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Kocián Šolc Balaštík

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3Czech RepublicEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected in the Czech market, Kocián Šolc Balaštík is well placed to advise on a range of financial and capital markets mandates. The firm acts on both transactions and regulatory issues, with a work portfolio comprising corporate lending, project and syndicated financings, in addition to capital refinancings. The team is well prepared to advise on financings in the aviation sector, the implementation of new financial directives, contentious regulatory matters and bond transactions. Its varied client base consists of lenders, borrowers, issuers and arrangers, based both domestically and abroad.

Strengths

Clients praise the team's "very good local experience," as well as its "good communication and on-point advice."

Others say: "The lawyers are quick, responsive and experienced in the issues of the area."

Work highlights

Acted for O2 on a EUR350 million financing facility arranged by a pool of major domestic banks.

Notable practitioners

Martin Krejci frequently assists with the negotiation of facility agreements, financing deals and restructurings, acting for an impressive portfolio of clients ranging from financial institutions to telecoms providers and real estate investors. He draws praise for his commitment and client orientation.

Vlastimil Pihera is actively involved in bond issuance mandates, as well as regulatory matters, crowdfunding and restructuring. "He has very good knowledge of bond issuances and benefits from good connections with the authorities too," explains one source.

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Overview

KŠB provides comprehensive legal services to clients from the financial sector, including transaction, regulatory as well as litigation work. We represent banks, insurance companies and other providers of financial services on one side and respective debtors and recipients of financial services on the other. KŠB’s transaction work includes advising on project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, operational finance, export finance, in each case in bilateral, syndicated or mezzanine structures, aircraft finance, retail and consumer finance, insurance, cash-pooling arrangements, leasing and factoring.
KŠB is highly rated for its regulatory expertise, including licensing, implementation of new local law regulations as well as EU law, capital requirement issues (CRR/CRD IV regulation), personal data protection (GDPR) and anti-money laundering (AML) issues. We are also covering new ground in the area of FinTech. KŠB’s litigation team is appreciated for effectively handling cases in banking and finance disputes in the court as well as arbitration proceedings (including international arbitrations).

Clients

ARETE Group

Česká spořitelna (Erste group)

CSOB (KBC group)

ČSOB (KBC Group)

Czech National Bank

Generali

ING Bank

J&T Banka

Mattoni 1873

mBank

National Development Bank of the Czech Republic

O2 Czech Republic

Raiffeisenbank

Solitea Group

Unicreditbank

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Banks

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Insurace

Media

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Telecommunications

Banking & Finance

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

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Location

Jungmannova 24

Prague 1

Prague

Czech Republic

11000

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Czech Republic

Banking & Finance


Martin Krejci
Band 4

Capital Markets


Vlastimil Pihera
Band 3