Erik Illmann

Associate, Prague



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.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association
Faculty of Law
Charles University

Czech Republic

Faculty of Social Sciences
Charles University

Czech Republic

Exchange Program
University of Melbourne
Melbourne Law School, Australia


Erik has represented, among others, the following clients:

CTP B.V. as issuer in connection with its initial public offering and listing of its shares on Euronext Amsterdam. The transaction represented the largest real estate IPO in Europe since 2014.

Česká spořitelna, a.s., Komerční banka, a.s., Société Générale and WOOD & Company Financial Services, a.s as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners in connection with the initial public offering of shares of CZG - Česká zbrojovka Group, one of the leading European producers of firearms for military and law enforcement, personal defence, hunting and sport shooting, and their listing on the Prague Stock Exchange.

Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Jefferies, Numis and UBS as underwriters on the £186 million initial public offering and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange of Eurowag, a leading pan-European integrated payments and mobility platform focused on the commercial road transportation industry.

Česká spořitelna, a.s. (Erste Group) and Komerční banka, a.s. (Société Générale) as joint managers in connection with issuance of domestic bonds by CZG - Česká zbrojovka Group SE, one of the leading European producers of firearms for military and law enforcement, personal defence, hunting and sport shooting, and their listing on the Prague Stock Exchange.

CTP B.V. as issuer in connection with the establishment of its € 4 billion EMTN programme where Morgan Stanley acted as arranger and Erste Group, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking and UniCredit Bank were named as dealers.The programme includes a green bond framework and CTP is only second issuer on the Czech market issuing a green bond on international capital markets.

České dráhy (Czech Railways, the Czech national railway transport operator, as issuer, in connection with its EUR 400 million Eurobond issue.

NET4GAS, s.r.o., the sole owner and operator of the Czech gas transmission system, on an exchange and tender offer in respect of its CZK 7 billion (equivalent to approximately EUR 270 million) 2.25 per cent. notes due 2021 issued under its EUR 5 billion EMTN Programme and simultaneous issuance of CZK 2.6 billion (equivalent to approximately EUR 100 million) Czech-law governed 2.750 per cent. notes due 2025.

PPF Arena 1 B.V. on the establishment of its EUR 3 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme and the debut issuance of EUR 550 million 3.125% notes due March 2026 thereunder. The PPF Arena 1 B.V. group is a leading provider of telecommunication services in the CEE region, consolidating telecommunication activities of the global investment group PPF across six national markets. Its subsidiaries include O2 Czech Republic a.s. and Česká telekomunikacní infrastruktura a.s. (CETIN) in the Czech Republic, O2 Slovakia s.r.o. in Slovakia and the former subsidiaries of the Telenor Group in Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro acquired by PPF Arena 1 B.V. in 2018.

CETIN Group N.V. and CETIN Finco B.V. on the establishment of their EUR 2 billion EMTN Programme and the debut issuance by CETIN Group N.V. of EUR 500 million 3.125% notes due April 2027 thereunder. The notes are admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

EP Infrastructure, a.s. (EPIF), a subsidiary of EPH, a leading Central European energy group, on its successful debut international offering of EUR 750 million 1.659% fixed rate notes due 2024 and their admission to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Dublin.