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Dr. iur. Stephan Heidenhain

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Stephan Heidenhain

Senior Associate

bnt attorneys-at-law s.r.o.

Slovanský dům (B/C)

Na příkopě 859/22

CZ-110 00 Prague

Tel. +420 222 929 301



Main areas of practice:

  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Commercial and civil law
  • Consumer and energy law
  • Corporate law
  • Litigations

Recent projects:

  • Restructuring of a Czech entity (Ltd. – s.r.o.) with various international shareholders;
  • Establishing a Czech legal entity (Ltd. – s.r.o.) in the Czech Republic;
  • Representing German creditors in Czech insolvency proceedings;
  • Litigations in the Czech Republic;
  • Execution of German Court decisions in the Czech Republic;
  • International social security issues;
  • Consumer protection activities (consumer protection in banking);
  • Establishing and ending of labour contracts according to Czech labour law


  • Since 2004 with bnt | attorneys-at-law, s.r.o. as attorney at law in Prague (Czech Republic); German lawyer (since 1996), European / Czech Lawyer (since 2004/2009); member of bnt’s employment and insolvency & restructuring practice group;
  • 1999-2003, OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe – in Tallinn / Estonia and Warsaw / Poland, 1st secretary, rule-of-law officer (legal issues, international law, minority law);
  • 1996-1999 law firm in Frankfurt / Oder (Germany)


  • Brandenburg Bar Association, Czech Bar Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V. (DGO, German Association for Eastern European Studies);
  • DTIHK (German-Czech Chamber of Commerce);


  • University Viadrina in Frankfurt / Oder (Germany); dissertation (Ph.D) on European and Polish Consumer Law (published in 2001);
  • University of Tübingen and Berlin (Germany), Law Faculty


  • Various publications on European and Czech consumer law, on Czech labour law, on Czech insolvency law (all in WiRO since 2004 and with the Center for International Legal Studies) and on minority protection in Europe, especially the Baltic States (Osteuropa-Recht in 2004 and 2005)


  • MGIMO (Moscow State University for International Relations) – German Russia Studies – since 2014
  • Freie Universität Berlin (EES – East European Studies) – since 2010
  • MBA – Master of Business Administration (Europa Universität Viadrina – Frankfurt / Oder), till 2009
  • MIM – Master in Internationalem Management – Minsk (Belarus), till 2010

Languages: German, Czech, English, Russian, Polish, Estonian, French

Publications (1)


Tichý L., Heidenhain M., European State Aid Law. Mnichov: C. H. Beck, Hart Publishing, Nomos, 2010, 816. (book review) Právní rozhledy, 18, 2010, 20, 746–748