Hall Of Fame

Firms To Watch: Banking, finance and capital markets

The capital markets team at KLB Legal, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář advises clients on fintech issues, and financial regulatory and compliance concerns. Vojtěch Láksa, David Kuboň and Veronika Civínová are the key senior contacts.

Banking, finance and capital markets in Czech Republic

A&O Shearman

A&O Shearman’s well-established banking, finance, and capital markets practice counts major domestic and international financial institutions and corporations among its key clients. The team advises on the full spectrum of revelant issues, including acquisition finance, export finance, real estate finance, project finance, and general lending matters. With a strong international presence, the group regularly handles complex cross-border transactions which involve regulatory, restructuring, and insolvency elements. On the capital markets front, the firm has a stellar record in advising on both debt and equity capital markets transactions, including IPOs and private placements. Petr Vybiral spearheads the department and has demonstrable experience in covering various financing and capital markets transactions, with expertise extending to loan and bond financing.

Practice head(s):

Petr Vybiral

Other key lawyers:

Pavel Příhoda; Tomáš Kafka; David Bujgl


‘Excellent knowledge of capital markets regulation and extraordinary ability to understand the needs of the banking industry while implementing new legislation.’

‘Broad knowledge complemented by specialised knowledge of the financial sector. The team is able to explain complex legal frameworks to our business teams and is flexible in finding innovative solutions.’

‘Deep knowledge of the industry and an excellent understanding of our individual needs.’

Key clients

Notino Group

Fortuna Entertainment Group

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia

Kommunalkredit Austria AG

Komerční banka

Penta Hospitals International

Accolade Group


WOOD & Company Financial Services

MONETA Money Bank

Česká spořitelna

Česká exportní banka

Crawley Investments sp. z o.o

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

The banking, finance and capital markets department at Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář offers a comprehensive range of advice on banking and financial products, with a particular focus on acquisition, project, and real estate finance. With its well-established international network, the firm benefits from the expertise of its pan-European offices, allowing it to regularly advise on cross-border financing mandates, with noticeable involvement in Slovakia. The team also counts restructuring, insolvency proceedings, and distressed debt situations within its scope of work. In the capital markets arena, the practice handles equity securities offerings, public company M&A, financial regulation, compliance and corporate governance, and IPO work. Libor Basl leads the group and offers expertise on various elements of the field, including regulatory issues and market listings. Senior associate Petr Vojtěch is another notable member of the department and specialises in financing mandates.

Practice head(s):

Libor Basl

Other key lawyers:

Petr Vojtěch


‘The Baker McKenzie banking and finance team is able to handle a number of cases in parallel. The team is very experienced in all types of lending transactions and the quality of the service is very high.’

‘Petr Vojtěch is very quick in providing responses and proactively offers solutions to problems and issues.’

‘I highly appreciate the strong knowledge of complex commercial issues, speedy communication, and excellent drafting skills.’

Key clients

Aetos a.s. / Kofola Group

AURES Holdings (AAA Auto group)

Association of Global Custodians

Česká spořitelna, a.s.

Československá obchodní banka a. s. (ČSOB)/ KBC Bank NV

Citibank Europe plc, organizační složka

COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft, pobočka Praha

Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. (EPH)

Erste Group Bank AG

ING Belgium NV/SA

JUDr. Jiřina Lužová (as insolvency trustee of Sberbank CZ)

Kofola Československo a.s.

Komerční banka, a.s.

Moulins de Kleinbettingen S.A.


PFNonwovens Holding

Raiffeisenbank a.s.



UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.

Work highlights

  • Represented the liquidator and insolvency trustee of Sberbank CZ in the insolvency proceedings of a Czech bank, including advising on the sale of Sberbank CZ’s loan portfolio valued at over CZK41bn to Česká spořitelna.
  • Advised a club of banks on the €220m financing of a large real estate portfolio of Contera group/TPG.
  • Advised AURES Holdings and its subsidiaries on the refinancing of the group’s existing CZK6bn financial indebtedness and financing of working capital.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance’s banking, finance and capital markets practice covers the full spectrum of products, in addition to handling an array of complex and high-value domestic and cross-border transactions. Acting for various global corporations and financial institutions across the gamut of industries, the firm regularly handles asset finance, derivatives and structured finance, restructuring, and corporate and investment grade lending, in addition to green project financings. The department also has an established track record covering both debt and equity capital markets work, as well as structured debts and trusts. Miloš Felgr heads the team and has demonstrable expertise in pre-insolvency restructuring, aircraft and energy law, and project finance. Senior associates Hana Čekalová and Tereza Řehořová are also key members of the group; the former has significant experience in the funding and regulatory aspects of fintech businesses, while the latter specialises in real estate financing.

Practice head(s):

Miloš Felgr

Other key lawyers:

Tereza Řehořová; Hana Čekalová


‘Quick to react and make themselves available at short notice. Very experienced team comprised of Miloš Felgr and the associates who make a very experienced and solution-driven team.’

‘Miloš Felgr is very hardworking and has a pragmatic approach to solving any issues arising. A wealth of experience in complex situations. Very client-friendly. Very experienced with a strong team of associates.’

‘Strong team with experienced individuals.’

‘A dedicated and responsible team.’

‘I was working with Clifford Chance’s finance team, led by Miloš Felgr and Hana Čekalová. They both provided high professional standards of legal services, showed an interest in the client’s needs, and offered active communication.’

Key clients


BNP PARIBAS Group (BNP PARIBAS S.A., acting through its Czech branch BNP Paribas S.A.)

Citi Group (Citibank Europe plc and Citibank Europe plc, organizační složka)


CPI Property Group

CTP Group (CTP Invest, spol. s r.o. etc.)

Erste Group (Česká spořitelna, a.s. and Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s.)

Goldman Sachs


J&T Group (JTZE and JTFG Groups, J&T BANKA, a.s.,)

KBC Group (Československá obchodní banka, a. s.)

KKCG Group (Allwyn and Aricoma Groups, KKCG AG)

Micronix Group

Morgan Stanley

Raiffeisen Group (Raiffeisenbank a.s., Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Tatra banka, a.s.)

SMBC Group (SMBC Bank EU AG)

Société Générale Group (Komerční banka, a.s.)

