Magda Olyšarová | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Magda Olysarova
Magda Olysarova

Magda Olyšarová

Associate, Prague

T +420 255 771 111

E molysarova@whitecase.com

Overview

Magda Olyšarová is an associate in the Prague office who focuses primarily on competition law, regulatory matters, EU law and dispute resolution. Ms. Olyšarová is currently a member of the Disputes Group and Regulatory & Compliance Practice.

Prior to joining White & Case in September 2006, Ms. Olyšarová worked in the Legal Department of Československá obchodní banka, a. s., where she practiced in EU law, competition law and litigation. Ms. Olyšarová also served as an intern with DG Competition of the European Commission.

In addition, Ms. Olyšarová has been assisting clients in merger filings with EU and national competition authorities. She has also been advising clients in public procurement and regulatory matters. Her recent industry experience includes the healthcare, transport, aviation and financial services sectors. Ms. Olyšarová's experience further includes participation in insolvency proceedings and other litigation.

Bars and Courts

  • Czech Bar Association

Education

  • LLM, University of Chicago Law School
  • MA, Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Economic Studies, Prague, Czech Republic
  • MA, Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague, Czech Republic

Languages

  • Czech
  • English
  • German

Experience

Representing Toshiba in complex judicial proceedings related to cartel investigations initiated by the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition and by the European Commission concerning the GIS (gas insulated switchgear) cartel. Our work has included follow-up representation before the General Court of the European Union, as well as before the European Court of Justice.

Representing Toshiba Corporation before the Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic in the investigations initiated by the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition regarding CRT(cathode ray tubes) products.

Advising the Czech state-owned air carrier Czech Airlines in proceedings before the European Commission relating to the restructuring and rescue plan for the company in line with EC rules on the provision of public support to companies under restructuring. After an in-depth investigation, the European Commission concluded that restructuring aid amounting to CZK 2.5 billion (€100 million) granted to Czech Airlines was in line with EU state-aid rules.

Representing Unipetrol and Synthos Kralupy in proceedings before the European Commission and the General Court (formerly the Court of First Instance) in Luxembourg in cartel investigations initiated by the European Commission against members of the ESBR industrial association, which were the first conducted by the European Commission in the Czech Republic after the country's accession to the European Union.

Representing PPF, a.s. in setting up a joint venture with Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. merging the insurance and insurance-related business of both participants in Central and Eastern Europe, including related merger and regulatory proceedings.