January 2023 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce the appointments of new service line heads.
Jan Juroška, a Partner in the Prague office, is the firm-wide Co-Head of M&A, Corporate & Private Equity. Jan has over 15 years of experience advising both local and international clients on a wide range of commercial matters and corporate transactions. Jan specialises in all aspects of corporate law, in particular M&A (including M&A real estate), private equity, joint ventures and employment. Jan is ranked by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 2022 editions, based on excellent client feedback, one stating that ''he knows the business needs of the clients and is very solution and target-oriented''.
Edmund Emre Özer, a Partner in the Istanbul office, is the firm-wide Co-Head of M&A, Corporate & Private Equity. Emre has over 20 years of experience in corporate and corporate finance transactions. He has a particular focus on public and private acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments. He has represented clients in a variety of different sectors, both regulated and unregulated, including on many of the highest profile recent transactions in the Turkish market. Emre is singled out as a leading corporate lawyer by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 2022 editions. Clients refer to him as ''our go-to person in complex transactions'', further adding that ''he is an excellent lawyer who understands very quickly what the deal is about and how to get results in a practical way''.
Levente Hegedűs, a Counsel and the Head of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets service line in the Budapest office, is the firm-wide Co-Head of Restructuring & Insolvency. He has more than 13 years of experience in banking and finance matters, especially in acquisition, real estate, project finance and syndicated finance transactions, restructuring and insolvency matters as well as in financial supervision legislation. In addition, Levente specializes in capital markets, and has led the Hungarian team on transactions related to bond and share issues, IPOs and other complex matters. In the first half of 2019, Levente worked in London with an international partner law firm focusing on international ECM and DCM transactions. Levente has worked on some high profile Restructuring & Insolvency cases, including advising one of the largest creditors on the €600 million debt restructuring of Malèv, the national Hungarian airlines (the largest insolvency case in the Hungarian corporate history), including on liquidation proceedings and related lawsuits. Levente is ranked by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 2022 editions. Clients appreciate that he ''understands the market well and keeps us on a tight track with the processes''.
Svilen Issaev, a Counsel and the Head of the Banking, Finance & Capital Markets service line in the Sofia office, is the firm-wide Co-Head of Restructuring & Insolvency. He has more than 18 years of practice advising some of the largest international and Bulgarian banking and finance institutions on various transactional, regulatory and compliance matters. Svilen has led the Bulgarian team on a number of complex financing transactions both as lenders’ and borrowers’ counsel, assisting with a variety of cross-border and domestic lending and restructuring matters. His recent engagements include advising one of the leading Bulgarian commercial banks on the complex sale of more than €120 million distressed assets and NPL portfolio, secured with mortgages and repossessed assets. Svilen is ranked by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 2022 editions and is singled out by clients as being ''very knowledgeable and responsive, and a really great professional''.
Both Levente and Svilen will be supporting Viliam Myšička, who heads the Restructuring & Insolvency service line.
Patrik Bolf, Firm Managing Partner comments: ''Throughout our discussions with all candidates their passion, energy and determination to develop these key service lines and sectors came through clearly. I congratulate them and wish them the best on their new leadership roles''.