Financial law and capital markets
We are specialists in financial law and capital markets.
We have established long-term relationships with major:
- investment firms,
- investment companies and funds,
- investment intermediaries,
- securities issuers,
- other financial market players,
- private equity investors.
Thanks to the many years of experience we have not only a unique legal know-how in this area but we also understand the commercial and economic aspects of financial market business.
Representation of our clients in various proceedings held by the Czech National Bank is a natural part of our services.
Compliance in finance
European regulations and directives recently changed the way financial world works. We are specialized in MiFID II., EMIR, PRIIPS, MAR, AIFMD and related European legislature.
We provide comprehensive legal and compliance services for financial institutions, in particular investment firms (banks as well as non-banking clients), intermediaries, investment funds and their managers, exchange points, payment service providers, and issuers of listed securities.
Shares and IPO
Our lawyers have rich experience with initial public offerings (IPOs) on regulated markets and multilateral trading facilities.
In our practice, we also help our clients with subsequent transactions such as accelerated book building (ABB), buy-back or delisting.
We are among the selected law firms approved by Prague Stock Exchange to provide legal services to issuers when entering the new START market.
We can professionally help you in the whole process of drawing up and approval of a prospectus – whenever a prospectus is necessary (IPO, bonds to be offered publicly or another situation where a prospectus is needed).
Our team consists of experts in the EU Prospectus Regulation and other Czech and European regulations that are relevant to prospectus.
Selected reference transactions:
Comprehensive legal and compliance advice to WOOD & Company in the implementation of European directives MiFID II, AIFMD, EMIR, MAR, AML and other regulatory provisions.
Legal advisory WOOD & Co. upon the acceptance of 511 million common shares of MONETA Money Bank, a.s for trading on Prime Market of Prague Stock Exchange and also in the subsequent ABB (accelerated book building). WOOD & Co acted in the IPO as Joint Lead Manager and Listing Agent.
Preparation of application for and obtaining of a securities trader license in Malta.
Registration of new investment intermediaries and subsequent legal and compliance advisory.
Passporting of investment services for most countries of the European Union for major Czech securities traders.
Representation in administrative proceedings held by Czech National Bank, FMA, KNF, FCA, CONSOB and other regulators of financial services in the European Union.
Legal and compliance advice for a new fintech platform, Portu, which offers online asset management for retail clients.
Legal services for the preparation and implementation of share buy-backs for issuers with listed shares – ČEZ, O2 and Fondul (Romania).
Legal and compliance advice for exchange offices and entities pursuant to the Payment Systems Act.
Our attorneys specializing in this area of the law: