We have been providing legal services in the Czech Republic since 1992, between 1992 and 2018 as part of the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. At the end of 2018, the firm changed its name to Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář.
We are considered one of the leading and consistently best rated law firms operating on the Czech market. Our clients are the most significant Czech and international companies as well as the Czech state, higher regional administrative units, and other public bodies.
Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Skils has exceptional experience in providing legal advice on the most complex transactions in the areas of corporate law and M&A and is one of the most eminent and sought-after Czech law firms providing legal services in these areas. Our attorneys are known for their interdisciplinary and business-oriented approach which, in addition to an in-depth knowledge of applicable law, also includes the search for and provision of specific practical solutions which are tailored to the business needs of our clients.
Disputes and Arbitration
Skils is the undisputed leader on the Czech legal services market in the areas of dispute resolution and arbitration. In the past 20 years, attorneys at Skils have successfully represented clients in a number of crucial and publicly scrutinised disputes of often extraordinary financial value which related to critical sectors of the Czech economy and public life.
Competition/Antitrust & Regulation
Skils is a leading firm on the Czech market in the area of Competition/Antitrust. Skils advises clients in connection with competition law compliance, merger approvals, state aid, restrictive agreements and abuse of dominant position, incl. representation in front of the Czech competition authority and the Commission as well as in litigation before Czech courts. Skils lawyers also provide complex legal services in relation to regulated sectors such as Telecommunications, Energy, Water Sector, Transport, Transport Infrastructure etc.
Banking and Finance
The lawyers at Skils have exceptional experience with major transactions in the areas of banking, finance and capital markets law. Clients not only appreciate the attorneys’ first-rate knowledge of law in these sectors but also an interdisciplinary approach which often suitably complements advisory services provided in the areas of corporate law and M&A law.
Infrastructure, Projects and Energy
Skils is a leading provider of legal services in the areas of development and construction of real estate projects, and chiefly of those projects which relate to technical, energy and transport infrastructure. We provide clients advice on, for instance, the building and zoning permits, public procurement, regulation or environmental law. Skils is regularly engaged in the largest infrastructure projects in the Czech Republic.
With respect to IP law, Skils is sought after particularly in extremely complex cases which often cover multiple areas of law. We advise clients on all IP issues – including trademarks, geographical indications, protected designations of origin, patents, utility models, industrial designs or the protection of know-how and trade secrets. Skils also possesses extraordinary experience in disputes in which unfair competition law is applied along side IP law.