Marcel Máčai partner of UEPA for Slovakia

The newly opened UEPA office in Bratislava is being led by Marcel Máčai. He is an experienced lawyer, a member of the Slovak Bar Association, who, in his previous practice, worked with leading law firms. He had also served as a legal advisor to European nuclear energy projects, and he had been leading a legal team for a prominent Slovak construction company for a long time. He is cooperating closely with partners Andreas Ueltzhöffer and Lars Klett, who have extensive experience in providing legal services for investments in the Slovak Republic and neighbouring countries.

Marcel Máčai has been providing advice to clients operating in various areas of law, especially in construction, energy, corporate law, real estate, developer projects, labor law and acquisitions. He is a Slovak native speaker and fluent in Czech, English and German.

You can contact our Slovak office here, phone: +421 2 2054 5206, mail: mma@uepa.sk.

UEPA opens own office in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

After many years of successful cooperations with other excellent law firms in Slovakia, UEPA now opened an own office in Bratislava. The new business unit is lead by JUDr. Marcel Máčai, an experienced attorney at law, who joined our team recently.
This step is the logic consequence of a growing demand of our clients, which can easier be dealt with through an own office in Bratislava. The UEPA advokáti s.r.o. was recently founded and two of our Partners, Andreas Ueltzhöffer and Lars Klett, are now registered as advocates with the Slovak bar. The Slovak team counts besides Marcel Máčai several Slovak native speakers, who are fluent in German and English as well.  The Slovak office is supported by the Prague unit.

At this stage the Slovak UEPA law office mainly focuses on Commercial, Corporate, M&A, Real Estate and Labour law. Other specialization will follow.

The office is seated at Zámocká 30 and can be reached under +421 2 2054 5206.

Please see als www.uepa.sk for further information.

Summer party on the terrace

UEPA introduces new Of-Counsels

Some of us, and this is true of all UEPA partners, have been working in the main areas of commercial law for almost 25 years. We often deal with comprehensive projects including co-operation with experts in various business areas. Some of them are among the best in their field, and we co-operate with many of them repeatedly. We would like to make our contact network available to you, and directly draw your attention to these experts.

Namely these are: Andreas Fehrens, Carlo Gradl, Ivan Nový, Prof. Ing. CSc., Prof. Karl-Heinz Schumacher, Dipl-Bw Martin Weseloh.

Profiles of our new Of-Counsels can be found HERE

TAM Consulting starting business operations

TAM Consulting, advisory company based in Prague focusing on the demanding clients, has started its operations.  All four partners are experts with long-time experience in their respective fields. Gernot Daumann, Markus Hermann, Jiří Polák and Andreas Ueltzhöffer are the founders of advisory company that, among others takes care of corporate transactions, acquisitions, financing and succession in companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

The team advises owners of companies, managers, investors and banks in certain key economic areas that are of major importance to the companies. The experts are qualified to cover the search for investors or interesting investment objects.  Effective support is also available to Czech companies wishing to enter foreign markets.  TAM Consulting also offers help to companies during crisis regarding the questions of capitalization or restructuring.

You can find the TAM Consulting website here https://tamconsulting.cz/en/

On the website you can find more information about the range of activities of the company and valuable experience of the partners.

UEPA became a Member of ICC Austria

UEPA became a member of the International Chamber of Commerce Austria in June 2018. The membership follows a growing demand of our clients for their representation by the UEPA advocates in the arbitration processes, should that be in the role of a party representative or an arbitrator. Our colleague Jörg Nürnberger is an advocate in Austria and worked as Partner in DLA Piper for many years. Our colleague Philipp Chizzola is a Czech advocate and an Austrian citizen.

The ICC Austria membership helps us to develop our position on the advocacy market focusing on the Austrian businesses operating in the Czech and Slovak Republics as well as to support the Czech and Slovak businesses investing in Austria, together with our Austrian partners. Besides that, UEPA is also a member of the ICC Germany and ICC Czech Republic. UEPA Partner, Andreas Ueltzhöffer in his former position as managing partner of Schaffer & Partner in the Czech Republic was among the founders of ICC Czech Republic

More information about our experience with arbitration and dispute resolution you can find HERE.

ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) is the only worldwide business organization that represents businesses in all parts of the world. The ICC was founded in Paris in 1919. Today it supports more than 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations from more than 130 countries.

Our team at the annual Pangea meeting in Paris

Our Partners Andreas Ueltzhöffer and Lucie Hladěnová accompanied by Tomáš Mudra, Associate, joined the annual Pangea network meeting in Paris at the end of June. The key topic of the conference was “Law challenges based on IT development”. New working groups were introduced during the meeting as well as the existing ones presented their results.

Our GDPR experts Lucie Hladěnová and Tomáš Mudra are among the establishing members of the GDPR working group and we are proud it was Tomáš who presented the group´s results to all delegates.

New working groups Real Estate and Arbitration were established during the conference with Lucie Hladěnová becoming member of the Real Estate Group and Andreas Ueltzhöffer taking membership in the Arbitration & Litigation group.

Link to the Pangea webpage available HERE

Partner of UEPA for a further turn Member of the Steering Committee at the Faculty of Business Administration at VŠE

We are glad to announce that our Partner Andreas Ueltzhöffer has been asked by the Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Economics Prague (VŠE) to serve for another four year turn as an external member of the Steering Committee of the faculty.

Andreas Ueltzhöffer is honoured by the offer and accepted the position. Being authorised to make strategic decisions, the Committee is an important body of the Faculty. It has 40 members of which 20 are the VŠE professors and another 20 are external members. Many of them teach at other universities or are in leading positions at various organisations and private businesses. The Governor of the Czech National Bank is among them. Andreas Ueltzhöffer acted as member of the Committee already in the years 2014-2018 and he teaches at the University of Economics intermittently.

UEPA has expanded its offices in the Dock I office building in Prague 8.

Following the team expansion and growing business, UEPA has leased another unit in the modern office building in the newly developed location in Libeň, Prague 8. The company had occupied the top-floor of the building so far. An additional unit has been leased in early May. The new space provides supporting working environment to 12 staff members totalling 300 sq m. A large meeting room now enables us to hold seminars directly in the company premises.

The UEPA offices are located in walking distance from Palmovka and Libeň which are being developed to modern office and residential districts providing spaces for work and living at water.  The location of the original Vltava port is being redeveloped. The UEPA offices provides modern facilities offering mostly separated individual units allowing a concentrated work of our attorneys. A sufficient number of meeting rooms is available as well as relaxation zones for the employees. A large terrace on the 7th floor offers nice views of Prague and welcomes to enjoy the working hours at the office. We cordially invite you to visit us at Voctářova 2449/5, Prague 8.

UEPA Partner responds in a LOGISTIC NEWS report

Our GDPR team is advising the logistics and e-commerce sectors on GDPR issues. Please read Lucie Hladěnová´s recommendation on this recent hot topic. A report published by the May issue of the Logistic News monthly magazine is available HERE.

Is your e-shop fully GDPR compliant? For a consultancy please feel free to contact our GDPR team here: office@uepa.cz