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Europe Guide

Corporate/M&A — Czech Republic

Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Prokop Verner
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Moves into the top band this year on the back of its exceptional M&A offering. Frequently advises local and international clients on their high-end corporate acquisitions, supported by its market-leading financing expertise. Combines local prowess with regional experience to offer cross-border assistance. Particularly active in the retail, e-commerce, manufacturing and real estate sectors.

Strengths One commentator endorses the practice for the quality of its local expertise: "Allen & Overy sets the standard for M&A work locally. What specifically impresses me is the quality of its documentation, knowledge of the newest M&A trends and the local market, negotiation skills and understanding of our business."

Additional clients suggest: "They achieve the highest standard of quality of service," while others describe the output of the department as "very structured and organised."

Work highlights Advised J&T Private Equity Group on the GBP70 million purchase of a 79.4% stake in Pivovary Lobkowicz Group.

Assisted Aegon Europe Holding with the creation of a strategic partnership with Chytrý Honza.

Significant clients Walmark, MIH Allegro, Glencore, Eni, Macquarie.

Notable practitioners  

Prokop Verner is admired by clients, who say: "He is a strong negotiator with a great understanding of M&A as well as the business, so he is able to combine both worlds - which makes him a must-have person on your team." He regularly advises international clients on their investments into the Czech market and recently assisted ALPHA Corporation with the Czech aspects of its acquisition of ASSA ABLOY's global car lock business.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Tomáš Skoumal and Alexandr César
- 6 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-notch corporate team lauded for its co-ordination, structuring and delivery of complex regional and domestic M&A services. Highly experienced in private equity investments, distressed asset transactions and financial sector acquisitions, with noted expertise in the energy, pharmaceutical, technology and manufacturing sectors. Frequently advises international clients entering the Czech market.

Strengths Pleased clients say: "We are extremely satisfied with the top-notch service we are getting and we appreciate in particular their client-oriented and creative approach, responsiveness and ability to match their advice to our particular needs." 

Another client regards Baker & McKenzie as the top corporate firm in Czech Republic, saying: "From my perspective Baker & McKenzie is a clear market leader which is involved in every major transaction in the market. We highly value their work."

Work highlights Assisted Österreichische Post with the sale of its Slovak subsidiary, KOLOS, to Cromwell.

Advised Bank of China on issues related to its entry into the Czech market.

Significant clients Ingersoll Rand, Emerson Electric, KBC Bank, Baxter, Atos.

Notable practitioners  

Tomáš Skoumal remains a highly appreciated practitioner in the Czech M&A market, with sources calling him "a go-to name in the M&A and private equity market in Prague." He primarily acts on cross-border transactions, as well as commercial and regulatory issues, most notably in the energy, healthcare and infrastructure sectors. He recently assisted Selecta Group with the sale of its operations across the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to Karlovarské minerální vody.

Interviewees praise Alexandr César for his involvement in corporate mandates, adding that he has a "great reputation for his public sector work." He frequently assists local and foreign clients with transactions on the domestic and Slovak markets and recently acted for Zimmer on several acquisitions of Czech and Slovak medical distributors and suppliers.

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Band 1

第一等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alex Cook and David Koláček
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading strength in big-ticket M&A. Works alongside the firm's international network to advise Czech investment groups on outbound cross-border transactions. Key sectors of strength include energy, telecoms, consumer goods, finance and healthcare. Increasingly active of late on gambling and gaming-related mandates, particularly those with an international element. 

Strengths Clients are impressed with the team, saying: "Clifford Chance has gained our full trust and confidence," adding: "They are able to deliver seamless service." 

Work highlights Advised Citibank Europe on the sale of its Czech banking and card businesses to Raiffeisenbank.

Represented Sazka Group in the formation of a long-term strategic equal partnership with NOVOMATIC.

Significant clients KKCG Group, Emma Capital, Vršanská uhelná, W.A.G. payment solutions, Mondelez International.

Notable practitioners  

David Koláček remains widely respected in the market and continues to advise clients on a range of corporate matters, particularly M&A transactions. His recent work includes assisting Wikov Industry with the acquisition of Detail CZ.

