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DLA Piper
PANSKÁ 2
110 00 PRAGUE
Czech Republic

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

DLA Piper undertakes a full range of corporate and M&A matters for domestic and international clients transacting in the Czech Republic. In addition to having a strong local practice, the firm’s ability to leverage the expertise of practitioners across the international network makes it well-placed to cover all the intricacies of complex cross-border deals. The Prague-based team is active in matters involving sectors such as technology, manufacturing, retail and pharmaceuticals, among others. Miroslav Dubovský heads up the group, which includes Petr Samec, as well as Ondřej Chlada, who was recruited from Randl Partners attorneys at law.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Dubovský

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

ZIP Co Limited

Berry Global, Inc.

Trust Union Fund

MKS Instruments, Inc.

Inven Capital, SICAV, a.s.

Icen Risk Limited

Euclid Transactional UK Limited

Paylocity Corporation

Axiell Group AB

Kiwi.com

Levi Strauss & Co. Europe

Hyundai Motor Europe GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Trust Union Fund, a Russian investment fund, on the acquisition of the South Bohemian machine tool manufacturer Kovosvit MAS.
  • Advised Zip Co Limited on its investment in Twisto Payments.
  • Advised Berry Global on the sale of Promens Zlín to leading CEE private equity fund ARX.

Czech Republic > Real estate and construction Tier 3

DLA Piper‘s real estate practice has a strong transactional focus, with the firm acting on local and international portfolios. It also advises clients on construction matters, as well as finance issues. The firm’s roster of clients includes major international businesses, such as Ikea and Pfizer. Team head David Padyšák offers notable construction law support, and he also assists clients with procurement and contract drafting, in addition to acting on major transactions.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

IKEA Czech Republic

Ingka Centres Holding B.V.

GLP Czech Republic Management/Goodman Czech Republic

ING Bank N.V.

UniCredit Leasing CZ, a.s./UniCredit Group

ModusLink Czech Republic s.r.o./ModusLink Corp

Themis Capital LLP

UBM Development Czechia s.r.o.

Pfizer

Generali Real Estate S.p.A

Metrostav Development Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb spol. s. r.o.

Karlin Group

Marriott Hotels International Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising ING Bank N.V. on refinancing of logistic parks portfolio operated by a pan-European logistics platform.
  • Advising IKEA Ceska republika, s.r.o. on the joint operating agreements of two significant retail shopping parks.
  • Advising GLP Czech Republic on high performance due diligence regarding a logistics development project.

Czech Republic > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

DLA Piper‘s team is experienced in assisting clients with acquisitions, restructurings and real estate financings, and serves on advisory panels for a number of institutions. Miroslav Dubovský leads the team, offering experience in financing and securities transactions.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Dubovský

Testimonials

‘The cooperation with Mr. Miroslav Dubovský was at the highest possible level.’

Key clients

Photon Energy

Globus ČR, v.o.s.

Trust Union Fund Industrial

John Menzies Group

Komerční banka a.s.

Hydratech Industries Holdings A/S

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.

ING Bank N.V.

UBM Development

UniCredit Leasing CZ, a.s.

RCI Financial Services, s.r.o.

HVB

BM Management

J&T Banka

Erste Group Immorent ČR s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Globus CR on refinancing agreements provided by a club of financiers.
  • Advising Trust Union Fund Industrial on acquisition financing and refinancing of Kovosvit MAS group.
  • Advising PHOTON ENERGY on the listing of its shares on the regulated parallel markets of the Warsaw and Prague Stock Exchanges.

Czech Republic > Dispute resolution Tier 4

DLA Piper practice is led by Petr Šabatka, who represents clients in domestic litigation, arbitrations and regulatory proceedings. His experience includes contentious mandates arising from sectors such as financial services, real estate, technology and manufacturing, among others. The firm’s wide international reach makes it well-placed to advise clients on key multijurisdictional matters. Other key names include managing partner Miroslav Dubovský and Jan Karabeleš.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Business orientation, reliability, active approach beyond their agenda.’

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.

SkoFIN s.r.o.

RCI Financial services s.r.o.

MCI Prague s.r.o. / MCI Benelux

Compass Group Czech Republic s.r.o.

MONETA Leasing, s.r.o.

Levi Strauss & Co. Europe SCA/COMM, VA

ASC Investment S.à r.l. and VITRABLOK s.r.o.

XL Catlin Services SE

2GIS Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Compass Group Czech Republic on complex employment litigation with its former management-level employer.
  • Advising MCI Prague on unlawful termination of a contract for realization of the Czech pavilion at the 2020 EXPO in Dubai.
  • Representing 2GIS Limited as defendant in the repeatedly initiated arbitration held before Arbitration Court.

Czech Republic > Employment Tier 5

DLA Piper‘s employment advice is ‘clear, succinct and inspires confidence’. The practice is led by senior associate Ondřej Chlada, who joined from Randl Partners attorneys at law in late 2020, and has successfully grown the firm's volume of work from clients across a wide range of industries. The team is able to advise on a broad cross-section of mandates, such downsizing, disciplinary actions, data privacy and employment issues arising from COVID-19.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Miroslav Dubovsky

Testimonials

‘Miroslav Dubovsky and Ondrej Chlada’s advice is clear, succinct and inspires confidence.’

‘The team is pragmatic, responsive and shows a sophisticated understanding of my sector.’

Key clients

Seznam.cz, a.s.

Cognizant Technology Solutions BV

Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

GEP Czech Republic s.r.o.

Heimstaden AB

Claire’s

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Cantata Health, LLC

A.P. Moller

Reliance Worldwide Corporation Ltd

SAI Global Holdings UK Limited

Uber BV

Freepoint Commodities Services Ltd

HardRock Cafe

SDL

Yankee Candle s.r.o.

McKinsey & Company, Inc

Mundipharma Ges.m.b.H.

Waterlogic Global

RWS Group

Good Data

Burberry

GTT

Pure Storage, Inc.

Twili

Work highlights

  • Advised Seznam.cz on day-to-day Czech employment issues.
  • Advising McKinsey & Company on various employment and regulatory tasks.
  • Assisting Uber B.V. with day-to-day on employment law issues for almost five years.

Global co-chairs: Roger Meltzer and Andrew Darwin
Co-chief executive officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.


 

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