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business transactions in any jurisdiction around the world. We have in-depth knowledge of the local legal system, including new Czech civil law. We select foreign partners according to our client’s needs and specific circumstances, always from the best law firms in that country.
OUR VIEW OF THE WORLD PRK
Partners has been repeatedly voted among the most socially responsible firms in the category of small and mid-sized firms and was awarded the bronze certificate at the annual TOP Responsible Firm of the Year Awards. Our work is not only “business”: we have participated on a long-term basis in a wide variety of pro bono projects and support our partners from the non-profit sector (Kaplicky Centre Endowment Fund, Tereza Maxova Foundation, Czech Donors Forum, etc.).
OUR AWARDS As
the first domestic law firm in Czech history, we were named Law Firm of the Year for the Central European Region by the prestigious British magazine The Lawyer. We are one of the two most recognised Czech law firms in the rankings of the renowned international ratings agency Chambers & Partners. We have been named the 2017 winner of the Best Client Service Law Firm of the Year (in the Law Firm of the Year Awards by Epravo.cz).
SELECTION OF OUR DISTINGUISHED AND PUBLISHABLE WORK ASSIGNMENTS: Czech
and Slovak legal advice to the SABMiller group in connection with the sale of its Central and Eastern European businesses including the Czech brewery Plzeňský Prazdroj and the Slovak Pivovary Topvar brewery to the Japanese Asahi Group holdings. The transaction, worth EUR 7.3 billion, was one of the most significant M A & transaction in the Czech Republic in the past years. Global financing in the amount of EUR 665 million for the Monier Group, involving an issue of senior secured notes and senior secured credit facilities.
a consortium of leading private transport infrastructure developers, namely Cintra/Ferrovial, Porr and Macquarie, in the biggest PPP project in Slovakia – the construction of the D4 and R7 highways. Legal advice to Veolia Energie ČR (a company from the Veolia Environnement group) in connection with the acquisition of Pražská teplárenská LPZ a.s. (now Veolia Energie Praha), a subsidiary of Pražská teplárenská and a crucial operator of local heat supply networks in Prague. We also represented this client in merger approval proceedings before the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition. One of the most significant transactions in the area of project financing in 2013-2014: project financing of the underground gas storage facility in Dambořice for the KKCG Group. Legal advice relating to the establishment of a debt issuance programme by a Slovak branch of UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia. This was the first debt issuance programme with structured products to be established by a bank in Slovakia. The total value of the transaction is EUR 5 billion. Czech and Slovak law advice in connection with the worldwide internal restructuring of Hewlett-Packard involving certain business activities and companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This transaction represented one of the largest de-mergers of a company worldwide. Financing of EUR 100 million for the construction of one of the biggest multifunctional shopping and business centres in Moravia (representing Raiffeisenbank a.s. as a creditor). The first “triple” listing on the London, Prague and Warsaw stock exchanges, one of the largest European IPOs in 2008 and the largest ever IPO in the Czech Republic for New World Resources N.V. with the total value of the offering amounting to ₤ 1.1 billion and final market capitalisation of ₤ 3 billion. Legal advice to shareholders of PXE (Power Exchange Central Europe) in connection with the negotiation of a contract with the European Energy Exchange concerning the sale of a majority shareholding in PXE. It was the first transaction of this kind in Central Europe. Legal advice to Holcim in connection with one of the top M A & transactions realised over the last few years not only in the Czech Republic, but also abroad, regarding the divestment of its Czech operations to Cemex, including a cement plant and