Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Co-led by Tomáš Ditrych and Jaroslav Menčík, Mavericks advokáti s.r.o. demonstrates strong expertise in venture capital transactions, and is consequently often instructed by tech start-ups.
Boutique firm VIDD Advokáti s.r.o. has considerable know-how in advising investors, private equity funds, and hedge funds. Ondřej Hampl is the key senior contact.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Czech Republic

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman’s highly-regarded commercial, corporate and M&A team has a stellar track record in advising on complex and high-value work across various industries, including infrastructure, energy, real estate and retail. Regularly engaged to handle joint ventures, public takeovers, and corporate restructurings, the practice often coordinates large cross-border projects involving tech and e-commerce elements. Prokop Verner spearheads the department and is particularly skilled in advising on matters within the telecoms, media and tech sectors. Jakub Čech is another notable figure in the group and is frequently instructed by both buyers and sellers in various M&A transactions, often within the TMT field.

Practice head(s):

Prokop Verner

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Čech; Jana Chwaszcz


‘Quality of work, availability, and speed of execution.’

‘As they work for Allen & Overy you expect a good quality of work, and you can see this from the individuals in the team – they are knowledgeable and are able to give on-the-spot practical and relevant risk assessments.’

‘Prokop Verner is a hands-on partner and we count ourselves very lucky to be working with him. Working with Prokop ensures top-notch support in drafting and negotiating our M&A-related agreements.’

Key clients

W.A.G. Payment Solutions plc

Ball Corporation


Uniper SE


Fagron B.V.

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG



Phrase (formerly Memsource)

Work highlights

  • Advised W.A.G payment solutions on its strategic partnership with JITpay Group.
  • Advised Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile in the Czech Republic on identifying passive infrastructure and spinning it off to a separate legal entity.
  • Advised ZETOR TRACTORS a.s. on a joint venture agreement between ZETOR TRACTORS a.s. and VST TILLERS TRACTORS LIMITED in India.

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

Boasting a comprehensive commercial, corporate and M&A practice, Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář counts complex domestic distressed asset acquisitions, mergers and restructurings, and cross-border reorganisations within its scope of work. With clients from industries including pharmaceutical, IT, education, and energy, the firm provides advice on the full spectrum of transactional matters including related merger control, tax, and corporate issues. The following individuals collectively lead the practice: private equity specialist Tomáš Skoumal and Alexandr César head the corporate and M&A branch; Milena Hoffmanová covers the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and compliance sectors; and Kristína Doupal oversees the international commercial and trade offering. Petra Jilgová-Benešová is another valuable member of the department, and regularly advises on corporate restructurings and negotiates shareholder agreements.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Skoumal; Alexandr César; Milena Hoffmanová; Kristína Doupal

Other key lawyers:

Petra Jilgová-Benešová; Michal Simčina


‘Very focused and guided the transaction with excellence.’

‘Professional team with very high-quality skills but still with very polite behavior.’

‘The depth and breadth of experience of the Czech Baker McKenzie team makes them unique. We have worked with numerous law firms on the Czech market, but Baker McKenzie really stands out. The entire team works like a Swiss watch, smoothly and efficiently. Unlike their competitors, they always deliver on time and never exceed agreed budgets. The team is large enough, diverse and friendly.’

Key clients


Advent International Corporation

Apollo Global Management

Astute, Inc. / Audax Private Equity

Československá obchodní banka (ČSOB)


Colt Holding Co LLC

Embracer Group

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

Gist Ltd.



Jones Lang LaSalle

KSM Investment/Kofola

Laird Technologies Inc.

Moulins de Kleinbettingen


Novo Nordisk

PKN Orlen

Sika AG

SODEXO, Société anonyme

Velvet CARE / Abris Capital Partners

VF Corpoation

Worldline SA/NV


Work highlights

  • Advised Tiger Infrastructure Partners LP on its acquisition of International Aerospace Coatings Czech Republic a.s.
  • Advised the liquidator and insolvency trustee of Sherbank CZ on the sale of Sberbank CZ’s CZK41bn loan portfolio to Česká spořitelna.
  • Advising Jones Lang LaSalle on the divestment of its existing businesses in the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia to iO Partners.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance’s commercial, corporate and M&A team is skilled at handling high-value and complex cross-border deals, with demonstrable expertise in advising on joint ventures, disposals, demergers, and restructurings. The firm’s clientele is varied and includes private equity funds, multi-asset managers, and sovereign wealth funds, as well as spanning industries from pharmaceuticals to TMT. Additionally, the group is noted for its activity in the regulatory space. Managing partner Alex Cook heads the practice alongside David Koláček; both are recognised for their expertise in corporate, private equity, and M&A matters. Michal Jašek, Stanislav Holec, Veronika Kinclová and Tomáš Procházka are further key members of the department.

Practice head(s):

Alex Cook; David Koláček

Other key lawyers:

Michal Jašek; Stanislav Holec; Veronika Kinclová; Tomáš Procházka


‘An excellent team. They are able to handle the most complex transactions, coordinate the firm’s international offices seamlessly, and are very business oriented.’

‘David Koláček is a great M&A lawyer but also a superb manager of transactions, responds 24/7, is always available, and delivers smart and business-oriented solutions.’

‘They are very focused on providing value for money. Their legal advice is tailored to your needs, and there is no superfluous work or billings.’

‘Alex Cook is the definition of a trusted business advisor.’

Key clients

Rezolv Energy (Actis)



EMMA Capital





Energetický a průmyslový holding

Aricoma Group


Teijin Limited


Work highlights

  • Advised Arçelik A.Ş. on the establishment of a joint venture between Arçelik’s subsidiary Ardutch B.V. and Whirpool EMEA Holding LLC to create a new standalone business in the European home appliances sector.
  • Advised Rezolv Energy on the acquisition of the rights to develop and operate a 229MW solar power plant in Bulgaria.
  • Advised lead investor ArcTern Ventures Fund on a €16.3m Series A funding round to Woltair s.r.o.


CMS’ commercial, corporate and M&A team has sustained its reputation through its ability to secure big-ticket engagements, demonstrated by its roster of high-profile M&A deals. Combining English law expertise with a skilled domestic team, the firm engages in cross-border work under the lead of managing partner Helen Rodwell, a seasoned corporate and M&A expert. Lukáš Janíček is another key member of the practice and is regularly involved in various transactions and projects in the Czech Republic and throughout the wider CEE region.

Practice head(s):

Helen Rodwell

Other key lawyers:

Lukáš Janíček


‘With the ability to pull in specialists from local offices and across the network as required, we would certainly turn to them again for other deals in the region. We received plenty of partner attention for a competitive price.’

‘Helen Rodwell inspired confidence in her ability to get the deal done and in her technical legal skills. She is pragmatic and focuses on the aspects that matter.’

‘Sector and jurisdictional/regional expertise backed up with commerciality. Local and English law capabilities.’

