Václav Kubr | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Vaclav Kubr
Vaclav Kubr

Václav Kubr

Local Partner, Prague

“He is incredibly switched-on. We really value all the hard work he has done for us.”

Chambers Europe, 2018

Overview

Václav's practice focuses on real estate and corporate matters, as well as dispute resolution. He has led teams in real estate development projects, real estate acquisitions and joint ventures and other property transactions.

Václav has advised on a number of complex joint ventures and real estate acquisitions in the Czech Republic. Examples of this work include CSPF's joint venture development of a shopping center in Trenčín, GE Real Estate's joint venture development of a shopping center in the Czech Republic, and Doughty Hanson & Co European Real Estate Fund's sale of an office park in Prague.

He has also assisted clients with a number of bank financing projects, including the real estate financing provided by ČSOB for the construction of a major project in Prague 5-Smíchov, and the financing provided by ČSOB for the acquisition of a large real estate development group.

Václav's clients also benefit from his significant knowledge and experience in dispute resolution. His track record in this area includes his representation of a Prague developer in a dispute with an insurance company, and a Scottish oil & gas company in major arbitration proceedings.

Bars and Courts

  • Czech Bar Association

Education

  • JD, Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Master's Degree, Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague, Czech Republic

Languages

  • Czech
  • English

Experience

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 €2.4, this represents the largest deal on the European real estate market in 2016 and the largest real estate deal ever in the Czech Republic

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

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), in connection with the acquisition of a €79 million portfolio of logistics and light industrial assets in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

M7 Real Estate, the pan-European investor and asset manager, in connection with the acquisition of Oregon House, a modern office building in Prague, Czech Republic, from CACEIS Bank Deutschland GmbH, as well as the subsequent sale of the property to BHS German Real Estate Fund.

Red Group, a privately held niche commercial real estate development company active in the Czech Republic for over twenty years, in connection with the sale of The Orchard commercial office park in central Ostrava to Hartenberg Holding.

ČSOB (a KBC Bank subsidiary in the Czech Republic), in the development and construction of the second building for the group’s headquarters in the Czech Republic. Previously, Václav Kubr was a member of the team that prepared the structure of the project for the development and construction of the first building for the bank´s new headquarters in Prague.  With over 80,000 square metres and a construction value of €100 million plus, the CSOB headquarters became the largest administrative building in Prague.

 

Awards & Recognition

Ranked as "Notable practitioner" in Project development, IFLR 1000, 2018

The "unflappable" Václav Kubr "makes the deals happen" and pays "superb attention to detail", Legal 500, 2018

Václav Kubr is very well regarded in the market, advising on larger transactions, most notably involving office real estate., Chambers Europe, 2018

A lawyer who leads a deal as if it were his own, Chambers Europe, Real Estate, 2017

Very committed to every relevant detail, but at the same time maintaining the big picture view. He is fully reliable and always there to help when needed, Chambers Europe, Real Estate, 2016