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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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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Cor­por­ate/M&A in Czech Re­pub­lic
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