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Zuzana Nikodemova

Senior Associate

CMS Bratislava
Staromestská 3
811 03 Bratislava
Languages Slovak, English, German

Zuzana Nikodémová is a senior associate in the Banking & Finance team at CMS Slovakia with more than a decade of experience in advising on various financing structures and transactions as well as financing regulatory matters. She acts for both lenders and borrowers.

Zuzana has extensive knowledge of mergers and acquisitions in the banking and finance, real estate, and projects and constructions sectors, and has also advised corporate clients on cash-pooling arrangements. Her practice also includes competition law, particularly relating to the financial services sector. She has a deep understanding of competition compliance matters, including in the syndicated lending market.

Before joining CMS, Zuzana worked for other international law firms for ten years.


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Relevant experience

  • A bank syndication on the Slovak aspects of the term loan facilities provided to the Czech and Slovak companies of a cosmetic and beauty group, including the Slovak securities provided by the borrowers.
  • A leading Austrian bank on various issues related to the reorganization of the bank´s business model in Slovakia.
  • An Italian global banking and financial services on various Slovak aspects of a syndicated financing project provided to a leading Slovak energy group.
  • An Austrian bank on the sale of its Slovak banking operations.
  • A leading Slovak bank on an internal cross-border merger and related regulatory issues.
  • Various banks on financing or refinancing multiple real estate acquisition projects in several different parts of Slovakia.
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2006 – Mgr., Philosophical Faculty of the Comenius University, Bratislava

2006 – LL.M., Faculty of Law of the Martin-Luther University, Halle

2005 – Mgr., Faculty of Law of the Comenius University, Bratislava

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