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Clifford Chance Prague LLP, organizační složka Clifford Chance has an established presence in the Czech Republic having opened its Prague office back in 1995. Today, the office has a staff of around 40 legal and tax professionals ensuring that we have the capacity to offer comprehensive advice on local, regional and international matters. The Prague office offers a full service practice with coverage of all relevant areas of commercial law as well as the provision of tax advisory services. Lawyers of the Prague office provide multi-lingual support and are able to advise according to Czech, English, EU, as well as Slovak law through our dedicated Slovak Desk. Widely recognised as a leading law firm on the Czech market we are ranked by the most respected legal directories as a top tier firm in the key legal disciplines on we which we primarily focus.
CORPORATE PRACTICE Lawyers of our Prague office offer legal expertise on the full spectrum of corporate and commercial activities, focusing primarily on the following areas: mergers & acquisitions, general corporate advisory, commercial law and regulatory issues. We are at the forefront of legal developments and have a sound understanding of the business and legal environment in a number of sectors, including private equity, energy and infrastructure, healthcare, life sciences and chemicals, and TMT.
Our balance of international presence, depth of skills and resource, sector focus and expertise enables us to meet the needs of our clients in the Czech and Slovak Republics, particularly on multi-jurisdictional transactions.
RECENT CLIENT ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDES ADVISING: Citibank
Europe plc on the sale of its retail banking business and card businesses in the Czech Republic to Raiffeisenbank a.s. Mondelez International, Inc. on the Czech and Slovak aspects of the combination of its global coffee business with D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V. to be named Jacobs Douwe Egberts. the owners of regional sports retailer Sportisimo Group, on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Czech investment group Odyssey44. Sportisimo is one of the leading chains of sporting goods stores in the region, with 102 stores in the Czech Republic and 29 stores in Slovakia. SAZKA Group a.s. and Italian Gaming Holding a.s., subsidiaries of Czech lottery operator SAZKA and investment company EMMA CAPITAL, on their successful consortium bid in the lottery concession tender process in Italy and related bank financing. Assa Abloy on the successful conclusion of an agreement for the sale of their global car lock business to ALPHA Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of lock and key products for the automobile, housing and industrial sectors.