Global Central & Eastern Europe Banking & Finance
1Allen & Overy LLPBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Allen & Overy is a regional leader in the CEE market, with prominent finance and capital markets teams in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The firm advises international lender syndicates on high-value transactions, including the refinancing of companies with operations across the CEE region or the award of project finance facilities governed by the laws of several different jurisdictions. 1Clifford Chance LLPBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Clifford Chance has a formidable offering in the CEE banking and capital markets sphere, housing leading teams in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania that act both on high-end domestic finance transactions and on matters that touch on multiple CEE jurisdictions. The standout law firm boasts strong relationships with a number of international investment banks, traditional lenders and funds that are active in the CEE region. The expert team frequently collaborates with colleagues in London and Amsterdam on CEE transactions spanning securities arrangements and real estate finance. 1CMSBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |CMS is an outstanding finance practice with proven capacity to lead multi-jurisdictional lending transactions from Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. This leading law firm acts on acquisition financing of real estate assets and target companies that have subsidiaries in multiple CEE jurisdictions. Its clients include international bank syndicates and private equity funds who additionally benefit from the law firm's particular expertise in banking matters relating to the SEE region. 1DentonsBanking & Finance2023 | Band 1 |Dentons has a significant presence throughout the CEE region, with offices in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania. The team is well reputed for its work in real estate finance, where the firm acts for major regional developers and their subsidiaries on obtaining high-stakes facilities across CEE. The law firm is similarly active on the lenders' side, assisting investment banks with acquisition finance and corporate lending transactions, as well as debt refinancing. Dentons also assists with cross-border energy and infrastructure project financing mandates.
2SchoenherrBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Schoenherr acts for European banks, international alternative lenders and corporate borrowers on corporate finance, regulatory matters and debt capital markets matters across the CEE region. The law firm has a strong track record on both sides of NPL portfolio transactions, often leveraging the market-leading reputations of key partners in Vienna and Bucharest to handle deals in various CEE jurisdictions. The solid team advises on the creditor side of major debt restructuring. Schoenherr also assists banking clients with e-commerce regulatory requirements across the CEE market. 2White & Case LLPBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |White & Case is an established firm in the region, acting for banks on project finance transactions spanning multiple CEE markets and also representing corporate borrowers in obtaining syndicated credit facilities across multiple jurisdictions. Restructurings and refinancings serve as further sources of instruction for the practice. The law firm receives praise for its excellent capital market capabilities in the Prague team, with experience in IPOs and the establishment of high-stakes EMTN programmes on international capital markets. 2Wolf TheissBanking & Finance2023 | Band 2 |Climbing the rankings this year, Wolf Theiss is a significant firm throughout CEE and SEE, with local expertise in jurisdictions including the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Romania. The law firm's highly regarded Vienna office coordinates renewable energy project finance for clients active across multiple CEE countries. The team also advises major Austrian entities on real estate finance mandates that are coordinated between teams in Vienna and local offices. In addition Wolf Theiss handles significant loan agreements between syndicates of CEE-based lenders. NPL matters of a cross-border scope also serve as a source of instruction for the firm.
3DLA Piper LLPBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3 |DLA Piper assists with domestic and international finance matters across the CEE region. Real estate finance forms a significant part of the law firm's caseload, where the practice acts for both banks and property developers. The firm is also active in the energy and automotive sectors. The team is well prepared to furnish clients with complex regulatory advice. 3Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Freshfields has a renowned banking and finance offering with a strong foothold in Vienna. The law firm leverages its superb reputation among financial sector clients based in the United States and Frankfurt to win roles on complex transactions, such as NPL acquisitions. The team maintains a varied caseload comprising acquisition and refinance transactions, in addition to debt restructuring. Freshfields acts for leading financial institutions and larger corporates based in the CEE region. 3LinklatersBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3 |Linklaters is a visible practice on CEE-wide mandates offering advice in the region. The law firm's office in Poland also handles lending transactions or banking M&A deals that touch on multiple CEE jurisdictions. The team is well placed to represent international banks, particularly in respect of bilateral financing packages. Linklaters also assists significant borrowers with revolving credit facilities in the green energy sector.
- KinstellarBanking & Finance2023 | Band 3