Meet our key people

Petr Studnička Managing Partner

Petr is the Managing Partner of ASB Group responsible for the strategy, development of new services, and business development for ASB Group offices in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. Petr has over 15 years´ experience advising clients in mergers and acquisitions, transaction services, investment structuring, and corporate services. He provides comprehensive corporate advice to international investors entering the Czech market. Petr is in close cooperation with the Czech Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, an International Association of Independent Accounting firms, and as a finance and accounting professional, he acts as a mentor at AI Startup Incubator.

Petra Rychnovská Partner

Petra is co-founder, Partner and Head of the Czech payroll team at ASB Group. As a Partner, she is in charge of strategy and business development. As a successful entrepreneur, she has over 17 years´ experience advising a wide range of clients from various industries, both domestic and international, in the areas of international expansion, investment opportunities and payroll issues. She has extensive experience in advising real estate clients. Petra actively cooperates with the Associations for Real Estate Market in the Czech Republic, and the Association for Foreign Investments, where Petra is a Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee.

Rudolf Vřešťál Partner

Rudolf is a co-founder and Partner of ASB Group. He was ASB´s Managing Partner for many years, specialising in comprehensive business advisory relating to the business structuring, accounting, and tax. He also has extensive experience with foreign investments. In 2013, Rudolf built on his previous experience Redside, a fund management company charged with managing the broad portfolio of the funds of qualified investors investing in various fields such as real-estate, renewable energy, and private equity. Redside currently manages total assets exceeding EUR 500 mil. Rudolf is a Chair of the Board and CFO of the Redside.

Tomáš Novák Partner

Tomas is a Partner of ASB Group with more than 20 years´ experience in the accounting, reporting, and financial advisory. He has extensive experience with accounting and reporting standards including Czech GAAP, US GAAP, UK GAAP, and IFRS. He participates in many various due diligences mainly in for real estate sector, and he also leads implementation of unique solutions provided by ASB Group, particularly for the asset managers and institutional investors in the real estate sector. Tomas is responsible for the Czech accounting and tax team, which is comprising of more than 50 professionals.

Milan Bančanský Finance Director

Milan is a Finance Director at ASB Group, he is responsible for internal finance department of Czech ASB entities and group reporting of ASB Group. Professional in the area of finance with experience gained at PwC and multinational companies acting in construction industry and educational services. Milan focuses on corporate finance reporting and managing of finance departments with an overlap to HR and purchase agenda. He is also responsible for cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions of ASB´s Czech office.

Jana Pytelková Svobodová Head of Tax Team

Jana heads up the Czech ASB´s Tax Team. She leads and supervises various consultancy projects, including tax due diligence, tax compliance projects and ongoing advisory in all tax areas, and is also responsible for business development. She has over 15 years´ experience as a tax manager, providing tax services to industrial companies, real estate firms, as well as other sectors. Jana has been a registered tax advisor since 2004 and obtained LL.M. degree in international taxation at the Economics University of Vienna in 2009.

Kateřina Nováková Head of Accounting Team

Kateřina is the Head of Accounting Team for the Czech office. Being an ACCA (a global professional accounting body) member, she has more than 15 years´ experience in the financial management area, including external auditing, US GAAP and IFRS reporting, preparation of consolidated financial statements, controlling, client support and communication with authorities. Kateřina and her team, which comprises 10 professionals, focus on real estate clients and financial institutions. She has broad experience in reporting and the preparation of financial statements according to Czech and international accounting standards.

Gabriela Dufková Head of Accounting Team

Gabriela is the Head of Accounting Team for the Czech office. She has over 18 years’ experience advising clients on Czech and international accounting issues. Gabriela is primarily responsible for the coordination of daily operations in accounting services and consultancy, external bookkeeping and consultancy for market leading corporations, financial reporting, and financial due diligence. In her role, she supervises accounting issues, implements new accounting standards, reviews of public and internal reporting. Gabriela has extensive experience in accounting for groups with foreign capital and for companies operating in various sectors.

Ivan Štefánik Head of Transaction Services

Ivan is Head of Transaction Services at ASB Group. He has more than 15 years´ experience in financial advisory, earned primarily in a Big 4 accounting firm prior to joining ASB Group in 2018. He focuses on transaction advisory services, and also has experience with independent business review and strategy (commercial) review projects. On buy-side, he worked large international clients, both financial and strategic investors, in many transactions locally and in the CEE region by providing comprehensive financial due diligence and transaction support (such as SPA and purchase price mechanism advisory).

Nela Paradjina Head of Trust Management Team

Nela leads the Czech Trust Management Team. She is an experienced trust manager and provides advice to key clients in the corporate services area. She has extensive experience in corporate establishment and liquidation of companies, communication with investors, and managing the various processes of their investments projects. Nela co-operates with the tax and payroll teams to provide clients with comprehensive advice on the issues in question. Nela also focuses on the retail sector.

Dan Ledvinka Group Head of Business Development & Marketing

Dan is the Group Head of Business Development and Marketing at ASB Group. He leads marketing, public and media relations, and business development in the CEE region, particularly Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. He has more than 7 years´ experience in business development and marketing communications. Dan worked in a business media and public affairs agency and has led numerous projects & events focused on the capital markets, corporate finance, private equity and FinTech.

Hana Sára Korcová Payroll Supervisor

Hana is ASB´s Payroll Supervisor with more than 15 years´ experience in providing payroll services as an internal payroll supervisor as well as extensive experience in payroll outsourcing. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the payroll department, including transmitting, receiving, and balancing the payroll for approximately 500 employees. She assists clients in setting up HR and payroll processes, employing benefits and issues related to HR. She has been appointed to supervise the payroll team and find effective ways of improving our processes.

Petra Hořejší Human Resources Manager

Petra is the HR Manager of ASB Prague and is also responsible for office management. She has more than 10 years´ experience in HR, especially in the field of executive search. Her professional background includes HR management and administration, recruitment, learning & human resources development, employer branding, and managing other projects within the HR area.

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ASB has joined the International VAT Association

ASB is pleased to announce that we have joined the International VAT Association (IVA). IVA is the world’s leading independent association dealing with international VAT issues and represents the interests of businesses and advisers involved in VAT or equivalent turnover taxes around the world.

Judgement of ECJ - case C-653/18 (Unitel sp. z o.o.)

On 17 October 2019 the ECJ issued a judgment in a Polish case concerning the right to apply 0% VAT rate for export of goods if: (i) the goods have been exported to an unidentified recipient outside the EU, (ii) there is evidence that the goods have left the EU but (iii) the invoice indicates the wrong name of the recipient.

Changes in intra-community transactions

On 1 January 2020 a package of new VAT regulations for intra-community transactions, the so-called “Quick fixes”, will come into force. These follow from an amendment to EU Directive and Regulation governing VAT on intra-community transactions.