Petr Kuhn

Founding Partner, BADOKH

Topic: Legal regulations of capital markets

Petr Kuhn is a founding partner of BADOKH, a Prague-based boutique law firm. Petr has 15 years practice in a leading international law firm and at BADOKH heads Corporate and Financial Restructuring & Insolvency Practices. Before he co-founded BADOKH, he was involved in a number of major projects in Prague and London as a part of his work for an international law firm. This included advisory services for the first-ever IPO in the Czech Republic (on the side of sole lead manager Merrill Lynch), advisory services for the first-ever listing of shares of a foreign company at the Prague Stock Exchange (on the side of sponsor JP Morgan), complex takeover bids (e.g. for shares in Česká spořitelna or Zentiva), domestic and international large-scale takeovers, both on the buyer's side (advising e.g. Energo-Pro with respect to the acquisition of E.ON Bulgaria) and on the seller's side (advising e.g. RWE with respect to the sale of Net4Gas), and dozens of various cases of court restructurings and out-of-court restructurings of domestic and foreign companies (be it as the advisor of creditors, of the debtor, or of investors).

Petr is the author or co-author of numerous articles and other publications, among them a leading commentary on the Corporate Transformations Act and on the Corporations Act, which were both published by C.H. Beck. Petr is a member of the Czech Bar Association and since 2013 a member of its Supervisory Council. Petr is also a member of the Commission for the Application of the New Czech Civil Law at the Ministry of Justice. Petr is a guest lecturer of the Department of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of Charles University, Prague.

Between 2008 and 2014, Petr was a partner at the Prague office of White & Case. From 2006 to 2012, he taught institutional economy at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Economics, Prague. From 2004 through 2006, he played a crucial role in the preparation of the new Insolvency Act (in charge of drafting reorganization related parts of the Insolvency Act), and from 2006 through 2012, he again donned the law-maker's hat when he contributed to the new Corporations Act. From 2008 through 2014 he was a member of the Permanent Group of Expert Advisors in Insolvency Law to the Ministry of Justice.