In an ever-evolving financial landscape, our team provides direct and practical legal guidance on a wide array of financial products, including syndicated lending, acquisition finance, asset finance, real estate finance, and corporate and project finance. We specialize in financial regulation, insolvency, and restructuring. With a strong track record and a thorough understanding of market trends, we anticipate challenges and deliver straightforward solutions.

Our team draws on its broad local and international expertise in banking and corporate transactions, working closely with colleagues in M&A, private equity, and projects to offer comprehensive advice that addresses every aspect of financing transactions. We take a collaborative approach and give tailored, actionable advice to ensure our clients are able to navigate complex financial environments.

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality advice and partner with global experts in specialized fields to add nuanced insights and advanced international expertise to our services. This collaboration enables us to handle sophisticated cross-border financings, develop innovative structures, and find practical solutions to unique challenges efficiently.

Acquisition Finance

We assist both lenders and borrowers with acquisition financings, focusing on structuring deals that align with their strategic goals and manage risks effectively.

Asset Finance

Our lawyers help businesses expand their operations through tailored leasing and other finance arrangements for commercial assets, enabling growth by smart asset management.

Real Estate Finance

Our combined finance and real estate expertise supports clients with managing significant property acquisition and development financings, so their financial strategies are aligned with their real estate objectives.

Project Finance

Recognised as a ‘go-to’ firm in the energy and infrastructure sectors, we guide clients through complex PPP projects and advise on multi-tiered debt financings in energy and other large-scale projects.

Corporate Finance

We advise corporations on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, including corporate restructurings, cash-pooling, hedging, and other strategic financing arrangements that optimise financial resources and maximize shareholder value.

Special Situations Finance

We provide support to financial investors and lenders in special situations, including financing of distressed debtors, helping them to seize opportunities and manage risks smartly.

Finance Litigation

Our team excels in handling complex disputes with regulators, debtors, creditors, and navigates both court and out-of-court settlements. We provide strategic litigation advice that aligns with the specific business goals of financial institutions taking into consideration regulatory, reputational, and financial risks. 

Regulatory Capital

We guide financial institutions through the complexities of regulatory capital requirements, providing clear guidance on licensing, marketing, and disclosure rules, for frameworks such as the Prospectus Directive, MiFID II, Market Abuse Regulation, and Solvency II.

Securities Issuance

We deliver transactional and regulatory advice on debt and equity securities transactions, including offerings and listings, ensuring compliance with market and regulatory demands.

Service Highlights

Debt Finance

Erste Group Bank AG, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Apollo (various funds), J.P. Morgan SE and others in connection with the EUR 160 mil. interim bridge financing and overall debt restructuring of the Schur Flexibles Group resulting in reduction of outstanding debt by EUR 400 mil.

Emergency Oil Stocks Agency on EUR 520 mil. syndicated bridge to bond financing related to the establishment of a new emergency oil stocks system in Slovakia

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, mBank, Santander Bank Polska and others in connection with the PLN 886 mil. refinancing of CCC S.A., a Polish retail footwear company

Citibank, UniCredit and Raiffeisen Bank in connection with EUR 172 mil. syndicated financing for the acquisition of a top-tier European producer and retailer in its sector by a global private equity fund, and refinancing of the target’s existing bank debt

American Bank of Commerce on financing of acquisition by TEMPO COMMUNICATIONS, INC. of assets, including those located in Slovakia, from Emerson Electric Co.

Czech bank on EUR 80 mil. financing of a Slovak real estate mutual fund in relation to redemption of its units

NOVIS on obtaining EUR 100 mil. of insurance-linked securities financing arrangements to substitute and supplement standard reinsurance scheme for insurance products offered in multiple jurisdictions

Austrian Anadi Bank on providing a financing to a Slovak borrower holding and operating a mixed-use commercial complex in Bratislava

Amico Finance on new innovative outsourcing service in relation to insurance and potential regulatory risks in connection with the financial services regulation

FM Reality on the financing and development of a new residential area in western part of Bratislava

Austrian Anadi Bank AG on a loan provided to a Slovak agricultural company to provide liquidity and financing of down payments in the agricultural business

CEOP – Slávičie údolie on financing from UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia to acquire a multi-use commercial property building in Bratislava

Czech bank in connection with cross-border refinancing of debt related to the acquisition of apparel inventories

Investment company on financing its acquisition of Spearhead group, one of the largest operators in the agricultural sector in Slovakia

Capital Markets

NOVIS on issue of Subordinated Convertible SOLVENCY II TIER 2 Bonds listed on Vienna Stock Exchange and issue of EUR 20 mil. of corporate bonds

Banca IMI S.p.A., BNP Paribas, Unicredit Bank AG as the joint lead managers on the EUR 3 bil. pan-European public offering of fixed- and floating-rate bonds issued by Enel S.p.A.

Citigroup on Slovak regulatory aspects related to their structured securities offerings, including in relation to EU Prospectus Regulation, selling restrictions, and key information documents

Large domestic corporation in relation to regulatory issues regarding bond issuance

CEE energy group on Slovak legal aspects of offering document for Medium Term Note Programme

Awards and Rankings

Legal500 2024