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KSB advises UNIMEX GROUP, a.s. in the sale of duty free shops at Prague airport

News   6. 1. 2012 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík kicked off the new year by helping complete a significant transaction: the sale of UG Air, an operator of duty free and fashion shops at the international airport in Prague, to Aelia Czech Republic s.r.o.

KSB Wins Law Firm of the Year Award for Fourth Straight Year

News   25. 11. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík was recently honoured once again as one of the best law firms in the Czech Republic and, for a remarkable fourth year in a row, it won the distinguished Law Firm of the Year 2011 award in the category of Company and Competition Law.

KSB Organizes 17th Good Will Charity Concert

News   22. 11. 2011 Link

On Sunday 13 November 2011 the seventeenth charity concert of the Olga Havel Foundation’s Good Will Committee was organized by Kocián Šolc Balaštík in the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude in Prague. The funds from the concert, which were raised thanks to significant contributions from KSB’s clients, friends, business partners and colleagues, will be used to support the Good Will Committee’s Senior project.

Professor Dědič in Hospodářské noviny: Recodification facilitates the company formation process and simplifies making changes in the Commercial Register

News   8. 11. 2011 Link

In connection with the recodification of the civil and commercial law, significant changes are expected concerning the formation of commercial companies or cooperatives and the process of making changes in the Commercial Register. Notaries would newly be allowed to make entries into the Commercial Register (after preparing a public deed), and it would no longer be necessary to file applications for entries into the Commercial Register at a court, which could save entrepreneurs both time and money.

KSB Provides Consultancy on the Sale of Skylink

News   11. 10. 2011 Link

Law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík represented Menghem Equity Limited on the sale of 100% of the shares in TRADE and TECHNOLOGY a.s., which indirectly operates Skylink, the biggest DTH (Direct to Home – Satellite TV) operator in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

KSB launches legal site on Patria.cz’s investment portal

News   23. 9. 2011 Link

In a joint project with Patria Finance, Kocián Šolc Balaštík has launched a legal site on Patria.cz, where it will supply legal information for the Czech Republic’s leading investment portal. The legal site endeavours to cover news on legislative procedures as well as problems and issues resulting from actual legal practice. Contributors to the site include associates and partners throughout KSB’s entire firm.

KSB advised Bank Gutmann Aktiengesellschaft on opening a Prague branch

News   16. 8. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík provided legal consulting to the Austrian Bank Gutmann Aktiengesellschaft regarding the establishment of the bank’s Prague branch office.

KSB advised on launch of Equa Bank

News   12. 8. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík provided legal advice in connection with the Equa Internet Bank project.

KSB Advised AWT Group on Post-Closing Restructuring

News   8. 8. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík provided Advanced World Transport a.s. with legal advice on intra-group restructuring.

KSB Advises DAF Trucks N.V.

News   3. 8. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík acted for DAF Trucks N.V. in creating a new business partnership with TATRA, a.s. DAF will supply engines and cabins to TATRA for a new model of TATRA trucks and will take a shareholding in the company. KSB has provided legal and tax advice to DAF over a period of several years.

KSB Advised on SLOT’s In-House Restructuring

News   2. 8. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík provided SLOT Group with full-service legal and tax consulting on the Group’s internal restructuring.

Jiří Horník on Aviation Law in Hospodářské noviny

News   1. 8. 2011 Link

Czech newspaper Hospodářské noviny featured an interview with Jiří Horník, KSB’s aviation law expert, focused on air passenger rights.

KSB prevails in administrative proceedings before the Antimonopoly Office

News   25. 7. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík has prevailed in administrative proceedings before the Antimonopoly Office (the “Office”) concerning a public tender announced by the City of Havířov, as the contracting authority, for the provision of legal and economic advisory services relating to a planned concession for the construction and operation of a PPP car park in Havířov.

KSB advised Keihin Corporation in the acquisition of Showa Denko’s heat exchanger for automotive A/C business

News   20. 7. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík advised Japan-based Keihin Corporation on the Czech aspects of Keihin’s take-over of Japan-based Showa Denko’s heat exchanger for automotive A/C manufacture operations, including Showa Denko’s subsidiaries in the USA, China, Thailand and the Czech Republic.

New Corporation Act to change business rules substantially

News   27. 6. 2011 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík partners Jan Dědič and Dagmar Dubecká acquainted listeners of Český rozhlas (Czech Broadcasting) with changes that are to be implemented through the new Corporation Act. The new Corporation Act passed through the first reading in the Lower House on June 8 2011 as part of the amendment to the Civil Code.

Helena Navrátilová appears as a guest at Czech TV ČT24 Studio

News   24. 5. 2011 Link

Tax advisor and head of KSB’s tax department Helena Navrátilová appeared as a guest on Czech television ČT24’s program Studio ČT24. The topic was the press conference by the Ministry of Finance focused on tax evasions and other measures presented by Minister M. Kalousek and CEO J. Knížek.

KSB advises on a timeshare contract

News   23. 5. 2011 Link

Law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík provided legal counseling to the American-British company Interval International Limited, a pioneer in exchange services of vacation ownerships with a network of approximately 2,600 resorts in over 75 countries, relating to a consumer contract. The contract sets forth the terms of participation in the exchange membership program for owners of vacation interests at accommodation that allow consumers to exchange their occupancy right or other services connected with timeshare.

A Space in the Crowd. Top Legal International, the March/April 2011 Issue

News   18. 5. 2011 Link

Dagmar Dubecká, a KSB partner, and Sasha Štěpánová, a KSB attorney, commented on current affairs and trends on the Czech legal services market for Top Legal International.

KSB succeeds in arbitration proceedings

News   13. 5. 2011 Link

Law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík successfully represented its client, a major Czech insurance company, in a dispute concerning a claim to insurance proceeds in the amount of CZK 127 million with interest and charges.

KSB advises during establishment of functional airspace block in Central Europe (FAB CE)

News   6. 5. 2011 Link

The date of 5 May 2011 became an important milestone for Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s provision of legal advice in recent years to Řízení letového provozu ČR, s.p. (Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic) when an international agreement was signed in the Slovenian city of Brdo to create a so-called functional airspace block. The agreement was signed between the seven Central European countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia and Slovenia. Air traffic control services are to be optimized and provided in the functional airspace block regardless of state borders.

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