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RECENT CLIENT ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDE ADVISING: Union
Investment on the acquisition and refinancing of the Palladium Shopping and Office Centre in Prague's central business district. This is the most significant real estate acquisition ever in the Czech Republic and the largest single-asset deal recorded in Central Europe. Neinver on a joint venture agreement with The Prague Outlet for the development of the first premium outlet centre in the country. NE Property Coöperatief U.A. (NEPI) on the acquisition of the Korzo shopping center in Prievidza, central Slovakia. Atrium European Real Estate Limited on the sale of retail portfolios holding properties in Prague and throughout the Czech Republic. Allianz Real Estate Germany GmbH on the acquisition of shopping centre 'Central Bratislava', Slovakia. Unibail-Rodamco Group on disposal of a 75% stake in Arkády Pankrác Shopping Centre, one of the most successful shopping centres in Prague. TK Development on the disposal of 'Fashion Arena Outlet Center', the largest outlet shopping centre in the Czech Republic. Meyer Bergman European Retail on the acquisition of the shopping centre 'Futurum' in Hradec Králové from Euro Mall Ventures S.à r.l. Atrium European Real Estate Limited on the acquisition of AFI Palác shopping center in Pardubice from AFI Europe N.V. CBRE Global Investors on the sale of Building BETA, part of the mixed-use BB Centre in Prague 4. Europa Capital Partners on acquisition and subsequent disposal of warehousing site Westgate Park Rudna. Resolution Capital Management on the financial restructuring and disposal of Hadovka Office Park in Prague 6. Pramerica Real Estate Investors on the divestment of the 'CUBE Office Center' located in Prague 6.
INSOLVENCY AND RESTRUCTURING Our Restructuring and Insolvency practice, since 1st May 2016 headed by Jinřich Arabasz, is recognised by international directories as a top tier practice in the Czech market. With a number of leading specialists on
board renowned for their expertise in this field of law, the practice has secured many prominent restructuring and insolvency mandates. In close cooperation with the office's corporate and real estate practices, the restructuring & insolvency teams regularly advises clients on the most complicated, demanding and complex mandates. Its members benefit from deep banking & finance experience especially when advising clients on post-commencement financing of insolvent companies, an area in which the team dominates the market.
RECENT CLIENT ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDE ADVISING: Komerční
banka, a.s. on the restructuring of the indebtedness of the ČKD group and insolvency against ČKD DIZ PRAHA, a.s. Komerční banka, a.s. in legal representation as a secured creditor within the insolvency of ELMA-THERM and the related litigation that aimed to overturn the infamous judgement of the Czech Superior Court from August 2014, which is related to the accessority of security and the assessment of the security of contingent claims in insolvency and which has a major negative impact on the long-term practice established in accordance with written laws. Česká spořitelna, a.s. as the majority creditor in a club of two financing banks on all aspects of the insolvency of JOB AIR Technic, a Czech aircraft maintenance provider, and on the client's position as agent and lender under a syndicated facilities agreement. Swiss Forfait, s.r.o. as major creditor, Chairman of the committee of creditors and providers of credit financing, on all aspects of the insolvency proceedings regarding RÜCKL CRYSTAL, a traditional Czech manufacturer of glass products. Komerční banka, a.s. as the secured and unsecured creditor on the insolvency of Modřany Power. KKCG as the buyer of lottery company Sazka in connection with claims to void the contract of sale of the company closed with the insolvency administrator in the context of the realizationrealisation of assets. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in respect of the Czech law section of a questionnaire on insolvency law reform in a number of jurisdictions.