Kocián Šolc Balaštík, advokátní kancelář
KSB has been one of the leading firms in the Czech legal market for more than 25 years. With almost 70 lawyers and tax advisers, KSB is a full service independent local law firm that has repeatedly been recognised as first tier by renowned rating agencies and directories such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR and Legal 500.
We are one of the few firms in the region specializing in aviation with Jiri Hornik, a graduate of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, leading our aviation practice. We have been advising both national and foreign airlines on various issues related to the airline business, including aircraft financing, regulatory issues, passenger and cargo claims. Our clients also include insurers and reinsurers, lessors and financiers or aviation infrastructure providers and operators, including airports and air navigation service providers. For example, we have assisted the Czech Air Navigation Service Provider in implementing the Single European Sky legislation which involved more than 6 year negotiation on the establishment of the Functional Airspace Block Central Europe.
Apart from aviation, we also advise on all key areas of law, including banking and finance law, competition law, consumer law, corporate law and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, energy law, environmental law, labor law, tax law, and telecommunications law.
Our track record includes advising on many pioneering transactions and cases. For example, in 2015, we advised on a globally exceptional voluntary unbundling of the retail service and telecom infrastructure implemented by O2 Czech Republic, the largest Czech integrated telecom operator. The transaction, worth EUR 1.2 billion, was among seven leading transactions shortlisted for the 2015 Telecom Infrastructure Deal of the Year at the TMT Finance World Congress Awards 2016.