Václav Kubr | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Vaclav Kubr
Vaclav Kubr

Václav Kubr

Local Partner, Prague

Overview

Václav's practice focuses on real estate and corporate matters, as well as dispute resolution. He has led teams in real estate development projects, real estate acquisitions and joint ventures and other property transactions.

Václav has advised on a number of complex joint ventures and real estate acquisitions in the Czech Republic. Examples of this work include CSPF's joint venture development of a shopping center in Trenčín, GE Real Estate's joint venture development of a shopping center in the Czech Republic, and Doughty Hanson & Co European Real Estate Fund's sale of an office park in Prague.

He has also assisted clients with a number of bank financing projects, including the real estate financing provided by ČSOB for the construction of a major project in Prague 5-Smíchov, and the financing provided by ČSOB for the acquisition of a large real estate development group.

Václav's clients also benefit from his significant knowledge and experience in dispute resolution. His track record in this area includes his representation of a Prague developer in a dispute with an insurance company, and a Scottish oil & gas company in major arbitration proceedings.

Bars and Courts

  • Czech Bar Association

Education

  • JD, Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Master's Degree, Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague, Czech Republic

Languages

  • Czech
  • English

Experience

PointPark Properties (P3)

Václav was a member of the team which advised PointPark Properties (P3), the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, on the €523 million acquisition of a Czech logistics portfolio from two funds controlled by Tristan Capital Partners and VGP. P3 agreed to buy 58 warehouses and development land covering a total of 627,000 square metres in strategic locations across the Czech Republic, including Prague. This landmark transaction was the largest direct real estate deal in the history of the Czech Republic, and strengthened P3's position in the top rank of European logistics warehouse owners.

Československá obchodní banka, a.s. ("ČSOB")

Václav was a member of the team which prepared the project structure for the development and construction of the new Prague headquarters of ČSOB. This work included the preparation of contractual documents, including those for the tender process, as well as participating in the final take-over and acquisition of the completed project.

A major construction company

Václav advised the company during the financial restructuring of its receivables, related to construction contracts and its participation in the sale of a Prague hotel.

Czech & Slovak Property Fund B.V. ("CSPF")

Václav advised on the development agreements for the construction of a shopping center in Jablonec and an administrative building in Prague.

Doughty Hanson & Co European Real Estate Fund

Václav represented one of the largest European funds, in connection with construction agreements and other development and construction agreements.

ABLON s.r.o.

Václav advised ABLON on various legal issues arising from the development and construction of administrative and residential projects in Prague.

Quinlan Private Golub ("QPG")

Václav advised QPG on legal issues related to the development of its projects in Prague.

A major construction company

Václav advised on the evaluation of risks and potential disputes arising from a construction agreement.

Doughty Hanson & Co European Real Estate Fund

Václav was a member of the team which assisted one of the largest European funds of its kind, in connection with the sale of an office park in Prague. This work included advising on the tender process.

A Scottish oil & gas company

Václav assisted in the Firm's representation of a Scottish oil and gas company, in major arbitration proceedings relating to a joint venture in the exploration and production of natural hydrocarbons in the Czech Republic. The amount in dispute in the arbitration was 2 billion Czech crowns.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Chambers Europe 2014

Real Estate – Czech Republic