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White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
Na príkope 14
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

White & Case (Europe) LLP is described by clients as having a 'standout' banking practice, with 'smart, commercial and responsive' senior partnersThe team handles large financing transactions and complex restructuring work for an extensive roster of banking clients, including longstanding client UniCredit. David Plch heads the banking team, which includes Jonathan Weinberg, who handles English law financing matters, and Jan Linda, who regularly acts for German clients. The team has experience in big-ticket, international matters, drawing on the support of its London, Warsaw and Frankfurt offices. The capital markets practice is co-led by Petr Hudec and Eva Svobodová, who have experience representing underwriters on a range of both domestic and international transactions. Recently promoted partner Tomáš Jíně has expertise in leveraged finance.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Weinberg; Jan Linda; Petr Hudec; David Plch; Eva Svobodová

Testimonials

Jonathan Weinberg is technically astute, hardworking and a tough negotiator. An excellent choice for complex structured financings.

The best legal team in the Czech Republic. They are very knowledgable in terms of both the law and regulatory issues and the business. Great client management. Excellent value for money.’

The team is highlighted for its strong expertise, high-quality advice, integrity and efficiency.’

Key clients

VTB Group

Citigroup

HSBC Bank

Commerzbank

Ceska sporitelna (Erste Group)

Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (KBC Group)

Komercni banka (Société Générale)

Berlin Hyp

UniCredit Bank

PPF Group

Avast

EP Infrastructure (EPH Group)

NET4GAS

J&T Banka

České dráhy (Czech Railways)

ČD Cargo

Pegas Nonwovens

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

White & Case (Europe) LLP handles an assortment of high-value, heavyweight acquisition matters, led by practice head Petr Pánek, who is known for his expertise in the real estate sector. The team's ability is complemented by its strong cross-border capabilities, with support from the firm’s offices in London and Moscow. Jan Andruško is noted for handling complex corporate transactions in the TMT sector. Jan Stejskal focuses on private equity and advises foreign investors. Key clients include Czech investment group PPF Group.

Practice head(s):

Petr Pánek

Key clients

Allianz

ArcelorMittal

Arx Equity Partners

Avast

Bonatrans Group

CEZ

CVC Capital Partners

CTP

Czech Railways

EPH Group

Generali Group

LaSalle Investment Management

M7 Real Estate

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Mid Europa Partners

P3 Logistic Parks (GIC)

PPF Group

Prologis

REICO (Erste Group)

Sev.en

TPG Capital

Dispute resolution Tier 1

White & Case (Europe) LLP's multi-disciplinary team handles both domestic and high-profile international arbitration, with the support of its wider network of offices in Brussels, London and Paris. Led by the well-regarded Luděk Chvosta, whose expertise lies in white-collar crime, the group is skilled in undertaking sensitive and complex cases for leading clients in the pharmaceutical (where Ivo Janda is the key contact), finance and energy sectors. Samuel Schreiber is recommended for insolvency proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Luděk Chvosta

Testimonials

‘The team’s main strength is its ability to act as a homogeneous organism.’

‘They are professional, accurate, punctual and reliable.’

Key clients

ArcelorMittal Holdings AG

Česká exportní banka, a.s.

Česká pojišťovna, a.s.

Galileo Real, k.s.

HSBC Bank plc – pobočka Praha

Kofola ČeskoSlovensko a.s.

Komerční banka, a.s.

Plzeňský Prazdroj, a.s.

SatoshiLabs s.r.o.

Sev.en EC, a.s.

Tameh Czech s.r.o.

Zentiva Group a.s.

EU and competition Tier 1

White & Case (Europe) LLP is singled out for its 'outstanding' competition practice and is led by specialist Ivo Janda. The team noted for its advice on the competition aspects of high-stakes M&A transactions, such as merger filings. The team has the ability to handle cross-border work thanks to its offices across the CEE region. Counsel Magda Olyšarová is the key name for complex competition litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Janda

Testimonials

The W&C team is thorough in its analysis, and has a strong team of seasoned experts who know their topic in-depth and are pragmatic and commercial in their recommendations. They are great at getting the job done.’

