Hana Čekalová primarily focuses her practice on banking, export, project and real estate finance. Hana's experience also includes advising on corporate 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 club 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.

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    • Advising a Czech Republic-based bank in financing of the construction and operation of shopping centers, plants and office space centers in the Russian Federation and Serbia.
    • Advising a Czech Republic-based bank on the secured financing of aircraft and aircraft equipment exported to Brazil, Nepal, South Africa and Mauritius.
    • Advising a Czech Republic-based bank in connection with restructuring of financing and the subsequent insolvency proceedings of the borrower in the Russian Federation, including internal due diligence of a bank's contractual and other documentation in connection to a problematic loan.
    • Advising a Czech Republic-based bank in insolvency proceedings of an EPC contractor performing the construction of a power plant in Turkey financed by the bank.
    • Advising a Czech Republic-based 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 financing of several acquisitions of companies owning and operating a logistic park and offices.
    • Advising a leading Czech developer in connection with the refinancing of a mezzanine loan.
    • 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 club of Czech Republic-based banks in connection with refinancing using senior and working capital loans.
    • Advising foreign banks in connection to compliance with and a possible breach of regulations regarding economic sanctions.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 Czech Republic-based companies and their headquarters on labor law matters.

    Education

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

    Admissions

    • Czech Republic, 2010

    Languages

    • Czech
    • English
    • German
    • Russian

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