Jakub Kopáček

Associate, Prague

Biography

Overview

Jakub Kopáček is 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, Jakub gained international academic experience through one-year study program at the University of Groningen.

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 Kopáček has advised, among others, the following clients:

Capital Markets

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.

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.

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.

Bank Finance

Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale in connection with the acquisition financing of Churchill Square office complex – sold by PENTA REAL ESTATE HOLDING LIMITED and SUDOP Invest a.s to a joint venture between CFH Capital Group Limited and Českomoravská Nemovitostní a.s. The biggest office building financing transaction of the year 2020 in the market.

J & T BANKA, a.s and J&T banka d.d. in connection with financing to be provided to Faruno CEE Holding S.à r.l., an acquisition SPV incorporated in Luxembourg for acquisition of PAN-PEK društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću za pekarske usluge i trgovinu and PAN-PEK ĐAKOVO d.o.o. za pekarske usluge i trgovinu.

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.

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. with regard to the financing of a real estate portfolio owned by the Fidurock Fund in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. in acquisition financing of Kotva, famous department store located in Prague. The building has been listed among Czech cultural monuments for its architectural and historic value. Opened in 1975, Kotva was for long among the largest department stores in Europe, and one of the most popular buildings in the Czech capital.

Komerční banka, a.s. in connection with refinancing of the existing loan provided to company Milou s.r.o..

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.