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under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association and Ministry of Justice. In the same competition PRK Partners has furthermore been voted the Best Law Firm of the Year in the Banking and Finance category (5 times in the last 6 years), in the Employment Law category (2 times) and in 2012 also in the Corporate Law category. Law Firm of the Year 2012 for the Central European Region by the eminent British magazine The Lawyer. Second place in the European CSR Award 2013 in the category “Partnerships involving small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and at least one non-business organisation”. Third place in the 11th annual TOP Responsible Company Awards for 2014. Of more than a hundred other firms, ours took third place in the category “Workplace of the Future”, where a long-term approach to employees, work-life balance and sustained above-standard working conditions were taken into account. We have received recommendations in renowned international legal rating directories: Chambers and Partners, The Lawyer, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers, Legal Experts, Who’s Who Legal, etc. We are exclusive member firm in the Czech Republic for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms.
The following are examples of our publishable assignments: Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank
Global financing of the Monier Group in the amount of EUR 665 million, involving Senior Secured Notes and Senior Secured Credit Facilities.
Assisted Holcim in connection with the divestment of their Czech operations to Cemex, including a cement plant, 17 ready-mix concrete sites and four aggregates sites. We also represented the HOLCIM group in merger approval proceedings before the
Czech Antitrust Authority. This was one of the top M&A deals in recent years not only in the Czech Republic but worldwide.
Československá obchodní banka, a. s.
Legal advisory to the bank in the financing of a portfolio of commercial real estate projects (shopping facilities) by way of a bank loan subsequently refinanced by the issuance of privately placed secured notes. Value of the financing: CZK 1.125 billion (approx. EUR 41 million)
Komerční banka, Česká spořitelna, ČSOB a UniCredit Bank
Acted for a club of banks in connection with a syndicated loan facility up to CZK 7.5 billion (approx. EUR 273 million) for SAZKA a.s., the leading Czech betting company.
Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Long-term advisory to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG in connection with the sale of its Czech business and with acquisitions and divestments of several media and/or internet businesses in Slovakia. This is one of the top M&A transactions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in recent years.
ING Bank N.V., Česká spořitelna, a.s. Hypo NOE Gruppe Bank AG
One of the top project financing deals in years 2013/14 – financing of construction of an underground gas storage facility for the KKCG Group in Dambořice, Czech Republic. PRK Partners acted as Czech legal counsel to the finance parties (arrangers, facility agent and security agent, issuing bank, original lenders).
Česká spořitelna, a.s., Komerční banka, a.s. and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.
PRK Partners acted as Czech counsel to the finance parties (arrangers, facility and security agent and