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Principles of our work

Making the complex simple

We return certainty to the world of the law. We translate complex terms into a language you can easily understand. With us, the law will never be too complicated for you.

Client-focused approach

We build long-term relationships with our partners and understand their business. This allows us to provide practical and high-quality solutions at the right time.

Client-focused approach

We build long-term relationships with our partners and understand their business. This allows us to provide practical and high-quality solutions at the right time.

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Areas in which we will support you
Corporate and Commercial Law
M&A
Labour and Immigration law
Real estate
Banking & Finance
Litigation
Energy
GDPR
Insolvency law
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What do our clients say about us?

Tomáš Varga

Publicis Groupe

I have been cooperating with GT Legal's lawyers for a long time and to my utmost satisfaction. In addition to providing highly professional work, they have a great approach to their clients and an extraordinary ability to explain everything clearly.

František Zeman

Algotech

GT Legal is an important partner of our business. There is a great amount of erudition behind their work, which never slips into obscurity. They explain everything to us non-lawyers clearly, suggest alternatives and lay out the risks.

Jan Rančák

Datera

Thanks to GT Legal we can focus on the growth of our company with the certainty that our legal affairs will be looked after. I especially appreciate their reliability and knowledge that goes far beyond the Czech environment.

Jan Skovajsa

MyTimi

For me, working with GT Legal means receiving a level of service that others in the Czech Republic could stand to learn from. They communicate complex and opaque legal concepts in a way I can easily and quickly understand. What I appreciate most is that in the course of our cooperation we have moved from being business partners to friends.

Barbora Čermáková

Publicis Groupe

In addition to flawless professional work, I especially appreciate GT Legal's highly individual approach and flexibility. They respond immediately to all our requests and address every problem. Even complex legal issues are explained clearly and practical solutions are suggested.

NEWS

What is new in law and our law firm?

23. 05. 2024

ELSA Prague Open Day

For the second time, GT Legal organized an Open Day event for the student association ELSA Prague from the Faculty of Law of Charles University
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13. 03. 2024

GT Legal Advised on Another Oriens Acquisition

GT Legal have provided legal counsel to Oriens in yet another transaction, this time involving the acquisition of S&K Tools.
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22. 03. 2023

Chambers Awards 2023

For the second year in a row, our law firm has been included in the prestigious Chambers Europe Legal Guide. Our partner, Veronika Odrobinová, was awarded in the category of individual lawyers. She is even celebrating a jubilee in this respect, as she can enjoy the award for the tenth time!

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07. 09. 2022

en-Využití kamerových záznamů o pohybu vozidla pro účely daňového řízení

Je možné kamerový záznam o průjezdu vozidla oprávněně použít jako důkaz pro účely daňového řízení? To je otázka, kterou se zabýval Nejvyšší správní soud ve svém nedávném rozsudku 9 Afs 147/2020–34.

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18. 07. 2022

Amendment to the law on the registration of beneficial owners

Act No. 37/2021 Coll., on the registration of beneficial owners ("UBO Act") will have its first anniversary on 1 June 2022. However, changes to the Act are expected as early as this autumn. The Government's draft law responds to the ongoing proceedings brought by the European Commission (hereinafter referred to as the "Commission") against the Czech Republic for non-compliance with its obligations resulting from incorrect implementation of the so-called V. AML Directive (hereinafter referred to as the "Directive"). By amending the UBO Act, the Commission made the amendment to the UBO Act a prerequisite for drawing funds under the National Recovery Plan. As the application under this programme must be submitted in the third quarter of this year at the latest, the Government proposes that the Chamber of Deputies give its consent to the draft law at the first reading.

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24. 06. 2022

Ombudsman's recommendations on the treatment of EU workers

Veřejný ochránce práv se v minulém roce zabýval výzkumem na téma Občané Evropské unie v České republice, jehož výsledky a na ně reagující doporučení ombudsmana byly zveřejněny v listopadu 2021. Průzkum zjistil, že téměř třetina (31 %) občanů Evropské unie pracujících v České republice zapojených do výzkumu se cítila být v rámci svého pracovního života diskriminována z důvodu své státní příslušnosti nebo národnosti. Nejčastěji se cítí občané Evropské unie diskriminováni v oblastech odměňování, přidělování práce a při hledání práce. Znevýhodnění v oblasti práce je výrazně vyšší u níže kvalifikovaných zaměstnanců a u zaměstnanců pracujících pro agentury práce.

