Václav Žaloudek

Partner, Prague



Václav Žaloudek primarily focuses on commercial law, international private law, energy law and labor law. Clients benefit from his considerable experience on public procurement and legal issues related to energy and infrastructure projects.

He has provided ongoing advice to, among others, NET4GAS, AVAST Software, Celestica, ČEZ Distribuce, Deutsche Telecom, Expedia, Global Care, Good Data, Hilton Hotels, Johnson Controls, Koch Chemical Group, Komerční banka (Société Générale Group), Mediscan Group, Motorola Solutions, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Visteon, and Zentiva.

In addition, Václav advises clients in the area of international private law, inter alia, in respect of its development within EC law (Rome I, Rome II, Brussels I, etc.), and focuses on addressing cross-border aspects of various general and specific private law issues.

He provides ongoing advisory services in the above-specified fields to Japanese companies operating in the Czech Republic, and regularly lectures on certain topics in Japanese in the Czech Republic and Japan.

Václav joined the Prague office of White & Case after graduating from Charles University, Prague. He also studied at the University of Nottingham School of Law for a year, and obtained an LLM degree in the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association
Faculty of Law
University of Cambridge
Charles University, Faculty of Law
Prague, Czech Republic
Erasmus, School of Law
University of Nottingham


Representing NET4GAS, acting as the gas TSO in the Czech Republic, in connection with (i) the construction of several gas pipelines designed to increase the gas transmission capacity available in the Czech Republic, and (ii) the obtainment of third party access and ownership unbundling exemptions under the applicable EU legislation.

MVM Group
Representation of Hungary's state-owned energy group MVM on the acquisition of the entire share capital in innogy Česká republika, a.s. (innogy) from innogy Beteiligungsholding GmbH, a member of the innogy/E.ON Group.

ČEZ Group
Advising ČEZ Group companies in various areas, including energy regulation, corporate and corporations law and litigation.

Labor Law
Participating in the representation of major companies, including HSBC, AVAST Software, Baker Tilly, Hilton Hotels, Motorola Solutions and the Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic, as employers in labor law-related disputes.

White Collar Crime
Participating in internal investigations in leading Czech and international companies focused on employee crime detection (including white collar crime aspects).