Josef Žaloudek

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Josef Žaloudek specialises in corporate tax law, international taxation, restructuring, and related aspects of civil and commercial law.

He has provided advice for important international and local companies working in information technology, the automobile industry, engineering, the food industry, etc.

He also publishes in professional journals in his field of expertise. In the “Financier & Tax firm of the year” awards, he was nominated in the category of “International Taxes” for 2015.

Prior to joining our law firm, Josef worked for more than three years at the Ministry of Finance, and for almost nine years, he cooperated with an important international “Big 4” consulting firm.


Czech Bar Association

Czech, English
  • Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2007), JUDr. (Doctor of Laws)
  • Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2003), Mgr. (Master of Law)
  • ongoing advice on matters of international taxation for major US companies
  • advice during the expansion of Czech companies abroad to other EU countries and non-EU countries
  • advice during the transfer of shares and transformations as a part of intra-group restructuring and acquisitions
  • detailed tax analyses as a part of complex cross-border projects
  • tax due diligence
The law firm’s legal and tax experts provided comprehensive advice to Česká spořitelna in resolving a complicated tax issue related to a donation and its tax deductibility. The tax administration did not accept the reduction of the tax base in respect of a donation granted by Česká spořitelna to the Depositum Bonum Foundation. The tax […]
Authors: Josef Žaloudek, Kateřina Havlínová On 11 July 2022, the General Financial Directorate of the Czech Republic published a press release informing the public that targeted inspections had been carried out to examine the taxation of income from cryptocurrencies. Currently, the differences between the information on income received by the tax authorities from third parties and […]
Authors: Josef Žaloudek, Kateřina Havlínová in cooperation with Mgr. Martin Blaha, an attorney of the Slovak Bar Association At the end of 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal for a Directive laying down rules to prevent the misuse of entities that lack sufficient for tax purposes economic substance (so-called “shell entities”). The Directive should […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS’ venture capital specialists provided comprehensive legal services to Credo Ventures in its investment in the start-up EquiLibre Technologies. Legal advice was provided by partner Václav Audes and senior associate Tomáš Navrátil, tax aspects were handled by partner Josef Žaloudek, and corporate, contractual and employment law services were provided by senior associate Irena […]
Authors: Josef Žaloudek, Kristýna Šlehoferová The Court of Justice of the European Union delivers approximately 40 to 50 judgments a year on VAT and its rules. The interpretation given by the CJEU in these judgments is effectively binding on EU Member States and should be followed immediately by local tax administrations. This makes knowledge of […]
Authors: Josef Žaloudek, Kamila Chládková Do you know how to complete the form and what to include in the notification? Please note that by the end of January 2022, it is necessary to file an annual Notification of Income Paid to a Foreign Country in 2021 that is exempt from withholding tax or on which […]
Another wave of internal promotions marks a follow-up to the largest Czech-Slovak law firm’s successful year. Existing partners Veronika Dvořáková and Ivan Rámeš become the firm’s shareholders, while counsels Lenka Štiková Gachová, Michal Smrček and Josef Žaloudek were promoted to partners as of 1 January 2022. An additional 12 lawyers of the firm at three […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS’ professional team provided long-term legal advice to the Ministry of Defence of the Czech Republic in connection with the preparation and negotiation of an inter-governmental contract for the purchase of the SPYDER Israeli air defence system from the state-owned company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. for the Army of the Czech Republic […]


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