Rising Stars

Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The corporate practice at Aegis Law has rapidly developed a roster of high-profile clients. Vojtech Faltus is the head of the team.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Czech Republic

Allen & Overy

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Allen & Overy advises on private M&A, public takeovers, complex joint ventures, disposals, and corporate restructurings, as well as general commercial, antitrust, and governance issues. The team works across all sectors, but is particularly strong in the energy, infrastructure, financial services, and technology spaces. Prokop Verner is the head of the team, advising on numerous M&A transactions, on behalf of both sellers and buyers. Associate Jakub Čech is another key figure in the team, with extensive experience advising on transactions in the TMT, energy, and financial services fields.

Practice head(s):

Prokop Verner

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Čech; Jana Chwaszcz


‘The A&O team is a true business partner. They will provide you not only with a tailor-made solution after a comprehensive analysis of the matter, but they are also proactive in spotting potential risks which might occur and that you have not realised yet.’

‘Great co-operation with Prokop Verner and Jakub Čech from A&O.’

Key clients

W.A.G payment solutions plc

DoorDash Inc.

Colt CZ Group SE / CZG – Česká zbrojovka Group SE

Apollo Global Management, Inc.


Brookfield Business Partners

Ball Corporation

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG

Uniper SE

Work highlights

  • Advised W.A.G payment solutions on its acquisition of 100% shareholding in WebEye Telematics.
  • Advised Indorama Ventures on its acquisition of 85% of the share capital of UCY Polymers and negotiation of the shareholders agreement and other related transactional documents.

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář has recently seen an increase in distressed sales and transactions, and continues to receive instructions from household names across a variety of sectors, including the likes of Nike, Hitachi, and GlaxoSmithKline. The leadership of the team is split four ways: Tomáš Skoumal leads the corporate and M&A side of the practice alongside Alexandr César; Milena Hoffmanová specialises in compliance, pharmaceuticals and healthcare; and associate Kristína Bartošková focuses predominantly on international commercial and trade work. Petra Jilgová-Benešová frequently advises international companies on corporate restructurings, private equity transactions, joint ventures, and domestic and cross-border M&A projects.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Skoumal, Alexandr César, Milena Hoffmanová; Kristína Bartošková

Other key lawyers:

Michal Simčina; Dušan Hlavaty; Petra Jilgová-Benešová


‘The team at Baker McKenzie has a deep understanding of legal matters, is knowledgeable, and is very capable around the sale of distressed portfolios and transactions. They are very dedicated, deliver practical assistance, understand businesses and are always available and keen to serve. Their work products are effectively presented and they make the sale process smooth, transparent and on time.’

‘I work with Alexandr César and his team. He is a very skilled senior person, concentrating on key aspects. He is influential while discussing the sale process with counterparties, understands what is important to the business and what is not, and he is always available as necessary. At the same time he has a charming personality, and is mindful about costs and delivery.’

‘Top-quality project management, performance and professionalism. They are always available, very collaborative and flexible – an ideal team for big-ticket M&A. I have never experienced this with any other law firm we cooperate with on the Czech market, be it international or domestic. They are very flexible in billing arrangements.’

Key clients

Advent International Corporation

Apollo Global Management

Astute, Inc. / Audax Private Equity

BizLink Holding Inc.


Colt Holding Co LLC

Československá obchodní banka (ČSOB)

Embracer Group

Energetický a Průmyslový Holding / EP Infrastructure / EP Power Europe / EC Investments

Gist Ltd.



KSM Investment / Kofola

Laird Technologies Inc.

Moulins de Kleinbettingen


Novo Nordisk

PKN Orlen

Sika AG

SODEXO, Société anonyme

Velvet CARE / Abris Capital Partners

VF Corporation

Worldline SA/NV


Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium comprising EC Investments, PPF and Rockaway Capital on the acquisition of 100% share capital in FAST Group.
  • Advised BizLink Holding on the €450m acquisition of the LEONI Industrial Solutions business group from LEONI.
  • Advised SODEXO, Société anonyme on the restructuring and subsequent sale of its subsidiary Sodexo – integrovaný facility management a zařízení školního stravování to Aramark.

Clifford Chance

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Clifford Chance is recognised for acting on high-value, cross-border deals across all sectors with a sustained focus on TMT, pharmaceuticals, retail, financial services, energy, and industrials. Alongside transactional work, the group also has a strong regulatory focus. Managing partner Alex Cook leads the team alongside David Koláček; between them the duo have extensive experience in M&A, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, and private equity transactions. At the associate level, key names include Michal JašekStanislav Holec, Veronika Kinclová and Tomáš Procházka.

Practice head(s):

Alex Cook; David Koláček

Other key lawyers:

Michal Jašek; Stanislav Holec; Veronika Kinclov; Tomáš Procházka

Key clients


Penta Investments and Fortuna Entertainment Group

EMMA Capital



Pfizer Inc.




Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s.

Aricoma Group


Swiss Life AG

AOC Group

Assa Abloy

Arx Equity Partners


Colas Rail

Teijin Limited

Colfax Corporation


Takko Fashion

Kimberly Clark

Work highlights

  • AdvisingAllwyn Entertainment on its global lottery-led entertainment platform.
  • Advised CPI Property Group on the subscription by funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management of new ordinary shares representing approximately 5.5% of CPIPG’s share capital for €300m.
  • Advised Allegro on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Mall Group and WE I DO from the selling shareholders PPF, EC Investments, and Rockaway Capital for a total consideration €881m.


The corporate, commercial and M&A practice at CMS combines an English law capability with a strong local team, working on inbound and outbound cross-border transactions. In a recent notable highlight, the team advised MOL Group on the €299m sale of 185 service stations. Helen Rodwell, the firm's managing partner in Prague and Bratislava, is the head of the team, with experience leading large teams on complex transactions. Lukáš Janíček is highly regarded for assisting with M&A transactions and infrastructure projects in the Czech Republic and across the wider CEE region.

Practice head(s):

Helen Rodwell

Other key lawyers:

Lukáš Janíček


‘A great team that has worked to have deep sectoral experience.’

‘Lukáš Janíček is our go-to person for all energy-related M&A. He is a seasoned M&A professional with deep understanding of the renewables market in the Czech Republic.’

‘Helen Rodwell is our key contact partner. She is absolutely excellent as a manager of her team and as a lawyer. We are always impressed and pleased with the consistently high level of advice and the quality of the lawyers in her team.’

Key clients


Partech Investments



CEE Equity Partners


1890s holding

Mid Europa Partners



Advent International


Expedition Growth Capital


Anacap Financial Partners



Virtual Training

Work highlights

  • Advised MOL Group on its sale of 185 service stations located in Hungary and Slovakia to PKN Orlen for €229m.
  • Advised a group of investors on the €220m Series D fundraising for Rohlik Group.
  • Advised 4iG PLC, a Hungarian IT service management company, on its acquisition of ONE Telecommunications, which previously operated as Albanian Mobile Communications.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. carries out the full range of work in the field, from assisting with M&A deals, to setting up joint ventures, to dealing with majority and minority shareholders. The group is well placed to handle both domestic and international work. Leadership of the team is split five ways, with Vladimira Glatzová, Jiří Sixta, Jindřich Král, Jan Veselý, and Veronika Pázmányová all at the helm.

