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Patrik Przyhoda

Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, advokáti, v.o.s.
Palladium, Na Poříčí 1079/3a
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Languages Czech, English

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 as a corporate lawyer for almost two decades and advises clients on both domestic and international acquisitions and exits, the creation of joint ventures, corporate restructurings as well as on various aspects of company-related regulatory issues, insolvency and equity capital markets.

He also assists clients with general day-to-day company-related legal issues and agreements. He has vast experience in leading mergers and acquisitions as well as coordinating due diligence/vendor due diligence processes.

Patrik is particularly experienced in advising clients in the Financial Services sector, such as banks, insurance companies, and brokers, on their investments and operations in the Czech Republic. He has advised clients from the financial sector on domestic and cross-border takeovers and mergers as well as on establishing local branches and subsidiaries, including dealing with the Czech National Bank on all relevant regulatory issues.

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“He is not only a lawyer; he was also assessing the non-legal aspects of the transaction. It was perfect, the service provided by him. In my opinion that is the most important thing."

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“He is not only a lawyer; he was also assessing the non-legal aspects of the transaction. It was perfect, the service provided by him. In my opinion that is the most important thing.”

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Relevant experience

  • CSOB on the acquisition of a 45% stake in Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall in Ceskomoravska stavebni sporitelna.
  • Enery Development on the acquisition of a portfolio of photovoltaic power plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from, among others, Green Horizon Renewables.
  • ESPIRA Investments on the acquisition of ICON Communication Centres, a provider of multilingual contact centre services.
  • AJ Gallagher, a New York listed provider of property/casualty insurance and risk management programmes, on the acquisition of Renomia. 
  • Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable business, on the sale of its direct-to-home satellite TV operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia to M7 Group; and on the Czech, Hungarian and Romanian aspects of the sale of its European assets to Vodafone. 
  • Erste Group Bank and its subsidiaries on its agreement with Global Payments Inc. to establish a joint venture providing merchant-acquiring and payment processing services to retailers in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.
  • mBank on the sale of its 100% stake in the Transfinance factoring business to UniCredit Bank.
  • Triglav on the sale of its Czech subsidiary Triglav pojišťovna, to VIGO Finance, part of VIGO Investments Group.
  • LBBW on the sale of its subsidiary, LBBW Bank CZ to Russian Expobank.
  • AnaCap on the acquisition of the Czech branch of Banco Popolare (now Equa bank).
  • MetLife on the acquisition of Aviva Czech Life, Aviva Hungary Life, Aviva Romania Life and Aviva Romania Pensions from Aviva.
  • Marsh on the acquisition of a majority stake in INSIA, the largest insurance broker in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member, the Czech Bar Association
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Lectures list

  • M&A course at the European Centre for Career Education, 2013 - 2015
  • How to do transactions, Public Seminar, Economia, 2013 
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Education

  • 2005 - Master’s Degree in Law, Charles University, Prague
  • 2002 - Master’s Degree in Economics, VSB-Technical University, Ostrava
  • 2002 - Certificate Level of the ACCA
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08 July 2020
Cli­mate change tax­a­tion re­forms and in­cent­ives in the Czech Re­pub­lic
1. Has your coun­try rat­i­fied the Par­is Agree­ment?  Yes, Oc­to­ber 5, 2017 2. Has your coun­try in­tro­duced en­vir­on­ment­al taxes? 2.1 En­ergy taxes Yes, there are three en­ergy taxes in the Czech Re­pub­lic:...
05 December 2019
Czech gov­ern­ment gives green light for di­git­al tax on tech gi­ants
On 18 Novem­ber 2019, the Czech gov­ern­ment ap­proved a draft bill that in­tro­duces a 7% di­git­al tax on large tech­no­logy busi­nesses.  In in­tro­du­cing this bill, the Czech Re­pub­lic is fol­low­ing the ex­ample...
03 April 2019
CMS Re­struc­tur­ing Wed­nes­days - Dis­tressed ac­quis­i­tions / pre-packed re­or­gan­isa­tions
CMS “Re­struc­tur­ing Wed­nes­days” is a sem­in­ar series on the key leg­al as­pects of re­struc­tur­ingCMS is pleased to in­tro­duce a series of four break­fast sem­inars: “Re­struc­tur­ing Wed­nes­days”. We will...
24 April 2017
CMS Guide to Man­dat­ory Of­fers and Squeeze-outs
This Guide provides an over­view of the cur­rent leg­al frame­work and prac­tice gov­ern­ing pub­lic takeovers and squeeze-outs in a total of 26 jur­is­dic­tions (18 EU Mem­ber States, Al­bania, Bos­nia-Herzegov­ina...
16 January 2017
Man­dat­ory em­ploy­ee par­ti­cip­a­tion in su­per­vis­ory boards of Czech joint-stock...
The first pro­posed amend­ment on the Act No. 90/2012 Coll. (the “Amend­ment”) on Com­mer­cial Com­pan­ies and Co­oper­at­ives (the “Act”) has passed through both Czech Cham­bers of Par­lia­ment. It re­quires...
04 October 2016
In­vest­ment in­to qual­i­fied in­vest­ment funds made more ac­cess­ible in the...
In re­cent months there has been an in­creas­ing level of smal­ler-scale in­vest­ment in­to qual­i­fied in­vest­ment funds in the Czech Re­pub­lic as a res­ult of the amend­ment to the Act on Cap­it­al mar­kets (Act No...
30 September 2016
Latest de­vel­op­ments on mort­gage laws in the Czech Re­pub­lic
100% mort­gages end in the Czech Re­pub­lic From 1 Oc­to­ber 2016 banks in the Czech Re­pub­lic will only be able to of­fer mort­gages of up to 95% of se­cured im­mov­able prop­erty without in­cur­ring high­er man­dat­ory...
28/04/2016
Li­ab­il­ity of Hold­ing Com­pan­ies
While the prin­ciple of lim­ited li­ab­il­ity has been the cent­ral ten­et of com­pany law since it was ad­op­ted, the emer­gence of cor­por­ate group struc­tures has lead le­gis­lat­ors and judges in many jur­is­dic­tions...
19/01/2016
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/16
We are pleased to bring you Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/2016, pub­lished by CMS in co­oper­a­tion with EMIS.The fifth edi­tion of the re­port pulls to­geth­er a list of the biggest M&A trans­ac­tions in 15...
29/07/2015
CMS ad­vises Er­ste Group on CEE Joint Ven­ture with Glob­al Pay­ments and CaixaBank
CMS has ad­vised Er­ste Group Bank AG and its sub­si­di­ar­ies (“Er­ste Group”) on its agree­ment with Glob­al Pay­ments Inc., a lead­ing world­wide pro­vider of pay­ment tech­no­logy solu­tions, to es­tab­lish a joint...
08/06/2015
CMS ad­vises Triglav in­sur­ance group on sale of Triglav pojišťovna, a.s.
CMS Prague has ad­vised the Slov­e­ni­an in­sur­ance com­pany Triglav INT, which is fully owned by Za­v­aroval­nica Triglav, on the sale of its Czech sub­si­di­ary Triglav pojišťovna, a.s. to VIGO Fin­ance, part...
18 June 2014
Li­ab­il­ity of Gov­ern­ing Bod­ies and Dir­ect­ors & Of­ficers (D&O) In­sur­ance
In co­oper­a­tion with AIG Czech Re­pub­lic, CMS Prague is pleased to in­vite you to a sem­in­ar on the li­ab­il­ity of gov­ern­ing bod­ies and D&O in­sur­ance which will be held on Wed­nes­day, 18 June in Prague. Please...