Jakub Kopáček

Associate, Prague



Jakub Kopáček, an associate of the Prague office and a member of the Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practice groups. Jakub joined White & Case in April 2019.

During his studies at the Faculty of Law of Charles University, Jakub gained international academic experience through a one-year study program at The University of Groningen (2017-2018) and undertook a one-year study program in English law organized by The British Law Centre in Prague (2018-2019).

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. Jakub is also engaged in advising to clients in respect of insolvency and restructuring aspects.

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.

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

Prague, Czech Republic

Erasmus program
University of Groningen

Faculty of Law, Netherlands



Bank Finance

EUR 45 million financing of Rohlik Group, Czech start-up unicorn
White & Case represented Rohlik Group a.s. in connection with the EUR 45 million facilities agreement entered among, inter alia, Rohlik Group a.s. as borrower and the syndicate of banks consisting of Česká spořitelna, J&T Banka and BNP Paribas. The proceeds raised under the facilities agreement should be applied mainly towards financing and refinancing of Rohlik Group's investments.

Financing of PFNonwovens group
White & Case represented Československá obchodní banka, a. s. acting as agent for the finance parties, including BNP Paribas S.A. acting through BNP Paribas S.A., pobočka Česká republika, Česká exportní banka, a.s., Česká spořitelna, a.s., Československá obchodní banka, a. s., HSBC Continental Europe and Komerční banka, a.s., in connection with refinancing and upsize of existing facilities of PFNonwovens group, and addition of incremental facilities proposed to refinance bonds issued by the group.

EUR 715 million financing of Eurowag Group
Advised the client in connection with the refinancing of the Eurowag Group. The Multicurrency Term and Revolving Facilities Agreement was signed to refinance and expand the group's existing credit facilities by providing facilities of up to EUR 715 million (out of which EUR 150 million is provided as an uncommitted incremental facility).

Financing of Doosan Bobcat
Representation of Československá obchodní banka, a. s. in connection with financing of Doosan Bobcat EMEA s.r.o. It was multipurpose, multicurrency facilities agreement with ancillary and incremental facilities and wide group structure with obligors from several different jurisdictions.

EUR 1.9 billion of CTP Group - the largest real estate financings in the CEE region
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.

Capital Markets

Establishment of the CZK 3 billion bonds programme of CPI Group
J&T BANKA, a.s. as lead manager, in connection with the establishment of the CZK 3 billion bonds programme of CPI Finco Czechia, a.s., a company of the CPI Property Group, one of the largest owners of income-generating real estate in Europe.

EUR 700 million bond issuance of CTP Group
CTP N.V., the EU's largest listed developer and operator of logistics and industrial real estate by gross lettable area (GLA), as issuer in connection with the offering of EUR 700 million 0.875% Notes due 2026 issued under its EMTN programme.

EUR 8 billion EMTN programme update of CTP Group
CTP B.V. as issuer in connection with the annual update of its EUR 8 billion EMTN programme, as well as the following successful green bond issuances thereunder. The notes are listed on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

USD 435 million bond issuance of Energo-Pro
Energo-Pro, a leading electricity distribution and hydropower generation company in the Black Sea region, on the offering of USD 435 million 8.500% guaranteed notes due 2027 and the related tender offer in respect of its EUR 370 million 4.00% guaranteed notes due 2022.

Domestic bond issuance by Česká zbrojovka Group
Komerční banka and Česká spořitelna in connection with the issue of domestic bonds of Česká zbrojovka Group, one of the leading European producers of firearms for military and law enforcement, personal defence, hunting and sport shooting.