in high-end real estate M&A, financing and leasing cases, acting for numerous prominent developers and investors. Boasts a strong roster of international clients, as well as the in-depth market knowledge of a local firm.

Strengths The team's client-focused attitude wins them plaudits: "From a service point of view they are really excellent and often go above and beyond what we ask them to do."

Interviewees praise their start-to-finish service: "We get a hands-on approach from the start and they negotiate a deal structure that is commercial from day one."

Value for money Clients confirm that the team "offers very good value for money."

Work highlights Represented RSJ Private Equity in the purchase of office building Enterprise House in Prague, in a deal valued at over EUR130 million.

Acted for Tesco on its disposal of the Forum Liberec Shopping Centre for over EUR80 million.

Significant clients Caerus Investment Management, IMMOFINANZ, BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management Germany, CA Immo, Skanska.

Notable practitioners

Bryan Wilson is held in high regard as "one of the best real estate lawyers in the Czech Republic." Clients single out his "very commercially astute" approach, which means that "you don't get bogged down in the minutiae as he does that all himself, referring only the commercially important points to you." He has recently acted for Markland Holdings on its EUR80 million sale of the Kotva Department Store.

Martin Bendik is well respected for his "extensive experience" and "attention to detail." He regularly acts on high-value transactions, with examples of his recent work including major leasing and acquisition projects.

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CMS - Real Estate

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Lukáš Hejduk and Iveta Plachá
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for International heavyweight providing the full range of real estate services, from sales and acquisitions to leasing and asset management. Recent expansion into industrial development work serves to further broaden its practice. Regional and global clients are well served by broad geographical coverage, offering particular strength in cross-border transactions.

Strengths One client describes working with CMS as "perfect: flawless and smooth."

Interviewees stress the team's availability to clients: "What I most appreciate is their response time: they are very responsive, more so than any other firm that I have worked with."

Work highlights Represented Centerscape in its purchase of a portfolio of shopping centres from Peakside.

Acted for Prologis on the purchase from Europa Capital of Westgate Park Rudná just outside Prague.

Significant clients Pramerica, DEKA Immobilien, Redside, Passerinvest, Bluehouse.

Notable practitioners

Lukáš Hejduk is fast winning prominence in this market thanks to his "good business sense" and ability to "be empathetic while still trying to secure a deal." His expert transactional practice includes recently advising Invesco on its disposal of the 18,000 sq m Varyada shopping centre.

Lucie Kislerová participates in a wide range of real estate work, which includes a notable focus on leasing deals. She is described as an "incredibly hard worker" who has the "right kind of business-oriented attitude."

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Kinstellar - Real Estate

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Klára Štěpánková
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong and versatile regional network with excellent capacity for cross-border real estate mandates, supported by an impressive array of language capabilities. Broad experience includes acting on residential, hospitality, retail and logistics developments. Primarily recognised on transactional property matters, although increasingly well versed in areas such as real estate litigation and development issues.

Strengths One client draws attention to the team's breadth of expertise: "I would strongly recommend them to anyone who wants to do anything in the real estate business. They are professionals, with in-depth knowledge not just of the law, but also of all the overlapping parts of a deal."

One source praises the way the team takes initiative: "They take responsibility for everything being discussed and make sure it is delivered."

Work highlights Acted for WP Carey on its entry into the Czech real estate market with a EUR55 million sale and leaseback purchase of a logistic park.

Advised Redside on its EUR63 million purchase of a portfolio of shopping centres.

Significant clients CBRE Global Investors, PSP Investment Plan, ECE International, Point Park Properties, Crestyl.

Notable practitioners

Kamil Blažek brings his expertise in energy and construction to his notable real estate practice. Those who have worked with him comment that between his "feel for the technical points and his drive, he makes the transaction happen." One recent highlight is his work on the purchase by ECE European City Estates of three commercial properties.

Interviewees note that Klára Štěpánková has a "magic touch" when it comes to deal-making, adding that she is "extraordinarily experienced" and is "very up to date with the market." Her recent work for Aviva Investors Central European Property Fund on its EUR185 million sale of a portfolio of assets demonstrates her continuing pre-eminence.

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White & Case LLP - Real Estate

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Petr Pánek
- 5 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong transactional practice with a notable real estate finance capacity and significant experience in construction. International clients are well served by significant cross-border proficiency, with a roster of numerous global investors and lenders, as well as major insurance providers and property developers.

Strengths Sources confirm that they can always count on their commercial awareness: "They are very proactive and are always trying to find solutions to protect you from a business point of view."

One client suggests that they cover all bases, being both "very thorough, with everything on time" and "very creative in coming up with good ideas."

