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the divestment of its Czech operations to Cemex, including a cement plant and 17 ready-mix concrete sites. PRK Partners also successfully represented the Holcim group in merger approval proceedings before the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition in connection with this transaction. Czech law advice to the issuer, the pharmaceutical company Affimed Therapeutics B.V., in relation to an initial public offering of shares (IPO) in the USA, the issuer’s shares being listed for trading on the NASDAQ and a secondary public offering (SPO). The value of the IPO was approx. USD 60 million and that of the SPO was approx. USD 35 million. Long-term legal advice to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, with its investment and divestment activities in Czech Republic and Slovakia. Representing Best Hotel Properties a.s., a major Slovak hotel company, in connection with the purchase of the InterContinental Hotel in Prague. Legal advice to Northwood Acquisitions LLC, an American investment fund, in connection with its acquisition and refinancing of the Four Seasons Hotel, a five-star luxury hotel in Prague. One of the top M&A transactions – Czech and Slovak legal advice to Deutsche Bahn on the takeover of Veolia Transdev’s business operations in the CEE region. Regular legal advice to ENGIE group in connection with its activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including the acquisition of several heating and facility management companies. Representing Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V. in connection with the acquisition of a Czech and Slovak provider of Internet marketing services. Long-term representation of SATPO Group, a leading property developer and real estate investor. Long-term advisory to the company Vodovody a kanalizace Kroměříž, a.s., and its shareholders, including preparation and conclusion of a “first-of-its-kind” shareholders agreement.
Unique (in terms of its scope and issues resolved) legal due diligence in order to verify the ownership title to an extended real estate portfolio under a syndicated loan facility of EUR 230 million. Acting as the main Czech counsel to CET21 in various areas of Czech law, including a dispute against cable broadcasters, a dispute with several OTT providers and ISPs regarding illegal Internet retransmission of free-toair television broadcasts (this led to the first-ever judgment issued in the Czech Republic prohibiting such conduct). One of the most publicised lawsuits in the CR – representing the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic before Swiss courts in the case against the former managers of the coal-mining concern Mostecká uhelná společnost. Comprehensive labour-law advice to significant clients such as Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech s.r.o., Novartis, Marks & Spencer, COMMERZBANK AG, SAP, JNJ Global Business Servic s (Johnson & Johnson Group), e Anheuser-Busch InBev, Randstad, dunnhumby and many others.
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