Martina Kristianova

Martina Kristianova

Senior Associate

Martina specializes in banking and finance transactions.

She has participated on a number of domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including acquisition, project, export, real estate or general lending transactions.

Martina delivers innovative and pragmatic solutions for clients involved in challenging financing transactions. She has advised clients on both lenders’ and borrowers’ side, covering all aspects of deal structuring, finance documentation, security, intercreditor relations and risk management. Martina is a member of our legaltech team working on and promoting innovative legal technology projects, currently specializing on Legatics platform.

Martina is recognised as a key team member of the Prague banking and finance team by Legal 500 2022.


Representative matters

Fortuna Entertainment Group on the EUR551m refinancing of its indebtedness as well as raising funds for corporate and working capital purposes and subsequent 2023 top-up by additional up to EUR200m. The deal was both multi-jurisdictional and multi-practice-group involving A&O teams in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, the Netherlands, and RTPR in Romania.

Dr. Max group on their first retail bond issue on the Czech capital market in a total nominal value of CZK5bn.

Garbe group in connection with financing provided by Raiffeisenbank in relation to this developer’s largest project so far, being acquisition of real estate properties located in Ceské Budejovice.

A subsidiary of a global financial institution on the EUR175m EGAP-insured financing for the development, construction, and operation of 280 MW Alpaslan II dam and hydro power plant in Mus province in Turkey by Czech-based hydroelectricity group ENERG.

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.