Banking / Securities / Finance

The sophisticated legal advice and highly professional approach of our lawyers makes the legal services in banking, securities, financial and capital markets one of the most important specialisations of RELEVANS Law Firm. Besides renowned transaction lawyers, banking and finance is addressed by a narrowly specialised group of lawyers who have gained their experience in banks and financial groups as well as by studying banking and financial law. They use their expertise and experience in legal advice for banks, financial institutions, companies regulated on the financial markets, and also for other entities in the financing of various projects and transactions.


The basic division of legal services provided in Banking/Finance/Securities and capital markets is as follows:

Advice on transaction finance

  • Project financing, acquisition financing, syndicated loans, factoring and forfaiting transactions, the financing of PPP projects and more

Advice on the regulation of banking and finance

  • Issues concerning the business and operation of banks, licences, providers of payment services, securities dealers and insurance companies

Securities

  • IPOs, issuing bonds on domestic and foreign markets, listing securities for trading on regulated markets, takeover bids, mandatory purchase and redemption of shares and more

Selected reference transactions and legal advice:

Financing

  • Provision of comprehensive legal services for a debtor in relation to a syndicate refinancing of the EUROVEA project through a syndicate of banks led by Tatra banka in the amount of EUR 250 million
  • Provision of comprehensive legal services for a syndicate of banks led by Poštová banka in relation to the refinancing of loans to BENESTRA
  • Provision of comprehensive legal advice for a debtor in relation to the financing of construction of the Zuckermandel project by Československá obchodná banka and a syndicate of banks led by Poštová banka
  • Provision of comprehensive legal services for a debtor in relation to the refinancing of the TOWER 115 project by Všeobecná úverová banka and Československá obchodná banka

Securities

  • Provision of comprehensive legal advice for a sole subscriber in relation to the issue of bonds amounting to EUR 120.5 million
  • Provision of comprehensive legal advice for an arranger in relation to the issue of bonds amounting to EUR 135 million
  • Provision of comprehensive legal services for an issuer in the issue of bonds amounting to EUR 100 million
  • Provision of comprehensive legal services for a future buyer and collateral provider in relation to the purchase of bonds amounting to EUR 10 million

Regulatory issues and other

  • Provision of comprehensive legal advice for a collection company when obtaining a licence from the National Bank of Slovakia for the provision of consumer credit without limiting the scope of the provision
  • Provision of legal advice for a management company of a foreign alternative investment fund
  • Provision of comprehensive legal advice for a foreign bank in relation to clients seated or permanently residing in the Slovak Republic
  • Performance of legal audits of banks, including the assessment of credit and consumer credit, deposit and other bank transactions, and issues related to the supervision of the National Bank of Slovakia