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Dentons¬†handles a broad range of energy and infrastructure matters, and particularly excels in financing, M&A and restructuring matters.¬†The team advised¬†ńĆeskoslovensk√° obchodn√≠ banka on a series of financing mandates, including the refinancing of a photovoltaic power plant, biogas station and on the financing of the purchase of land, and represented Sev.en EC in a reimbursement of gift tax dispute with the tax authority; the tax¬†was imposed on free carbon dioxide emission allowances in breach of EU law. Practice head Petr Z√°kouck√Ŭ†heads the team and has notable expertise advising on environmental regulatory challenges faced by conventional power plants.¬†Petr Slach¬†and¬†Jan Proch√°zka¬†are also recommended.

Kinstellar¬†has an 'excellent' practice spanning various CEE jurisdictions with 'motivated and very skilled lawyers that are internationally well connected'. It regularly advises on the regulatory and competition aspects of M&A transactions, and recently acted for VńõzeŇąsk√° sluŇĺba ńĆesk√© republiky on a number of public procurement and construction matters relating to the construction and operation of a production facility. The team also advises Nexen Tire Corporation on the construction of a major industrial manufacturing plant for car tyres.¬†Kamil BlaŇĺek¬†is a 'top-notch' adviser and is supported by managing associates¬†Michal For√Ĺtek¬†and¬†Jan Lehk√Ĺ.

White & Case (Europe) LLP¬†is particularly strong in handling big-ticket project financing transactions, advising a mix of¬†global energy and natural resources and infrastructure companies as well as financial institutions. In headline work, it advised¬†Elicio NV on the financing for the construction of a wind energy power plant and acted for BNP Paribas Fortis on its provision of buyer credit facility to¬†Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction for the financing of two steam turbines and generators.¬†V√≠t Stehl√≠k¬†heads the team, which also includes¬†David Plch,¬†who focuses on project finance mandates, and¬†Pavel ńĆ√≠Ňĺek,¬†who has expertise in infrastructure, natural resources and gas infrastructure development.

CMS¬†is recommended for advising international energy and infrastructure companies on their investments and disposals in the Czech Republic. The team has notable expertise in the renewable sector, particularly in the solar power and wind space.¬†Luk√°Ň° Jan√≠ńćek¬†assisted EnerCap with the sale of an 18MW wind farm to Achema Group and advised on the public procurement and construction of a high profile PPP project.

Koci√°n ҆olc BalaŇ°t√≠k¬†has a solid track record in the energy sphere.¬†Dagmar Dubeck√°¬†advised¬†Biomass to Energy Benkovac on the construction of a 5MW biomass power plant in Croatia.¬†Practice head¬†V√°clav Rovensk√Ŭ†focuses on energy and environmental law and is¬†advising Rema Companies on¬†a series of disputes and¬†the licensing aspects of its operation of recycling systems for particular types of waste.¬†Counsel¬†Tom√°Ň° Sequens¬†is also recommended.

PRK Partners¬†handles a range of energy and infrastructure projects, where it advises on financing, public procurement and regulatory matters. Key clients include Engie,¬†Galerie Butovice and¬†Organic technology s.r.o..¬†Jakub Lichnovsk√Ŭ†and¬†Martin Kriz¬†are the main contacts.

Allen & Overy's team is led by Warsaw-based Dan Cocker, who recently advised Bank of China on its export financing for the supply of telecoms technology to Slovakia. Another highlight saw senior associate Petra Mysakova assisting Czech Export Bank with the pre-export financing to Aero Vodochody Aerospace. Václav Valvoda retired in 2018.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.¬†handles the¬†full range of energy work, including¬†contractual, regulatory and transactional matters.¬†The team 'focuses on solving clients' business needs'.¬†Tengelmann Energie is a major client.¬†Marc M√ľller,¬†David Vosol¬†and¬†Pavel Vinc√≠k¬†are names to note.

Clifford Chance¬†has seen an increase in project financing and litigation instructions. The team lost¬†Petr Z√°kouck√Ŭ†to¬†Dentons, and is now jointly led by¬†Alex Cook,¬†MiloŇ° Felgr,¬†¬†Emil Holub¬†and¬†David Kol√°ńćek. Recent highlights include advising a local bank on the project financing of wind power plants. Clients include ńĆeskoslovensk√° obchodn√≠ banka and¬†Mitsui & Co.

Glatzov√° & Co., s.r.o.'s client roster includes lenders and investors, which it advises on financing and refinancing, development and regulatory issues, as well as administrative and civil litigation. Recent highlights include advising an electricity supplier on its acquisition of a photovoltaic power plant. Key names to note are¬†Vladim√≠ra Glatzov√°, Martin DanńćiŇ°in¬†and¬†Erik Kolan.

RANDA HAVEL LEGAL¬†is praised for its 'clear communication' and 'deep understanding of the energy sector'. Practice head¬†Jan Havel¬†recently advised¬†Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation on the insured export financing provided by The Czech Export Bank for the construction of the¬†Adularya coal-fired power plant in Turkey and represented¬†Doosan ҆koda Power in a contractual dispute with ModŇôany Power.

ROWAN LEGAL¬†is regularly instructed on public procurement and PPP mandates, and is particularly experienced in the energy, water, waste management and infrastructure sectors.¬†E.ON ńĆesk√° republika,¬†Krajsk√° zdravotn√≠ and¬†Severońćesk√° vod√°rensk√° spoleńćnost are among its clients.¬†Vil√©m PodeŇ°va¬†is recommended.

Weinhold Legal¬†is singled out for its 'flexible and client-oriented approach'.¬†Martin Luk√°Ň°¬†is 'a great lawyer with¬†commercial insight and understanding of clients' needs'.¬†Daniel Weinhold¬†and¬†Milan Pol√°k¬†are also recommended. The team recently advised on a number of PPP projects and represented a Czech company in a construction dispute.

Wolf Theiss' Jan Kotous is recommended for advising on M&A, financing, regulatory and contentious matters in the energy sector.

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