The manufacturing of automobiles and auto parts has a long and celebrated history in our region. Cars have been designed and built here since the very beginning of the 20th century. Today, the automotive industry is a major source of export revenue. Industry growth in the last decade has been remarkable, and despite the global recession, investment opportunities remain abundant. Major US, Asian and European car makers have established themselves in Central and Eastern Europe, relying on the skilled technical workforce that exists in these jurisdictions.

At PRK Partners, we understand and appreciate the importance of this sector and the business opportunities that it presents. Our automotive team is comprised of lawyers from various practice areas. This enables us to advise clients on the full spectrum of legal issues that pertain to the sector, including real estate development , employment issues , anti-trust and competition matters , project financing , venture capital investments , dispute resolution , restructuring and insolvency and M&A .

Notable Experience:

  • Assisted KSR International on all aspects of a brown-field investment in the Opava region, including the handling of the acquisition, permitting and construction
  • Provided Czech legal advice in connection with the divestiture of a Slovak-based supplier to Kia and other automotive companies
  • Represented a leading international auto parts manufacturer in a green-field investment that resulted in the construction of two major new facilities in our region
  • Continued advisory to KSR International in employment and corporate law
  • Advised on an asset deal involving Sauer, an automotive industry supplier in Slovakia, Germany, the U.S. and China