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Czech Republic

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. With over 25 years’ experience in Central and Eastern Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years.

With domestic experts and English law practitioners on the ground in 15 offices across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

This firm operates in a truly regional and cross-border way. It is a go-to firm in the region for private equity firms, as well as offering deep industry-specific expertise.
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Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

CMS is recognised as a leading M&A advisor in the Czech Republic by major legal directories. We have been present in the Czech Republic since 1991 and are continuously involved in the country’s headline transactions. The combination of our international experience and local know-how gives us a unique understanding of the key issues of importance when acquiring or selling a Czech business.  

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Iain Batty
22 August 2017
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2017
14/02/2018
New in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in Croa­tia
In early 2018, the Croa­tian Gov­ern­ment passed a de­cision on pro­mot­ing sev­er­al in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies to a “stra­tegic pro­jects” cat­egory, mak­ing them eli­gible for sim­pli­fied and speedy pro­ced­ures.
9 March 2017
CMS tops M&A rank­ings in CEE again
22/01/2018
In­nov­ate or your deal could die
Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane, but es­sen­tial tasks.
25 January 2017
M&A mar­ket in Cent­ral-East­ern Europe boasts its highest...
UK and Asi­an in­vestors in­creas­ingly act­ive in the CEE...
08/11/2017
Com­pan­ies should be per­mit­ted to mi­grate from one EU mem­ber state...
A com­pany re­gistered in and gov­erned by the laws of one EU mem­ber state should be per­mit­ted to “con­vert” it­self in­to a com­pany gov­erned by the laws of an­oth­er EU mem­ber state, provided it sat­is­fies the rel­ev­ant con­di­tions laid down by the des­tin­a­tion state.
21 October 2016
CMS ad­vises AIG on sale of CEE as­sets to Fair­fax
13/09/2017
The ap­plic­a­tion of EU mer­ger con­trol cla­ri­fied: no EC no­ti­fic­a­tion...
In the first ever pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing on the EU mer­ger con­trol re­gime, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on ("CJEU") brought much needed clar­ity on wheth­er the shift from sole con­trol to joint con­trol in an ex­ist­ing un­der­tak­ing is covered by the EU Mer­ger.
12 October 2016
CEE Mer­ger Clear­ance Mat­rix
26/06/2017
The Re­cast EU In­solv­ency Reg­u­la­tion be­comes ef­fect­ive today
Since May 2002, we have had a re­gime which en­sures that an in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ing star­ted in one of the EU’s mem­ber states is, without fur­ther form­al­ity, re­cog­nised in all oth­er mem­ber states (ex­cept for Den­mark) and which de­term­ines the law ap­plic­able to such.
20/01/2016
CMS strengthens the tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions prac­tice in...
10/02/2017
In­dia Budget 2017 - 2018
On 1 Feb­ru­ary, Fin­ance Min­is­ter Ar­un Jait­ley presen­ted In­dia’s an­nu­al Uni­on Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fisc­al year be­gin­ning 1 April 2017. The cent­ral aim in this year’s Budget ap­pears to fo­cus on the most vul­ner­able with in­creased spend­ing.
19/01/2016
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/16
28/10/2016
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Cor­por­ate Tax Re­form Pack­age, re­launch­ing...
As part of a Cor­por­ate Tax Re­form Pack­age, the EC has pub­lished four pro­pos­als for Coun­cil Dir­ect­ives. 1. Pro­pos­als to re­launch the Com­mon Con­sol­id­ated Cor­por­ate Tax Base First, the European Com­mis­sion (“EC”) has an­nounced that it is re­launch­ing its pro­pos­al.
Dariusz Greszta
20/01/2015
New CMS, AIG and EMIS Deal­Watch re­port shows slower...
CMS, AIG and EMIS today pub­lish their “Emer­ging Europe:...
19/10/2016
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes a study on minor­ity share­hold­ings for...
Back­ground On 14 Oc­to­ber 2016, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a “sup­port study” pre­pared at its re­quest to in­form its re­view of the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion (EU­MR) re­lat­ing to minor­ity share­hold­ings.
12/12/2014
CMS named CEE Leg­al Ad­viser of the Year at the Mer­ger­mar­ket...
13/10/2016
The European Com­mis­sion seeks views on pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al...
Back­ground On 7 Oc­to­ber 2016, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a ques­tion­naire seek­ing feed­back on cer­tain pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al as­pects of the EU mer­ger con­trol re­gime. This ini­ti­at­ive fol­lows the Com­mis­sion’s 2014 White Pa­per “To­wards More Ef­fect­ive.