David Wilhelm

Associate, Prague

Biography

Overview

David Wilhelm joined the Prague office of White & Case after having graduated from Masaryk University in Brno. He focuses on energy, construction and general corporate law matters.

In addition, Mr. Wilhelm advises clients in connection with environmental law matters relating to energy infrastructure and public procurement matters.

In the area of construction law, Mr. Wilhelm advised NET4GAS, s.r.o., a Czech gas transmission system operator, in connection with the construction of Gazelle, the 160 km long gas pipeline in the Czech Republic representing an extension of the Nord Stream and Opal transmission systems.

In the area of project financing, Mr. Wilhelm advised Česká exportní banka (Czech Export Bank) in connection with the Adularya Enerji Elektrik Üretimi project for the purchase of mining equipment and the construction of a coal-fired power plant in Turkey.

Mr. Wilhelm regularly serves as a judge in the national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and as an arbitrator in the national pre-moots of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association
Education
Mgr
Master's Degree, Faculty of Economics and Administration
Masaryk University

Brno, Czech Republic

Bc
Masaryk University

Faculty of Economics and Administration, Brno, Czech Republic

Scholarship
John Marshall Law School

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Erasmus Scholarship
École supérieure de commerce et de management - ESC Chambéry Savoie

France

Languages
Czech
English
French
German

Experience

Advising RWE AG in connection with the sale of its 100 percent share in NET4GAS, s.r.o., the Czech gas transmission system operator.

Advising NET4GAS, s.r.o. in connection with its transformation and certification under the independent transmission operator model (ITO), as required under the Third Energy Package of the European Union.

Advising a foreign energy holding in connection with the unbundling of its electricity system operator and the application for certification as the independent transmission system operator (ITO), as required under the Third Energy Package of the European Union.

Advising ČEZ Distribuce, the DSO, on matters relating to the consequences of increased grid connections for solar power plants in the Czech Republic, including advice on the interpretation of the applicable renewable energy laws, advising on the implementation of legislative changes, as well as the review and amendment of contractual documents governing grid connections and the purchase of electricity.

Advising several clients in connection with construction, permitting and contractual arrangements relating to renewable energy sources, including due diligence exercises.