The law firm Čalfa, Bartošík a partneři (“CBP”) was established in 1992. Its founding members, JUDr. Marián Čalfa and JUDr. Mojmír Bartošík, were previously engaged with state legislative institutions. This is why, from the very beginning, CBP’s most distinctive feature has been the in-depth knowledge of the law in its entirety as well as its individual fields. The core of legal work of a law firm is the ability to understand the intention of the legislator, as embodied in the laws, and to further elaborate it by interpretation where there are no express provisions available or where the applicable provisions allow for controlled interpretation. This also requires the capacity to identify the essence of legal regulations within wider context and in respect to other legislation in order to creatively translate it into specific solutions.
CBP has utilized this ability ever since it was established to resolve complex structural and multi-disciplinary cases encompassing several fields of law, which has required the competence to carry out acquisitions of large companies and assets, including due diligence, propose and implement structural changes and reconstructions of existing companies, or plan and procure corporate and project financing.
CBP has provided services in the field of law of obligations, finance and banking law, exchange and cheque law and securities law. It has likewise been active in the general field of commercial law, labour law, industry, building and land law, information systems law and environment law. It also has clients in the field of criminal law.
CBP represents its clients in insolvency, execution, arbitration, administrative and judicial proceedings.
To a number of its clients, CBP provides comprehensive legal services, i.e. services beyond individual legal fields, which essentially combine standard asset management aimed at avoiding future disputes, assistance in finding amicable solutions of existing disputes, representation of clients in judicial or arbitration proceedings, enforcement of adjudicated client claims through court or private executors as well as (if applicable) assistance in bankruptcy or composition aimed at satisfaction of adjudicated client claims.
CBP generally provides legal services in Czech and English. If the client so requires, CBP also provides services in Russian or other languages. In the course of its activities, CBP works with a wide panel of external legal experts, particularly legislative specialists in specific fields of law. Where information or advice is required based on any other than Czech law, CBP cooperates with a number of renowned foreign or international law firms. Where any issue requires economic or tax analysis on top of legal opinion and the client wishes to receive comprehensive services, CBP closely cooperates with leading economic and tax consultancy firms to this effect.
- The law firm Čalfa, Bartošík a partneři s.r.o. provides its clients with comprehensive legal services and helps them resolve a wide range of legal issues arising in the course of their day-to-day business.
- Legal fees are regulated by Decree No. 177/1996 Coll., on Legal Tariff, as amended. In accordance with this Decree, legal services are generally provided for contractual, individually agreed rates or for non-contractual fees determined by the Decree.
- The authority in charge of out-of-court resolution of consumer disputes is the Czech Bar Association (www.cak.cz).
- preparing legal analyses of receivables (credit receivables, trade receivables)
- preparing legal actions and other filings
- representing clients in execution or other proceedings
- preparing documentation related to assignment or other settlement of receivables
- drafting purchase and lease agreements, contracts for work, etc.
- drafting documentation related to any change, security or discharge of obligations
- preparing analyses and proposals of business conditions
- providing advice on asserting claims for damages and return of unjust enrichment
- advising on financing, refinancing and security
- providing legal advice on issues regarding ownership titles and other rights in rem to real property (easements, mortgages, construction rights)
- advising on preparation and realization of development projects
- drafting agreements on real property and construction contracts
- declaration of the owner, advice on establishing unit owners associations (SVJs)
- establishing business corporations, representing clients in proceedings on registration in the commercial register
- providing legal advice to members of governing bodies in relation to the performance of their office
- organizing and presiding general meetings and resolving related legal issues
- transformations of business companies (mergers, split-offs, transfers of enterprise)
- acquisitions, from legal audit and data room to sales of shares and shareholding interests
- company liquidations
- advising on protection of personal rights and goodwill and asserting related claims
- advising on property management, including management and settlement of the community property of spouses (pre-nuptial agreements, agreements on settlement of the community property of spouses)
- representing clients in proceedings for divorce, alimony and other family law issues
- advising on securities
- advising on copyright and industrial rights, preparing licence agreements and representing clients in related proceedings
- taking custody of funds and documents by attorney-at-law
- authenticating signatures in the course of the services provided
- arranging notarial deeds through associated notaries
- drafting insolvency petitions
- asserting creditors’ claims in insolvency proceedings
- representing parties to insolvency proceedings (creditors, debtors, insolvency trustees)
- representing clients in incidental disputes, at creditor meetings and creditor committee meetings
- preparing legal actions and other procedural motions
- representing clients in civil-law and arbitration proceedings
- advising on out-of-court dispute resolutions
- drafting employment and management agreements, changing and terminating employment relationships
- advising on labour-law disputes
- drafting employers’ internal guidelines
- analysing conduct showing elements of unfair competition
- representing clients in out-of-court negotiations
- preparing legal actions and representing clients in proceedings before competent courts
- preparing filings and representing clients at hearings before self-regulated bodies (the Advertising Council, the Communication Agencies Association, etc.)