Practice head(s):

Vladimira Glatzová; Jiří Sixta; Jindřich Král; Jan Veselý; Veronika Pazmányová

Other key lawyers:

Jindřich Pastrňák


‘The team has a professional approach, excellent client communication, is efficient and time effective.’

‘We worked together with Jiří Sixta, the cooperation was perfect, willing to help in the manner and timing needed, time spent on the matter corresponds to reality, communication very good.’

‘The team is effective and reliable, and the team members work together with great availability and credibility.’

‘Glatzova & Co provides very business-oriented legal services. I appreciate that the legal services are provided with common sense and business approach. We were not overwhelmed by legal talks during our negotiations and all of the suggestions and advice were very target-oriented and effective.’

‘I appreciated the business-oriented and effective advice during the negotiations with the counterparty.’

‘Were responsive and pragmatic on an important case.’

‘The unique aspect of Glatzova & Co is consistency and reliability. The work has been always delivered on time and in very good quality.’

‘Besides the founder of the firm, Vladimíra Glatzová, I would mention two partners: Jan Veselý and Jiří Sixta who always, with other members of the team, provided an excellent service.’

Key clients

NortonLifeLock Inc.

Petrus Advisers Management Limited

Pale Fire Capital SE

Shareholders of FAVI online s.r.o.

Owners of Stachema Bratislava, a.s.

Decaria N.V.

Amerisource Bergen Corporation

Indutrade Switzerland

B&K Nemovitostní investice a.s.

Manuvia, a.s.

Agrogreen, part of GES ASSET HOLDING GROUP

Dentsu Czech Republic s.r.o.


Work highlights

  • Advised NortonLifeLock, a major player in consumer cybersafety headquartered in Arizona on its $9.2bn merger with Avast, a global player in digital security and privacy headquartered in Prague.
  • Advised Petrus Advisory Management, a UK-based fund management company, on the sale of a strategic part of its 10% shareholder stake in Moneta Money Bank.
  • Advised the shareholders of FAVI online on the sale of the majority stake to investment group EMMA Capital.


Kinstellar ‘s corporate and M&A team has significant industry expertise in the financial services, healthcare, IT, media, telecoms, energy, infrastructure, private equity, transportation, heavy industry, real estate, and construction spaces. The team advises predominantly blue-chip clients on high-value, cross-border M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. Jan Juroška is head of the team, specialising in all aspects of corporate law including M&A, private equity, joint ventures, and corporate finance. Lukáš Ševčík and Kamil Blažek are also key figures in the team, as is managing associate Michal Kníž.

Practice head(s):

Jan Juroška

Other key lawyers:

Lukáš Ševčík; Kamil Blažek; Denisa Simanska; Michal Kníž


‘We have co-operated with Kinstellar for some time. They are always reliable; their commitment to work is tremendous; and they always make sure to meet our needs. Professionalism is the word that accurately describes their work.’

‘Kinstellar are a class-A law firm with a lot of experience in local and international deals. Generally, they provide us with the highest quality service and we look forward to continuing with them in our future transaction and deals.’

‘We have a long and fruitful co-operation with Jan Juroška. Denisa Simanska represents new talent in Kinstellar, bringing fresh ideas and energy to the team.’

‘The team is strong all around, they are very efficient and commercially minded.’

‘Jan Juroška is a brilliant lawyer, always very responsive and proposing sound commercial solutions.’

‘Kinstellar has a well-staffed team, which has delivered on its promises in the project we worked together. I would highlight the smooth cooperation between various Kinstellar teams, which is a great help in finding the right way forward.’

‘Professional legal service, great communication, effectiveness and solution finding.’

‘Kamil Blažek provides excellent client service and has deep knowledge and experience in the M&A and energy fields.’

Key clients


Vista Equity Partners

Mineral Ventures Invest

3 Pillar Global

STADA Arzneimittel

Miroslav Škopek, Vladislava Škopková

Roblon Aktieselskab

Faurecia (Forvia)




Work highlights

  • Advised Veolia on its acquisition of Pražská teplárenská.
  • Advised Vista Equity Partners on its acquisition of Citrix Systems for approximately $16.5bn.
  • Advised GIC on the acquisition of a 30% stake in CETIN Group.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

The corporate, commercial and M&A team at Kocián Šolc Balaštík fields a strong quartet at leadership level. Dagmar Dubecká is an expert in M&A, corporate restructuring, competition law, and general compliance. Founding partner Martin Šolc regularly advises on precedent-setting M&A transactions. Jan Lasák  has significant expertise in company law, M&A, contract law, and corporate restructuring. Drahomír Tomašuk is noted for his IT, TMT, compliance, and data protection knowledge.

Practice head(s):

Dagmar Dubecká; Martin Šolc; Jan Dědič; Petr Kasík


‘A unique combination of a deep erudition, knowledge and skills on the one hand and a modern, flexible, innovative and, last but not least, friendly approach on the other hand, all of this for a very reasonable price in addition.’

‘The team has experience of large international firms but remains local; also the team has various fields of expertise which allows a wide agenda to be dealt with.’

‘Great team. They know not just what is forbidden to do but rather propose the options that allow their clients to reach their goal. They are calm and very experienced. I would work again and strongly recommend.’

Key clients

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Mattoni 1873

PPF Group

Solitea Group


Sandberg Capital


Arete Group

AI Startup Incubator

Focus Estate Fund

Titans Freelancers

B&K Nemovitostní investice


Quanta Ressources Humaines

Joh. Friedrich Behrens


Blue Peak

Work highlights

  • Assisted Dubilier & Rice with the Czech aspects of the acquisition of Vialto Partners.
  • Advising Mattoni 1873 on negotiations with Budějovický Budvar regarding a project for the production of flavoured non-alcoholic beer.
  • Advising Aramark on the acquisition of the catering division of the Czech branch of French company Sodexo.

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

The corporate, commercial and M&A team at White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář advises on some of the highest-value and most complex cross-border deals in the Czech Republic, often advising leading global investors. Petr Pánek, who is dual-qualified in the Czech Republic and the US, acts as one half of the leadership duo, with a focus on M&A, real estate transactions, financial restructurings, fund formation, and regulatory matters. Jan Andruško is the other co-head, advising global private equity funds and infrastructure funds, as well as TMT and energy players, on significant cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Petr Pánek; Jan Andruško

Other key lawyers:

Jan Stejskal; Jan Jakoubek; Karel Petržela


‘Jan Stejskal is always very involved in the deal, is strongly proactive and has an ability to find solutions in case of deadlock in negotiations. Strongly recommend.’