Sources hail Alex Cook as "a big name on the market." Interviewees praise his transactional work, where he is particularly adept at cross-border issues, thanks to his qualification in English law. His recent work highlights include acting for ASSA ABLOY on the sale of its global car lock business to ALPHA Corporation.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Helen Rodwell
- 4 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong corporate practice with experience assisting clients in heavily regulated industries such as energy, finance, TMT and pharmaceuticals. Offers English law alongside local law expertise, with the Prague office supporting the firm's wider regional network in a range of CEE-wide M&A and corporate restructuring mandates. Highly active on behalf of international investment funds, both on the buy and sell sides, across a variety of sectors.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's "strong international M&A experience which makes their advice highly relevant and very sophisticated."

Work highlights Advised Nordic Partners on the sale of Hamé to Orkla.

Assisted Clarion Capital Partners with its purchase of a majority stake in Moravia IT.

Significant clients Advent International, MetLife, CEMEX, EnerCap, MOL.

Notable practitioners  

Clients praise managing partner Helen Rodwell for her "highly commercial and deep understanding of the Czech market." She frequently assists local and foreign companies, including investment funds, banking groups and technology corporations, with cross-border transactions. She recently advised Erste Group on the creation of a joint venture with Global Payments for the provision of merchant payment processing services, involving the sale of 51% of Erste Group's existing merchant acquiring business.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established domestic corporate firm with a longstanding reputation for handling complex M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. Highly experienced in assisting clients from the energy, automotive and technology sectors. Frequently acts as local counsel to large international companies on the local aspects of cross-border transactions, but also advises domestic start-ups.

Strengths Sources appreciate the high level of personalised service provided by the team, with one stating: "What I value the most is their ability to deliver tailor-made solutions," adding: "I feel that we are getting premium care."  

Another interviewee praises the team's "effectiveness and speed." 

Work highlights Advised BigBoard Praha on its acquisition of QEEP.

Assisted AstenJohnson with the restructuring of its Czech-based manufacturing facility.

Significant clients Netretail Holding, MAXITIP, Československá obchodní banka, itelligence, Chongqing Light Industry & Textile Holding.

Notable practitioners  

The highly experienced Vladimíra Glatzová is a well-respected corporate lawyer and continues to assist clients with their transactions on the Czech market. She recently advised Franz Haniel & Cie on the Czech aspects of the acquisition of the Bekaert Textiles group.

Jiří Sixta wins high praise from his clients, one of whom reports: "He thinks like a businessman - he can completely put himself in your shoes." He acts on acquisitions and disposals, mainly for clients active in sectors such as banking, pharmaceuticals and retail, and recently assisted Magna Group with the Czech and Slovak aspects of the sale of its interiors business to Grupo Antolin.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly experienced corporate team, noted for its activity in M&A transactions and corporate transformations, with particular strength in the tax aspects. Frequently works alongside prominent foreign law firms on multi-jurisdictional mandates and advises clients from a variety of sectors, including telecommunications, real estate and energy.

Strengths Clients praise the "high level of expertise" demonstrated by the department, further emphasising its "quick response times and ability to see complex issues not just from a purely legal point of view, but also to encompass economic and strategic standpoints."

Other sources describe the team as "co-operative, communicative and client-oriented." 

Work highlights Advised Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura on the squeeze-out of its minority shareholders.

Acted for Domus and RPG Property on the sale of RPG Byty and RPG Služby to Round Hill Capital.

Significant clients Karlovarské minerální vody, SLOT Group, YIT Stavo, MEGIEDON, O2 Czech Republic.

Notable practitioners  

Martin Šolc is widely regarded as "one of the most seasoned Czech lawyers, with invaluable legal knowledge and a lot of business acumen." Clients "appreciate his experience and ability to assess things independently." His recent activity includes advising Dioscorides Global Holdings on the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of an investment agreement related to a joint venture investment in Konomed.

Dagmar Dubecká is a respected figure in the market, with experience advising clients active in sectors such as gambling, energy and healthcare on M&A and general corporate issues. Appreciative clients describe her as "smart and easy to communicate with," adding: "She delivers excellent results, even when the circumstances are challenging." She recently assisted North Bohemia Medical Holding with the sale of Louny hospital to Agel.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Martin Kříž, Radan Kubr and Robert Němec
- 6 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Frequently instructed on high-profile domestic corporate mandates and a popular choice as local counsel for international firms acting on complex cross-border transactions. Offers strong experience advising international private equity houses and corporate investors looking to enter the Czech market and acting on the Czech aspects of region-wide transactions. Particularly good reputation for advising energy clients, as well as those active in sectors such as finance, technology and automotives.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's efficiency, saying: "The team's meetings and materials are always short and effective, aiming right to the point."

