NewsAllen & Overy announces today the promotion of Prokop Verner to a partner

Allen & Overy announces today the promotion of Prokop Verner to a partner in its global corporate practice as of 1 May 2017.

Prokop has been leading Allen & Overy’s corporate practice in Prague since May 2015. He has been instrumental in cementing our position of a leading adviser for strategic industry buyers and sellers on high-value and cross-border M&A transactions. Among the diverse deals Prokop led are, for example, Asahi’s acquisition of the former SABMiller businesses and operations in the CEE.

Prokop joined Allen & Overy in 2004. He has been focusing on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. Prokop is also an acknowledged specialist in the sectors of telecommunications, media and technologies and in the area of personal data protection, including regulatory matters. Prokop is admired by clients, who say: “He is a strong negotiator with a great understanding of M&A as well as the business, so he is able to combine both worlds – which makes him a must-have person on your team.” CHAMBERS 2017

Commenting on Prokop’s promotion, Václav Valvoda, managing partner of Allen & Overy Prague office, said: “I would like to congratulate Prokop on his promotion and thank him for his contribution to the development of the Corporate/M&A and practice in Prague. He is an excellent addition to our team of corporate partners operating in the CEE region and I am very proud to have him on board.”

Allen & Overy announces that 24 lawyers have been promoted to Partner across its global network, the largest number since 2008. The promotions are in 11 offices in 10 countries covering six practice groups in the business. The majority of the promotions are outside London (58%); almost one third of the new partners are in Asia-Pacific (seven), three of whom are in Sydney, with another seven spanning a number of our European offices outside of the UK. One third of the new partners are in the Corporate practice (eight), followed by Banking (six) and International Capital Markets and Litigation (four each). There is one new partner in both the Real Estate and Tax practices.

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