Luděk Chvosta

Advokát, Attorney&Counselor-at-Law [NY], Attorney-at-Law [Washington DC], Solicitor [England&Wales]
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Banking & Finance
Practice Group: Capital Markets

Luděk Chvosta focuses on banking and finance work (including regulatory aspects), capital markets (with an emphasis on DCM) and insolvency law. As Luděk is qualified as an Attorney & Counselor-at-Law in the State of New York, an Advocate in the Czech Republic, an Attorney-at-Law in Washington DC and a Solicitor in England & Wales, he can offer unique multi-jurisdictional insight into key financing issues and their business impact. Furthermore, he has acted on many of the top Czech capital markets deals of the past decade and has represented creditors in some of the most well-known insolvency proceedings in the Czech Republic.

Expertise

  • Banking & Finance (including both Czech law and LMA governed documentation)
  • Capital Markets
  • Regulatory (Banking and Capital Markets)
  • Insolvency Law

Career

  • Legal studies at Charles University in Prague (“Mgr.”, “JUDr.”, “Ph.D.”),
  • NSU College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, United States (“J.D.”)
  • The Institute of Continuing Education/Professional Studies of the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (“Diploma in English Law and EU Law”)
  • Experience at leading international law firm
  • With Noerr since 2018
  • Admitted to the New York State Bar, the Czech Bar Association, the Bar of the District of Columbia (Washington DC) and the Law Society of England and Wales (Solicitor, Senior Courts of England and Wales)

Selected Projects

Ludek has acted for, inter alia:

  • USD 160 mil. re-financing of loan facilities provided to CIS sovereign railway operator (2017)
  • EUR 100 mil. loan facility to private investment vehicle with complex third-party Luxembourg funds security structure (2016)
  • EUR 80 mil. senior secured margin loan facility for funding of acquisition of shares in German joint stock company (2016)
  • EUR 500 mil. refinancing of loans extended to major European logistics park group (2015-2016) Acted for bank syndicate (Česká spořitelna, a.s. and Commerzbank AG) on untested and unique pre-pack reorganization of a leading Czech engine components manufacturer (Motorpal, a.s.) and settlement of obligations vis-à-vis its syndicate of secured lenders (2015-2016)
  • Acted as transaction counsel on various private and public bonds issues by nano-textile manufacturer Pegas Nonwovens entities (2014, 2015, 2017)
  • Acted as transaction counsel on various bonds issues of real estate developer Passerinvest Group (2014, 2016-2017)
  • Advised on regulatory and capital markets issues of major cross-border international credit institution merger (2016)
  • Historically first German NSV (Namenschuldverschreibungen) issues by Czech issuer (2010-2011, subsequent NSV/IHS issues by state-controlled entity in 2014, 2015)
  • Acted for UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. as secured creditor in a protracted three-year insolvency proceeding regarding failed shopping mall development and advised on satisfaction of claims in an amount exceeding CZK 1.8 bn. (2010-2013)

Distinctions

Core member of practice groups which have repeatedly won both international accolades (Tier 1 ranking in IFLR 1000 from 2014-2017, Chambers Global European Law Firm of the Year for Prague White & Case office 2014) and local awards (best capital markets practice, epravo 2017)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Common Law Society

Selected Publications

“The Central Securities Depository: Waiting for Godot”, In: EURO Magazine issue no. 27-28/2010 (co-author)