Projects and PPP in Czech Republic

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy's market-leading projects team is able to leverage the firm's pan-European coverage to undertake multijurisdictional financing mandates. Dan Cocker leads the practice from Warsaw and handles major project structuring, restructurings, and asset finance deals. The Prague team is made up of Petra Mysakova, who co-heads the banking practice, and leads on cross-border transactions alongside senior associate Jana Maršálková.  The team is skilled in both local and international PPP matters. Jan Skuhravý, who is based in the firm's London office, provides additional support.

Practice head(s):

Dan Cocker

Other key lawyers:

Petra Mysakova; Jana Maršálková; Jan Skuhravý

Key clients

Terminal Investment Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Terminal Investment Limited on a new €80m financing for the terminal of LKAB Klaipėdos Smeltė in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Kinstellar

The excellent projects and PPP practice at Kinstellar has considerable strength across the energy and infrastructure space and is led by Kamil Blažek. The team acts on high-end renewable energy mandates and across the mid-to-upstream oil and gas sector, including for key clients E.ON and ČEZ. Head of the competition practice Tomáš Čihula advises on public procurement matters, and Karla Rundtová is the key contact for advisory work pertaining to large acquisitions and restructurings. At the associate level, Michal Forýtek provides additional competition support and also advises energy companies on mergers. The group is able to leverage its regional offering with eleven offices across the CEE region.

Practice head(s):

Kamil Blažek

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Čihula; Karla Rundtová; Michal Forýtek

Key clients

NET4GAS

Nexen Tire Corporation

Vězeňská služba České republiky

ČEPS

VEOLIA ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA

E.ON

ČEZ

BMW AG

Nexen Tire Corporation

Omers Infrastructure Management

Goldman Sachs International

Západoslovenská energetika

Alliance Infrastructure

Work highlights

  • Advising Nexen Tire Corporation (Korea) on a foreign direct investment concerning the construction of a large industrial manufacturing plant for car tyres in North Bohemia.
  • Advising NET4GAS, a Czech gas TSO, and its shareholders on the construction and development of Capacity4Gas (C4G) gas interconnector.
  • Advising Max Aicher Group on the acquisition of bankrupt steel mills Pilsen Steel from the insolvency trustee.

CMS

CMS focuses on international energy and infrastructure mandates for a host of leading domestic clients. Led by the highly rated Lukáš Janíček, the practice is singled out for its English law capacity and is able to handle high-end cross-border transactions. The team acts for local and foreign investors on renewable energy projects and public procurement matters. Senior associate Lenka Krutáková is the key name for this, and has worked across Slovakia on PPP projects. Lukáš Výmola is a key name to note for infrastructure matters.

Practice head(s):

Lukáš Janíček

Other key lawyers:

Lenka Krutáková; Lukáš Výmola

Key clients

Enery Development

Sev.en Energy

VINCI / Meridiam Investments

T-Systems

EnerCap

Mondi Group – LABE WOOD

Fortum

Work highlights

  • Advised Sev.en Energy Group on the acquisition of two Czech coal-fired power plants based in Kladno and Zlín from Alpiq.
  • Advising the bidders on all legal aspects of the PPP project regarding design, finance, construction and O&M of part of the D4 expressway in the Czech Republic.
  • Advised Enery Development, a newly formed Austrian investment fund, on the acquisition (including its financing) of a solar power portfolio across the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

ROWAN LEGAL

ROWAN LEGAL specialises in the investment area and is noted for its sector strength in construction. Led by Vilém Podešva, the practice handles public procurement matters and has a large real estate and infrastructure offering. Newly promoted partner Lukáš Sommer handles public investment work and is noted for his expertise in this area. Elsewhere, Martin Janoušek is the key corporate contact supporting the transactional aspects of deals.

Practice head(s):

Vilém Podešva

Other key lawyers:

Lukáš Sommer; Martin Janoušek

Testimonials

‘Management of complex contracts in a wide industry, the invention in the use of less common tender types that better meet the requirements.’

‘The team is full of strong individuals and the team works in a very effective way together. The key strength is knowledge, experience, and flexibility.’

‘This practice is unique in the combination of knowledge of the law and rich experience in the field of public procurement and competences in the field of transport telematics.’

‘Because we have been cooperating with Rowan Legal for a long time, we especially appreciate the personal approach, orientation in the field of transport telematics, and always the effort to protect the client as much as possible.’

Key clients

Severočeská vodárenská společnost a.s.

Hlavní město Praha

Ředitelství silnic a dálnic

Dopravní podnik Praha

VODÁRNA PLZEŇ a.s.

Lesy ČR (JSC)

Město Františkovy Lázně

Work highlights

  • Preparation of contracts for Severočeská vodárenská společnost, a.s. (North Bohemia water supply company Ltd.) related to the brand new model of operation of water infrastructure in the Czech Republic.
  • Legal support to Dopravní podnik Praha (The Prague Public Transit Co. Inc.) through the preparation of contractual and administrative documents, support of public procurement related to the realisation phase of the project for building the new D line of the Prague subway.
  • Advising Dopravní podnik Praha (The Prague Public Transit Co. Inc.) on the project for the full service of subway trains and in the upcoming realisation phase for all three lines of the Prague subway.