Ivo Janda

Partner, Prague


Market commentators note his “ability to explain very complex tasks in a simple way.” (Chambers Europe, 2022). Sources say he “very good in banking litigation,” while others highlight him as “immaculately prepared and very conscientious.” (Chambers Global, 2022)


Ivo Janda has been advising clients for more than twenty years, and is being recognized as one of the leading competition lawyers.

Clients benefit from his considerable experience handling regulatory clearance for complex mergers and acquisitions, including PPF Group/ Central Europe Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME), MVM Group/ innogy Česká republika, a.s., Rockaway Capital/ Netretail Holding B.V. and Heureka. In addition, Ivo has developed a significant track record successfully representing and advising clients involved in cartel and State aid-related investigations and matters.

He is also a seasoned disputes lawyer successfully representing clients before Czech courts and authorities and in international arbitration. Ivo has experience in various industry sectors, including construction & infrastructure, energy, oil & gas, technology, aviation and telecommunications.

Ivo's clients include financial institutions and large corporate clients, whom he advises on a broad range of contentious situations including issues of insolvency law, implementing whistleblowing procedures and data privacy.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2001, he worked for the International Law Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic; he was also posted to the UN in New York as a legal adviser to the Czech Government.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association
Masaryk University
Faculty of Law, Brno, Czech Republic
Masaryk University
Faculty of Law, Brno, Czech Republic


PPF Group acquisition of Central Europe Media Enterprises Ltd.
Representing PPF Group in complex merger proceedings before the European Commission with respect to its USD 2.1 billion acquisition of Central Europe Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME), operating television stations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Representing Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. in litigation with Seznam.cz
Representing Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. in litigation with Seznam.cz. Seznam alleges that our clients breached competition law when using certain legal agreements in connection with their Android OS and seeks CZK 10 billion in compensation.

PPF Group acquisition of Telenor’s telecommunications assets
Representing PPF Group on its EUR 2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor’s telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe. The transaction, which gave PPF full control over Telenor’s mobile operators in the region, was subject to various merger control and regulatory approvals by the European Commission as well as in Serbia and Montenegro.

České Radiokomunikace a.s. - State aid notification procedure
Advising České Radiokomunikace a.s., a leading operator of digital terrestrial TV broadcasting multiplexes in the Czech Republic, on an on-going basis in the process of its transition from the DVB-T to the DVB-T2 broadcasting standard and the related release of the 700 MHz frequency band by digital terrestrial TV broadcasting in favor of wireless broadband services and related representation in a State aid notification procedure before the European Commission.

NET4GAS implementation of GDPR
Advising NET4GAS, s.r.o. on the implementation of GDPR, including the due diligence of data processed by the company and of its internal policies, the drafting of compliance rules and the updating of internal guidelines.

Awards and Recognition

Market commentators note that "he is great to work with", Chambers Europe, 2018

Sources say he "possesses good communication skills," while others highlight him as “very clever and easy to work with.”, Chambers Global, 2018