Tomáš Jíně is distinguished in the CEE market as one of the few attorneys with partner-level experience and expertise in handling leveraged finance and restructuring matters under both English and Czech law. Mr. Jíně joined White & Case in Prague in 2004, worked in the New York office of White & Case in 2009, and in London office in 2012.
Brno, Czech Republic
Representing global investor PPF Group on the financing of its acquisition of Telenor's telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe for €2.8 billion on an enterprise value basis.
Representing arrangers of a USD 820 million financing for Eurochem, the leading global producer of fertilizers.
Representing Credit Suisse on the financing of a fully funded bid for the acquisition of Zentiva from Sanofi in the auction that resulted in the transaction value of €1.9 billion.
Representing senior creditors of Agrokor in the restructuring of its €6 billion indebtedness through extraordinary administration proceedings.
Representing PPF in connection with the financing of its fully funded bid for the assets and business in Central and Eastern Europe (particularly in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and Romania) owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV. The auction resulted in the transaction value of €7.3 bln.
Representing lenders to Rockaway Capital on the €265 million financing of the acquisition of the leading e-shop in the Czech Republic, Mall.cz, and the largest price comparison website, Heureka.cz, from Naspers, the South African-based internet services provider with a particular focus on ecommerce.
Representing the coordinators of the CZK 32 billion (circa €1.2 billion) financing of Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura, a.s., the operator of the largest data and communications network in the Czech Republic. This was the largest financing transaction in 2015 in the Czech Republic.
Representing the coordinators of the financing of the acquisition of Telefonica Czech Republic, the leading mobile, fixed-line and IPTV operator in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, by PPF Group, with total financing amounting to EUR 2.288 billion, through the first public acquisition of its kind in the Czech Republic.
Representing VTB in connection with a debt restructuring, recapitalization and acquisition of Bulgarian Telecommunications Company AD and certain of its affiliates through schemes of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006.
Ranked as "Highly regarded" in Banking (IFLR 1000, 2018)
Ranked as one of the Next generation of lawyers in banking, finance and capital markets by Legal 500, 2018
Tomáš Jíně is 'very knowledgeable'.
(Legal 500, 2018)
Tomáš Jíně receives a raft of praise from commentators, clients state: "He gets to the point quickly, drafts in both Czech and English law, and is a respected negotiator." Others also deem him to be "really fast and on the ball." With significant cross-border expertise, he is noted as "the local-market number one for derivatives and other global market products."
(Chambers Global and Europe 2017, 2018).