Our Product

Embedding is an effective way of rendering comprehensive legal services by a lawyer temporarily outsourced to the client’s premises.

Advantages of embedding:

  • ability to provide comprehensive legal advice within all CEE and CIS region
  • effective and flexible alternative to an in-house lawyer;
  • immediate availability of legal services;
  • number of hours of legal services agreed in advance;
  • strong background of the law firm and a team of experts in different fields of law at hand, possibility of substitution by another lawyer;
  • generally lower cost of legal services compared to costs charged on time-spent basis;
  • thanks to closer knowledge of the operations of the client and closer contacts with the client personnel, the legal services are more comprehensive, fluent and their quality is higher

Comprehensive legal services rendered in the course of embedding include (but are not limited to):  

  • internal corporate agenda and compliance programme;
  • contracts;
  • oral and written advice;
  • assistance in meetings with business partners and administrative authorities;
  • employment agenda and issues connected with employing foreign nationals;
  • administrative agenda, dealing with administrative infractions, representing in administrative proceedings;
  • advice on public procurement and protection of personal data;
  • recovering debts, representing in court and enforcement proceedings;
  • assistance with structuring internal procedures, internal trainings.


Selected references of PETERKA & PARTNERS regarding embedding:

 
Czech Republic

MYLAN
Long-term posting of Czech and Slovak lawyers to Czech and Slovak subsidiaries of MYLAN, a leading global manufacturer of generic and special drugs. Posted lawyers render comprehensive legal support to local management and teams in day-to-day legal issues mainly regarding corporate law, drafting contracts, legal aspects of advertising and marketing, distribution of drugs, relations with health experts and institutions, pricing and public health insurance payments.

SKANSKA
PETERKA & PARTNERS advokátní kancelář s.r.o. rendered legal services to SKANSKA through a cooperating lawyer in Skanska’s premises one day in a week from March to April 2017. We mainly advised on modifications and reviews of contracts and corporate documents, orally consulted matters and drafted written statements on issues regarding corporate, real estate, intellectual property and business law.

ATALIAN
Long-term posting of a lawyer to Czech subsidiaries of ATALIAN, a leading global provider of comprehensive services connected with administration and maintenance of buildings. The posted lawyer provides comprehensive legal support to the client’s local management and individual departments in handling day-to-day issues mainly regarding corporate law, drafting, reviewing and terminating contracts, employment matters and matters related to employing foreign nationals, assists in administrative procedures and debts collection and represents the client in comprehensive litigation proceedings, insolvency proceedings and matters connected with personal data protection.   

 
Slovakia

ATALIAN
Long-term embedding of a lawyer to Slovak subsidiary of ATALIAN, a leading global provider of comprehensive facility management services. The embedded lawyer provides comprehensive legal support to the client’s local management and individual departments in handling day-to-day issues mainly regarding corporate law, commercial law and contracts, employment matters and matters related to employing foreign nationals, assists in administrative procedures and debts collection and represents the client in comprehensive litigation proceedings, insolvency proceedings and matters connected with personal data protection.

GEFCO
The Slovak office of PETERKA & PARTNERS has been rendering legal services to GEFCO Slovakia through embedded lawyer in the client’s premises. The legal services provided inter alia through embedded lawyer included full scope of day-to-day agenda, including corporate and commercial law, employment law, litigation and regulatory.

A leading global manufacturer of generic and special drugs
Long-term embedding of Slovak lawyers to Slovak subsidiary of a leading global manufacturer of generic and special drugs. Embedded lawyers rendered comprehensive legal support to the local management and teams in day-to-day legal issues mainly regarding corporate law, commercial law, compliance, including distribution of drugs, legal aspects of their advertising and marketing, relations with health experts and institutions, pricing and public health insurance payments.

