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

Martin Aschenbrenner

Partner


Martin Aschenbrenner

Miriam Galandova

Partner


Miriam Galandova

Jan Kohout

Partner


Jan Kohout

Martin Kriz

Partner


Martin Kriz

Radan Kubr

Partner


Radan Kubr

Monika Maskova

Partner


Monika Maskova

Robert Nemec

Partner


Robert Nemec

Peter Oravec

Partner


Peter Oravec

Roman Pecenka

Partner


Roman Pecenka

François Veit

Partner


François Veit

Illia Antonov

Attorney


Illia Antonov

Marian Baus

Attorney


Marian Baus

Elena Cervenova

Attorney


Elena Cervenova

Katerina Hajkova

Attorney


Katerina Hajkova

Norbert Hink

Attorney


Norbert Hink

Martina Javorova

Attorney


Martina Javorova

Silvia Kratochvilova

Attorney


Silvia Kratochvilova

Milan Sivy

Attorney


Milan Sivy

Jan Varecha

Attorney


Jan Varecha

Tomas Vlasak

Attorney


Tomas Vlasak

Lucie Vorlova

Attorney


Lucie Vorlova

Shiyang Zhang

Attorney


Shiyang Zhang

Bohdan Zubac

Attorney


Mgr. Bohdan Zubac

Alzbeta Hermankova

Lawyer


Alzbeta Hermankova

Marta Donizeau

Counsel


Marta Donizeau

References

Advised Deutsche Bahn on the Czech and Slovak aspects of its acquisition of CEE operations of transport services of Veolia Transdev for an undisclosed purchase price.  

Comprehensive legal assistance to Veolia Energie ČR (formerly Dalkia Česká republika, part of the Veolia Environnement group) in relation to the acquisition of Pražská teplárenská LPZ, a subsidiary of Pražská teplárenská operating, in particular, local heat supply networks on the left bank of the Vltava River in Prague.

Czech legal advice to Honeywell in connection with the sale of certain business assets of the Honeywell automotive and industrial brake friction business to Federal-Mogul Corporation.

Providing legal advice to Gaz de France on the acquisition of the Czech gas storage activity of an international joint-venture contemplated within its complex restructuring.

Czech law assistance to Anheuser-Busch InBev in connection with the acquisition of BUDĚJOVICKÝ MĚŠŤANSKÝ PIVOVAR, a Czech company holding several trademarks containing the Budweiser designation.