Mergers & Acquisitions and Life Sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare law are among key areas of HAVEL & PARTNERS’ practice.
HAVEL & PARTNERS, with offices in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, and Bratislava, has a team of more than 200 lawyers, 100 associates and more than 500 employees, including employees of the affiliated collection agency Cash Collectors, and is the largest independent Czech-Slovak law firm in central Europe.
Mergers & Acquisitions
HAVEL & PARTNERS is a CEE leader in M&A, including mainly mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and reorganizations of business enterprises and companies. Our highly experienced and strongly specialized M&A team comprises of almost 60 lawyers, which makes us, according to available information, the largest and most specialized team in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. Our lawyers have participated in the most complex M&A transactions, transformations and restructuring projects carried out on the Czech and Slovak markets, particularly by foreign investors, including transactions with significant Life Sciences components.
Life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare law
Our specialized Life Sciences team comprises of eight lawyers, including two partners. We have considerable experience in providing legal services to pharmaceutical companies in all areas of operation (pharmaceuticals, medicinal products and food supplements), medical and health services providers (particularly hospitals), and laboratories and biotech companies, as well as other clients who seek advice regarding Life Sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare law. We regularly advise clients on complex matters related to the exploration of scientific breakthroughs and business opportunities. We assist our clients in structuring and preparing all documentation necessary for successful development, licensing, regulation and manufacturing processes, allowing them to meet their business needs.
Our practice also includes legal advice on the introducing of medicinal products and medical devices to the market, price regulation, health insurance reimbursements, advertising, data protection for pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers, rights and responsibilities of patients, education, tenders with a medical or pharmaceutical aspect, employment law advice for pharmaceutical companies and healthcare providers, specific healthcare services (IVF, transplantation, sterilisation, tissue and tissue banks, prime cells), legislation, administrative proceedings with a medical or pharmaceutical aspect, balneology and the protection of public health and medical devices.
The most successful law firm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia based on the number of nominations and awards in all previous years of the competition Law Firm of the Year.
We received the prestigious Who’s Who Legal Awards as the best law firm in the Czech Republic in 2011–2012, 2014–2017.
In 2010, 2013 and 2015 we received the Client Choice Awards by International Law Office (ILO), which named us the best-rated law fi rm in the Czech Republic by clients.
Mergermarket and Thomson Reuters have since 2008 regularly cited our law firm as number one in the Czech Republic and a leader in the entire CEE region based on the number of completed M&A transactions.
According to the annual Corporate INTL awards (2016 Corporate INTL Magazine Global Award) we are the best law firm for mergers and acquisitions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
EMIS DealWatch rated us in 2009–2012 and 2017 as the leader based on the number of transactions successfully closed in the Czech Republic, and in 2009 and 2010 also in Slovakia and in the entire CEE region.
Global Law Experts has named us the best Czech law firm for mergers and acquisitions.
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