Key clients

PPF Group


CTP Group

CVC Capital Partners

The Carlyle Group

Generali Group

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Rohlik Group

EPH Group

Rockaway Capital




Arx Equity Partners

Legrand France



P3 Logistic Parks

KGAL Investment Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Avast on its merger with NortonLifeLock.
  • Advised PPF Group, an international investment group founded in the Czech Republic with operations in 25 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia, on its sale of 30% of the shares of CETIN Group to GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the Government of Singapore.
  • Advised PPF Group, EP Investment and Rockaway on their sale of the jointly held 100% shares of Mall Group and WE|DO.

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. advises on many significant transactions on the Czech market, with a unique expertise in M&A transactions with a nexus to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Notable clients from other sectors include Allianz Group, Beat Games and ČEZ group. Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková is the head of the team, specialising in corporate and contractual law, M&A, and public procurement law. Managing partner Petr Mlejnek  is also highly involved in the team, with expertise in deal structuring and complex acquisition projects.

Practice head(s):

Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková

Other key lawyers:

Petr Mlejnek; Petr Přecechtěl; Tomáš Sedláček; Andrea Adamcová


‘Extremely high quality of the legal services, excellent in structuring the deals, drafting and negotiating the documentation, highly responsive in meeting the deadlines.’

‘Petr Přecechtěl is our first choice in M&A matters; very experienced, understands very well commercial background of the deals, excellent in the structuring of complex projects, unbeatable negotiator.’

‘Andrea Adamcová – excellent in drafting and negotiating the transactional documentation. Highly responsive, very punctual, and pushes deals forward. Knows what should be done and how to do it.’

Key clients

Allianz group

AnaCap Partners

Beat Games s.r.o.

Cinven Partners


Česká pošta, s.p.

Českomoravská nemovitostní a.s.

ČEZ group

EMMA GAMMA LIMITED (and its affiliates)

EPH Group

J&T Group


Mall CZ group

NMS, a.s.

PPF Group

Rockway group



Work highlights

  • Advised Citrix on the acquisition of the project management software company Wrike from Vista Equity Partners for $2.25bn.
  • Advised the PPF group companies on its transaction with Moneta.
  • Assisted PPF group with the re-negotiation of shareholder arrangements and restructuring of the joint venture with the other shareholders of Mall Group.


The corporate and M&A practice at Dentons assists a broad range of multinationals, major Czech corporates, and investment funds, with high-profile M&A matters and strategic transactions. The group collaborates closely with the firm’s finance, restructuring and insolvency, capital markets, and real estate practices. Petr Zákoucký acts as one half of the leadership duo, with 15 years of international experience which he brings to many of the cross-border matters. The team also is able to rely on the English law expertise of co-head Chris WatkinsonJan Procházka  is another key figure in the team, with expertise in inbound investments and cross-border, mid-market transactions. The team continued to grow with the arrival of Zdeněk Kučera from Kinstellar in March 2022, and Monika Kajankova from Wilsons in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Petr Zákoucký; Chris Watkinson

Other key lawyers:

Jan Procházka


‘Particularly well equipped to advise our organisation. They know us very well, have a great grasp of our sensitive points and non-negotiables and deliver the requested products in a manner that allows us to work through our internal (complicated) procedures efficiently.’

‘Chris Watkinson is a great negotiator, has a strong grasp on technical issues under English law and has a detailed approach when it comes to closing deals. His collaborative nature allows for a smooth process even when negotiations with the counterparty become tense and pressured. He is an all-round pleasant person to work with.’

Key clients

BPD / Draslovka Holding


Czechoslovak Group


CEE Equity Partners

Emma Capital

Sev.en Energy


Shutterstock, Inc.


Gobii Europe


Confluence Technologies


Masonite International Corporation

Vestar /King´s Casino

Work highlights

  • Advised BPD/Draslovka Holding on its acquisition of Chemours Mining Solutions from NYSE-listed Chemours Company for $521m.
  • Advised PPF Group on the sale of 100% of the shares in Telenor Montenegro to the Hungarian technology company 4iG Nyrt.
  • Advised GeneProof on its joint venture with American Laboratory Products Company, a specialty in vitro diagnostics company located in the US.

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law

The corporate and M&A practice at HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law is best known for its cross-border transactional expertiswe. The team undertakes a highly specialised sector approach, and fields experts in a breadth of industries, including financial services and TMT. Managing partner Jaroslav Havel, Václav Audes and Jan Koval jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Havel; Jan Koval; Václav Audes

Key clients

Raiffeisenbank a.s.

Moravia Containers, a.s. (member of Oriens)

Credo Ventures

IF Invest EAST

Atmos Ventures

Lighthouse Ventures

Tera Ventures

GuideVision, s.r.o.

B+N Referencia Zrt.

Central European Supermarkets (member of Oriens)

Earlybird Verwaltungs GmbH / Socialbakers a.s.

Deutsche Invest Mittelstand GmbH

Genesis Capital Growth

2 JCP Group a.s.

Salt Pay Europe Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised B+N Referencia on the acquisition of the activities of the Danish group ISS Facility in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Advised Raiffeisenbank on the purchase of 100% of the Equa bank shares from AnaCap Financial Partners.
  • Advised shareholders of Kentico software on the sale of minority stakes.

PRK Partners

The corporate and M&A team at PRK Partners predominantly assists with mergers, acquisitions, takeovers, and restructurings. The group has a concerted national presence, with offices in Prague and Ostrava. Radan Kubr and Martin Kříž lead the team, capably supported by Robert Němec.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kříž; Radan Kubr

Other key lawyers:

Robert Nemec

Key clients

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.

CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII

Fabory Group



Société Générale group (Sogecap)


Altor Fund Manager AB, Denmark

Shaangu Power (Luxembourg) S.A.

Sport Vision group

First Veterinary Fund Central Europe SICAV a.s.

Itera Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advising CVC Capital Partners Fund VIII on a £767m takeover of the Stock Spirits group, a London-listed producer of alcoholic beverages.
  • Advised Yokohama Rubber on the acquisition of the entire wheel systems business of Swedish-listed Trelleborg for an enterprise value of over €2bn.
  • Advised multinational Gunnebo Group on the global reorganisation of its business in connection with a share transfer in its Czech subsidiary.

Schoenherr Czech Republic

The corporate and M&A team at Schoenherr Czech Republic works on M&A deals across the gamut of industry sectors, and has continued to increase its activities in the healthcare sector, working on acquisitions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical research sub-industries, as well as in the technology and digital M&A sector. Vladimír Čížek is the head of the team, and has a particular focus on regulatory issues in the financial services space, and IT start-up transactions.

Practice head(s):

Vladimír Čížek

Other key lawyers:

Martin Kubánek; Jiří Marek; Michal Jendželovský


‘Very responsive, knowledgeable and motivated. Schoenherr is always looking out to deliver added value and they have strong market knowledge.’

