Jakub Kopáček

Associate, Prague

Biography

Overview

Jakub Kopáček, an associate of the Prague office and a member of the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practice groups.

In the area of loan financing, Jakub assists both local and international clients, financial institutions and corporate groups in particular. In his practice, he focuses on, among other things, real estate acquisition financing and project financing, and he has been mainly engaged in the drafting and negotiation of contractual documentation.

In the area of capital markets, Jakub provides advisory services to both international and local lenders, investors and companies in connection with international and domestic transactions. He has represented both underwriters and issuers in connection with a range of debt and equity capital market products.

In addition, Jakub has been involved in drafting a questionnaire concerning the business environment in the Czech Republic related to corporate law as part of the World Bank's "Doing Business 2020" project.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association (koncipient)
Education
Mgr.
Charles University, Faculty of Law

Prague, Czech Republic

Erasmus program
University of Groningen

Faculty of Law, Netherlands

Languages
Czech
English
German

Experience

Jakub represented 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.

Jakub advised CTP B.V. as issuer in connection with its initial public offering and listing of its shares on Euronext Amsterdam. CTP is a leading CEE logistics parks owner and developer. It was the largest real estate IPO in Europe since 2014.

Jakub represented EP Infrastructure, a.s. (EPIF), a subsidiary of the EPH Group, a leading Central European energy group and our long-term client, on high-profile Regulation S international bond transaction, including EUR 500 million 1.816% notes due 2031 and their admission to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Dublin.

Jakub represented Raiffeisenbank a.s. as lender in connection with financing of Crestyl Newco No. 22, s.r.o., an entity controlled by the CRESTYL Group, which is one of the leading real estate developers in the Czech Republic. The financing was provided in relation to an acquisition of a land plot, as well as development of the residential project "Radlická" in Prague 5.

Jakub represented Erste Group Bank AG, Česká spořitelna, a.s., UniCredit S.p.A., UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., Société Générale S.A. and Komerční banka, a.s. as mandated lead arrangers in connection with syndicated financing provided to CTP Group, one of the largest industrial developers in the CEE region, for the purposes of refinancing the existing financial indebtedness of certain property companies within CTP Group that operate logistics parks in the Czech Republic. At the amount of EUR 1.9 billion, this is one of the largest real estate financings in the CEE region.