Karel Petržela | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Karel Petrzela
Karel Petrzela

Karel Petržela

Associate, Prague

T +420 255 771 111

E karel.petrzela@whitecase.com

Overview

Karel Petržela supports institutional investors and financial sponsors, as well as corporate and private equity clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and portfolio company matters, focusing primarily on regulated sectors and real estate.

As an associate in our EMEA Real Estate and M&A Corporate practice groups qualified in the Czech Republic, Karel has taken part in a number of high-profile transactions, including cross-border transactions, advising on transactional, operational and commercial matters.

Bars and Courts

  • Czech Bar Association

Education

  • Cardiff University, School of Law, Cardiff, The United Kingdom
  • Mgr, Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ing, Faculty of Management, University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic

Languages

  • Czech
  • English
  • French

Experience

Advising P3 Logistic Parks (P3) and leading global investment company TPG Real Estate (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 EUR 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.

Advising 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.

Advising Prologis, the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, in the acquisition of an industrial/ warehouse portfolio in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland, from funds managed by a global real estate investment management firm.

Advising Palmer Capital, a real estate investment management company, in the acquisition of a portfolio of ten retail assets in the Czech Republic from Atrium European Real Estate.

Advising Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) on its acquisition of a EUR 79 million portfolio of logistics and light industrial assets in the Czech Republic and Slovakia from HB Reavis.

Advising New World Resources group (NWR) on Czech law aspects of the restructuring of its balance sheet via a UK Scheme of Arrangement and a Rights Issue and Placement.

Advising Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in a complex portfolio debt restructuring concerning three investment assets of Orco Property Group located in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, which included the acquisition and subsequent divestment of real estate assets.

Advising Berlin Hyp in connection with the refinancing of the office building complex called “The Park” in Prague acquired by Deka Immobilien. The Park is one of the largest office parks in the Czech Republic, located in Prague - Chodov.