Petr Dohnal

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Petr Dohnal specialises in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity / venture capital, legal audits and due diligence, and insolvency proceedings and corporate restructuring. 

Prior to joining HAVEL & PARTNERS, Petr worked for 12 years in various legal positions in a major Czech investment group, where he was involved in a number of projects and transactions regarding the above on both the seller’s and buyer’s side, especially in the field of private equity, engineering, transport, construction, IP rights, securities, and telecommunications and information technology.

In the area of insolvency proceedings and corporate restructuring, in recent years Petr has been involved in several major cases in the Czech Republic, either as a representative of creditors or as an advisor to the debtor’s management.

Membership in professional associations

Czech Bar Association 

Czech, English
  •  Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Brno (2006), Mgr.
HAVEL & PARTNERS represented the real estate group European Housing Services (EHS), which invested in one of the largest real estate companies on the Czech market, M&M Reality. This creates a real estate group of European importance, which intends to invest more than CZK 3 billion in its development in the coming years. The advice […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS provided comprehensive legal assistance to IF Invest EAST in connection with the acquisition of 100% shares in Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park, which is currently completing the construction of a combined transport terminal at Ostrava Mošnov. The legal services were delivered on behalf of HAVEL & PARTNERS by Petr Dohnal (partner) and Josef […]
Michelin, a prominent global manufacturer and distributor of tyres, has completed its acquisition of ČEMAT in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS acted as the legal consultant on the part of the seller in the transaction. ČEMAT is a major provider of mobile servicing and maintenance services for special industrial […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS, the largest Czech-Slovak law firm, has promoted Petr Dohnal internally to partner. As an expert in international transactions and distress projects, Petr is a member of the firm’s M&A, private equity / venture capital and insolvency and corporate restructuring practice groups. “Petr Dohnal has quickly demonstrated his professional and management qualities, which […]
Experts from the law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS provided legal support to the British investment company CapVest in the Czech Republic in the sale of the European food producer Valeo Foods to a major global private investment company, Bain Capital Private Equity. The firm’s team was thus involved in another large-scale M&A transaction in the […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS has provided comprehensive legal advice to Raiffeisenbank on the purchase of 100% of the Equa bank shares from AnaCap Financial Partners. The firm’s M&A team that handled the transaction was led by partner Jan Koval, counsel Petr Dohnal and associate Josef Bouchal. The parties have decided not to disclose the value of […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS M&A practice group, the largest and most experienced of its kind in Central Europe, has been joined by Petr Dohnal, attorney-at-law, as counsel. His primary responsibility will be to advise clients on acquisitions and restructuring projects. The firm has thus further strengthened its comprehensive services to companies facing economic difficulties in connection […]


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