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CMS‘ experienced banking & finance team in the Czech Republic has a leading position in an increasingly sophisticated and fast changing finance market, providing innovative, commercial advice to the full range of market participants. Our ability to blend international legal advice with the in-depth local knowledge and language capability means that we can offer clients a service second to none.
From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best outcome, both in the Czech Republic and across Central and Eastern Europe.
CMS has unmatched geographical coverage in the region and more English and US qualified banking and finance partners on the ground than any other law firm. We are the first port for international, regional and local clients, whether they are planning a cross-border transaction with a multi-jurisdictional security package or loan portfolio or implementing a first-of-a-kind financing structure in their domestic market.
We act for financial institutions, equity houses, asset managers, mutual funds, accountants, privately owned companies, corporations and public entities, ensuring their products, services and business models reflect their commercial aims. That is why we organise our teams along the business lines of sectors as it gives us a deep insight into the commercial and legal issues our clients face.
A strong firm for banking and finance transactions in the CEE region, CMS is well placed to advise leading banks, borrowers and private equity sponsors. The team has a strong track record in cross-border acquisition and real estate finance, with further strength in refinancing and restructuring. The practice is a popular choice for deals governed by English law, with on-the-ground capabilities at its disposal domestically. The lawyers are also well prepared to assist with NPL portfolio acquisitions.
Sources highlight: "The team is very knowledgeable and professional."
Advised Vinci and Meridiam on the EUR474 million financing for the D4 motorway PPP project.
Paul Stallebrass demonstrates expertise in cross-border corporate finance mandates and financial restructuring. He regularly assists banks and financial institutions. One source praises his "excellent management of cross-border transactions."
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