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Lukas Valusek


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, advokáti, v.o.s.
Palladium, Na Poříčí 1079/3a
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Languages Czech, English, Slovak

Lukáš Valúšek is counsel in the Banking & Finance team at CMS Prague. He specialises in large-scale restructuring and insolvency matters, NPL transactions, financial services regulatory issues, and also has considerable experience advising both lenders and borrowers on cross-border financing transactions in the Czech Republic. Before joining CMS in 2014, Lukáš gained a number of years’ experience in various in-house positions at banks in the Czech Republic.

Lukáš is a certified insolvency practitioner.


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Relevant experience

  • ECA backed lenders on the restructuring of New World Resources Plc and its subsidiary company (Czech Republic) OKD, a.s. which owns seven coal mines in the Czech Republic, has over 13,000 employees, and was forced to file for bankruptcy in May 2016.
  • Balbec Capital on the purchase of portfolios of NPLs in the Czech Republic.
  • A Czech investor on the purchase of real estate assets worth USD 100m+ in reorganisation.
  • A distressed debt investor on the purchase of a manager of non-performing assets.
  • An EU bank on entering the Czech consumer loan market.
  • A Czech bank on strengthening its Tier 1 capital and remuneration policies.
  • Raiffeisen Bank International Group on outsourcing regulations under Czech law.
  • Euroclear on securities settlement and securities depository regulatory matters in the Czech Republic.
  • An EU central depository on establishment of the links in the Czech Republic.
  • Deka Immobilien on the financing for the acquisition of “the Park” office complex in Prague.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member, Czech Bar Association
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  • 2007 – JUDr., Charles University, Prague
  • 2004 – Mgr., Trnava University, Trnava
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