Josef Bouchal

Managing Associate
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Josef Bouchal specialises in acquisitions and divestitures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, company law, commercial law (with a focus on contract law), legal audits, and legal due diligence.

In the field of acquisitions, Josef has been instrumental in numerous transactions for local as well as foreign clients, especially in heavy industry, IT and food industry, typically with an overlap into various other jurisdictions. He has also represented clients in connections with asserting their claims under transactional documents.

Within his transactional practice, Josef also handles finance issues with a focus on acquisition financing. He has developed ample experience in banking law while being a member of a team advising clients on public securities trading. In addition, he advises clients in connection with distress transactions and restructurings.

In the recent years, Josef has primarily focused on providing dedicated comprehensive advice to investors entering start-up projects involving venture capital and investment instruments, and also advises start-ups on structuring the internal legal relations and arrangements between the founders and investors, structuring the employee stock option plans (ESOP) and other instruments relevant to venture capital.

Membership in professional associations

Czech Bar Association

Czech, English
  • Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2016), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
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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 […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS represented Česká spořitelna Seed Starter, one of the shareholders in Investown Technologies, in connection with the entry of a new investor into the company, which operates an online crowdfunding application for real estate projects. Comprehensive legal support for Seed Starter throughout the transaction, including negotiation of the contractual documentation, was coordinated by […]
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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 […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS represented the real estate group European Housing Services (EHS), which invested in one of the largest real estate companies on the Czech market, M&M Reality. This creates a real estate group of European importance, which intends to invest more than CZK 3 billion in its development in the coming years. The advice […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS provided comprehensive legal assistance to IF Invest EAST in connection with the acquisition of 100% shares in Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park, which is currently completing the construction of a combined transport terminal at Ostrava Mošnov. The legal services were delivered on behalf of HAVEL & PARTNERS by Petr Dohnal (partner) and Josef […]


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