Ivan coordinates teams of lawyers to provide excellent legal solutions and deliver outstanding client service.
Ivan heads our offices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. He is also the head of our Czech and Slovak Banking & Finance and Corporate Groups and a co-head of our local Energy and Utilities Group.
Ivan has significant expertise in banking and finance, including acquisitions and project finance, capital markets, insurance and regulatory matters; corporate, including mergers, corporate reorganisations, liquidations, acquisitions, disposals and takeover bids; and real estate, including purchase and sale agreements, leases, landlord/tenant issues and property development sectors.
Ivan represents both domestic and international clients from a number of industry sectors, including financial services, real estate and construction, energy, oil and gas, information technology, telecommunications and media, automotive, life sciences, aviation, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) as well as government/public sector institutions.
Prior to joining us, Ivan had spent more than 14 years in one of the largest law firms in Prague, where he was a partner responsible primarily for the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and banking and finance areas.
Ivan regularly contributes to legal publications and is often quoted in legal commentaries as well as in prestigious business media. He also regularly participates in the activities of the Association for Corporate Growth, the Czech Venture Capital Association and Association for Capital Markets. He is a member of the Czech Bar Association where he serves at the Disciplinary Committee and a member of the Slovak Bar Association.
In addition to his native Slovak, Ivan speaks fluent English and Czech and has a good working command of Russian.