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Kinstellar

Corporate/M&A

1 ranked lawyersBand 3Central & Eastern EuropeGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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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

One client praises the team's impressive coverage and capacity, stating: "Kinstellar have offices all across the CEE region, which gives them excellent cross-border capabilities, and they are able to build an international team in a fairly short timeframe."

Another interviewee adds: "It is clear that they are experienced at working on cross-border transactions and understand the different dynamics that go with that type of transaction."

Work highlights

Assisted Bain & Cinven-backed STADA with the acquisition of Walmark from Mid Europa Partners, involving multiple jurisdictions in CEE.

Notable practitioners

Anthony O'Connor is well known in the M&A market for handling regional deals and is praised by clients for his coordination skills, one of them affirming: "I like working with him because he brings a special business acumen to local problems. He understands Hungarian and other CEE laws and how they translate to EU or US legal backgrounds." O'Connor advises larger corporate companies, as well as private equity firms, on acquisitions involving several jurisdictions in CEE. He is based in Budapest.

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Central & Eastern Europe

Corporate/M&A


Anthony O'Connor
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