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Jan Andruško is a partner of the Prague office of White & Case and head of the Firm's Central & Eastern Europe technology, media & telecommunications practice.
Over the last two decades, Jan has advised leading global and regional financial sponsors, telecommunications, media, energy and food and beverage companies on significant regional cross-border and domestic transactions. His practice embraces mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, general corporate matters, media law, dispute resolution and international arbitration, with a particular focus on technology, media & telecoms, private equity and infrastructure & energy.
Jan has a broad range of experience from media and telecommunications, where he represented leading players in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, including the leading media and broadcasting group in CEE and the Czech Republic, leading media agencies, content providers and providers of on-line services in connection with the various key projects involving acquisitions, mergers, restructuring, financing, general corporate advice, labor issues, the negotiation of distribution contracts, the preparation of general sales policies, various anti-trust and regulatory issues, the digitalization process, authors' rights and various copyright issues, as well as advice regarding the preparation and/or amendments of the material media legislation.
Jan Andruško has unique managerial and business experience, which he gained as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Nova Group, a leading TV and media group in the Czech Republic, between 2011 and 2013.
The main projects on which Jan was involved as an advisor include the acquisition of Unipetrol by the largest Polish company, PKN Orlen. He assisted South-African company South African Breweries (SAB) in the acquisition of the majority share in Plzeňský Prazdroj. For Central European Media Enterprises (CME), he worked on the acquisition of TV Nova from the PPF Group. Once TV Nova was acquired by CME, he worked as its main external legal advisor, and in 2010 he was appointed CEO. In late 2013, he returned to the legal profession.
Before joining White & Case in 2016, he worked in the Czech law firm of Kotrlík Bourgeault Andruško, where he was a founder and managing partner.