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Erik Illmann, an associate of the Prague office, is a member of the Capital Markets Practice Group, having joined White & Case in 2015 as a legal intern while still studying law at the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague.
Before joining White & Case, Erik worked as a Legal Intern in the Banking & Finance team at PRK Partners.
In the area of capital markets, he provides advisory services to a number of major clients of the Prague office, representing both underwriters and issuers in connection with a range of debt and equity capital market products. Erik also focuses on banking and finance law.
Czech Railways (České dráhy, a.s.), the Czech national railway transport operator, as issuer, in connection with its EUR 400 million Eurobond issue.
EP Infrastructure, a.s. (EPIF), a leading energy infrastructure utility primarily operating in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, fully owned by Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. (EPH), a leading Central European energy group, in its contemplated initial public offering of ordinary shares and GDRs of EPIF, as well as the listing of the ordinary shares on the Prague Stock Exchange and GDRs on the London Stock Exchange. At a very late stage in the process, EPH decided not to proceed with the sale of a minority stake in EPIF via an initial public offering, instead considering a bilateral transaction with global infrastructure Investors. The estimated value of the contemplated offering by Reuters and the Financial Times was several billion euros.