‘Vladimír Čížek is commercial, responsive, and on top of things.’

‘Michal Jendželovský is a knowledgeable professional with deep experience in M&A and PE. He is goal oriented, client friendly, flexible.’

Key clients

Celonis / Integromat

Facebook / Beat Games


Hospitality Digital / Restu


Beijer Ref

Torrot Electric Europa

UNIQA Insurance Group

LynxCap Group

Raiffeisen Bank International / Raiffeisenbank

Genera Life

Madison Industries


Evo Payments / Evo Czech Republic

Continental Group


Smurfit Kappa

Energetický a průmyslový holding




Ampersand Capital Partners



Green Horizon Renewables

BHM Group

APS Holding

ABC Automotive

Verdi Capital



Work highlights

  • Advised the majority shareholders of Twisto Payments on the sale of approximately 87% of the shares in Twisto, as well as all outstanding conversion rights held by institutional investors to the co-shareholder ZIP UK Holdings.
  • Advised Enery, an operations-led renewable power infrastructure investment company, on the acquisition, and refinancing of existing indebtedness, of Energy 21 and its subsidiaries and affiliates from China Central and Eastern Europe Investment Co-Operation Fund.
  • Advised Ampersand, a private equity firm focused on investments in healthcare and industrials, acting through its SPV, on the acquisition of GeneProof.

Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář has an cross-disciplinary approach to corporate matters, as well as extensive expertise in the areas of energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, banking and finance, construction, and IT. The head of the team is Karel Muzikář, closely supported by an experienced roster of recommended practitioners, including Karel Dřevínek and Petr Severa.

Practice head(s):

Karel Muzikář

Other key lawyers:

Karel Dřevínek; Petr Severa; Libor Movarek; Martin Kramar


‘Skils is generally perceived, and our direct experience confirms this perception, as the highest quality provider. This includes very attentive client service, sound judgement, long and deep experience in the concerned industries.’

‘The team of Skils lawyers working for us is quite numerous and we are satisfied with the overall result in the first place. However, I would like to mention Karel Muzikár, Petr Severa, Karel Drevinek amd, Martin Kramar that are leading their respective teams and are viewed by us as people who ensure the overall quality and act as the closest advisors on the most important and sensitive matters’.

‘It also needs to be mentioned that we very much value the personal insight and direct involvement of the partners of Skils in our matters which is truly extraordinary and highly exceeds the standard approach of other firms.’

Key clients

MONETA Money Bank

Ceska sporitelna (Czech Savings Bank)



Inven Capital

Elevion Group

Datacolor AG Europe


Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

The corporate, commercial and M&A team at Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is highly skilled at advising clients on complex domestic and cross-border transactions, and is particularly visible in the private equity and venture capital space, focusing largely on cross-border venture capital investments of local funds. The team acts across most industries, but is particularly strong in real estate, technology, and education. Radek Janeček leads the team, with over 20 years of experience in M&A work. Associate Marek Hrubeš is another noted transactional lawyer in the team.

Practice head(s):

Radek Janeček

Other key lawyers:

Marek Hrubeš; Radek Váňa


‘Radek Váňa and Radek Janeček are very strategic and yet very pragmatic. They are responsive and full of common sense.’

Key clients



ARX Equity Partners


Budějovický Budvar

ČEZ, a.s.

ESPIRA Investments s.r.o.


Kongsberg Automotive


Milos s.r.o.

Miss Group

Nadace rodiny Vlčkových

Prague Port s.r.o.


Ricardo Investments


Work highlights

  • Advised ARX Equity Partners on the acquisition of the German subsidiary of an automotive parts manufacturer and the creation of a joint venture structure.
  • Advised Amcor on the acquisition of a 100% share in a Czech packaging manufacturer.
  • Advised Inven Capital on its Series A+ round investment provided to Hometree.

Weinhold Legal

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Weinhold Legal has experience advising both domestic and international organisations on a wide range of acquisitions and general corporate issues. Daniel Weinhold, who is qualified in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia, leads the team, with vast experience in domestic and international commercial law. Martin Lukáš is another recommended practitioner, and regularly advises major Czech and global companies, as well as state authorities. At the associate level, Tomáš Čermák and Anna Bartůňková are noted.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Weinhold

Other key lawyers:

Martin Lukáš; Tomáš Čermák; Anna Bartůňkova; Pav Younis


‘Weinhold Legal is a business oriented, skilled and flexible law firm. They have a deep knowledge in our areas of focus and support our business needs.’

‘Martin Lukáš is cooperative, flexible, knowledgeable, and very experienced.’

‘Pav Younis and his team do have a unique ability to serve the Czech firms that operate in the UK, US and other international markets. The ability to seamlessly translate the concepts from an international context to a Czech context and back is priceless.’

Key clients





Springtide Ventures/ThreatMark sro

Resistant AI

Tech Mahindra

Amundi Czech Republic

Pneumax Holding


act Randa Havel Legal

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at act Randa Havel Legal is active across numerous sectors and competencies, including energy-related transactions, start-up investments, acquisitions in fintech, and day-to-day corporate advice to blue-chip clients. Alois Šatava is head of the team, with experience in the energy, engineering, fintech, IT, retail, utilities, and food and beverage sectors.

Practice head(s):

Alois Šatava

Other key lawyers:

Martin Řanda; Michal Pálinkás


‘The team has broad knowledge, provides innovative solutions, and shows true dedication to the client’s targets.’ 

‘Long-standing firm with an excellent reputation for corporate/M&A work. It advises both local and foreign clientele. The lawyers have deep expertise and lots of experience – their clients always have a clear idea of what is happening in a case. I really appreciated their assistance in some difficult and complex matters. The legal quality makes this team stand out as we turn to them very often.’

‘Martin Řanda is excellent at understanding the complexities of the business and explains things quickly and clearly. He is always available to give immediate and effective responses.’

‘Michal Pálinkás can interact well at all levels within our organisation, from the CEO through to the shareholders and various management levels. He thinks five steps ahead.’

‘Martin Řanda is great at managing strategic decision-making as well as the operational activity.’ 

‘Michal Pálinkás understands what is important and what to focus on.’

Key clients

JUFA Investment Group

Pražské služby a.s. (Prague Services in English)

Zdroj pitné vody Káraný, a.s. (Drinking Water Source Káraný in English)


CVI Dom Maklerski / BSWW Trust and the funds represented by BSWW Trust

Webonus s.r.o.

FCC Group

CHEVAK Cheb, a.s


dkcité a.s.

Amsterdam Platform Creation B.V.

