Clifford Chance, Selih & Partnerji, and Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka have advised Ceska Sporitelna and Ceskoslovenska Obchodni Banka on the refinancing of Kofola. Onisko & Holesova, Planinic Soljic & Partners, and solo practitioner Klemen Ticar advised Kofola.
According to Clifford Chance, the transaction covered “the existing financing for Kofola CeskoSlovensko and several of its subsidiaries, including the accession of a new borrower, the Slovenian company Radenska. The banks made available a new credit line of up to CZK 1 billion to Kofola CeskoSlovensko for its future investments and growth in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and other countries, and implemented a more efficient and flexible management structure of the currency risk.”
Kofola CeskoSlovensko is a manufacturer and distributor of soft drinks in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Its signature product, Kofola, was created in 1960.
Clifford Chance’s team included Partner Milos Felgr, Senior Associates Hana Cekalova and Stanislav Holec, Associate Bara Becvarova, and Junior Lawyer Anna Kalasnikovova.
The Selih & Partnerji team included Partner Blaz Ogorevc, Attorney Lidija Zupancic, and Associate Blaz Murko.
DTB’s team included Senior Partner Damir Topic, Attorney Dina Salapic, and Trainees Lorean Micik and Jure Marovic.
The Onisko & Holesova team included Partner Jakub Onisko and Attorney Katerina Sramkova.
The Planinic Soljic & Partners team included Partner Kresimir Planinic and Lawyer Ante Mestrovic.