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Czech Republic

Since entering the Czech Republic in 1992 we have established ourselves as a leading provider of legal services in the Czech Republic.

Our strength is our lawyers’ combined international experience and in-depth knowledge of the Czech legal and regulatory environment.

The integration of the Prague office into the Allen & Overy international network of offices ensures a comprehensive sharing of knowledge, processes, skills and IT systems. The office offers a full suite of corporate, finance (debt and equity), tax and litigation services.

As a global elite practice, Allen & Overy is at the cutting edge of international legal and commercial insight. Our teams often advise on market developments and ‘firsts’ around the world.

We are committed to offering the expertise of our international knowledge platform and impressive global office network to our clients in the Czech market.

Our offices

Prague

Our experience

View a selection of key cases and deals in the Czech Republic

News & insights

Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Impending changes to credit facilities agreements of Czech borrowers

The Czech government has submitted to the Parliament a proposal which would ultimately result in temporary changes to credit facilities agreements and certain other finance documents of, amongst others, corporate borrowers irrespective of the law governing these contractual relationships. 

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Publications: 03 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Impending changes to Czech insolvency law

The Czech government has submitted to the Parliament a proposal for temporary changes to Czech insolvency law aiming to mitigate the impact of the measures adopted in combating the coronavirus SARS CoV-2 epidemic (the Covid Bill).

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Publications: 30 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Czech Republic adopts new measures for employers and employees

The Covid-19 coronavirus measures approved by the government for employers and employees include short-time working and compensation for wage costs. The support package will be applicable from 1 April 2020 and cover the period from 1 March 2020. The final documentation including methodology is expected to be issued by the end of March 2020. The amount of compensation payable to employees, as described below, is subject to certain statutory caps. 

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News: 22 MARCH 2020

Allen & Overy advises JP Morgan on EUR 300 million high yield bond offering for Sazka Group

Allen & Overy announced that it represented J.P. Morgan, HSBC, Société Générale, UniCredit, Erste Group, and J&T BANKA as initial purchasers on the issuance of EUR300mn 3.875% Senior Notes due 2027 by SAZKA Group. The transaction followed a successful entry by SAZKA Group of international capital markets in November 2019, when the company issued its first high yield bond worth EUR300mn, bearing a fixed coupon of 4.125% due in 2024. 

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Awards & accolades

  • Czech Law Firm of the Year - IFLR European Awards 2013, 2017 and 2019
  • "The team offers a level of service and experience that very few law firms can match, covering multiple practice areas and jurisdictions. What impresses me the most is that a single relationship contact at Allen & Overy ensures that you as a client receive complete clarity and a smooth service from all parts of the firm." Chambers 2018 (Band 1, Corporate / M&A: Czech Republic)
  • "Allen & Overy 's lawyers are 'highly professional, creative and innovative, delivering high-quality services tailored to clients' needs'.“ The Legal 500 2018 (Band 1, Central & Eastern Europe)
  • ‘The firm is widely perceived as a "leader in banking, capital markets and derivatives," and the lawyers attract acclaim due to being "able to give reasons and explain their proposals, and they are experienced negotiators against the supervisory and regulatory authorities in the financial sector."  Chambers 2018 (Band 1, Banking & Finance: Czech Republic)
  • Most Attractive Employer for Law students in the Czech Republic for the past three years - Universum Awards 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Most innovative Law Firm in Europe –  Winner FT Innovative Lawyers 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2014, 2017 and 2018

Recognition

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Media contact

Jana Kloudova
Jana Kloudova

BD Manager

Prague

Prague
  • Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP, organizační složka

    V Celnici 4

    Prague

    11000

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