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BBH, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.
BH is a prominent Czech law firm with a vast international presence. Formally established in 2000, BBH acquired the business of a leading international law firm that had been operating in the Czech Republic since 1990. BBH currently has offices in Prague, Czech Republic, in Moscow, Russian Federation, and in Bratislava, Slovakia. In total, BBH benefits from the support of approximately 75 qualified lawyers. With its broad range of specializations and professional expertise, BBH provides its clients with premier cross-platform legal services under Czech, Russian, Slovak and English law and in the Czech, Slovak, Polish, Russian, English, German, French, and Spanish languages. In addition, BBH has established trusted long-standing relationships with leading law firms in numerous jurisdictions while ensuring its full independence.
M&A BBH’s exceptional M&A capability is clearly demonstrated by the fact that in 2012, 2013 and 2014 it advised, among many others, on the three largest M&A transactions taking place in the region: BBH
advised PPF Group in respect of the sale of its 49% shareholding in Generali PPF Holding (“GPH”), the largest insurance joint-venture in the CEE region, having a value of €5.1 billion. The transaction involved complex intra-group and external finance settlements as well as the
sale of a number of related businesses. The closing of the transaction was in 2013. In 2013, BBH advised PPF Group in its acquisition of a 65.9% share in Telefónica Czech Republic, for approx. CZK 63.6 billion. BBH represented PPF Group in the sale of its 40% share in Energetický a průmyslový holding for exceeding EUR 1 billion. The transaction was concluded in the second quarter of 2014. Among a wide range of other notable transactions in M&A, the above examples illustrate BBH’s strength, expertise and unrivalled ability to deliver highly professional, sophisticated, cutting-edge legal solutions. BBH’s clients have repeatedly appreciated not only the high-quality of legal counsel, but also the creativity of BBH‘s M&A experts in the planning, structuring and effective assistance in the negotiation of their transactions in accordance with specific needs.
Banking and Finance BBH´s unprecedented Banking and Finance experience and reputation is vested not only in the field of loan financing, including the largest syndicated loan facility in the region – Telefónica, but also in its outstanding practice in the field of derivatives and regulatory issues: BBH
acted as legal advisor to PPF Group in connection with the preparation, negotiation and