UniCredit Group (UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., UniCredit Bank AG and UniCredit S.p.A.)

Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advising Allywn on various bank lending and capital markets transactions.
  • Advising a club of major Czech banks coordinated by Komerční banka on the financing of the acquisition of TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING by Carlyle.
  • Advised the joint bookrunners on the €500m 5.625% notes issue by České dráhy due 2027.


The comprehensive banking, finance and capital markets practice at Dentons is well equipped to advise on the full range of financing mandates, including syndicated and corporate lending, refinancing and debt restructuring, in addition to export finance, real estate finance, and project finance. In the capital markets arena, the firm is skilled at handling bonds issuances, sustainability-linked bonds, and ESG-linked transactions. Leveraging its international presence, with offices in more than 80 countries, the firm is also well placed to advise on various cross-border transactions. Jiří Tomola leads the team alongside Daniel Hurych; the former is experienced in handling complex financings and restructurings, while the latter is an expert in high-value acquisitions. Ondřej Bartoň joined from White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář in April 2023, bringing additional strength in out-of-court restructuring and insolvency mandates to the team.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Tomola; Daniel Hurych

Other key lawyers:

Ondřej Bartoň


‘Dentons have grown over the years to probably the largest and arguably the best banking and finance practice in the Czech market. Their expertise is very broad, quality of service is very high and they also have a very friendly attitude.’

‘We have been collaborating predominantly with the banking and finance team that has broad knowledge and experience in the respective field.’

‘Daniel Hurych is very strong in commercial negotiations of syndicated and real estate facilities.’

‘Great expertise, deep understanding of local standards, use of standard documents, superb relationship management, hardworking and a swift response time.’

‘A very professional team with deep knowledge of the legal issues at hand.’

‘Deep legal knowledge accompanied with great communication skills, ability to meet deadlines, and great value for money.’

‘Daniel Hurych is reliable and well-perceived by his clients. His ability to explain difficult legal concepts to non-lawyers in a reasonable way is unique. Daniel is a great professional leader.’

Key clients

Česká spořitelna (ERSTE)

Komerční banka (Société Générale)

UniCredit Bank

Československá obchodní banka (KBC)


Czech Export Bank

CPI Property Group


Rockaway Capital (including Invia Group)

Sev.en Energy


Vestar/Kings’ Casino Group

Mezzanine Capital



BNP Paribas

Work highlights

  • Advising lenders on the multicurrency term and revolving facilities for Eurowag Group to refinance and expand the group’s existing credit facilities by providing facilities of up to €715m and advising on an ESG amendment which links these facilities to the achievement of Eurowag’s sustainability goals.
  • Advising CPI Property group on its debut sustainability-linked loan through a bilateral facility with MUFG.
  • Advising CEZ on a series of Schuldschein issuances with an aggregated value of €500m.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.‘s expertly advises both lenders and borrowers on domestic and international financial transactions, regularly handling complex cross-border deals, as well as assisting with various elements of financial services regulation. Regularly engaged by leading international banks, foreign investors, top local companies and financial market leaders, the firm’s banking, finance and capital markets practice showcases strengths in acquisition and project financing. Additionally, the group handles complex restructurings, fund finance, and high-yield bond work. The team is jointly led by Libor Němec, who is particularly skilled in handling bond issuances and regulatory matters, and Martin Dančišin, who specialises in insolvency proceedings and real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Libor Němec; Martin Dančišin

Other key lawyers:

Jarmila Tornová; Andrea Pišvejcová


‘I have worked with them repeatedly, and I have always found them to be highly professional, timely and flexible in delivering the respective service. Overall, I can say I like to work with the team: they are easy to communicate with, they are responsive, very experienced, and I know I can rely on them.’

‘Martin Dančišin is a strong negotiator with a good ability to soothe tensions.’

‘Jarmila Tornová is a cornerstone when it comes to drafting and structuring various necessary aspects of the deal.’

‘Knowledge, contacts, and outstanding performance.’

Key clients

Silicon Valley Bank, a division of First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company

ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Landesbank Baden-Württemberg Oldenburgische Landesbank Aktiengesellschaft Siemens Bank GmbH

NortonLifeLock Inc. (now Gen Digital Inc.)

Pale Fire Capital group, Winstor investičníspolečnost, a.s.

Creditas group

International Automotive Components Group

J&T Banka; J&T IB and Capital Markets, a.s.

Natland Group


Julius Meinl group

Work highlights

  • Advised J&T BANKA, as the manager, administrator and listing agent, and J&T IB and Capital Markets, as the arranger, on up to CZK700m publicly offered senior secured bonds issued by Trigema Real Estate Finance.
  • Advising Creditas Group on developing an investment platform with low and transparent fees operated by INU.COM.
  • Advising NortonLifeLock Inc. on its merger with Avast plc.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

Boasting a comprehensive banking, finance and capital markets practice, the team at Kocián Šolc Balaštík handles the full spectrum of domestic and international transactional work, which includes debt issuances, regulatory capital raisings, and special lending products. Additionally, the firm has demonstrable experience in advising financial institutions and non-banking corporations on financial regulation concerns, as well as digital financial services products. The department also covers project finance and real estate finance. The firm is regularly engaged to advise the Czech National Bank on various matters. On the capital markets front, the group counts investment fund services, securities issuances, and the regulation of investment and compliance services within its core workload. Martin Krejčí, an expert in cross-border financial work, leads the team alongside Vlastimil Pihera, a specialist in financial services and private equity matters, and Petr Kasík, who primarily handles corporate law and restructuring cases.

Practice head(s):

Martin Krejčí; Vlastimil Pihera; Petr Kasík


‘Vlastimil Pihera is a truly exceptional figure in the Czech Republic’s capital markets space. He enjoys respect among professionals while remaining approachable to his clients. His active involvement in shaping legal frameworks, coupled with his international perspective, sets him apart. We are delighted to have the privilege of benefiting from his services.’

‘A top-notch team in the Czech Republic. I worked with several firms in the Czech Republic on such matters and no other firm came even close to them. They are outstanding and amazingly skilled not only in “basic” LMA financing but especially with issues concerning the finance regulatory framework.’

‘Vlastimil Pihera is a top-notch banking and finance lawyer, he understands the complexity of the regulatory framework and the connections between different areas.’