Key clients

PPF Group

České Radiokomunikace a.s.

Energetický a Průmyslový Holding, a.s.

Net4Gas, s.r.o.

České dráhy, a.s. (Czech Railways)

Mid Europa Partners

ČEZ Distribuce, a. s.

Projects and energy Tier 1

White & Case (Europe) LLP has a first-rate reputation in the projects and energy space and acts for multinational clients in the energy and infrastructure sector. Vít Stehlík leads the team, which has broad expertise in the local market and the wider CEE region, frequently advising on cross-border development matters with the firm's London and Brussels teams. Banking group co-head Jan Linda has project finance experience and advises clients including financial institutions and large corporations on matters in the natural resources sector.

Practice head(s):

Vít Stehlik

Testimonials

The lawyers in the Prague office in the projects and energy practice are extraordinarily client and business orientated and offer great and comprehensive legal services.’

Vit Stehlik and Vacalav Zaloudek are particularly client and business orientated. They are very responsive and reliable. Furthermore, they know the needs of in-house legal departments very well and are always searching for the best possible solution.’

Key clients

Bonatrans Group a.s.

ČEZ Distribuce, a. s.

ČEZ, a.s.

Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s.

ECE – Pankrac Shopping Center k.s.

Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic

Net4Gas, s.r.o.

Škoda JS a.s.

Sev.en EC, a.s.

Svaz moderní energetiky (Modern Energy Union)

Real estate and construction Tier 1

White & Case (Europe) LLP is singled out for its skill in real estate financing transactions. The team acts for many leading companies on high-value matters in the Czech Republic and the CEE region, particularly acquisitions, financial restructuring and construction projects. Key M&A lawyer Petr Pánek leads the team. Václav Kubr and of counsel Ladislav Chundela make up the core real estate team, holding decades of experience under their belt.

Practice head(s):

Petr Pánek

Testimonials

Vaclav Kubr is a very hands-on, commercial and committed partner focused on getting the deal done.’

Key clients

CTP

Generali Real Estate

P3 Logistic Parks

Klépierre

LaSalle Investment Management

Red Group

M7 Real Estate

Prologis

Mint Investments

ECE Projektmanagement

HB Reavis

KGAL

Gazeley

Česká spořitelna (Erste Group)

ČSOB (KBC Group)

Komerční banka (Société Générale)

Berlin Hyp

TMT Tier 1

White & Case (Europe) LLP excels at handling big-ticket cross-border transactions for leading regional companies in the telecoms sector. Led by Jan Andruško, who also leads the firm's wider CEE group, the team has a cross-practice approach, drawing on its M&A and insolvency expertise. Jan Jakoubek is the contact for complex M&A matters, especially within the media sector.

Practice head(s):

Jan Andruško

Key clients

Avast

PPF Group

České radiokomunikace

Mid Europa Partners

SatoshiLabs

IFS AB

Y Soft Corporation

Tax Tier 2

White & Case (Europe) LLP's tax team is led by the experienced Jan Pařík and advises on the tax aspects of transactions, particularly cross-border matters, with a focus on M&A and restructuring. Milan Horák is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jan Pařík

Key clients

Avast

BMO Real Estate

Johnson Controls

RCS & RDS Romania

KGAL

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Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition and EU Ivo Janda
Banking and finance David Plch
Capital markets Eva Svobodoá
Capital markets Petra Hudec
Commercial litigation Ludek Chvosta Sr
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Petr Pánek
Energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance Vít Stehlík
Financial restructuring and insolvency David Plch
Real estate Petr Pánek
Private equity Jan Andruško
Tax Jan Pacik
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White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are.

Industries
Learn about the breadth of our industry experience
www.whitecase.com/law#industries

Practices
Explore how we deliver results for our clients
www.whitecase.com/law#practices

Regions
Discover where we work with our clients globally
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Chairman Hugh Verrier