14
Sat, Dec
45 New Articles

Kocian Solc Balastik has advised Emerging Europe Properties Fund on the share-sale of WOTEG GWG-Group, owner of the Centro-Ostrava shopping park, to FOCUS Estate Fund — a newly incorporated fund based in Cyprus. The Rutland Jezek Law Office advised the buyers on the deal. The purchase price was not disclosed.

After the first wave of domain registrations that accompanied the technology boom in the Czech Republic at the beginning of the millennium, the number of speculative domain registrations have recently increased again. According to statistical data, these speculative activities – which take the form of both cyber-squatting and typo-squatting – have increased by dozens of percent in the past years. 

Kinstellar, working with Milbank, has successfully advised Credit Suisse International, Jefferies, UBS, Bank of America and Societe Generale as joint lead arrangers and joint book-runners for the senior secured credit facilities in connection with Avast Software’s USD 1.4 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies. White & Case advised Avast on the debt financing and the underlying acquisition. Orrick advised AVG Technologies on the acquisition, which was structured as an all-cash tender offer for the outstanding ordinary shares of AVG, with the initial offer period closing on September 30.

Schoenherr is reporting that, on September 30, 2016, Michael Lagler was elected as the new Managing Partner at the firm, where he will take over from Christoph Lindinger, who has led the Central and Eastern European law firm for the past 16 years. Lagler's term will begin at the start of the firm’s next fiscal year, on February 1, 2017.

Slaughter and May has advised GE Capital International Holdings Limited (GECIHL) on its sale of approximately 24.5% of the share capital of Moneta Money Bank, a.s., which raised gross proceeds of approximately CZK 9.4 billion. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised GECIHL on Czech matters, and Linklaters advised joint global bookrunners Citi, Goldman, and JP Morgan.

Clifford Chance has advised Ceska Sporitelna, a.s., on financing provided to Dautphetal-based Roth Industries GmbH & Co. KG., a manufacturer of glass and complete showers, for a leveraged buy-out of 100% interest in Roltechnik a.s., a Czech supplier of shower enclosures, trays, bath tubs, and jacuzzis. Vostarek & Komeiserova advised Roth Industries on the financing.

Czech Republic Knowledge Partner

For more than 25 years PRK Partners has been providing top tier, comprehensive legal services in all areas of law – always at the highest professional level. The company’s offices in Prague, Ostrava and Bratislava, as well as its specialised teams of legal practitioners and tax advisors, allow PRK Partners to offer solutions to any kind of legal issues, providing an international point of view and in-depth knowledge of the respective local legal system.

The full-service law firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions. The firm puts emphasis on the highest standards of quality, efficiency and flexibility in its advisory services, which are tailored to the specific requirements of each client. 

Our team is composed of professionals with international education and experience. The firm frequently works on a non-exclusive basis with leading international law firms on large cross-border transactions.

PRK Partners is consistently recognised among the top law firms by leading international and domestic directories and ratings agencies and has been honoured with numerous awards: 

• National Law Firm of the Year 2016 by the Chambers Europe Awards, the most prestigious international law firm competition. This is the fifth award PRK Partners has received since the awards were first given; National Law Firm of the Year 2014, 2013 and 2010 and Law Firm of the Year 2012 for Best Client Service.

• 2018 Best Law Firm of the Year in the category of Banking &Finance and the absolute winner in the main category of the Domestic Law Firm of the Year awards organised by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association three times since the award's inception (in 2016, 2013 and 2011).

• a finalist of the Central European Law Firm of the Year category in The Lawyer European Awards 2018. 

The firm has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and pro bono work.

PRK Partners is the exclusive member firm in the Czech Republic for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. In addition, the firm is a member of Celia Alliance, AFI (Association for Foreign Investment) and CVCA (the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association).

Firm's website: www.prkpartners.com

Our Latest Issue