Horak & Chvosta
The Law Offices of Horak & Chvosta (H&C) were founded in 1991 and ever since then they have primarily offered their services to international clients, many of whom are listed among the FORTUNE 500 list. Nowadays, H&C’s clients include not only numerous well known Czech and foreign companies and international conglomerates, but small and medium-sized businesses as well.The founding partners of H&C are aided in their practice by the vast experience in managing companies that they have acquired both at home and abroad. When offering legal services to its clients, H&C, which is among the leading Czech law firms, emphasizes analyzing the broader issues of any given case, including clients’ interest in commercial, tax and corporate governance areas.The attorneys at H&C use teamwork in maximizing the effectiveness of their services in both complex and highly specialized cases.H&C works closely with many renowned international law firms and since 2000 has been the only Czech member of the Interlex Group, a global association of leading law firms from over 45 countries all around the world. The importance of co-operation with foreign affiliate firms has grown even greater after the Czech Republic’s EU accession. In this regard, H&C can offer its clients not only broad contacts but also valuable knowledge of foreign legal systems, business environments and commercial customs.Corporate Law- Foundation of companies, changes in corporate documents- Subscription, issuance and registration of shares- Preparation and organization of general meetings of shareholders- Disputes between company and shareholders- Shareholders' agreements- Protection of shareholders' rights- Mandatory buy-outs, squeeze-outs- Corporate governance- Registered capital increases and decreases- Corporate transformations- Corporate financing- Restructuring and crisis management- Holding structures- Proceedings before the Companies RegisterMergers & Acquisitions- Purchase of shares and ownership interests- Purchase of selected assets- Purchase and lease of enterprises and parts thereof- Mergers and spin-offs- Due diligence- Takeovers- Proceedings before the Antitrust OfficeReal Estate and Construction Law- Purchase and sale of real estate properties- Project development, real estate investments incl. financing- Lease and sub-lease of land, buildings, apartments and non-residential premises- Contracts for work- Contracts with architects, designers, construction site supervisors and technical advisors- Building of shopping malls, logistic parks, industrial plants, power stations, residential complexes, office buildings, utility networks and roads- Encumbrances (easements, rights of third parties, mortgages, purchase options)- Joint ownership settlements, shared facility arrangements- Construction Act related proceedingsInternational Trade- International purchase contracts- Cooperation agreements- Distribution agreements- Toll manufacturing agreements- Investment projects- Transaction financing- Agency contracts- Insurance and transport of goods- Franchising- Trade barriers- General conditions of sale- Consignment stocksIntellectual Property- Copyright- Trademarks- Patents- Domain rights- Industrial designs- Software law- License agreements- Protection against breach of copyright and industrial laws- Proceedings before the Industrial Property OfficeCommunications & Media- Regulatory issues - telecommunication- Regulatory issues - advertisement- Regulatory issues - television and radio broadcasts- Media law- Consumer competitions- Proceedings before regulatory bodiesFinancial & Capital Markets- Banking regulations- Insurance and re-insurance- Insurance portfolio transfers- Loan agreements, credit facilities including restructuring- Securities transactions- Factoring- Leasing- Security instruments- Financing of development and investment projects- Accounts receivable restructuring- Debt collectionPersonal Data Protection & Defamation Disputes- Registration of data controllers- Legal advisory services concerning personal data processing- Contracts between data controllers and processors- Proceedings before the Personal Data Protection Office- Defamation litigationCompetition Law- Unfair competition- Mergers of competitors- Investment incentives- Public aid- Public tenders- Dominant position of competitors- Proceedings before the Antitrust Office and relevant courtsEnergy- Power equipment and technology supplies- Energy, raw materials and services, supply contracts- Representation before the Energy Regulatory Body- Price regulations- Proceedings pursuant to the Energy LawLabor Law- Master employment contracts- Management contracts- Collective bargaining agreements, trade union negotiations- Non-competition clauses- Employment of foreigners- Agency contracting- Shift rotation regulations- Work regulations and internal rules- Employee benefits- Reorganization and organizational changes- Employment termination- Labor law disputesLitigation- Litigation before courts- Litigation before administrative courts- Arbitration both domestic and abroad- Enforcement proceedings- Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awardsRestructuring of businesses- Bankruptcy- Composition- Restructuring- Crisis managementMiscellaneous- Consumer protection- Product liability- Food law- Pet food law- Environmental law- Inheritance proceedings- Property administration- Private matters management

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