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KSB has an enormously varied client base, encompassing international corporations, major international groups, Czech companies, public authorities, not-for-profit organisations, small- and medium-sized companies and individuals.

We are sensitive to the client’s specific business needs. Our priority is to understand the client’s business objectives in context and to identify a fully integrated and effective solution.

Below is a list of some of the many clients we have advised:

  • Brau Union AG (part of the Heineken group) on the acquisition of a 100% interest in Královský pivovar Krušovice, STAROBRNO and the DRINKS UNION group
  • CRIF, CCB – Czech Credit Bureau, CBCB – Czech Banking Credit Bureau on the establishment of the client information banking register to which all Czech retail banks subscribe
  • CRIF, CCB – Czech Credit Bureau, LLCB (Leasing & Loan Credit Bureau) on the client information non-banking register
  • Czech National Bank (CNB) in connection with the forced administration and subsequent sale of IPB, a.s. We represented CNB before the European Commission in connection with proceedings relating to state aid granted to Czech banks prior to the Czech Republic’s accession to the EU, and have continued to provide advice and assistance to CNB in many other transactions
  • Česká pojišťovna on its acquisition of the ABN AMRO pension fund, its sale of eBanka, a squeeze-out in Česká pojišťovna, division of the company by way of a spin-off and in many other matters
  • Českomoravský cement and other companies in the HeidelbergCement group, including representation before the Czech Anti-Trust Office, advising on numerous acquisitions in the Czech Republic and abroad, assumptions of business assets and liabilities and in connection with many other transactions
  • Eurotel (now Telefónica O2 Czech Republic) on alleged abuse of dominant position before the Czech Anti-Trust Office: the proceedings were finally decided by the Czech Constitutional Court in the client's favour (nullifying the Office's decision)
  • Glaverbel on its acquisition of the Sklo Union flat glass division, the first major privatisation in the Czech Republic
  • IOC Consortium (International Oil Consortium – Agip, Conoco, Shell) on investment in the Czech petrochemical industry
  • Karlovarské minerální vody and other companies in the group on various acquisitions and related proceedings before the Czech Anti-Trust Office, including the acquisition of Poděbradka
  • Kladno GT on the financing and construction of a new power plant in Kladno
  • NRG Energy Inc. in a consortium of American investors led by NRG Energy on the financing and construction of a 370 MW power plant using project financing
  • Odkolek and Delta pekárny (United Bakeries Luxembourg group) on mergers and acquisitions and related proceedings before the Czech Anti-Trust Office on merger approval, also before the Regional Court, Brno in connection with alleged cartel agreements (the Office's decision was nullified and a fine repaid to the client)
  • OKD and the RPG Group in the restructuring of the corporate group, including the division of OKD and the creation of RPG Industries SE, a Societas Europaea
  • PPF and various group companies on cross-border mergers relating to the establishment of HC SE
  • Royal Dutch Post on several acquisitions in the Czech Republic (including TNT Post Czech Republic and TNT Innight Czech Republic) including advice on the regulation of postal and parcel services and direct marketing
  • RWE on its acquisition of Transgas (gas utility company) and regional gas distribution companies
  • RWE Transgas in connection with proceedings before the Regional Court, Brno against the Chairman of the Czech Anti-Trust Office (the Chairman's finding of a dominant position was subsequently nullified and returned to the Office for reconsideration and the Office ordered to repay the highest fine ever imposed on a single competitor in the Czech Republic of CZK 240 million)
  • Schneider Electric on proceedings before the Czech Anti-Trust Office in connection with an alleged cartel agreement (decided in the client's favour but other parties received the highest ever collective fine of CZK 900 million)
  • Skanska on the acquisition of IPS (now Skanska CZ), including advice and assistance on a take-over bid and subsequently advising Skanska CZ on later acquisitions and corporate restructuring
  • Stavební spořitelna České spořitelny – representation before the Czech Anti-Trust Office, subsequently before the Regional Court, Brno in connection with an alleged cartel agreement (the Office's decision nullified and the initial fine of CZK 500 million returned to the client)
  • Telefónica in the privatisation of Český Telecom (now Telefónica O2 Czech Republic), the most significant telecommunications provider in the Czech Republic, and the subsequent take-over bid in Český Telecom

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