Eva Svobodová

Local Partner, Prague


“Extremely responsive and talented.”
Chambers Global, Capital Markets, 2018


Eva Svobodová, local partner and a co-head of the firm's Prague Capital Markets practice, focuses on capital markets transactions, securities and collective investment. She is qualified as an attorney in the Czech Republic and the US.

Eva's experience includes the representation of underwriters and issuers (including corporates, banks and sovereigns) on a range of domestic and international capital markets transactions, including both debt and equity. She Svobodová also regularly advises clients on regulatory issues, including the cross-border provision of investment services and trading, licensing, reporting obligations, as well as takeovers. Eva Svobodová's practice also includes fund formation, and structuring and regulatory advice in the area of collective investment.

Eva Svobodová has been repeatedly listed among the leading lawyers (Band 2) in the area of capital markets in the Czech Republic by Chambers Europe and Global (2013 – 2019).

Prior to joining White & Case in 2005, she worked in the Prague offices of two other reputable international law firms.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association
New York State Bar
New York University School of Law
Master's Degree (Mgr)
Charles University, Faculty of Law
Prague, Czech Republic


Representation of Avast, the leading global cybersecurity provider, on its US$816.6 million (£602 million) initial public offering (IPO), the biggest ever software IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Representation of Waberer's International and its shareholder Mid Europa Partners on the IPO and listing on the Budapest Stock Exchange of shares in Waberer's International.

Representation of Raiffeisenbank, as issuer, on the establishment of its €5 billion Covered Bonds Programme and the first issuance of covered bonds under the programme in 2012 (the first-ever issue of covered bonds issued by a Czech bank that are eligible as collateral for the European Central Bank) as well as on the subsequent updates and bond issuance in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Representation of České dráhy (Czech Railways), the Czech state-owned railway transport company, as issuer, in connection with all its three Eurobond issues that has been admitted to trading on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Representation of JPMorgan, as lead manager, in connection with the offering and listing of shares in Central European Media Enterprises, a Nasdaq-listed Bermudian company holding media businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, including the operator of a leading television network in the Czech Republic.

Representation of VGP N.V., a developer of logistics centers in Central and Eastern Europe, in connection with Czech legal issues in relation to the IPO of its ordinary shares and dual listing of all existing and newly-issued shares on the main market of the Prague Stock Exchange and on Euronext Brussels.

Representation of CEZ, a. s., the largest Czech energy company, in connection with the dual listing of its shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Representation of the arrangers (including Barclays, Deutsche Bank) and the managers in connection with Eurobond issues by the Czech state, including the establishment and all updates of the current €10 billion EMTN program of the Czech Republic.

Awards and Recognition

Ranked as "Band 2" in Capital Markets, Chambers Global and Europe, 2019

Ranked as "Highly regarded" in Capital Markets, IFLR 1000, 2019