Work highlights Acted for Palmer Capital on the EUR100 million purchase of retail assets from Atrium European Real Estate.

Represented Generali Group in the purchase of several major buildings in Prague by ČP Invest Realitní uzavřený investiční fond, one of its investment branches.

Significant clients Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB), Česká spořitelna, Raiffeisenbank, Pointpark Properties, Vienna Insurance Group.

Notable practitioners

Petr Pánek works on a broad range of transactional and refinancing mandates, with one recent example being his representation of CACIB in both a debt restructuring matter and the disposal of some of its assets. Clients describe him as "very effective" and highlight his "positive state of mind in coming up with solutions."

One interviewee refers to Václav Kubr as the sort of lawyer "who leads a deal as if it were his own." He frequently plays a central role on real estate deals, including recently advising Česká spořitelna on the financing of development plans for the historic Šporkovský Palác.

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bnt attorneys-at-law s.r.o. - Real Estate

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Tomáš Běhounek
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service real estate practice, with particular strength in construction mandates. Frequently advises major developers and private equity funds on a range of investments. Residential development has been a key focus in the past year.

Strengths Impressed interviewees describe the group as "a hard-working team, fighting hard for the position of the client."

One client describes their experience as "perfect," adding: "Everything was delivered on time and with the quality we required."

Notable practitioners

Tomáš Běhounek is "a lawyer with a human touch" who also offers a "broader commercial scope," according to clients. One interviewee states that "he will do his job perfectly, but always at the right level." He frequently acts on high-value real estate M&A and financing deals.

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Konečná & Zacha, s.r.o - Real Estate

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Radka Konečná
- 2 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Represents developers, investors and banks in sizeable mandates and disputes. Extensive transactional practice includes an increasing focus on complex real estate refinancing and restructuring matters.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's personal touch, noting that "you don't always feel like you are on a clock with them."

Notable practitioners

Peers hold Radka Konečná in high esteem, describing her as "always very constructive and good to deal with." Her practice includes handling transactions and development matters involving major shopping centres for an impressive international and regional client base.

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PRK Partners - Real Estate

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Daniel Rosický
- 6 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Broad coverage of all aspects of real estate law, with experience of greenfield and brownfield projects, property acquisitions and building management. Particular strength in financing displayed in a variety of industrial and commercial projects for both domestic and international clients.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the firm's "client service, easy availability and comprehension of a client's needs."

One source describes them as "one of my favourite local firms," stating: "I have always had positive dealings with them."

Work highlights Acted for the vendor's shareholders in the sale of Le Palaise hotel in Prague.

Represented PEWAG in its CZK800 million expansion into the Czech Republic.

Significant clients VALAD, SATPO Group, Klépierre, Northwood Acquisition, KCC Development.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees appreciate that Daniel Rosický is "really focused on the interest of the client and on closing the deal without wasting time." Examples of his recent work include advising Klépierre on the management of its portfolio of shopping centres.

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Schoenherr Czech Republic - Real Estate

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Martin Kubánek and Gabriela Porupková
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant regional presence, enabling strong cross-border and CEE-wide support to major regional investors and local clients. Particularly respected for its representation of German-speaking clients. Noted for its property dispute resolution capacity, alongside an increasingly broad transactional, construction and development practice.

Strengths Satisfied interviewees explain that "the team has proved to be a reliable, highly skilled and knowledgeable adviser that is flexible in accommodating its services to our specific needs."

Clients commend the group's strong communication skills, noting that they "share their knowledge perfectly," leading to interviewees feeling "fully satisfied with the quality and the approach."

Work highlights Acted for TRIUVA on its disposal of several high-value Prague office buildings, as well as advising on the general management of its other local assets.

Advised Lidl on all aspects of its expansion into the Czech Republic.

Significant clients Blackstone, CTP Invest, IMMOFINANZ, Arcona Capital, Daimler.

Notable practitioners

Gabriela Porupková is increasingly recognised for her transactional work, which includes notable expertise in real estate deals involving M&A. Clients value her "ability to explain the law to 'normal' people" and her "focus on closing the transaction."

Associate Miroslav Dudek regularly works on the firm's most prominent real estate matters, drawing on notable expertise in environment and construction issues. One client praises the fact that "he always strives to offer the most efficient and business-oriented solutions in a timely and cost-effective matter."

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Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář - Real Estate

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: David Šimonek and Alexandr César
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Broad activity in Czech and multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions. Noted for providing tax, project management, financing and construction advice for property clients. Complex leasing work is also a key area of strength.

Work highlights Represented Raiffeisenbank in the leasing of the City Tower offices in Prague.

