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. The firm has become the absolute winner of this competition three times in the last five years, 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. HAVEL & PARTNERS is also a three-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year award for Best Client Services (2015, 2016, 2019).
The firm has also won a number of non-legal awards.
Law Firm of the Year Czech Republic
As part of the Law Firm of the Year 2019 competition, HAVEL & PARTNERS has won the Best Client Services award, which it also won in 2015 and 2016, as well as has been ranked No. 1 in the M&A and Public Procurement categories. It has won the Public Procurement category as the only one from among law firms for the fourth time.
Law Firm of the Year Slovakia
Being awarded in the Law Firm of the Year 2020 competition in Slovakia has also brought significant success to HAVEL & PARTNERS, where it followed up to the Czech triumph in the Best Client Services and Mergers and Acquisitions categories and added a victory in the Energy and Energy Projects category.
In 2020, HAVEL & PARTNERS was awarded the best law firm operating in the Czech Republic in the Chambers Europe Awards, the international ranking of law firms by the prestigious British rating agency Chambers & Partners.
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).
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 ten years (2010–2019).
EMIS DealWatch rated us from 2009 to 2018 as the leader based on the number of transactions successfully closed in the Czech Republic.
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, 2020) 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 from 2013 to 2018.
World Trademark Review 1000
In 2019 and 2020, our law firm was included in the 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.
In 2018, our firm was awarded by Acquisition International magazine as the best law firm for real estate and construction in the entire CEE region. In the following year 2019, this prestigious magazine named HAVEL & PARTNERS the Best Law Firm of the Year in the M&A category in Central Europe.
TOP Employers (2015–2020)
For six 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 fourth year in a row. In previous years, the category was dominated by international law firms.
Czech Business Superbrands (2019, 2020)
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.
Offices of the Year (2017)
Our law firm was also awarded in the first year of the competition Offices of the Year which aims at awarding firms investing in quality work environment. A professional jury composed of leading experts in the field of architecture, design, office equipment and HR assessed office interiors in nine categories in terms of exceptionality and design, innovation, overall atmosphere, and, in the first place, quality of work environment for employees.