Our lawyers are regularly cited as leading or recommended specialists by renowned international rating publications such as PLC Cross-border, European Legal 500, Chambers Global Guide, European Legal Experts, Global Law Experts, and IFLR 1000, all of which have cited our office as one of the best law firms for transactions carried out in the Czech Republic in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, capital markets, insolvency and restructuring, real estate and development, technology, media and telecommunications, labour law, and dispute resolution.
HAVEL & PARTNERS is the most successful law firm, providing the most comprehensive legal services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, based on the total number of all nominations and awards in all years of the Law Firm of the Year awards. For the third time in the last four years, HAVEL & PARTNERS has become the absolute winner of the awards, receiving the main award Domestic Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic (2015, 2017, 2018) and ranking as one of the most recommended law firms in all categories of law. The firm has repeatedly become the Legal Firm of the Year in the Best Client Services Category (2015, 2016).
The firm has also won a number of non-legal awards.
Law firm of the year
In the Law Firm of the Year 2018 competition, HAVEL & PARTNERS became the winner of the Corporate Law and Intellectual Property categories.
Who's Who Legal awards
We received the prestigious Who's Who Legal Awards as the best law firm in the Czech Republic in 2018 and 2019.
As part of the Global Awards announced by Corporate LiveWire, HAVEL & PARTNERS was recognized as the best law firm of the year in the Czech Republic (2018).
EMIS DealWatch rated us in 2009–2018 as the leader based on the number of transactions successfully closed in the Czech Republic.
According to the ranking agency Mergermarket, our office has been the No. 1 Legal advisor in the Czech Republic, based on the overall number of mergers and acquisitions undertaken during the past seven years (2009–2017).
International Advisory Experts
HAVEL & PARTNERS was named the Best Law Firm in the Czech Republic in the M&A category based on the annual International Advisory Experts awards (2018, 2019).
According to the annual Corporate INTL awards, we are the best law firm for mergers and acquisitions in the Czech Republic and Slovakia (2016), fot IT law in the Czech Republic (2017, 2018, and also for real estate (2016) and cross border corporate law (2017, 2019) in Slovakia in Slovakia.
M&A today awards
According to the M&A Today Awards global survey, our office is the No. 1 law firm for mergers and Acquisitions in Slovakia in 2013–2018.
World Trademark Review 1000
Our law firm, has been included in the most recent release of the reputable international ranking World Trademark Review 1000 which, on an annual basis, maps the leading IP and trademark practices and practitioners in more than 80 jurisdictions around the globe. The ranking is based on an extensive market research and on feedback from those who make use of the relevant advisory services in the market segment concerned.
In 2018, we were awarded as Best Law Firm for Real Estate and Construction in the CEE Region by magazine Acquisition International.
TOP Employer (2015-2019)
For five years in a row, HAVEL & PARTNERS has become the top employer among law firms in the Czech Republic as ranked by the TOP Employers competition. The competition has been organised by the Association of Students and Graduates since 2012. In addition, HAVEL & PARTNERS has been ranked as Top Employer in the Lawyer category by students of law schools with the best study results for the third year in a row. In previous years, the category was dominated by international law firms.
Czech Business Superbrands (2019)
HAVEL & PARTNERS is the only Czech law firm in the Czech Republic to have received the prestigious Czech Business Superbrands award. The prize is given to brands that have an excellent reputation, carry important values for customers and have built a personal relationship with them. It is awarded based on the unified criteria and methods of the Superbrands organisation in nearly 90 countries on five continents.