‘Great attitude, great experience, great value for money.’

‘Vlastimil Pihera is always there, he offers a unique client experience. We can fully rely on him. His advice and guidance is always excellent.’

‘KSB provided excellent legal services, taking into account the specificities of the financial sector. Their advice was very complete and at the same time pragmatic.’

Key clients



Avant Financial Group

Česká spořitelna


Czech Association of Financial Advisory and Intermediation Companies

General Electric

Gorejnska banka

J&T Banka

J&T IB and Capital Markets


J&T Real Estate (and its subsidiary JTZE)

Mattoni 1873

Nation1 GP

National Development Bank of the Czech Republic

National Development and Investment Company

Lázeňský fond SICAV

Pražská plynárenská (Prague gas supplier)

Redside Investment Company


Trinity Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised J&T Real Estate and its subsidiary JTZE on the financing of the acquisition of Spearhead’s Czech and Slovak subsidiaries, bolstered by a consortium of major Czech banks, including Komerční banka, Raiffeisenbank, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advised Trinity Bank on the refinancing of Julius Meinl Group’s company, which owns Julius Prague, a collection of 168 residences.
  • Advised J&T ARCH INVESTMENTS fund on the acquisition of the final 10.37% stake in the registered capital and voting rights of MONETA Money Bank.

PRK Partners

The banking, finance and capital markets practice at PRK Partners handles a range of work including real estate financing, acquisition financing, club financing, and project financing. Frequently engaged by a host of domestic and international financial institutions, the firm also advises on international syndicate financing. Martin Aschenbrenner heads up the capital markets group and is an expert in regulatory and securities matters, while Václav Bílý and Jan Kohout co-head the banking and finance offering. Senior associate Jan Ditrych is another key member of the team and has demonstrable experience in bond issues and collective investments. Tomáš Bureš offers know-how in regulatory and compliance matters.

Other key lawyers:

Jan Ditrych; Tomáš Bureš

Key clients

Cooperatieve Rabobank UA ABN AMRO Bank

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.

Komerční banka, a.s. (Societé Generalé Group)

Raiffeisenbank a.s.

UBM Development Czechia s.r.o.

Česká spořitelna, a.s. (ERSTE Group)

Všeobecná úverová banka a.s., pobočka Prague

ČD Cargo, a.s.

KARO Leather a.s.


Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (KBC Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised major Czech banks Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka, J&T BANKA, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, as lead co-managers. on the issue of a new bond by CZECHOSLOVAK GROUP a.s. in the amount of CZK4.5bn as of the issue date, with the possibility of increasing up to CZK5bn.
  • Assisted a syndicate of 24 banks with the increase of the funding provided to the TIP Trailer group under its existing borrowing base financing arrangements, consisting of revolving and term debt, from €1.197m to €1.391m.
  • Advised leading co-managers Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on the sale of bonds issued by EPH Financing CZ, secured by a financial guarantee provided by Energetický a průmyslový holding.

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář‘s impressive banking, finance and capital markets practice handles the full spectrum of matters in the sector, including insolvencies and regulatory concerns, recovery programmes, and international syndications. On the capital markets front, the firm covers all areas of domestic and cross-border debt and equity capital markets mandates, including IPO work and the issuance of green and regulatory bonds. Jan Linda heads the banking department and is recognised for his expertise in project and export finance; Jonathan Weinberg leads the CEE English law practice; and Tomáš Jíně leads on matters relating to cross-border leveraged finance. Petr Hudec heads up the capital markets offering and is skilled in advising on both international and domestic matters. Former capital markets co-head Eva Svobodová left the firm in March 2024.

Practice head(s):

Jan Linda; Jonathan Weinberg; Tomáš Jíně; Petr Hudec


‘Services provided by White & Case were and are excellent. The team is very knowledgeable, prepares excellent products, is comprised of tough negotiators, and provides proper commercial and legal guidance.’

‘Cross-border collaboration within the White & Case organisation helps immensely in complicated multi-jurisdictional cases.’

‘Tomáš Jíně is exceptionally skilled and professional in the transactional, regulatory and financial dimensions of engagements. ’

‘Tomáš Jíně is one of the most talented lawyers of his generation.’

‘Very professional, keeping precisely to the deadlines and budget agreed, open to arguments of all parties, exceeding expectations of the client.’

‘Jan Linda was a great team leader, the advice was outstanding, the project was completed in the shortest period possible. Very reasonable, hard working, dedicated and sensitive to any arguments delivered.’

‘High professionalism, excellent communication skills, experienced team.’

Key clients

Dr. Jiřina Lužová, a court appointed liquidation administrator of Sberbank CZ

UniCredit Bank

Česká spořitelna (Erste Group)

Komerční banka (Société Générale)



PPF Group

CTP Group

J&T Group




Rohlik Group



České dráhy (Czech Railways)

P3 Logistic Parks

J P Morgan

Aareal Bank

Allianz Real Estate

EPH Group

Czech Export Bank

ČEZ Group


Hungarian Export-Import Bank

Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel to Jiřina Lužová, a court appointed liquidation administrator of Sberbank CZ, in the liquidation and insolvency case.
  • Advised Carlyle on the acquisition financing of Tescan Orsay Holding.
  • Advised on the first issuance of notes in Europe which are guaranteed by the United States International Development Finance Corporation, the first issuance of international green mortgage covered bonds on the Czech market, and the first international issuance of MREL-eligible green notes on the Czech market.

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

With considerable expertise in financial regulation, the banking, finance and capital markets department at BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. is well placed to advise on credit financing and bond issuances and programmes on both foreign and Czech markets. Frequently engaged by banks, credit institutions, and insurance companies, the firm also demonstrates know-how on fintech advisory matters, in addition to assisting with the complex structuring of creditor-debtor relations. Led by Tomáš Sedláček, who is entrusted by banks to provide professional counsel in relation to securities and financial and commodity derivatives, the practice also handles capital markets work, including the structuring of capital markets instruments.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Sedláček

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Adamacova; Petr Přecechtěl


‘A great diverse team with experience from previous jobs for other relevant firms and authorities.’

‘Tomáš Sedláček is excellent. He communicates transparently and handles matters well.’

