Mgr. Ing. Marek Joch
- Charles University in Prague – Faculty of Law
- University of Economics, Prague
- since 2007, a member of the Czech Bar Association
- attorney since 2010
- a member of the Czech Bar Association
- founding member of STRNAD JOCH LOKAJÍČEK advokáti s.r.o.
- BBH, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. (2007-2014)
- Banking and Insurance Law, Capital Markets
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Energy Law
- Competition law
Mgr. Ing. Marek Joch graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University, in law and legal science and from the Faculty of Finance and Accounting at the University of Economics in Prague, in finance. Marek is a member of the Bar Association of the Czech Republic.Until the end of 2014, Marek worked as senior lawyer at the law firm BBH, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. Thereafter he continued as an independent attorney and since 2015 Marek holds the position of Partner at STRNAD JOCH LOKAJÍČEK advokáti s.r.o.
Marek specializes mostly in M&A, transaction structuring, business law, stock and bonds law, banking and insurance law, financial law and capital market law, energy law and competition law.
During his study of economy, Marek specialized in financial issues regarding market and project modeling and configuring financial and investment structures.Marek played an important role in many M&A projects of renowned international companies, including creation of joint venture or individual holding structures, complex acquisition projects, including regulatory issues (such as merger approvals or approvals of Czech National Bank), legal Due Diligence projects, or transaction structuring projects, including export projects.
For instance, in the field of M&A, Marek currently acts as the exclusive legal advisor in project of penetrating new markets for an important multinational holding structure. In the past, he also participated in the creation of an individual holding structure – Energetický a Průmyslový Holding a.s. (EPH). Within these projects, Marek has been engaged in all their parts, from leading the due diligence process, through creating holding structures, preparation of antitrust notification, to negotiations and the drafting of transaction documentation.
In the field of energy, Marek worked and works as a chief lawyer in many restructuring and acquisition projects for important players in the energy industry (Vinci Energies, EPH, the ČEZ group, etc.), and he also participated in creating special funds and other alternative vehicles holding assets using renewable sources.
In the field of banking and insurance, Marek worked and works as chief lawyer in the projects of many Czech and foreign financial institutions, including Česká pojišťovna a.s., PPF banka, a.s., Raiffeisenbank a.s., Exportní garanční a pojišťovací společnost, a.s. (EGAP), Crédit Agricole, Corporate and Investment Banking (CA CIB). Within these projects, while drafting and negotiating contract documentation or transaction structuring, including extensive export projects, Marek also provides legal consultancy in the process.
In the field of capital market law, Marek provides legal consultancy to Czech and foreign commercial and investment banks and companies. In the past, Marek also provided legal consultancy, among others, to the Czech National Bank (Česká Národní Banka – ČNB), and he participated, as chief lawyer, in the historically largest bond emission in Central Europe, for Energetický a Průmyslový Holding a.s. (EPH).
Aside from Czech and Slovak, Marek fluently speaks English, and can communicate in German.