Jan Sysel

Jan Sysel

  • Partner
  • Corporate
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8713
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Jan Sysel is a partner in the Corporate Department and the Finance Practice, resident in New York.

Mr. Sysel represents sponsors, borrowers, arrangers and lenders on a wide variety of financing transactions primarily in connection with fund formation, as well as leveraged acquisitions, spinoffs, recapitalizations and restructurings, across a broad range of industries. He has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating, documenting and executing complex financings, including syndicated senior facilities, mezzanine facilities and private debt placements. His work includes unsecured and secured first and second lien facilities, both cashflow-based and asset-based, with particular focus on fund subscription facilities and other types of investment fund leverage.

Mr. Sysel previously worked on secondment at Goldman Sachs, where he advised on loan transactions for private wealth management clientele. Prior to joining Fried Frank, he practiced corporate law in the Czech Republic for several years and served in the Czech Army as a staff attorney at the Litigation Department of the Czech Ministry of Defense.

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New York

Practices & Industries


Columbia Law School, 2005 – LLM
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Charles University Law School (in Prague), JSD – 2002
Charles University Law School (in Prague), 1999 – JD


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  • Russian
  • Slovak
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