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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.

JSK at a Glance

JŠK, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. (JŠK) is a medium-sized law firm based in Prague providing a comprehensive range of commercial legal advisory services in the Czech Republic. Our team consists of almost 30 lawyers, five of whom are partners with many years of experience from leading international law firms. We advise local and international clients from banking, insurance and various industry sectors, boast a respected projects practice, and work for the public sector at the federal and municipal level.

Ever since it was founded in 2004, JŠK has striven for the epitome of professionalism, expertise and ethical integrity. We continuously seek to surpass what large global law firms can offer and to give our clients a personal approach. All mandates are equally important to us regardless of size as we guide clients through both complex and seemingly routine matters.

Our clients turn to us for advice when implementing their business plans across all areas of commercial law. We are proud members of PONTES: the CEE lawyers, a unique network of law firms through which we provide services not only in the Czech Republic but also in Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

Firm's website: http://www.jsk.cz