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David Koláček

David Koláček


David Koláček

David Koláček is a corporate partner with over 20 years experience in the Czech legal market. He has extensive expertise in M&A, privatisations, joint ventures and private equity transactions, gained across a number of industry sectors.

David is recognised in Chambers Global and other legal directories as a top-ranked lawyer for Corporate/M&A in the Czech Republic.

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  • The sellers on the disposal of leading Slovak terrestrial and satellite television provider and radio broadcasting services operator Towercom to Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 4 (MEIF4)
  • Emma Delta on their successful bid for a controlling stake in the Greek gaming monopoly, Hellenic Football Prognostics Organization S.A. ('OPAP').
  • Deutsche Telekom on the acquisition of the remaining 40% stake in T-Mobile Czech Republic, resulting in full control of the business unit, for EUR€800 million from Mid Europa Partners.
  • RWE Supply & Trading CZ on a complex asset swap transaction concluded with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited, which consolidated and streamlined RWE's Czech gas distribution and sales business
  • MND Group on its joint venture with Gazprom for the development of a new natural gas storage facility in the Czech Republic
  • Czech investment group KKCG on the takeover of SAZKA, a.s., the Czech national lottery operator and betting agent
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Career and qualifications

  • Charles University, Prague (LLM) 1993
  • White & Case (New York) 1993
  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago (LL.M) 1994
  • Admitted as an advocate in Czech Republic 1998
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2008

Professional bodies

  • Czech Bar Association – supervisory board member

Awards and citations

  • David Koláček remains a leader in the Czech M&A market, advising on a range of transactions including private equity deals and privatisations. He acted for Bang & Olufsen on the divestment of its Czech subsidiary to Tymphany Acoustic Technology.
    Chambers Global 2019
  • David Koláček "is very commercially minded and solution oriented," according to interviewees. He has experience across a range of mandates including private equity, and privatisations, with activity in the gaming and energy sectors.
    Chambers Europe 2018
  • David Koláček is a well-known figure in the corporate sphere with over 20 years of experience in the market.
    Chambers Global 2016
  • Top-ranked lawyer David Koláček "is very enthusiastic and persuasive, and always tries to come up with a solution by helping out in negotiations."
    Chambers Europe 2015