Allen & Overy LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

Central & Eastern Europe
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What the team is known for Benefits from teams based in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania that lead regional M&A mandates on behalf of CEE-based corporate clients. Brussels and London offices provide additional assistance to CEE colleagues with inbound acquisitions and joint ventures for clients in the region. Well placed to assist with matters such as demergers and sales, acquisitions and reverse takeovers.

Strengths Clients highlight the collaboration between the firm's branches in region-wide deals, one praising the "seamless work across offices."

Another client notes the attentiveness of the practice, saying: "They are really responsive and proactive in offering solutions to all the problems we face."

Work highlights Assisted Aegon with the EUR155 million sale of its insurance business in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to NN Group. This transaction was co-ordinated between the firm's Prague and Bratislava offices.

Notable practitioners

Costin Tărăcilă and Prokop Verner are key contacts and are based in Romania and the Czech Republic respectively. Jarosław Iwanicki heads the Polish M&A team and Zoltán Lengyel is the key partner for the firm's Hungarian corporate practice. Martin Magál is the main partner located in Bratislava.