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Legal services in the sale of Green Gas International

News   9. 2. 2017 Link

KSB has provided legal services to the CERCL Green group in connection with the sale of Green Gas International, a major European operator of clean energy projects that focuses on converting harmful methane emissions produced during the extraction of mining and landfill gas to energy benefit. 

DPE Deutsche Private Equity acquires Fischer Surface Technologies

News   6. 2. 2017 Link

The KSB M&A team, in cooperation with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, advised its client, DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH, in connection with the acquisition of Fischer Surface Technologies.

IBA’s press release regarding the presidency of Martin Šolc

News   30. 1. 2017 Link

The International Bar Association (IBA) has issued a press release regarding the presidency of Martin Šolc. The press release is available here: IBA press release

Sylvie Sobolová and Christian Blatchford Join the Ranks of Kocián Šolc Balaštík Partners

News   16. 1. 2017 Link

Sylvie Sobolová and Christian Blatchford were newly appointed partners at Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB) effective 1 January 2017. Sylvie and Christian have been with KŠB many years and their appointment expresses KŠB’s appreciation of the many contributions they have made to the firm. In addition, associates Jan Lasák, Vlastimil Pihera and Tomáš Sequens were appointed counsels.

Another year of successful competition Contract Competition already has its winners

News   19. 12. 2016 Link

For the fifth year in a row, the Contract Competition, an annual contest for law students, organized by the law firm KSB has taken place. The competition again attracted talented students, who for a brief interval were transported from lecture halls to a hypothetical business environment, in order to have a chance to demonstrate their knowledge in practical situations. The best were competing head to head in the final round, which was held in early December at the Faculty of Law of Charles University.

Legal advice in connection with the issuance of so-called discounted certificates for the new Rustonka real estate project

News   16. 12. 2016 Link

KSB assisted during the emission of discounted certificates in the value of approximately CZK 1.4 billion. The issuer of the certificates is a Cypriot company GRAMEXO PLC., which is the 100% owner of the company Rustonka Development s.r.o. Rustonka is a company established for the construction of a complex of several office buildings with a total area of approximately 37,000 square meters on land formerly occupied by the Rustonka factory in Prague-Karlin.

Thank You for Supporting This Year’s Charity Concert

News   14. 12. 2016 Link

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our clients, business partners and friends who attended and supported the 22nd Annual Charity Concert of Goodwill on Sunday, 4 December 2016 at Bethlehem Chapel in Prague to raise money for the Olga Havel Foundation. The contributions raised this year will be used for individual projects chosen by the donors themselves. 

Martin Šolc for Lidové noviny

News   18. 11. 2016 Link

In his column in Lidové noviny, KŠB Partner Martin Šolc ponders why some voices interpreting the new private law continue to emphasize that some things are just not possible. 

KSB participates as conference partner in Cashless Society conference and the Startup Summit

News   25. 10. 2016 Link

KSB has participated as a conference partner in two major autumn conferences.

Invitation to the 22nd annual Charity Concert of Good Will organised by Kocián Šolc Balaštík to help support the Goodwill Committee - Olga Havel Foundation.

News   18. 10. 2016 Link

KŠB would like to cordially invite you to this year’s Concert of Good Will to support one of the most respected foundations in the Czech Republic. The concert promises an outstanding musical experience even on the sad 20th anniversary of founder and former First Lady Olga Havlová’s passing.

Legal Advice on Sale of Centro-Ostrava Shopping Park

News   14. 10. 2016 Link

KŠB advised Emerging Europe Properties Fund on the share-sale of WOTEG GWG-Group, owner of the Centro-Ostrava shopping park located approximately 6 from the capital of the Moravia-Silesia Region.

Czech Supreme Court Makes Important Decision in a Labour-Law Case Counselled by KŠB

News   6. 10. 2016 Link

KŠB Partner Pavel Dejl and his colleagues won an invalid immediate employment termination case for a major agricultural client before the Czech Supreme Court. 

Martin Šolc, the first Central European to be elected President of the International Bar Association

News   22. 9. 2016 Link

Martin Šolc, the founding partner of leading Czech law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KSB), has achieved unprecedented success in the field of global advocacy. In Washington, he has been elected President of the International Bar Association (IBA), and with effect from 1 January 2017 will be the first ever representative of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, to stand at the forefront of the world's largest organization of lawyers.

Succesful representation of the company Carthamus in proceedings against the State Energy Inspectorate

News   14. 9. 2016 Link

Law firm KSB successfully represented the company  Carthamus, its long term client, an operator of energy sources working on the basis of biofuel burning, in administrative proceedings initiated by the State Energy Inspectorate  (SEI) concerning an alleged breach of the act on supported energy sources, which was alleged to comprise incorrect declarations of the origin and type of burnt biomass fuel.

Legal advice in connection with construction of a hydro power plant in Turkey

News   7. 9. 2016 Link

KŠB provided its client, the major energy company ENERGO-PRO, with comprehensive legal advice concerning the financing of the construction of a hydro power plant in Karakurt, Turkey.

KSB advising major airlines

News   23. 8. 2016 Link

KSB has provided legal advice to airlines Air Canada and China Eastern Airlines in connection with their entry into the Czech aviation market.

Legal Advice to Lumitrix

News   18. 7. 2016 Link

KŠB advised Lumitrix, a video mapping software and hardware start-up developer and producer, on a joint-venture with Y Soft Ventures. 

KŠB Becomes New Member of L2bAviation

News   8. 7. 2016 Link

L2bAviation is an international network of lawyers spread over all continents who advise on aviation law. Chambers Global rate the network as the best in aviation law.

Success for KSB in the proceedings before the European Court of Justice

News   23. 6. 2016 Link

KSB has been representing Czech Radio in a long running dispute of many years with the Board of the Financial Directorate on the issue of the right to deduct VAT. An important point of contention was whether license fees are in fact a payment for public service broadcasting. Now KSB has achieved another success in the case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ), on the initiative of the Supreme Administrative Court, expressed the view in its decision that license fees are not deemed to be consideration paid for public broadcasting, and therefore fall outside the scope of the directive on VAT.

KSB helps create the first Czech crowdfunding equity platform

News   2. 6. 2016 Link

In recent days, Fundlift, the first domestic platform focused on equity crowdfunding has launched its operations. It is a joint venture of the financial group Roklen and the investment group Rockaway.

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