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BDO Legal Opens for Business in Czech Republic

BDO Legal Opens for Business in Czech Republic

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The BDO network of independent tax, audit, accounting, and other professional services firms has launched a law firm in the Czech Republic, with offices in Prague and Brno.

The opening of the legal practice in the Czech Republic follows the July 1, 2020 merger of BDO Slovakia with Slovakian law firm Nexus. The Prague office will be headed by Partner Jiri Smatlak, and the Brno office will be led by Partner Lukas Regec.

BDO has been serving clients in the Czech Republic since 1991. According to a firm press release, the new legal arm in the country will focus mainly on "Corporate law for medium-sized companies," along with representing clients in court proceedings and in insolvency and restructuring matters.


Smatlak joins BDO after a year as the head of the eponymous Smatlak Legal firm. Previously he spent a year as a solo practitioner, eight and a half years with Dvorak Hager & Partners (now the Prague office of Eversheds Sutherland), and two and a half years with PRK Partners.

Regec worked with Smatlak Legal for the past year, after spending the previous three as a solo practitioner in Brno.

Trond-Morten Lindberg, BDO International CEO for EMEA, commented on the new offering in the Czech Republic. “We were all very excited about this new service offering. I appreciate the way our Czech partners keep investing in our clients’ needs, aiming to provide them the best possible service. It’s also great news for our international clients operating in the Czech Republic as they now get instant access to a well-established and skilled legal team. I would like to wish the entire team a lot of success in their new partnership.”

BDO Law at a Glance

BDO Law is independent, constantly growing and developing juridical company that provides advice on all aspects of business law in Latvia. BDO Law in 2016 became the associate firm of BDO - one of the leading global groups of auditing and financial services providers, encompassing over 1,800 offices in 167 countries and territories, with more than 400 lawyers operating in it.

BDO Law have the knowledge and experience to assist clients in all fields of law. However they are particularly recognized and regularly highly ranked for expertise in commercial and corporate law, tax, dispute resolution, banking and finance, intellectual property and real estate. The experience of BDO Law’s experts are appreciated by Top 100 companies in Latvia, as well as foreign investors, which allows them to perform complicated projects and create state-of-art solutions.

As part of a multidisciplinary organization, BDO Law team offers legal support in close cooperation with colleagues from the audit, tax, and advisory areas. Their international presence gives them a global vision of business and allows to advise their clients with the support of a strong, dynamic network which offers industry and legislation specific knowledge in each country.

BDO Law team members often appear as speakers on various conferences of national and international level. BDO Law experts are also frequently quoted in the leading business media and are authors of publications on topical issues.

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