Petr Hudec | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Petr Hudec
Petr Hudec

Petr Hudec

Local Partner, Prague

T +420 255 771 111

E phudec@whitecase.com

Overview

Petr Hudec is a local partner in the Firm's global Banking and Capital Markets Practice with extensive experience in a wide range of finance transactions. He regularly represents underwriters and issuers on debt and equity capital market transactions, including EMTN programs, eurobonds, high-yield notes, structured notes, commercial paper and initial public offerings. He also has extensive experience acting for lenders, borrowers and sponsors on acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance and export finance transactions, as well as financial restructurings. In addition, Petr regularly advises clients on issues concerning capital markets regulation and general corporate matters. He is qualified to practice law in the Czech Republic and New York.

Bars and Courts

  • Czech Bar Association
  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA
  • Master's Degree, Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Brno, Czech Republic
  • University of Helsinki, School of Law, Helsinki, Finland

Languages

  • Czech
  • English

Experience

Representing Societe Generale as coordinating mandated lead arranger and Citibank Europe plc, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Ceskoslovenská obchodní banka, a.s., Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, ING Bank N.V., The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and UniCredit Bank Austria AG as mandated lead arrangers in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Telefonica Czech Republic, the leading mobile, fixed-line and IPTV operator in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, by PPF Group, with total financing amounting to EUR 2.288 billion, covering part of the acquisition price and the consideration paid in the subsequent mandatory takeover. The transaction represents the largest bank finance transaction and the first public acquisition of its kind in the Czech Republic.

Representing the Czech Export Bank (Ceská exportní banka, a.s.) in connection with the EUR 490 million financing of the construction of a coal-fired power plant and the purchase of mining equipment for coal mines in the Republic of Turkey. The transaction represents one of the largest export financings provided from the Czech Republic.

Representing the managers (including BNP Paribas and J.P. Morgan) in connection with standalone issues of senior (secured) notes by Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., a Bermuda company listed on Nasdaq, and its subsidiary CET 21 spol. s r.o., a leading television broadcaster in the Czech Republic.

Representing Czech Railways (Ceské dráhy, a.s.), the Czech national railway transport operator, as issuer in connection with its debut and second Eurobond issue, each consisting of EUR 300 million fixed rate notes.

Representing the arrangers (including Barclays and Deutsche Bank) and the managers in connection with updates of the EUR 10 billion EMTN program of the Czech Republic and issues of notes thereunder.