Key clients

MOL Group


Corvinus Nemzetközi Befektetési Zrt.

ARX Equity Partners

Gelsenwasser AG

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.


Cisco Systems Inc.


Work highlights

  • Advised MOL Group on its sale of 185 service stations located in Hungary and Slovakia to PKN Orlen for €229m.
  • Advised 4iG PLC on its €1.67bn acquisition of Vodafone Hungary.
  • Advised ARX Equity Partners on the sale of TES Vsetin to Genesis Capital and Avallon MBO Fund.


The comprehensive corporate and M&A practice at Dentons counts multinationals, investment funds, and major corporations amongst its key clients. The team engages in complex, high-value and high-profile cross-border M&A transactions across an array of industry sectors, including financial services, chemicals, TMT, energy and life sciences. In addition to collaborating with its restructuring, real estate, and capital markets practices, the firm also boasts English law expertise. Petr Zákoucký, who leads on landmark transactions across Australia, the US and Asia, heads up the department alongside English law-qualified Chris Watkinson, who has a strong focus on private equity and venture capital work.

Practice head(s):

Petr Zákoucký; Chris Watkinson

Other key lawyers:

Lukáš Výmola

Key clients

Emma Capital


BPD/Draslovka Holding

Sev.en Energy



Vestar/King’s Casino








Ciklum Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised Emma Capital on the sale of a 75% stake in SuperSport to Entain plc and the contribution of its residual stake, in exchange for a 25% stake in a newly established joint venture vehicle.
  • Advised the shareholders of Meopta Group on the sale of the company to Carlyle.
  • Advised Farmak on a series of strategic acquisitions from a portfolio company of private equity house Novator.


Kinstellar’s corporate and M&A practice is well equipped to advise on big-ticket, cross-border M&A transactions, in addition to local and international corporate reorganisations. Benefiting from a steady pipeline of corporate clients, the firm also frequently advises venture capital funds on investments in the Czech Republic, as well as assisting foreign investors with greenfield foreign direct investment projects. Jan Juroška leads the department and is a specialist in all elements of corporate law, including joint ventures and corporate finance. Managing partner Lukáš Ševčík is another active member of the team, as is managing associate Michal Kníž.

Practice head(s):

Jan Juroška

Other key lawyers:

Lukáš Ševčík; Kamil Blažek; Denisa Šimanská; Michal Kníž


‘Jan Juroška is competent, highly reliable, experienced and simultaneously the innovative leader of the Kinstellar legal group. Jan has been working with us for many years to our full satisfaction. Jan is also well informed and knowledgeable in relatively new areas of the law like, for instance, life sciences and healthcare.’

‘Michal Kníž is a good, reliable legal expert with an in-depth knowledge of commercial and regulatory issues across a number of CEE jurisdictions. In his work across diverse sectors and industries, Michal represents solidity, integrity and high quality of provided documentation and he is also good at general transaction support.’

‘Kinstellar has a team of highly experienced lawyers who possess deep industry knowledge across various sectors, including energy, real estate, finance, and technology. Their in-depth understanding of industry-specific challenges and opportunities sets them apart from other firms. When you work with Kinstellar, you’re not just getting legal advice; you’re benefiting from their industry expertise.’

‘The most important factor for us was that we could completely rely on them and trust their decisions.’

‘I have worked with many lawyers before, but in this case, they really went the extra mile to get us a great contract. Thanks to them, we’ve got a much better position in the deal. I’ve never experienced this before.’

‘Experienced partners and associates in all areas which is very important in complex transactions. Proposed legal solutions which reflect the industry specifics and business needs. Creative ideas on how to solve difficult issues.’

‘Kamil Blažek provides excellent client service and his knowledge and experience especially in the energy sector is among the best in the Czech Republic.’

‘The partners and associates are flexible, they provide the required work in a timely manner and are very cooperative and solution based.’

Key clients


Plastic Omnium

Vista Equity Partners


Miroslav Škopek, Vladislava Škopková

Hillenbrand, Inc.

Kinnevik Online AB

Genesis Private Equity Fund IV (GPEF IV)

Genesis Growth Equity Fund I (GGEF I)

Yanolja Cloud


7r Western Union

Work highlights

  • Advising Drivalia on the acquisition of LeasePlan’s operations in the Czech Republic.
  • Advised Genesis Private Equity Fund IV on its acquisition of BORCAD, a producer of train seats and interior equipment for passenger trains based in Fryčovice.
  • Advised Hillenbrand, Inc. on its acquisition of LINXIS Group.

PRK Partners

PRK Partners’ corporate and M&A department is frequently engaged by private equity investors and international clients to work on a broad range of transactions including mergers, restructurings, and takeovers. In addition to considerable expertise in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries, the practice also has demonstrable experience in the IT services, insurance, and energy sectors. The team is jointly led by Martin Kříž, who specialises in regulatory and corporate work, and Radan Kubr, who frequently coordinates high-value M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kříž; Radan Kubr

Other key lawyers:

Monika Maskova; Jan Vařecha


‘The team is extremely reliable with a strong focus on client needs. The team always has everything fully under control, they are very diligent and organised. They are solution oriented and compared to some of the other legal advisors, the team puts itself in the client’s shoes to provide the best advice and support. At the same time, their legal knowledge is of a very high quality.’

‘It is highly appreciated that the team never missed any agreed deadline for providing the work.’

‘We highly appreciate Radan Kubr’s umbrella view, exceptional sense of diligence and high-end approach towards clients.’

Key clients


Henin Group AB

Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V.

Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.

Penta Hospitals CZ, s.r.o.

RGW Express, spol. s.r.o.

CEE Catering

GoOut, s.r.o.

Trask Holding


Work highlights

  • Advised ams OSRAM on the sale of its Digital Systems business unit in Europe and Asia to Inventronics.
  • Advised Hedin Group on the acquisition of a motor car group operating 17 car dealerships in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
  • Advised Publicis Groupe on the acquisition of VIVnetworks Group, a major marketing agency in Central and Eastern Europe.

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

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s comprehensive practice advises on some of the highest-value M&A deals in the Czech Republic and across the broader CEE region. The firm counts major global investors amongst its key clients, as well as corporations from the tech and telecoms industries. The department is jointly led by Jan Andruško, who specialises in joint ventures and disposals, and Petr Pánek, who is dual-qualified in both the Czech Republic and the US. Jan Stejskal is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Jan Andruško; Petr Pánek

Other key lawyers:

Jan Stejskal; Jan Jakoubek; Karel Petržela


‘White & Case’s M&A team is stable, quick, aligned and client oriented.’

‘Jan Andruško and Jan Stejskal are deeply involved in all transactions and were able to negotiate the best terms for our client. Working with both of them was a great experience.’