RN Solutions

LUNTAN s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Amsterdam Platform Creation with a Series A investment in the fintech start-up BudgetBakers.
  • Advised Luntan on its investment and purchase of a share in start-up company iShowroom and in Startup Knights as the controlling entity of the company Studio 301.
  • Advised JUFA Investment Group on the acquisition of 16 companies which own and operate photovoltaic power plants with a total installed capacity of 49MW.

bnt attorneys-at-law

At bnt attorneys-at-law, the corporate and M&A practice assists with large-scale transactions, and collaborates regularly with the real estate practice. The firm has a concerted presence across the CEE region, allowing it to provide comprehensive cross-jurisdictional advice. Peter Maysenhölder is the head of the team, and is particularly valued for his work with German clients.

Practice head(s):

Peter Maysenhölder

Other key lawyers:

Pavla Kubáková; Pavel Pravda; Jakub Kasl


‘Their international reach and networking in the CEE enables extremely high responsiveness and sound knowledge of the local law.’

‘Peter Maysenhölder is proficient in both German and Czech law and also speaks fluent Czech in addition to his native German. This makes it much easier for me to handle my cross-border cases, as I can cover both countries through Peter.’

‘I know of no other law firm that covers both the Czech Republic and German jurisdictions as strongly as bnt. This makes business much easier for us, as we have one partner for both countries and get the same good service at the same conditions across countries. This one-stop service also saves us a lot of money because we can cover everything geographically with one law firm.’

Key clients

AST International (Calw, Germany)


CHEP Group (Alpharetta, GA, US)

Gaudlitz Group (Coburg, Germany)

HABA Group (Cham/ZG, Switzerland)

Hyundai Transys Czech (Hyundai Group)

RSJ Investments SICAV a.s.

WITTE Automotive (Germany)

Work highlights

  • Advised Gaudlitz Group on the acquisition of a large factory site in Southern Bohemia.
  • Advised Austrotherm on the acquisition of Czech building materials manufacturer DCD Ideal.
  • Advised RSJ Investments SICAV on the sale of its subsidiary, which conducts business in the field of growing algae.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

The M&A and corporate team at bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. assists with all aspects of transactions, including due diligence, acquisition structuring, contractual negotiations, and merger control issues, as well as providing general corporate advice. Managing partner Arthur Braun leads the team, with expertise in corporate and commercial law, competition law and labour law, as well as inbound investments. Other key lawyers in the team include David Vosol, Pavel Vincík, and Jiří Bárta.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun

Other key lawyers:

David Vosol; Pavel Vincik; Jiří Bárta; Daniel Plevka


‘The team is fast, has a great knowledge and great experience in M&A deals. They are a one-stop shop for M&A transactions, with their lawyers covering all the relevant areas of law needed to perform a robust due diligence.’

‘Arthur Braun has strong negotiation skills, is always available as a direct contact person, and coordinates several teams in the background.’

‘The team is up-to-date in the industry, quick, always available, and gives clear advice.’

‘Arthur Braun is bpv’s mastermind, backed by a great team.’

‘In my opinion they provide excellent services – always well prepared and client focused with a broad picture of all legal needs. To me, they are true advisers. What I also appreciate is the team’s ability to think outside the box and provide us with useful advice in order to find a balance. I am very happy I found lawyers like them.’

‘Jiří Bárta is engaged, well informed and ready to help. He always carries out the work until the very end and is ready to discuss anything in order to find a mutually beneficial solution. He is overall very committed – he oversees the whole process and doesn’t wait for us to ask questions about how to proceed. This is what I as a client appreciate the most.’

‘From their younger colleagues, I can’t forget David Plevka, who is a great and knowledgeable lawyer with a drive and focus on getting things done. Overall, I think they have quick response times and the advice is clear and concise with respect to the client’s needs.’

Key clients




RSBC Group

Samvardhana Motherson Group

Českomoravská distribuce

Kappenberger + Braun GmbH & Co.KG

Cardinal Health

Deutsche Lufthansa Group

Wiegel Group




M.A.S Automation


Nemak Czech Republic

Ziegler Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Ziegler Group, a German family-owned business, on the acquisition of Chejnovsky, a Czech construction company.
  • Advising Nemak Czech Republic on the relocation of the production of automotive parts to the Czech Republic and on the purchase of land and factory halls in an industrial area in Podbořany.
  • Advising Deutsche Lufthansa on all its day-to-day matters.

DLA Piper

The corporate, commercial and M&A team at DLA Piper has an extremely diverse client portfolio, and is well versed in advising on M&A for listed and non-listed companies. The group works across sectors including technology, industrials, retail, life sciences, transportation, infrastructure, hospitality, and leisure. Miroslav Dubovský is the head of the team. Senior associate Jan Zidek joined from Rose Legal in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Dubovský

Other key lawyers:

Jan Žídek

Key clients

ZIP Co Limited


Asmodée Group

Lidya Holdings

MKS Instruments, Inc

Berry Global, Inc.

Heimstaden AB


Euclid Transactional UK Limited

Panasonic Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Zip Co, an Australian fintech start-up, on its acquisition of Twisto Payments.
  • Advised Michelin Polska on the acquisition of ČEMAT.
  • Advised MKS Instruments on the $6.5bn acquisition of Atotech.

Eversheds Sutherland Dvorák Hager, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

Eversheds Sutherland Dvorák Hager, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. is particularly noted for its strength in mid-market transactions. The client portfolio of the team continues to expand, particularly in the IT, e-commerce, industrials, and healthcare sectors, as does the breadth of the offering with the arrival of Bořivoj Líbal from Noerr s.r.o. in September 2022. Marek Bomba is the head of the team, with extensive experience in corporate acquisitions and contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

Marek Bomba

Other key lawyers:

Michal Hrabovský


‘Very experienced and knowledgeable team with ability for a wider approach to the issue. Their advice always helps to solve our problems.’ 

‘It’s a great pleasure to work with Michal Hrabovský and his team. Everytime we ask for some advice they accept it with the joy of a new challenge and it is really refreshing to feel that people on the other side enjoy their work.’

Key clients










Johnson Controls



SUDOP Consulting and Information Technology


Work highlights

  • Advised Hartenberg Capital on a minority stake divestiture and agreement with CVC Capital Partners for a co-controlling holding in FutureLife.
  • Advised the owner of EMOS, a major CEE retailer of electrical equipment, on the sale of its companies to Legrand.
  • Advised an automotive client on sale of its €48m non-core assets.

Noerr s.r.o.

The corporate and M&A team at Noerr s.r.o. has latterly been particularly active in the merger space, and has continued to advise on high-profile local deals, as well as complex cross-border transactions. The expertise of the team includes advising clients from a range of industries, including consumer product manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, financial services, insurance, media, and retail. The team can provide advice in Czech, English, and German, with several dual or multi-qualified practitioners supporting the cross-jurisdictional work. Barbara Kusak leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Barbara Kusak

Other key lawyers:

Petr Hrnčíř; Lucia Luptáková; Lenka Sklenářová


‘Flexible team that covers transactions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. They are readily available and provide solid advice.’

‘Barbara Kusak is very knowledgeable.’

