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Thomas Samii - Partner and Executive Head

• Thomas Samii is a New York attorney who graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1984. In New York Mr. Samii was employed at the firms of Lord, Day & Lord, the first law firm founded in New York City, and Shearman & Sterling, one of the largest law firms in the world.

• His experience at Lord, Day & Lord ranged from the preparation of the bond and note Offering Statements through which New York City raised over $20 billion a year, to the preparation and negotiation of documents for the purchase and sale of a number of medium size privately held companies. At Shearman & Sterling, Mr. Samii specialized in real estate, corporate and banking transactions.

• Since his arrival in Prague in September of 1991, Mr. Samii has, in addition to his work with Spectrum Realty, concluded through First Prague Ungelt in which he is a principal, a series of ground leases for a number of buildings in the Ungelt Courtyard Complex, one of the most historic courtyard in Europe. These are being renovated into one of the major mixed use facilities in Prague.

• Mr. Samii's real estate experience covers a wide range of transactions. At Shearman & Sterling, he served as the Senior Associate for several of the largest hotel acquisitions, office leases, real estate joint ventures, mortgages and construction transactions for which the firm was employed.

• Mr. Samii's real estate experience includes the negotiation of a number of major leases. These included two of the most significant leases in New York City in 1989; one for Citibank N.A. and one for Viacom International, Inc.

• Mr. Samii also negotiated a number of substantial construction agreements, including one for the development by John Brown ENC of a chemical plant in Texas for Enichem Elastomers, Inc.

• Mr. Samii drafted and negotiated the documents for the purchase of the London Marriott Hotel, the Munich Hotel and several other hotels to be developed by Marriott Corporation in Europe.

• Mr. Samii also represented Citibank, N.A. in the restructuring of the debt and equity interests in the Trump Plaza Hotel.

• In addition, Mr. Samii has managed or participated in a number of real estate development, mortgage and bankruptcy transactions involving from USD 10 million to over USD 500 million.