‘Complex services, strong individuals, and outstanding local connections.’

‘Tomáš Sedláček is a very capable lawyer and is result-oriented.’

Key clients

Air Bank a.s.

Česká Exportní Banka (Czech Export Bank)

Česká Národní Banka (Czech National Bank)

Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura a.s. /CETIN Finance B.V.

Českomoravská Nemovitostní Group

EP Energy a.s./CE, Energy a.s.

EPH Group

Equa Bank, a.s.

Home Credit Group

J&T Group

PPF Group

PPF banka

První Investiční a.s.

Raiffeisenbank a.s.

RD Rýmařov Group

Progresus Group

Work highlights

  • Advised PPF Group, as a borrower, on negotiating and executing a €1.121bn acquisition facility arranged by ING for the purposes of acquiring shares in Moneta Money Bank.
  • Assisted ŠKODA TRANSPORTATION Group with the establishment of a new €1.5bn umbrella facility financing combining revolving loan, term loan and guarantee facilities for ŠKODA TRANSAPORTAION Group.
  • Advised Air Bank on restructuring a new lending facility which would qualify as a MREL instrument for the purposes of bank regulatory capital.


CMS’ banking and finance practice has a strategic focus on local and international transactional work, and also boasts significant know-how in regulatory and finance restructuring matters. Under the guidance of Paul Stallebrass, who specialises in international banking and finance work, the team is also reputed for its real estate financing and project finance expertise, regularly advising leading banks in the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries on such issues. The group also offers advice on compliance matters, banking regulations, and fintech payment services. Senior associate Pavel Srb and Petra Myšáková are further notable members of the department.

Practice head(s):

Paul Stallebrass

Other key lawyers:

Pavel Srb; Petra Myšáková


‘The practitioners at CMS are attentive, swiftly responding to every query and resolving issues in a timely manner. The level of client-oriented service was impressive, particularly considering the demanding nature of the legal field in which they assisted us.’

‘The CMS team displays a strong commitment to their clients and efficiency in providing business-oriented legal advice.’

‘CMS operates offices in several countries, so we received full legal assistance and successfully closed several transactions together. They work proactively, drawing our attention to every detail. Colleagues are flexible and meet deadlines.’

Key clients

VIG Fund, a.s. (Vienna Insurance Group)

Erste Group Bank AG

Berlin Hyp AG

CVC Capital Partners and Žabka Polska

Balbec Capital Ltd.

Klarna Bank

Orbit Capital SICAV, a.s.

Aareal Bank AG

Work highlights

  • Advising CVC Capital Partners and its portfolio company Žabka Polska on a €1.3bn refinancing and new financing for capex and further expansion.
  • Advising Societe Generale, UniCredit and a syndicate of over banks on financing provided to a strategic member of a major investment group in the CEE, which consisted of several investment grade term and backstop facilities in the total volume of €1.45bn.
  • Advising Balbec Capital on the transfer of its Czech NPL portfolio.

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law

In the arena of banking, finance and capital markets, HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law counts both lender and borrower mandates within its scope of work, and regularly handles big-ticket engagements for leading domestic banks and notable Czech companies. The firm regularly advises borrowers on financing documentation and the negotiation of financing terms, as well as general fundraising matters. The team is jointly led by Filip Čabart, who focuses on debt financing work, and Jan Topinka, who covers the regulatory aspects of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Filip Čabart; Jan Topinka


‘Havel & Partners has by far the largest dedicated finance team in the country, while other firms would only have two to three lawyers specialised and experienced in debt finance, H&P provides a resourceful team of over twenty. This is of course reflected in their availability, response time and sheer volume of transaction experience, which is incomparable to any of their competitors.’

‘They are one of the very few law firms who are able to maintain a high level of professional standards and quality in today’s extremely competetive market.’

‘Filip Čabart, who leads the debt finance practice, is an acknowledged local leading figure in this area – and quite justly – as the practice has a completely different approach, which is truly business and solution oriented, not only on paper, but in actual practical solutions. Filip has gained the reputation not only as a great lawyer with a very impressive track record, but for his sound commercial judgement and ability to create solutions rather then hurdles.’

Key clients

National Development Bank

J&T Bank

Česká spořitelna (ERSTE)

Komerční banka (Societe General)

UniCredit Bank

Czechoslovak Group

Winning Group





Kinstellar’s banking, finance and capital markets team is regularly engaged by domestic and international banks and corporations to advise on syndicated lending, acquisition and real estate financing matters, as well as export and trade finance transactions. With demonstrated cross-border capabilities, the firm often advises on the Czech elements of multi-jurisdictional finance deals, and offers know-how on compliance issues and sensitive investigations across the Czech Republic and broader CEE region. The department is led by Martina Březinová.

Practice head(s):

Martina Březinová

Other key lawyers:

Václav Kment


‘The banking, finance and capital markets team at Kinstellar is very hard working and well organised.’

‘The team members were able to easily recognise their clients’ needs and address them in the transaction documentation.’

‘Excellent cooperation and proactivity, as well as adopting a professional approach.’

‘Delivered their work on time and in the required quality.’

Key clients

Goldman Sachs

Barclays Bank Ireland PLC

ČEZ, a.s.

Česká spořitelna (Erste Group)

Československá obchodní banka (KBC Group)

Komerční banka (Société Générale)

Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen)

PPF banka

Genesis Capital Equity

Lloyds Bank plc

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.


Work highlights

  • Advising Goldman Sachs on regulatory and licensing rules in relation to a public offer of securities and the distribution of structured fund-linked securities.
  • Advised the founders of the Czech crowdfunding platform Roier on a new investment.
  • Advised Československá obchodní banka a.s. on the provision of long-term financing for a retail and logistics real estate portfolio owned by CPI PROPERTY GROUP in the Czech Republic.

Schoenherr Czech Republic

The banking, finance and capital markets team at Schoenherr Czech Republic is led by Ondřej Havlíček, who is a trusted advisor for project financing and securitisation work. The practice advises banks and financial institutions on various complex and high-profile financing transactions, in addition to handling multi-jurisdictional financing deals. Elsewhere, the firm handles investment funds matters, and advises payment institutions in relation to financial regulatory services. Vladimir Čížek is another notable member of the group and focuses primarily on M&A transactions, in addition to offering know-how on issues affecting the payment services industry.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Havlíček

Other key lawyers:

Vladimír Čížek


‘Our collaboration is mainly with Ondřej Havlíček, who is very responsive and hands-on.’

