White & Case has promoted Local Partners Vaclav Kubr in Prague and Emre Ozsar in Istanbul to the firm's full partnership. Both Kubr and Ozsar work within White & Case's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice.
Kubr focuses on real estate and corporate work as well as dispute resolution, advising on a variety of real estate projects, acquisitions, joint ventures and other property transactions. He joined White & Case in 2000 after graduating from the Charles University in Prague.
Among the prominent deals Kubr has worked on in recent years is CTP's EUR 1.9 billion underwriting package to cover its Czech industrial portfolio (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on July 1, 2019), CTP's EUR 460 million sale of a Czech logistics portfolio to Deka Immobilien GmbH (as reported on November 19, 2018), and the 2016 sale of P3 Logistic Parks to GIC, a sovereign wealth fund established by the government of Singapore, which, at EUR 2.4 billion, was described as "the largest deal on the European real estate market this year, and the largest real estate deal in the Czech Republic ever" (as reported on November 9, 2016).
Emre Ozsar advises on cross-border and domestic acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and other investments in the media, financial services, retail, transportation, energy and pharmaceuticals industries, and also acts as a litigator in commercial disputes. He joined White & Case in 2007 after graduating from the Marmara University.
In recent years Ozsar has advised Eaton Capital on its acquisition of a majority stake in Ulusoy Elektrik Imalat Taahhut ve Tic. A.S., a Turkish medium voltage switchgear and transformer manufacturer that is listed on Borsa Istanbul (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on February 14, 2019), GKN's acquisition of Tozmetal Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S., a powder metallurgy parts manufacturer focusing on hydraulic pump components for the European automotive market (as reported on June 7, 2017), and the Cukurova Group's sale of Digiturk, the leading pay-TV operator in Turkey, to the beIN Media Group (as reported on September 2, 2016).
Kubr and Ozsar are the only CEE lawyers included in the 45 lawyers around the world joining the firm's partnership in this round. According to White & Case, its 45-lawyer round is "the firm's largest class ever." According to the firm, "the promotions are effective on January 1, 2020 and represent 13 of the firm's global practices in 21 locations."
"Our new partners have distinguished themselves by their dedication to our firm and our clients," said White & Case Chairman Hugh Verrier. "This is the second year in a row that we have promoted the largest class in our history, reflecting our commitment to our 2020 strategy. Our new partners are all focused on delivering the client service and legal excellence necessary to help the Firm grow and thrive in the years ahead."