Veronika Merjavá

Associate, Prague

Biography

Overview

Veronika Merjavá, an associate of the Prague office, is a member of the M&A and Corporate Practice Group. She joined White & Case in 2014 as a legal intern while still studying law, and continued to work for the firm after returning from her studies in the Netherlands in 2015. As a lawyer, she now provides commercial and corporate law advice to a number of local and international clients. Veronika also focuses on European competition law and telecommunications. In the area of mergers and acquisitions, she frequently provides advisory services to a number of major clients of the Prague office.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association (koncipient)
Education
JUDr., Faculty of Law
Charles University

Czech Republic

Mgr., Faculty of Law
Charles University

Czech Republic

Erasmus Program, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance
Utrecht University

the Netherlands

Languages
Slovak
Czech
English
German

Experience

PPF Group, a global private equity investor, in the €2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor's telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe. It is the largest M&A transaction in the CEE telecoms sector, and the largest loan syndication in the region, since 2011.

PPF Group in the sale of a part of the agricultural real estate of the RAV Agro holding in Orel, Russia to Miratorg, a Russian agribusiness holding company.

PPF Group in connection with the merger proceedings before the European Commission regarding their acquisition of Škoda Transportation group, Europe’s leading manufacturer of transport vehicles.

Mid Europa Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on Central Europe and Turkey, in connection with the acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in its portfolio company Walmark, one of the leading consumer healthcare players in Central and Eastern Europe, with a leading position in food supplements and OTC pharmaceuticals, including advising in the merger proceedings before the European Commission.

ARX Equity Partners, an established private equity firm that supports the growth of mid-sized companies in Central Europe, in the exit of its investment in Czech producer of specialized electrical motors VUES Brno s.r.o. (after the sale, Moog Brno s.r.o.) with 70-year history via a sale to Moog Inc. for a purchase price of €53 million.

ARX Equity Partners in the exit of its portfolio company KVK Group, active primarily in the sector of manufacture of mortar products, via a sale to Sika AG.

ArcelorMittal Group, the world’s leading steel and mining company, in the sale of Go Steel Frýdek Místek, a producer of electrical steel located in the Czech Republic created by way of a spin-off demerger from ArcelorMittal Ostrava, for a consideration of up to €40 million.

BKS Capital Partners and its shareholders in the sale of 100% shareholding in Nej TV, the second largest cable TV operator in the Czech Republic.

Shareholders of TICKETPRO LIMITED in the sale of Ticketpro Group, a group of ticketing agencies founded in 1992 and based chiefly in the Czech Republic and Poland to Ticketmaster, the world's largest ticketing company.

České Radiokomunikace, a leading operator of digital terrestrial TV broadcasting multiplexes in the Czech Republic, in the process of its transition from the DVB-T to DVB-T2 broadcasting standard and related release of the 700 MHz frequency band.