Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

We handle some of the largest, most complex and demanding transactions within Slovak Republic for domestic and international clients. Our banking and finance practice is one of the principal practices of the firm and continues to be one of our signature strengths.

Our lawyers have excellent structuring, financing and deal management skills, as well as significant international experience and are experienced in handling and structuring virtually every type of secured and unsecured financing transaction.

The practice includes specialized financial areas such as:

  • credit facilities, including syndicated loans
  • real estate, acquisition, project, and structured finance
  • security instruments and guarantees
  • trade finance, including factoring and forfeiting
  • standard documentation for retail financial products
  • regulatory and operational aspects of activities of local and international banks, insurance companies, investment funds, pension funds and other financial services providers
  • investigations of loan and security portfolios
  • non-performing assets, including enforcement and portfolio sales of non-performing loans
  • insolvency of financial services providers
  • collective investments and regulatory advice

Our close professional links with experts in international banking and finance (LMA and ISDA standards) give us ready access to the latest market standards, knowledge, expertise and resources that are required to provide our clients with comprehensive project legal or tax advice.

Capital Markets

Our firm represents both domestic and international issuers, traders in securities and derivatives, international banking and financial institutions. We advise on:

  • bonds and securities issuance
  • public offerings and private placements of securities
  • securities and derivatives strategies
  • over-the-counter transactions
  • debt instruments advice
  • REPO transactions

Recent transactions & assignments:

EUR 1,000,000,000 (min. amount) syndicated project financing provided by EBRD and other banks to finance the R1 Expressway Project (PPP Slovak project)

EUR 196,000,000 syndicated acquisition financing arranged by ING Bank N.V., HSBC Bank plc and Slovenská sporiteľňa, a.s. to finance acquisition of large railcars fleet by a major Swiss railcars operating company

EUR 185,000,000 syndicated leveraged recapitalization arranged by UniCredit Bank Austria AG and Dexia banka Slovensko a.s. to refinance the existing financial indebtedness of a major Slovak electricity and heat producer

EUR 165,000,000 bilateral revolving financing provided by Tatrabanka, a.s. to finance the working capital of a major Slovak electricity producer

EUR 160,000,000 bilateral corporate financing provided by BANK OF AMERICA to finance the working capital of a major Slovak electricity producer