Department head David Plch is highly active on cross-border mandates and is lauded for being "an extremely client-oriented, thoughtful and technically strong practitioner." He led the team advising UniCredit Bank Austria and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic on the project financing of the refurbishment, upgrading and operation of the main railway station in Prague.
Head of M&A and capital markets for CEE, Michal Dlouhý is qualified at the New York and Czech Bars, and is equally renowned for his work in banking and finance and capital markets. An impressed interviewee said: "He is one of the top lawyers in Prague."
Květoslav Krejčí is "a knowledgeable, goal-oriented adviser with exceptional negotiation skills," say sources. He is significantly experienced in Czech and English law-governed debt and equity capital markets deals, and leads the firm's CEE capital markets practice. He is also fluent in English, German, Japanese, and Russian.
Market observers highlight Eva Svobodová's "dedication and attention to detail." She is admitted to practice at both the New York and Czech Bars.
CEE/CIS banking and finance head Jonathan Weinberg enjoys a strong reputation for his asset finance expertise. Sources praise his "commercial acumen, availability and excellent managerial skills."
A newcomer to the rankings, Jakub Dostál is "a very well-prepared lawyer who understood our business needs," a client said.
Ivo Bárta leads the CEE energy and utilities practice group at the firm, and is particularly noted for his Slovak expertise. His banking advice prowess extends to export and acquistion finance loans and real estate financings. His client following includes Eximbanka Slovakia, WestLB and Citibank.