25. April 2023
Taylor Wessing Czech Republic has once again earned kudos from The Legal 500, the prestigious rating agency that each year ranks the top-rated law firms internationally. Taylor Wessing has been recognized in the following areas of legal advice:
“We really appreciate the excellent evaluation from The Legal 500 prestigious rating agency, not least because it is largely based on client feedback. I take these recommendations as a commitment for the future and as a confirmation that the work of our entire team and its creative and inspiring solutions are of benefit to our clients,“ says Dr. Erwin Hanslik, Managing Partner of Taylor Wessing Czech Republic.
This year again, the Intellectual Property team led by Karin Pomaizlová, which focuses on filing, prosecuting, and enforcing trademark rights, as well as licensing, unfair competition and domain name disputes, received the prestigious recognition. Clients are typically businesses from the advertising, luxury goods, tobacco and beverage, pharmaceutical, education, IT and software industries. Taylor Wessing Czech Republic also has the ability to use its global network to advise on cross-border transactions.
Karin Pomaizlová, a partner at the firm and team leader with experience in all areas of IP and TMT, was also recognised for the sixth consecutive year in the "Leading Individuals" category, which she took again for the Intellectual Property sector. Her teammate Karol Laco, Senior Associate, was named in the "Rising Stars" category.
“This award means a great deal to me as does the excellent evaluation of our whole department, a team in the truest sense of the word. All its members are outstanding and capable, and we share the same desire to solve each client's problem in a practical and efficient way. It is always important how thoroughly and in how much detail the initial situation of the case is assessed and then systematically analysed. Then in clear language we can present to our clients the possible approaches and what is realistically achievable in each case. I consider my colleague Karol Laco, recognized as a Rising Star, to be a very talented young lawyer with a deep knowledge of intellectual property law and excellent acumen in representing clients in litigation,“ says Karin Pomaizlová, partner at Taylor Wessing Czech Republic, considered one of the Czech Republic's foremost IP experts.
The Corporate & M&A team at Taylor Wessing Czech Republic, which regularly advises clients on cross-border transactions and complex M&A matters, was also highly rated. With extensive experience in legal counseling, the team assists clients in all phases of the corporate life cycle. Clients include companies across all sectors and the team is particularly experienced in serving tech businesses, as well as those in the traditional manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. In addition, the corporate team also provides regulatory advice to Czech public listed companies. The team is led by Janka Brezániová, who specialises in providing legal services in transactional practice, focusing primarily on M&A and corporate and employment law advice.
Markéta Deimelová, a partner of the firm and a European lawyer based in Austria and the Czech Republic with many years of experience advising national and international clients on corporate, contract and competition law, is also doing an excellent job the Commercial sector and in EU & Competition law according to the new rating.
The EU, competition and antitrust team at Taylor Wessing Czech Republic is in a good position to handle cartel investigations and merger control proceedings, advising also on cooperation and distribution agreements, unfair practices and state aid. Its clientele includes names both domestic and international from a wide range of sectors seeking support in aspects of competition, EU, and trade law as well as public procurement.
Also recommended by the prestigious agency is the Real Estate & Construction team advising on commercial real estate matters ranging from project finance and development to construction and leasing. The Real Estate & Construction team works closely across the Taylor Wessing network to help clients with cross-border mandates. The team is headed by Jakub Adam, who has many years of experience in transactional advisory services and specialization in matters of real estate and its financing and is regularly involved in advising on construction and property development matters. Another key member of the team is Markéta Cvrčková, partner at the law firm, who has extensive knowledge of leasing and commercial matters related to real estate development.
Other honoured teams at Taylor Wessing Czech Republic included the Dispute Resolution team, which excels in the areas of real estate, construction, intellectual property, competition, as well as manufacturing, IT, publishing and aviation. Its head and also partner of the firm is Aleš Linhart, who routinely represents clients in international and domestic arbitrations.
Last but not least, the recommendation of the agency was given to Taylor Wessing’s Employment team, which assists clients in advising on all areas of employment law across various disciplines, whether it be advising on employment relations of individuals (employees) or collective bargaining issues. The team also handles matters relating to transactional practice, such as the automatic transfer of rights and obligations under employment legislation and issues relating to company reorganisation (such as collective redundancies or transfers within a holding company). In addition, the Employment team deals with management contracts, employee option plans and benefits, remote work, illegal employment issues and the employment of foreigners and of course litigation. Clients also turn to the team with work-related injury, discrimination and various forms of compliance issues such as whistleblowing.
The Employment team is led by Janka Brezániová, partner at Taylor Wessing Czech Republic with over fifteen years of experience in the field and expertise in all aspects of employment and corporate law.
The Legal 500 ranks the strengths of individual law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. Rankings are based on a range of criteria. Legal practice teams are recognized for providing innovative advice to their clients. Research is also based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading practitioners and experts who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.
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