Dentons has advised EPAM Systems, Inc. on the acquisition of Optiva Media and its subsidiaries. Toda & Nel-lo reportedly advised Optiva Media on the deal.
Noerr has advised Magna Group company Magna Automotive Europe on the acquisition of Czech company Klein Automotive. Havel & Partners advised the sellers.
At the end of 2020, the Chairman of the Czech Competition Authority (CCA) was replaced. Petr Rafaj, who had been in the position for more than 11 years and who had been linked to several controversial cases, resigned. The government, through a tender procedure, selected his successor: Petr Mlsna. The aim of the 42-year-old lawyer, who has extensive experience working in senior government positions, is to return the good reputation of the CCA. Mlsna emphasizes strengthening the importance of competition law as part of the CCA’s competencies.
Havel & Partners has advised Genesis Private Equity Fund III on the sale of Quinta-Analytica to LVA Holding. Noerr advised the buyer on the deal.
Vukmir & Associates and Kapolyi, working together with Herbert Smith Freehills’ Paris office, have advised Engie on the spin-off and sale of its construction and services business to Bouygues. White & Case's Paris office advised the Engie board of directors. Reportedly, Wolf Theiss, AKK, and Python Avocats also advised Engie in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, respectively.