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Wolf Theiss

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Frequently acts on cross-border matters, representing both foreign and domestic clients. Assists with mandates relating to refinancing and mortgage agreements. Advises on project finance and acquisition finance matters, and also has experience in banking regulatory issues. Additionally deals with amendments to credit facility agreements and loan portfolio acquisitions.

Strengths

Clients endorse the team for "producing very accurate work and being very service-minded."

Another client highlights the personal service provided by the team: "Clients receive tailor-made and thorough advice, which always takes individual and specific needs into account."

Work highlights

Assisted the Export-Import Bank of China with a loan agreement to finance the construction of the Hungarian section of the Budapest‒Belgrade Rail Link.

Notable practitioners

Melinda Pelikán assists with the restructuring of existing loan facilities and non-performing loan portfolio transactions. She also acts on development finance mandates. Pelikán is "highly experienced and exceptionally responsive," according to a client, who also notes that "she focuses on our needs and offers feasible solutions that are aligned with our business interests."

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Overview

The past few years have been some of the most challenging in the history of global financial markets. Fresh thinking is required as the markets adjust to changing economic, political and regulatory conditions.

Our Reputation

Our banking and finance team draws on deep banking product expertise and works with our regulatory, litigation, restructuring and other specialist teams to develop innovative solutions for our clients, often incorporating complex financing techniques that lead the industry.

Specialization

We continue to be requested for assistance in the area of refinancing, financial restructuring and sale of non-performing loans. The team provides a high standard of advice with in-depth industry knowledge and the notable ability to speak the language of the bankers. We have seen a huge increase in non-traditional and cross-practice work that requires collaboration not only among the different practice areas but also among the different offices. Thus the banking team offers a full-coverage approach by working together with other practice groups; representing the 'finance leg' of mandates.

Clientele

We advise the biggest Hungarian and international banks, insurance companies, funds and other financial services institutions as well as borrowers and customers on issues from commercial lending, project financing and private equity to regulatory work, takeovers, credit-linked notes and securitization.

Members

Faludi, Zoltán

Pelikán, Melinda

Clients

Erste Group Bank

OTP Bank

The Export-Import Bank of China

UniCredit Bank

Industries

Banks

Financial Institutions

Private Equity

Banking & Finance Department

Wolf Theiss

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Department location

Kalvin ter 12-13

Kalvin Center

4th Floor

Budapest

Budapest, Capital City

Hungary

H 1085

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Hungary

Banking & Finance


Melinda Pelikán
Band 3