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Kocian Solc Balastik | August 2022
Czech Republic

Pavel Dejl has become the new managing partner of Kocián Šolc Balaštík as of 1 August 2022, replacing Petr Kasík as part of the firm’s planned rotation. Together with Jiri Hornik, Petr Kasík remains a member of KSB’s three-member management committee and both will continue to support the managing partner. "I would like to thank Petr Kasík for his leadership during this challenging time and I hope that I will continue his work successfully," says Pavel Dejl ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | August 2022
Czech Republic

KSB assists Pražská plynárenská in obtaining financing KSB (Ivo Průša, Sylvie Sobolová, Martin Krejčí, Josef Kříž, Jan Lasák, Tomáš Zach) assisted Pražská plynárenská a.s., a major Czech utility provider of gas and electricity, in negotiating and concluding contractual documentation for obtaining financing for purchasing and ensuring gas to fill storage facilities for the next heating season ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | July 2022
Czech Republic

Did you know that the Czech Republic is ranked as the No.1 manufacturing destination for investors in Europe and No. 5 globally? The latest episode of the KSB vlog for international colleagues, friends and clients discusses this (see link below). https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sashastepanova_ksb-vlog-activity-6952582456071880704-RCrd We hope you enjoy it and welcome your feedback ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | June 2022
Czech Republic

Today we launch the first episode of our KSB Czech Legal and Business News Vlog for our international friends, colleagues and clients around the world! This inaugural episode introduces our vlog concept and presents an overview of the Czech Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) rules. https://www.linkedin ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | June 2022
Czech Republic

KŠB’s team (Martin Šolc, Jakub Porod, Ota Mach and Klára Dvorská) advised Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, one of the oldest private investment companies in the world, and its lead legal counsel Debevoise & Plimpton on the Czech aspects of acquiring Vialto Partners, a former Global Mobility business unit of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Since being founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has invested in more than 100 companies, with an aggregate transaction value of more than $175 billion ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | June 2022
Czech Republic

Advising on Squeeze-Out of O2 Czech Republic’s Minority Shareholders KSB's team (Petr Kasík, Martin Kubík, Josef Kříž and Filip Řehák) advised PPF Group on the approximately year-long squeeze-out of O2 Czech Republic’s minority shareholders. KSB advised PPF on all major steps in the squeeze-out process, which involved the exit of one of the largest Czech listed companies from the public stock markets ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2022
Czech Republic

Solitea Continues To Acquire Businesses in 2022 After two years of negotiations, Solitea has successfully closed one of its largest deals and acquired a 100% stake in Techniserv IT, a leading Czech software company that provides large software solutions to large organizations and government agencies (such as the Czech Railways Group, the Czech General Customs Directorate, the Ministry for Regional Development, and the Brno Magistrate) ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2022
Czech Republic

KSB Advises ARETE on Developing New Logistics Park Arete Group’s third fund, which focuses on industrial and logistics assets in the CEE region, is starting construction on a new logistics park in Valašské Meziříčí. The park will have 21,000 square meters of space, and the total investment will exceed EUR 15 million. Upon completion, the entire park will be BREEAM certified and will meet the latest environmental requirements and standards in terms of long-term sustainability ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2022
Czech Republic

New Charity 3WFoundation Founded After advising on setting up the Experientia Foundation, the Vlček Family Foundation, and the Via Libor Malý Foundation, KSB's team provided further legal and tax advice on another private philanthropy project. This time, Vlastimil Pihera, Jakub Porod and Simona Hornochová advised on a record-breaking charity project: the founders of Walmark – brothers Adam, Mariusz and Valdemar Wałach – founded the 3WFoundation, in which they invested CZK 1.8 billion ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2022
Czech Republic

KSB's team (Dagmar Dubecká, Milada Kurtosiova and Jan Beres) provided Mattoni 1873 with comprehensive legal advice during negotiations with Budějovický Budvar n.p. regarding a unique project for the production of flavoured non-alcoholic beer. KSB helped to create the structure of, and drafted the contractual documentation for, the cooperation between the companies ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2022
Czech Republic

The renowned British rating agency Chambers and Partners once again recommends Kocián Šolc Balaštík in its current publication “Chambers Global 2022” ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | February 2022
Czech Republic

KSB Advises Leading Developer VGP KSB's team (in particular partner Jiří Horník and senior associate Richard Hamran) has advised VGP Group, a leading developer and owner of logistics centres, on a long-term basis, primarily on acquiring, selling, operating and leasing warehouses, manufacturing premises and office buildings. "We have worked with KSB since 2006 ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | February 2022
Czech Republic

KSB Nominated for Chambers D&I Awards: Europe 2022 Chambers and Partners, the prestigious international rating company that compiles annual rankings of the world's best law firms, has nominated KSB for this year's Chambers D&I Awards in the Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding European Firm category. The awards ceremony will take place in Madrid on 22 April ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | February 2022
Czech Republic

