rutland ježek, attorneys at law
Havel & Holásek, Prague
2006 - May 2009
White & Case, Prague
1996 – 2006
Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association (advokát)
Prague University of Economics, Czech Republic, 1996
Charles University Faculty of Law, Czech Republic, 1998
Czech, English, Italian
Josef focuses primarily on banking, finance and capital markets. His area of practice also includes insolvency and restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining rutland ježek in 2010, Josef worked for ten years at White & Case in Prague and three years at Havel & Holásek, leading the firm's banking, finance and capital markets practice.
In the course of his banking, finance and capital markets practice, Josef has advised domestic and international financial institutions and other clients in connection with securities offerings, takeover bids, stock exchange listings, syndicated lending, acquisition finance, derivatives trading and related regulatory issues.
Josef Otčenášek also substantially focuses on legal regulation of derivatives and other complex financial products and represented a wide range of financial institutions (including major international investment banks), corporations, governmental agencies and municipalities in this area.
In its 2006 Chambers Global Guide, Josef was named as a leading individual in the Czech Republic for banking and finance. In 2008 editions of Chambers Europe and IFLR 1000 Josef was recommended as a Czech legal expert in the area of banking & finance, capital markets, private equity and corporate law. Also, he was awarded in 2013 and 2014 by the Legal 500 publication in the area of banking, finance and capital markets.