- advising on economic competition issues and vertical and horizontal concentrations (including proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Competition)
- providing accounting and tax expertise through associated tax experts
- representing clients in procedures under the Building Act (zoning development standards, zoning plan, building design situations and permits, etc.) and preparing the relevant filings
- preparing legal analyses on issues related to the Building Act (legal audits of decisions and other administrative acts or individual procedures)
- representing clients in procedures before administrative authorities
- preparing filings within procedures of administrative authorities
- preparing legal analyses on issues related to administrative decisions and other administrative acts and procedures of administrative authorities
- representing clients in proceedings before administrative courts and preparing the relevant filings
- advising on public procurement issues and disputes before the Office for the Protection of Competition
- representing clients in criminal proceedings
- taking on and preparing defence
- representing aggrieved parties in criminal proceedings, asserting and enforcing claims for compensation of damage and non-material harm
- representing clients in proceedings for compensation of damage resulting from unlawful decisions in criminal proceedings under Act No. 82/1998 Coll., on Liability for Damage Incurred by Exercise of Public Authority through a Decision or Application of Incorrect Official Procedure
Mgr. Vojtěch Novotný
CBP partner since 1999. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University in Brno in 1994 and worked with a Prague law firm specialized in civil, commercial and criminal law between 1994 and 1998. In CBP, he specializes in unfair competition law, real estate law with focus on development and criminal law with focus on economic crime.
Mgr. Peter Zeman
CBP partner since 1999. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in 1993 and worked with the British law firm Cameron McKenna from graduation until the end of 1998. In CBP, he specializes in corporate law, including organisation and presiding of general meetings, mergers and acquisitions and contractual agenda.
JUDr. Vlastimil Rampula
CBP partner since the beginning of 2016. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Masaryk University in Brno in 1994. From 1996, he worked as a legal candidate and from 1998 as a public prosecutor, gradually at all levels of the public prosecution system, i.e. at the District, Regional, High and Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Offices. Since the second half of 2012, he has worked as an independent attorney associated with CBP. In CBP, he specializes in criminal law and in legal fields related to entrepreneurial activities.
Mgr. Karel Somol
CBP partner since the beginning of 2016. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague in 2004 and proceeded to work in a law firm specialized in civil and commercial law. Since 2011, he has worked as an independent attorney associated with CBP. He currently specializes in management and enforcement of receivables, insolvency law, corporate law and legal relations to real property.
Mgr. Tomáš Maršál
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague in 2011, where he currently studies a PhD program in environmental law. He has worked with CBP since 2008, first as a student and trainee lawyer and then as an associate attorney. He specializes in building, administrative and civil law.
Mgr. Eva Zemanová
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen in 1998 and worked with a Prague law firm specialized in civil, labour and commercial law between 1997 and 1999. She joined CBP in 1999 and has worked long-term for a number of major state administration clients. She specializes in drafting agreements in the field of manufacturing, entrepreneurial and business practices and in corporate client agenda, including preparation of general meetings and business disputes.
Mgr. Ladislav Řehák
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague in 2013. His master studies included a year’s study program in English at the Tilburg University (Netherlands). He currently studies an external PhD program focused on legal issues in sports at the Department of Civil Law of the Charles University in Prague. He has worked with CBP as a trainee lawyer since 2013 and as an associate attorney since 2017.
Mgr. Jakub Kraus
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague in 1996. Worked with the law firm Hartmann a partneři specialized in civil, commercial, finance and criminal law between 1996 and 2004, first as a trainee lawyer and then as an associate attorney from 1999. Between 2004 and 2015, he has worked as an independent attorney and provided legal services particularly to financial institutions. Since August 2015, he has worked with CBP, where he specializes mainly in civil and commercial law.
Mgr. Václav Melč
Graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He has worked with CBP as a trainee lawyer since 2015.
Mgr. Jakub Stanzel
Graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague. His master studies included a year’s study program at the University of Valencia in English and Spanish. He has worked with CBP as a trainee lawyer since 2015.
Mgr et. Mgr. Martin Jirouš
Graduate of the Faculty of Law of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Pardubice. He has been a trainee lawyer continuously since July 2013 and has worked with CBP since January 2016. He has been an insolvency trustee and registered member of the insolvency firm Insolvenční správci, v.o.s. since March 2014. He specializes mainly in insolvency law, public auctions and transfers of real property.
Čalfa, Bartošík a partneři s.r.o.,
Braunův dům, Karlovo náměstí 24, 110 00 Praha 1, CZ
+420 222 232 380
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