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Randa Havel Legal has represented the owners of Astratex in the sale of the majority of their stake in the company to the Hartenberg Holding investment group, which is owned by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis. Hartenberg Holding was advised by Mikulas & Partners. The transaction value was not disclosed. 

Read more: Randa Havel Legal and Mikulas & Partners Advise on Sale of Astratex Stake to Czech Prime Minister

Dunovska & Partners has advised Serge Grimaux, a promoter of the Rolling Stones concert in Prague, on securing financing for the concert organization costs, as well as negotiating and executing contractual documentation with financing partner Bestsport, a member of PPF Group, and with Rolling Stones management and other contractual partners and service providers.

Read more: Dunovska & Partners Advises Prague Rolling Stones Concert Promoter

Allen & Overy's Bucharest, Prague, Warsaw, Amsterdam, and Luxembourg offices have advised the EBRD and ING Bank Romania on a EUR 96 million financing for CTPark Bucharest — a logistics park located on the A1 Bucharest-Pitesti motorway, owned by CTP Group.

Read more: Allen & Overy Advises EBRD and ING Bank Romania in EUR 96 Million Financing for CTPark Bucharest

A consortium of Kocian Solc Balastik, PwC Legal Germany, PwC Legal Czech Republic, and Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek has won a tender to advise the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency on public procurement law, competition law, and contract management issues.

Read more: KSB, PwC Legal, and Heuking Kuhn Win Tender to Advise European Global Navigation Satellite Systems...

Latham & Watkins and Schoenherr have advised Telenor on its agreement to sell its assets in Central and Eastern Europe to the PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion on an enterprise value basis. White and Case (as lead counsel) and Karanovic & Nikolic advised PPF Group on the deal. Allen & Overy, BDK Advokati, and Boyanov & Co. advised Societe Generale, as agent, and a syndicate of banks on a EUR 3.05 billion credit facility provided to PPF Group for the acquisition, which is expected to close in Q3 2018 and is subject to the relevant merger control and regulatory approvals. 

Read more: LW, Schoenherr, W&C, K&N, BDK, Boyanov, DGKV, and Allen & Overy Advise on Telenor Sale and Financing

CEE Attorneys has advised PZL Sedziszow S.A., a Polish automotive, industrial and agricultural filter producer, in its acquisition of a 69% stake in Bohm Plast-Technik a.s., a Czech producer and service provider in the area of plastic injection moulding technologies and metallization.

Read more: CEE Attorneys Advises PZL Sedziszow on Acquisition of Bohm Plast-Technik

On January 2, 2018, CEE Legal Matters reported that Czech pharmacy chain Dr. Max acquired the entire A&D Pharma network in Romania, in a transaction that has been shortlisted for CEE Deal of the Year 2017 in the country. While the transaction awaits approval from authorities, we reached out to Ivo Senkyrik, Head of Group M&A at Dr. Max, to find out how his team made the deal happen.

Read more: Deal 5: Dr. Max Head of Group M&A Ivo Senkyrik on A&D Pharma Acquisition in Romania

Kinstellar has advised Genesis Private Equity Fund III and the Poland-based Avallon MBO Fund II on the acquisition of EQOS Energie Polska Sp. z o.o. and EQOS Energie Cesko spol. s r.o.

Read more: Kinstellar and K&L Gates Advise on Acquisition of EQOS Energie’s Polish and Czech Operations

Rita Ran Pang is a Chinese-qualified lawyer and a member of Kinstellar’s business development team, focussing on the Chinese market. Before joining Kinstellar in Prague, she worked for a Chinese law firm in Shanghai for five years, where she focused on foreign investment, cross-border transactions, merger & acquisitions, and outbound investment.

Read more: Expat on the Market: Interview with Rita Ran Pang of Kinstellar

Dvorak Hager & Partners has represented investment group Opifer on its acquisition of Euro Mall Brno Real Estate from Atrium, a leading developer and operator of shopping malls in Central and Eastern Europe. The seller was represented by Clifford Chance. 

Read more: Dvorak Hager & Partners and Clifford Chance Advise on Acquisition of Brno Shopping Mall

KSB has advised Karlovarske Mineralni Vody on its purchase of PepsiCo’s Czech, Slovak, and Hungarian operations. The transaction remains subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

Read more: KSB Advises Karlovarske Mineralni Vody on Acquisition of PepsiCo Companies in CEE

CMS has advised PPF Group on the acquisition of Bulgaria's Nova Broadcasting Group, with 95% of the shares acquired from the Modern Times Group — advised by Allen & Overy and Spasov & Bratanov — and the remaining 5% from Eastern European Media Holdings S.A.

Read more: CMS, Allen & Overy, and Spasov & Bratanov Advise on the Nova Group Sale in Bulgaria

The old Czech Commercial Code, which dated from 1991, prescribed that one third of the supervisory board of joint-stock companies with more than 50 employees must be elected by the employees. This originally brief regulation became increasingly complex, and by the time the Commercial Code was repealed thirteen years later it included detailed instructions on the matter.

Read more: Employees Participating in Company Management: The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

In The Corner Office, we invite Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about their careers, management styles, and strategies. Our question this time: “What mistake do young associates commonly make that is most frustrating for you?”

Read more: The Corner Office: Associate Mistakes

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Ever since it was founded in 2004, JŠK has striven for the epitome of professionalism, expertise and ethical integrity. We continuously seek to surpass what large global law firms can offer and to give our clients a personal approach. All mandates are equally important to us regardless of size as we guide clients through both complex and seemingly routine matters.

Our clients turn to us for advice when implementing their business plans across all areas of commercial law. We are proud members of PONTES: the CEE lawyers, a unique network of law firms through which we provide services not only in the Czech Republic but also in Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

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