Former Weinhold Legal Managing Attorney Ondrej Havlicek has joined Schoenherr Prague as Head of Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets.
ODI Law in Slovenia and the LTA Legal Tax Audit firm in the Czech Republic have advised the Czech Ministry of Finance and IMOB and PRISKO, the Ministry's two state-owned subsidiaries, on the cross-border sale of a majority stake in VIPAP VIDEM KRSKO, the largest paper mill in Slovenia, as well as on the sale of claims against it, all to Czech-based RIDG Holding. RIDG was advised by Schoenherr.
Clifford Chance has advised investment group KKCG on the sale of its CK Fischer travel agency in the Czech Republic to German group REWE, the owner of EXIM Tours and Kartago Tours in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Eversheds Sutherland advised the REWE Group on the deal, which has yet to be approved by the Czech office for the Protection of Competition.
Havel & Partners has advised German-based investors Thomas Noglik, Thomas Strohe, and Jochen Berger, acting through their BrainWeb Investment GmbH, Pecunalta GmbH, and Quines Capital GmbH companies, on their acquisition of a 75% stake in the VSHosting Group. CEE Attorneys advised the unidentified sellers.
DLA Piper Poland, Oppenheim, and PRK Partners have advised Metro Properties on the more-than-EUR 250 million sale and lease-back of 11 Cash & Carry stores in Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to FLE GmbH, an Austrian subsidiary of French LFPI Group, investing on behalf of the AIF regulated fund. Allen & Overy, Novalia, and DLA Piper Hungary advised FLE on the transaction, which was finalized in August 2019.
It has been over a year since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation became mandatory across Europe, marking a seismic shift in the way that companies collect, process, and handle personal data. Countries across the European Union and beyond have adapted their national laws to meet the requirements of the GDPR – with many introducing local derogations as permitted by the GDPR.