Tomáš Čihula


Partner

+420 221 622 233

Tomáš Čihula

Partner
+420 221 622 233

 

Office

Palác Myslbek
Na Příkopě 19
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

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Tomáš Čihula is a Partner in the Prague office, the head of the firm-wide Life Sciences & Healthcare sector and the co-head of the firm-wide Competition & State Aid practice.

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE ADVISING

Life Sciences & Healthcare

  • ASTELLAS PHARMA on the introduction of medicinal products and their distribution in various CEE countries
  • CANOPY GROWTH CORPORATION, a world-leading diversified cannabis and hemp company, on the acquisition of Annabis Medical, the largest Czech medical cannabis company, including related regulatory issues
  • CSL BEHRING on various legal issues, including obtaining a pharmaceutical distribution licence, distribution agreements and public procurement
  • DR. MAX, a Central and Eastern European pharmacy chain owned by Penta Investments, in connection with the acquisition of Romania’s A&D Pharma, the largest pharmacy operator and pharma distributor in the country with significant operations in Central and Eastern Europe
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE on various legal issues related to the proposed acquisition of medical laboratories in various CEE countries, including Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • JANSSEN-CILLAG on general corporate, regulatory and advertising issues concerning the sale and distribution of pharmaceuticals in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • NOVARTIS on a global asset swap involving the acquisition of an oncology business and the sale of a consumer healthcare business in CEE
  • NOVAVAX on the acquisition of Praha Vaccines, a vaccine manufacturer in the Czech Republic
  • STADA ARZNEIMITTEL on the integration of Walmark, a leading manufacturer of consumer health products in Central Europe with a unique portfolio of well-established consumer health brands across multiple categories

Competition & State Aid

  • INTEVA PRODUCTS, a part of Renco Group and a global top-tier supplier of engineered components and systems for the automotive industry, on Czech merger control issues related to the USD 755 million sale of its roof business to CIE Automotive
  • NN on the acquisition of Aegon’s life insurance business in the Czech Republic and of its life insurance and pension businesses in Slovakia for a total of EUR 155 million, including merger control proceedings in the Czech Republic
  • CPI PROPERTY GROUP on merger control proceedings in relation to various acquisitions of shopping centres in the Czech Republic
  • JOHNSON & JOHNSON on various competition and distribution law issues regarding the sale of their products in the market
  • LR HEALTH & BEAUTY on competition law issues related to its distribution system in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • MASTERCARD on competition law issues in the Czech Republic
  • PORSCHE CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE on various competition law issues related, in particular, to distribution agreements

EDUCATION

  • 2002 – 2007: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Faculty of Law, Ph.D.
  • 2002 – 2003: Ludwig Maximilan University of Munich, Germany, Faculty of Law, LL.M.
  • 1996 – 2002: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Faculty of Law, Doctor of Law

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Czech Bar Association

    LANGUAGES

    Czech, English, German