Magda Olyšarová

Counsel, Prague



Magda Olyšarová works as a counsel in the Prague office, with her primary focus being on competition law, regulatory matters and dispute resolution.
Clients benefit from her extensive experience advising on merger filings with EU and national competition authorities, as well as proceedings before the Czech competition authority, 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. In addition, she also advises on data privacy and GDPR.
Magda's industry experience includes transport, aviation, media, telecommunications and financial services.
Prior to joining White & Case in September 2006, 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


Merger Proceeding
Representing PPF Group in complex merger proceedings before the European Commission with respect to its USD 2.1 billion acquisition of Central Europe Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME), operating television stations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Representing Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook, Inc.) in a unique lawsuit against King's Casino, famous mainly for hosting big poker tournaments. In April 2021, when the casinos closed due to the spread of coronavirus, paid fraudulent advertisements appeared on Facebook to entice visitors to go online. King's Casino is suing Facebook for half a billion crowns, stating that our client is liable for the content of the ads.
State Aid
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.

Cartel Investigations
Representing Toshiba Corporation in two complex judicial proceedings commenced before the Czech Competition Office and the European Commission concerning an alleged cartel infringement in the area of GIS (gear/gas-insulated switchgear) and CRT (cathode-ray tubes), including follow-up representation before the General Court, as well as before the Court of Justice of the EU. (nově spojeno dle Iva)
Advising Zentiva Group, a.s. in connection with GDPR implementation across 13 countries, including carrying out a gap analysis of the client's internal processes, adjusting internal and contractual documentation of the company to GDPR standards, and providing various other recommendations in close cooperation with stakeholders from different departments, including the future Data Protection Officer.

Awards and Recognition

Ranked as "New generation partner", EU and Competition, Legal 500, 2022