With the implementation deadline for the EU Directive on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law (17 December 2021) approaching, here is a summary of the current state of the respective national measures in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and an introduction to our own whistleblowing solution: FairWhistle.
MCL has advised Bistro.sk founder and minority shareholder Milan Dubec on the sale of the company to Dutch Just Eat Takeaway.com for EUR 50 million. PRK Partners advised Ringier Axel Springer as the other selling shareholder. Cechova & Partners advised the buyer.
CMS' Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka has been appointed as Vice-President of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris. Aside from Surdek-Janicka, 33 lawyers from CEE were appointed as members and alternate members of the court.
Havel & Partners has advised Panara a.s. on an unspecified investment from Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co KG. CMS reportedly advised Alpla on the deal.
Lead counsel PHH Attorneys at Law advised Austrian HPS Holding on the sale of five subsidiaries to Swedish Global Leisure Group. Lead counsel Kallan worked with Kinstellar to advise the buyer. Eversheds Sutherland and TM & Partners reportedly advised the seller on Slovakian and Swedish law. Schindler Attorneys reportedly advised the buyer on Austrian law.
Glatzova & Co, working with global counsel Hengeler Mueller, has advised Chinese tool manufacturer Greatstar Group on its acquisition of the Behrens Group. According to Hengeler Mueller, Alrud, Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak, and Wolf Theiss advised the buyer on the Russian, Polish, and Austrian aspects of the deal and Barnes & Thornburg, Bonelli Erede Lombardi Pappalardo, Bruun & Hjejle, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Jeantet, Macfarlanes, Mattos Filho, Niederer Kraft Frey, Schjodt, Uria Menendez, and Van Bael & Bellis advised the buyer in various other jurisdictions.