Ambruz & Dark Deloitte Legal is a law firm, which, thanks to their high standard of legal services and expertise, personnel and technology, as well as their command of languages, are among the most prestigious law firms in the Czech Republic. The offices have branches in the largest Czech cities: Prague, Pilsen, Brno and Ostrava and they currently represent a large number of clients from the Czech Republic and abroad.
We are a part of Central European network of law firms associated with Deloitte: Deloitte Legal, numbering over 150 lawyers in 17 countries of the CE region. In Czech Republic, services are provided about 40 lawyers, most of whom are counsels and advocates.
We cooperate closely with other Deloitte professionals from tax, accounting, audit, financial advisory and consulting and as such are able to provide a full-scope of services according to our clients‘ needs. We believe that problems can be dealt with in two ways: they can either be avoided or solved. For this reason, we formulate solutions to our clients‘ problems in order to avoid future risks and in a way that our clients understand.
We provide comprehensive services in the scope of all legal matters that affect the business activity of enterprises. We advise to the most significant international corporations, as well as large and medium-sized domestic businesses in Czech, English, German, Italian, French, Russian and Spanish. In our daily work we draw on the collective expertise of the global Deloitte network, which makes it possible for us to carry out international projects.
There is a certain change in the treatment of corporate virtual offices due to the Tax Code amendment and the current tax authorities’ strategy to combat tax fraud. The January issue of the Legal Advisor elaborates on this topic. There is also an interesting article for entrepreneurs focusing on the risks in employment relationships following corporate mergers.
Management involves good incentive plans and high-quality managerial contracts. These now include detailed business plans as well. Though control mechanisms are now stronger due to legislation following the crisis, the restrictive non-compete clause is surprisingly no longer used in managerial contracts. Greater attention is paid to corporate culture.
As a result of the Civil Code and the Act on Business Corporations that became effective on 1 January 2014, managerial contracts are undergoing changes. As Michal Čekal, a lawyer, observed in his law practice, ”there has been an increasing number of legal actions taken against managers and the burden of proof has shifted, requiring them to account for the way they lead their firm.”
Managers of Czech businesses are paying increasingly less attention to the domestic economy while running their companies. Of the nearly one hundred directors of medium-sized and large businesses surveyed by Deloitte, more than 60% reported that they were not affected by the financial and economic crisis in 2014.
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