Weinhold Legal has advised Momentum on the sale of Jansen Display Group, a Czech manufacturer of promotional display hardware and signage systems, to the Sign-Zone, LLC. Wolf Theiss advised Sign-Zone on the acquisition.
White & Case has announced that Nikolay Feoktistov in Moscow and Tomas Jine in Prague will be made Partner as part of the firm's global promotion round, which includes a total of 41 lawyers around the world. The promotions will become effective on January 1, 2019.
Dvorak Hager & Partners has represented a group of shareholders in the sale of their majority stake in Zeas Podorlicko, a Czech agricultural producer.
Ondrej Plesmid is the Chief Legal Officer at King’s Casino in the Czech Republic. His career as a lawyer started in a small law office, and he subsequently worked for over three years in the Czech Ministry of Finance and then the Ministry of Regional Development. In 2017 he moved to the private sector and started to work at King’s Casino.
Former Kinstellar Partner Jitka Logesova has joined Wolf Theiss as Partner to head the firm’s newly established Corporate Investigations Practice in Prague, which will serve as a hub for the entire CEE/SEE region.
CMS, Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer, and Kirkland & Ellis have advised Advent International on the acquisition of Zentiva, Sanofi’s European generics business, for EUR 1.9 billion. Weil Gotshal & Manges and Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised Sanofi on the sale.
23 November 2018, Grandior Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Denise Hamer has joined Kinstellar as Special Counsel, in a regional CEE/SEE position working in the firm's Finance, Private Equity, NPLs & Distressed Assets, and Restructuring practices.
5th Central & Eastern Europe Nuclear Industry Congress 2019, January 28-29, Prague, Czech Republic
Peterka Partners has announced that Partners Adela Krbcova and Barbora Urbancova are taking over from former Director Premysl Marek as Directors for the Czech Republic.
CEE Attorneys has assisted the founders of the Vnimave Hracky/Toyeto toy stores on a joint venture with an unidentified new investor.
Weinhold Legal has advised Austrian building contractor PORR on its acquisition of all shares in Alpine Bau CZ from PSJ Holding. The seller reportedly was represented by KSD Legal.
Clifford Chance lawyers from Prague and Warsaw were on the multi-jurisdictional team advising FlaktGroup, a portfolio company of Triton, on the sale of DELBAG, a specialist for air filtration, to Hengst SE. The contract was signed on August 22, 2018, and the purchase price was not disclosed.
The Deal: On April 25, 2018, CEE Legal Matters reported that Clifford Chance had advised Czech Media Invest on its acquisition of Lagardere’s sale of its radio businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Romania. Herbert Smith Freehills and Wolf Theiss advised Lagardere on the deal.
Internet traders, who have not yet managed to recover fully from the effects of the GPDR on their activities, are already facing another regulation likely to have a significant impact on technical solutions used in the operation of Internet businesses. In March 2018, Regulation (EU) 2018/302 (the “Regulation”) was adopted, the purpose of which is to solve so-called “unjustified geo-blocking” by removing certain obstacles to the operation of the internal market and by preventing discrimination based on nationality, place of residence, or place of establishment in cross-border online transactions.
When acquiring a company owning real estate or an independent property, a check of the seller’s title to the real estate is an integral part of the due diligence process. The scope of the due diligence that is necessary is about to be narrowed.
Start-Ups represent a unique subset of clients for major law firms, as they are often unable to pay the fees those firms generally require, but – particularly in the tech sector – hold out the potential of significant profitability down the road. Intrigued by the unique challenges and opportunities for law firms offering their services to these cash-poor but potential-high clients, we invited partners from four prominent law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to share their strategies and experiences with Start-ups with us in the offices of Kocian Solc Balastik in Prague. KSB Partner Christian Blatchford moderated the conversation.
I started my legal career back in 1993 as a student clerk, and over the past 25 years I have literally grown up with the firm. I’ve had the pleasure of advising clients during some of the most exciting periods in Czech history – from the “Wild Wild East” of the nineties, to EU accession, through the global financial crisis and recovery.