Key clients

PPF Group


Rohlik Group

CVC Capital Partners

The Carlyle Group

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Rockaway Capital

EPH Group

TPG Capital

Y Soft

One Equity Partners

MNX Global Logistics


Fifth Wall Ventures Management

CTP Group

JUDr. Jiřina Lužová, the insolvency trustee of Sberbank CZ

Work highlights

  • Advised PPF Group on the €2.5bn sale of a stake of 50% plus one share in PPF Telecom’s assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia to Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC.
  • Advised The Carlyle Group on two strategic acquisitions in the Czech Republic, namely Tescan Orsay Holding and Meopta Optika.
  • Advised Avast on the closing of the $9.2bn merger between Avast and NortonLifeLock.

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.‘s commercial, corporate and M&A team counts joint ventures, acquisitions, and the sale of shares within its scope of work. Noted for its capabilities in handling large M&A transactions within the IT and fintech spaces, the firm also has a strong focus on medical and pharmaceutical M&A deals. Corporate specialist Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková leads the group, and brings additional expertise in public procurement law to the role. Managing partner Petr Mlejnek is another key contact in the practice and frequently advises on complex acquisition projects and external financing.

Practice head(s):

Kateřina Winterling Vorlíčková

Other key lawyers:

Petr Mlejnek; Petr Přecechtěl; Tomáš Sedláček; Andrea Adamcová


‘Practical and complex knowledge of Czech law and delivery of business-oriented implementation.’

‘All practitioners we cooperate with are very focused and goal oriented.’

Key clients

PPF Group

Allianz Group

AnaCap Partners

Beat Games s.r.o.

Cinven Partners

Česká pošta, s.p

Českomoravská nemovitostní a.s

Progresus Group

ČEZ group

EMMA GAMMA LIMITED (and its affiliates)

EPH Group


J&T Group


Mall CZ Group

NMS a.s.

Rocky Group



DLA Piper

The growing corporate, commercial and M&A practice at DLA Piper has a stellar track record for advising on high-profile local acquisitions, in addition to handling cross-border deals, primarily within the CEE region. The firm operates across a variety of industries including tech, life sciences, and insurance. Managing partner Miroslav Dubovský leads the team. The department’s clientele consists of major local industry leaders, in addition to multinational corporations. Jan Žídek is another key member of the team and focuses on data protection and pharmaceutical law. The arrival of Tomáš Ščerba from White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář in June 2023 strengthened the firm’s IT law and compliance capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Dubovský

Other key lawyers:

Jan Žídek; Tomáš Ščerba


‘The DLA Piper Czech team delivered commercially focused legal advice within the required timetable.’

‘A collaborative team.’

‘Client focused and responsive.’

Key clients

Cube Infrastructure Fund III

Connecting Europe Broadband Fund

Cube Infrastructure Managers

Trupanion Inc.

Wirtualna Polska


Capvis AG

Respect Energy SA

Lidya Holdings Inc

Asmodee Group

JetBrains, s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Cube Infrastructure Fund on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in MVV Energie CZ.
  • Advised Trupanion, major provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs, on the acquisition of Royal Blue s.r.o, the parent company of PetExpert.
  • Advised Wirtualna Polska Holding S.A. on the €82m acquisition of Szallas Group, a Hungarian online travel platform and owner of travel platforms for booking accommodation in Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Poland and Croatia.

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

The corporate and M&A team at Eversheds Sutherland Dvorák Hager, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. is noted for its strength in the real estate-related work, and also has significant industry expertise in the life sciences, energy and retail spaces. The firm regularly advises large domestic and internation corporations, in addition to financial services providers. Managing partner Bořivoj Líbal heads up the department and has experience in advising on cross-border projects.

Practice head(s):

Bořivoj Líbal


Other key lawyers:

Michal Hrabovský;Petra Kratochvílova; Ondřej Beneš

Key clients



MVV Energie


Johnson Controls

Hartenberg Capital



H2 Equity Partners




Archbishopric of Prague




Work highlights

  • Advised Hartenberg Capital on a minority stake divestiture and agreement with CVC Capital Partners for a co-controlling holding in FutureLife.
  • Advised MVV Energie on the sale of its entire Czech Republic operations to Cube Infrastructure Managers.
  • Advised the owner of EMOS, a major CEE retailer of electrical equipment, on the sale of its companies to Legrand.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.

The commercial, corporate and M&A offering at Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. is comprehensive and involves advising on M&A transactions, joint ventures, and minority shareholder concerns. The scope of work also extends to conducting due diligence and preparing corporate documentation in both domestic and cross-border contexts. The team is jointly led by Vladimíra Glatzová, Jiří Sixta and Jindřich Král, all of whom are experienced in acquisition work on behalf of clients across various industries, as well as solvent restructurings and general commercial services.

Practice head(s):

Vladimíra Glatzová; Jiří Sixta; Jindřich Král

Other key lawyers:

Jindřich Pastrňák


‘Helpful, good knowledge of the problem, respond quickly.’

‘They provide out of the box and well thought out solutions.’

Key clients

NortonLifeLock Inc.

B&K Nemovitostní investice a.s.

Manuvia, a.s.

Expandia, a.s.

Pražská energetika a.s.

Pale Fire Capital SE

Reflex Capital SE

Shareholders of Extra Online

AS Piletilevi

Shareholders of

Statutory City of Olomouc

Archroma Group

Work highlights

  • Advised NortonLifeLock Inc. on its $9.2bn merger with Avast plc.
  • Advised Pale Fire Capital SE on its investment in ACOND, a.s., a major Czech manufacturer of heat pumps.
  • Advised the shareholders of on the sale of a 100% shareholding to Cisco.

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

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law’s corporate and M&A team regularly handles complex cross-border matters, including restructuring work, negotiations, transactions, and collateral instruments. The practice is collectively led by managing partner Jaroslav Havel, Jan Koval and Václav Audes.

Practice head(s):

Jaroslav Havel; Jan Koval; Václav Audes


‘In our view, the law firm employs top lawyers and has expert know-how better than any other law firm operating in the Czech legal services market. It has won us over very quickly thanks to its pro-active and modern approach.’

‘Extremely senior and experienced team with a number of strong leaders. All transactions receive utmost senior attention.’

‘Throughout the entire period, the services have always been provided at the top professional level in terms of legal expertise, including the meeting of agreed upon deadlines, pro-active approach and the endeavour to find the most beneficial solution for us.’

Key clients


Raiffeisenbank a.s.

Credo Ventures

IF Invest EAST

Lighthouse Ventures

B+N Referencia Zrt.


Rohlik Skillz s.r.o.

ČEMAT trading, spol. s r.o.

SMART Comp. a.s.

