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KŠB Wins CEE Legal Matters’ “Deal of the Year”

News   14. 6. 2018 Link

KŠB was recently awarded CEE Legal Matters’ “Deal of the Year”. The deal which KŠB nominated for the award concerned the transfer of 100% of the shares in AGROFERT, a.s. and SynBiol, a.s. to two private trusts. The lawyers responsible for the transaction were KŠB partner Petr Kasík, counsel Vlastimil Pihera and associates Martin Kubík and Jakub Porod.

More information on the awards ceremony and the list of winners in other countries are available here.

New article by Václav Rovenský and Tomáš Sequens published in CEE Legal Matters magazine

News   29. 5. 2018 Link

Partner Václav Rovenský and counsel Tomáš Sequens look at the issue of state aid for Czech green energy sources in CEE Legal Matters magazine.

KŠB Sponsors 7th Annual Corporate Lawyer Awards

News   17. 5. 2018 Link

KŠB was one of the proud sponsors of the “Podnikový právník 2018” (Corporate Lawyer 2018) awards organized by the Union of Corporate Lawyers in cooperation with publisher Economia and monthly magazine “Právní rádce” (Legal Counsel). The ceremony took place in Prague’s Sacred Heart church.

KSB has acted as Czech counsel to ENERGO-PRO a.s.

News   14. 5. 2018 Link

KSB has acted as Czech counsel to ENERGO-PRO a.s. in respect of its issuance of EUR 250,000,000 of 4.50 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2024 (the "Notes").

KŠB Ranks Once Again In The Prestigious Legal 500

News   20. 4. 2018 Link

KŠB once again ranked in the top spots in the up-to-date yearbook of the prestigious rating agency Legal 500 and is recommended in eight categories.

Consortium of Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KSB), PwC Legal Germany, PwC Legal Czech Republicc and Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advise the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency GSA

News   26. 3. 2018 Link

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) in Prague is an agency founded by the European Union whose mission is to implement the satellite programs GALILEO and EGNOS. GALILEO is a satellite navigation system that will be completed in orbit by 2020, providing improved positioning and timing information with significant positive implications for many European services and users. EGNOS is the Europe's regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS) that is used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs), such as GPS and Galileo.

Helena Navrátilová and Jan Černohouz author expert commentary on Czech tax environment for Chambers Global Practice Guides

News   22. 3. 2018 Link

KŠB tax partner Helena Navrátilová and KŠB counsel Jan Černohouz have written a chapter on corporate tax in the Czech Republic for Chambers Global Practice Guides. The guide provides expert legal commentary on key tax law issues and summarizes the latest developments in each particular jurisdiction.

KŠB in 2018 Chambers Europe

News   21. 3. 2018 Link

Renowned British ratings agency Chambers and Partners recommends KŠB and its lawyers in nine fields in the latest edition of the Chambers Europe 2018 guide.

KŠB once again nominated as Law Firm of the Year in Chambers Europe Awards 2018

News   2. 3. 2018 Link

KŠB has once again been nominated for a Chambers Europe Award in the category of best law firm in the Czech Republic. This prestigious award is announced annually by the renowned British ratings agency Chambers and Partners.

Martin Štefko Joins Kocián Šolc Balaštík

News   1. 3. 2018 Link

Today Martin Štefko, a labour law specialist, joins the ranks at Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB). Martin will be highly valued for his experience with personal data protection issues, which is a hot topic for many businesses due to the GDPR that will be binding in the entire EU as of 25 May 2018.

KSB Advises on Investment in Car-Sharing App

News   23. 2. 2018 Link

KSB provided comprehensive legal advice to ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab as part of its HoppyGo project, a car-sharing application developed by CreativeDock that brings car owners together with drivers who want to rent a vehicle.

KŠB Advises Karlovarské minerální vody on Acquisition of PepsiCo Companies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary

News   21. 2. 2018 Link

One of the largest producer of mineral and spring water in Central Europe, Karlovarské minerální vody, is purchasing PepsiCo’s Czech, Slovak and Hungarian operations.

“Kingdom Come: Deliverance” Launched Tuesday with KSB Involved as Legal Counsel

News   13. 2. 2018 Link

KSB advised Czech game development studio Warhorse on the initial crowdfunding for the project and on the legal aspects of the game’s development, including the licensing arrangements with the software developers.

KŠB to Support Young Czech Talent’s Concert at Carnegie Hall

News   29. 1. 2018 Link

As a fan of both music and talent, KŠB is proud to be a sponsor of world-renowned Czech pianist Tomáš Kačo’s concert on 22 February 2018 at one of the most famous concert halls in the world – Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Contract Competition Marks Its Sixth Year

News   28. 1. 2018 Link

ELSA, the largest independent association of law students in the world, recently organized the sixth annual Contract Competition in cooperation with KSB. 

Martin Šolc Speaks at the IBA’s Annual October Conference in Sydney

News   25. 1. 2018 Link

In October 2017, Martin Šolc – KŠB partner and current International Bar Association President – delivered the welcome address during the opening ceremony of the IBA Annual Conference in Sydney.

KŠB Advised on ENERGO-PRO’s First Bond Issue

News   18. 12. 2017 Link

KŠB advised its longstanding client ENERGO-PRO on a bond issue of EUR 370 million worth of Eurobonds which were accepted for trading on the GEM regulated market on the Irish Stock Exchange. The Eurobonds will fall due on 7 December 2022 and have a fixed coupon of 4,000% p.a. The issue priced was 100%. 

Thank You for Supporting the 23rd Annual Charity Concert of Goodwill – Olga Havel Foundation

News   1. 12. 2017 Link

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our clients, business partners and friends who attended and supported the 23rd Annual Charity Concert of Goodwill held by our law firm on Sunday 26 November in the Church of St. Juda in Prague 1 to raise money for the Goodwill Committee – Olga Havel Foundation. Proceeds from the concert will be used to support the Foundation’s selected projects, such as the “Senior” project, which assists organizations catering to our fellow senior citizens, as well as projects to help children with cerebral palsy and to provide scholarships to help socially disadvantaged children study.

Interview with Managing Partner Dagmar Dubecká in Hospodářské noviny

News   30. 11. 2017 Link

At the beginning of November, Hospodářské noviny published Jaroslav Kramer’s interview with KŠB Managing Partner Dagmar Dubecká.

KŠB advised on acquisition of Petrochemia - Blachownia S. A.

News   7. 11. 2017 Link

On Tuesday 31 October, DEZA, a.s., a member of the Agrofert Group, acquired Polish chemical company Petrochemia - Blachownia S. A. after two years of negotiations with the former owner BorsodChem Zrt.

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