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18. 03. 2022

Preventive identification, the police don't always have the right to ask for ID

The possibility of identification of a person by the police is generally regulated by the provisions of Section 63 of the Czech Police Act. In everyday life, most people usually present their identity card on request, without inquiring further into the reason or contesting the request. Some even believe that the police can identify anyone, at any time and without any reason at all. However, the opposite is true. Even this process has its clear rules. The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, for example, dealt with this process in more detail in its decision under Case No. II.ÚS 1022/21.

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23. 11. 2021

Transfer or pledge of the plant and part of the assets after the amendment to the Commercial Corporations Act

On the 1st of January 2021, an amendment to the Business Corporations Act came into force, which brought fundamental changes in corporate law. This article presents the practical implications of one of them, concerning the condition of approval of the transfer or pledge of the plant and part of the assets by the general meeting of the company. In which cases and whose approval is needed?

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16. 09. 2021

The right to buy back shares as a result of influence and some related procedural aspects

If the controlling person uses its influence in such a way that the position of the shareholders of the controlled person is substantially worsened or the legitimate interests of the controlled person are otherwise substantially harmed, and such shareholders can no longer be fairly required to remain in the controlled person, the shareholders have the right to demand the purchase of their shares at a reasonable price (right of redemption).

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31. 05. 2021

Irregularity proceedings under the Beneficial Owners Registration Act

On the 1st of June 2021, the discussed Act No. 37/2021 Coll., on the registration of beneficial owners and the related partsof the amendment to Act No. 253/2018 Coll., on Certain Measures against the Legalization of Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing, as amended will come into force.

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24. 05. 2021

Whistleblowing yesterday, today, and tomorrow

We encounter whistleblowing more often than one might think. Think of Al Pacino in the movie Serpico, where he played a cop who refused to adopt his colleagues' practice of taking bribes from New York criminals. But it is not just the subject of famous Hollywood films like Serpico or the equally popular Erin Brockovich, but also media-famous cases like the Panama Papers or Cambridge Analytica. Even covid-19 has become more widely known thanks to a Chinese doctor and whistleblower Li Wen-liang.

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21. 04. 2021

Complications for foreign investors: the law on the examination of foreign investment

Are you planning an enter of an investor from a country outside the EU or are you already negotiating with him? In such case you will be interested in the new law on the examination of foreign investments, which will come into force on May 1, 2021 and applies to all investments that have not been completed by that date. Therefore, even if you already have a signed contract, but you are waiting for the conditions precedent to be met, the new law may affect you.

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22. 03. 2021

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS EUROPE 2021 RANKING

We are thrilled to announce that Veronika Odrobinová achieved further success in the labor law field! Veronika was included in the prestigious ranking compiled by the international rating agency Chambers Europe. We are incredibly proud that the GT Legal team consists of experts who are appreciated not only by renowned agencies and companies, but especially by clients.

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03. 03. 2021

Voting per rollam in a limited liability company

The novelization which takes into force on the 1 of January to the Commercial Companies and Cooperatives Act No. 90/2012 Coll., changed the rules for voting per rollam. Given the current situation, where in-presence general meetings are rather an exception, it is certainly good news that some ambiguities have been removed and the practical functioning of this type of decision-making has been improved. Below we will describe in more detail how per rollam decision-making will work in a limited liability company.

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12. 02. 2021

Banking identity – shift in digitalization not only in regards of the public administration

A positive novelty this year in the world of law and digital technologies is the banking identity. In this article, we will discuss what a bank identity is and where is it useful.

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28. 01. 2021

Mandatory vaccination and the boundaries of limitation for the unvaccinated

The news and magazines cover pages are filled with a common theme these days – Covid-19 vaccination. It brings some interesting lawrelated questions. What are the legal boundaries of making the vaccination mandatory? Is it discriminating to differ between the vaccinated and unvaccinated parts of the population?

