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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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Helen Rodwell
Helen Rodwell
Man­aging Part­ner
Managing Partner, Prague and Bratislava
Czech Republic, Prague
Helen Rodwell is the Managing Partner of CMS in Prague and Bratislava.Under her leadership CMS continues to be one of the busiest M&A legal advisors in CEE. Helen has extensive experience of leading large...
Lukáš Janíček
Lukáš Janíček
Part­ner
Czech Republic, Prague
Lukáš Janíček is a partner based in Prague. He is primarily a transactional lawyer and has been involved in numerous M&A transactions across various sectors and in  infrastructure projects in the...
Libor Prokeš
Libor Prokeš
Part­ner
Czech Republic, Prague
Libor is a partner specialising in Real Estate and Competition law at CMS Prague.He advises on all aspects of real estate mandates including real estate M&A, joint venture structures, construction projects...
Patrik Przyhoda
Patrik Przyhoda
Coun­sel
Czech Republic, Prague
Patrik Przyhoda is a counsel in the Corporate and M&A practice at CMS Prague. He is primarily responsible for the overall leadership, negotiation and coordination of transactions. Patrik has been practising...
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Eliška Copland
Eliška Copland
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Czech Republic, Prague
Eliška is a UK-qualified senior associate in the CEE corporate team and is based in Prague. She is a transactional lawyer who focuses on advising financial and strategic investors on cross-border transactions...
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Markéta Franková
Markéta Franková
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Czech Republic, Prague
Markéta Franková is an experienced lawyer who focuses on transactional and day-to-day corporate matters, including M&A, corporate restructurings, and corporate governance. Marketa’s experience also...
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Frances Gerrard
Frances Gerrard
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Czech Republic, Prague
Frances Gerrard is an international lawyer based in Prague and advising clients on cross-border transactions across Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.She is a core member of the Corporate and M&A...
Lucie Halloova
Lucie Halloova
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Czech Republic, Prague
Lucie is a senior associate with over ten years’ experience advising on substantial transactional and day-to-day corporate matters. She has a broad range of experience in advising on mergers, acquisitions...
Petr Korál
Petr Korál
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Czech Republic, Prague
Petr Korál is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate team at CMS in Prague. He mainly focuses on advising clients on leasing matters and real estate transactions. Petr Korál has particular expertise...
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Pavel Srb
Pavel Srb
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Czech Republic, Prague
Pavel Srb is a senior associate in the Banking & Finance practice at CMS Prague. He advises on a broad range of financing matters and specialises on acting for multinational investors on large-scale real...