Advised VF Europe on significant amendments to a lease agreement arising from the construction and leasing of additional mixed-use space and the handover of this space.

Significant clients FEI.

Notable practitioners

David Šimonek maintains a broad-based real estate practice while also offering particular expertise in leasing matters, as is evidenced by his recent work for Raiffeisenbank. Market commentators commend his expertise and experience in the space.

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Rutland Ježek - Real Estate

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Monika Rutland and Mojmír Ježek
- 4 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises a range of local, regional and international investors, particularly on office and commercial real estate transactions. Broad-based practice includes notable expertise in acting on acquisitions involving complex financial structures.

Strengths One client describes the team as "perfect," highlighting its "good know-how of real estate in the Czech Republic."

Sources pick out the following qualities as key to the team's success: "They are very professional, very responsive and very hard-working."

Notable practitioners

Monika Rutland offers a wealth of experience in the representation of real estate investors and developers. Interviewees praise her "knowledge of international law principles," as well as her "very deep knowledge of the local market."

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Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář - Real Estate

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jeffrey McGehee and Radek Janeček
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Broad real estate practice, offering particular strength in construction litigation. Draws on strong relationships with banks to advise on property financing mandates. Transactional expertise complemented by experience with zoning regulations and advocacy.

Strengths The practice is appreciated by clients for its "excellent communication skills and knowledge, as well as great teamwork."

One impressed interviewee states: "The name Squire Patton Boggs carries with it a very positive reputation, and the knowledge that your work will be completed to the highest standard."

Work highlights Acted for GE Real Estate on its EUR20 million sale of a shopping centre in Kolin.

Continued to advise Walton Street Real Estate Fund on all matters related to a large commercial real estate asset in central Prague.

Significant clients ING Real Estate, ZENMEX Private Equity, Office Park Šantovka, CEE Equity Partners, City of Prague.

Notable practitioners

Radek Janeček is noted for his long-standing experience of both transactional and development-related real estate matters. He recently represented ZENMEX Private Equity in financing the purchase of a portfolio of warehouses. Interviewees praise him as a "quick strategist" whose client-friendly approach is a particular strength.

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Eminent Practitioner

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eminent practitioner Evan Lazar maintains a unique position in this market, with one source suggesting that he "really started the real estate business here" and another calling him "probably the most capable real estate lawyer in Central Europe." He continues to play a key role in major transactions, drawing on extensive cross-border expertise for clients such as Starwood Capital Group.

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Clifford Chance LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Emil Holub is the universally respected head of the real estate practice in Prague. He is an "outstanding" attorney with a "high degree of commercial understanding" who regularly leads on major transactions, such as Česká spořitelna's EUR50 million purchase of the mixed-use Savarin project in Prague.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Petr Pánek works on a broad range of transactional and refinancing mandates, with one recent example being his representation of CACIB in both a debt restructuring matter and the disposal of some of its assets. Clients describe him as "very effective" and highlight his "positive state of mind in coming up with solutions."

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Klára Štěpánková

Kinstellar

From the Chambers Europe guide

Interviewees note that Klára Štěpánková has a "magic touch" when it comes to deal-making, adding that she is "extraordinarily experienced" and is "very up to date with the market." Her recent work for Aviva Investors Central European Property Fund on its EUR185 million sale of a portfolio of assets demonstrates her continuing pre-eminence.

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Jiří Stržínek

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jiří Stržínek is recognised as a leading practitioner in this field. Interviewees admire that "he deals with a matter as if he were himself the client" and praise his "very deal-oriented" approach. His recent work includes advising WOOD & Company on its purchase of the Galerie HARFA complex.

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Wilsons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Bryan Wilson is held in high regard as "one of the best real estate lawyers in the Czech Republic." Clients single out his "very commercially astute" approach, which means that "you don't get bogged down in the minutiae as he does that all himself, referring only the commercially important points to you." He has recently acted for Markland Holdings on its EUR80 million sale of the Kotva Department Store.

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Wilsons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Bendik is well respected for his "extensive experience" and "attention to detail." He regularly acts on high-value transactions, with examples of his recent work including major leasing and acquisition projects.

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CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lukáš Hejduk is fast winning prominence in this market thanks to his "good business sense" and ability to "be empathetic while still trying to secure a deal." His expert transactional practice includes recently advising Invesco on its disposal of the 18,000 sq m Varyada shopping centre.

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Band 2

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Michal Hink recently advised Komerční banka on the sale of a major commercial asset in Prague. Clients value him for being not only "very bright" but also "very committed and loyal."