Additional sources highlight the team's "strong team spirit and teamwork." 

Work highlights Assisted Kerio Technologies with the demerger of its Samepage business.

Acted as local counsel for Sterling Partners on the acquisition of a Czech affiliate of eBay.

Significant clients Hewlett-Packard, ENGIE, SATPO Group, Raiffeisenbank, NOVA TV.

Notable practitioners  

Martin Kříž is a well-regarded corporate lawyer with vast experience in the private equity, insurance and finance sectors. Clients describe him as "highly business oriented with a good deal of pragmatism."

Robert Němec is respected for his work in M&A, restructurings and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on the energy and real estate industries. Clients praise him for his "flexibility and immediate responses." He recently advised Veolia Energie ČR on the acquisition of Pražská teplárenská LPZ.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Karel Muzikář
- 9 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known corporate team advising on a wide range of transactional and advisory mandates. Frequently instructed on complex corporate matters by state-owned or controlled entities, alongside wide-ranging work for private clients from sectors such as energy, finance and technology. Particularly active on behalf of multinational financial institutions and domestic banks.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "attentive client service" and "sound judgement."

Work highlights Advised Hahn & Company on its USD3.6 billion purchase of the majority shareholding interest in Halla Visteon Climate Control.

Acted for GE Capital on the IPO of MONETA Money Bank, including assistance with post-IPO corporate governance and compliance.

Significant clients GE, Plzensky Prazdroj, Fincentrum Group, Unipetrol, PKP Cargo.

Notable practitioners  

Karel Muzikář is a highly appreciated name in the Czech market who offers expertise on M&A and corporate restructuring and is particularly active in the energy sector. His recent activity includes advising ČEZ with its contemplated acquisition of lignite mines and lignite-fired power plants from Vattenfall.

Sources describe Karel Drevinek as "one of the best lawyers for M&A." He offers particular experience in transactional matters, often representing financial institutions. He recently advised Benzina on its acquisition of 68 gas filling stations in the Czech Republic from OMV.

Clients appreciate Petr Severa's "personal insight and direct involvement." He frequently advises energy and logistics companies on their local and cross-border M&A projects. He recently advised Chart on corporate and contractual issues related to its corporate changes.

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Band 2

第二等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Petr Pánek
- 9 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known team which is increasingly active on the larger transactions in the Czech market. Noted for its strength in big-ticket private equity deals, particularly in cross-border acquisitions in the energy sector. Offers further experience in advising on tax aspects of M&A and joint ventures.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's "great communication skills and pro-business approach." 

Work highlights Acted for the owners of ČGS Holding on its EUR1.16 billion sale to Trelleborg.

Advised Rockaway Capital on its EUR200 million purchase of Mall.cz and Heureka.cz from Naspers.

Significant clients ArcelorMittal, Kofola, Mid Europa Partners, RSJ Private Equity, Enterprise Investors.

Notable practitioners

Petr Pánek is the department head and main contact for any queries.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková
- 5 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Impressively broad expertise in the full range of corporate and M&A work, ranging from cross-border acquisitions to general corporate advisory matters. A popular choice for domestic investors on outbound mandates, as well as inbound investments. Provides English law capabilities to international companies with Czech business interests.

Strengths Clients say: "The team is very focused on outcomes, open-minded and fair in communication." 

Work highlights Assisted Rockaway Capital with the establishment of a joint venture with Aegon.

Advised ČEZ ESCO on the acquisition of a 75% share of ENESA.

Significant clients Allianz Group, ŠKODA INVESTMENT, Collo Holdings Group, Mella CZ, PRAGOCONSULT.

Notable practitioners  

The key contact for this practice is Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Stanislav Dvořák and Stanislav Servus
- 5 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Increasingly visible corporate team with a strong track record handling M&A transactions and providing day-to-day corporate support to local Czech businesses. Frequently advises German clients from various sectors such as energy. Offers substantial experience on the sell side of transactions, particularly for clients from the automotive industry.

