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Languages:
Czech, English
Education:
Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Brno (2013), Mgr.
Maastricht University, Faculty of Law, Maastricht, Netherlands (2014), LL.M.


Juraj Petro

Associate

Juraj Petro specialises in M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, legal audits and due diligence. In the recent years he has participated in a number of M&A transactions acting for both sellers and purchasers, in particular in the field of industrial manufacturing, transport, machine-building, IT and food industry. He has also acted for purchasers and sellers in connection with claims relating to breaches of acquisition agreements.

Juraj also has experience in competition law which he gained at the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission where he worked in the past focusing on prohibited agreements distorting competition on the European single market. Before joining our law firm in 2015 he worked for a Prague branch of an international law firm.

TRANSACTIONS

  • advising a private equity fund on the sale of 100% of shares in a Czech and Slovak leader in the field of video games and gaming consoles 
  • advising a major Czech publishing house on the acquisition of a major literature publisher in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • advising a seller on the sale of a 100% share in a major producer of food supplements
  • advising a private equity fund on the sale of 100% of shares of a Czech facility management leader and the second largest provider of these services in Slovakia
  • advising a leading CEE spirits producer on the acquisition of three major Czech brands of alcoholic beverages  
  • advising an international petrochemical group in connection with a tender for the sale of its division engaged in road and rail transport of fuels and other liquid combustibles  
  • advising one of the major Czech market players on the acquisition of a share in a major Czech electronics e-shop
  • advising a major industrial commercial and manufacturing group on the acquisition of a machine-building company engaged primarily in aluminium forging business
  • advising a major investor on the acquisition of shopping centres in the Czech Republic
  • advising a client on the structuring of its venture capital fund

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Czech Bar Association

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