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expected to result in creation of the second largest cable operator and one of the leading internet service providers in the Czech republic. Advising Carlsberg Breweries, one of the world’s largest breweries on its acquisition of the 49% shareholding in Žatecký pivovar (Zatecky brewery) in the Czech Republic from Kordoni Holdings (a Cypriot SPV) owned by a private investor. This transaction follows the earlier acquisition of 51% shareholding in the same company in 2014 (Dentons also advised on this transaction).
Banking and Finance Advising Česká spořitelna in connection with €319 million refinancing of industrial and logistics parks of the CTP group. Advising the syndicate of banks (Česká spořitlna, Komerční banka and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia) on the term and revolving facilities for Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V. on its acquisitions of Fortuna Romania (remaining stake in it) and Hattrick Group by Penta Investment group. Advising Česká spořitelna, Československá obchodní banka and Raiffeisenbank on two interconnected export financing transactions related to the rehabilitation of the Baku-Sumgayit railway and the railway on Azerbaijan - Iran route in the Republic of Azerbaijan, in both cases the financing was also used for the delivery of special machinery, technology and services for Azerbaijan Railways Closed Stock Company. Our role included also negotiation of the commercial insurance with Lloyds brokers and underwriters. Total value of financings €146 million.
plan with the main bank creditors, representation in the implementation of the reorganization plan, representation in related proceedings including representation before the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. Advising the UK-based fund Alcentra Limited in connection with the insolvency of OKD, the hard coal producer.
Real estate and development Advising the real estate company CPI Property Group on the acquisition of a portfolio of 11 retail properties from CBRE, including six major regional shopping centers located in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania and on the related refinancing of the shopping centers in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary. This is one of the largest real estate transactions in the CEE region ever. Advising the global investment private equity group Starwood Capital Group on the sale of the office building complex “The Park” in Chodov in Prague to the German real estate fund Deka Immobilien. This transaction is the office transaction of the year 2016. Advising the Central European investment group Penta on the sale of Florentinum, the largest office and business complex in the center of Prague to the Chinese CEFC Group.
Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Advising Komerční banka as the largest secured creditor in connection with the restructuring and insolvency proceedings of certain companies from Vítkovice Machinery Group. Complex advising the global player in the field of fuel injection systems for diesel engines MOTORPAL in connection with the preparation of the reorganization plan, preparation of an insolvency petition, representation in negotiations of the restructuring
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