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.
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.