Weinhold Legal has advised the Czech Viamilk cooperative on its merger with Moravian Morava to form the Mleko.cz cooperative.
The merger received the approval of the Office for the Protection of Competition in the Czech Republic.
According to the firm, “the successor cooperative now operates under the business name Mleko.cz and controls one-fifth of the Czech milk market. The successor cooperative now has 322 members, 280 of whom are milk producers and 42 beef and veal producers. Total daily milk production is 1.7 million liters.”
Established in 2009, Viamilk is a Czech company that specializes in trading raw milk, dairy production, and other food commodities. The company operates in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Italy. Moravian Morava is a dairy marketing cooperative with several hundred members.
The Weinhold Legal team was led by Partner Martin Lukas and included Managing Associate Anna Bartunkova and Junior Associate Jaroslav Denemark.