A leading European group active in the automotive industry
Legal advisory to a leading European group active in the automotive industry on full scope of employment matters, including establishing and terminating employments, posting the employees, dealing with agency employees, representing the client as the employer in the administrative proceedings, representing the client in employment litigations and so on. Our lawyer was daily present in the client’s premises.

Swiss Re
PETERKA & PARTNERS has provided legal services to Swiss Re on a long-term basis in various legal matters and areas of law. The legal assistance was for several years also provided through embedding, where PETERKA & PARTNERS associates were on a regular basis at the client’s disposal in its own premises. This enabled us to became familiar with the client’s activities, business environment and policies, and helped us to better understand the client’s expectations and needs.

Wüstenrot stavebná sporiteľňa
Advising Wüstenrot stavebná sporiteľňa, a building society belonging to the Austrian-based Wüstenrot Group, provider of financial services and insurance in the area of banking/financial law, including secondment of a PETERKA & PARTNERS associate with the client.

 
Romania

CNH Industrial
Legal advisory services to the Romanian subsidiaries of CNH Industrial Group, a global leader in capital goods that implements design, manufacturing, distribution, commercial and financial activities in international markets, under a secondment assignment concerning:

  • day-to-day assistance in respect of commercial contracts, corporate, real estate and employment matters;
  • day-to-day activity regarding various court and arbitration claims, insolvency proceedings and the administration of the creditor’s receivables portfolio;
  • various finance issues related to debt recovery proceedings as well as on specific requests in regulatory and compliance matters and assistance in liaisons with the relevant regulatory bodies.

PETERKA & PARTNERS offers to its clients a unique product due to the full integration of all its offices. The clients may purchase and manage legal services in the entire CEE region as if it was only one jurisdiction. Such product includes:

  • One firm as single partner for legal services throughout the entire region
  • All services can be governed by a single agreement on the provision of legal services
  • Single fee structure for entire region reflecting important regional synergies
  • Knowledge of the client’s business structures, corporate culture and standards shared among all offices to the client’s benefit
  • One partner dedicated to coordinating all of the client’s activities in the entire region
  • The opportunity to truly outsource legal services within the region
  • Stability and unified standard of legal services within the region

To answer its client’s demands, PETERKA & PARTNERS often adds other European countries to its package of integrated legal solution for CEE acting as a leading counsel and managing the work of other law firms similarly as if they were just another office.

Moreover, for its clients from within the CEE region PETERKA & PARTNERS handles litigations and other matters in other European countries.

The main benefit for the clients is cost effectiveness of such solution as well as access to specific know-how. PETERKA & PARTNERS takes care of coordination, communication and management whereas its partner law firms focus solely on legal issues in the respective jurisdictions.

PETERKA & PARTNERS has an exceptionally strong link to France where it has already handled dozens of cases. Ondřej Peterka is fully admitted to Paris Bar and many other partners and associates of the firm studied in France and are fluent in French.

Germany is another important country. PETERKA & PARTNERS employs several attorneys fully admitted in Germany and has German capacity in majority of its offices.

PETERKA & PARTNERS also handles many cases in Ex-Yugoslavia and intensively cooperates with clients and law firms from Scandinavia.

PETERKA & PARTNERS maintains working relations with leading law firms in almost 90 countries of the world. A team of experienced relation managers processes several incoming and several outgoing referrals every day.

Numerous clients and partner law firms thus rely upon PETERKA & PARTNERS to recommend and engage a law firm to handle their matters in almost any jurisdiction of the world. On the top of that PETERKA & PARTNERS usually manages and supervises the work of the foreign law firm, which brings additional benefits:

  • The most suitable foreign law firm is engaged based on its specialization as well as past performance, which is being thoroughly tracked
  • Due to long-term nature of the relation the foreign law firms are motivated to offer their best financial conditions
  • Clients from within CEE region may handle their case abroad in their own language while PETERKA & PARTNERS takes care of all communication with the foreign law firm
  • Specific know-how allows for the most effective management of the case to the benefit of client
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