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Baker McKenzie, JSK, and Urban & Hejduk Advise on Acquisition of GoPay by Worldline

Baker McKenzie, JSK, and Urban & Hejduk Advise on Acquisition of GoPay by Worldline

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Baker McKenzie’s Prague office has advised Worldline SA/NV on its acquisition of a 53% of stake in Gopay. JSK and Urban & Hejduk advised the seller on the deal.

Financial details were not disclosed.

According to Baker McKenzie, “Gopay currently employs 45 employees and manages online payments for around 10,000 e-shops in the Czech Republic, with a presence in Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary.”

Worldline SA/NV is a European payment and transactional services provider. According to Baker McKenzie, "its core offerings include pan-European and domestic commercial acquiring for physical or online businesses and secured payment transaction processing for banks and financial institutions. With 2019 revenue of EUR 2.4 billion, Worldline SA/NV is present in 30+ countries and employs approximately 12,000 people worldwide.”

Baker McKenzie’s team was led by Partner Libor Basl, assisted by Associates Dusan Hlavaty, Slavomir Slavik, and Jan Kolar.

JSK’s team included Partner Tomas Dolezil, Senior Associate Helena Hailichova, and Junior Lawyers Tomas Benes and Sebastian Speta.

Urban & Hejduk's team consisted of Partners Katerina Mala and Jan Urban.

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