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    • Attila Csongrady - Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.
    • Michal Hulena - Ruzicka Csekes s.r.o.
    • Miroslav Kapinaj - Kinstellar
    • Stanislava Valientová - Dentons

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Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.’s team excels in financing, regulatory and capital markets work, and has the capability also to handle English-law governed transactions from Bratislava. ‘Outstanding’ practice head Renátus Kollár was part of a team advising Infracapital on the financing of its acquisition of utility group GGE. Other highlights included assisting the lenders with the sale and leaseback of portfolio logistics properties in three jurisdictions.

Dentons’ ‘professional’ team of ‘financing experts’ is particularly strong in real estate finance. Peter Kubina, who ‘thinks five steps ahead’, advised Tatra banka as arranger on a syndicated €250m loan to refinance the Eurovea multifunctional complex, and also assisted the lenders, led by Všeobecná úverová banka, with the €111m refinancing of the Digital Park Einsteinova project.

White & Case s.r.o is highly regarded for its structured finance expertise. Marek Staroň was part of a team assisting UniCredit Bank and other lenders with providing over CZK3.5bn and €36.4bn committed and €16m uncommitted senior multicurrency term and revolving facilities for refinancing the existing external indebtedness of Česká lékárna and Mirakl group companies. Capital markets expert Juraj Fuska advised Slovenská sporitelňa on its €2bn debt issuance programme.

Cechová & Partners is best known for its regulatory expertise, and Simona Halakova routinely advises Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the regulatory aspects of its financial instruments. Michaela Jurkova is another name to note.

Kinstellar acts for lenders and borrowers. Patrik Bolf was part of a team assisting Tatra banka with a €165m revolving facility provided to Slovenské elektrárne. Other highlights included advising Sberbank Europe on the regulatory aspects of the sale of its Slovakian subsidiary to Penta Investments.

Ruzicka Csekes s.r.o. has noted an increase in aircraft financing work. Peter Šimo’s ‘professional experience is an asset’; he advised Erste Group Bank on financing Aero Capital Solutions’ acquisition of a Boeing 737-800. Real estate and project financing are other areas of expertise. Managing associate Michal Hulena and Lucie Schweizer, who joined from her own practice, are other names to note.

CHSH Siska & Partners S. R. O. is experienced in the financing and refinancing of renewable energy projects. Karol Šiška is the key name.

Hamala Kluch Víglaský s.r.o. has a strong borrower-side client base. Peter Víglaský and Roman Hamala led advice to Cargo Wagon on obtaining the financing to acquire a fleet of freight wagons.

Noerr’s team, led by senior associate Tomáš Záborský, frequently works with its network of offices on cross-border instructions. Provident Financial and Volkswagen Slovakia are clients.

Schönherr Rechtstanwälte GmbH, o.z. (Schoenherr Slovakia)’s clients include Raiffeisen Bank International, Deutsche Bank Luxembourg and Erste Group Bank. The group advised SEB Kort Bank on providing cross-border financial payment services. Sona Hekelova heads the team.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.’s practice is now led by Silvia Belovičová, following her arrival from White & Case s.r.o in March 2016. The Bratislava office supported the Berlin team in advising Raiffeisen Factor Bank on a €25m multi-jurisdictional factoring transaction provided to Faurecia Group.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia has a particular focus on acting for Austrian banks and leasing companies. Radovan Pala advised BKS Bank on the impact of new regulations introduced in Slovakia, notably capital maintenance rules.

Wolf Theiss’ ‘very proactive and flexible’ team ‘provides good value for money’. The group advised Erste Group Bank on refinancing a loan provided for the acquisition of a DIY chain in Slovakia. Ľuboš Frolkovič provides ‘practical advice’ and senior associate Katarína Bieliková is ‘very committed’.

bnt attorneys-at-law, s.r.o.’s team frequently advises Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederoesterreich-Wien on financing development projects, including drafting collaterization agreements. Margareta Sovova and Vladimír Kordoš jointly head the team.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z.’s team is routinely instructed by Hypo-Bank Burgenland to assist with real estate financing, and recently advised the client on the syndicated financing of the Tulip Center Martin. Igor Augustinič is the key name.

Barger Prekop s.r.o. has a strong regulatory practice. The group advises key client the National Bank of Slovakia on managing its investment reserves. Adrian Barger and Erik Seman, who stand out for their ‘excellent industry knowledge’, jointly head the team with Roman Prekop.

Beatow Partners s.r.o’s ‘experienced’ team acts for borrowers and non-banking financial institutions. Branislav Brocko is ‘professional’ and Michal Delinčák is another name to note.

DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach is experienced in handling regulatory issues. Michaela Stessl is the key contact.

PRK Partners s.r.o. is adept at advising on issuing notes on domestic and international stock exchanges. Martin Kříž and Emil Nemec are the key names.

Paul Q Law Firm advised Banca IMI on the issuance of investment certificates under its investment programme, as well as the distribution of securities through VÚB banka. Jiří Budinský leads the team.

Peterka & Partners represented Banque PSA Finance’s subsidiary before the National Bank of Slovakia regarding the approval of its sale. Andrea Butasova and Jan Makara jointly head the team.

Zárecký Zeman has a strong track record advising on real estate financing. Michal Zeman and Tomáš Zárecký advised Azor on the financing of its development projects.

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