362 | 2016 | The Leanding Law Firms
PRK Partners as your experienced advisor on the new Czech private law. clients have the unique opportunity to receive professional advice and the author’s interpretations of the new legal regulations – from the primary authors of the recodification, who are part of our professional team. We have a strong track record of assignments related to recodification – whether private or state-owned corporations or institutions from various industry sectors – we have reviewed and amended their legal documents and internal procedures and prepared new model documents that comply with and utilise the new legal regulations.
This was first debt issuance programme with structured products to be established by a bank in Slovakia. Total value of the transaction is EUR 5 billion.
THE FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF OUR PUBLISHABLE ASSIGNMENTS: Hewlett Packard Acted as Czech and Slovak legal counsel to Hewlett-Packard in the process of the worldwide internal restructuring of a company involving certain business activities and companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This transaction represents one of the largest split ups of a company worldwide. IPO and SPO Affimed Therapeutics B.V. Represented the issuer – pharmaceutical company Affimed Therapeutics B.V. – regarding Czech law, in an initial public offering of shares (IPO) in the USA, and advised them in connection with the issuer’s shares being listed for trading on the NASDAQ and in a secondary public offering (SPO). The value of IPO was approx. USD 60 mil. and the SPO was approx. USD 35 mil. Bond issue of Česká zbrojovka, a.s. Advised lead managers Česká spořitelna, a.s. (a member of Erste Group) and Komerční banka, a.s., (a member of Société Générale Group) in their placement on the Czech market of notes issued by Česká zbrojovka, a.s. (a leading weapons manufacturer). The notes, with a total value of CZK 1.5 billion, were issued on 27 January 2016. This was the first-ever issue by Česká zbrojovka, a.s. UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia Legal advice relating to the establishment of a debt issuance programme by a Slovak branch of UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia.
HOLCIM 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. Global financing of ZF Friedrichshafen AG Group Represented, in connection with Sullivan Cromwell , the Czech company of ZF Friedrichshafen AG Group in respect of a security provision for global acquisition financing of the group in order to acquire TRW Automotive Holdings. Bond issues of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a. s. (EPH) Advice in connection with two bond issues of EPH, a leading Central European energy group: one issue denominated in EUR in total value of 75 million EUR issued in Slovakia and one issue denominated in CZK in total value of 2 billion CZK issued in the Czech Republic. Both issues are secured by EPH guarantee. Anheuser Busch InBev Ongoing legal assistance in complex corporate and commercial matters related to the world’s largest brewing group’s business activities in the Czech Republic. France Air Advised the French firm France Air in connection with the strategic acquisition of the Czech company MultiVAC, a wholesaler of ventilation systems with offices in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V. Assistance to a significant client – Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V – in acquiring a Czech and Slovak provider of Internet marketing services. Invensys plc. Legal advice to the client in connection with the transfer of a share in the Czech company, Invensys