Jan Stejskal

Local Partner, Prague

Biography

“Pleasant to work with, knowledgeable and diligent.”
Chambers Europe, 2020

Overview

Jan Stejskal is a local partner of Prague office and a member of the M&A practice group focusing on private equity and private M&A.

Jan joined the Prague office of White & Case in 2011. After obtaining a degree in law and jurisprudence at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, he continued his legal studies by enrolling in a master’s program in U.S. law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and subsequently successfully passed the New York State Bar examination. Jan Stejskal is admitted as an English solicitor and qualified to practice law in the Czech Republic as a European Registered Lawyer.

Due to his international and English law expertise, he primarily specializes in cross-border transactions with Czech aspects. He regularly advises leading private equity funds, financial groups and international corporates covering a wide range of industry sectors, primarily in financial services, TMT, energy and real estate. In addition to transaction matters, he focuses on comparative work related to the application of foreign law in the Czech context (and vice versa), and coordinating cooperation with foreign legal advisors.

Bars and Courts
Law Society of England and Wales
Czech Bar Association (Registered European Lawyer)
New York State Bar
Education
LLM
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, USA
MA
University of Cambridge
Trinity College, Cambridge, UK
Languages
Czech
English
French
Swedish

Experience

PPF – USD 2.1 billion acquisition of CME
Jan represented PPF Group in the $2.1 billion acquisition of CME, which operates television stations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of the CME shareholders, the European Commission, and national regulators in certain countries where CME is active.

EUR 1.16 billion acquisition of ČGS Holding by Trelleborg
Jan represented owners of ČGS Holding a.s., the Czech Republic-based rubber conglomerate with leading positions in agricultural and speciality tires as well as engineered polymer solutions, on its acquisition by Swedish industrial giant Trelleborg. The total cash consideration amounted to approximately EUR 1.16 billion on a cash and debt free basis.

MVM Group – acquisition of E.ON's Czech Innogy retails operations
Jan advised MVM Group, Hungary's state-owned energy group, on its acquisition of the entire share capital in innogy Česká republika, a.s. from innogy Beteiligungsholding GmbH, a member of the innogy/E.ON Group. MVM Group is a sovereign-owned integrated energy company with the highest market share in the national electricity and gas markets in Hungary.

Axel Johnson – acquisition of ARKOV
Jan represented Axel Johnson International AB, an industrial group that acquires and develops companies in strategic niche markets, primarily technical components and industrial process solutions and is part of Axel Johnson, one of the Nordic region’s leading trading groups, in its acquisition of a majority stake in ARKOV spol. s r.o., one of Czech Republic's leading distributors of mechanical power transmission and hydraulics products.

RWE AG - EUR 1.6 billion sale of NET4GAS
Jan represented RWE AG, a leading European electricity and gas company, in the approximate EUR 1.6 billion sale of its 100% share in NET4GAS, s.r.o., the Czech gas transmission system operator.

Awards and Recognition

"very solid, commercial and technically good", Chambers Europe, 2020

"pleasant to work with, knowledgeable and diligent", Chambers Europe, 2020

Ranked as "Notable practitioner" in M&A and Private Equity, IFLR1000, 2020

"quick-minded and solution-oriented approach", The Legal 500, 2019

Ranked as "Rising star", Chambers Europe, CEE, Expertise based abroad, 2019

Ranked as "Recommended lawyer", The Legal 500, 2018