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University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Law, Plzeň (1999), Mgr. (Master of Laws)


Josef Hlavička

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Josef Hlavička is a partner of Havel, Holásek & Partners. He specializes in real estate and construction law, PPP projects, commercial and corporate law, greenfield and brownfield investments, real estate-related mergers and acquisitions, public procurement and state aid and environmental law. Josef has advised clients in connection with the construction of large real estate projects, such as shopping and entertainment centers, factories, motorways and airport terminals, including projects under the FIDIC international standards. He was involved in some of the most important transactions completed by Havel, Holásek & Partners, e.g., the construction of the first outlet shopping center in the Czech Republic, construction of a new terminal at the Prague Airport, a pilot B.O.T. highway construction project and the largest greenfield investments in the Czech Republic in 2004 and 2005.

Josef Hlavička has published numerous articles on corporate law and real estate law in both Czech and international legal periodicals.

Before joining Havel, Holásek & Partners in 2001, Josef Hlavička worked for the Czech branch of Burns Schwartz and then at its successor Czech law firm.

Recommendations of international publications

Recommended legal expert for Construction according to PLC.

Transactions

  • advising a major foreign investor with global operations on the execution of a greenfield project for the overhaul and remanufacturing of gas turbines in the Czech Republic
  • advising a major U.K. private equity investor on the acquisition of two real estate projects of shopping centers in Prague and Karlovy Vary
  • advising a U.K. property development and management company on the acquisition of a portfolio of six supermarkets in the Czech Republic
  • advising a Dutch developer on the sale of real estate projects, including carrying out special due diligences
  • advising a U.K. developer and operator of shopping centers on the preparation of standard lease documentation and negotiating with approximately 90 tenants of retail premises
  • advising a U.K. developer and operator of shopping centers on the acquisition of land in the Czech Republic, construction of the first outlet shopping center in the Czech Republic and drafting, negotiation and administration of lease agreements with approximately 90 tenants of retail premises
  • advising a Korean automobile parts manufacturer on the construction of a manufacturing plant in the Ostrava industrial zone worth more than EUR 80 million (the largest greenfield investment in the Czech Republic in 2005)
  • advising a Taiwanese computer manufacturer on developing an assembly plant and a repair center in the Ostrava industrial zone worth more than EUR 20 million (investor of the year in 2004 and the largest greenfield investment in the Czech Republic in 2004)
  • advising numerous major greenfield investors in the Czech Republic
  • advising an Australian financial institution on the contemplated acquisition of a major Czech developer of logistic parks and shopping centers
  • advising the operator of the Prague Airport on the preparation of standard documentation for the lease of retail space at the Prague Airport and negotiation of the retail space lease agreements with individual tenants
  • advising numerous multinational companies on several lease transactions, legal aspects of maintenance and operation of office space, and creation of the legal framework for relocation to new office premises
  • advising a Dutch developer on several residential, leisure, industrial and shopping development projects in the Czech Republic
  • advising on the construction of Terminal North II at the Prague Airport, valued at approximately EUR 330 million, including the drafting of contracts with the construction project manager and contracts on works pursuant to FIDIC standards and related legal services
  • advising a multinational construction company on its planned construction of a five-star hotel in Prague, including the drafting of a construction contract under the FIDIC standards
  • advising a leading European construction company on construction disputes in relation to the delivery of construction works at the largest nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic and a major shopping center construction in Plzeň
  • advising the Czech Ministry of Transport on a PPP project for the construction of the D47 motorway, including issues related to the construction of roads and real estate matters in general
  • advising the Czech Ministry of Transport on several feasibility studies concerning the construction of roads and motorways suitable as pilot PPP projects
  • advising the contracting authority in a pilot governmental PPP project in Prague on the financing, construction and operation of a hotel-type accommodation facility with a capital cost in excess of EUR 25 million
  • advising the contracting authority in a pilot governmental PPP project on the selection of a concessionaire for the construction of a prison, preferably using the PPP method, with a capital cost of approximately EUR 35 – 50 million
  • advising various clients on environmental matters in respect of brownfields, environmental compliance and waste management

Membership in professional associations

  • Czech Bar Association
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