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Mgr. Jan Frey

Partner

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Jan Frey specializes in transactional advisory,

mergers and acquisitions and corporate law. He also specializes in commercial contracts.

Jan has many years of experience in providing legal services

to Czech private and public sector clients as well as foreign investors. In the area of acquisitions and divestitures, he has been involved in several transactions over the years, both on the sellers’ and buyers’ side, particularly in the energy, pharmaceutical, automotive, engineering and food industries.

Prior to joining ROWAN LEGAL, Jan headed the transactional legal department

of the international advisory group KPMG and before that he was a partner at HAVEL & PARTNERS in mergers and acquisitions. In 2015, he completed an internship at the renowned British law firm Slaughter & May in London.

In 2022, Jan was included by the prestigious Forbes magazine among the top 10 Czech lawyers for M&A.

With seven completed transactions with a total value of EUR 1.85 billion in 2019, Jan Frey was ranked by the international rating agency Mergermarket as one of the Top 5 Czech lawyers for 2019 both by number and volume of completed transactions.

In addition to lecturing at Masaryk University in Brno and the University of Economics,

Jan Frey has written numerous publications on various M&A topics.



Experiences

2022 – present

Professional experience

Company: ROWAN LEGAL, law firm

Position: Partner

2020 - 2022

Professional experience

Company: KPMG Legal, law firm

Position: Associate Director

2017 - 2020

Professional experience

Company: HAVEL&PARTNERS

Position: Partner

2016 - 2017

Professional experience

Company: HAVEL&PARTNERS

Position: Managing associate

2014 - 2016

Professional experience

Company: HAVEL&PARTNERS

Position: Senior Associate

2012 - 2013

Professional experience

Company: HAVEL&PARTNERS

Position: Associate

2010 - 2012

Professional experience

Company: HAVEL&PARTNERS

Position: Junior Lawyer

2010

Education

School: University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education

Field of study: Law

2008

Education

School: Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague

Field of study: Law and legal science

2006

Education

School: Københavns Universitet

Field of study: Law

Specialization

  • Korporátní právo, fúze a akvizice

References

E.ON

Advising the German energy group E.ON on the sale of innogy Česká republika, a.s., one of the largest gas and electricity distributors in the Czech Republic, to the Hungarian energy group MVM.

E.ON

Advising E.ON, a major German energy group, on the sale of innogy Gas Storage, s.r.o., the owner of eight gas storage facilities, to another German energy group, RWE, in connection with the exchange of extensive assets in the German and Central European markets.

Central Europe Industry Partners

Advising Central Europe Industry Partners on the acquisition of AMiT.

Czech Press Agency

Advising the Czech Press Agency (CTK) on the acquisition of Profimedia CZ.

Albatros Media

Advising Albatros Media Group on the acquisition of the book division of Mladá Fronta publishing house out of insolvency.

German energy group

Advising a German energy group on the sale of innogy Grid Holding, a gas distribution network operator in the Czech Republic, to another German energy group.

IZOS

Advising the owner of IZOS on the sale of 100% of its shares to the HELUZ group.

DCD Ideal

Advising the owner of DCD Ideal on the sale of 100% of its shares to the Austrian Austrotherm group.

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