Former White & Case lawyer Simona Rapava has joined Slovakia's MCL Law Firm as Co-Head of Banking and Finance.
According to MCL, Rapava, who joins as a Senior Associate, has advised banks and corporate debtors on all aspects of financing, including drafting and negotiating bilateral and syndicated facility agreements, security documents, legal opinions, loan restructuring, memoranda on various aspects of corporate lending, bankruptcy issues, security structure, and enforcement. She is also experienced in real estate transactions and M&A.
Rapava has a Master’s degree in law from Comenius University in Bratislava and an LL.M. in International Business Law from the Central European University in Budapest. Before joining MCL, she spent over 12 years with White & Case, where she co-led the local banking and finance practice, and over a year as in-house counsel for Ceskoslovenska Obchodna Banka.
“Simona’s arrival in the firm is a great boost to our banking and finance practice and will complement our existing transactional, tax, and contentious teams,” commented MCL Co-Managing Partner Martin Jurecko. ”The MCL Law Firm continues to support the growth of its office based on confidence in the Slovak market. We believe that with Simona we will be able to grow in all relevant aspects of banking and finance market share including the number of served clients, the extension of coverage to work as a counsel to the banks, and positioning ourselves within the most prominent law firms in the country and throughout the region.”