Radek Janeček is the Managing Partner of our Prague office and a seasoned transactional lawyer with experience in general M&A, private equity, corporate financing and real estate.

    Radek joined Squire Patton Boggs in 1994 as a law student. He became an associate after completing his studies in the Czech Republic and the United States in 1997, and became a partner in 2007. During his career at Squire Patton Boggs, he has assisted clients out of its Cleveland, London and Bratislava offices. After spending two years as the chief operating officer of a local property group, where he was responsible for its corporate and financial restructuring, Radek returned to Squire Patton Boggs.

    Radek is a member of the Czech Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and Slovak Bar Association.

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    Corporate/M&A

    • Representing a US public company in an acquisition of a software development company in the Czech Republic.
    • Advising a Czech agricultural and chemical conglomerate in an auction to buy a food processing group operating in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland.
    • Advising a global marketing research company on its acquisition of Central European operations of a leading Czech market research company.
    • Advising a UK public company on the acquisition of a Slovak manufacturer sold by a Czech private equity group.
    • Representing a leading specialty chemicals company in the acquisition of global chemical company business from an industry competitor, including one of the largest chemical plants in the Czech Republic.
    • Representing a major US public company in a US$26 billion sale of all of its real estate business, including assets located in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, to a global private equity buyer.

    Private Equity

    • Advised Polish private equity fund on the cross-border exit from the leading e-travel agent in CEE to a Czech venture capital buyer.
    • Representing a group of Czech private investors in a solvent corporate restructuring and recapitalization, including a buy-out of one shareholder.
    • Representing shareholders of a major CEE investment bank in connection with shareholder restructuring, employee incentives and corporate governance issues.
    • Advising a Czech Republic-based start-up company in a prepaid card solution business, and its shareholders, on the sale of an equity share in the company to six foreign investors.
    • Advising a major Czech IT and communication solution provider in corporate reorganization relating to new IP-protected products.

    Finance

    • Representing a Czech bank in a number of export project financings in various markets, including Russia, Turkey, South Africa, supported by Czech ECA.
    • Representing a club of Czech-based banks in connection with acquisition and mezzanine loans and subsequent refinancing by senior and working capital loans.
    • Representing banks and developers in land acquisition, construction and investment financings.
    • Representing a private equity fund in senior and mezzanine financings of an internet portfolio company.
    • Advising the largest Czech Bank in connection with update of its standard documentation pursuant to the new Civil Code.

    Real Estate

    • Representing a major international property investor in its exit from a local joint venture.
    • Representing Czech and Slovak private equity groups in a joint acquisition of a logistics center from an English public company.
    • Representing a group of private investors in connection with the acquisition and financing of an office building in Prague.
    • ŸAssisting a local developer in connection with the development, construction, leasing and management of two shopping centers (180 units and 100 units).

    Education

    • The George Washington University, LL.M., 1997
    • Charles University in Prague, Mgr., 1996

    Admissions

    • Slovak Republic, 2014
    • Czech Republic, 2000
    • New York, 1998

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Czech Bar Association
    • New York State Bar Association
    • Slovak Bar Association

    Languages

    • Czech
    • English
    • Recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2017 Banking: Finance
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 in commercial, corporate and M&A, and real estate and construction
    • Recommended in Chambers Europe 2018 for Corporate/M&A as "firm's key corporate contact" and listed as a notable practitioner in Real Estate
    • Recommended in Chambers Global 2018 for Corporate/M&A
    • Recommended in IFLR 1000 2018 as a notable practitioner
    • Recognized in the 2016-17 Best Lawyers in the Czech Republic for Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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