Hana Čekalová

Hana Čekalová

Senior Associate

Hana Čekalová primarily focuses her practice on banking, export and project finance, and corporate law. 

Hana’s experience also includes advising on labor law matters.

Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Hana was a legal trainee with a leading commercial law firm in Prague, where she gained experience in matters relating to commercial, corporate, competition, labor and intellectual property law.

Hana’s finance experience includes representing banks and private borrowers in bilateral and syndicated loans, export credit transactions, project finance transactions and bond issues.

Her corporate experience involves assisting large domestic and international clients with mergers and acquisitions as well as with corporate, commercial and labor matters on an ongoing basis.


  • Advising a Czech bank in connection with restructuring of financing and the subsequent insolvency proceedings of the borrower in the Russian Federation.
  • ŸInternal due diligence of a bank's contractual and other documentation in connection to a problematic loan.
  • ŸRepresenting a Czech Republic-based bank in financing the construction and operation of shopping centers, plants and office space centers in the Russian Federation and Serbia.
  • Advising a significant bank in connection to restructuring of financing provided to a Russian borrower.
  • Advising a Czech Republic-based bank on providing a pre-export loan.
  • Advising a private equity fund in connection to acquisition of companies owning and operating a logistic park.
  • Advising one of Europe's leading commercial banks in connection with financing of an acquisition by individual shareholders of a 50% stake in a construction company.
  • Advising a Czech borrower in connection with a domestic bond issue in the amount of CZK200 million.
  • Advising the municipality on a municipal bond issue in the amount of CZK5 billion.
  • Representing a club of Czech Republic-based banks in connection with refinancing using senior and working capital loans.
  • Advising a lender on the secured financing of aircraft exported to Brazil, Republic of South Africa and Mauritius.
  • Advising the largest bank in the Czech Republic in connection with updating its standard documentation under the new Civil Code.
  • Advising an investment institution on the financing of acquisition of Czech Republic-based companies.
  • Advising a leading Czech developer in connection with the refinancing of a mezzanine loan.
  • Advising a leading Czech bank on prepayments made in connection with sales of mortgaged land plots by a borrower.
  • Advising a leading investment institution in the Russian market in connection with the acquisition of a 100% equity interest in a Czech manufacturer of rolled steel products.
  • Advising on a number of acquisitions of Czech Republic-based companies.
  • Advising the largest Czech Republic-based television company on corporate and intellectual property matters.
  • Advising the Czech Republic on insolvency proceedings.
  • Advising foreign banks in connection to compliance with, and a possible breach of, regulations regarding economic sanctions.
  • Advising Czech Republic based companies and their headquarters on labor law matters. 


  • University of London, LL.M., 2008
  • Masaryk University, Mgr., 2005


  • Czech Republic, 2010


  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Russian

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