Karel Petržela | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Karel Petrzela
Karel Petrzela

Karel Petržela

Associate, Prague

T +420 255 771 111

E karel.petrzela@whitecase.com

Overview

Karel Petržela is an associate in the Prague office and a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. He primarily focuses on real estate transactions and financing, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial law, including corporate matters.
He also concentrates in regulatory aspects concerning the operation of major industrial, energy and pharmaceutical enterprises, as well as in labor law and white collar crime.

Bars and Courts

  • Czech Bar Association

Education

  • Cardiff University, School of Law, Cardiff, The United Kingdom
  • Mgr, Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ing, Faculty of Management, University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic

Languages

  • Czech
  • English
  • French

Experience

PointPark Properties (P3)

Representation of TPG Capital and Ivanhoe Cambridge portfolio company PointPark Properties (P3), owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, in the EUR 523 million purchase of a Czech logistics portfolio from two funds advised by Tristan Capital Partners and VGP. The acquisition is one of the largest single logistics transactions by value in Europe in the past ten years, and the largest ever in the Czech Republic.

New World Resources Plc (NWR)

Representation of NWR, a Central European hard coal producer, in its comprehensive, cross-border balance sheet restructuring which involved a UK scheme of arrangement, as well as a rights issue and placing on the London, Warsaw and Prague Stock Exchanges. This deal won "2014 Industrial Goods and Basic Resources Deal of the Year" at M&A Advisor's Turnaround Awards.

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA CIB)

Representation of Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CA CIB) in a complex portfolio debt restructuring of three investment assets of Orco Property Group situated in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Prologis

Prologis, the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, in the acquisition of an industrial/ warehouse portfolio in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, from funds managed by a global real estate investment management firm.

Arx Equity Partners

Arx Equity Partners in the sale of the entire stake in LANEX a.s., a leading Central European producer of technical textile ropes and flexible packaging.