Allen & Overy is pleased to announce the promotion of Petr Vybíral to partner in its global finance practice as of 1 May 2020.
Since joining Allen & Overy in 2006, Petr has advised major financial institutions, corporations and large investment groups on a wide range of financing and capital markets transactions as well as securities, capital markets and other banking and financial regulations in the Czech Republic and assisted in the preparation of their standard documentation in all these areas. He is a member of the Appeals Committee of the Czech National Bank and is well known for his unique expertise in the field of covered bonds and other types of secured financings. Petr has been regularly recognized as a leading lawyer on the Czech market in relevant high profile legal directories. CHAMBERS said of Petr: “Petr Vybiral is a towering figure in the area of capital markets and receives glowing praise from peers and clients alike.”
Prokop Verner, managing partner of A&O’s office in Prague, comments: "I would like to congratulate Petr on his promotion and thank him for his contribution to the development and successes of the finance practice of Allen & Overy. His professional advancement is a reflection of the growth of our finance practice and an expression of our ambition to remain preferred legal adviser in the market."
Allen & Overy has announced the promotion of 29 new partners across its international network, effective 1 May 2020. The new partners cover five of the firm's main practice areas, with nine new partners in both Banking and Corporate, five in both International Capital Markets (ICM) and Litigation and one in Real Estate. Of the 29 new partners 13 are female, accounting for 45% of the group. Geographically the new partners represent 13 offices across A&O's global network, with 66% of them outside London.