Magda Olyšarová

Counsel, Prague



Magda Olyšarová is a counsel in the Prague office whose primary focus is on competition law, regulatory matters and dispute resolution. Her experience includes advising clients on merger filings with the EU and national competition authorities, and proceedings before the Czech competition authority, the European Commission and all levels of courts in such areas as cartel investigations, State aid and the abuse of a dominant position. She also advises on public procurement, regulatory matters and commercial litigation. Magda's industry experience includes healthcare, transport, aviation and financial services.

Prior to joining White & Case in September 2006, Magda worked in the Legal Department of Československá obchodní banka, a. s., where she specialized in EU law, competition law and litigation. Magda also served as an intern with DG Competition of the European Commission.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association
University of Chicago Law School
Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences
Institute of Economic Studies, Prague, Czech Republic
Charles University, Faculty of Law
Prague, Czech Republic


Advising owners of ČGS Holding, the Czech-based rubber conglomerate with leading positions in agricultural and specialty tires, as well as engineered polymer solutions, on the €1.16 billion acquisition thereof by Swedish industrial giant Trelleborg, including advising on the complex merger proceedings before the European Commission.

Advising PointPark Properties (P3), a specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, on the €523 million acquisition of a Czech logistics portfolio from two funds controlled by Tristan Capital Partners and VGP, a developer of industrial parks, including representation of PointPark Properties (P3) in merger proceedings before the Czech Competition Office.

Advising Český Aeroholding, a holding company with shares in selected state-owned companies engaged in air transport and related ground services at the international Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague in the Czech Republic, in connection with the acquisition of joint control of Czech Airlines, the Czech national air carrier, by Český Aeroholding and Travel Service, including representation in the referral merger proceedings before the European Commission and in certain other non-EU jurisdictions.

Advising the Czech state-owned air carrier Czech Airlines in proceedings before the European Commission relating to the restructuring and rescue plan for the company in line with EU rules on the provision of public support to companies under restructuring; after an in-depth investigation, the European Commission concluded that restructuring aid amounting to CZK 2.5 billion (€100 million) granted to Czech Airlines was in compliance with EU State aid rules.

Representing České Radiokomunikace in a dispute against O2 Czech Republic in which České Radiokomunikace sought compensation for damages suffered as a result of a margin squeeze by O2 Czech Republic in the Czech broadband internet market.

Advising the Czech Ministry of Defense in connection with a purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of military aircraft amounting to $150 million and the application of possible contractual penalties and damages.

Representing Toshiba in complex judicial proceedings relating to cartel investigations brought by the Czech Competition Office and the European Commission concerning the GIS (gas insulated switchgear) cartel, including follow-up representation before the General Court, as well as before the Court of Justice of the EU.

Representing PPF in setting up a joint venture with Assicurazioni Generali merging the insurance and insurance-related businesses of both participants in Central and Eastern Europe, including representation of PPF in related merger and regulatory proceedings.