Premium Design Group a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advised ŠKODA AUTO a.s. on acquiring ŠKODA’s trade marks and related IP rights in all relevant jurisdictions from the group of companies belonging to the ŠKODA GROUP owned by PPF.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

The corporate, commercial and M&A team at Kocián Šolc Balaštík advises on a range of matters, including local and foreign acquisitions, shareholder arrangements, joint ventures, and regulatory concerns. The firm counts start-ups, financial institutions, and banks among its key clients. The group regularly carries out due diligence exercises in addition to preparing and negotiating transaction documents. The practice is collectively led by restructuring specialist Dagmar DubeckáMartin Šolc, who is noted for his involvement in milestone M&A transactions; Jan Dědič, whose corporate expertise spans the gamut of relevant issues; and Petr Kasík, who focuses on banking law.

Practice head(s):

Dagmar Dubecká; Martin Šolc; Jan Dědič; Petr Kasík


‘We have had the pleasure of collaborating with KSB on numerous transactions, and we are truly delighted to have such a strong and reliable partner. They demonstrate exceptional proficiency in managing complex transactions from start to finish.’

‘Jan Dědič is a well-known specialist for corporate law among Czech lawyers.’

‘They understand my client’s business, needs and demands very well and therefore, they always provide feasible solutions to us.’

‘Good business acumen.’

Key clients

J&T Group


Sanberg Capital

PasserInvest Group

M&M Reality

Heureka Group


Yeong Chin Machinery


Heineken Česká Republika

PPF Real Estate

Orienta Czech

Very Goodies

Energo Loučovice

RAFA Laboratories

Asental Land

Brentwood Industries

Work highlights

  • Advising J&T Arch Investments on the acquisition of a stake in Moneta Money Bank.
  • Advising J&T Banka on its entry and subsequent acquisition of a majority share in AMISTA investiční společnost from CINEKIN.
  • Advising Seyfor on several acquisitions of IT companies.

Schoenherr Czech Republic

The corporate and M&A department at Schoenherr Czech Republic advises on high-profile domestic and cross-border M&A work within the tech, digital services, healthcare, and financial services industries. The firm has also seen recent activity in the automotive, transportation, and logistics sectors. The group counts banks, insurance companies, start-ups and blue-chip corporations within its roster of clients. The practice is led by Vladimir Čížek, who specialises in financial services regulation and payment services transactions.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Čížek

Other key lawyers:

Jiří Marek; Michal Jendželovský


‘Michal Jendželovský is an outstanding and hardworking practitioner who provides constant high-quality support in our transactions. He has a very pro-active approach, excellent negotiation skills and is a very pleasant person to work with.’

‘Very good knowledge of M&A. Easy to work with.’

‘Quick responses, good understanding of issues, pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

ABC Automotive

Ampersand Capital Partners

APS Holding


Beijer Ref

BHM Group




Continental Group



Energetický a průmyslový holding


Evo Payments/Evo Czech Republic



Genera Life/Investindustrial Advisors

Green Horizon Renewables


Hospitality Digital

Komerční banka



LynxCap Group

Madison Industries




Raiffeisen Bank International/Raiffeisenbank

Smurfit Kappa


Torrot Electric Europa


UNIQA Insurance Group

Verdi Capital


Work highlights

  • Advised METRO AG on a joint venture with Fresh via the acquisition of a 25% stake in Košík Holding.
  • Advised Ampersand Capital Partners on the acquisition of GeneProof a.s.

Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Led by Karel Muzikář, Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář's commercial, corporate and M&A department demonstrates particular know-how in acquisitions and divestments. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach when handling M&A and private equity work, the firm showcases expertise in the areas of renewable energy, oil and gas, and banking and finance. Karel Dřevínek, Petr Severa and Martin Kramar are key senior contacts within the group.

Practice head(s):

Karel Muzikář

Other key lawyers:

Karel Dřevínek; Petr Severa; Martin Kramar


‘We consider Skils to be the premium provider of legal services on the Czech market. 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, as well as very high qualification, expertise and experience of the individual partners and associates.’

‘The team of Skils lawyers is quite numerous and we are satisfied with the overall result in the first place. 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.’

‘The partners of Skils really care about the individual cases and transactions and do not leave the work to be handled merely by the more junior attorneys.’

Key clients

MONETA Money Bank

Ceska sporitelna (Czech Savings Bank)


FAST Group

Elevion Group

General Atlantic

Work highlights

  • Advised Ceska sporitelna on its €1.7bn acquisition of the loan portfolio of Sberbank’s Czech subsidiary from its insolvency trustee.
  • Advising CEZ on the sale of its joint venture with Akkok Holding, which owns electricity distribution companies SEDAS and SEPAS in Turkey.
  • Advised the shareholders of FAST Group on its sale to a consortium of EC Investments, PPF and Rockaway Capital.

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

The commercial, corporate and M&A department at Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is reputed for its strong know-how in advising on disposals, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations, and mergers. Catering to multinational and local clients alike, the firm has recently increased its activity in the venture capital space, with a particular focus on cross-border venture capital investments of local funds. The practice sits under the leadership of Radek Janeček, who specialises in private equity deals and acquisition finance. Marek Hrubeš is another key contact within the group.

Practice head(s):

Radek Janeček

Other key lawyers:

Marek Hrubeš


‘Professional approach, ability to see the broader implications of the specific case and to advise 0n all related matters.’

‘They are great professionals. They are able to help you and solve matters even with international elements, no matter whether in the EU or other countries. That is exactly what we need in our business which is focused on international markets.’

‘I cooperate especially with Radek Janeček; his work is quick and high quality.’

‘The Squires team brings together knowledge in all legal aspects of business life in the Czech Republic, and through their global network is able to leverage the wider knowledge of the organisation for multinational corporations.’

‘Squire Patton Boggs is a one-stop-shop for all of our real estate and M&A issues. We’ve worked with SPB for a very long time and continue to enjoy working with them. Radek Janeček and Marek Hrubeš are great examples of quality, efficiency and alignment with client goals as core standards.’

‘Radek Janeček is commercially astute and fundamentally understands the issues our business faces. His advice is always provided with a high degree of expertise and great practical approach.’

‘Marek Hrubeš is incredibly knowledgeable and is a hard-working lawyer. He always provides a comprehensive, responsive and informative service. He is communicative and enjoyable to work with.’

‘Team of experts who work hard, reliably, and always provide excellent work.’

Key clients

Pardubice Retail Fund


ARX Equity Partners

BHM Group

Budějovický Budvar


ESPIRA Investments

Hanon Systems

Inven Capital

Kongsberg Automotive


Tilia Impact Ventures

Nadace rodiny Vlčkových


Ricardo Investments

SMC Development

Steris Corporation


Work highlights

  • Advised a group of investors on the €123.8m acquisition of the Atrium Palać Pardubice.
  • Advised Inven Capital on the Series A+ and Series B equity and convertible financing of UK startup Hometree, and the Series E financing round for Cosmo Tech.
  • Advised BHM Group on its joint venture structure with Prague Port.