‘Ondřej Havlíček is always available.’

‘Perfect cooperation and professional approach in relation to documentation.’

Key clients

Raiffeisenbank a.s.

BNP Paribas

UNIQA Pojišťovna a.s.

Erste Group AG

UniCredit Bank AG

Komerční banka, a.s.

Twisto Payments a.s.

Benteler International AG

Enery Development GmBH

Enery Power CZ Holding





Work highlights

  • Advised on the club financing by Raiffeisenbank and Česká spořitelna for the development of a new logistics centre in the Czech Republic by companies from Louda Auto Group.
  • Advised Raiffeisenbank a.s. on the acquisition financing provided to a German private equity investor, Ookam Software GmbH, for the acquisition of a Czech IT company.
  • Advised Enery on a bond financing matter for the acquisition of Energy 21 a.s. and the refinancing of existing indebtedness.

Wolf Theiss

Demonstrating impressive growth in recent years, the banking, finance and capital markets practice at Wolf Theiss is regularly engaged by banks, investment firms, and non-banking financial services entities. The firm’s workload includes refinancing matters, corporate financing, acquisitions, real estate and project finance. The group is also well versed in assisting clients with the establishment of trade receivable programmes. Additionally, the team handles financial regulatory mandates and advises on various compliance matters. Robert David spearheads the department and is recognised for his capabilities in project finance, as well as general lending cases. Filip Michalec and Tomáš Kren are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Robert David

Other key lawyers:

Filip Michalec; Tomáš Kren


‘Proactive and available.’

‘High level of professionalism.’

Key clients



Berlin Hyp

Raiffeisen Bank International

Deutsche Bank

Barclays Bank

Goldman Sachs

UniCredit Bank

Erste Group Bank

Česká spořitelna


Patria Finance



Work highlights

  • Advised Packeta Group, a global digital e-commerce platform, on a successful CZK1bn debut club financing provided by a club of major Czech banks headed by Česká spořitelna.
  • Advising Česká spořitelna on bond issues on both domestic and international markets.
  • Advising Geosan Development, a Czech developer with its own residential portfolio, and its subsidiary Rezidence Radimova, on the development of its residential project in Prague.

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners’ banking and finance practice benefits from a pipeline of cross-border acquisition work across Europe. The firm has extensive experience in distressed and insolvency financing work, and in advising debtors and creditors on various banking and finance projects. The team is also recognised for its know-how in acquisition financing, export financing, and real estate finance. Martin Kartner spearheads the group and is primarily involved in compliance work.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kartner

Other key lawyers:

Barbora Kábrtová; Lukáš Srbecký; Aneta Průšová


‘The firm’s practitioners work at a high professional level. Their team includes real experts and adheres to agreed deadlines, always performing with added value.’

‘Their lawyers are excellent and responsive.’

Key clients

The National Development Bank of the Czech Republic

BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA

Swissquote Bank SA

FCC Česká republika, s.r.o.

JIP východočeská a.s.

Czech Airlines

Tapline UG

CYRRUS, a.s.




StoneX Group (Gain Capital)

Interactive Brokers

SAFINA, a.s.

Ritknechtka a.s.

Visual Riders s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised the National Development Bank of the Czech Republic on financing development projects for the VODA Želivka a.s. group of companies, with a CZK600m credit line to support long-term investments in the water management infrastructure.
  • Advised Czech Airlines on the restructuring of its CZK10bn debt.
  • Advised SAFINA, a major manufacturer of products from precious and non-ferrous metals, on the granting of a licence for the execution of authorised transactions within the US to the client’s subsidiary.

DELTA legal

DELTA legal’s banking and finance practice counts investment funds, banks, and major Czech companies from various industries amongst its key clients. As well as demonstrable expertise in real estate financing, the firm also has strengths in various financial transactions, including insolvency restructurings. The team is frequently involved in cross-border cases and receives instruction from a host of international clients. Libor Vacek leads the team and handles consumer loans and mezzanine funds lending, in addition to insurance and investment funds work. Pavel Fára is another key member of the group and focuses on real estate financings and regulatory concerns.

Practice head(s):

Libor Vacek

Other key lawyers:

Pavel Fára; Michal Zahradník


‘Very detailed knowledge of the local legal framework in combination with the skills and culture of international law firms.’

‘The ability to support the client with a combination of a high-class legal service together with tax and accounting support.’

‘DELTA legal is a highly professional and commercially-oriented law firm that offers great value for money. Their products and services are of the highest quality, and they always go above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction. Their team of experts is knowledgeable, friendly, and always willing to help. If you’re looking for a company that is both professional and affordable, DELTA legal is the perfect choice.’

Key clients

Komerční banka, a.s.

INVESTIKA, investiční společnost, a.s.

Société Générale S.A.

NTT Europe

SFA Packaging B.V.

Archdiocese of Prague

KKCG Group


Silverline Capital

CASIN Establishment

Work highlights

  • Representing Komerční banka, a.s. in numerous debt work-outs, including enforcing its creditor’s rights before Czech courts and handling other disputes, such as credit fraud cases.
  • Advised INVESTIKA Investiční společnost on numerous transactions, including the financing of cross-border acquisitions of properties.
  • Advised KKCG a.s. on a convertible loan.

DLA Piper

The banking, finance and capital markets practice at DLA Piper is recognised for its capabilities in transactional and regulatory financial matters, in addition to restructuring mandates. Frequently engaged by financial institutions, international corporate clients, and banks, the firm has demonstrable experience in cross-border deals. The group regularly assists lenders and borrowers alike with acquisitions and real estate finance matters. Miroslav Dubovský heads the department and regularly handles securities and finance transactions. At senior associate level, Marcel Janíček is a key member of the team. The practice was strengthened by the arrival of counsel Leo Javorek from Kinstellar in June 2023; he brings significant expertise in debt restructuring and insolvency issues to the group.

Practice head(s):

Miroslav Dubovský

Other key lawyers:

Marcel Janíček; Leo Javorek

Key clients

UniCredit Leasing CZ, a.s.