‘Lenka Sklenářová and Lucia Luptáková are both very available and easy to work with.’

‘Lucia Luptáková is engaged and shows great dedication to achieving the set goals.’

‘The team has a sound understanding of market practices.’

Key clients

ESPIRA Investments

Magna Automotive Europe GmbH

Lexum a.s.

BBA CapitalPartners Management GmbH

RUBIX Group International Limited

Ponsse Plc

Bauer Media Group

B u. R Handels-GmbH & Co KG

PortfoLion (member of OTP group)


VINCI Energies

Kaufland Czech Republic


The corporate and M&A team at PETERKA & PARTNERS uses the firm’s fully integrated infrastructure of offices across the CEE to offer a sole contact point for clients. The team has longstanding experience in cross-border work, and provides legal services on a day-to-day basis to prominent global and regional companies. Gabriela Hájková leads the team, and has experience at the intersection of corporate and employment law.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Hájková

Other key lawyers:

Ondřej Dušek

Key clients



V-Sharp Ventures Alpha SE





Atlas Copco

Cash Back


Work highlights

  • Advising J&T Group on different acquisitions in the Czech Republic.
  • Advising the Emerson Group and its four Czech subsidiaries on day-to-day issues related to corporate and commercial law.
  • Advising YDISTRI, a Czech start-up, on a new investment round.

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár

Iva Zothová and Tomas Schollaert jointly lead the broad M&A and corporate practice at Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár. Typical work involves advising on the purchase and sale of businesses worldwide, and acting for a multitude of international companies as their global corporate counsel. There is also a focus on start-up and venture capital issues, and the groups assists with all aspects of financing and exits in this area. Jana Pattynová is another key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Iva Zothová; Tomas Schollaert

Other key lawyers:

Jana Pattynová; Adela Pinkavora; Stefan Kral; Ferdinand Fort


‘Excellent and very skilled team of lawyers with long track record of work for leading international clients. It is quite visible that the core of the team members worked for international law firms. Very collaborative and open to any kind of innovations both on the side of clients as well as in-house. I would specially single out the work of Iva Zothová and Jana Pattynová.’

‘Iva Zothová and Jana Pattynová are very competent, experienced and easy to work with. They combine in-depth local expertise with international reach and standards and provide excellent client service.’

‘Iva Zothová provided practical guidance on market standards and expertly managed external counterparts.’

‘I have worked with many lawyers. Pierstones are really specialists but also have a unique knowledge of the IT space and how it relates to the other specialities which, in the world of tech and startups, makes them the absolute partner for me.’

‘I appreciate their ability to assess risks and work independently, as well as their focus on the commercial aspects of the transactions.’

‘Ferdinand Fort is excellent.’

‘This team knows its clients and does its homework regularly – the basic best assumption for excellent client service, which always reflects the view “from the client’s perspective”.’

‘Our company uses Pierstone’s services for our activities within the travel-tech industry across markets around the world. Despite this complexity, the Pierstone team is always able to quickly orient themselves in specific cases, analyse all situations and propose an optimal solution.’

Key clients


Unilin (a member of the Mohawk group)

Time is Ltd.



Bidfood Czech Republic

Heliot Europe/Cube Infrastructure


Index Ventures


Work highlights

  • Advising Emplifi on general corporate and commercial matters, including employee stock option schemes and licensing deals.
  • Advised Index Ventures on its Series D investment into Rohlik.
  • Advised the shareholders of the Czech company PEKAT, a provider of AI-based automated visual inspection solutions, to Datalogic, an Italian company working in the automatic data capture and process sphere.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

The corporate, commercial and M&A team at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář has a diverse range of expertise, and regularly advises on acquisitions, formation and structuring of investment funds, post-acquisition management, tax planning and structuring, and privatisation. The group represents clients domestically in the Czech Republic, and also has cross-border capabilities, particularly in the capital structuring and management sectors. Experienced litigator and arbitrator Petr Kincl leads the team, alongside managing associates Vendelín Balog and Daniel Pikal.

Practice head(s):

Petr Kincl; Vendelín Balog; Daniel Pikal

Other key lawyers:

Martina Sedláčková

Key clients

Renfe Operadora

Zookee s.r.o.

LL Holding a.s.

Schreder SA


P. Van Der Velde N.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised Renfe Operadora on the acquisition of 50% of the shares in the Leo Express Group.
  • Advised Zookee on the acquisition of VOKOLEK Import, including preparation and negotiation of transaction documents.
  • Advised LL Holding on a demerger including the establishment of successor companies, negotiations with the bank, and creating and reviewing contractual documents related to the matter.

Taylor Wessing LLP

The corporate, commercial and M&A team at Taylor Wessing Czech Republic regularly advises its clients on cross-border transactions and complex M&A matters, with extensive experience advising clients across all stages of the corporate lifecycle. Whilst the team has clients across all sectors, it is particularly skilled in serving technolog clients, as well as clients in the traditional manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. In addition, the team provides regulatory advice to Czech listed companies. Janka Brezániová and Markéta Deimelová jointly lead the team; the latter is skilled in advising on regulatory issues affecting contractual arrangements and compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Janka Brezániová; Markéta Deimelová

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Rechberger; Maroš Podstavek


‘Well functioning team that will work around the clock to deliver.’

‘They are fair and have the ability to stay grounded, and not fall for the opponents’ provocations.’

Key clients

The Emmes Company, LLC


Work highlights

  • Advised The Emmes Company on various post-completion matters following the acquisition of 100% shares in NEOX, a European contract research organization headquartered in Prague.

Wolf Theiss

Clients for the team at Wolf Theiss range from major multinational corporations to household domestic names. The team handles a diverse portfolio of corporate and M&A work, advising buyers and sellers on all stages of M&A transactions – including due diligence, transaction documentation, negotiations, closing, and post-closing issues – as well as advising on joint ventures and restructurings. Tereza Naučová leads the practice, with vast experience in the private equity and funds industry. Senior associate Kateřina Mikulová is adept at handling technology and life sciences-related projects, and also has financing and corporate restructuring expertise.

Practice head(s):

Tereza Naučová

Other key lawyers:

Kateřina Mikulová; Michal Matouš; Barbora Malimánková


‘The team is incredible – their work ethic, clear communication and proactive nature to go above and beyond just identifying risks for us made them great advisors to work with. Would highly recommend Kateřina Kulhánková and Tereza Naučová.’

‘The Wolf Theiss Prague team provides excellent legal services, the lawyers are very knowledgeable and practical with great client skills. Definitely above-average delivery of high quality legal advice and super-quick responses.’

‘We worked mostly with Tereza Naučová and Michal Matouš. Both are very pleasant to work with, always responsive, adhering to tight deadlines. Tereza stands out for her excellent technical expertise in corporate and commercial advisory, very comprehensive skill set and practical business mindset.’  

