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Languages:
Czech, English
Education:
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2012), Ph.D.
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2005), JUDr. (Doctor of Laws)
University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Law, Plzeň (2003), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
Manchester Metropolitan University, School of Law, United Kingdom (2001–2002)


Petra Sochorová

Counsel

Petra Sochorová specialises primarily in labour law and employee benefits, commercial law, corporate law and mergers & acquisitions.

In her labour law practice, she focuses on drafting contractual documentation for top managers, officers and directors of business companies, labour-law aspects of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, including labour law due diligence investigations and negotiations with key managers and trade unions within the acquisition and restructuring processes. She also focuses on collective bargaining, transfers of employees, dismissals, posting of employees and personal data processing.

Petra regularly gives lectures and contributes to publications dedicated to labour law and other periodicals in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Before joining our law firm, Petra worked as an in-house lawyer at the Office for Supervision of Credit Unions, and subsequently as a junior associate with Kocián Šolc Balaštík.

RECOMMENDATIONS OF INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

IIn 2010–2017 Petra was cited by the independent international organisation Who's Who Legal as one of leading international experts in labour law. The prestigious publication Chambers and Partners Law Firm Directory Yearbook of the Czech Republic and Best Lawyers names Petra as a recommended legal expert in the Czech Republic for labour and employment law.

TRANSACTIONS

  • advising Europe’s largest low-cost air carrier on opening a branch in the Czech Republic, setting employment relations within the company and subsequent restructuring of the group, including issues of employee transfers, international mobility and application of foreign labour law to employment arrangements in the Czech Republic
  • advising a major consumer electronics producer on the dismissal of top managers, including the related issue of employees’ personal data
  • advising an international manufacturer of hand-operated electrical tools on the restructuring of the group, winding up the business, mass lay-off and cross-border transfer of employees
  • advising a leading global manufacturer and supplier of cement mixtures on settlement negotiations with a key manager
  • advising a leading global developer of CAD technology modules on collective bargaining
  • advising a major international financial group on the establishment of a joint venture with the largest group of companies providing insurance and financial services in the Czech market (a transaction worth approximately EUR 3 billion; one of the three largest M&A transactions in Czech history)
  • advising the largest European air carrier on the contemplated acquisition of a Czech national air carrier
  • advising an international technology exchange on the contemplated acquisition of a majority shareholding in the Czech stock exchange

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Czech Bar Association
  • European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Collegium of Experts of the Association for the Development of Collective Bargaining and Labour Relations
  • Czech Employment Lawyers Association
  • Expert Council of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
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