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Alexandr César

Partner
Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Biography

Alexandr César serves as head of the Competition Practice Group and co-head of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group in the Firm’s Prague office. He has been recognized as a leading individual in the field of M&A and competition law by PLC Global Counsel 3000, Chambers Global and GCR Survey.

Practice Focus

Mr. César has extensive experience handling privatizations and acquisitions in the Czech Republic, particularly in the telecommunications, heavy industry, banking and finance, as well as oil, gas and energy sectors. He regularly counsels clients on legal issues involving takeover regulations, business assets and share transactions. Mr. César is likewise actively engaged in the restructuring of bad asset portfolios of bank loan facilities, acquisition and mezzanine financing, as well as other corporate structures of multinationals. He also counsels on foreign trade-related procedures and international trade agreements, including foreign trade with military materials.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for private investors in acquisition of controlling shareholding interest in Tatra, a.s., a major Czech truck manufacturer, from the Terex Corporation and restructuring of Tatra.

  • Represented KBC Bank N.V. in the acquisition of the shareholdings of the Czech National Bank and the Czech National Property Fund in Československá obchodní banka a.s. (ČSOB).

  • Represented Steyr/General Dynamics in the acquisition of 117 armored vehicles by the Czech Army, one of the largest military acquisitions by the Czech Army.

  • Represented ČSOB in the acquisition of Investiční and Postovní banka (IPB) and related negotiations with the Czech Government and the Czech National Bank.

  • Represented Český Telecom, a.s. in the divestiture of a real estate portfolio, the largest real estate transaction in terms of number of properties involved.

  • Represented KBC Bank & Insurance Group in the acquisition of a 34% interest in Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Slovenia's largest bank.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Czech Bar Association
  • Slovak Bar Association

Admissions

  • Czech Republic (1995)

Education

  • Charles University, Prague (LL.D.) (1988)

Languages

  • Czech
  • English
  • Russian