Aareal Bank AG

Cube Infrastructure Managers

UniCredit Bank Austria AG


Work highlights

  • Advised Cube Infrastructure Managers on an acquisition financing matter involving the purchase of MVV Energi CZ.
  • Advised UniCredit Leasing CZ, a.s. on the acquisition financing of Mega-Sun Invest.


DUNOVSKÁ & PARTNERS’ banking and finance practice demonstrates skill in restructuring and financing matters, including risk credits, security instruments, and the restructuring of credit relationships. In addition to handling various bankruptcy and insolvency cases, the firm also advises on debt collection concerns and operational, investment, and project finance issues. Led by David Urbanec, who has considerable experience in complex financial regulatory issues, the team also represents clients in related contentious proceedings. The group’s clientele is broad-ranging and consists of leading banks across the CEE region, notable investment companies, and major retailers. Managing partner Barbora Dunovská is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

David Urbanec

Other key lawyers:

Barbora Dunovská; Aleš Hradil


‘Well-experienced team with stong relationships with clients. Their team is able to compete with the top firms in the Czech market. Excellent value for money.’

‘Excellent comunication and understanding of clients’ needs.’

‘They provide a very dedicated and in-depth service, knowing clients’ needs and situations based on their long-term experience in the banking sector.’

‘David Urbanec and Barbora Dunovská know the banking industry well and understand not only the legal aspects but also the business aspects of the banking sector.’

‘The team’s level of service is of a high standard with a deep knowledge of the legal background of the case and extensive experience. The team provides an assurance of stable quality and profesionalism. Advice is to the point, accurate and practice oriented. Pricing is appropriate.’

‘David Urbanec and Barbora Dunovská are both very innovative, flexible and business-oriented lawyers with strong negotiating skills, whom we recommend strongly.’

‘Solution-oriented and a strong ability to understand the client’s business model and tailor legal solutions to it.’

‘They are very focused and the quality of their service is in many cases above the level of service provided by leading international law firms.’

Key clients

Československá obchodní banka, a.s.

HSBC Continental Europe

Česká spořitelna, a.s. of ERSTE Group

ČSOB Factoring, a.s.

Euler Hermes SA, organisational unit

Raiffeisenbank a.s.

Odyssey 44, a.s.

Max Banka a.s.

Komerční banka, a.s.

NEBANKA s.r.o.

SCH-PORT, a.s.


Work highlights

  • Assisting HSBC UK Bank Ltd with the agreement of multicurrency term and revolving loans from the perspective of Czech law.
  • Assisted Odyssey 44 with the negotiation and closing of the sale of a 50% share in a major domestic non-life insurance company.
  • Assisted the SPORTISMO Group with the negotiation of new loan and security documentation worth CZK3bn.

Noerr s.r.o.

Noerr s.r.o.’s growing practice continues to expand its range, with much of its workload consisting of high-profile insolvency, corporate financing, leasing, and financial regulatory matters. Displaying multi-jurisdictional capabilities through its frequent involvement with international banks and corporations, the firm also handles licensing structures and securities issuances. The department is jointly led by Luděk Chvosta, an insolvency proceedings expert who is qualified in four jurisdictions, and senior associate Filip Murár, who demonstrates notable skill in crypto-asset regulation and venture debt financing.

Practice head(s):

Luděk Chvosta; Filip Murár



‘Hands-on approach and quick to solve any issue, especially in a cross-border setting.’

‘The entire team has a 100%-commitment to the client and towards getting deals done in a reasonable time. Individuals work together and go the extra mile.’

‘We mainly worked with Filip Murár, who was a great contact and provided us with very useful and practical guidance.’

‘Filip Murár has a very profound legal knowledge in the field of asset management in the Czech Republic. His responses and legal guidance are very prompt and comprehensive.’

Key clients

Conscio Group (including QUINTA-ANALYTICA, s.r..o.)

Ookam Software GmbH (member of Chapters Group AG)


Work highlights

  • Advised Conscio Group on securing a €25m loan facility from Erste Group Bank AG.
  • Advised Ookam Software GmbH on securing a CZK60m and €3.674m loan facility from Raiffeisenbank a.s.
  • Advised BIT & BLOCK VENTURE s.r.o., a Czech fintech start-up, on regulatory matters relating to blockchain-stored tokens representing the fractional ownership of real estate properties.


The banking and finance practice at ROWAN LEGAL handles a range of issues, including insolvency proceedings, regulatory issues, loan documentation, and the issuance of bonds. The firm counts financial corporations, debtors, leading Czech banks, and insurance companies amongst its key clients. Josef Donát, who is often sought out to lead on innovative projects involving infrastructure and tech, leads the practice alongside Martin Šubrt, who regularly advises credit institutions and investment funds.

Practice head(s):

Josef Donát; Martin Šubrt

Other key lawyers:

David Oršulik


‘They really know what to do. The team is well respected and so are the individuals.’

‘High level of expertise in the area of innovative financial services, eg payment services, open banking, internet banking, digitalisation and electronic identity. Ability to effectively support legislative changes facilitating innovative financial services. ’

‘Josef Donát possesses a high level of expertise in the area of IT and adopts practical approaches to problem solving.’

‘Excellent market knowledge, ability to help the client, communication skills.’

Key clients

City of Prague

Česká spořitelna, a.s. (ERSTE Group)

Československá obchodní banka, a.s. (KBC Group)

Komerční banka, a.s. (Société Générale)

Raiffeisenbank a.s. (Raiffeisen Group)

Credit Agricole Leasing & Factoring S.A.

Kooperativa pojišťovna, a.s., Vienna Insurance Group

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. (UniCredit Group)

Česká bankovní asociace (the Czech Banking Association)

Národní rozvojová banka, a.s. (the National Development Bank of the Czech Republic)

Orient Fund II LLP

CBCB – Czech Banking Credit Bureau, a.s.

Bankovni identita, a.s.



FAS Finance Company s.r.o.

mBank S.A.

system boost a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advising Česká spořitelna, Československá obchodní banka, Komerční banka, and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on the National Development Fund PPP project.
  • Advised the City of Prague on the negotiation of LMA standard finance loan documentation between the client and EIB for the CZK26bn financing of the construction of a new underground line in Prague.
  • Assisting Central Europe Industry Partners with regulatory issues and investment activities, including M&A financing.

Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Headed by Karel Muzikář, Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář‘s banking and capital markets practice handles an array of financial projects, including debt securities, structured finance, mezzanine and syndicated loans, and staple financing. On the capital markets front, the firm advises on complex transactions on both the local and European debt and equity capital markets, assisting with IPO deals, rights issues, and the issuance of shares. The team counts Czech and international banks amongst its key clients, as well as major corporations, public authorities, and government entities. Karel Dřevínek is another notable member of the department.

Practice head(s):

Karel Muzikář

Other key lawyers:

Karel Dřevínek


‘We consider Skils to be the premium provider of legal services in the Czech market. This includes very attentive client service, sound judgement, long and deep experience in the concerned industries, as well as very high qualification, expertise and experience of the individual partners and associates.’

‘I would like to mention Karel Muzikář and Karel Dřevínek – they are viewed by us as practitioners who ensure the overall quality and act as the closest advisors on the most important and sensitive matters. It also needs to be mentioned that we very much value the personal insight and direct involvement of these partners of Skils in our matters which is truly extraordinary and highly exceeds the standard approach of other firms.’

Key clients

Ceska Sporitelna (Czech Savings Bank)

Erste Group Bank AG

MONETA Money Bank


Bain Capital

Blue Torch Capital LP

CEZ Group

SAB Financial Group

Trinity Bank

Plzensky Prazdroj / Pilsner Urquell Investments BV

Telefónica S.A.

General Atlantic

Orlen Unipetrol

Work highlights

  • Advising Ceska Sporitelna on its acquisition of the CZK9bn consumer loan activity of Hello Bank! from BNP Paribas.
  • Advised Blue Torch Capital LP on its $107m credit facility provided to Dura Automotive Systems and Shiloh Automotive.
  • Advised Kiwi.com on its issuance of €100m convertible bonds to an eminent global institutional investor.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Known particularly for its strong capabilities in international financial compliance and regulatory work, the financial services practice at Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář benefits from its strong relationships with mainstream banks and receives a steady pipeline of complex instructions. The firm is regularly engaged by financial institutions, investors, and regulatory authorities to provide advice on a range of domestic and cross-border matters. Recently, the team has seen considerable activity in the fintech space, often working with alternative lenders and new banks on blockchain-related projects. Danica Šebestová heads the department and is noted for her capabilities in international banking financings, in addition to cryptocurrency transactions.

Practice head(s):

Danica Šebestová


‘Great people, knowledgeable, accessible, and a practical approach to legal discussions and documentation.’

Key clients



BHM Group

Czech Banking Association

Czech Export Bank

Československá obchodní banka

Deutsche Bank

Galerie Šantovka

Galerie Teplice

Hanon Systems

James Cropper


Moravia IT


Šantovka Holding

Timken Company

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia

Work highlights

  • Advised Inven Capital, a major Czech venture capital fund, on a convertible loan provided to Hometree.
  • Advised UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia on the insolvency of České aerolinie.

act Randa Havel Legal

The banking and finance practice at act Randa Havel Legal advises on the preparation and negotiation of various documents, including security agreements, inter-creditor agreements, loans, and hedging arrangements. The firm counts private equity funds, domestic and global banks, and large corporations amongst its key clients. Additionally, the group is noted for its capabilities in advising on NPL sales transactions. Alois Šatava heads the team and has demonstrable experience in the energy, aviation, environment and waste management industries.

Practice head(s):

Alois Šatava

Other key lawyers:

Matyáš Kužela; Jan Havel

Key clients

JUFA Investment Group

Doosan Škoda Power s.r.o.

Pražské služby, a.s.

G-Team a.s.

Crofungo, s.r.o.

Synthomer a.s.

JCHS Invest

RN Solutions a.s.

Trans Factoring s.r.o.

Exportní garanční a pojišťovací společnost

CVI Dom Maklerski

AVANT Investiční společnost

Work highlights

  • Representing Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation, as the insurer, in a non-payment case.
  • Advised Trans Factoring s.r.o. on a revolving facility.
  • Advised Pražské služby a.s. on the financing of the GOLEM Project in Prague.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář’s banking and finance practice provides advice on the traditional elements of financing and refinancing, as well as demonstrating strengths in fintech, regulatory, and payment matters. The firm counts banks, investment companies, tech corporations, and start-ups amongst its key clients. Bond issuances and alternative forms of funding also fall within the team's remit. Ivan Sagál leads the group and handles acquisitions, project finance, and insurance work.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Ľubomír Brečka; Barbora Růžičková

Key clients

European Commission

KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Assisted the European Commission with the launch of European Blockchain Sandbox.
  • Assisting KB SmartSolutions with two investment capital increase projects.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.’s banking and finance team advises on an array of issues, including financing structures, project financings, and regulatory concerns. Engaged by local and international securities banks and other financial institutions, the firm regularly handles transactions and amendments of loans and leasing contracts. Additionally, the team has demonstrable experience assisting clients with the preparation of various legal documents, as well as representing clients in relevant proceedingss. David Vosol and managing partner Arthur Braun jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

David Vosol; Arthur Braun

Other key lawyers:

Pavel Vintr

Key clients

Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG

Sun Contracting

Eco Finance

CREDITAS Investment Group/UCED

Sky Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG on its €47m facility granted to certain entities in the Vienna House Capital Group.
  • Advising Sun Contracting on the issuing of bonds to be sold in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advising UCED on its investment into the Prostějov power plant.

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelár

The banking and finance team at Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is regularly engaged by domestic banks, financial institutions, and insurance companies to act on a wide range of matters within the field of financial regulation; much of the firm’s workload includes handling regulatory licensing matters, advising on digitalisation matters, and covering the distribution of financial products. Led by Jan Procházka, the group frequently liaises with the firm’s tax experts, and demonstrates skill in advising on insurance law transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jan Procházka

Other key lawyers:

Tereza Davidová; Roman Fabiánek


‘Deloitte Legal are able to handle extensive legal issues in a very constrained time. The team’s capacity is substantial.’

‘All individuals in the team make you feel like you are the most important client.’

