bpv BRAUN PARTNERS ranked highly once again by Legal 500

This year’s Legal 500, one of the two most prestigious international legal handbooks ranks bpv again in top spots, recommending the Czech office in seven areas and the Slovak office in four.

bpv is highly recommended in employment law (“bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.’s ‘fantastic’ team has ‘deep knowledge in the sector’. The team led by Arthur Braun provides day-to-day employment advice to domestic and international clients, with a focus on cross-border secondment matters. Of counsel Lucie Kalašová specializes in employment litigation and is also noted for advising on GDPR issues in combination with the firm’s data protection practice.”

With the Slovak team offering “Excellent quality, solution-oriented, longstanding experience, international experience and local know-how”) and real estate law (“bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.’s real estate team advises local and global clients on development projects, real estate investments and financing. ‘Top-notch lawyer’ Jiří Bárta, who is the key name to note for complex transactions such as acquisitions and sales, jointly leads the team with Miroslav Dudek, who advises German clients. The practice also handles cross-border deals with the support of its Bratislava office. ‘Igor Augustinič is always on the spot and supports commercial ideas’.”)

In the category of projects and energy the publication emphasizes: “bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.’s projects and energy team is praised for its ‘comprehensive support and excellent legal advice’. The practice is jointly led by the highly regarded Marc Müller and David Vosol, and advises a variety of sector clients on electricity, gas and international pipeline projects. Senior associate Michal Fogel is recommended.”

Legal500 points out regarding TMT: “bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. has ‘highly specialised lawyers in the field of TMT’ and is led by Pavel Vincík.

The team advises on GDPR matters, data protection and TMT-related litigation. Managing partner Arthur Braun is recommended for his IP specialisation”, whereas the team for commercial law, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions is described as one that “impresses clients with its ‘enthusiasm and professionalism’“ (“Key contacts in the group include senior partners David Vosol, Pavel Vincík and Jiří Bárta, who is recommended for real estate-related M&A deals”), while the Slovak team offers ‘‘Excellent quality, solution-oriented, longstanding experience, international experience and local know-how’”.

The handbook also recommends bpv BRAUN PARTNERS for banking, finance and capital markets (“bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. provides an ‘excellent quality’ banking service and is experienced in handling cross-border financing deals for domestic banking clients. David Vosol leads the team, which also includes Arthur Braun and senior associate Zuzana Štěpánková”. According to client feedback “Katerina Trzaska and Arthur Braun are standouts”. Both provide swift responses and never miss a deadline. They are reliable, competent and multilingual“.’ “The (Slovak) team is super reliable and competent; it has never once missed a deadline and is very fast”. Clients also point out that ‘Igor Augustinič thinks out of the box and supports commercial approaches‘ and ‘Monika Kardošová works hard, is very analytical and does a good job‘.) and dispute resolution (“Smart, personable and practical’ team is led by Pavel Vincík.

The team counts many energy sector players among its key clients and is experienced in representing clients in both the Czech and Slovak courts. Marc Müller is a key contact for German clients.”