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  1. Banking, finance and capital markets
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next Generation Partners

Leading individuals

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Next Generation Partners

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    • Matus Kudlak - Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.
    • Tom√°Ň° MeliŇ°ek - Kinstellar
    • Simona Rapav√° - White & Case s.r.o
    • Peter Redo - Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.
    • Petra ҆trbov√° - Dentons

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At Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o.,¬†Ren√°tus Koll√°r¬†and senior associate Matus Kudlak¬†regularly act for Slovak and foreign banks on loan transactions, and senior associate Peter Jedinak¬†and Kollar lead on capital markets instructions as well as regulatory work. The team advised the lenders on a ‚ā¨250m English law-governed bridge-to-bond financing for ZSE. Counsel Attila Csongrady¬†and senior associate Peter Redo¬†are also key figures.

Dentons‚Äô ‚Äėprofessional and flexible team‚Äô is ‚Äėone of the best on the Slovak market‚Äô and key highlights include advising a club of banks, led by Tatra banka, on the financing for the construction of the Slovak National football stadium. Stanislava Valientov√°¬†and managing partner¬†Peter Kubina¬†head the department. Marcell Clark, counsel¬†Patricia Goss√°nyiov√°¬†and senior associate Petra ҆trbov√°¬†are also recommended.

White & Case s.r.o‚Äôs banking, finance and capital markets team advised a group of lenders, including PPF Banka, on Rockaway Capital‚Äôs ‚ā¨200m acquisition of and from Naspers. Marek StaroŇą¬†heads the banking and finance team and Juraj Fuska¬†leads the capital markets practice. Associates¬†Simona Rapav√°¬†and Radoslav P√°lka¬†are also key figures.

ńĆechov√° & Partners¬†acts for banks and other financial institutions on loan transactions, and is experienced in restructuring mandates. The team is also noted for its regulatory expertise ,where Simona Halakova, who heads the team with Michaela Jurkov√°, is noted. Katar√≠na ńĆechov√°¬†is also recommended.

Kinstellar‚Äôs ‚Äėskilled team‚Äô is led by Patrik Bolf¬†and managing associate Vladim√≠r Polińćka. It advised Prologis Development Holdings on the ‚ā¨65m partial refinancing of intragroup loans. Senior associates Tom√°Ň° MeliŇ°ek, who is ‚Äėbusiness-oriented‚Äô, and Dominika Bajz√°thov√°¬†are also noted.

At Cerha Hempel,¬†Karol ҆iŇ°ka¬†is the key contact for banking and finance mandates.

The ‚Äėexperienced‚Äô team at CMS¬†regularly handles cross-border work and advised Erste Group Bank on a ‚ā¨91m financing project for Blackstone regarding the acquisition of five logistics parks.¬†Peter ҆imo¬†and senior associate Jan Deset¬†lead the team.

The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô banking, finance and capital markets team at Hamala Kluch V√≠glask√Ĺ s.r.o.¬†includes¬†Peter V√≠glask√Ĺ, Luk√°Ň° Mich√°lik¬†and Roman Hamala.

Noerr¬†regularly handles a range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions and counts a number of banks and other financial institutions as clients. Senior associate Tom√°Ň° Z√°borsk√Ŭ†leads the team.

The ‚Äėwell-established‚Äô team at RELEVANS Law Firm¬†has 'a commercial approach‚Äô and is active across transaction financing, regulatory work and securities mandates. Team head Mari√°n Masarik¬†speclialises in project finance and senior associates Andrea Kov√°ńćikov√°¬†and Zuzana Malack√°¬†are also key figures.

RuŇĺińćka & Partners s.r.o.¬†advised Spearhead International on the refinancing of its existing debt by a consortium of banks. Lucie Schweizer¬†and senior associate J√°n Hanko, who joined in 2018 from an in-house role, lead the department.

At Schönherr Rechtstanwälte GmbH, o.z. (Schoenherr Slovakia), practice head Sona Hekelova advised a syndicate of banks, led by Commerzbank, on the financing of Schaeffler Group.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o.¬†works closely with the firm's network offices in advising on cross-border mandates. The group advised Raiffeisen Bank International on a factoring transaction. Team head Silvia Belovińćov√°, who focuses on banking and insolvency work, and associate¬†Jakub Kamenick√Ŭ†are key figures.

Taylor Wessing Slovakia‚Äôs client-base includes a number of Austrian banks and other financial institutions and it is experienced in compliance and consumer protection mandates.¬†Radovan Pala¬†and Silvia Hlavańćkov√°¬†head the team and senior associate Jana Brezinov√°¬†is also a key figure.

At Wolf Theiss, counsel Katarina Bielikova¬†led advice to Bain Capital on a cross-border transaction and assisted HSBC with a ‚ā¨150m multi-currency facility for a Slovak-based borrower.

Barger Prekop s.r.o.‚Äôs ‚Äėresponsive, reasonable and knowledgeable‚Äô team assists the National Bank of Slovakia with a range of capital markets-related mandates. Adrian Barger, Erik Seman¬†and Roman Prekop¬†head the team and of counsel Anthony Hernandez is also noted.

The ‚Äėbusiness-oriented‚Äô team at BBH advok√°tska kancel√°ria, s.r.o.¬†advised PPF banka on the provision of financing to a Slovak private equity group. Practice heads¬†Miroslav FaŇ°ung¬†and Olga Bel√°Ňąov√°¬†and senior associate Matej Blah√ļt¬†are the key figures.

Beatow Partners s.r.o¬†handles cross-border financing projects and regularly advises on regulatory issues. Michal Delinńć√°k¬†and Branislav Brocko¬†lead the team.

bnt attorneys in CEE¬†advised RSJ Investments on a joint venture partnership with YIT Slovakia. Team head Margareta Sovova¬†is recommended, as are senior associates Roman GaŇ°par√≠k¬†and Ivana Kov√°ńćov√°.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., o.z.¬†advises Hypo-Bank Burgenland on a range of real estate financing projects. Interchange and Fincentrum are also clients. Igor Augustiniń欆is 'an experienced team leader'.

Led by Michaela Stessl, the team at DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach Rechtsanwälte GmbH, o.z. handles financing and refinancing transactions, often with a cross-border element.

Hillbridges¬†regularly handles corporate and project finance matters. Zuzana BartoŇ°ovińćov√°, Miroslav Trenńćan, Andrej Adamńć√≠k¬†and Martin ńĆab√°k¬†lead the team.

The team of ‚Äėhigh-quality professionals‚Äô at Paul Q Law Firm¬†acts for clients including Banca IMI. JiŇô√≠ Budinsk√Ŭ†and the ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô Eduard Winkler¬†lead the department.

PETERKA & PARTNERS¬†is commended for its ‚Äėcommercial attitude‚Äô and it advised Bibby Financial Services on a ‚ā¨150m loan facility to be used for funding to SMEs. Team heads Jan Makara¬†and Andrea Butasova¬†are recommended, as is senior associate Lubomir Lesko, who ‚Äėgoes the extra mile to ensure great service is delivered‚Äô.

At PRK Partners s.r.o.,¬†Martin KŇô√≠Ň嬆and Emil Nemec¬†are the key contacts for banking and finance work.

Z√°reck√Ĺ Zeman¬†is noted for its real estate finance expertise, where Michal Zeman¬†and Tom√°Ň° Z√°reck√Ŭ†are active.

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