Jiří’s professional expertise includes M&A, corporate law, real estate and acquisition and project finance with a particular specialization in projects in the Russian Federation. Jiri has been regularly advising clients in acquisition transactions the projects involving the creation and restructuring of joint-venture structures. Jiří has further participated integrally in an appreciable volume of the development projects in the office, logistic and shopping centres areas.
Jiří’s experience (including experience from the previous firm) includes:
•advising PPF in the acquisition of a 50 percent stake in the Eldorado Group, one of the Russia's largest consumer electronics retailers, including the subsequent restructuring of the Eldorado group, with a total value over 500 million USD
•advising PPF in connection with the project Comcity, unique complex of the office buildings located in the so called „New Moscow“ with a total rentable area of 400,000 square meters, with a total value over 1 billion EUR
•advising Proficredit, a Czech non-banking provider of consumer loans and a company from the Profireal group, in relation to its activities in the Russian Federation
•advising PPF Banka on a number of export financing projects in Russia such as for example the financing of development of commercial facilities in Sochi or construction of the industrial complex in a Russian special-economic zone
•advising PPF group in connection with the acquisition and establishment of a joint venture with a Russian developer for the project of the construction of the shopping and entertainment centre and the Tretyak Fund ice-hockey academy in Mitino, Moscow, Russia
•advising PSG International in connection with structuring, drafting and negotiating the settlement contractual documentation with the customer in relation to a large-scale steam-gas power plant in Kurgan, one of industrial centers in the Urals
•advising PPF group in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in South Gate, a large industrial park situated in Domodedovo area, Moscow region, with a total buildable area of approximately 650,000 sq. m.
•advising PPF group in connection with the acquisition of the stake in the warehouse complex Trilogy Park Tomilino from one of the shareholders in the project, and the complex restructuring of the joint venture holding the project
•advising UK investment funds (New Star Asset Management and Belgravia Asset Management) in the acquisition of the manufacturing plants in the Czech Republic, including bank financing of the acquisition, with a total value of approx. 1 billion CZK
•advising PPF in connection with the acquisition of PPF Gate, the state of the art administrative building and PPF’s headquarters in Prague, including bank financing of the acquisition, with a total value over 1.5 billion CZK
•advising PPF banka, the creditor and agent in the discount and syndicated facilities, in connection with the financing of the construction of the ice hockey stadium „Tipsport Arena“ in Liberec, with a total value over 500 million CZK
Jiří graduated from Law Faculty of the Charles University in 2003. He joined BBH Prague in 2002 and in 2010 he became partner of the firm and managing partner of the firm’s Moscow office. In 2017 he established, together with Anastasia Tomashevskaya, Moscow-based law firm STERBATOMASHEVSKAYA.