bnt again has been recognized as one of top-rated law firms in the Czech Republic and defended its ranking position in Chambers Europe Guide 2018 in area of Corporate/M&A, Real Estate and Employment. In real estate law, bnt in fact made it among the Top Ten, and partner Tomáš Běhounek who is newly head of real estate practice group for CEE region, was given a special recognition in the list of ranked lawyers.
One of two the most prestigious international agencies Chambers & Partners has published results of rating for its publication Chambers Europe Guide 2018 during last week.
As in previous years, Prague bnt office again defended the position of recognized attorney and has been qualified among the 20 top-rated law firms in the Czech Republic in key categories – Corporate/M&A and Employment. Like in 2017, bnt real estate practice in fact made it among the Top Ten, and partner Tomáš Běhounek who oversees this practice group on CEE level since last year, was given special recognition in the list of outstanding legal professionals.
Publishing of rankings in Chambers is always an observed event by law firms, as they compete for a prestige. “We are very happy for the results. Even though there are strong competitors, we are repeatedly succeeding in defending our positions,“ says partner Jan Šafránek and reminds that keeping up the rating is for bnt even harder as the core of bnt business strategy is not to increase a number of acquired clients but to focus on being a trustful partner to existing clients and to develop their portfolio of consulting services. „We would like to express gratitude mainly to our clients for such a success. We deeply appreciate their references provided during the survey research and their time and energy, they decided to invest for us. Thank you,“ Šafránek has added.
A client from Corporate and M&A appreciates the firm's cross-border expertise: "I always obtain pragmatic and straightforward advice. A great additional value to us is their ability to solve our cross-border enquiries very quickly, because they have offices in different countries we also work in."
The team is known for full-service employment law practice, offering support to clients in such sectors as energy, logistics and automotive. Acts for local and international clients, with a particular emphasis on mass redundancies resulting from the winding-up of businesses. Also experienced in routine employment matters, negotiating directly with employee groups and trade unions on behalf of clients. Additional expertise in data protection and cross-border employee transfers.
Another clients from real estate practice highlight the firm's client care as an asset, stating: "They always managed to solve everything quickly and to a very high standard. Their expertise is broad, they have a very good and knowledgeable team. They don't just concentrate on the project, they build long-term relationships."