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Lubomír Bartál - Sole Practitioner

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lubomír Bartál of Lubomír Bartál - Sole Practitioner wins plaudits from both clients and peers for his "very detailed" approach. He plays a key role on several large-scale deals in the market.

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Band 3

Kinstellar

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kamil Blažek brings his expertise in energy and construction to his notable real estate practice. Those who have worked with him comment that between his "feel for the technical points and his drive, he makes the transaction happen." One recent highlight is his work on the purchase by ECE European City Estates of three commercial properties.

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Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

From the Chambers Europe guide

Radek Janeček is noted for his long-standing experience of both transactional and development-related real estate matters. He recently represented ZENMEX Private Equity in financing the purchase of a portfolio of warehouses. Interviewees praise him as a "quick strategist" whose client-friendly approach is a particular strength.

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Band 3

Konečná & Zacha, s.r.o

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peers hold Radka Konečná in high esteem, describing her as "always very constructive and good to deal with." Her practice includes handling transactions and development matters involving major shopping centres for an impressive international and regional client base.

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White & Case LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

One interviewee refers to Václav Kubr as the sort of lawyer "who leads a deal as if it were his own." He frequently plays a central role on real estate deals, including recently advising Česká spořitelna on the financing of development plans for the historic Šporkovský Palác.

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Daniel J. Rosický

PRK Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Interviewees appreciate that Daniel Rosický is "really focused on the interest of the client and on closing the deal without wasting time." Examples of his recent work include advising Klépierre on the management of its portfolio of shopping centres.

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Rutland Ježek

From the Chambers Europe guide

Monika Rutland offers a wealth of experience in the representation of real estate investors and developers. Interviewees praise her "knowledge of international law principles," as well as her "very deep knowledge of the local market."

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Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Šimonek maintains a broad-based real estate practice while also offering particular expertise in leasing matters, as is evidenced by his recent work for Raiffeisenbank. Market commentators commend his expertise and experience in the space.

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Achour & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe Gabriel Achour of Achour & Partners as "a brilliant thinker and an excellent problem solver." He is also noted for his significant experience in real estate work, which includes advising Trigema on its acquisition and development of the Office Islands project outside Prague.

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Tomáš Běhounek

bnt attorneys-at-law s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomáš Běhounek is "a lawyer with a human touch" who also offers a "broader commercial scope," according to clients. One interviewee states that "he will do his job perfectly, but always at the right level." He frequently acts on high-value real estate M&A and financing deals.

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DELTA legal, advokátní kancelář s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Pavel Fára of DELTA legal, advokátní kancelář s.r.o. works on a range of leasing and asset management matters for clients such as John Crane Sigma and Rockwell Automation. Sources state that he is "proactive, diligent and very professional."

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Band 4

Havel, Holásek & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Fucík of Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o. acts across the full spectrum of construction and real estate law. Sources particularly commend his strength in leasing matters.

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Havel, Holásek & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Interviewees describe Lukáš Syrový of Havel, Holásek & Partners s.r.o. as a "fast thinker" who has "no ego, no drama, but gets the job done." He works on a range of real estate matters, with particular experience in leasing and development.

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Tomsa & spol

From the Chambers Europe guide

Peers see Robert Zugar of Tomsa & spol as a "smart and hard-working guy" with a "commercial" approach to the law. He maintains a focus on leasing, but his expertise also extends to retail development.

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Up and Coming

Gabriela Porupková

Schoenherr Czech Republic

From the Chambers Europe guide

Gabriela Porupková is increasingly recognised for her transactional work, which includes notable expertise in real estate deals involving M&A. Clients value her "ability to explain the law to 'normal' people" and her "focus on closing the transaction."

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Up and Coming

Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Markéta Tvrdá is fast gaining prominence in this field for her work on major transactions, especially those with an M&A component. One client commends her proactive approach: "She wants to do more and asks for more, which is always good when you are a client and you want to get things done."

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Star Associate

Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Europe guide

Magda Pokorná of Allen & Overy is a "very experienced" attorney who is described by impressed clients as "technically competent, very focused and relentless in the pursuit of objectives." Her recent work includes acting for ZFP Investments and other entities on the purchase of Euro Mall.

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Associates to watch

Schoenherr Czech Republic

From the Chambers Europe guide

Associate Miroslav Dudek regularly works on the firm's most prominent real estate matters, drawing on notable expertise in environment and construction issues. One client praises the fact that "he always strives to offer the most efficient and business-oriented solutions in a timely and cost-effective matter."

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Associates to watch

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lucie Kislerová participates in a wide range of real estate work, which includes a notable focus on leasing deals. She is described as an "incredibly hard worker" who has the "right kind of business-oriented attitude." 

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