Jiří Tomola is Partner and Head of the Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy team and Co-Head of the Banking and Finance Group in Dentons’ Prague office. He focuses his practice on financing, insolvency, restructuring, and legal services for financial institutions.
He has acted as lead counsel in numerous complex acquisition, project, trade, export, and real estate financing transactions and bond issues. He also has experience in complex loan structures, including revolving credit facilities and mezzanine financing, and in debt and bond restructuring. He advises mostly Czech and international financial institutions, alternative lenders, borrowers and private equity sponsors. He is one of the pioneers in the field of mezzanine financings and its regulatory framework in the Czech Republic.
In the area of restructuring and insolvency, Jiří has a sizable portfolio of high-end restructuring and insolvency matters handled for leading financial institutions and corporations in the Czech Republic and Central and Eastern Europe. In some such insolvency proceedings, complex financing arrangements were tested before the Czech courts for the first time, and the concepts of syndicated lending and security agents’ rights (including parallel debt arrangements) were successfully defended for the first time in the Czech Republic. Jiří also advises corporate entities in insolvency and restructuring proceedings. He has prepared and implemented pre-packed reorganization solutions and has been successful in negotiating such arrangements with creditors.