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21. 01. 2021

Current options of employment for third-country foreigners in the Czech Republic

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is still ordered to decline all the visa and temporary or permanent residence applications on Czech embassies in foreign countries. There are only a few exemptions set from this rule. This situation makes it incredibly difficult for employers to carry out their plans for hiring new employees from abroad who usually need an employee card that entitles them to reside in the territory of the Czech Republic and to do the job for which the employee card was issued.

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05. 01. 2021

Certificate of no criminal record versus trade licence of legal person

In practice we recently meet with problem that some of Trade Licensing Registers conclude that the “clean criminal record” is condition for pursuing a trade not just for a natural person but also for legal person. In this article we summarize why this conclusion is incorrect and we also briefly discuss other questions connect to innocence of legal person and its trade licence. 

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07. 12. 2020

The novelization to the Business Corporations Act – the rights of shareholders

On the first of January 2021, the Novelization (No. 33/2020 Coll.) to the Business Corporations Act (No. 90/2012 Coll.) entered into force. One of the areas mainly affected by the novelization is the exercise of rights of the shareholders on the general meetings of business corporations.

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27. 11. 2020

Meal allowance - what this novelty means for employers and employees?

In the tax package for year 2021 we can find novelty – so called “meal allowance”. The law passed the third lecture in the Chamber of Deputies and according to surveys, employees and employers also support it. If the Senate votes in favour of this law and in this case is presumable, we will have a new tool which will be advantageous to employers and employees. 

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04. 11. 2020

Manual COVID-19: Currently Applicable Antivirus Schemes

On 14 October 2020, the government of the Czech Republic approved changes in the Antivirus Program - extension of the period of eligibility of expenditures in scheme A and further introduction of scheme A Plus with a higher contribution. On 26 October 2020, the government followed up on the above changes and approved an extension of the eligibility of expenditure for scheme B. Under which schemes is therefore possible to apply for support as of 3 November 2020?

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27. 10. 2020

The novelization of the BCA will soon take effect – do you know your obligations?

A novelization of the Business Corporations Act will enter into force on 01.01.2021. This novelization brings not only a variety of changes but new obligations for entrepreneurs as well. What should you watch out for?

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06. 10. 2020

Electronic incoming form as condition for entering the Czech Republic

On September 18th, 2020 the Minister of Health approved the new Health Ministry Protective Measure which defines rules for entering the Czech Republic up to Monday September 21th, 2020 until further notice. This measure adopts orders and restrictions from previous measures and there are minimal changes. However, we can see the effort to make the system more effective than system in spring or summer, especially creating of an electronic incoming form.

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11. 09. 2020

In-House Exception according to public procurement law

Although, it could seems that Public Procurement Law adjusts so called „in-house“ exception, which entitles contracting authority to not act under a regime of law quite unequivocally, in this case, in practice is not so clear. We can demonstrate it on actual decision of the Office for the Protection of Competition in case of town Dobříš. So, it is appropriate to summarize conditions for in-house exception regard to this decision.


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28. 08. 2020

Arrangement of reverse breakup fee in acquisition agreement in a form of contractual penalty

Arrangement of contractual penalty. It is a traditional security institute, which is quite common in practice, the scale of possibilities in practice is varied. It is used in acquisition agreements, not only to secure fulfilment of important duties but also for realisation of demands due to violation of representations and warranties, but also as i.e. a reverse breakup fee which is described in detail in this article. Reverse breakup fee is used as generalized compensatory damages in the case of the premature termination of transaction.

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17. 08. 2020

Termination of employment for organization reasons - Redundancy

In connection with spreading of coronavirus titled as SARS CoV-2, many employers are persuaded to deal with existential problems. One of methods, how to deal with crisis, is to make radical cuts, including redundancy. In this situation employers terminate employment for organisation reasons.

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03. 08. 2020

GT Legal represented Dopravní podnik Ostrava in the sale of Ekova Electric

The law firm GT Legal in cooperation with the advisory group Grant Thornton represented Dopravní podnik Ostrava a.s. in the organization of the tender for the buyer of its 100% stake in EKOVA ELECTRIC a.s. and the subsequent sale of this stake to ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION a.s.

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31. 07. 2020

Can an employee claim compensation for damage also under the Civil Code?

