HSBC plc, 2008–2014
Representation of HSBC Bank plc in connection with the provision of a bank guarantee facility, for the issuance of bank guarantees for the completion of a nuclear power plant in Mochovce, Slovakia by ŠKODA JS a.s., a Czech nuclear EPC power plant contractor. The assignment included extensive reviews and negotiations of the EPC contract (and its subsequent amendments) for the delivery of nuclear islands for the two new units of the Mochovce nuclear power plant, as well as items related to the Vienna Convention and nuclear liability issues.
ČEZ Distribuce, 2010–2014
Continuous legal services to ČEZ Distribuce, a.s., the major electricity distribution system operator in the Czech Republic, in connection with various energy regulatory issues and public contracts within the context of the European legislation. Vít is leading a team of White & Case lawyers providing legal services to the client. He has advised ČEZ Distribuce on a range of matters, including those relating to the consequences of increased grid connections for solar power plants in the Czech Republic, including the interpretation of the applicable renewable energy laws, the public procurement process concerning (both core and non-core) supplies, services and construction works procured by ČEZ Distribuce, as well as the preparation of the tender and contractual documentation.
Bulgarian Energy Holding, 2012–2013
Representation of Bulgarian Energy Holding, the stateowned energy company that holds a leading position in the electricity and gas market in Bulgaria, in connection with the unbundling of its electricity system operator and the application of certification as the independent system operator (ITO), as required under the Third Energy Package of the European Union. This was a complex restructuring project that required excellent understanding of the European energy legislation and regulatory expertise.
RWE AG, 2012–2013
Representation of RWE AG, a leading European electricity and gas company, in connection with the sale of its 100 percent share in NET4GAS, s.r.o., the Czech gas transmission system operator, to a consortium of Allianz and Borealis Infrastructure. The consortium acquired the shares for an enterprise value close to €1.6 billion, making this one of the largest M&A deals in the country over the past several years. Vít led the Prague team that was responsible for the Czech law aspects of the transaction.
Representation of NET4GAS, s.r.o., acting as the gas TSO in the Czech Republic, in connection with the construction of a 160 km gas pipeline (Gazelle) in the Czech Republic, a continuation of the Nord Stream and Opal Transmission lines. Among others, Vít primarily advised on the procurement process and the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts. Vít's involvement in the project was also instrumental in helping the client secure third party access (TPA) exemption to the pipeline in accordance with European Union law.
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Ranked as "Leading Individual“ in Projects and energy, Legal 500, 2018
Top energy lawyer praised for his "really good understanding of what the business needs." Sources appreciate that he is "very practically oriented.", Chambers Europe, 2018