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Dentons has successfully advised CPI Property Group on an update of a revolving credit facility, the issue of USD 350 million Reg S bonds, and a EUR 170 million senior unsecured Schuldschein. Allen & Overy reportedly advised the banks - Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Komercni Banka, Nomura, Raiffeisen Bank, UniCredit, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of China - on the credit facility update.

Read more: Dentons Advises CPI Property Group on Series of Capital Markets and Financing Transactions

Dentons advised Penta Real Estate, the real estate division of Central European investment group Penta, on its EUR 250 million sale of the Waltrovka office complex in Prague to Munich-based real estate fund manager GLL Real Estate Partners, acting together with LB Asset Management on behalf of South Korean investor Hanwha Investment & Securities. Wilsons advised the buyers on the deal.

Read more: Dentons and Wilsons Advise on Waltrovka Office Complex Sale in Prague

Budapest lawyer Balazs Csuday, Bratislava lawyer Daniel Lipsic, and Prague lawyer Jan Prochazka are among the 25 European lawyers promoted to partner by Dentons as part of its 2019 cycle.

Read more: Csuday, Lipsic, and Prochazka Promoted to Partner at Dentons Hungary, Slovakia, and Czech Republic

BPV Braun Partners has advised Redside, a fund management company, on the sale of Avenir E, a grade A office building located in Nove Butovice in Prague. Wilsons advised the investment company Investika on its acquisition of the building.

Read more: BPV and Wilson Advise on Redside Sale of Avenir E Building

PRK Partners has advised Martin Barry, the developer of the Manifesto marketplace in Prague, on the acquisition of a minority equity stake in Manifesto by the Rockaway Group. The transaction closed in February 2019, and financial details were not disclosed.

Read more: PRK Partners Advises on Equity Investment in Foodie Marketplace in Prague

CMS has advised Zentiva Group a.s. on its acquisition of Romanian pharmaceutical company Solacium and its subsidiary Be Well Pharma from Siyiara Enterprises — a holding entity of A&D Pharma / Dr. Max Group — and entrepreneur Tony Trasca. The Czech Republic's Evan Law Firm advised Siyiara and Romania's Fine Law advised Trasca on the sale, which remains contingent on the satisfaction of several conditions, including the approval of the Romanian Competition Council.

Read more: CMS, Evan Law Firm, and Fine Law Advise on Zentiva Acquisition of Romanian Pharma Company

The Prague office of Eversheds Sutherland has advised the Conseq real estate fund on its acquisition of the Retail Park Hradec Kralove s.r.o. from Tesco Europe B.V., advised by Wilsons. 

Read more: Eversheds Sutherland and Wilsons Advise on Conseq Acquisition of Hradec Kralove Shopping Center

There’s nothing happening at the moment in the Czech Republic which could fall into the category of “big news,” Daniel Weinhold, the Managing Partner of Weinhold Legal says, “but there a few pieces of news that are worth attention, and which are the source of some discussion among members of the legal profession.”

Read more: The Buzz in the Czech Republic: Interview with Daniel Weinhold of Weinhold Legal

Wolf Theiss Prague has announced that Robert David is joining the firm to lead the its Czech Banking and Finance practice and that current Counsel Robert Pelikan will join the partnership as head of the office's Dispute Resolution and Competition practices.

Read more: Wolf Theiss Announces New Heads of Banking/Finance and Dispute Resolution in Prague

With the world becoming increasingly globalized, it is easier for taxpayers to make, hold, and manage investments outside their countries of residence. Vast amounts of money are kept offshore and untaxed, to the extent that taxpayers fail to comply with the tax duties of their home jurisdictions. Co-operation among tax authorities is critical in the fight against tax evasion.

Read more: What do the Tax Authorities Learn? Automatic Exchange of Information in 2018

Clifford Chance Warsaw has advised Czech Media Invest on the sale of the Polish radio company Eurozet sp. z o.o. to Prague-based SFS Ventures s.r.o. and its partner, Polish media group Agora S.A. Weil, Gotshal, Manges advised SFS Ventures and Greenberg Traurig represented Agora S.A. in the acquisition.

Read more: Clifford Chance, Weil, and Greenberg Traurig Advise on CMI Sale of Eurozet Group to SFS Ventures...

Weinhold Legal has provided Czech and Slovak assistance to Henry Schein, which the firm describes as "the world's largest provider of health care solutions for office-based dental and medical professionals," in relation to the spin-off of the company's animal health business.

Read more: Weinhold Legal Provides Czech and Slovak Advice on Spin-Off of Henry Schein's Global Animal Health...

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