Jan Koval

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Jan Koval specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital, legal audit and legal due diligence investigations, labour law and employee benefits.

He has represented numerous sellers and buyers in mergers, acquisitions and restructurings in the Czech Republic, primarily in the engineering industry, the food industry, IT/TMT, the consumer goods sector and services. During the past four years, he has advised on a large number of major M&A and restructuring transactions executed in the Czech Republic.

In the area of labour law and employee benefits, Jan has been involved in a number of projects, primarily dealing with contractual arrangements between companies and their top managers, restructuring of human resources, and setting complex employee remuneration systems.

Before joining our law firm, he worked for three years at the Prague offices of international law firms, including Dewey Ballantine.

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Czech Bar Associations

Czech, English, Polish
  • Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Brno (2002), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
Jan has acted in the field of mergers and acquisitions as the lead counsel or in an instrumental role in a number of major transactions executed in the Czech Republic during the past years.
  • the merger of the two largest distributors of automotive spare parts in the Czech Republic
  • entry of a major fixed telephony operator to the Czech market
  • sale of a major group of food companies in the Czech Republic
  • restructuring one of the largest IT solutions providers in the Czech Republic
  • acquisition of several cable TV companies in the Czech Republic
  • global acquisition of a cell phone producer
  • formation of the largest provider of corporate training in the Czech Republic
With the assistance from HAVEL & PARTNERS, Albatros Media recently completed its 20th acquisition, which was also the largest in its history. The publishing house acquired a 100% stake in Libristo Media, a major online bookstore specialising in foreign-language literature. Libristo Media, based in Vsetín, now has over two million customers in 25 EU countries. […]
The firm’s transaction team was involved in a major telecommunications transaction in the Czech market. In the transaction, a ČEZ energy group’s subsidiary became the owner of a regional Internet provider in Eastern Bohemia and Vysočina. The legal advisory to the owners of EDERA Group, whose services are used by tens of thousands of customers, […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS, the largest law firm in Central Europe with 350 lawyers and tax advisors, 500 associates and 6 offices in Czechia and Slovakia, has become the first law firm from the CEE region to open an office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on 1 May 2024. The German office will be managed by […]
The specialised M&A, banking and finance teams of HAVEL & PARTNERS provided comprehensive legal advice to Turkish company TURK Electronic Para on the acquisition of Czech fintech start-up Twisto Payments. The seller was Australian firm Zip. The financial services provider Twisto has introduced the first Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) payment system in the Czech […]
Authors: Jan Koval, Vojtěch Katzer, Pavla Kaufmannová, Ema Černá The amendment to the Labour Code, which will bring about many fundamental changes to Czech employment law, was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 12 September 2023. We informed you about the most important changes this February, however, the amendment has undergone several further changes […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS is the only law firm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to be included in the prestigious The Legal 500 EMEA Green Guide. The Guide publishes a list of the best law firms focusing on services in the area of sustainability and promoting green transformation principles in the Europe, Middle East and […]
The results of the 15th annual Law Firm of the Year competition in the Czech Republic, organised by EPRAVO.CZ, once again confirmed the exceptional position of HAVEL & PARTNERS on the Czech legal market. For the third time in a row, the firm received the top award for local law firm as well as the […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS’ experts provided comprehensive legal support to the Volkswagen Group's largest Czech company ŠKODA AUTO in resolving disputes over the use of the ŠKODA sign. The long-standing disputes with the Škoda Group’s engineering companies, which are part of the PPF Group, ended with an agreement among all parties on the transfer of rights […]


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