PRACTICE AREA

Mergers and Acquisitions

PRK's M&A Practice has built strong recognition over the years, as reflected in the numerous national and international awards the firm has received. Our legal expertise, language skills and broad legal experience have enabled us to help negotiate, structure, document and execute hundreds of deals for local and international clients over the past two decades.

We offer legal support and assistance in due diligence procedures, mergers, acquisitions, transformations and restructurings in the Czech and Slovak markets. Close cooperation with local and international experts from other jurisdictions means we are able to protect our clients’ interests effectively. 

We represent strategic investors, private equity firms and family offices both on the sell and buy sides.  Our clients include large national and multinational corporations in sectors such as finance, banking, automotive, transport, food, real estate, manufacturing, hotel and pharmaceuticals. 

Our regular involvement in competitive auctions gives us a well-rounded commercial perspective.  We draw on our deep understanding of key economic sectors to provide relevant and timely advice. Over the years, we have also become a partner of choice for a number of international law firms that need a strong local partner with a commercially-focused approach to assist on multinational transactions involving a significant Czech or Slovak component.  We advise on all local aspects of the transaction, ranging from due diligence and alignment of acquisition documentation on local law requirements to assistance with local closing deliverables.

Our competition and regulatory teams are ready to help secure requisite local approvals in a cost-effective manner. Our reach is not only local, but also regional.  We have acted on a number of acquisitions involving multiple targets in the region.

A strong legal team on your side

References

Advised ENGIE, a leading multinational energy group, on the acquisition of Czech and Slovak technical facility busineness.

PRK advised RWE on the Czech aspects of the acquisition of a majority stake (50.04 percent) in Czech distribution grid operator innogy Grid Holding (IGH).

Local Czech law advice to the buy-side on the acquisition of Massive Interactive, Inc. and its affiliates, including various Czech assets. The scope of our advice included both M&A support and support with financing of the deal.

Advised Crown Metals Trading AG, on its successful 100 percent acquisition of the Czech facility of a globally recognized nonferrous metal producer. 

Advised Holcim in relation to the divestment of its Czech operations to Cemex.