‘The Wolf Theiss team we worked with on our acquisition was tremendous. Since we are a non-Czech acquirer, there were numerous steps we would have to go through from a corporate records/governance perspective and the team assisted us in making sure all obligations were fulfilled.’

Key clients

Bain Capital Tech Opportunities Fund

The Baupost Group

Goldfinch Partners

ERGO Group



Baring Private Equity Asia Limited

Intuitive Surgical Operations

Waterland Private Equity

PIP Global Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Bain Capital Tech Opportunities, a business unit of Bain Capital, on its $150m minority investment in Ataccama Group, a unified data management platform provider for global enterprises.
  • Advised Intuitive Surgical, a US-based corporation that develops and manufactures robotic products for use in the healthcare industry, on the process of selling its distribution business in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to Synektik, a Polish distributor.
  • Advised the AGROFERT group on the acquisition of Borealis.

Bányaiová Vožehová, s.r.o., law office

The team at Bányaiová Vožehová, s.r.o., law office regularly advises on large-scale, cross-border transactions. Lucie Vožehová is the head of the department, with particular expertise in the energy, food and beverage, and civil engineering industries. Lucie Oršulová is another key figure in the team, antitrust knowledge which complements the corporate, commercial and M&A advice given to clients.

Practice head(s):

Lucie Vožehová

Other key lawyers:

Lucie Oršulová


‘The firm is a dynamic law practice, very strong in the commercial and corporate area. M&A is the area where the firm is most experienced, having a long history with various types of mergers and acquisitions, including cross-border ones.’

‘The team is highly qualified, effective in responses, coming with the structure tailored to a concrete client.’

‘Lucie Vožehová – clients value her professional approach and commitment to the work. She provides them the complete solution with analysis of benefits and risks.’

‘We have had a long-standing and very good relationship with the law office of Bányaiová Vožehová for over a decade and have always received impeccable service. The team lead by Lucie Vožehová works very efficiently, always providing to the point assistance with an eye for every important detail and protecting our rights every step of the way.’

‘The team is well organised and is capable of providing timely advice tailor-made to our business. The firm provides great value for money, each lawyer providing assistance to us is an expert in the pertinent field so the service is timely and to the point, the advice comprehensible and concise, without any extra time spent or billed on our account.’

‘Lucie Vožehová has successfully assisted us through many negotiations and protected our rights in many negotiations and transactions. Her legal guidance has always been flawless and an essential element to our success.’

Key clients

Lactalis Group


Soletanche Freyssinet/NUVIA

Karlín Group


Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

Shell Czech Republic a.s.

Schülke & Mayr GmbH


Work highlights

  • Advised various subdivision of VINCI on the acquisitions of VARS Brno, Trellis, Envinet and ARKO Technology.
  • Advising Czech entities in the Lactalis group on corporate and commercial issues on an ongoing basis.
  • Advised on the merger of EMC and DELL in the Czech Republic.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

The corporate group at Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář is instructed by large international companies, regional players, and, bas recently seen an increase in instructions from technology-related start-ups. Ivan Sagál is the head of the team, with experience in M&A transactional work, corporate re-organisations, and takeover bids. Senior associate Ľubomír Brečka is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Ľubomír Brečka

Key clients

KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o.

wflow.com Czech Republic s.r.o.

World Incoming Europe S.R.L.

Widex Line, member of the WS Audiology Group

Central European Development Hub Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advised KB SmartSolutions on the increase of its share in upvest to 31.06% after a year of co-operation.
  • Advising Czech start-up wflow.com on capital entry by ČS Seed Starter, the investment seed fund of Česká spořitelna.
  • Represented World Incoming Europe SRL in a dispute with a Czech travel agency arising out of a package tour cancelled due to Covid-19.

Bríza & Trubac

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Bríza & Trubac typically acts on complex and cross-border cases. The team grew significantly in  year, with the arrival of Ondřej Hampl from BADOKH and associates Jakub Kučera, also from BADOKHDavid Linek from Kocián Šolc Balaštík, and Tereza Händlová from Legans Law Office. Hampl now leads the team alongside Patrik Koželuha, both bringing a wealth of experience in corporate and M&A matters. The team continues to benefit from the expertise of the firm in other areas, and works particularly closely with the tax department.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Hampl; Patrik Koželuha

Other key lawyers:

Barbora Klimešová; Jakub Kučera; David Línek; Tereza Händlová


‘Sense of ownership – I felt that during our sell-side M&A project they acted as if they are selling their own company and were more committed to our success then I would have expected from a business partner/vendor.’

‘The main strength of the team is combining perfect erudition and a friendly atmosphere, which every client must feel immediately when they come into the office. Professionalism, loyalty, tendencies to help in every little issue – that’s amazing and unique. There is no factory attitude, simply a focus on you as a client.’

‘Everyone in this law firm is pro-client, open, transparent, expert, seasoned, kind, knowledgeable. I can only recommend.’

Key clients

Alpiq Energy

BHM group

Second Foundation a.s.

ADI Heat & Power a.s.

DataSentics a.s.

Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o.

Active Development Investments a.s.

Invity.io s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised BHM group, as seller, on the sale of 8.38% of shares issued by IMMOFINANZ AG to CPI Property Group, and the take-over of the associated indebtedness towards VTB Bank.
  • Advised Second Foundation on the acquisition of 100% of the shareholding in Nano Energies Trade and the associated minority investments into the Second Foundation’s group.
  • Advised Second Foundation, as purchaser, on the distressed acquisition of the core assets of the bankrupt in.power, a German trader of renewable energy.

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners

The corporate and M&A team at CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners has significant experience advising on cross-border transactions, and also regularly co-operates with the firm's litigation department to handle post-M&A dipsutes, as well as the banking and finance team. Petr Kališ and Lukáš Srbecký are the joint heads of the team.

Practice head(s):

Petr Kališ; Lukáš Srbecký

Other key lawyers:

Jiří Prouza; Michal Horký; Marek Šmůla


‘Broad experience with complex projects. The team is reliable, trustworthy, and dedicated.’

‘The team is well organised, responsive, and coordinated.’

‘The team has big expertise and good market understanding in the context of international transactions.’

‘They have delivered all needed solutions well and on time so our deal could have been closed successfully.’

‘Very good collaboration with Michal Horký and Marek Šmůla. Provide information proactively, keep deadlines.’

‘They have very good experience with transactions, they are part of an international network, so they have good up-to-date know-how, they work on cross-border transactions. I have been working with them for a long time.’

‘I worked with Petr Kališ. He leads the firm by example and won’t do anything he would not expect his staff to do. His attention to detail, client care and a willingness to fight every case and project set him apart from his peers. He is very responsive and very commercially minded.’

Key clients

České aerolinie a.s. (Czech Airlines j.s.c.)

ŽĎAS, a.s.

Andlinger & Company

JIP východočeská, a.s.

FCC Česká republika, s.r.o.