Weinhold Legal

Weinhold Legal’s commercial, corporate and M&A team demonstrates experience in advising local and international clients on acquisitions, disposals, and general corporate matters, in addition to handling venture capital work. The group adopts a multidisciplinary approach by regularly cooperating with other relevant practices, namely tax, IP and IT. The practice is led by Daniel Weinhold, a dual-qualified Slovak and Czech attorney who focuses on restructurings and transformations. Martin Lukáš is another key contact within the group and covers corporate law and public procurement.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Weinhold

Other key lawyers:

Martin Lukáš; Tomáš Čermák; Anna Bartůňkov; Pav Younis


‘Weinhold Legal is distinguished by its expert team of seasoned attorneys, financial analysts, and industry experts who bring a wealth of experience and in-depth knowledge to every company sale they handle. Committed to a client-centric approach, their team works collaboratively to craft tailored solutions that maximise your company’s value during the sale.’

‘What truly sets them apart is their innovative use of technology, ensuring a streamlined and efficient process, while their dedication to diversity and inclusion ensures a wide range of perspectives to navigate complex negotiations successfully.’

‘Martin Lukáš is a standout due to his extensive experience and dedication to client success in complex M&A transactions. His ability to provide innovative and tailored solutions, excellent communication skills, and collaborative approach make him a valuable asset.’

Key clients


Resistant AI


Tech Mahindra


Pneumax Holding

Hertford Investments

Mach Drůbež a.s.

act Randa Havel Legal

The commercial, corporate and M&A department at act Randa Havel Legal has a strategic focus on representing investors in the solar energy industry, and regularly handles acquisitions and M&A transactions on behalf of clients from this sector. Additionally, the firm is often engaged by clients from the fintech and investment funds spaces. Alois Šatava heads the group and is experienced in covering private equity transactions, as well as providing advice on international and medium-sized acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Alois Šatava

Other key lawyers:

Martin Řanda; Michal Pálinkás

Key clients

Daktela s.r.o.

JUFA Investment Group

Pražské služby a.s. (Prague Services)

Zdroj Pitné Vody Kárany, a.s. (Drinking Water Source Kárany)


Webonus s.r.o.

FCC Group

CHEVAK Cheb, a.s.

Amsterdam Platform Creation B.V.

RN Solutions

LUNTAN s.r.o.

JCHS Invest s.r.o., a.s.


Doosan Škoda Power, a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advising Amsterdam Platform Creation B.V. on a Series A investment in BudgetBakers s.r.o.
  • Advising Daktela s.r.o. on the acquisition of a majority share in s.r.o.
  • Advising JUFA Investment Group on the acquisition of four companies which own and operate photovoltaic power plants with a total installed capacity of 12.5MW.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář’s commercial, corporate and M&A practice advises on restructuring and investments, the establishment of companies, strategic entries, and corporate governance concerns. Local companies, international corporations, and tech start-ups all feature in the roster of key clients. Ivan Sagál leads the department with notable skill in liquidations, reorganisations, and takeover bids. Senior associate Ľubomír Brečka focuses on related banking and finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Ľubomír Brečka


‘The team is very competent, and their expertise is their strength. They provide speedy and complete information, advice and options to resolve issues in an effective and low-cost manner.’

‘I appreciate the very polite communication and ability to flexibly react to changed circumstances if needed.’

Key clients

Spearhead International Ltd.

KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o.

KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o. Czech Republic s.r.o.

Central European Development Hub Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advised Spearhead International Limited and Farmwealth Limited on the sale of their Czech and Slovak agricultural businesses to J&T.
  • Advised KB Smart Solutions on two investment capital increase projects.
  • Advised Czech start-up on capital entry by ČS Seed Starter.

bnt attorneys-at-law

The corporate and M&A team at bnt attorneys-at-law handles large-scale M&A transactions, often in collaboration with its real estate practice. The practice’s scope of work includes assisting with negotiations, drafting documents, and advising on company conversions, incorporations, and joint ventures. German-qualified Peter Maysenhölder heads the group and specialises in commercial and corporate law, often advising clients from the construction and automotive industries.

Practice head(s):

Peter Maysenhölder

Other key lawyers:

Pavla Kubáková


‘bnt distinguish themselves through their client-centric philosophy, innovative approach, and tailored legal services. Their strengths include specialised expertise in cross-border matters, a proven track record and a global reach.’

‘Peter Maysenhölder has helped me a lot in various cross-border transactions, but also in private legal cases with his great expertise and his distinct feeling for my business concerns. Peter has an incredibly high level of responsiveness.’

‘bnt are an important advisor to us, enabling us to cover various jurisdictions in the region from a single source. We do not know any other law firm in the Czech Republic with such a geographical reach in the region and with such expertise in cross-border matters.’

Key clients

AST (Advanced Sensor Technologies) International CZ s.r.o.


CHEP Group (Alpharetta, GA, US)

Freudenberg Group

Gaudlitz Group (Coburg, Germany)

HABA Group (Cham/ZG, Switzerland)

RSJ Investments SICAV a.s.

Trigema Startup a.s.

VTG Group

Wettpex Hygiene Wipes s.r.o.

WITTE Automotive (Germany)

Work highlights

  • Advised Gaudlitz Group on the foundation of a new production plant and relocation from its old premises.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.’s corporate and M&A practice advises on due diligence concerns, contractual negotiations, acquisition structuring, and merger control proceedings. The firm’s industry expertise is wide ranging, spanning manufacturing, healthcare, IT and IP, and its workload extends to advising clients on post-merger integration concerns. Managing partner Arthur Braun heads up the department, bringing together expertise in corporate, competiton and labour law. David Vosol, Pavel Vincík and Jiří Bárta are further key contacts within the team.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Braun

Other key lawyers:

David Vosol; Pavel Vincík; Jiří Bárta


‘The practice is very strong; they have a good knowledge of the market and of course the law.’

‘Arthur Braun is perfect.’

‘A unique blend of local and EU know-how at the level of a big bracket firm with attention to detail and full partner access. In our experience a top-notch firm in renewable energy matters, corporate finance and M&A throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia.’

‘Arthur Braun and his team members, in addition to standard advice, provide out of the box thinking for complex, cross border transactions.’

‘Experienced M&A team with in-depth industry knowledge, particularly in the automotive industry. Quick, up-to-date, reliable and transparent billing.’

‘Arthur Braun – on the ball.’

Key clients




Samvardhana Motherson Group

Českomoravská distribuce

Thea Laboratories

Deutsche Lufthansa Group




M.A.S Automation

Ziegler Group

Wiegel CZ žárové zinkování s.r.o.



Creditas Group

Nemak Group

Plzeňský Prazdroj

Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Advised Plzeňský Prazdroj on a joint venture with Pilsner Urquell Experience.
  • Advised NEMAK on the purchase of land and factory halls in an industrial area in Podbořany.
  • Advised the CREDITAS Group on the acquisition of a 100% stake in the British energy group InterGen.

Noerr s.r.o.

