Iva Čechráková, an associate of White & Case Prague, is a member of the office’s M&A/Corporate and Private Equity practice groups. She specializes mainly in mergers and acquisitions, commercial law and litigation.
Iva is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law in Florida and the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague.
During her studies, Iva represented Charles University at the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in the international round in Washington D.C. in 2014, and Nova Southeastern University in 2018 in the regional round in New York City, where Iva ranked among the Top 30 Advocates, and together with her team won the award for the Top 5 Memorial (written submission).
Iva has provided advisory services under the leadership of her senior colleagues to a number of clients within the area of insolvency & restructuring, representing both debtors and creditors from the moment of filing the insolvency petition, and providing assistance throughout the entire process. In addition, she provided advisory services to a major energy group, preparing the corporate part of its restructuring plan. Iva also provided services to a number of clients related to corporate governance and M&A.
Iva has represented, among others, the following clients:
PPF Group, an international investment group founded in the Czech Republic with operations in 25 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia with financial services, telecommunications, media, real estate, mechanical engineering, and biotechnology as its core lines of business, on its sale of 30% shares of CETIN Group, a leading wholesale provider of active and passive telecommunications infrastructure services in the Central and Eastern Europe region, to GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the Government of Singapore to manage Singapore's foreign reserves.
PPF Group, EP Investment and Rockaway on their sale of the jointly held 100% shares of Mall Group, one of the biggest e-commerce groups in Central and Eastern Europe, and WE|DO, a last mile delivery expert.
PPF Group in the $2.1 billion acquisition of CME which operates television stations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the CME shareholders, the European Commission and national regulators in certain countries where CME is active.
Rohlik Group, a leading European e-grocer based in the Czech Republic, in connection with its Series C funding, during which Rohlik Group raised EUR 100 million, with a valuation of EUR 1 billion, making it a start-up unicorn.
Funds managed by Macquarie Asset Management on their sale of České radiokomunikace, a leading telecommunications, media and technology infrastructure and services provider in the Czech Republic, to Cordiant Digital Infrastructure.
Legrand France, a world leader in sales of systems for electrical installations and information networks and a global producer of switches and sockets, on its acquisition of Emos, a group which business comprises, inter alia, the development, design, supply, sale and distribution of consumer electrical goods as well as associated services and focuses mainly on the electro-assortment wholesale through the CEE region.
CVC Capital Partners, a private equity and investment advisory firm, on its acquisition of a minority stake in FutureLife, an assisted reproduction and genetics business headquartered in the Czech Republic and with clinics across the CEE, Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Ireland, Romania and Estonia.
MidEuropa, a leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, in connection with their sale of Walmark, a leading consumer healthcare company in Central and Eastern Europe with a unique portfolio of iconic brands and direct presence across nine EU countries, to STADA.
The Carlyle Group, on its acquisition of a majority stake in Memsource, a leading translation technology provider that assists global corporations and the language services industry to automate the localisation of large volumes of multilingual content.
MVM Group, Hungary's state-owned energy group, on its acquisition of the entire share capital in innogy Czech Republic from innogy/E.ON Group.