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Dentons

V CELNICI 1034/6, 110 00 PRAHA 1, CZECH REPUBLIC
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Work +420 236 082 111
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Czech Republic

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Praised for its ‘flexibility and creativity’, Dentons’ team advised a syndicate of banks including Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on providing facilities to Fortuna Entertainment Group for its acquisition of Fortuna Romania and Hattrick Sports Group. Daniel Hurych and Jiří Tomola, who has ‘in-depth knowledge’, head the team. John Stansfield is also noted.

Leading individuals

Daniel Hurych - Dentons

Jiří Tomola - Dentons

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Dentons

Dentons regularly handles cross-border mandates; the ‘brilliantChris Watkinson worked alongside colleagues in the Budapest office in advising Group Spadel on the €120m acquisition of a 93% stake in Devin from Advent International. Counsel Jan Procházka, who jointly heads the team with Tomáš Bílek, advised China-Central and Eastern Europe Investment Cooperation Fund and CEE Equity Partners on the acquisition of three solar power plant operators.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

At Dentons, Ladislav Štorek represented Bainbridge Czech Republic Ústí nad Labem in arbitration proceedings against Tesco concerning a lease agreement. Jiří Tomola handles banking and finance disputes, and advised Motorpal on the successful implementation of a pre-pack reorganisation. Ladislav Smejkal, who focuses on criminal law, is ‘pragmatic, straightforward and demonstrates incredible knowledge and experience’. Senior counsel Petr Slach is also noted.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Dentons

Dentons provides ‘fantastic service’, is noted for its cross-border expertise and handles data protection mandates. It advised several companies from the Valeo Group on employment law issues, and represented Valeo Autoklimatizace in an alleged unfair dismissal case. It also acted for Valeo Vymeniky Tepla in administrative proceedings. Tomáš Bílek and the ‘pragmatic, straightforwardLadislav Smejkal jointly head the team.

Leading individuals

Ladislav Smejkal - Dentons

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons is active across corporate, contentious, regulatory, and banking and finance matters in the projects and energy space. It advised CEE Equity Partners on its acquisition of three Czech subsidiaries of ContourGlobal. The team was bolstered by the arrival of Petr Zákoucký from Clifford Chance in 2017; he now heads the energy team. Senior counsel Petr Slach, counsel Jan Procházka, Jiří Tomola, John Stansfield and Ladislav Štorek are the other names to note.

Leading individuals

Petr Slach - Dentons

Next generation lawyers

Jan Procházka - Dentons

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons handles acquisitions, disposals, financings, asset management, environmental law and property litigation. The team advised CPI Property Group on its acquisition and refinancing of a portfolio of 11 retail properties from CBRE Global Investors, including six major shopping centres in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The team also advised Starwood Capital Group on its sale of The Park, an office complex in Prague, to Deka Immobilien. Jiří Stržínek and Michal Hink jointly head the team in Prague. Head of CEE real estate Stewart Middleman, co-chair of the global real estate group Evan Lazar and counsel Markéta Tvrdá are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Evan Lazar - Dentons

Jiří Stržínek - Dentons

Next generation lawyers

Markéta Tvrdá - Dentons

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Dentons

Dentons often handles the tax aspects of finance, M&A and corporate matters, and has been advising Motorpal on a pre-pack reorganisation and related tax issues and disputes. Petr Kotáb heads the tax team.

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