White & Case wins “National Law Firm of the Year” for Czech Republic at IFLR Europe Awards

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has been named "National Law Firm of the Year" in the Czech Republic at the IFLR Europe Awards 2024.

The award recognizes the Firm's work on numerous matters led by our Prague office, including:

  • White & Case advised the PPF Group on the €2.15 sale of a stake of 50% plus one share in PPF Telecom Group's assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia to Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC (e&) and on setting up a joint venture between the PPF Group and e& regarding those assets.
  • White & Case advised the liquidator and insolvency trustee of Sberbank CZ on the liquidation of the Czech branch of Sberbank and the CZK 41 billion sale of Sberbank CZ's assets to Česká spořitelna (part of the Erste Group). This is the largest liquidation/insolvency of a bank in the Czech Republic in the past two decades.
  • White & Case advised the Carlyle Group on two acquisitions, including the related acquisition financing, in the Czech Republic: the acquisition of Meopta Optika, a manufacturer of optical, opto-mechanical and optoelectronic solutions; and the acquisition of TESCAN, a leading manufacturer of scientific instruments.
  • White & Case advised ENERGO-PRO on its issuance of €300 million senior unsecured notes. This is the first issuance of European bonds guaranteed by the US International Development Finance Corporation.

White & Case also won the following "Deal of the Year" award for a matter led by our London office: