Radek Kraus

Associate, Prague

Biography

Overview

Radek is an associate 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
Education
JUDr
Charles University Law School

Prague

Mgr
Charles University Law School

Prague

Erasmus Program
Universität Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

Languages
Czech
English
German

Experience

Advising 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.

Advising PPF Group, one of the largest investment and finance groups in Central & Eastern Europe, on its €2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor's telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe, the largest M&A transaction in the CEE telecoms sector, and the largest loan syndication in the region, since 2011.

Advising VTB Capital plc, in relation to a financing of Food Union, major producer of dairy products. This was one of the largest foreign financing in food processing business in the Baltics.

Advising Berlin Hyp AG in connection with the extension of a loan to the Atrium Finance B.V.(SPV) incorporated under Dutch law, ultimately owned (indirectly) by Atrium European Real Estate Ltd, of up to EUR 136,000,000 for the purpose of a corporate financing of the SPV.

Advising Československá obchodní banka, a.s. in connection with the envisaged 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. and VGP Park Olomouc 4 a.s., and VGP Park Chomutov a.s., and VGP Park Olomouc 3 a.s. for the purpose of, inter alia, refinancing of the existing indebtedness of the borrowers.

Advising UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. in respect of EUR 30,530,000 refinancing of "IQ Office Center" in Ostrava.

Advising York Capital Management, the leading private equity firm, in the acquisition of Parkhotel Prague.

Advising Mint Investments a.s. in connection with the contemplated acquisition of Breda & Weinstein shopping center in Opava.

Advising UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. with refinancing of property owned by a Czech SPV, ORCHID CZ s.r.o. operating Sheraton Prague Charles Square Hotel.