Allen & Overy is an international legal practice with approximately 5200 people, including some 530 partners, working in 44 offices worldwide. Our ambition at Allen & Overy is to help the world’s leading businesses both maximise the opportunities that globalisation presents and meet the potential challenges. As our clients have sought new markets, so have we. We are continuing to invest in a growing network of international offices that covers Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, North America and Central and South America and most recently Africa. We foster creative, independent thinking within a collaborative culture and, as a result, our lawyers are involved in many of the most influential commercial ventures, and are known for providing our clients with transformative solutions to the toughest legal challenges. This, above all, explains why Allen & Overy remains a leader in its field. The integration of the Prague office into the Allen & Overy international network of offices ensures a comprehensive sharing of knowledge, processes, skills and IT systems. The office offers a full suite of corporate, finance (debt and equity), tax and litigation services. As a global elite practice, Allen & Overy is at the cutting edge of international legal and commercial insight. Our teams often advise on market developments and “firsts” around the world.
Hotel Duo is one of the best conference hotels in Prague for its good service, modern rooms and charming atmosphere. You may choose from 630 rooms of different categories designed for your comfort. Indulge in modern Czech and International cuisine and its dishes of the finest flavours served in our stylish Formanka Restaurant. Organize your perfect meeting in our newly-refurbished conference centre with a big congress hall and 10 smaller meeting rooms. Visit our Sports Centre and relax after the hard day. In our Sports centre you may find a variety of services, including swimming pool, sauna, massages and others.
The Government of the Czech Republic is the supreme body of the executive power of the whole country, which is appointed by the President of the Czech Republic and responsible to the House of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. Its position is incorporated in the Constitution of the Czech Republic (in particular, Head III, Art. 67-80). The Government consists of the Prime Minister (Premier), regularly two Vice Premiers and Ministers (nowadays there are 15 different Ministries in total). In charge of the current 13th Government since the establishment of the separate Czech Republic (on 1st January 1993) has been staying since its appointment in January 2014 Mr Mgr. Bohuslav Sobotka. The official seat of the Government is in Straka's Academy in Prague.
Charles University was founded in 1348, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. Yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education. It is the largest and most renowned Czech university, and is also the best-rated Czech university according to international rankings. There are currently 17 faculties at the University (14 in Prague, 2 in Hradec Králové and 1 in Plzeň), plus 3 institutes, 6 other centres of teaching, research, development and other creative activities, a centre providing information services, 5 facilities serving the whole University, and the Rectorate - which is the executive management body for the whole University.
Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. The Mother of Towns, The Golden City, or The City of a Hundred Spires, these are just a few of the many attributes that the Czech metropolis has. Prague is home to about 1.3 million people. Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its 1,100 year existence. Prague was not only the capital of the Czech state, but also the seat of two Holy Roman Emperors and thus also the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague is a real architecture textbook. Romanesque chapels and cellars, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces and gardens, worldly Art Nouveau buildings, and unique Cubist architecture make it a place with no parallel in the world. Prague’s historic gardens and parks are truly some of Prague’s greatest treasures. There are over two hundred the oldest of them was founded in the Middle Ages, and more often than not, they offer breathtaking views of the city.