TSJ Holding GmbH

Jakub Konečný – shareholder and CEO of company Bridgewater


Work highlights

  • Advised České aerolinie on the takeover of its majority shares by another entity.
  • Advised ŽĎAS, a traditional Czech metallurgical and engineering company, on a merger with its subsidiary TS Plzeň.
  • Advised a major global manufacturer of automotive components on a sale by means of an asset carve-out.


The corporate and M&A team at JŠK Law works on a range of matters across the IT, e-commerce, healthcare, start-ups, and energy sectors. Tomáš Doležil is the head of the team, advising on M&A, private equity, corporate and commercial law. The team continued to grow with the arrival of Marek Pume from ŠVEHLÍK & MIKULÁŠ ADVOKÁTI S. R. O. in March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Doležil

Other key lawyers:

Marek Pume


‘Very professional team, excellent communication, punctual.’

‘We have quickly built a trusting relationship with JŠK and Tomáš Doležil. JŠK has been delivering great service, efficiently and in a client-friendly way. They perfectly combine professional skills with solutions that fit our demands. Currently they are working on two more M&A projects with great added value for us both sell and buy -side.’

‘Tomáš Doležil is a very wise and a hugely experienced lawyer. He is very pragmatic during negotiations with great ability to quickly adjust to different counterparties and situations. Moreover his engagement, as a partner, in the transaction is exceptional.’

Key clients

Genesis Growth Equity Fund I

Genesis Capital Fund III I Conectart

Partners Financial Services, a.s.

Webasto Thermo & Comfrot Czech Republic

Nation 1

InHouse Finance UAB



Topforsport s.r.o.

KB SmartSolutions s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Genesis Growth Equity Fund I on its acquisition of a majority stake in HC electronics.
  • Advised Genesis Capital Fund III and its portfolio company Conectart on the add-on acquisition of South Bohemian call centre Atoda.
  • Advised the majority shareholders controlling a group of financial services companies on restructuring the group and creating a new holding company for all relevant subsidiaries.

KPMG Legal, Czech Republic

The corporate and M&A practice at KPMG Legal, Czech Republic advises on the gamut of mandates, particularly advising on domestic and cross-border M&A, structuring and restructuring, and day-to-day commercial issues. Martin Hrdlík, Viktor Dušek, and Pavel Jendrulek form the leadership trio.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hrdlík; Viktor Dušek; Pavel Jendrulek

Other key lawyers:

Petr Janíček; Aneta Boukalová


‘Overall, I have been very happy with the cooperation. For the particular M&A project we worked on together, KPMG was able to form a strong team of people that understood the topic in great detail and were able to guide us through the whole process.’

‘I think KPMG stands out due to the big amount of professionals that can advise on all aspects of the deal. They acted as one team, one voice, always kept deadlines (even though those were quite tough).’

‘The team is flexible and has a professional attitude. Friendly and helpful people. They are knowledgeable of their given subjects.’ 

Key clients

Danone a.s./Nutricia a.s.

OSSTEM IMPLANT Co. Ltd and its Czech subsidiary OSSTEM Europe.

Metrostav Development a.s.

Albatros Media s.r.o.

Westfalen AG

Greif Czech Republic s.r.o.

Mamma HELP, z.s.v. likvidaci

Anheuser-Busch InBev Procurement GmbH

T-MAPY spol. s.r.o.

ZDR Investments SICAV

Product Life Group

Ceska tiskova kancelar (Czech News Agency)

Novamedia B.V.

LPR Europe B.V.

Reichhold CZ s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Danone on its merger with allied entity Nutricia.
  • Advised OSSTEM IMPLANT on the establishment of a Czech subsidiary, now the group’s headquarters for pursuing business in Europe.
  • Advised entities from the Metrostav Group on the spin-off of real estate and related assets from Metrostav Development to its existing subsidiary Rezident Park 7.


The corporate and M&A team at ROWAN LEGAL advises clients from the engineering, energy, IT, telecoms, transportation, and education industries on a range of acquisitions and other corporate matters. In addition to providing continued assistance with local transactions, the team has recently developed an international specialism, and increasingly advises on cross-border transactions. Jan Frey, who joined from KPMG Legal, Czech Republic  in February 2022, now leads the team. Martin Šubrt is another key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Jan Frey

Other key lawyers:

Martin Šubrt; Michaela Jirikova Krausova; Marie Kostelova


‘The Rowan Legal lawyers have extensive experience in advising their clients within commercial, corporate and M&A sector on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions. They are able to assist their clients with efficient and competent legal advice on mergers and acquisitions and they perfectly understand clients’ specific needs and issues.’

‘Jan Frey is fast and commercially oriented.’

‘Martin Šubrt is the great analytical brain with vast commercial experience behind the most complex legal undertakings. He is able to handle the most complex transactions, including cross-border. Clearly the right man on your side when the chips are down.’

‘Michaela Jirikova Krausova is diligent, well organised and has very good legal understanding. Truly pleasant to work with.’

‘Marie Kostelova is hard working and exceptionally dedicated to client matters.’

‘ROWAN LEGAL – for our company they are the top in corporate law and M&A. We very much appreciate their attitude to clients, mainly because we can treat them as our business advisors – they of course have great knowledge of law, but they also know our business, have a great knowledge of the technology we use and deliver practical solutions.’

‘Excellent knowledge of law and wide practical experience in corporate law is really remarkable. They are also very flexible and have a large team of specialised lawyers that can work on multiple projects at once. They are very well connected.’

I very much value ROWAN LEGAL lawyers’ practical experience and perfect knowledge of law. Our company is lucky to work with such experts. For corporate law and M&A I can recommend Jan Frey. He is the best for finding solutions and helping our business. Jan oversees all matters we deal with, and we also appreciate that he can think out of the box and therefore find effective solutions very quickly.’

Key clients

Czech Republic (represented by the Ministry of Industry and Trade)


AVE CZ odpadové hospodářství s.r.o. (AVE CZ Waste management; member of EP INDUSTRIES)

Severočeská vodárenská společnost a.s. (the owner of the water management infrastructure in the whole Northern Bohemia region)

ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab s.r.o.

ERICSSON spol. s r.o.

CGI IT Czech Republic s.r.o.

Solar Turbines EAME s.r.o.

AURES Holdings a.s.

Oriens Fund

Rockaway Capital SE

Severočeské vodovody a kanalizace, a.s.

ELCOM, a.s.




SITCO Center, a.s.

SUDOP Consulting and Information Technology a.s.


viridiusLAb AG

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Ministry of Industry and Trade with negotiation of a legal framework regarding the co-operation between the Czech Republic and ČEZ on a new nuclear power plant construction project.
  • Advising Severočeská vodárenská společnos on issues concerning the operation of the water supply and sewerage infrastructure system.
  • Advised ELCOM on a transaction consisting of the spin-off of all real estate to a newly established company and subsequent negotiations concerning the sale of that company to REICO investiční společnost České spořitelny.