Since the entry into force of Act No. 89/2012 Coll., Civil Code, as amended, a number of lawyers have considered this issue. On 10 March 2020, the Supreme Court issued a decision file no. No. 21 Cdo 710/2019, in which the court outlined that in a situation where there is no right to compensation under the Labour Code, a right to compensation under the Civil Code can exist.

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17. 07. 2020

Face covering masks in the workplace – What are the risks?

Although blanket obligation to wear respiratory protecting equipment, which were adopted by emergency measures of the Czech Government and the Ministry of Health, does not last anymore with a few exceptions, some employers still demand wearing of masks in the workplace from employees. What is their legal reason?

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04. 05. 2020

Ranked by Chambers Europe 2020

We are proud to announce that Veronika Odrobinová has been ranked by Chambers Europe 2020 in Employment section with Band 2.

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30. 04. 2020

Manual COVID-19: Business premises

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, entrepreneurs may get into trouble with paying the rent for business premises. Act No. 210/2020 Coll. on certain measures to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on leases of business premises effective from 27 April 2020 responds to it.
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23. 04. 2020

Manual COVID-19: The postponement of loans repayments

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, debtors may have some difficulties repaying their monetary debts. Act No. 177/2020 Coll. On certain credit repayment measures with effect from 17 April 2020 reacts to that.

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17. 04. 2020

Manual COVID-19: Compensation bonus for self-employed persons

After the approval of the targeted “Antivirus” Programme for Support of Employment, another act has been approved, which reduces the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 disease. It is the act on compensation bonus in relation to the emergency measures related to the occurrence of the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus. The act took effect on 14 April 2020 by publication in the Collection of Laws.

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12. 03. 2020

Invitation to the seminar "How to write an employment contract"

Do you use templates that you have not updated for many years or templates from the Internet while preparing employment contracts? Do you want to change it and prepare really good templates?In this case, you are cordially invited to the seminar "How to write an employment contract" led by a partner of our law firm Veronika Odrobinová.

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11. 03. 2020

Code "17" as a pass to the Czech labor market?

Given the current situation on the Czech labor market, where we have been struggling for a long time with unemployment at the level of historical lows and the resulting shortage of labor, it is not surprising that employers often resort to employing foreigners from third countries. For their employment, however, it is necessary that these foreigners have the necessary residence and work permits or fall under one of the exceptions allowing their employment without a work permit. One of the exceptions is e.g. residence in the Czech Republic for the purpose of family cohabitation according to Section 98 letter l) of the Employment Act. However, what is the situation if a foreigner has a long-term visa or stay for family purposes?

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28. 02. 2020

The end of low-quality real estate mediation?

This year, Act No. 39/2020 Coll., On Real Estate Mediation and on amendments to related acts (the Real Estate Mediation Act) will enter into force, which newly regulates in particular the obligations of real estate agents.

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24. 02. 2020

GDPR seminar for HR - practical experience

Do you work in the field of HR and would you like to expand your knowledge in the field of GDPR?Do you have any questions about GDPR that you want to know the answer to?Then you are cordially invited to the seminar "GDPR for HR - practical experience"!

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28. 01. 2020

We have joined Globalaw family

We are happy to announce that we have joined international legal network, Globalaw, one of the most prestigious independent global legal networks. Globalaw numbers more than 95 firms in 85 different jurisdictions. In aggregate, Globalaw has over 4,500 lawyers in over 165 cities.

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28. 01. 2020

GT Legal acquires team and clients of BDO Legal

As of 1 January 2020, GT Legal took over the BDO Legal team. “We have been very interested in this opportunity and have been working intensively on it over the past few months,” says Veronika Odrobinová, partner of GT Legal. “We are excited that we have managed to complete this acquisition and that we can welcome Karel Nejtek as our partner,” adds Lukáš Zahrádka, partner of GT Legal. “By merging with GT Legal, we will continue to improve the quality of our legal services provided to our clients. New possibilities are opening before us, especially in the area of real estate and labor law, where we are able to offer clients the capacities of recognized professionals. I am looking forward to creating a great environment for our team together with Veronika and Lukáš,” adds Karel Nejtek, the new partner of GT Legal.

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