Klára Kolomazníková, an associate of the Prague office and a member of the Banking and Finance practice group. Klára joined White & Case in 2017.
During her studies, Klára gained international academic experience through one-semester study programs at The University of Melbourne (2019) and Wuhan University (2017). Klára also attended summer law schools abroad on international banking law and finance (2017) and competition law (2016).
In the area of loan financing, Klára has assisted both local and international clients, financial institutions and corporate groups in particular. In her practice, she focuses on, among other things, real estate acquisition financing and project financing.
In addition, Klára has contributed to data collection and analysis for the World Bank's report "Women, Business and the Law 2021" and has been involved in completing a questionnaire concerning the business environment in the Czech Republic (with a focus on insolvency and restructuring) as part of the World Bank's "Doing Business 2020" project.
Prague, Czech Republic
Melbourne Law School, Australia
School of Law, China
Československá obchodní banka, a.s. - provision of a loan
Klára advised Československá obchodní banka, a.s. in connection with the provision of a loan to the following entities: VGP Park Usti nad Labem a.s., VGP Park Jenec a.s., VGP Park Olomouc 1 nástupnická a.s., VGP Park Olomouc 4 a.s., VGP Park Chomutov a.s. and VGP Park Olomouc 3 a.s. for the purposes of, inter alia, refinancing the existing indebtedness of the borrowers.
One of the largest real estate financings in the CEE region
Klára assisted Erste Group Bank AG, Česká spořitelna, a.s., UniCredit S.p.A., UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., Société Générale S.A. and Komerční banka, a.s. as mandated lead arrangers in connection with syndicated financing provided to CTP Group, one of the largest industrial developers in the CEE region, for the purposes of refinancing the existing financial indebtedness of certain property companies within CTP Group that operate logistic parks in the Czech Republic. At an amount of EUR 1.9 billion, this is one of the largest real estate financings in the CEE region.
Restructuring of Smartwings
Klára advised UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., Komerční banka, a.s., Československá obchodní banka, a. s. and Česká spořitelna, a.s. on the restructuring process of Smartwings a.s., one of the largest airlines in Central & Eastern Europe. The group of banks provided Smartwings with a loan under the Czech government's Covid Plus programme, which was introduced to mitigate the adverse effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Helaba – Acquisition financing of Churchill office complex in Prague
Klára assisted German bank Helaba in connection with the acquisition financing for the Churchill office complex in Prague, a deal which closed at EUR 105 million, making this the transaction of the year in the market for office properties.
In addition, Klára has been involved in drafting a questionnaire concerning the business environment in the Czech Republic related to insolvency as part of the World Bank's "Doing Business 2020" project.