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PRAGUE, January 16, 2008 - BBH has been selected by the Czech National Bank (CNB) as its main legal advisor for the highly important Capital Markets legislation and supervision areas.
Brzobohatý, Brož & Honsa, v.o.s. advised ČEZ, a.s., the largest electricity producer in the Czech Republic, the shares of which are admitted to trading on the regulated markets in the Czech republic and Poland, in relation to the share buy-back of ČEZ shares up to the estimated volume of CZK 60 billion (approx. EUR 2 billion).
Tomáš Otruba, Petr Mlejnek and Tomáš Sedláček in 2003 acted as advisor on the structuring of securitization transaction methods and the preparation of the relevant documentation. It was the first ever rated and completed securitization not only in the Czech Republic, but in the whole of Central and Eastern Europe.
Brzobohatý Brož & Honsa ("BBH") acted as legal counsel to ČEZ, a.s., the largest electricity producer in the Czech Republic and one of ten of the largest energy companies in Europe, in relation to its investment into the energy sector of the Republika Srpska. The investment itself encompasses especially:
The lawyers of Brzobohatý Brož & Honsa (BBH) are pleased to announce the signing on July 9th, 2007 of what has been referred to a number of times in the Czech media as, "The Real Estate Deal of the Year". This transaction involving the sale of 29 buildings and related land plots throughout the Czech Republic, including a number of lease-back deals, is valued at approximately 6.1 billion CZK. BBH represented Česká pojišťovna, a.s. as the seller and lessee who was selling these properties to Office Star group (PPF Investments) as the purchaser and lesser and who is working with Česká spořitelna as the financing bank, providing PPFI with a loan facility for financing a part of the purchase price.
Brzobohaty Broz & Honsa is pleased to announce the opening of BBH Slovensko s.r.o., located on Gorkeho 3 in the most central district of Bratislava. Brzobohaty Broz & Honsa ("BBH") emanated from and acquired a well known international law firm established in Prague in then Czechoslovakia in 1990, and has had Slovak and Eastern European investment support opportunities increasingly presenting themselves from their widening client base. Similarly, Beláňová & Bak ("BB") emanated from and continued in the practice of leading domestic law firm Zelenay & Co, also established in 1990. Lawyers of BBH and BB have cooperated closely on a number of projects in Slovakia since 2002, including the due diligence of a national bank, insurance and industrial companies and on bank financing projects in Slovakia. In due course, the business evolution and clientele of the two firms necessitated this merger as the next logical progression.
Brzobohaty Broz & Honsa is pleased to introduce the first Czech law firm branch office in Russia with the opening of BBH Legal LLC, located on Bolshoy Gnezdnikovsky per 1 in the most central district of Moscow. Formally established in April 2006, the firm was inaugurated with a cocktail reception on June 15, 2006 at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Moscow, the Russian Federation in the presence of the Ambassador, Mr. Miroslav Kostelka, and attended by many distinguished Czech, Russian and other business persons conducting local and international enterprises.