ROGER C. CUNNINGHAM, LL.M.

Advokát (CZ) / Rechtsanwalt (DE) / Attorney at Law (DE, CZ)

Roger C. Cunningham, LL.M.

Law Office, Prague

Mánesova 83, 120 00, Prague 2 - Vinohrady

ABOUT US

Who we are

rcc is a small law company in Prague with big ambitions. To ensure sufficient personnel capacities our business partners are constantly ready to cooperate. rcc (the managing partner to be precise) is listed at the German and Czech Bar Associatons and therefore rcc represents it´s clients at the courts of both countries. RCC is an alternative to mid-sized law companies, as it provides superior legal services for a competitive price.

Our approach

rcc does not want to assist you as a living encyclopedia, but rather in a soberly, flexible and practical way of thinking and decision-making – “STREETWISE”

Our Goal

In legal counseling, as well as in the context of litigation; satisfied clients remain faithful to rcc.

Our moto

OVER, FORK OVER!

rcc will probably not be able to immediately calculate the „Cunningham chain“, but judged on the mythology, the name Cunningham was always related with benefit, assistance and protection of others. It isn´t a myth  that during a game of chess it is possible to prepare a good offense with a skillful defense by using the Cunningham Gambit.

GERMAN PRACTICE

The founder of rcc, Roger C. Cunningham, LL.M., represents your interests in and out of Czech and German courts, since he is a member of the German and Czech Bar Association.

German law is not only practiced by rcc at the location of rcc in Prague, but as well in Germany, because attending hearings or extrajudicial appointments directly in Germany is part of rcc´s activities and services.

Cases in Criminal law usually require the support of clients and potential clients e.g. in pre-trial detention in order to make them understand that they are not left alone and with regard to e.g. their family members to offer them a place to go and to contact someone for the often great amount of questions that now become relevant for them in a situation like pre-trial custody.

Given the connection of Czech law, the Czech environment and Czech language with its German counterpart regarding law, environment and language, regularly international and/or European law is applied in our German practice. Often our clients who mandated us with problems in Germany are, non-German citizens, who prefer mandating us in a “German” dispute not only for linguistic reasons, but as an international law firm; purely German law firms do not enjoy this advantage.

We are here for you!

  • Languages

    German, English

    1998

    Postgraduate studies: International commercial law (Bielefeld, Germany)

    1998/1999

    Basic degree for the specialization in tax law

    1999

    Lawyer for internationally active solictor's, tax consultancy and accounting offices in Wiesbaden - Germany, Linz - Austria, Prague - Czech Republic

    2000

    Admitted as German Lawyer in the Czech Republic

    2002

    LL.M. - post graduate studies

    2004

    Master of Laws (LL.M. - The University of Sydney)

    2005

    Admitted as evropský advokát (European Lawyer) in the Czech Republic

    2010

    Admitted as advokát (Czech Attorney-at-Law) in the Czech Republic

  • Languages

    Czech, English, German

    06/2006

    Law Office Pokorný, Wagner & spol.

    07/2006 – 09/2008

    Law Office Lovells

    01/2009 – 03/2009

    Law Office AK Brož & Partner

    03/2009

    Charles University in Prague – Faculty of law - Graduation

    04/2009

    Law Office Roger C. Cunningham, LL.M.

    06/2013

    Bar exam

LEGAL AREAS / CONSULTING PRACTICE

Our company offers its clients comprehensive legal services in all areas of Czech and German law as well as criminal counseling in the courts of both countries.

Financing

rcc will not offer you a loan, but usually something better: someone that takes care of finding the suitable conditions  and best financing banks and shall ensure that nothing unusual will be asked of you.

Intellectual property

Many people are looking for or are merely hoping for the spark of inspiration that will make them rich. rcc does not help you with your dream, but aids you with the legal protection of your ideas and related (exclusive) rights. Not rarely people are so happy about their good idea, an useful invention or simply created a cutting-edge and marketable product that they forget that not everyone rejoice with them and their new knowledge and creativity may be denied by others. rcc therefore guardedly advises and is anxious about that you yourself are protecting and keeping your intellectual property, but as well that you viz versa shouldn´t – unknowingly – deny intellectual property rights of others and suffer hereby harm yourself.

Trade and transportation law

rcc provides legal advice in negotiating of transportation contracts and the corresponding regulatory framework conditions.

