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advice to Česká spořitelna with regard to restructuring and recovery of claims in the amount of over CZK 100 million from a loan agreement to a construction company; representing the bank in insolvency proceedings including the creditors´ committee.
Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Law Legal
representation and advisory in the process of restructuring a company TICKETPRO LIMITED and its subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, subsequent sale of the restructured holding structure to Ticketmaster. Restructuralization documentation, SPA, settlement, closing, relationships among shareholders. Complex legal assistance with preparation and implementation of a cross-border merger of a Czech joint-stock company (investment company with variable capital - SICAV) and a Dutch limited liability company in the value of over hundreds millions USD. Complex legal assistance to Odyssey 44 in respect of their acquisition of Sportisimo. Due diligence, preparation of transaction documentation including SPA, settlement and new corporate governance of the company. Complex legal assistance to Uranium Industry - a company conducting geological exploration, mining and processing of uranium ore in acquisition of 100% stake in value of tens millions USD in Canadian company Denison Mines Corp., due diligence, preparation of transaction documentation including new shareholders agreement, settlement. Legal advisory to Odyssey 44 in a real estate investment project in the value of over CZK 1 billion, structure of the transaction, due diligence, drafting and negotiating of transaction documentation including loan, security documentation and shareholders agreement, assistance at closing, representation of the client in negotiations with public authorities, preparing of partial refinancing. Complex legal advisory in the matter of intragroup merger of a subsidiary and a sister company of AutoCont CZ, in the value of more that CZK 1 billion. AutoCont CZ became the universal legal successor of the aforesaid companies which terminated upon merger. External legal counsel to TNT EXPRESS WORLDWIDE continuously since 2009, in different legal
matters, mainly corporate issues, business contracts, implementation of changes brought by new laws into boiler plate documentation, advice in labour law and lease of main premises. Exclusive external legal counsel to Jihlavan, company engaged in manufacturing of hydraulic equipment, components and systems for aerospace, in all legal matters. Advice in all corporate issues including a reduction of registered capital, all business contracts, settlement contracts, financial arrangements with banks, and labour law. Legal support to ČSOB in acquisition finance projects for clients of ČSOB, legal due-diligence of the target company, preparation of legal opinion concerning the agreement on transfer of shares and other selected documents, including preparation of existence and capacity opinions in respect of concluding loan and security documentation. In last 18 months, we have advised the bank 16 cases in total value of hundreds millions CZK. Complex legal assistance to AutoCont CZ in acquisition of company AG COM worth more than CZK 1 billion, supplier of low-voltage technology, by means of spin-off by absorption; preparation of transaction documentation, review of shareholders structure and preparation of option schemes in connection with the project of transformation, assistance at closing.
Litigation & Arbitration Successful procedural defence of ČSOB against po-
tential demands of its clients in connection with the so-called Icelandic bonds (bonds issued by Icelandic banks that later filed for bankruptcy). Representation of two leading banks in their defence against legal action brought to the court by an important glass and jewellery producer based on a claim for unjust enrichment received by the banks in the form of default interest. Following our 100 % success rate in all privatization lawsuits where we represented ČSOB against the Czech Republic, we have been appointed legal counsel by the Bank in a new lawsuit brought by the Czech Republic against ČSOB based on a claim for unjust enrichment connected to proceeds received from state guarantees issued for obligations of a state-owned machinery producer during the era of privatization.