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Taylor Wessing Bratislava has advised Martinus, s.r.o., the largest online book retailer and the second largest book retailer in Slovakia, on the acquisition of its competitor, the e-shop Gorila.sk, along with the Czech e-shop arara.cz, from Beyond Media, s.r.o. The Nozdrovicky, Suvert & Co. law firm advised the seller on the deal.

Dvorak Hager & Partners has announced that it contributed CZK 100,000 to the Caritas confederation of Catholic relief, development, and social service organizations, which will be used to provide aid to the elderly in the form of homes, stationary, home care, assistance, and so on.

Lawyers from Clifford Chance's Prague office have advised the European Investment Bank on its up to EUR 50 million equity investment into Inven Capital, an internally managed, qualified-investor Czech SICAV fund, fully-owned by the regional energy group CEZ, to support the growth of clean energy and smart technology SMEs and midcaps. DBK Partners advised Inven Capital.

The Czech Commercial Register collects and records information on a broad range of incorporated entities in the Czech Republic, including the most common forms of companies that carry on businesses. Much of this information is publicly available via a free to use website.

Kocian Solc Balastik has advised Energo-Pro on matters of Czech law related to its December 8, 2017, EUR 370 million debut Eurobond issue in London. Energo-Pro was advised as to English law by lead counsel Herbert Smith Freehills, as to Bulgarian law by Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, and to Georgian law by the BLC Law Office. The Joint Bookrunners (Citigroup Global Markets Limited and J.P. Morgan Securities plc) and Joint Lead Managers (Citigroup and J.P. Morgan, as well as Banca IMI S.p.A, Komercni banka, a.s., and UniCredit Bank AG), and Trustee (Citibank, N.A London Branch) were advised by Allen & Overy on Czech and English law and by Spasov & Bratanov on matters of Bulgarian law.

Dentons has successfully represented Sev.en EC, a.s., a member of the Czech Coal group, before the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic in what the firm calls "extraordinary litigation" related to the reimbursement of gift tax from the Czech state that was imposed on the free carbon dioxide emission allowances in 2011 and 2012 in breach of EU law.

In The Corner Office we invite Managing Partners at law firms across the region to share information about their unique roles. The question this time around: What is your favorite question when interviewing a job applicant, and why?

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