Danica Šebestová leads the Financial Services team in our Prague and Bratislava offices. She is a seasoned expert on financial regulation and has more than 18 years of extensive experience in domestic and international bank finance. She works on cross-border, multijurisdictional projects across the firm’s global network.
Before the pandemic started, she spent five years on projects in the Middle East (UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait), where she analysed complex, cross-border financial transactions evading economic sanctions and money laundering regulations.
During the pandemic, Danica was a member of an advisory group to the Czech government that included professionals from various global consulting firms, the four largest Czech banks and top management of industrial groups. The primary purpose of this group was identifying financial measures to support businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 crisis, economic impact of the closure of schools due to the pandemic, and measures under which businesses were not forced to close during several lockdowns.
Blockchain technology is Danica’s passion, in which she combines her regulatory expertise and analytical skills. She leads the firm’s global blockchain crypto team.
Danica is a member of the Czech Bar Association, the Slovak Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.