Jiří Horník partner, shareholder (s.r.o.)

Jiří Horník is a partner of KŠB and focuses on real estate and project finance. He is also one of the few legal experts in the Czech Republic specialising in air and space law.

Who's Who Legal 2021 marks Jiří Horník as Global Leader in aviation for contentious matters, financing and regulatory affairs. 

‘Very punctual. Stays on the subject. Unlike many other lawyers I’ve dealt with, he does not drag issues out, but on the contrary, pushes them to a conclusion.’

‘We value the high legal quality advice, friendly approach. Jiri can handle big acquisitions, difficult matters and meet all deadlines with ease.’

‘Strong knowledge of local legal environment, business-oriented approach, ability to find a solution in complicated matters.’

‘Jiri Hornik is a very clever and highly educated lawyer with perfect communication skills and customer approach.’

‘Jiri Hornik: calming influence in a difficult project. Firm, unselfish and collaboration-oriented.’

LEGAL 500 2022

Specialization


Recent work

Advising on the sale of a real estate portfolio of ARETE INVEST CEE II sub-fund to Cromwell European REIT (CEREIT) for EUR 113.2 million, which was successfully closed in March 2021.

Advising J&T Banka on the 2.1 billion CZK acquisition of the Rustonka administrative building in Karlín (Prague) which the bank currently has its headquarters with 750 employees.

Advising J&T Real Estate on the acquisition of a portfolio of agricultural businesses, including all agriculturall land in the Czech Republic with the area exceeding 3,000 ha.

Advising the European Union Agency for the Space Programme on the implementation of the EGNOS project, including advising on the procurement procedures and contract negotiation and management related to the placement of more than 40 Ranging and Integrity Monitoring Stations in various jurisdictions.

Long-term advisory to VGP Group, a pan-European developer, manager and owner of high-quality logistics and semi-industrial real estate, in relation to implemenation of its projects and lease agreements negotiation.

Representing the seller in the sale of a group of real estate in Karlín, Prague, to the real estate fund Amundi Czech Republic. The heart of the complex is the multifunctional space Forum Karlín designed for organizing music, social and professional events.

Comprehensive advisory to MS-INVEST regarding the acquisition and development of residential projects (both greenfield and brownfield), in many cases in combination with retail parts. Extensive experience with co-development agreements, agreements on cooperation in the development of complex areas, with various forms of involvement of suppliers in the development and financing of the project, and with negotiations with neighbors and environmental movements.

Legal advice to Letiště Praha (Prague Airport) in connection with the possibility of using land in the Prague Airport area with regard to specific regulation and advice in connection with the adoption of changes to the zoning plan for the construction of a parallel runway.

Background

Advocate since 2005.

Education:

  • Law degree from Masaryk University, Brno (1998)
  • Law degree from Charles University, Prague (JUDr. - 2000)
  • McGill University in Montreal (LL.M. - 2001)

Membership:

  • Czech Bar Association
  • European Air Law Association (Executive Committee member)
  • Czech Company for Transportation Law
  • International Bar Association
Jiří Horník

Languages

  • English

Location

  • Head Office Prague

Publications

  • KŘÍŽ J., POROD J., HORNÍK J. Zákon o realitním zprostředkování (č. 39/2020 Sb.). Komentář. [English: Real Estate Mediation Act (No. 39/2020 Coll.). Commentary] First Edition. Wolters Kluwer 2022, p. 212, ISBN: 978-80-7676-376-0
  • Did COVID-19 Redefine the Czech Real Estate Deals Landscape?, CEE Legal Matters No. 9.3, April 2022

Articles

VGP expands warehouse space in Slovakia and Hungary

KSB and PwC Legal Czech Republic continue to assist the European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA)

Advice to Passerinvest Group on Purchasing the Gamma Office Project

Assisting JTZE a.s.

VGP leases warehouse space to Hella Autotechnik

Also in 2022, Legal 500 recommends KSB in ten areas

KSB Advises ARETE on Developing New Logistics Park

KSB Advises Leading Developer VGP

KSB Advises B&K Nemovitostní investice

10th Annual Contract Competition Held

Advice to JTZE a.s. on Investments in Agriculture

Advising the Focus Estate Fund on the sale of retail parks

KSB Advises ARETE on Acquisition of Site in Plzeň - Borská pole Industrial Zone

KŠB assisted the ARETE group in another investment

The Legal 500 2021 Recommends KŠB in Ten Areas of Expertise

ARETE INVEST CEE II’s Portfolio of Logistics Parks Sold with KŠB’s Assistance

KŠB Advises J&T Banka on HQ Acquisition

KŠB Advises ARETE INVEST on the disposal of a logistics parks portfolio

Comprehensive legal advice on financing for the purchase of two LET Aircraft Industries L-410 UVP E-20 aircrafts

KŠB advised on the sale of Forum Karlin complex

KŠB Ranks Once Again In The Prestigious Legal 500

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

KSB advising major airlines

KŠB Becomes New Member of L2bAviation

Jiří Horník to Speak at IATA Legal Conference

KSB partner Jiří Horník will address Economic Forum in Krynica

Three KŠB Experts Listed in the Latest Issue of Who´s Who Legal

KŠB lawyers comment on public procurement changes in Hospodářské noviny

What would happen if the Eurozone falls? Jiří Horník provides answers to Lidové noviny

Jiří Horník on Aviation Law in Hospodářské noviny

Experience with Regional Airports in Europe

Contract Competition for Law Students a Success

Jiří Horník Becomes a KŠB Partner