Real estate and construction

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We provide legal services in all aspects areas of real estate and construction projects with a significant share of the real estate legal advisory services market in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Our real estate and construction team consists of more than 30 lawyers, is led by the managing partner Jaroslav Havel with support of another 6 partners, and according to available information represents one of the largest legal team focusing on real estate and construction in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Our comprehensive legal and tax services in the fields of real estate and construction include the following:

Real estate and construction law

  • advising on real estate sales and acquisitions (including legal due diligence, the preparation/review and negotiation of transaction documentation, and transaction structuring proposals including tax structuring)
  • advising in connection with the development of residential projects including the subsequent sale of individual residential units
  • advising on greenfield and brownfield projects including turnkey projects
  • advising on the development and regeneration of industrial real estate (brownfield investments), including a review of ownership relationships, legal aspects of construction, renovation and environmental issues
  • advising on facility management (such as lease agreements and dealing with lessees)
  • representation in administrative proceedings relating to zoning and development, including administrative penalties and administrative justice
  • advising on project financing, structuring and negotiations for agreements with financial institutions
  • seminars and tailored training aimed at the most significant changes in private law related to real estate
  • client representation in judicial proceedings and arbitrations
  • active involvement in professional, real estate related organisations in the Czech Republic, such as the Association for Real Estate Market Development, the Czech Construction Law Society and the Association for Foreign Investments with the government agency CzechInvest


  • advising on the assessment of compliance with environmental laws
  • advising on the solution of environmental pollution
  • representation in disputes relating to the environment and public participation; the elimination of vexatious practices
  • representation in environmental permit procedures, including representation in administrative and judicial proceedings
  • advising on liability for environmental damage
  • advising on regulations governing individual components of environmental law, particularly waste disposal, water management, water and sewer system regulations, mining law and air protection including emissions trading

Public sector

  • client representation in connection with tenders issued by the state or self-governments (including procedures under the rules of international organisations, such as the European Investment Bank)
  • advising in connection with PPP projects, including incorporation of public entities and legal services related to companies, construction firms, manufacturers, consultancies and service providers
  • advising on investment incentives and state aid for greenfield and brownfield projects
HAVEL & PARTNERS advised Sekyra Group, a prominent Czech real estate developer on the recent sale of large land plots located in the up-and-coming Smíchov City district of Prague. Besides other development, the Smíchov Campus will also feature the new headquarters for one of the country's largest banks, Česká spořitelna. The legal advice primarily involved […]
Source: Building World (september 2022) Authors: Martin Ráž, Jan Šplíchal There are many factors that significantly affect the costs of construction – steadily increasing inflation, shortage of building materials, rising energy prices, shortage of labour in the construction industry, and last but not least the war started by Russian aggression in Ukraine. In order to avoid […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS advised the buyer, the Czech company ZFP Investments, on the acquisition of the Blumental Offices project into its real estate fund. The office building, located in a strategic location on the border of Bratislava's Old Town and offering 21,597 square meters of leasable area, was purchased by ZFP Investments from the Slovak […]
Authors: Václav Audes, Lukáš Syrový Over the last ten years, increasing numbers of people have acquired real estate as a form of investment. As a matter of fact, immovables are a reasonable asset to invest in to protect one’s property from devaluation by inflation. This remains true now, at the time of economic crisis caused by […]
Zdroj: ESTATE (19. 10. 2020) According to the participants of the Real Estate Forum conference, in comparison with other European cities, Brno also offers investors an exceptional opportunity for development. An example is the new modern city district, which is being built on a large area south of Brno’s main railway station. The so-called ‘South Centre’ or […]
Authors: Lukáš Syrový, Štěpán Štarha, Veronika Ždánská On 19 June 2020, the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) published an invitation to apply for the ‘COVID – Rent’ Programme. The objective of the programme is to provide support in the form of the payment of part of the rent to those entrepreneurs who have […]
Source: BUILDING WORLD magazine Authors: Lukáš Syrový, Jakub Vojtěch This year, the Czech real estate market will be significantly influenced by a new Real Estate Brokerage Act. It brings about new requirements for real estate brokers with a high impact on their clients and real estate market participants in the area of the previously unregulated real estate business. […]
Authors: Lukáš Syrový, Jakub Zámyslický The government’s proposal addressing the impacts that its measures adopted during the state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak might have on the tenant-landlord lease relationship is currently attracting major attention. According to the press releases of cabinet members, namely the Minister of Industry and Trade, the measures […]
Authors: Lukáš Syrový, Josef Adam, Veronika Ždánská On 12 March 2020 the Czech government declared a state of emergency in response to the spreading of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The disease itself and the crisis measures substantially change the assumptions underlying public budgets and financial plans of businesses for 2020, as well as the everyday functioning […]
Author: Lukáš Syrový Source: Building World (4/2019) The latest news from the residential market assert that the apartment price growth rate is slowing down. The prices in the luxury apartment segment are stagnating or even dropping. Yet, the current prices of apartments especially in larger towns are still too high for many people. The situation […]
It is a well-known fact that the process of applying for and granting building permits in the Czech Republic is among the lengthiest in the world. Unfortunately, its lengthiness is not outweighed by the quality of decision-making. Quite the contrary: it gets in the way of meaningful, modern and functional architecture. This, however, should fundamentally […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS, led by partner Lukáš Syrový and senior associate Albert Tatra, has provided comprehensive legal advice to the investment company ZFP Investments, which manages the real estate fund ZFP, on the sale of its 100% stake in the company Florenc Office Center which owns  the office building of the same name in Prague. […]


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