Tomas Kafka

Tomas Kafka

Senior Associate

Tomáš specialises in capital markets law and has a wealth of expertise in domestic and cross-border debt securities transactions.

He has advised on various types of bond issuances, such as covered bonds, asset-backed securities, and hybrid instruments, involving a range of issuers, from financial institutions and corporates to public entities and sovereigns. He has also assisted clients with regulatory compliance, disclosure requirements, and market access issues under the Prospectus Regulation, MAR and other relevant regulation.

Tomáš is well-versed in the latest developments and trends in the capital markets sector, including green bonds and covered bonds landscape. Tomáš has earned a reputation as a trusted and reliable adviser for both issuers and dealers, who appreciate his commercial approach, technical skills, and responsiveness. He has successfully negotiated and closed complex and innovative transactions in challenging market conditions. Tomáš is ranked as a Rising Star for Capital markets by IFLR1000.


Representative matters

Dr. Max group on their first retail bond issue on the Czech capital market in a total nominal value of CZK5bn.
A subsidiary of a multinational financial institution on the 2022 update of its EUR7bn international mortgage covered bond programme and the subsequent three EUR500m mortgage covered bond issuances under the programme, including a first ever green mortgage covered bond issuance by a Czech bank.
Raiffeisenbank on its EUR500m issuance of senior non-preferred MREL-eligible sustainable notes issued under its international debt issuance programme. It is a transaction which is unique in the entire CEE region.
WOOD & Company Financial Services in connection with the secured domestic bond issuance by SATPO finance.
Komerční banka as the arranger, co-lead manager, co-lead exchange manager, fiscal and paying agent and listing agent and a subsidiary of a multinational financial institution as arranger, co-lead manager and co-lead exchange manager with an update of the bonds programme of HB Reavis Finance CZ II, an increase of its maximum limit to CZK 4bn and an exchange offer of existing Czech law governed bonds and new bonds issuance by HB Reavis Finance CZ II.



Diploma in English and European Union Law, British Law Centre, 2016

Mgr., Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, 2014

Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Lublin, 2010-2011
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