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Štĕpán Havránek

Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, advokáti, v.o.s.
Palladium, Na Poříčí 1079/3a
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Languages Czech, English, German, Spanish

Štĕpán is an associate in the CMS Corporate/M&A team in Prague, where he specialises in transactions, corporate law, private equity and general contract matters. He has over five years’ experience advising primarily private sector companies on a variety of legal issues. Before joining CMS, Štĕpán worked as a Management Consultant. Štěpán is also a key member of the local German desk.

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Relevant experience

  • Enery, an Austrian private equity fund, on the acquisition of solar power plants with an installed capacity of 25 MW from GHR.
  • CSOB, a Czech bank owned by KBC, on the acquisition of the remaining 45% in CMSS.
  • DATEIO, a CEE fintech and card-linked marketing start-up, on the sale of a combined 33.9% stake from J&T Ventures and Bolt to Erste and Air Bank.
  • Kiwi.com, a Czech online travel tech company with a global reach, on the strategic investment by General Atlantic into it.
  • DEFEND, a provider of insurance solutions in CEE, on joining forces with US insurance company Fortegra.
  • ESPIRA Investment, a Czech private equity firm, on the acquisition of ICON Communications from an insolvent owner.
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Memberships & Roles

Member,  Czech Bar Association 

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Education

2013 – Mgr., Law, Charles University, Prague

2012 – M.Phil., Economics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

2010 – Bc, Economics, Charles University, Prague

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30 April 2021
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Once the COV­ID-19 re­lated stim­uli and morator­ia ex­pire, a wave of in­solv­en­cies can be ex­pec­ted and cred­it­ors will be look­ing for ways to get at least something out of their in­solv­ent debt­ors. They will...
12 October 2020
Czech au­thor­it­ies to screen fu­ture for­eign in­vest­ments
New re­stric­tions on for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ments (FDIs) in the Czech Re­pub­lic are ex­pec­ted to be in­tro­duced soon, either in the last quarter of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021, with the en­act­ment of a...
09 April 2020
Rid­ing through the storm: du­ties of board mem­bers in times of crisis
This is, of course, a very dif­fi­cult time for both in­di­vidu­als and busi­nesses as they nav­ig­ate deep wa­ters of the on-go­ing COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. Gov­ern­ments around the world have im­posed meas­ures to com­bat...
07 April 2020
Czech Re­pub­lic: re­lax­ing the re­quire­ments for al­tern­at­ive meth­ods of hold­ing...
The Czech gov­ern­ment is dis­cuss­ing re­lax­ing the re­quire­ments for al­tern­at­ive meth­ods of hold­ing cor­por­ate meet­ings while free­dom of move­ment and gath­er­ings are re­stric­ted dur­ing the Cov­id-19 crisis. New...
11 December 2019
Should dir­ect­ors be loy­al to their com­pan­ies 24/7? Czech law and the Su­preme...
Ima­gine a com­pany be­ing party to a lease con­tract with its dir­ect­or and the dir­ect­or (as a lessor) not be­ing paid rent by the com­pany as a less­ee. Then ima­gine this dir­ect­or with­draw­ing from the con­tract...
24 April 2019
CMS Re­struc­tur­ing Wed­nes­days - In­solv­ency
CMS “Re­struc­tur­ing Wed­nes­days” is a sem­in­ar series on the key leg­al as­pects of re­struc­tur­ingCMS is pleased to in­tro­duce a series of four break­fast sem­inars: “Re­struc­tur­ing Wed­nes­days”. We will...