Corporate law, M&A

No matter whether you are establishing, taking over or buying a company or whether you have obtained an investor for your start-up, the most important step on your way to success is in front of you – a high-quality and bilaterally favorable contract. We are ready to guide you through the entire process, and take care that your contracts do not allow any unpleasant surprises in the future.

Has your company grown fast? We will help you to draft a holding structure or smoothly change the legal form of your business.

Most frequent services in the field of corporate law

  • Establishment of companies
  • Transformations
  • Drafting a holding structure
  • Regulation of relationships between shareholders (shareholder agreement)
  • Contracts with investors
  • Acquisitions and sale of shares (in companies)
  • ESOP
  • Identification and registration of beneficial owners

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barta.legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
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Praha 1, 110 00

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your team


Your case
will be handled by

JUDr. Jan Bárta

JUDr. Jan Bárta

Mgr. Tereza Jirásková

Mgr. Tereza Jirásková

Mgr. Michal Straka

Mgr. Michal Straka

Mgr. Kamila Francová

Mgr. Kamila Francová

Frequently asked questions
in the field of corporate law

Our company has several shareholders. Do we have to address something?

Relationships between the shareholders are of key importance, and their disputes may paralyze the company or even cause its dissolution. It is important to clarify their mutual tasks in the company’s operation and their obligation to invest further funds, and to set out rules for the entry of investors. Without a shareholder agreement, a dispute with a shareholder may thwart development of even a start-up with a world-class idea. A shareholder agreement is next to the memorandum of association (that is kept in the Commercial Register) and is not publicly available.

An investor joins our company What to address?

Of course, it is primarily a matter of money and what you offer to the investor in return – the ratio of investments to the share size. Be careful how large control over the company you give the investor. The investor often has a small share but so extensive rights that they actually obtain an absolute majority. So they can block any of your decisions. If the investor has an obligation to make further investments, you need to decide not only how tough conditions you set but also whether you are able to invest the money reasonably in accordance with your business plan.

What do we have to address when an investor joins the company?

The most frequent mistake is absence of intellectual property documentation. Typically, absence of contracts with the IT specialists who coded the software, absence of contracts with graphic designers, absence of trademarks (i.e. uncertainty whether you have rights in relation to your brands), failure to address GDPR matters (which may result in high penalties). IT companies often do not have technical documentation of their software or do not document their open-source components.

I want to give a share to my employees. How to do that?

An ESOP (employee stock option plan) may take various forms. From the sale of an actual share to the creation of “phantom” shares that give the employees a number of rights but do not give them any direct share in the company. Typically, they cease to exist when the employment terminates.