Ivan Chalupa focuses his practice mainly on M&A transactions and corporate finance. Ivan also has extensive experience with insolvency proceedings, disputes before Czech courts and regulatory matters.

    Ivan started with the firm as a law clerk, spent his three-year compulsory traineeship as a registered legal trainee and is currently of counsel in our Prague office of Squire Patton Boggs.

    Ivan is a co-author of the following publications: Securities (C.H.Beck, 2014), Business Corporations. General Part (C.H.Beck, 2016), Business Corporations. Mergers and Commercial Register (C.H.Beck, 2016), Inheritance Law (C.H.Beck, 2018), Commented Case Law to the Limited Liability Company (Wolters Kluwer, 2018) and Commented Case Law to the Joint Stock Company (Wolters Kluwer, 2019).

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    M&A Transactions/Corporate Finance

    • Assisting Czech software company with the restructuring and subsequent sale of the split company to a large US telecommunication company.
    • Representing one of the largest Polish private equity funds with respect to the sale of shares in a market-leading Czech travel agency with subsidiaries in a number of countries in the CEE region.
    • Advising a Czech software company with structuring and creation of a spinoff joint venture with two software developers and inventors of a breakthrough computer security solution.
    • Advising a Czech private investor regarding an option agreement for future transfer of shares in Czech company and arrangement of future shareholders relations.
    • Corporate restructuring, including a spin-off of assets into three subsidiaries, of an aggregate transaction value exceeding CZK 1 billion.
    • Assisting a Czech real property group with refinancing of its bank loan of an aggregate value exceeding CZK 1 billion.
    • Assisting a Czech private investor with negotiation of a senior bank loan in the amount exceeding CZK 2 billion and CZK 200 million mezzanine loan.
    • Advising a Czech borrower in connection with a domestic bond issue in the amount of CZK 150 million.
    • Assisting a Czech real property group with corporate restructuring, including a spin-off of assets into three subsidiaries, of an aggregate transaction value exceeding CZK 1 billion.

    Restructuring & Insolvency

    • Advising a foreign company doing business in the automotive industry within the moratorium and insolvency proceedings against its Czech supplier, including advising regarding the financing of the acquisition of the part of the enterprise of this supplier within the insolvency proceedings.
    • Representing a Czech bank in connection with the insolvency proceedings against a significant Czech engineering company, including representation in incidental disputes.
    • Advising a real estate company whose significant Prague building was included in the insolvency estate of the seller, including representation in the proceedings regarding the claim for its exclusion from the insolvency estate.

    Legal Disputes

    • Representation of Czech company in an ICC arbitration regarding the dispute from the share purchase agreement and assisting with the subsequent negotiation of the complex settlement.
    • Legal representation of an institutional private equity fund in connection with corporate and shareholder disputes and related court proceedings before Czech courts concerning one of its portfolio companies the Czech Republic and its subsidiary companies within CEE.
    • Legal representation of a municipality in Czech arbitration proceedings which was sued by contractor for an amount exceeding CZK 3.7 billion.
    • Legal representation of a property developer before Czech courts in several disputes regarding liability for defects.

    Regulatory Matters

    • Advising one of the largest defense companies regarding licensing requirements in the Czech Republic.
    • Advising an incumbent Czech mobile service provider regarding the amendment of a decision on radio frequencies allocation.
    • Advising a publicly traded global satellite services provider with respect to the licensing of its innovative hybrid satellite technology in the Czech Republic.
    • Assisting an EU-based energy company with the establishment of a branch in the Czech Republic and licensing in the energy sector.
    • Representing a US-based pharmaceutical company in the negotiations of clinical trial agreements with various Czech hospitals.
    • Advising a US-based securities dealer with respect to the establishment of an agency in the CEE.

    Other Significant Experiences

    • Advising a global nuclear energy company with respect to a public procurement procedure for a turnkey contract for construction of two reactors in a nuclear power plant.
    • Reviewing loan and security documentation for a significant Czech bank in connection with the recodification of Czech private law.

    Education

    • Charles University in Prague, Mgr., summa cum laude, 2010

    Admissions

    • Czech Republic, 2014

    Languages

    • Czech
    • English

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    • Co-author, Commented Case Law to the Joint Stock Company, Wolters Kluwer, 2019
    • Co-author, Commented Case Law to the Limited Liability Company, Wolters Kluwer, 2018
    • Co-author, Inheritance Law, C.H.Beck, 2018
    • Presenter, “National Conference 2017, Brno, Czech Republic – Share Purchase Agreement”. (Download the Czech presentation materials)
    • Presenter, “National Conference 2017, Brno, Czech Republic – Process of a Company Acquisition”. (Download the Czech presentation materials)
    • Co-author, “Business Corporations: General Part”, C.H.Beck, 2016.
    • Co-author “Business Corporations: Mergers and Commercial Register”, C.H.Beck, 2016.
    • Co-author, “Securities,” C.H.Beck, 2014.

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