Noerr s.r.o.’s corporate and M&A department is noted for its capabilities in handling local deals as well as multi-jurisdictional transactions, particularly in the manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, financial services, and automotive sectors. Much of the team’s activity centres on handling cross-border M&A transactions, market entry work, regional and global expansion, and corporate restructuring matters. Barbara Kusak heads the practice and is experienced in private equity and corporate finance issues.

Practice head(s):

Barbara Kusak

Other key lawyers:

Petr Hrnčíř; Lucia Luptáková; Lenka Hellingerová


‘A good team, which provides quality service.’

‘Barbara Kusak, Lucia Luptáková and Lenka Hellingerová have been very valuable. Good availability and effective execution on matters.’

‘The M&A and corporate team under the lead of Barbara Kusak is very solid. Good experience, hardworking, able to think with us as a client, good communication and overall good output.’

‘Barbara Kusak has a lot of experience, is calm and collected, communicates clearly, and is able to adjust to our requests.’

‘Very professional approach, always available, quick solutions and high-quality services.’

‘Petr Hrnčíř always responds efficiently and provides qualified views on issues. He is practical and helpful.’

‘Lucia Luptáková is highly dedicated to clients, very professional, provides precise answers and solutions.’

Key clients

ESPIRA Investments s.r.o.

Orlando Management

Compagnia Siderurgica Italiana (Pittini group)

Mediqon Group AG

SLR (Orlando portfolio company)

BBA Capital Partners (and its portfolio company Conscio)

MSK Group Plc

phm racing GmbH

IPCOM Nederland B.V.

NPM Capital

BBC Group

Lexum (part of the Optegra group)

Work highlights

  • Advised ESPIRA Investments on the sale of ICON Communication Centres s.r.o.
  • Advised Orlando Management on the acquisition of SATES s.r.o. and on the acquisition of Ludwig Pfeiffer Hoch- und Tiefbau GmbH in an insolvency deal.
  • Advised Italian Compagnia Siderurgica Italiana on its acquisition of German holding company Steelag GmbH.


The corporate and M&A group at PETERKA & PARTNERS counts local and international companies amongst its key clients, and regularly advises on cross-border deals across Europe. The firm handles regulatory matters, structuring concerns, legal and tax due diligence, and contractual work, in addition to negotiating various aspects of transactions. Gabriela Hájková leads the group and is an experienced commercial lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Hájková

Other key lawyers:

Ondřej Dušek


‘Flexible and fast responses from the team. Focused on problem solving and practical implications for the transaction (instead of creating theoretical legal issues).’

‘Gabriela Hájková has gone above and beyond in helping me understand the nuances of corporate law in the Czech Republic.’

‘The practice is well known for its specialised focus on venture capital and start-up financing. The team has extensive experience and an interesting track record.’

‘Ondřej Dušek is an experienced expert in the field of M&A and venture capital. He is a skilled negotiator with a pro-business approach.’

‘Clear communication, straight to the point and in time. Pragmatic and proactive individuals, who come with solutions and quickly put them into motion. Strong level of expertise, good drafting skills.’

‘The lawyers are very responsive and reply very quickly to our requests. We also know that they are reliable and skilled.’

‘We have worked with a number of individuals from all the CEE offices. They are always succinct and willing to answer all our questions within a short time frame. The service they provide is great.’

‘I enjoyed the hands-on service provided by Ondřej Dušek and his knowledge of local law and ability to find solutions.’

Key clients

John Cockerill

FC Viktoria Plzen

DoDo Group SE


V-Sharp Ventures Alpha SE

Renault Retail Group

Atlas Copco



PCA Logistika CZ

Smith Micro Software CZ

Descours & Cabaud

Work highlights

  • Advised FC Viktoria Plzeň on the sale of its majority share to an Austrian-Swiss business group.
  • Advising Atlas Copco group on various corporate issues, including the inter-group reorganisation of its subsidiaries within the CEE region.
  • Advised V-Sharp Ventures SE on the acquisition of a stake in DoDo Group SE by Fresh Holding.

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár’s corporate and M&A team covers a wide range of mandates, including acquisitions, joint ventures, establishment of holding structures, restructurings, and various other corporate matters. Demonstrating a particular focus on the tech sector, the department regularly acts for multinationals and local companies, often carrying out due diligence exercises and assisting with the negotiation of contracts. The practice is collectively led by Tomas Schollaert, who handles venture capital matters; Iva Zothová, who supervises TMT-related M&A projects; and Jana Pattynová, who specialises in transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Tomas Schollaert; Iva Zothová; Jana Pattynová

Other key lawyers:

Štefan Král; Ferdinand Fořt


‘Very good experience with M&A deals, very fast and reliable reactions, full responsibility for drafting transactional documentation.’

‘Ferdinand Fořt is calm, easy-going, hard-working, and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Jana Pattynová is my main point of contact. Talented, sharp and precise, she represents the best kind of partner, who remains human and humble.’

Key clients


Elvaston Capital

Time is Ltd.



Bidfood Czech Republic

Heliot Europe/Cube Infrastructure


Index Ventures






Work highlights

  • Acting as the global corporate and commercial for Emplifi, which was formed following the combination of the businesses of Socialbakers and Astute.
  • Advised Index Ventures on its Series D investment into
  • Advised the shareholders of PEKAT s.r.o., a provider of AI-based automated visual inspection solutions, on the sale of the company to Datalogic, an Italian company working in automatic data capture and process automation.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

The corporate, commercial and M&A practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář offers an extensive service and frequently advises companies within the CEE market, emerging Czech companies, and global corporations. The firm’s scope of work includes advising on project structuring, acquisitions, corporate restructuring, and regulatory frameworks. The department is collectively led by managing partner Petr Kincl, and managing associates Vendelín Balog and Daniel Pikal.

Practice head(s):

Petr Kincl; Vendelín Balog; Daniel Pikal

Other key lawyers:

Martina Sedláčková


‘The firm offers a unique combination of high-quality legal services with an effective cost structure that even sets them apart in the legal industry.’

‘They prioritise efficiency without compromising the quality of their work, making them an excellent choice for clients who appreciate value for money.’

Key clients

Varroc Lighting Systems

Orlen Unipetrol Group

Van De Velde Packaging NV

Schreder SA

AMiT Holding s.r.o.

České dráhy, a.s.

B.H. S.r.l.

YIT Stavo s.r.o.

FOREZ Holding a.s.


Sandberg Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Varroc Lighting Systems on the acquisition of Varroc Group by Plastic Omnium.
  • Advised Orlen Unipetrol Group on its takeover of the Italian-Czech recycling company Remaq.
  • Advised Van De Verde Packaging NV on the acquisition of UNIPAP.


ROWAN LEGAL’s corporate and M&A practice advises on an array of acquisitions and mergers, with many deals involving a cross-border element. The firm counts corporations, venture capital funds, investors, and private equity funds amongst its key clients, often from industries such as education, transportation, IT and energy. Jan Frey leads the department.

