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Michal Hlásek

Partner, Frankfurt

Overview

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia

Experience

Specialised experience in acquisition finance, structured finance, trade finance, refinancing, restructuring and tax based structured transactions.

Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included:

  • A syndicate of 12 commercial banks on the amendment and restatement of a US$ 4.5bn revolving credit facility with a US$ and € swingline facility and a separate € 3bn revolving credit facility with extension and term out options, each made available to Roche Holding Ltd, a Basel-based pharmaceutical group
  • Tank & Rast on the € 1.45bn senior secured credit facilities and associated hedging transactions in connection with the complete refinancing of its existing senior and junior credit facilities

  • The equity consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) on the financing of the acquisition for the Open Grid Europe GmbH from E.ON, the subsequent refinancing through the establishment of the EMTN programme for Vier Gas Transport GmbH and a new working capital credit facility

  • UBS on the debt financing for the acquisition of Jimmy Choo from TowerBrook Capital by Labelux Group GmbH and the amendment and restatement of Jimmy Choo banking facilities in connection with its IPO on the London Stock Exchange

  •  Almatis on its restructuring, inter alia, through Chapter 11 proceedings under US law, and the exit financing as well as the subsequent refinancing of Almatis

Professional experience

2010 to date Partner, Linklaters, Frankfurt
2003 - 2010 Managing Associate, Linklaters, London
2001 - 2003 Senior Associate, Banking & Finance Group, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
1999 - 2001 Solicitor, Securities & Financial Products Group, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
1997 - 1999 Legal Assistant, Citibank Limited, Sydney
1993 - 1997 General Counsel & Vice President, Citibank a.s., Prague and Citibank (Slovakia) a.s., Bratislava


Education

1995 - 2000 Charles University, Prague, Ph.D.
1998 - 1999 College of Law, Sydney
1997 - 1998 University of New South Wales, Sydney, Bachelor of Laws
1987 - 1993 Charles University, Prague, Ph.D.
1990 - 1991 University of Passau, Passau, German Law Certificate
1987 - 1993 Charles University, Prag, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) equivalent


Languages

English, German, Slovak, Russian, Polish and Czech (native)