KSB Advises B&K Nemovitostní investice KSB’s team led by Partner Jiří Horník, with assistance from senior associate Jakub Porod and junior lawyer Zuzana Slabá, advises B&K Nemovitostní investice on due diligence, negotiates and drafts transaction documentation and, in some cases, assists with further developing the acquired properties ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | February 2022
Czech Republic

Advising Aramark on the Acquisition of Sodexo’s Catering Division KSB’s team led by Jan Lasák recently advised on a major acquisition in the catering services sector. The client, U.S. Fortune 500 company Aramark, acquired the catering division of the Czech branch of French company Sodexo, which is engaged in providing services in the areas of canteens, catering, full-service building management, and the operation of food and beverage vending machines ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | February 2022
Czech Republic

KŠB's team specializing in venture capital investments (Ota Mach and Josef Kříž) advised Czech based AI Startup Incubator (a fund focused on AI start-ups) on investing in OpenRefactory. OpenRefactory is a start-up incorporated in Santa Clara and operating in Dhaka, Bangladesh among other places. The company's main product is Intelligent Code Repair (iCR) - a system used for automated detection and correction of errors in software development ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2021
Czech Republic

KSB’s team, led by partner Petr Kasík and lawyer Jakub Porod, advised Heureka Group in the acquisition of a 100% stake in Dataweps, a Brno-based technology company engaged in product data analytics and e-shop automation. KSB’s primary role was to conduct due diligence and negotiate the acquisition agreements. The Heureka Group, which operates the Heureka price comparator, is active in eight other CEE countries and plans on further expansion ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2021
Czech Republic

In its latest yearbook "Chambers Europe 2021", the renowned British rating company Chambers and Partners recommends KSB in the following areas: Banking Compliance Tax Energy law M&A / Corporate law Capital Markets Labour law Competition Litigation Pavel Dejl maintains his position as one of the leading experts in the Czech Republic in two categories – litigation and competition ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2021
Czech Republic

On 10 March 2021, Katarína and Ondřej Vlček established the Vlček Family Foundation with the primary aim of supporting palliative care for children. The founders are investing CZK 1.5 billion in the foundation, which makes it one of the largest philanthropic projects of its kind in the Czech Republic. KSB’s team led by partner Vlastimil Pihera and tax advisor Simona Hornochová provided Mr. and Mrs ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2021
Czech Republic

The ARETE real estate investment group completed the sale of a complete portfolio of the ARETE INVEST CEE II sub-fund to Cromwell European REIT (CEREIT) for EUR 113.2 million (CZK 3 billion). Cromwell is a publicly traded real estate investment trust listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. The Portfolio includes 11 logistics and light industrial parks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia that are leased to 17 mainly international tenants ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2021
Czech Republic

The renowned British rating agency Chambers and Partners once again recommends Kocián Šolc Balaštík in its current publication “Chambers Global 2021”. This time KŠB succeeded in all categories evaluated in the global yearbook, namely: Banking & Finance Capital Markets Corporate and M&A Dispute Resolution We greatly appreciate being ranked again in all these categories, which proves the continued quality of our legal services ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2021
Czech Republic

The KŠB team led by partner Drahomír Tomašuk and lawyer Ján Béreš assisted the Solite holding in another acquisition this year. Solitea has acquired 100% of the Czech-Slovak group D3Soft, which has been specializing in its own development and implementation of a CRM system and energy solutions for medium and large companies for almost 20 years. KŠB's assistance consisted mainly in performing a due diligence and in negotiating acquisition and post-acquisition agreements ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | March 2021
Czech Republic

KŠB partners Dagmar Dubecká and Sylvie Sobolová are among the leading representatives of Czech and Slovak law in the ranking of the Top 100 women in the Czech and Slovak legal business. Dagmar succeeded in the category of Mergers and Acquisitions, Sylvie in the category of Intellectual Property. A unique ranking, which aims to point out key segments of law practice that cover leading lawyers or partners, was compiled for the first time, within the project #PRVNICH100LET ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | February 2021
Czech Republic

The KŠB team, led by partner Drahomír Tomašuk and lawyer Ján Béreš, assisted Solitea in the acquisition of the IT Services division of the Czech company AspectWorks, in particular by conducting a due diligence and preparing and negotiating acquisition and post-acquisition agreements. AspectWorks focuses on cloud platforms and is a leading Czech implementer of the world's most successful CRM platform (customer relationship management platform) from Salesforce in the United States ...

Kocian Solc Balastik | February 2021
Czech Republic

The partner of the law firm KŠB Dagmar Dubecká is once again placed in the traditional ranking of TOP women in the Czech Republic, namely in the category of Top women business - businesswoman. The TOP Women of the Czech Republic ranking is announced annually by the publishing house Economia on the basis of nominations and subsequent voting by an expert jury composed of respected personalities from business, academia and public life ...

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