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What the team is known for Well placed to secure roles on the local law aspects of global M&A or corporate restructuring transactions that require input from multiple CEE jurisdictions, with a correspondingly impressive client list that includes multinationals in the life sciences, energy and TMT sectors. Advises CEE-headquartered companies on corporate reorganisations of their subsidiaries, including share transfers. Teams in Prague and Budapest have standout experience in lead counsel roles on inbound investments into CEE. Has an extensive geographic presence across the region.
Strengths The firm's co-ordination between its various branches is a source of praise among clients, one admitting they were "very impressed," before explaining: "They delivered a very linked-up service across the four jurisdictions they assisted us in."
These multi-jurisdictional capabilities are reaffirmed by another client who says: "Kinstellar have offices all across the CEE region," before explaining:"This gives them excellent cross-border capabilities and they are able to build an international team in a fairly short timeframe."
Work highlights Represented NN Group in its EUR155 million acquisition of Aegon Group's Czech life business and Slovak life and pension insurance businesses. Lawyers from the firm's Prague office worked on this deal in conjunction with colleagues from Bratislava.
Anthony O'Connor represents Czech and Slovak financial institutions in cross-border acquisitions. Sources highlight O'Connor's "technical knowledge, fast response time and client service" as his strengths, while other interviewees point out that "he has impressive negotiation skills and he adds a lot to deals with his commercial view."