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Czech Republic

Since entering the Czech Republic in 1992 we have established ourselves as a leading provider of legal services in the Czech Republic.

Our strength is our lawyers’ combined international experience and in-depth knowledge of the Czech legal and regulatory environment.

The integration of the Prague office into the Allen & Overy international network of offices ensures a comprehensive sharing of knowledge, processes, skills and IT systems. The office offers a full suite of corporate, finance (debt and equity), tax and litigation services.

As a global elite practice, Allen & Overy is at the cutting edge of international legal and commercial insight. Our teams often advise on market developments and ‘firsts’ around the world.

We are committed to offering the expertise of our international knowledge platform and impressive global office network to our clients in the Czech market.

Our offices

Prague

Our experience

View a selection of key cases and deals in the Czech Republic

News & insights

News: 26 NOVEMBER 2019

A&O and Gedik & Eraksoy advised on the financing, development, construction, and operation of the Alpaslan II dam and hydro power plant in Turkey

A&O and G&E represented MUFG Securities EMEA plc on the €175 million financing.

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News: 05 NOVEMBER 2019

Unprecedented exchange offer and new bonds issuance by CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP

PRAGUE: Allen & Overy announced today that it has advised Česká spořitelna, in its role as the Coordinator, the Joint Lead Manager, the Joint Exchange Manager, the Calculation Agent, the Listing Agent and the Fiscal and Paying Agent, UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia as the Joint Lead Manager and the Joint Exchange Manager, and Komerční banka, as the Joint Lead Manager on the unprecedented liability management transaction by CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP a.s., involving an exchange offer, issuance of new bonds and partial cash settlement.

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News: 28 OCTOBER 2019

Allen & Overy advises on a financing provided to BIKE FUN using the €STR for the first time in the Czech Republic

​​Allen & Overy has advised Česká spořitelna a.s. and Československá obchodní banka, a. s., on a financing provided to BIKE FUN International s.r.o., one of the leading bike producers in Europe based in Kopřivnice, the Czech Republic. The overdraft facility of the financing documentation was prepared and negotiated using the euro short-term rate (the €STR, a replacement of the previous EONIA), a new lending benchmark based on overnight deals published by the European Central Bank as of 2 October 2019.

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News: 27 SEPTEMBER 2019

Allen & Overy advises on a unique domestic bond issuance by SAZKA Group

Allen & Overy has announced that it advised J & T BANKA, a.s., as co-ordinator and joint lead manager, Česká spořitelna, a.s., Komerční banka, a.s. and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., as joint lead managers, and J&T IB and Capital Markets, a.s. as arranger, on the domestic, Czech Koruna-denominated standalone bond issuance of SAZKA Group a.s.. SAZKA Group a.s. issued bonds in the total nominal value of CZK6 billion. SAZKA Group is one of the fastest growing European lottery companies. It operates in Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, and Italy.

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Awards & accolades

  • Czech Law Firm of the Year - IFLR European Awards 2013, 2017 and 2019
  • "The team offers a level of service and experience that very few law firms can match, covering multiple practice areas and jurisdictions. What impresses me the most is that a single relationship contact at Allen & Overy ensures that you as a client receive complete clarity and a smooth service from all parts of the firm." Chambers 2018 (Band 1, Corporate / M&A: Czech Republic)
  • "Allen & Overy 's lawyers are 'highly professional, creative and innovative, delivering high-quality services tailored to clients' needs'.“ The Legal 500 2018 (Band 1, Central & Eastern Europe)
  • ‘The firm is widely perceived as a "leader in banking, capital markets and derivatives," and the lawyers attract acclaim due to being "able to give reasons and explain their proposals, and they are experienced negotiators against the supervisory and regulatory authorities in the financial sector."  Chambers 2018 (Band 1, Banking & Finance: Czech Republic)
  • Most Attractive Employer for Law students in the Czech Republic for the past three years - Universum Awards 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Most innovative Law Firm in Europe –  Winner FT Innovative Lawyers 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2014, 2017 and 2018

Recognition

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Media contact

Jana Kloudova
Jana Kloudova

BD Manager

Prague

Prague
  • Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP, organizační složka

    V Celnici 4

    Prague

    11000

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