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Lukas Valusek

Lukas Valusek

Senior Associate

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 a senior associate in the Banking & Finance team at CMS Prague. He specialises in large-scale restructuring and insolvency matters, financial services regulatory issues, and also has considerable experience advising both lenders and borrowers on cross-border financing transactions in the Czech Republic. Prior to joining CMS in 2014, Lukáš gained a number of years of 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 7 coal mines in the Czech Republic and has over 13,000 employees and was forced to file for bankruptcy in May 2016.
  • Balbec Capital on purchase of portfolios of NPLs in the Czech Republic.
  • A Czech investor on purchase of real estate assets worth of USD 100m+ in reorganisation.
  • A Czech bank on strengthening the 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.
  • A multinational conglomerate on subsidies regulatory requirements under Czech law.
  • Deka Immobilien on the financing for the acquisition of “the Park” office complex in Prague.
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  • 2007 – JUDr., Charles University, Prague
  • 2004 – Mgr., Trnava University, Trnava
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CMS ad­vises Deka Im­mob­i­li­en on a land­mark deal in the Czech Re­pub­lic
CMS has ad­vised Ger­man real es­tate fund Deka Im­mob­i­li­en on the ac­quis­i­tion of the pres­ti­gi­ous build­ing com­plex “The Park” in Prague from an af­fil­i­ate of glob­al private in­vest­ment firm, Star­wood Cap­it­al Group.  “The Park” is a com­plex con­sist­ing of 12 of­fice build­ings built between 2003 and 2008 in an at­tract­ive cam­pus-style form­a­tion with a cent­ral plaza on a prop­erty ap­prox­im­ately 75,000 m² in size. The 116,000 m² of leas­able space is primar­ily oc­cu­pied by lead­ing in­ter­na­tion­al tech­no­logy com­pan­ies in­clud­ing DHL, Hon­ey­well, CA Tech­no­lo­gies and IBM.The deal was signed on 29 Septem­ber and came to a suc­cess­ful close on 14 Novem­ber. It is the largest ever of­fice trans­ac­tion in the Czech Re­pub­lic.The CMS trans­ac­tions team ad­vising Deka Im­mob­i­li­en was led by Prague real es­tate part­ner, Lukáš Hej­duk, and con­sisted primar­ily of real es­tate as­so­ci­ates Petr Huk, Lucie Kisler­ová, Petr Korál, Michal Samek and Tereza Ma­ter­nová; sup­por­ted on the cor­por­ate as­pects of the trans­ac­tion by Mag­da Nĕm­cová and Pavel Ko­cián; Bar­bora Dubanská and Tomáš Pavelka on com­pet­i­tion clear­ance; Frances Ger­rard on war­ranty in­sur­ance and on the fin­an­cing by Pavla Křečková and Lukáš Valúšek. 


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26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
09 April 2020
Czech in­solv­ency rules to change un­der Lex COV­ID-19
In re­ac­tion to the an­ti­cip­ated eco­nom­ic im­pacts of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, on 31 March 2020 the Czech Gov­ern­ment ap­proved the so-called ‘Lex COV­ID-19’ and sent the draft law to the Par­lia­ment for ex­ped­ited...
09 April 2020
Czech Su­preme court rul­ing places lim­its on how much banks can col­lect...
It is not an un­com­mon prac­tice that bor­row­ers in fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties wish to pay their debts to their banks be­fore oth­er cred­it­ors. This may be par­tic­u­larly the case in in times of crisis like the...
09 April 2020
Rid­ing through the storm: du­ties of board mem­bers in times of crisis
This is, of course, a very dif­fi­cult time for both in­di­vidu­als and busi­nesses as they nav­ig­ate deep wa­ters of the on-go­ing COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. Gov­ern­ments around the world have im­posed meas­ures to com­bat...
02 April 2020
Czech in­solv­ency rules to change un­der Lex COV­ID-19
In re­sponse to the an­ti­cip­ated eco­nom­ic im­pact of the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic, on 31 March 2020 the Czech Gov­ern­ment ap­proved the so-called ‘Lex COV­ID-19’ and sent the draft law to the Par­lia­ment for ex­ped­ited...
28 June 2019
New rules on the dis­charge of debt pro­cess and their im­pact on NPL trans­ac­tions
Politi­cians and the me­dia alike have lauded the new amend­ment to the in­solv­ency act as the Czech Re­pub­lic’s law of the year 2019. This is primar­ily be­cause the new rules give new hope to many in­di­vidu­als...
28 June 2019
EU Dir­ect­ive on Pre­vent­ive Re­struc­tur­ing: A miss­ing piece of the puzzle...
On 6 June 2019, the Coun­cil ap­proved the European Par­lia­ment’s pro­pos­al for a Dir­ect­ive on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing frame­works, second chance and meas­ures to in­crease the ef­fi­ciency of re­struc­tur­ing,...