Václav Kubr

Partner, Prague

Biography

“Vaclav Kubr is a very hands-on, commercial and committed partner focused on getting the deal done.”
Legal 500, 2020

Overview

Václav Kubr is a partner of the Prague office, who primarily specializes in the areas of real estate and corporate law. He has led teams on various real estate development projects, real estate acquisitions and joint ventures and other property transactions. He has also advised clients on a number of real estate financing projects. 

Václav has advised on some of the biggest real estate transactions in the Czech Republic and CEE region to-date. He has been recognized as a leading lawyer in real estate by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

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

EUR 1.9 billion financing of the CTP Group - the largest real estate financing in the CEE region
Václav represented Erste Group Bank AG, Česká spořitelna, a.s., UniCredit S.p.A., UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., Société Générale S.A. and Komerční banka, a.s., as mandated lead arrangers, in connection with legal due diligence carried out for the purposes of refinancing the existing financial indebtedness of property companies within CTP Group, one of the largest industrial developers in the CEE region. At the amount of EUR 1.9 billion, this is one of the largest real estate financings in the CEE region.

The first direct real estate investment in the Czech Republic by a South Korea-based investor
Václav represented Shinhan Investment Corporation, a Korean based investment manager, advised by Mint Investments, one of the leading real estate investors in Czech Republic and Slovakia, in connection with the acquisition of Florenc Office Center, an A class office building in Prague and the headquarters of KPMG in the Czech Republic, from ZFP Investments, a Czech real estate fund. The transaction is the first direct real estate investment in the Czech Republic by a Korean investor.

Sale of P3 to GIC
Václav advised 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.

CTP – sale of a Czech logistics portfolio to Deka Immobilien
Václav advised CTP, a leading commercial real estate developer and manager of business parks in Central & Eastern Europe, on the EUR 450 million sale of a Czech logistics portfolio to Deka Immobilien. This represents one of the largest-ever real estate transactions in the Czech Republic, and the largest logistics deal in Europe in 2018.

ČSOB - development and construction of the second building for the group’s headquarters in the Czech Republic
Václav advised 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 meters, the CSOB headquarters became the largest administrative building in Prague.

Klepierre – disposal of the Novodvorska Plaza shopping center
Václav advised Klepierre in connection with the disposal of the Novodvorska Plaza shopping center in Prague to Bluehouse Capital, a private equity real estate investment management firm focused on Central and Southeastern Europe.

Awards and Recognition

Ranked as "Highly regarded" in Real Estate Acquisitions
(IFLR 1000, 2020)

Ranked as "Highly regarded" in Project development
(IFLR 1000, 2020)

Band 2 in Real Estate in the Czech Republic
(Chambers Europe, 2020)

Leading Individual in Real Estate & Construction in the Czech Republic
(Legal 500, 2020)

"he was on my side in multiple transactions and I value him to the moon and back."
(Chambers Europe, Real Estate, 2020)

"Vaclav Kubr is a very hands-on, commercial and committed partner focused on getting the deal done."
(Legal 500, 2020)

"very calm, patient, diplomatic, precise and clear"
(Chambers Europe, Real Estate, 2019)