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Firm Profile

PRK Partners

Firm Profile

Prague

  • Profile
  • Jáchymova 2
  • Prague
  • Prague
  • Czech Republic
  • 110 00

Firm profile submitted by PRK Partners

Managing Partners: Robert Nemec, Radan Kubr, Jan Kohout
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 73
Number of tax advisors: 2
Languages: Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Slovak, Russian


PRK Partners (“PRK”) is a leading regional full service law firm with a large team of legal and tax professionals and more than twenty years of outstanding service in Central Europe. The firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions.
The firm emphasis on the highest standards of quality, efficiency and flexibility of advisory services, which it tailors to the specific requirements of each client, including issues arising from differences between individual legal systems and cultures. PRK combines profound knowledge of the local legal system, including the new Czech Civil Code, with an international perspective. Our team is composed of professionals with international education and experience. The firm frequently works on a non-exclusive basis with leading international law firms on large cross-border transactions.
PRK is consistently recognised among the top law firms by leading international and domestic directories and rating agencies and has been honoured with numerous awards (Chambers Europe Awards, The Lawyer Awards, National Law Firm of the Year).
The firm has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and pro bono work. PRK Partners is a member of Lex Mundi, Celia Alliance, AFI (Association for Foreign Investment) and CVCA (the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association).



Banking & Finance:

Participated in global financing of EUR 12.5 billion for ZF Friedrichshafen AG Group.
Advising lenders in multiple transactions regarding financing and refinancing of solar power plants and renewable energy sources in general. Represented Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in matters of Czech law related to EUR 665 million global financing for the Monier Group.
Assisted Raiffeisenbank and Raiffeisen – Leasing in the sale and financing of a multifunctional shopping centre (Bondy centrum in Mladá Boleslav).
Contacts: Martin Aschenbrenner, Robert Nemec
Emails: [email protected] prkpartners.com, [email protected]

Capital Markets:
The first “triple” listing on the London, Prague and Warsaw stock exchanges, one of the largest European IPOs in 2008 and the largest ever IPO in the Czech Republic for New World Resources N.V. (total value of the offering was ₤1.1 billion with final market capitalisation of ₤3 billion). Czech law advice to the issuer – pharmaceutical company Affimed Therapeutics B.V. – in connection with an IPO and SPO in the USA and share listing on the NASDAQ. Advised lead managers in the placement of notes issued by Česká zbrojovka, a.s. (a leading weapons manufacturer) on the Czech market. This was the first-ever issue by Česká zbrojovka, a.s., and by a regulated weapons manufacturer of that size.
Czech law advice in a complex multi-jurisdictional securitisation program of trade receivables for Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Contact: Martin Aschenbrenner
Email: [email protected]

Corporate, M&A, Restructuring:
Corporate legal advice to Anheuser-Busch InBev Group in respect of its activities in the Czech Republic. Czech and Slovak law advice to Hewlett-Packard in the company’s worldwide split up. Advised Veolia Energie ČR (formerly Dalkia Česká republika, part of the Veolia Environnement group) in the acquisition of Pražská teplárenská LPZ, a heat supplier in Prague. Assisted shareholders of the Prague Stock Exchange (PXE) in negotiating an agreement with European Energy Exchange for the sale of a majority share in the PXE.
Contact: Radan Kubr,  Martin Kriz
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
The team handles all aspects of real estate projects, including project structuring, planning and permitting, construction financing, due diligence, purchase, lease, operation and greenfield and brownfield investments. Acted for: Northwood Acquisitions LLC, an American investment fund, in its acquisition and refinancing of a luxury hotel in Prague (Four Seasons Hotel); ČSOB in structuring and in a real estate portfolio due diligence in connection with structured real estate acquisition financing; Best Hotel Properties a.s., a large publicly traded Slovak hotel property owner, in the purchase of the InterContinental Hotel Prague. Other clients include: Klépierre, VALAD, ING Real Estate Finance, PEWAG, SATPO Group.
Contact: Daniel J. Rosicky
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Projects:
Regular advice to Cofely (a member of GDF Suez Group) in its activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including the acquisition of several heating and facility management companies. Advice to Energetický a průmyslový holding (Central Europe’s leading energy group). Advising Veolia Energie CR (formerly Dalkia) in its investment and divestment activities in the Czech Republic. Advising S-group, a leading construction company, on specific construction and development projects. Advice to Asental Group on the revitalisation of brownfield sites in the Czech Republic.
Contacts: Martin Kriz, Jakub Lichnovsky
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Competition:
The firm comprehensively covers cartel, dominance and merger control. Represented Veolia Energie CR (formerly Dalkia Česká republika, part of the Veolia Environnement group) in obtaining approval of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition in connection with the acquisition of Pražská teplárenská LPZ, a heating supply company. The competition team, headed by Peter Oravec, has particularly extensive expertise related to cartels and regularly handles investigations and regulatory issues. He filed the first leniency application in Slovakia.
Contact:
Peter Oravec,  Radan Kubr
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution, Insolvency:
The team’s expertise includes all means of dispute resolution (litigation, mediation, arbitration, insolvency and administrative proceedings) across various industry sectors (mining, real estate, manufacturing to media). The firm has a specialised receivables collection department. Representing CET 21, a member of CME group, in a number of disputes, including a dispute against cable broadcasters, a dispute with several OTT providers and ISPs regarding illegal internet retransmission of free-to-air television broadcasts (this led to the first-ever judgment issued in the Czech Republic prohibiting such conduct).
Contacts: Robert Nemec, Marek Prochazka
Emails: [email protected] [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
Legal advisory in all aspects of labour law to many leading corporations and other clients, including Novartis, Marks & Spencer, COMMERZBANK AG, SAP, JNJ Global Business Services (Johnson & Johnson Group), Anheuser- Busch InBev, Randstad, dunnhumby and many others.
Contact: Jaroslav Skubal
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • 28. října 3346/91,
  • Ostrava,
  • Moravian-Silesian Region
  • Czech Republic
  • 702 00
  • Tel +420 558 889 099
  • Fax +420 558 889 098
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Hurbanovo námestie 3,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 232 333 232
  • Fax +421 232 333 222
  • Email : [email protected]