Strengths One client describes the team as "fully capable and experienced in our field of business," adding: "They are responsive and efficient."

Another source observes that "they are precise, proactive and have a good business approach." 

Work highlights Assisted AGRANA Zucker and Moravskoslezské cukrovary with the squeeze-out of more than 3,000 minority shareholders.

Advised McDonald's ČR on its corporate and contractual matters.

Significant clients Lumius Holding, Jablotron Group, ZF TRW, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, Algotech.

Notable practitioners  

Stanislav Dvořák and Stanislav Servus are the main contacts for this department.

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Band 3

第三等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Lukᚊevčík
- 5 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Prominent regional player with a well-regarded Czech team, capable of handling major M&A and restructuring transactions. Regularly instructed by foreign investors and leading international law firms on cross-border transactions, with experience across a range of sectors, including banking, energy, TMT and life sciences. Increasingly active on behalf of automotive industry clients, with the addition of Inteva Products and Meritor to its client roster.

Strengths One client observes: "They are very responsive and knowledgeable. The communication is easy, their input and advice is clear and seems reasonable and well founded."

Additional sources note: "There is good communication and coordination within the team." 

Work highlights Advised VimpelCom on its group restructuring and the merger of VimpelCom Micro Holdings and ST-Holding.

Advised ČEZ on its purchase of the Czech subsidiary of juwi.

Significant clients TA Associates, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance, Pamplona Capital Management, Novartis, MeadWestvaco.

Notable practitioners  

Lukáš Ševčík is a greatly respected corporate lawyer advising a wide range of clients, including those active in the finance, energy and automotive sectors. Happy clients describe him as "responsive and knowledgeable," and his recent highlights include assisting Oaktree European Principal Fund III with the Czech aspects of its acquisition of Financiere Storage. He is German-qualified and brings particular expertise to transactions involving Germany.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Pavel Pravda and Jan Šafránek
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Assists a range of clients with transactions and day-to-day corporate issues in sectors such as construction, IT, finance and energy. Well regarded for advising German companies active in the Czech Republic. Particularly adept at advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions and corporate restructurings.

Strengths Clients highlight the department's "teamwork, communication and ability to find and propose flexible solutions." 

Another source says: "I appreciate the work of the whole team; I trust any individual at the firm to take care of my needs and requirements."

Work highlights Assisted Freudenberg with a range of corporate and transactional matters relating to Czech subsidiaries Těsnění a pružné elementy and Freudenberg Potřeby pro domácnost.

Significant clients Agro CS, RSJ Private Equity investiční fond s proměnným základním kapitálem, Hartenberg Capital, Těsnění a pružné elementy.

Notable practitioners  

Pavel Pravda and Jan Šafránek are the key contacts for this practice.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jaroslav Havel and Jan Koval
- 23 partners
- 70 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Sizeable corporate team offering broad experience spanning M&A, joint ventures, distressed transactions and general corporate advisory work. Assists clients from a variety of industries, including banking, pharmaceutical and transportation and offers notable experience advising investment groups.

Strengths Clients underline the team's "easy communication, good orientation in our business area and perfect understanding of our needs." 

Work highlights Assisted Statutární město Plzeň with the CZK700 million acquisition of 98.3% shares in VODÁRNY PLZEŇ from Veolia.

Advised Rockaway Capital on the CZK135 million sale of a 35% share in CZC.cz.

Significant clients Raiffeisenbank, GlaxoSmithKline, Albatros Media, Arca Capital, Magna Seating.

Notable practitioners  

The contacts for this practice are Jaroslav Havel and Jan Koval.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Martin Kubánek and Vladimír Čížek
- 3 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Particularly active advising clients from the manufacturing and automotive sectors on M&A and company formation. Regularly co-operates with the wider Schoenherr network on cross-border transactions.

Strengths One source describes the team as "very supportive and communicative," while another adds they are "very responsive and knowledgeable."

Another client highlights the proactivity and "good negotiation skills" of the department.

Work highlights Advised windeln.de on the EUR6 million acquisition of Feedo, including its Czech, Slovak and Polish e-shops.

Worked together with offices in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Turkey to provide local counsel to Paragon Partners on its acquisition of the anti-germ business line from ICL.

