May 24, 2012
This global firm is highly regarded for its long history of representing State-related bodies in M&A and corporate matters. The 30-strong team advises on public procurement projects and regulatory matters, and also represents many foreign and local corporate entities. The team acted on the Cinema City International deal, representing the Israel-based client in its acquisition of Palace Cinemas. The firm does extensive work for long-term client CEZ and recent highlights include advising the group on a EUR400 share acquisition in Dalkia Usti nad Labem. Another highlight was advising Summit Partners on the acquisition of a minority shareholding interest in AVAST Software for USD100 million. Sources say: "It has an excellent locally generated corporate practice and one of the leading teams in the market." KEY INDIVIDUALS Karel Drevinek has a solid reputation for his experience in M&A as well as finance transactions. Sources note that "there is no doubt he is an extremely smart lawyer." He works with many international clients and is fluent in English and Russian. Karel Muzikar is said to build very strong client relationships, and is held in high regard as a managing partner. Sources note that he is a "very good point of contact for both clients and the firm." He has extensive experience of commercial law and multinational transactions. Petr Severa is highly active on transactions, and is singled out for his knowledge and understanding of regulatory matters.