Ivan Telecký returns to Allen & Overy, strengthening its Real Estate team
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12 April 2022
Allen & Overy announced today that Ivan Telecký will cooperate with its Prague office from April 2022. As a counsel, he will help A&O further develop its Real Estate and Energy practices. The A&O Prague office now has 2 partners, 4 counsel, 41 lawyers and 2 tax advisors.
Ivan specialises in real estate and represents clients in the implementation of their real-estate and energy projects, including projects in the field of nuclear energy. Prior to joining A&O, Ivan was an associate partner of Deloitte Legal, where he was in charge of, among other things, the management of its Brno office. From 2000 to 2011, Ivan worked at A&O in Prague and in its offices in Bratislava and London.
Prokop Verner, managing partner of the Prague office, said: “We are very pleased that Ivan is returning to A&O to further support our rapidly growing Real Estate practice. We believe that Ivan will bring additional senior level experience and knowledge to our team and will be a benefit to our existing and new clients in the fields of real estate and energy.”
Petr Vybíral, partner and head of A&O in Prague’s Banking & Finance practice, said: “Ivan’s return to Allen & Overy will significantly strengthen our team, including in the area of real estate financing. Our clients will undoubtedly appreciate his rich experience and valuable know-how.”
During his more than 20-year career, Ivan has represented a wide range of clients, including international and Czech developers, investors and financial institutions. After graduating from the Brno Faculty of Law in 2000, Ivan continued with doctoral studies at Charles University and the College of Law in London. In 2003 he became an attorney-at-law.
In the last 12 months, the A&O Real Estate team in Prague has had the opportunity to work on a number of significant real estate transactions. These include advising a global financial institution on the acquisition of a portfolio of logistics properties in Central and Eastern Europe by GLP, Ball Beverage in connection with the planned construction of a production plant in Western Bohemia, GARBE Industrial Real Estate in connection with the acquisition of several logistics parks development projects, or Accolade Group in relation to refinancing of the existing indebtedness of its real estate portfolio in the Czech Republic and development of certain logistic halls.