Karel Muzikar

Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Karel Muzikar

Karel Muzikar

Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Biography

Karel Muzikár has been with Weil since 1993 and is the managing partner of Weil’s Prague office. In 1986, he graduated from Charles University School of Law and in 1991 from the New York University School of Law with the degree of LL.M. (C.J.) in comparative law. In the U.S., he studied as a Fulbright Foundation scholar.

Between 1993 and 2013, Karel Muzikár served as a member of the external legal advisory group to the President of the Czech Republic. Between 2002 and 2010, Karel Muzikár acted as Vice-Chairman of the Prague Stock Exchange Arbitration Court. The prestigious publication Chambers Global 2012 recommends Karel Muzikár in the area of mergers & acquisitions. He is also ranked as “endorsed” in the areas of corporate/M&A, media and telecommunications, outsourcing and restructuring & insolvency in PLC Which lawyer? and Legal 500 publications.

Karel Muzikár has participated, as a legal advisor, in numerous major transactions in the area of corporate law, law of mergers & acquisitions, dispute resolution, telecommunications law and financial law. Most recently, Karel Muzikár advises CEZ on the largest project in the history of the Czech Republic – EPC contract for two new blocks of the TEMELIN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT. In previous years, Karel Muzikár provided legal services to the Czech Government in connection with the privatization of shares in Transgas, CEZ and in the regional distribution companies, as well as Komercní banka and Ceská pojištovna and the intended privatization of Prague Airport. His clients included Prague Airport, Czech Airlines in connection with its intended acquisition of Travel Service, a Czech major charter carrier, EVRAZ VÍTKOVICE STEEL, UNIPETROL and Ceská sporitelna which he represented during its privatization and the subsequent purchase of the business of Erste Bank Sparkassen (CR). Karel Muzikár also advised CEZ on its acquisition of a 7% stake in MOL and on the creation of a joint-venture between these companies for construction of gas fired power plants in Slovakia and Hungary and related financing of the transaction and he coordinated the work of the team advising CEZ on the acquisition of two large wind farm projects in Romania. He also advised CEZ on its joint acquisition with J&T of Mibrag, leading German lignite mining company. He led the team providing legal services to Summit Partners in connection with its acquisition of an interest in AVAST Software, the developer of the most popular anti-virus software on the world. Karel Muzikár also advised Telefónica Czech Republic in connection with the up-stream merger of Eurotel into CESKÝ TELECOM, during the purchase of the ownership interest held by Atlantic West B.V. in Eurotel Praha and in connection with the sale of 51.1% of shares of CESKÝ TELECOM by the Czech Government to Telefónica of Spain and subsequent mandatory tender offer made by Telefónica of Spain.

Karel Muzikár advised GE Capital Corporation in connection with the purchase of non-performing loans from Komercní banka and Ceská sporitelna.

Karel Muzikár has participated, as a legal advisor, in numerous major transactions in the area of arbitration and litigation. He represented, for example, Telefónica in its defense in four litigations concerning claims brought by former minority shareholders of Telefónica Czech Republic, the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic in its defense against claims brought by various Czech navigation companies and port operators, Telefónica Czech Republic its dispute with three Czech mobile operators in relation to interconnection fees to mobile networks, as well as litigation dispute with GTS CZECH and Czech Telecommunication Office. Karel Muzikár also represented VÍTKOVICE in its dispute concerning outstanding payments for construction of certain industrial facilities and Ceská sporitelna in Teslamp litigations, ZPS Zlín arbitration and court disputes relating to corporate law matters.

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Karel Muzikar
Managing Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Education
LL.M. (C.J.) in Comparative Law
Class of 1991

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD
Class of 1986

With more than 4000 students, the Faculty of Law is the largest accredited Law Faculty in the country. Many of its alumni hold prominent positions in the central and regional administration, in public service, as well as in advocacy and private business. The Czech universities have been invited to participate in the European dimension in higher education since the academic year 1998–1999. Since this year (based on the Europe Agreement on Association – Decision of the Association Council No. 2/1997) the Faculty of Law has gradually been involved, together with universities in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Malta etc. in the student and teaching staff mobility scheme within the SOCRATES/ERASMUS Programme of the European Union (later LLP-Erasmus Programme). Courses offered at the Law Faculty in English have been covered by the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The Faculty also admits students from outside of the EU/EFTA Member States under the exchange programmes of inter-governmental cultural agreements and inter-university agreements. Nowadays, about 130 law students from the Member States of the European Union nominated by their home Universities can spend one or two terms in Prague, while approx 140 Czech law students from Law Faculty of Charles University go abroad for a comparable period. Since the year 2011 the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague seeks to make another step towards modern forms of continuous education by opening its own LL.M. Programme in two different specializations and which continues also in the academic year 2012/2013.

Career History
Managing Partner
1993 - Current

Founded in 1931, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has been a preeminent provider of legal services for more than 80 years. Widely recognized by those covering the legal profession as best in class, Weil’s lawyers regularly advise clients globally on their most complex Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring, and Tax and Benefits matters. With 20 offices worldwide – 9 in the United States and 11 outside the United States – Weil has been a pioneer in establishing a geographic footprint that has allowed the Firm to partner with clients wherever they do business.

Boards & Committees
Vice Chairman, Arbitration Court
2002 - 2010

Prague Stock Exchange provides securities trading services. It operates as the principal securities market organizer in the Czech Republic. The company organizes the supply and demand for listed securities, investment instruments, and other capital market instruments through its members. Its members include ABN AMRO Bank NV, BH Securities AS, Capital Partners AS, ING Bank NV, Patria Finance AS, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic AS. Prague Stock Exchange was founded on November 24, 1992 and is headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.

Member, External Legal Advisory Group to the President
1993 - 2013
Transactions
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Summit Partners LP purchases Avast Software sro

Awards & Honors
Fulbright Fellowship
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