Significant clients Continental, Assa Abloy, Daimler, AIGA, Daiho.

Notable practitioners  

Martin Kubánek and Vladimír Čížek are the main contacts for this department.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Radek Janeček and Jeffrey McGehee
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Increasingly visible acting on day-to-day corporate matters for local subsidiaries of multinational companies and experienced acting on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Regularly represents clients active in industries such as real estate, technology and the automotive sector.

Strengths One client praises the "top-quality" team, while another highlights its "good response times." 

Work highlights Assisted GE Real Estate with the EUR20 million acquisition of a shopping centre.

Advised Sharp on the purchase of a Czech and Slovak distribution network through the acquisition of a holding company.

Significant clients J. & P. Coats, SMC Development, BWI Group, Synthomer, ING RED.

Notable practitioners  

The key contacts for this department are Radek Janeček and Jeffrey McGehee.

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Band 4

第四等

From the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Daniel Weinhold
- 5 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts for clients from sectors such as sport, automotives and energy on a range of joint ventures, cross-border transactions and general commercial issues. Experienced in advising foreign entities acquiring companies in the Czech Republic. Strengthened its cross-border capabilities through its affiliation with EY.

Strengths Clients praise the team's "highly qualified individuals focusing on all areas of business law," adding that the team "offers quick and innovative solutions." 

Work highlights Assisted Motor-Presse with the sale of its Czech and Slovak subsidiaries.

Advised LAMA Energy on the squeeze-out performed by Teplárna Kyjov, its subsidiary.

Significant clients LKQ Group, SAM 73 APPAREL, SPAR Group, Steelcase, Wienerberger.

Notable practitioners  

Daniel Weinhold is a highly regarded figure in the Czech corporate market. His clients describe him as "very intelligent and client-oriented," adding: "He delivers good results due to his efficient approach."

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Eminent Practitioner

Glatzová & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

The highly experienced Vladimíra Glatzová is a well-respected corporate lawyer and continues to assist clients with their transactions on the Czech market. She recently advised Franz Haniel & Cie on the Czech aspects of the acquisition of the Bekaert Textiles group.

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Eminent Practitioner

Weil, Gotshal & Manges s.r.o. advokatni kancelar

From the Chambers Europe guide

Karel Muzikář is a highly appreciated name in the Czech market who offers expertise on M&A and corporate restructuring and is particularly active in the energy sector. His recent activity includes advising ČEZ with its contemplated acquisition of lignite mines and lignite-fired power plants from Vattenfall.

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Band 1

Weil, Gotshal & Manges s.r.o. advokatni kancelar

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources describe Karel Drevinek as "one of the best lawyers for M&A." He offers particular experience in transactional matters, often representing financial institutions. He recently advised Benzina on its acquisition of 68 gas filling stations in the Czech Republic from OMV.

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Band 1

Clifford Chance LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

David Koláček remains widely respected in the market and continues to advise clients on a range of corporate matters, particularly M&A transactions. His recent work includes assisting Wikov Industry with the acquisition of Detail CZ.

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Band 1

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jan Myška of Wolf Theiss receives glowing praise from clients, who say: "We rely on his outstanding experience and legal knowledge," adding: "He knows our business inside out, the issues which affect us and, more importantly, how to solve them." He frequently advises on the Czech aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions and his recent activity includes advising OSRAM on the local aspects of its business restructuring and the spin-off of its traditional lamps business across several jurisdictions.

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Band 1

CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients praise managing partner Helen Rodwell for her "highly commercial and deep understanding of the Czech market." She frequently assists local and foreign companies, including investment funds, banking groups and technology corporations, with cross-border transactions. She recently advised Erste Group on the creation of a joint venture with Global Payments for the provision of merchant payment processing services, involving the sale of 51% of Erste Group's existing merchant acquiring business.

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Band 1

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tomáš Skoumal remains a highly appreciated practitioner in the Czech M&A market, with sources calling him "a go-to name in the M&A and private equity market in Prague." He primarily acts on cross-border transactions, as well as commercial and regulatory issues, most notably in the energy, healthcare and infrastructure sectors. He recently assisted Selecta Group with the sale of its operations across the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia to Karlovarské minerální vody.

