Francis Kucera

Fran was a capital markets lawyer with over 30 years of experience in the international capital markets. Fran worked at Linklaters from 1989 to 2014 when he moved to Ashurst. He retired from Ashurst in 2021.

Having spent time in Asia in the 1990s and Central Europe in the 2000’s, Fran has a wealth of experience in capital markets fundraising in the Emerging Markets with a special reputation for transactions within the Central and Eastern Europe region. Fran has worked on debt, equity and equity-linked transactions as well as liability management and structured financings. His clients have included international investment banks, corporates, financial institutions and sovereigns.

Fran was Managing Partner of Linklaters Prague (2001-2005), co-Managing Partner of Linklaters, Warsaw (2010-2014) and co-Head of the Linklaters Ukraine desk. Fran was a recruitment partner in the finance division and made recruitment trips to Australia and Canada.