Marek Hrubeš focuses his practice on private equity (PE), venture capital (VC) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Marek has wide-ranging experience in handling cross-border and domestic transactions and negotiations. He has been appraised by clients for his aim to exceed expectations.

    Marek's transactional portfolio covers legal advice to PE/VC funds, global corporations and wealthy individuals on acquisitions and sale of companies of all sizes across a range of industries, including real estate, technology and retail.

    Marek has also advised clients on multiple corporate restructurings, including mergers and spin-offs, debt financing and on setting-up long-term shareholders' relationships in joint ventures and between investors and founders.

    Marek has also studied and worked in Taiwan and mainland China, where he learnt Mandarin and passed the HSK 5 Chinese Proficiency Test.

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    • Advising a Nasdaq-listed technology company on its acquisition of a Czech fast-growing startup, a leading provider of digital customer engagement.
    • Assisting a rapidly growing real estate investor and developer in a series of transactions involving acquisitions and sales of various logistic and retail parks and office buildings, such as the acquisition of 100% ownership interest in a sole owner of an office building located in Radlice, Prague, from a Spanish investment fund, and the acquisition and subsequent sale of 100% ownership interests in modern logistic parks located near the city of Pardubice.
    • Advising one of the largest Czech venture capital funds on a series of its Series A+ investments into a UK top-rated provider of comprehensive boiler, heating and home cover plans.
    • Representing a CEE-based private equity firm in connection with the sale of a 50% stake in a portfolio company building and operating a network of private secondary schools in the CEE region and providing education consulting services.
    • Advising NYSE-listed global packaging product-maker on the acquisition of 100% shares in two Romanian manufacturers of packaging materials.
    • Advising a German real estate fund in connection with the acquisition of a hotel in Prague and setting up legal relations between the asset company and the operating company.
    • Representing one of the largest Czech foundations on the acquisition of a 100% stake in a Czech joint-stock company, the owner of a historical and protected chateau/homestead located in Prague.
    • Advising the world's leading provider of technology-enabled language, content management and IP services in connection with a cross-border merger involving Luxembourg and Czech corporations.
    • Advising shareholders of a group of companies engaged in large residential, office and retail real estate projects in the Czech Republic on shareholder buyouts and senior facility refinancing.
    • Advising shareholders (both PE funds and wealthy individuals) on structuring the shareholders' relationships in various companies.

    Education

    • Masaryk University in Brno, Doctor of Law (JUDr.), 2019
    • Diplomatic Academy, 2018
    • Charles University in Prague, Master of Law, 2016
    • East China University of Political Science and Law, 2014

    Admissions

    • Czech Republic, 2021

    Languages

    • English
    • Czech
    • Mandarin
    • Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA 2022 for Czech Republic – Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Banking, Finance and Capital Markets.

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