Mr Martin Krejci > Kocián Šolc Balaštík > Prague, Czech Republic > Lawyer Profile

Kocián Šolc Balaštík
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Czech Republic
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Work Department

Banking, Project finance including PPP




KSB partner and co-head of KSB’s Capital Markets and Banking & Finance practices, Martin Krejčí is experienced in domestic as well as cross-border transactions and has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000.

As regards recent transactions, Martin advised J&T Banka on numerous cross-border as well as domestic financings (including real estate financing, acquisition financing and distressed financing);  CSOB (member of KBC group) on acquisition and operational financings; Mattoni 1873 (the largest producer of mineral water in Central Europe) on financing for its acquisition of Pepsi’s operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, and on financing for its acquisition of Knjaz Miloš, the largest producer of mineral water and non-alcoholic beverages in Serbia and the surrounding region; O2 Czech Republic (the largest telecommunications operator in the Czech Republic) on several syndicated financings; ARETE Group (real estate investment group) on various financing of Czech and Slovak real estate projects; and Solitea (one of the largest market players in the Central European market of IT solutions) on syndicated financing.

In the area of Capital Markets, Martin recently advised J&T Banka during the issuance of perpetual bonds accountable as AT1 capital, Ontex Group in relation to the Czech aspects of issuing senior notes, and J&T IB and Capital Markets as the arranger of numerous bond issues. He also advised on establishing various investment structures, including those for Arete investment group and J&T group.

Martin has acted for many financial institutions, including the Czech National Bank, Česká spořitelna (Erste Group), CSOB (KBC Group), Gorenjska banka, Bank of Ireland, Banka Creditas, Barclays Bank, J&T banka, Raiffeisenbank, and Wüstenrot.




Czech Bar Association

Lawyer Rankings

Czech Republic > Banking, finance and capital markets

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Martin Krejčí – 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.