Real Estate Law

rcc is engaged in this area most frequently in purchase and sale contracts of real estate and everything that needs to be taken into account and regulated, both prior to the conclusion of the contract and afterwards.

Insolvency law

As far as insolvency issues are concerned rcc is most often entrusted with Proof of Debt of creditors in insolvency proceedings, the application of preferential rights or claims for the release of movable items from the assets. Not infrequently the complaint as dealing with the insolvency administrator is as well relevant in practice.

Litigation and arbitration

rcc tries to prevent lawsuits. Court proceedings are expensive, often take a long time and contain an element of uncertainty. Therefore we try to reduce the risk of litigation. Sometimes legal proceedings are inevitable. rcc is making sure your rights are protected.

Labor law

Your interests are the starting point for rcc´s activities, in current labor law issues, as well as in special situations. rcc does not want to focus only on employers but also on co-workers or self-employed people. In practice it turned out that the experience gained by dealing with individual cases, which are normally encountered in the three situations of labor relations, helped rcc to evaluate the interests and tactical maneuvers of the clients, but also of the counter-parties. If you need support in dealing with dismissal or other labor law issues, rcc will be happy to offer advice and support.

For employees who seek help because they have received a dismissal/notice to leave:

Czech Republic: If you have received a dismissal you have immediately (preferably on the same day) express towards the employer your written disagreement with the dismissal/notice to leave, in case you are not willing to accept it.

Germany: You should not, under no circumstances, miss the deadline for filing a legal action against the employer’s dismissal/notice to leave  (if you are not willing to accept it); 3 weeks (from receipt of the dismissal/notice to leave) expire before you can say knife.

Criminal Law

Do not waste your valuable time and simply contact rcc. Until then, you must know one thing: Talk is silver, silence is golden.

Business law

You are planning to be entrepreneurially active and therefore register a trade, establish a company (e.g. Ltd., corporation) or enter a partnership? We take care of that. You are thinking of buying another business entity, merge or split up your company? Conflicts with other shareholders or business partners are in view or already pending? The list is long, the way to rcc certainly shorter.

Contractual law

Thanks to an international client ship rcc can hardly place all contractual relationships into categories. In principle these range from A like acquisition to Z like execution (taken from the German term „Zwangsvollstreckung“, or the Czech term “exekuce” meaning the act of getting an officer of the court to take possession of the property of a losing party in a lawsuit (judgment debtor) on behalf of the winner (judgment creditor), sell it and use the proceeds to pay the judgment).

Currently the majority of the contractual issues is within the area of investment, purchase, lease, transportation and employment contracts and loan agreements.

Family Law

Marriage contracts, divorce, alimony, right of contact and of access, property disputes, spousal abuse, to name just some of the common areas of activities. The focus of the questions rcc is confronted with in recent years is clearly aiming to divorce, support and contact/access issues.

Fee

The attorney fee for providing legal services is generally regulated by the Ministry of Justice Decree No. 177/1996 Coll., about attorneys’ fees and compensation for providing legal services (attorneys fare).
According to the schedule of attorneys’ fees the fees are stipulated in the contract with the client, if it is agreed as a contractual fee; if not, it is fixed according to the schedule of attorneys’ fees.

In our law office we always take into account the individual needs of our clients and therefore the fee for our legal services is usually fixed as a contractual fee according to the agreement between lawyer and client. Contractual fees can be determined mainly by the number of legal acts carried out in the case or upon an hourly rate. The fee is also possible to define as a predetermined fixed amount, or as a monthly fee in case of long-term legal services.

Information for clients about the alternative customer dispute resolution:

Pursuant to Act No. 634/1992 Coll., Consumer Protection Act, as amended, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic entrusted the Czech Bar Association with an alternative dispute resolution regarding disputes between a lawyer and an end-user resulting from the legal service contracts. The website of the designated body can be found under: www.cak.cz.

Contact

Roger C. Cunningham, LL.M.

Address:
Mánesova 83,
120 00, Prague 2 - Vinohrady
Phone:
+420 222 540 998
+420 222 323 840
Fax:
+420 222 541 001
Email:
info@cunningham.cz

How to get there?

TRAM 11 or Metro Line A, Stop/Station Jiřího z Poděbrad.

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