Banking and Financial Law

PRK Partners is well-known for its extensive practice in financial services law. The renowned publication Chambers Europe 2014 describes PRK Partners as a firm “with the regional sphere of activity, highly recognized for its work in financial and regulatory matters”. In past years, PRK Partners has repeatedly won the ratings award, e.g.: “as a domestic company which is often perceived as one of the best Czech law firms providing legal services in finance” and “[PRK Partners] boasts the most extensive practice in finance from among Czech firms.” PRK Partners was named the winner five times in the “Law Firm of the Year” competition organized by Epravo.cz, in the category of Banking and Finance in the Czech Republic. PRK Partners is further recognized as a recommended law firm in the prestigious international publication Financial Law Review 1000, a guide to the world’s leading financial law firms. All practice teams from PRK Partners offices have this professional qualification.

Our attorneys are consistently working on some of the biggest financial deals in this part of the world. We advised on the largest IPO ever in the Czech Republic and regularly help clients structure or secure major loans in our region. We provide legal assistance on every existing and emerging business activity related to capital markets, banking, lending or borrowing, investments, contracts and regulatory matters. We are committed to adding value to your deals and transactions, and focused on settling issues to clear the obstacles to your prosperity. Our lawyers work closely with their clients to understand their needs and then work tirelessly to deliver results.

The International Financial Law Review recommends PRK Partners in capital markets, banking and finance and mergers & acquisitions and insolvency & restructuring.Chambers Global recognizes PRK Partners as one of the leading companies in banking and finance and corporate law (including mergers & acquisitions)Chambers Europe classifies PRK Partners as one of the leading law firms in banking and finance, corporate law (including mergers and acquisitions), dispute resolution, labour law, real estate, TMT and competition lawLegal 500 recommends PRK Partners across all jurisdictions in the areas of banking and finance, mergers & acquisitions, dispute resolution, employment law, energy law and competition lawThe list of Best Lawyers recognizes 7 experts PRK Partners and in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law and labour lawExpert Guides recommends PRK Partners’ specialists in capital markets, structured finance and reinsurance, banking and finance, competition law, corporate governance and real estate lawPLC Which Lawyer recommends PRK Partners in the areas of banking, capital markets, competition law, corporate law, dispute resolution, environmental law, intellectual property, labour law, outsourcing, real estate restructuring and insolvency, and TMT

Notable Experience


  • Gave Czech law assistance to GE on a EUR 88.5 million loan to finance the acquisition of Aerocan France by Barclays Private Equity France.
  • Assisted Komerční Banka and ABN AMRO (now the Royal Bank of Scotland) as mandated leading arrangers of the multicurrency, multipurpose syndicated credit line in the amount of CZK 2.4 billion to an international industrial holding company.
  • Acted as counsel for the Czech subsidiaries of a major Austrian bank in connection with a EUR 75 million syndicated loan financing and operational leasing deal with an operator of premium (five and four stars) hotels in the Czech Republic.
  • Acted as Czech Counsel to the power plant design and construction company AE&E and Linklaters in connection with a guarantee facility agreement
  • Advised a consortium of international banks on the Euro market financing of Transgas
  • Advised New World Resources N.V. ("NWR"), a leading producer of hard coal in Central Europe on its successful initial public offering in the UK, Czech Republic and Poland – The total value of the offering (excluding shares subject to the Over-Allotment Option) based on the offer price amounted to approximately EUR 1.4 Billion. This transaction was the largest European IPO in 2008, the largest IPO ever in the Czech Republic and the second largest mining IPO in London. It was also the first triple listing on the London, Prague and Warsaw stock exchanges
  • Represented Komerční Banka a.s. in arranging its CZK 150 billion debt issuance programme.
  • Advised New World Resources N.V. ("NWR"), a leading producer of hard coal in Central Europe on its successful initial public offering in the UK, Czech Republic and Poland – The total value of the offering (excluding shares subject to the Over-Allotment Option) based on the offer price amounted to approximately EUR 1.4 Billion. This transaction was the largest European IPO in 2008, the largest IPO ever in the Czech Republic and the second largest mining IPO in London. It was also the first triple listing on the London, Prague and Warsaw stock exchanges
  • Represented CALYON as arranger and lead manager in the CZK 10 Billion debt issuance programme of Česká pojišťovna a.s.
  • Advised Sullivan & Cromwell and a major French financial institution on the Czech legal aspects of acquiring a mutual fund business.
  • Legal advisory to AXA PPP in relation to the placement of selected products on markets in Central Europe, including the arrangement of registrations and establishing relations with insurance intermediaries.
  • Advised Česká pojišťovna, a.s. on the placement of technical reserves and structuring selected investments.
  • Complex regulatory advice to Chartis (formerly AIG) regarding the requirement for a wide range of insurance products in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including consumer protection issues and anti-money laundering
  • Comprehensive legal advice to the Wüstenrot group in transferring selected insurance products from a Slovak to a Czech subsidiary.

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