Jan Stejskal

Partner, Prague

Biography

Private Equity Rising Stars: one of the 25 best young private equity lawyers across the U.K. and Europe
Law.com, 2023

“I found him really excellent, very responsive and timely in getting things back to us.”
Client for Chambers Europe, 2022

“an amazing lawyer who is very experienced, knowledgeable and friendly”
Chambers Europe, 2021

Overview

Jan Stejskal is a partner of the Prague office of White & Case and a member of the global M&A/Private Equity practice group. He primarily focuses in private equity transactions and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Jan Stejskal is Czech, English and New York law qualified. He is admitted as an English solicitor, Czech advocate and a New York attorney-at-law.

Jan joined 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.

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, family offices, financial groups and international corporates covering a wide range of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, telecommunications, energy, manufacturing and real estate. In addition to transaction matters, Jan 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
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

Jan Stejskal has represented, among others, the following clients:

PPF Group in connection with the EUR 2.5 billion sale of a stake of 50% plus one share in PPF Telecom Group's assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia to Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC (e&) and the setting up of a joint venture between PPF Group and e& in relation to such assets.

PPF Group, an international investment group founded in the Czech Republic with operations in 25 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia with financial services, telecommunications, media, real estate, mechanical engineering, and biotechnology as its core lines of business, on its sale of 30% shares of CETIN Group, a leading wholesale provider of active and passive telecommunications infrastructure services in the Central and Eastern Europe region, to GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the Government of Singapore to manage Singapore's foreign reserves.

PPF Group, EP Investment and Rockaway on their sale of the jointly held 100% shares of Mall Group, one of the biggest e-commerce groups in Central and Eastern Europe, and WE|DO, a last mile delivery expert.

PPF Group in the USD 2.1 billion acquisition of CME which operates television stations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

PPF Group on its acquisition of Telenor's telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe for EUR 2.8 billion on an enterprise value basis. The acquisition represented the largest M&A transaction in the CEE telecoms sector, and the largest loan syndication in the region, since 2011.

Rohlik Group, one of Europe's leading online grocery businesses with presence in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria and Germany, in connection with its Series C funding, during which Rohlik Group raised EUR 100 million, with a valuation of EUR 1 billion, making it a start-up unicorn.

Rohlik Group on its Series B round investment of approximately EUR 190 million.

CVC Capital Partners, a private equity and investment advisory firm, on its acquisition of a minority stake in FutureLife, an assisted reproduction and genetics business headquartered in the Czech Republic and with clinics across the CEE, Netherlands, Finland, the UK, Ireland, Romania and Estonia.

Macquarie Asset Management on the sale of České Radiokomunikace, a leading telecommunications, media and technology infrastructure and services provider in the Czech Republic, to Cordiant Digital Infrastructure.

MVM Group, Hungary's state-owned energy group, on its acquisition of the entire share capital in innogy Czech Republic, from 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.

PPF Group on the sale of 25% stake in its Hungarian units of telecommunications group Telenor CEE to Hungary's state-owned broadcast operator Antenna Hungaria.

PPF Group in the closely-watched auction process for the EUR 7 billion plus SABMiller's Central & Eastern European brewing assets.

PPF Group with respect to its EUR 2.5 billion sale of a 49% stake in Generali PPF Holding, one of the largest insurers in CEE and CIS, to Generali. The deal also involved the PPF Group acquiring Generali PPF Holding's insurance operations in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan for EUR 80 million.

Allianz Capital Partners, the Allianz Group's asset manager which focuses on investments into private equity, infrastructure and renewable energy, on its co-investment in GasNet, the Czech Republic's largest gas distribution network business, as part of a consortium of investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA).

MidEuropa, a leading private equity investor in Central and Eastern Europe, in connection with their sale of Walmark, a leading consumer healthcare company in Central and Eastern Europe with a unique portfolio of iconic brands and direct presence across nine EU countries, to STADA, a German pharmaceutical company.

Owners of CGS Holding, the Czech Republic-based rubber conglomerate with leading positions in agricultural and speciality tires as well as engineered polymer solutions, on its EUR 1.16 billion acquisition by Swedish industrial giant Trelleborg.

TPG Capital and Ivanhoe Cambridge portfolio company PointPark Properties (P3), owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, in the EUR 523 million purchase of a Czech logistics portfolio from two funds advised by Tristan Capital Partners and VGP. The value of this acquisition makes it one of the largest single logistics transactions in Europe in the past ten years.

EPH, one of the fastest-growing energy companies in Europe, in the acquisition of Mátrai Eromu held by RWE Power and EnBW, which operates a coal-fired power plant in Hungary.

RWE, a leading European electricity and gas company, in the approximate EUR 1.6 billion sale of NET4GAS, the Czech gas transmission system operator.

Awards and Recognition

Private Equity Rising Stars: one of the 25 best young private equity lawyers across the U.K. and Europe
(Law.com, 2023)

Ranked for Corporate/M&A in the Czech Republic
(Chambers Europe, 2023)

Ranked as "Notable practitioner" in M&A and Private Equity
(IFLR 1000, 2023)

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

Recommended lawyer
(Legal 500, 2018 onwards)