Radek Kraus

Local Partner, Prague



Radek is a local partner of the Prague office, primarily specializing in acquisition and real estate finance and legal advice to banks. He provides ongoing advisory services to major financial institutions and companies in connection with international and domestic financial transactions. In his practice, he has mainly been engaged in the drafting and negotiation of contractual documentation.

Radek also has comprehensive experience in corporate law, insolvency proceedings and dispute resolution.

Bars and Courts
Czech Bar Association
Charles University Law School
Charles University Law School
Erasmus Program
Universität Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany


Radek represented Československá obchodní banka, a. s., VÚB Banka and Raiffeisenbank a.s. in connection with CZK 7 billion financing provided to Prague Airport/Letiště Praha, a.s. The objective of the financing was to strengthen the company’s financial stability in light of the major adverse impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the company’s operations and to finance its planned sustainable development.

Radek assisted Wood & Company in connection with its acquisition of the majority stake in a company, which owns Aupark Bratislava Shopping Centre, a well-known shopping destination in Bratislava. The services included advice with arranging and obtaining an acquisition loan of €229.5 million, one of the highest amounts in the Slovak real estate market, for refinancing of debt of Aupark Bratislava.

Radek represented Eurowag in its inaugural EUR 310 million syndicated financing provided by club of Czech and international banks. Financing was provided by BNP Paribas S.A., Citibank Europe plc, Česká spořitelna, a.s., Československá obchodní banka, a. s., HSBC Bank plc, Komerční banka, a.s., Raiffeisenbank a.s. and UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s.

Radek advised 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 €1.9 billion, this is one of the largest real estate financings in the CEE region.