Jakub Zavadil

Counsel, Prague

Biography

Overview

Jakub Zavadil is a member of the EIPAF practice group with a focus on energy law, construction and M&A/corporate law.

Jakub focuses on advice relating to energy and large-scale infrastructure projects, including regulatory and permitting aspects and the contractual preparation of the projects.

In his M&A practice, Jakub regularly advises clients on both preparatory phases of transactions (transaction structuring) and post-acquisition restructuring phases, including advice in the area of corporate transformations.

Jakub has also successfully represented clients in tax litigation with the Czech tax authorities. Over the course of his practice, he has been involved in the representation of some of the leading companies in the real estate, manufacturing and energy sectors. 

He has cooperated with clients that include leading local and international corporations, such as NET4GAS, ČEZ, ČEZ Distribuce, RWE, EPH, Avast group, P3 Logistic Parks (P3) and TPG Real Estate, KGAL Group and Arx Equity Partners, to name a few.

Jakub has been a licensed tax advisor in the Czech Republic since 2009 and a member of the Czech Bar Association since 2013. Prior to joining White & Case, he worked with EY’s (formerly Ernst & Young) corporate tax advisory group for more than two years.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association
Education
Master's Degree
Masaryk University, Faculty of Law

Brno, Czech Republic

Languages
Czech
English

Experience

NET4GAS, s.r.o., the Czech gas Transmission System Operator, on the preparation of its Capacity4Gas project, which comprises the construction of new gas infrastructure, mainly in the Ústí and Pilsen regions, with a project value amounting to €700 million.

KGAL Investment Management GmbH & Co. KG, a leading independent investment and asset manager with an investment volume of €20.5 billion, on the post-acquisition restructuring of its investment in the DRN building in central Prague from the Czech developer Sebre.

P3 Logistic Parks (P3) and TPG Real Estate, a leading global investment company (the previous owner of the P3 developer alongside Ivanhoé Cambridge), on the sale of P3 to GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the government of Singapore. With a transaction value of €2.4 billion, this represents the largest deal on the European real estate market in 2016, and the largest real estate deal ever in the Czech Republic;

Avast, an industry leading software security company, in the US$1.3 billion acquisition of AVG Technologies, a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, by way of a public tender offer;

Avast and a selling shareholder consortium in the sale of a significant minority stake to CVC Capital Partners, one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms; and

Severomoravské vodovody a kanalizace Ostrava a.s. (SmVaK), one of the leaders in the water supply market in the Czech Republic, in connection with its issue of fixed rate bonds in the aggregate nominal value of up to CZK 5.5 billion due in 2022, and in connection with the prepayment of its previous bond.