Practice head(s):

Jan Frey

Other key lawyers:

Martin Šubrt; Michaela Jiříková Krausová; Marie Koštělova


‘Martin Šubrt is a very experienced finance and M&A expert with experience in complex transactions as well as financing.’

‘I had the absolute pleasure of working with Martin Šubrt and I must say, he is a true gem. Martin is not just your ordinary attorney; he’s one of very few working partners of big law firms in Prague. With his sharp analytical skills and excellent deep-thinking abilities, Martin consistently delivered exceptional results that exceeded our expectations and one-on-one he is simply unmatched by any other lawyer in Prague.’

‘Martin Šubrt’s deep knowledge of jurisprudence, combined with his superlative intelligence, allowed him to navigate the complex world of corporate law with finesse. It was quite amusing to witness his conservative yet witty approach to problem-solving.’

‘A very strong corporate and commercial team that delivers pragmatic and commercially orientated solutions in a cost-effective manner.’

‘Based on our cooperation with Rowan Legal, I can safely say that the firm has a team of highly- experienced lawyers who always put their clients first and always provide full legal support to their clients.’

‘We are very satisfied with the legal services provided by Rowan Legal. They are very responsive; we trust them to have our best interests at heart. They are also a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients


Oriens Fund

AURES Holdings



Rockaway Capital SE




Severočeská Vodárenská Společnost a.s. (the owner of the water management infrastructure for the entire Northern Bohemia region)

Solar Turbines EAME

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

Severočeské vodovody a kanalizace


CGI IT Czech Republic


SITCO Center

SUDOP Consulting and Information Technology


viridiusLAB AG

AMiT Holding

VYVA Plast

Work highlights

  • Advised Central Europe Automation Solutions on the purchase of a 70% share in AMiT Holding.
  • Advised CONCENS INVESTMENTS on the sale of 100% of the shares in OSTRAVA AIRPORT MULTIMODAL PARK to IF Invest EAST a.s.
  • Advised the owners of AAS Automotive on the sale of 100% of the shares in AAS Automotive to DECOTEK Group.

Taylor Wessing LLP

Taylor Wessing Czech Republic’s corporate, commercial and M&A department offers expertise in the IT, IP, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industry sectors, often negotiating complex contracts and advising on compliance matters. The practice frequently advises clients on cross-border deals and mergers, and assists with regulatory challenges. As well as counting start-ups, digital companies, and cloud computing businesses amongst its key clients, the firm also displays know-how in advising public listed companies. Janka Brezániová and Markéta Deimelová jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Janka Brezániová; Markéta Deimelová

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Rechberger; Maroš Podstavek


‘Thomas Rechberger guided us through a complicated legal situation by keeping an overview, leading the negotiations with the other party, and providing detailed legal expertise when required.’

Key clients

The Emmes Company, LLC


Work highlights

  • Advising The Emmes Company on various post-completion matters following the acquisition of 100% of the shares in NEOX s.r.o., a European contract research organisation headquartered in Prague.
  • Advising COWI A/S on the acquisition of Finley Engineering Group.

Wolf Theiss

The corporate and M&A team at Wolf Theiss handles a broad range of work, including advising buyers and sellers on due diligence concerns, transaction documentation, and negotiations. Additionally, the firm covers joint ventures, reorganisations, and restructurings, with demonstrable experience in public procurement matters and banking regulatory concerns. The practice displays industry sector expertise in the TMT, private equity, energy, and chemicals and materials sectors. Tereza Naučová heads up the department and is skilled in private acquisitions work. Senior associate Kateřina Mikulová is another key member of the group and specialises in corporate restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Tereza Naučová

Other key lawyers:

Kateřina Mikulová; Michal Matouš; Barbora Malimánková


‘Wolf Theiss consists of a great number of excellent lawyers, consultants and other business professionals who are always available to provide you with outstanding legal advice and support. The team works very well together, they complement each other across practice groups and offices in the CEE/SEE region.’

‘It is always a pleasure to work with Tereza Naučová and her team on joint projects. Tereza is a highly skilled professional with attention to detail, extensive legal knowledge, and a strategic approach when it comes to complex corporate legal matters.’

‘Good command of theoretical knowledge, diligent and meticulous attitude.’

Key clients

Bain Capital



Odyssey Investment Partners

PIP Global Holdings

The Baupost Group

Goldfinch Partners


Work highlights

  • Advised Bain Capital Tech Opportunities (US) on its $150m minority investment in Ataccama Group.
  • Advising KKR on a $16.3bn transaction whereby KKR and Global Infrastructure Partners completed the acquisition of an 81.7% stake in Vantage Towers from Vodafone.
  • Advising AGROFERT group on the acquisition of Borealis’ nitrogen business.

Aegis Law

The corporate and M&A practice at Aegis Law advises on various complex mergers, corporate governance matters, and compliance concerns. The team demonstrates industry sector expertise within the financial services, energy, and infrastructure fields. Vojtech Faltus heads the group and is skilled in regulatory matters, in addition to post-merger activities, including internal restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Vojtech Faltus


‘They are friendly, deliver tasks on time, their prices are reasonable.’

Key clients

C-Energy Planá


Work highlights

  • Advising Ivan Boruta on the sale of Borcad CZ to two investment funds, Genesis and Integral.
  • Advising a group of private investors on setting up a joint venture providing an energy sharing service in the Czech Republic.
  • Advising AVAPS on the internal restructuring and spin-off of its fire laboratory to a separate entity.

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

Bányaiová Vožehová, s.r.o., law office’s scope of work includes advising clients on large-scale cross-border deals. Lucie Vožehová heads up the department and focuses on restructuring and corporate matters within the energy, food and beverage, and civil engineering industries. Lucie Oršulová is another key contact, and expertly advises on day-to-day commercial and corporate concerns.

Practice head(s):

Lucie Vožehová

Other key lawyers:

Lucie Oršulová


‘The firm has a dynamic team, all of them are well experienced in various types of corporate and M&A transactions. They provide the full service on these transactions with an innovative approach. Their work is excellent in terms of detailed analysis and effectiveness.’

‘Lucie Vožehová is the main contact for corporate and M&A deals. She is very smart and seeks the best solution for the client, always on a high professional level.’

‘Lucie Vožehová is our contact partner, she is very capable and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Lactalis Group

Vinci Energies, including Axians

Soletanche Freyssinet/Nuvia

Karlín Group


Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

Shell Czech Republic a.s.

Schülke & Mayr GmbH


TGA Holding

EDS Trade

Work highlights

  • Advising Mlekarna Kunin and Mlekarna Klatovy on various corporate and commercial matters.
  • Advised on the merger between EMC and DELL in the Czech Republic.

