Wolf Theiss has advised the Sekyra Group on its forward sale of the Opatov II residential project to Dostupne Bydleni Ceske Sporitelny and the Vienna Insurance Group's Kooperativa Pojistovna.
Tomas Scerba and Michal Hink Join DLA Piper as Partners in Prague
Former White & Case Local Partner Tomas Scerba and Michal Hink – previously Dentons’ Czech Republic Managing Partner – have joined DLA Piper’s Prague office as Partners. Alongside the two, Leo Javorek also joined the firm as a Counsel.
Weinhold Legal Successful for City of Kladno Before Supreme Administrative Court
Weinhold Legal has successfully represented the City of Kladno before the Czech Republic's Supreme Administrative Court in a dispute regarding the determination of the municipality's contribution to transport services on intercity bus routes.
White & Case Advises PPF Group on 15% Stake Acquisition in InPost
White & Case has advised the PPF Group on its acquisition of a 15% shareholding in InPost from Advent International for EUR 10 per share. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advised Advent.
Glatzova & Co and Novalia Advise on Sale of Extra Online Media to Burda International
Glatzova & Co has advised Pale Fire Capital and Tomas Kacena on their full sale of Extra Online Media to Burda International CZ. Novalia advised Burda International.
Dentons and White & Case Advise on Sale of Meopta to Carlyle
Dentons has advised the shareholders of the Meopta Group on the sale of the company to Carlyle. White & Case and, reportedly, Linklaters and Latham & Watkins advised Carlyle.
A Single Patent for All of Europe and a Central Patent Court? Already Realities
Just in time for Children's Day, the dreams of many adult inventors came true!
Marcela Kanova Returns to Private Practice as Partner with Rowan Legal
Former IBM Associate Partner Marcela Kanova has returned to private practice by joining Rowan Legal as a Partner in Prague.
Dentons and White & Case Advise on Komercni Banka and Ceska Sporitelna ESG Amendment for Eurowag Loan
Dentons has advised Komercni Banka and Ceska Sporitelna on a sustainability-linked ESG loan amendment for the 2022 W.A.G. Payment Solutions (Eurowag) multicurrency term and revolving facilities agreement. White & Case advised Eurowag.
Glatzova & Co Advises J&T Bank on CZK 700 Million Trigema Real Estate Finance Issuance
Glatzova & Co has advised J&T Bank on a CZK 700 million Trigema Real Estate Finance publicly offered senior secured bond issuance.
Retail Investment Package: New Rules for Consumer Protection in the World of Investments
On 24 May 2023, the European Commission published "the most ambitious legislative proposal since the inception of EU financial regulation ", as the Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinnes described the proposal for a directive as regards the retail investor protection rules (Retail Investment Package).
Reals and Wilsons Advise on Fio Acquisition of Rohan Business Center from Reico
Reals has advised Fio Financial Group's investment company on Fio Real Estate Fund's EUR 31.3 million acquisition of the Rohan Business Center office building in Prague from Reico CS Nemovitostni. Wilsons advised the seller.
The Legislative Push in the Czech Republic: A Buzz Interview with Josef Donat of Rowan Legal
The legal environment in the Czech Republic is currently undergoing significant changes, primarily focusing on the implementation of the NIS2 cybersecurity Directive, whistleblowing legislation, tax reform, and class actions, according to Rowan Legal Partner Josef Donat.
Kinstellar and Finreg Partners Advise on Roier Investment
Kinstellar has advised the founders of Czech crowdfunding platform Roier on an investment from Jan Blasko and Jiri Wallenfels. Finreg Partners advised the investors.
Closing: Yokohama Acquisition of Trelleborg Wheel Systems Now Closed
On May 24, 2023, PRK Partners announced that Yokohama Rubber’s acquisition of Trelleborg Wheel Systems (reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 13, 2022) had closed.
Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling Announce Merger to Create Allen Overy Shearman Sterling
On May 21, 2023, Allen & Overy and Shearman & Sterling announced they are merging into a fully integrated firm: Allen Overy Shearman Sterling – A&O Shearman for short.
Glatzova & Co and Havel & Partners Advise on Vitkovicke Slevarny Loan Restructurings
Glatzova & Co has advised Vitkovicke Slevarny on restructuring 16 loans – provided by Ceska Sporitelna, CSOB, Komercni Banka, and UniCredit Bank – amounting to almost CZK 600 million in total. Havel & Partners advised the banks.
Sustainable Financing: New Unified European Standard for Green Bonds Implemented
The European Commission is preparing a new regulation on so-called green bonds, the draft for which is already in its final form and should be approved by the European Parliament shortly. The regulation will allow issuers to issue bonds under the unified designation "European green bond", in exchange for compliance by issuers with certain conditions and obligations related to the financing of their sustainable projects.