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The legal regulation of transactions with virtual currencies and Initial Coin Offerings / Initial Token Offerings is a topic of ever more frequent discussion in the Czech Republic. The ano-nymity of cryptocurrency transactions has been reduced by the introduction of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) rules, while the Czech regulator’s approach to the regulation of trading with virtual currencies is very liberal.

In The Corner Office we ask Managing Partners across Central and Eastern Europe about their unique roles and responsibilities. The question this time around: Who was your mentor, and what was the most important lesson you learned from him or her?

Masek, Koci, Aujezdsky has advised Livesport Invest s.r.o. on its acquisition of a significant stake in Liftago, a.s. from 15 shareholders in the company and by means of a subscription of newly-issued shares in connection with the increase of the company's registered capital. Some of the selling shareholders were advised by Strnad Joch Lokajicek, and Mikulas & Partneri advised Liftago. The value of the deal is reported to be over CZK 100 million.

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.

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.

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