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Band 1

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Šolc is widely regarded as "one of the most seasoned Czech lawyers, with invaluable legal knowledge and a lot of business acumen." Clients "appreciate his experience and ability to assess things independently." His recent activity includes advising Dioscorides Global Holdings on the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of an investment agreement related to a joint venture investment in Konomed.

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Band 2

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

From the Chambers Europe guide

Interviewees praise Alexandr César for his involvement in corporate mandates, adding that he has a "great reputation for his public sector work." He frequently assists local and foreign clients with transactions on the domestic and Slovak markets and recently acted for Zimmer on several acquisitions of Czech and Slovak medical distributors and suppliers.

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Band 2

Clifford Chance LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources hail Alex Cook as "a big name on the market." Interviewees praise his transactional work, where he is particularly adept at cross-border issues, thanks to his qualification in English law. His recent work highlights include acting for ASSA ABLOY on the sale of its global car lock business to ALPHA Corporation.

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Band 2

Kinstellar

From the Chambers Europe guide

Lukáš Ševčík is a greatly respected corporate lawyer advising a wide range of clients, including those active in the finance, energy and automotive sectors. Happy clients describe him as "responsive and knowledgeable," and his recent highlights include assisting Oaktree European Principal Fund III with the Czech aspects of its acquisition of Financiere Storage. He is German-qualified and brings particular expertise to transactions involving Germany.

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Band 3

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dagmar Dubecká is a respected figure in the market, with experience advising clients active in sectors such as gambling, energy and healthcare on M&A and general corporate issues. Appreciative clients describe her as "smart and easy to communicate with," adding: "She delivers excellent results, even when the circumstances are challenging." She recently assisted North Bohemia Medical Holding with the sale of Louny hospital to Agel.

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Band 3

Glatzová & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jiří Sixta wins high praise from his clients, one of whom reports: "He thinks like a businessman - he can completely put himself in your shoes." He acts on acquisitions and disposals, mainly for clients active in sectors such as banking, pharmaceuticals and retail, and recently assisted Magna Group with the Czech and Slovak aspects of the sale of its interiors business to Grupo Antolin.

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Band 3

Allen & Overy LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Prokop Verner is admired by clients, who say: "He is a strong negotiator with a great understanding of M&A as well as the business, so he is able to combine both worlds - which makes him a must-have person on your team." He regularly advises international clients on their investments into the Czech market and recently assisted ALPHA Corporation with the Czech aspects of its acquisition of ASSA ABLOY's global car lock business.

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Band 4

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Arthur Braun of bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. is greatly appreciated by his clients, who praise his "dedication to his client's needs, availability whenever needed and great overall view of the issues involved." His recent highlights include providing clients from the technology and finance sectors with general corporate assistance, as well as advising on issues stemming from transactions.

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Band 4

CHSH Kališ & Partners s.r.o.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Petr Kališ of CHSH Kališ & Partners s.r.o. advises local and foreign companies on M&A in the Czech market. Clients appreciate his "ability to understand and offer solutions which are practical for local business requirements." His recent work includes advising Santander Asset Management on its merger with Pioneer Investments.

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Band 4

PRK Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Martin Kříž is a well-regarded corporate lawyer with vast experience in the private equity, insurance and finance sectors. Clients describe him as "highly business oriented with a good deal of pragmatism."

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Band 4

PRK Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Robert Němec is respected for his work in M&A, restructurings and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on the energy and real estate industries. Clients praise him for his "flexibility and immediate responses." He recently advised Veolia Energie ČR on the acquisition of Pražská teplárenská LPZ.

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Band 4

Weil, Gotshal & Manges s.r.o. advokatni kancelar

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients appreciate Petr Severa's "personal insight and direct involvement." He frequently advises energy and logistics companies on their local and cross-border M&A projects. He recently advised Chart on corporate and contractual issues related to its corporate changes.

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Band 4

Weinhold Legal v.o.s.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Daniel Weinhold is a highly regarded figure in the Czech corporate market. His clients describe him as "very intelligent and client-oriented," adding: "He delivers good results due to his efficient approach."

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Up and Coming

Vozáb & Co.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Jakub Vozáb of Vozáb & Co. receives extensive praise from clients, who say he "always tries to find a way to solve problems quickly and is creative in terms of how to approach things." He advises clients on a range of corporate issues, as well as transactions.

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