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Silvie Horácková

Counsel

Prague

Silvie Horácková

Counsel

Prague

Silvie has broad experience in both domestic and international banking and finance transactions. She regularly advises leading financial institutions and corporate entities on a wide range of products, including syndicated, club and bilateral corporate loans and acquisition, export, real estate and project financings. Silvie also advises clients on debt capital markets issues, in particular bonds issuances. She was a key member of the team which drafted standard loan documentation based on the LMA standard for the Czech Banking Association, and regularly speaks at events organised by both bodies as well as at the law faculty at Charles University. Silvie has been recognised as part of a winning team, one which received the ‘IFLR Czech Republic Law Firm of the year’ award in 2017 for their innovative advisory work on the issuance of Czech law bonds under terms and conditions with a parallel debt concept; this was its first use under Czech law. According to clients, she “is the person in the right place, always taking care of the clients’ needs, discussing issues and obstacles, being on the phone almost 24/7 trying to find ways to proceed. Very dedicated and professional lawyer, who represents the client´s position well during negotiations.” IFLR1000 2018

Experience highlights

Expertise

Practices

Banking and Finance

Office

Prague

Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP, organizační složka
V Celnici 4
Prague
11000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Czech bar association, 2002

Academic

Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, 1996

Mgr., Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, 1998

Recognition

Awards & accolades

Czech Law Firm of the Year

IFLR European Awards 2017

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The award was received for the issuance of Czech law bonds under terms and conditions with a parallel debt concept used for the first time ever under Czech law.
The award was received for the issuance of Czech law bonds under terms and conditions with a parallel debt concept used for the first time ever under Czech law.

Published work

Horáčková, S., Myšáková, P., Pavlů, R., Vybíral, P.: Pledge of enterprise in the new Civil Code. In: Judge (Soudce) 12/2013, p. 31 et seq.

News & insights

Publications: 12 DECEMBER 2019

What is the direction of travel of European pre-insolvency reforms?

Associates Musonda Mutati and Harini Viswanathan have authored an article for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, highlighting the differences between the European and proposed UK reforms.

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Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019

IT and operational failures: financial services in the spotlight

There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector.  However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk.  In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.

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News: 28 NOVEMBER 2019

Financing role for A&O on LVMH's acquisition of Tiffany & Co

Paris/New York: Allen & Overy has advised the banks on one of the largest deals ever in the luxury sector. A EUR15 billion equivalent loan facility is being used to finance the agreed acquisition by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group, of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) (“Tiffany”), the global luxury jeweller, making it one of this year's flagship deals in the European loan market.

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News: 28 OCTOBER 2019

Allen & Overy advises on a financing provided to BIKE FUN using the €STR for the first time in the Czech Republic

​​Allen & Overy has advised Česká spořitelna a.s. and Československá obchodní banka, a. s., on a financing provided to BIKE FUN International s.r.o., one of the leading bike producers in Europe based in Kopřivnice, the Czech Republic. The overdraft facility of the financing documentation was prepared and negotiated using the euro short-term rate (the €STR, a replacement of the previous EONIA), a new lending benchmark based on overnight deals published by the European Central Bank as of 2 October 2019.

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