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David Elischer joins KSB as new Of Counsel

News   4. 5. 2012 Link

David Elischer of the Law Faculty of Charles University joins Kocián Šolc Balaštík as an Of Counsel.

Professor Jan Dědič Named Patron of Czech Business

News   26. 4. 2012 Link

Professor Jan Dědič, a partner at law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík, was recently honoured with the 2012 Patron of Czech Business award. The business community particularly noted his goal to simplify registration in the Commercial Register and his long-term efforts to clean up Czech commercial law.

KŠB lawyers comment on public procurement changes in Hospodářské noviny

News   16. 4. 2012 Link

The grand amendment to the Public Contracts Act, which substantially modifies requirements for both contracting authorities and bidders, came into effect on 1 April 2012.

Outlining the impact of the amendment, KŠB lawyers Martina Parusová Zímová and Jiří Horník provided commentary in the April 16 issue of Hospodářské noviny’s “Business” supplement.

KSB updates Polish businessmen on legislative changes

News   13. 4. 2012 Link

New public procurement rules, cross-border employment, and Czech tax news, these were the issues discussed during a workshop held by the Czech-Polish Chamber of Commerce in Ostrava on 28 March 2012.

Supreme Administrative Court again rules in favour of Czech Radio in VAT dispute

News   26. 3. 2012 Link

At the beginning of March 2012 the Supreme Administrative Court in Brno satisfied a second cassation complaint lodged by Czech Radio. Claiming non-reviewability, the Supreme Administrative Court once again dismissed the Prague Municipal Court’s judgment whereunder Czech Radio was not allowed to exercise a claim to have VAT deducted on the grounds that it collects broadcasting fees. Czech Radio, represented by Kocián Šolc Balaštík, disagreed with the Municipal Court’s judgement.

KSB once again nominated for Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence

News   2. 3. 2012 Link

Chambers Europe Awards Law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík, as one of only five top domestic law firms in the Czech Republic, has been nominated for this year’s Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2012 in the category of National Firms. This prestigious award is given by the renowned British rating agency Chambers and Partners.

KSB to participate in a panel forum on international transactions

News   24. 2. 2012 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík has become a partner of New York State Bar Association’s Prague Regional Meeting. The event will be held by the Czech Bar Association and NYSBA’s International Section at the Czech Bar Association’s training center on 9 March 2012 with the support of UNCITRAL.

Dagmar Dubecká Appointed New Managing Partner of KSB

News   16. 2. 2012 Link

Dagmar Dubecká has become the new managing partner of Kocián Šolc Balaštík, stepping into the role previously held by Martin Šolc, one of KSB’s founders.

Martin Šolc – 2011 Lawyer of the Year

News   31. 1. 2012 Link

Martin Šolc, a founding partner at Kocián Šolc Balaštík, was recently named the 2011 Lawyer of the Year in the Czech Republic in the category of Commercial Law. Martin has thus become a two-time winner of the award, having been previously honoured in 2007, the third year of the competition.

KSB Again Successful in Representing RWE Transgas

News   20. 1. 2012 Link

Representing RWE Transgas in proceedings at the Regional Court in Brno, KSB was recently successful in getting a CZK 240 million fine nullified for a third time. The fine was originally imposed by the Competition Authority in 2006 for RWE Transgas’s alleged violation of competition on the wholesale gas market.

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.

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