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  1. Banking, finance and capital markets
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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Next generation lawyers

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    • Attila Csongrady - Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.
    • Michal Hulena - Konečná & Zacha, s.r.o.
    • Peter Jedinak - Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.
    • Simona Rapavá - White & Case s.r.o
    • Peter Redo - Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.
    • Stanislava Valientová - Dentons

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Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o. advised a group of banks led by ING Bank on a €200m revolving credit facility for US Steel Košice. Renatus Kollar and counsel Attila Csongrady head the team, which delivers ‘fast response times’. Senior associates Peter Redo and Peter Jedinak, who is particularly noted for capital markets work, are also recommended.

Dentons provides advice from a ‘commercial rather than an academic perspective’ and advised Tatra banka as arranger on a €250m syndicated loan refinancing of the Eurovea complex in Bratislava. Recently promoted partner Stanislava Valientová jointly heads the team with Peter Kubina. Marcell Clark has ‘strong negotiation skills’ and counsel Patricia Gossányiová, who joined in 2017 and was previously head of legal at the Bratislava branch of Komerční banka, is also recommended.

White & Case s.r.o’s ‘strong’ team advised PointPark Properties on the €2.4bn acquisition of a Czech and Slovak logistics portfolio from two funds controlled by Tristan Capital Partners and VGP. Marek Staroň heads the banking and finance team alongside senior associate Simona Rapavá, while Juraj Fuska heads the capital markets team with associate Martin Mojžiš.

Čechová & Partnerssticks to tight deadlines’ and advises Bank of America Merrill Lynch on regulatory matters. Regulatory expert Simona Haláková heads the team and provides advice that is ‘straight to the point, well structured, and easy to understand’. Michaela Jurková is also recommended.

Kinstellar advised Bank of China as the financing bank to one of the bidders in the acquisition of SAB Miller subsidiaries in CEE. Patrik Bolf and managing associate Vladimír Polička are recommended.

CHSH Siska & Partners s.r.o. regularly advises on the financing and refinancing of renewable energy projects. Karol Šiška heads the team.

At Hamala Kluch Víglaský s.r.o., Peter Víglaský led advice to a syndicate of banks, including UniCredit Bank, on the €800m financing of the construction and operation of the D4R7 highway. Lukáš Michálik and Roman Hamala are also noted.

Noerr s.r.o demonstrates ‘creativity, combined with years of experience’ and advised Allianz Real Estate on its €500m joint venture with real estate developer VGP. Senior associate Tomáš Záborský, who heads the team, and Martin Ťupek, who is an ‘experienced litigator’, are ‘business-orientated’.

Ružička Csekes s.r.o. is advising UniCredit Leasing Slovakia on its exit from the financing of three solar power plants. Lucie Schweizer heads the team. Michal Hulena joined Konečná & Zacha, s.r.o. in 2017, while Peter Šimo joined CMS’ newly opened Slovakia office.

Schönherr Rechtstanwälte GmbH, o.z. (Schoenherr Slovakia) advised Albéa Group on the €16m acquisition of Scandolara Tub-Est. Sona Hekelova heads the team.

The Slovak office of Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o. was involved in advising Československá obchodní banka on the €55m financing of a group of European operators of food retail stores. Team head Silvia Belovičová and associate Jakub Kamenický are recommended.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia regularly acts for Austrian banks and leasing companies active across CEE. BKS Bank, BKS-Leasing and mBank are clients. Radovan Pala and Silvia Hlavačková head the team.

Wolf Theiss is noted for its ‘quick response times’ and advised Amundi Group on the acquisition of Pioneer Investments from UniCredit for €3.55bn. Katarina Bielikova, who was recently promoted to counsel, is recommended alongside senior associate Zuzana Nikodemova. Former office managing partner Ľuboš Frolkovič recently left the firm to establish Frolkovic Legal.

BBH advokátska kancelária, s.r.o. handles transaction financing, bond issues, and syndicated and bilateral facility agreements. Miroslav Fašung and Olga Beláňová head the department.

bnt attorneys-at-law, s.r.o. is noted for its real estate finance expertise and PointPark Properties is a key client. Margareta Sovova and senior associate Roman Gašparík are recommended. Vladimír Kordoš joined Konečná & Zacha, s.r.o. in 2017.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z. continues to advise longstanding client Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien on several financing projects in Slovakia. Igor Augustinič is noted.

The ‘flexible’ team at Barger Prekop s.r.o. advises National Bank of Slovakia on complex capital markets transactions. Adrian Barger, Erik Seman, who is ‘very responsive’, and Roman Prekop are recommended. Of counsel Anthony Hernandez is also a key figure.

At Beatow Partners s.r.o, the ‘brilliant’ Michal Delinčák and Branislav Brocko, who is ‘always able to identify and resolve issues while keeping in mind the big picture of the entire transaction’, are recommended.

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach is adept at cross-border financing and refinancing transactions. Michaela Stessl is noted.

Giese & Partner, s.r.o. – organizačná zložka regularly advises lender clients, particularly German banks, on high-value matters, and often handles real estate finance.

Slavomír Čauder heads the team.

Hillbridges is active across syndicated lending and acquisition, corporate and project finance, as well as insolvency and restructuring. Zuzana Bartošovičová and Miroslav Trenčan head the team.

PRK Partners s.r.o. handles a range of work relating to bond issuances, derivatives and asset-based finance. Martin Kříž is the department head and Emil Nemec is also noted.

Paul Q Law Firm continues to advise Banca IMI on public offerings and distribution of the investment certificates of Banca IMI in Slovakia. Jiří Budinský is the team head.

Peterka & Partners advised Burgundy Ventures Slovakia on the financing of the purchase of land and a production hall. Lubomir Lesko, Jan Makara and Andrea Butasova are noted.

Advokátska kancelária Relevans s.r.o. advised the debtor on the refinancing of project Eurovea by a consortium of banks led by Tatra banka. Marián Masarik heads the team, which welcomed Jana Borská in 2017 from PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal, s.r.o..

Zárecký Zeman is active on real estate finance mandates. Michal Zeman and Tomáš Zárecký are the key contacts.

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