Bríza & Trubac

The commercial, corporate and M&A department at Bríza & Trubac advises clients from a range of industries including tech, energy, engineering, and real estate. The firm handles transactions and corporate issues, joint ventures, and restructuring mandates, often in close connection with its tax practice. Patrik Koželuha leads the group and offers expertise in handling cross-border corporate and M&A mandates.

Practice head(s):

Patrik Koželuha

Other key lawyers:

Barbora Klimešova; David Línek


‘The team is really well balanced. The approach of each team member, their knowledge of the law, flexibility and ability to think outside the box is indispensable for their clients.’

‘Patrik Koželuha has excellent negotiation skills, erudition, the perfect ability to find constructive solutions leading to the goal, and at the same time he has perfect drafting skills in the preparation of documentation and its revision.’

‘The team combines highly experienced senior partners with motivated junior colleagues who complement each other to satisfy the client’s needs.’

‘I primarily value their client focus, always openly listening to clients’ needs to deliver the best possible solution.’

Key clients

ADI Heat & Power a.s.

DataSentics a.s.

Raiffeisen – Leasing, s.r.o.

Active Development Investments a.s. s.r.o.

Liversport Group a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advised Radovan Jirka and Jiří Tobolka on the sale of their majority stakes in Bizztreat s.r.o. to LinkSoft Technologies.

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners’ corporate and M&A group often engages in cross-border work, and frequently handles transactions within the industrial, automotive, energy, and manufacturing industry sectors. The firm regularly liaises with its litigation department to handle post-M&A disputes. The team is jointly led by managing director Petr Kališ and Lukáš Srbecký.

Practice head(s):

Petr Kališ; Lukáš Srbecký

Other key lawyers:

Jiří Prouza


‘Very responsive and pragmatic. The M&A team was very talented, and our client was very happy with the advice: pragmatic, precise and proactive.’

‘We always appreciate the business-oriented approach of Cerha Hempel’s lawyers which contributes to effective and fruitful negotiations between our company and its business partners.’

‘Jiří Prouza is a very diligent and reliable lawyer who has solid expertise across different areas of law. Petr Kališ is an experienced lawyer with great knowledge of industry specifics. Both of them have very good negotiation skills which help our company to reach a compromise and find an effective solution with its business partners.’

Key clients

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

Continental AG

CIMS Suzhou Co., Ltd

ŽĎAS, a.s.

JIP východočeská a.s.

Scatec Solar, s.r.o.

HERVIS Sport a móda, s.r.o.|ISP Retail s.r.o.|HERVIS Sport- und Modegesellschaft m.b.H.

GEOS Invest Hungária Kft.



Work highlights

  • Advising Czech Airlines on a planned merger and acquisition matter.
  • Advised Continental AG on selling its washer system business.
  • Advised JIP východočeská on the acquisition of a traditional Czech beverage company.

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelár

The team at Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář advises on corporate reorganisations, commercial business needs, and domestic and international M&A transactions. The practice also handles disposals, joint ventures, and complex carve-out deals, often in coordination with its tax department. Petr Suchý heads up the group.

Practice head(s):

Petr Suchý

Other key lawyers:

David Šimek


‘I have to appreciate the very high level of professionalism of the team led by Petr Suchý, the flexibility and very creative approach to problems.’

‘Petr Suchý adopts a professional approach and has an excellent knowledge of corporate law.’

‘Good composition of the team, competitive pricing, ability to cover not only legal but also financial and tax issues, background of international company with many brands.’

‘David Šimek provides very good client and professional service, demonstrates deep knowledge and experience in M&A transactions. Excellent collaboration with financial and legal teams to completely cover the M&A process.’

Key clients


ROTOM Europe B.V.

SCTBio a.s.

FAST ČR, a.s. / SENCOR EUROPE, spol. s r.o.


Savino Del Bene S.p.A

Meopta – optika, s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised ATACCAMA Group SE on the process of onboarding strategic investor Bain Capital Tech for $150m.
  • Advised KV Holding Group on setting up its holding structure.
  • Conducted a merger clearance analysis for Savino Del Bene S.p.A in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

JŠK, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

The corporate and M&A team at JŠK, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. advises on a range of transactions across the manufacturing, e-commerce, TMT and IT industries, with a particular focus on private equity and venture capital work. The practice is led by Tomáš Doležil, who handles a breadth of corporate and commercial law matters.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Doležil

Other key lawyers:

Klára Šmídová


‘We greatly appreciated that the JSK team on our project was dynamic and responsive. We asked a lot of questions and we always received business-friendly advice provided in simple terms rather than long memos.’

‘JSK have a small but brilliant team. Their team structure allows them to be across all of the detail and reactive.’

‘The team is strong on a full range of transactions from small-cap right up to the large-cap private equity transactions.’

Key clients

Shareholders of Tescan Orsay Holding

Genesis Private Equity Fund IV – Avallon MBO Fund III

Sudop Consulting and Information Technology a.s.

Bunzl plc

Alsendo – Abris Capital Partners

CVI Dom Maklerski sp. z.o.o.

Nation 1

KKCG AG – Allwyn

Multicraft Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Tescan Orsay Holding on the sale of a majority stake to a private equity fund.
  • Advised private equity funds Genesis Capital and Avallon MBO Fund on the acquisition of TES Vsetin, a traditional Czech manufacturer of electrical machines and components.
  • Advised SUDOP Consulting and Information Technology a.s. on the acquisitions of BizzTreat s.r.o. and Impromat-Computer s.r.o.

KPMG Legal, Czech Republic

KPMG Legal, Czech Republic’s scope of work extends to a wide range of corporate and M&A matters, including cross-border restructurings, as well as more general corporate and commercial services. The firm advises clients from an array of industries including financial services, automotive, industrial, and manufacturing. Martin Hrdlík specialises in regulatory issues and corporate law, and leads the team alongside Jan Procházka, who offers expertise in private equity and joint venture work.

Practice head(s):

Martin Hrdlík; Jan Procházka

Other key lawyers:

Petr Janíček; Viktor Dušek

Key clients

Deutsche Börse Group

MOSS logistics s.r.o.

Broker Trust Group

LINET spol. s r.o.

Banka CREDITAS a.s.

Babcock Wanson Group

CBE Albis AG

DER Touristik CZ a.s.

Danone a.s.

OSSTEM IMPLANT Co. Ltd. and its Czech subsidiary OSSTEM EUROPE s.r.o.

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

Česká tisková kancelář (Czech News Agency)

Novamedia B.V.

LPR Europe B.V.

Reichhold CZ s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Deutsche Börse Group on a group restructuring aimed at optimising group costs across multiple jurisdictions in the CEE region and Ireland.
  • Advised the former shareholders of UNIPAP a.s. and UNIPAP PAPÍRNA a.s. on the sale of their shares in the companies to Van de Velde Packaging Group.
  • Advised Banka CREDITAS a.s. on the acquisition of Expobank a.s.