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Allen & Overy is ‘amarket leader in banking, finance, capital markets and derivatives’, and is advising Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, CBRE and P3 Logistics on the €590m refinancing of a part of P3 Logistics Parks. Václav Valvoda is ‘brilliant’ and senior associate Petr Vybíral is ‘communicative and diligent’. Robert David joined BADOKH in May 2018.

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář handles a range of acquisition, project and real estate financing. It advised Československá obchodní banka on a €116m loan to Denemo Media for the acquisition of a 50% shareholding in FTV Prima Holding. Team head Libor Basl and senior associates Lukáš Hron and Marek Disman are recommended.

The ‘first-rate’ team at Clifford Chance is advising Československá obchodní banka on the €720m refinancing and development facilities provided to P3 for its acquisition of the VGP real estate portfolio, and on the provision of new development loans. Department head Miloš Felgr is ‘very able’; senior associates Vladimír Rýlich and Stanislav Holec are also noted. Jindrich Arabasz left the firm in May 2017 to join MND Group.

Praised for its ‘flexibility and creativity’, Dentons’ team advised a syndicate of banks including Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on providing facilities to Fortuna Entertainment Group for its acquisition of Fortuna Romania and Hattrick Sports Group. Daniel Hurych and Jiří Tomola, who has ‘in-depth knowledge’, head the team. John Stansfield is also noted.

PRK Partners is ‘very experienced in capital markets transactions’ and ‘always delivers quick responses’. It advised UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia as lead manager of a non-public note issuance by a Finep Group-owned SPV to finance a development project. Martin Aschenbrenner leads the team; senior associate Jan Ditrych is also recommended.

White & Case (Europe) LLPunderstands the complexities of multi-jurisdictional legal structures’. It advised PPF Group on the €7.3bn financing of its fully funded bid for the Central and Eastern European (CEE) assets and businesses of Anheuser-Busch InBev. The ‘fantastic’ Jonathan Weinberg and David Plch, who is ‘great at navigating clients through complex transactions’, co-head the bank finance team, while Eva Svobodová and Petr Hudec are the capital markets co-heads. Jan Linda is ‘first-rate’ and Tomáš Jíně is ‘very knowledgeable’.

The ‘excellent’ team at BBH advokátska kancelária, s.r.o. is active on a range of capital markets, financing and regulatory matters. It advised Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura and Cetin Finance on the establishment of a €2bn note programme and related issuances. The ‘creativeTomáš Sedláček heads the team.

CMS’ ‘first-rate’ team advised ECA-backed lenders on the restructuring of New World Resources and its subsidiary company OKD, which filed for bankruptcy in 2016. It also assisted Deka Immobilien with financing its acquisition of a real estate complex in Prague. Team head Pavla Křečková, Paul Stallebrass, Ana Radnev and head of CEE banking and finance Mark Segall are recommended.

Commended for its ‘personal approach’, Glatzová & Co., s.r.o. advised Specialty Chemicals Group on its refinancing and new financing following its formation. It also advised logistics company Schnellecke Group on a €105m financing. Team head Dana Schweigelová provides ‘practical advice and solution-driven answers’. Martin Dančišin is ‘service-oriented’; Libor Němec is ‘excellent’.

The ‘business-oriented’ practice at Kinstellar assisted Credit Suisse, UBS and Jefferies as arrangers with the $1.3bn acquisition financing provided to Avast Software for its purchase of AVG Technologies. Counsel Martina Březinová is ‘solution-driven’ and Květoslav Krejčí is ‘technically excellent’. Lukáš Ševčík and managing associate Leo Javorek are also noted.

Balcar, Polanský & Spol’s ‘quick and responsive’ team is noted for its banking litigation expertise. It is managing a portfolio of more than 6,000 defaulted receivables owed to a leading Czech bank. Bystrík Bugan heads the department.

CHSH Kalis & Partners s.r.o. advised Orifarm Group on new term and multi-option facilities provided by Danske Bank, and advised Erste Group Bank on its loan to an international real estate development company. Martin Kartner has ‘deep knowledge and practical experience of insolvency proceedings’. Jiří Salač heads the team.

Dunovská & Partners has ‘apragmatic approach’ and is instructed by Československá obchodní banka on restructuring matters. Among the team of ‘great communicators’, Barbora Simon Dunovská is ‘very experienced’, David Urbanec ‘gets to the point quickly and comes up with workable solutions’, and Jan Vavřina is ‘excellent’.

Havel & Partners s.r.o., attorneys at law advised Raiffeisenbank on its acquisition of Citibank’s consumer business. Team heads Jan Topinka and Ivo Průša ‘focus on the business side of transactions’ and are praised for their ‘emphasis on functional solutions’.

The ‘business-mindedKocián Šolc Balaštík advised Energo-Pro as sponsor on the €221m financing for the construction of a hydropower plant in Karakurt, Turkey. Petr Kasík and Martin Krejčí are the department co-heads.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is instructed by Česká exportní banka on the €205m restructuring of existing debt and the enforcement of its rights; the team also represented the bank in the debtor’s insolvency proceedings. Danica Šebestová and Val Papirnik are recommended.

Highlights for Weil, Gotshal & Manges s.r.o. advokátní kancelář included advising GE Capital on several mandates, such as providing regulatory advice regarding the IPO of 57% of shares of Moneta Money Bank. Karel Drevinek is recommended.

Weinhold Legal advised OHL ŽS on its capital increase via subscription of newly issued shares, and on the approval of the share prospectus by the Czech National Bank. Daniel Weinhold heads the team; managing attorney Pavel Jendrulek is also noted.

Wolf Theiss has been advising NN Investment Partners on the regulatory implications of the cross-border provision of portfolio and asset management services to its affiliates in other EU states. Counsel Jan Kotous heads the team following the departure of former practice head Mills Kirin in September 2017 to Cerge-Ei.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. advised KDB Bank on its €25m financing of the expansion of Donghee’s production capacity, and advised Aaron Hotels and Hostels Holding on a €17m loan from Československá obchodní banka for two acquisitions of Prague hotels from CPI Property Group. David Vosol heads the team.

The ‘team of experts’ at DLA Piper Czech Republic LLP advises Lone Star Funds on asset management matters relating to a property finance loan portfolio from Hypothekenbank Frankfurt. Miroslav Dubovský, Petr Šabatka and Jakub Adam are recommended.

Delta legal’s expertise spans bank lending, retail finance and regulatory work. Komerční banka, I.D.C. Praha and Emma Capital are clients. Michal Zahradník is ‘creative and has broad knowledge’; Pavel Fára and team head Libor Vacek are also recommended.

Peterka & Partners represented ERB bank before the Czech National Bank and before Czech courts concerning the revocation of a banking licence and the appointment of the liquidator for ERB bank. Hynek Peroutka, Jiří Černý and senior associate Petr Říha, who heads the team, are recommended.

Schoenherr Czech Republic advised Smurfit Kappa Group on its issuance of €500m-worth of senior secured notes. Natálie Rosová heads the team.

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