Key clients

Advanto Group s.r..o.

Air Bank a.s.

Caterpillar Financial Services ČR, s.r.o.

CTP Invest, spol s.r.o.

LASTR s.r.o.

NN Management Services, s.r.o.

Partners Financial Services, a.s.

Pharmservice s.r.o.

Portal Horse, SE

ZNPay a.s.

Work highlights

  • Advising Partners Financial Services a.s. and Partners Branka a.s. on prudential consolidation, capital requirements, and general banking activities.
  • Advising Caterpillar Financial Services ČR, s.r.o. on financings and AML regulation.

Eversheds Sutherland Dvorák Hager, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

The banking and finance team at Eversheds Sutherland Dvorák Hager, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. regularly assists a range of banks and financial institutions with licensing matters, club and syndicated financing, and project financing. Acquisition financing mandates are another core area of strength. Additionally, the practice counts capital markets activity within its scope of work. Petra Konečná leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Petra Konečná

Other key lawyers:

Stanislav Dvořák

Key clients


Komerční banka

Ulster Bank Ireland

Banka Creditas

Various Investment Funds


H2 Equity Partners


FINREG PARTNERS’ offering specialises in matters pertaining to the fintech, investment funds and capital markets arenas. The group is jointly led by Ondřej Mikula and Jan Šovar, who are experienced in public bonds and regulatory proceedings, respectively. Notably, the team showcases its know-how of financial regulation matters through its frequent coordination with the Czech National Bank in handling licensing procedures.

Practice head(s):

Ondřej Mikula; Jan Šovar


‘The team is client-oriented, flexible and responsive. My impression was that FINREG has a true expertise in their niche (ie, financial regulatory matters) and is able to handle complex transactions in the highly regulated financial sector.’

‘Ondřej Mikula proved to be very responsive, able to explain complex matters and very good in navigating his client through the process with regulatory authorities.’

‘In-depth knowledge of financial regulation and experience with regulators. FINREG’s narrow specialisation allows the firm to provide practical advice within a short time.’

‘Jan Šovar is a practitioner with tremendous expertise allowing him to give instant legal advice concerning financial law. His advice can be immediately applied in your practice.’

‘The law firm has extensive expertise in the field of financial regulation. Drawing from our own firsthand experience, they excel in handling licensing procedures with the Czech National Bank.’

‘Jan Šovar is one of the most esteemed authorities in the field of financial market regulation and consistently delivers excellent service in this area.’

‘Ondřej Mikula demonstrates exceptional proficiency in handling complex matters related to capital markets. He is highly responsive and flexible.’

‘Jan Šovar has built a very professional team with a remarkable amount of experience and know-how in the regulatory and compliance area.’

Key clients



J&T Banka

Mizuho Bank

Twisto Payments

Advanto Group





AKRO investiční společnost


Winning Group

Aarnio Art

Work highlights

  • Represented Fondee in successful licensing proceedings to obtain a license as an investment firm.
  • Advised ČSNF SICAV a.s. on the establishment of a bond issuance programme enabling the issuance of bonds with a total volume of up to CZK1bn.
  • Advised Aarnio Art on the venture capital financing of fintech company Roier.

Giese & Partner, s.r.o.

Giese & Partner, s.r.o.’s banking and finance practice counts many of Central Europe’s major banks amongst its key clients, in addition to corporations from the real estate, energy, and financial services industries. The firm regularly advises on cross-border financing, fund creation, and syndication transactions, as well as offering know-how on regulatory concerns. The team is jointly led by Jitka Sytařová, who focuses on financing and commercial law, and Martin Holler, who is also qualified in Germany.

Practice head(s):

Jitka Sytařová; Martin Holler


‘Good expertise in Czech law and excellent German language skills.’

‘The team is very responsive and highly skilled. They are our premier partner for legal support in the Czech Republic.’

Key clients

Bayerische Landesbank


Deutsche Pfandbriefbank

UniCredit Bank Austria

Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia

Česká Spořitelna

Work highlights

  • Advised German banks Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Helaba on Crestyl’s €193m refinancing of Prague’s Dock in Office Park.
  • Advised German banks Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Helaba on the €108m refinancing of Futurama Business Park in Prague.
  • Advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank on the €108m refinancing of Letňany Shopping Centre in Prague.


The banking and finance practice at PETERKA & PARTNERS is frequently engaged by local and international companies to advise on various matters including export financing, regulatory concerns, credit facilities, syndicated loans, and refinancings. Often involved in cross-border deals, the team also demonstrates capabilities in debt issuance programmes and bank guarantees. Senior associate Petr Říha leads the group and focuses primarily on loan transactions and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Petr Říha

Key clients

Saxo Bank A/S

Web Shield Legal Library, spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością sp.k.

Work highlights

  • Advising a major Czech bank on the refinancing of the existing financial indebtedness of the bank’s clients.
  • Advising a major Czech bank on the cancellation of cross-collateral securing loans of up to CZK450m and €25m.
  • Advising Web Shield Legal Library on cryptocurrency issues, covering various aspects including initial coin offering, cryptocurrency exchange, and payment transactions with cryptocurrency.

Taylor Wessing Czech Republic

With a specific focus on real estate and project finance, Taylor Wessing Czech Republic’s banking and finance practice counts local and foreign investors, banks, and financial institutions amongst its key clients. The firm also has demonstrable experience in corporate acquisition and syndicated financing, as well as banking regulation and payment services issues. Jakub Adam leads the team and offers know-how on structured finance and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Adam

Other key lawyers:

Martin Šerák

Key clients

Alfa Group International

Work highlights

  • Advised Alfa Group International on various finance matters in connection with financing provided by PPF banka a.s.

Weinhold Legal

The banking and finance offering at Weinhold Legal is overseen by name partner Daniel Weinhold, who is dual-qualified in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The practice regularly assists financial institutions and borrowers with project finance, asset finance, consumer credits, acquisition finance, and real estate finance matters. Additionally, the team handles regulatory and contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Weinhold


‘The team is very approachable and responsive and provides a great service and value for money.’

‘We like working with the team and are also recommending them to colleagues for finance work in the Czech Republic.’

‘Daniel Weinhold and his team are our go to advisors.’

Key clients

Wallex Asset Management