Agriculture, food and forestry

Service description
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The specialised advisory group for agriculture, food, and forestry is a team of professionals focusing on specific areas with connections to the relevant public authorities and detailed knowledge of the agricultural environment and related issues and provides comprehensive legal services to its clients.

  • Extensive know-how relating to subsidy programmes for agriculture and forestry at the Czech and EU level and the regulation of farming cooperatives
  • Relations between the shareholders and partners of agricultural companies, commercial contracts (including distribution contracts), and resolution of contractual relations, including EU law and other foreign jurisdictions
  • Purchase, sale, and disposition of agricultural land, farm animals, and agricultural and food technology and equipment
  • Purchase and sale of agricultural and food processing companies. Close cooperation with a specialised M&A team (45 lawyers) focusing on mergers and acquisitions and acquisition financing with extensive experience in structuring and negotiating acquisition financing contracts, etc.
  • Legal advice relating to public authorisation of mergers and acquisitions in preliminary impact assessments for domestic and international mergers on the market and the likelihood that these mergers will be authorised without restrictions, as well as representation in proceedings before competition offices
  • Cooperation with ministries and other public authorities and government organisations, including the Ministry of Agriculture, the Maintenance and Guarantee Fund for Farming and Forestry, the Czech Trade Inspection Authority, and others, as well as contributing to creating and commenting on legislative drafts in areas concerning agriculture and food and related legislative processes
  • Exclusive legal partner of the Agricultural Association of the Czech Republic
HAVEL & PARTNERS as the Czech legal counsel represented the French group Pernod Ricard, one of the world's leading producers of premium wines and spirits, in the sale of the famous Karlovarská distillery.  The legal advice included conducting pre-transaction due diligence of Jan Becher - Karlovarská Becherovka, restructuring, and drafting transaction documentation. For our law […]
Havel, Holásek & Partners (from 1 January 2018 HAVEL & PARTNERS) has provided comprehensive legal advice to Tomáš Čupr’s investment a.s. It acquired a 14.52% share in VELKÁ PECKA s.r.o., which operates the online store, and has become its majority owner. investment a.s. purchased the share from Enern Chili s.r.o. Tomáš Čupr’s […]


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