ABOUT US

This law firm was founded in 1990 as a branch office of the Austrian firm Heller, Löber, Bahn & Partner. We thus became one of the first foreign law firms established in the former Czechoslovakia. After merging with the second largest German law firm, Bruckhaus Westrick Stegemann, it was renamed Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber, which in 2000 was in turn changed to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a result of a merger with the English law firm Freshfields Deringer. In 2002 the Prague office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer was taken over by the current partners of Vejmelka & Wünsch, Josef Vejmelka and Petr Wünsch, who had been partners in the above-mentioned foreign law firms. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer remains one of the foreign firms with which Vejmelka & Wünsch closely co-operates.

Vejmelka & Wünsch provides comprehensive legal services in all areas of law, particularly those relating to business activity, but also to the activities of public institutions and local government. Vejmelka & Wünsch provides advice regarding corporate law, including acquisitions and joint ventures; media and telecommunications law; competition law; bank and insurance law; legal issues pertaining to real estate transactions and construction law; labour law; intellectual property law; legal issues pertaining to energy law and environmental protection; tax law; commercial and civil law obligations; and international private law. The wide range of services provided also encompasses out-of-court settlements; representation of clients before courts and arbitration tribunals; and defending their interests in insolvency proceedings and in proceedings before the Competition Office and the financial, labour, building, customs and other administrative authorities. We also establish foreign corporations’ subsidiaries and branch offices in the Czech Republic and provide them with representation before registry courts.

A regular feature of our work is the execution of comprehensive due diligence analyses and the preparation of contractual documents regarding the implementation of strategic business projects (including “green-field projects”) of foreign and domestic investors in the Czech Republic in various industrial and commercial sectors.

Amongst the lawyers active in our firm are experts possessing special qualifications in I.T. law, pharmaceutical law, consumer protection law and a number of other areas of private as well as public law.

Broad know-how and the experience gained through years of practice have made Vejmelka & Wünsch one of the leading law firms in the Czech Republic.

IBA

The partners of the Vejmelka & Wünsch are members and active participants in the IBA – the largest, most prestigious worldwide lawyers’ organization.

THE LEGAL 500

The Legal 500 – a renowned independent association providing law firm rankings – particularly recommends Vejmelka & Wünsch as a specialist in Commercial and Corporate Law (including M&A) and in Real Estate Law. In the same publication Vejmelka & Wünsch also received a positive mention for its experience in Technology, Media & Telecommunications Law.

PRACTICAL LAW COMPANY

British rating agency Practical Law Company (PLC) has for years been recommending Vejmelka & Wünsch, particularly regarding Competition Law, Commercial and Corporate Law (including M&A), Restructuring and Insolvency.

EUROPEAN LEGAL EXPERTS

Since 2001 Legal Business has published a list of European legal experts. The partners of Vejmelka & Wünsch appear annually, listed as European experts for the Czech Republic, particularly in the areas of Commercial and Corporate Law (including M&A) and, furthermore, regarding Intellectual Property, I.T. and Telecommunications Law.

CHAMBERS EUROPE

Chambers Guide is regarded as the most prestigious independent guide in the field of law firm ranking. The guide is published annually as a reference tool for law firms’ clients and its publishers diligently strive to ensure the objectivity of their research. The Chambers Europe issue for 2009 characterizes Vejmelka & Wünsch as a leading law firm for the Czech Republic in Commercial and Corporate Law (including M&A) and Competition Law.

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Vejmelka & Wünsch, s.r.o.
Italská 27, 120 00 Prague 2
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 222 25 30 50
E-mail: prague@vejwun.cz

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