Firm Profile > White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář > Prague, Czech Republic

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, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's well-regarded banking practice operates like a 'well-oiled machine' and is considered the 'go-to firm' in the local market. The excellent team handles all aspects of high-end financing transactions and complex banking mandates for a wide roster of clients, which include key names such as Société Générale. Under the leadership of Jan Linda and David Plch, the group has the capacity to handle multijurisdictional matters, leveraging its international offering across EMEA. English law matters are dealt with by restructuring expert Jonathan Weinberg, as well as dual-qualified practitioner Tomáš Jíně, who also has expertise in insolvency matters. The capital markets practice is co-led by dual New York and Czech-qualified practitioners Petr Hudec and Eva Svobodová, who represent underwriters and issuers on a wide range of domestic and international transactions. The team has been strengthened with the arrival of restructuring partner Martin Froněk who joined from Dentons.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Jíně

Testimonials

‘Extraordinary knowledgeable and experienced team, working like a well-oiled machine. Knowing exceptionally well the client and his needs and always searching for practical approach and solutions.’

Jan Linda, Jon Weinberg and Radek Kraus are a calm, pragmatic and down to earth team that delivers exceptional work and making it looking easy at the same time.’

Key clients

VTB Group

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Czech Export Bank a.s

Commerzbank

Ceska sporitelna (Erste Group)

Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (KBC Group)

Komercni banka (Société Générale)

W.A.G. payment solutions, a.s.

UniCredit Bank

PPF Group

eustream, a.s.

EP Infrastructure (EPH Group)

NET4GAS

ČEZ, a.s.

J&T Banka

České dráhy (Czech Railways)

Správa železniční dopravní cesty (state company)

ČD Cargo

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

The 'extraordinary' corporate practice at White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is noted for its involvement in big-ticket M&A, and it is a first port of call among many global investors. Dual Czech Republic and US-qualified partner Petr Pánek heads up the Czech M&A team, which leverages the expertise of the firm across its Europe-wide network. It also works closely with local counsel across the Balkans. Jan Andruško handles high-value corporate transactions and serves as the lead contact for PPF Group. Elsewhere, the M&A team also excels in real-estate related work. Jan Stejskal is active in English-law governed work and is recommended for international transactions. Jan Jakoubek made partner.

Practice head(s):

Petr Pánek; Jan Andruško

Other key lawyers:

Jan Stejskal; Jan Jakoubek

Testimonials

‘Extraordinary knowledgeable and experienced team, working like a well-oiled machine. Knowing exceptionally well the client and his needs and always searching for practical approach and solutions.’

‘White & Case team we have been working with was led by the partners Jan Jakoubek, Jan Andrusko and Jan Stejskal, all based in Prague, Czech Republic. All of them are very experienced transaction lawyers with deep insight into the CEE region and very good understanding of the specific legal challenge clients face in the various CEE jurisdictions. They are focused and flexible legal professionals with very practical approach who successfully manage to guide clients in complex cross border M&A transactions.’

‘I have worked with White & Case Prague team on a number of large deals in the last couple of years and what impressed me is: – their business approach – they were always trying to understand what is best for the business, and were not only focused on the legal side – they are focused on getting the deal through; were not only elaborating the risks but were digging deep to find solutions; – they were fully dedicated to the client and were there for the client 24/7.’

‘The qualities listed above equally apply to Jan Jakoubek, Jan Stejskal and Jan Andrusko, partners in White & Case I closely cooperated with.’

Key clients

Allianz

ArcelorMittal

Arx Equity Partners

Avast

Bonatrans Group

CEZ

Czech Railways

EPH Group

Generali Group

J&T Group

LaSalle Investment Management No

M7 Real Estate No

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

Mid Europa Partners

MVM Group

P3 Logistic Parks (GIC)

PPF Group

Prologis

Dispute resolution Tier 1

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář, whose practice is led by Luděk Chvosta, demonstrates strong capabilities in high-value domestic and international arbitration cases. The group is able to leverage its global network on cross-border matters, including the London and Paris offices. Associate Marie Talasova is recommended for commercial litigation, while counsel Samuel Schreiber is active in insolvency litigation and regulatory matters. The firm is noted for its strengths in matters connected with the energy and pharmaceutical industries.

EU and competition Tier 1

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář has an excellent competition practice and handles high-stakes corporate transactions and complex merger filings. Led by Ivo Janda, the team is noted for its ability to conduct large cross-border mandates across the CEE region and advise on all aspects of EU law.

Projects and energy Tier 1

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář has a highly regarded projects and energy practice, where the team continues to advise high-end clients in the infrastructure space. Practice head Vít Stehlík handles energy mandates in the domestic and international market, often working in cooperation with the firm's vast European network including in London and Paris. Banking expert Jan Linda handles major project financing work and advises on transactions.

Practice head(s):

Vít Stehlík

Other key lawyers:

Jan Linda

Testimonials

The client orientation and legal expertise in the energy sector is extraordinary.

Vit Stehlik is outstanding.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is highlighted for its expertise in the real estate financing space, where it retains its market-leading position. Led by Petr Pánek, the practice acts for an array of international clients including Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Asset Limited on high-value acquisitions and disposals in the domestic market and beyond. Václav Kubr, who was recently promoted to the partnership, has experience acting for investment firms and financial institutions and Karel Petržela handles cross-border financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Petr Pánek

Other key lawyers:

Václav Kubr; Karel Petržela

Testimonials

‘White & Case has the most experienced team within the CEE region in my opinion.’

Key clients

CTP

Crestyl

Cromwell Propery Group

ECE Projektmanagement

Gazeley

Generali Real Estate

HB Reavis

KGAL Investment Management

Klépierre

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA)

LaSalle Investment Management

P3 Logistic Parks / GIC

Prologis

Red Group

REICO

TPG Capital

TMT Tier 1

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is skilled in undertaking high-end cross-border transactions for TMT clients across the CEE region and beyond. Overseen by Jan Andruško, the practice offers an integrated service covering tax expertise, litigation, and corporate advisory work. Also in the team is Jan Jakoubek who is the recommended contact for complex M&A work.

Tax Tier 3

At White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář, the tax practice is skilled in Czech corporate taxation and cross-border matters, areas led by counsel Jan Pařík. The team advises leading banks and investment funds on the tax-related aspects of transactions. Experienced associate Milan Horák handles income tax matters and is a core member of the group.

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.

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