12. 9. 2018
HAVEL & PARTNERS, the largest Czech-Slovak law firm, has appointed its senior associate Natalija Traurigova as a Counsel. Natalija has worked at the firm since 2007. Her career advancement is further evidence of our long-term efforts to maintain capable and hardworking lawyers who can get to the management of the firm and have a direct impact on its direction, usually faster than at our competitors.
Natalija specialises in general commercial and corporate law, legal audits and legal due diligence investigations, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, energy and transportation law. She also coordinates the firm’s Russian advisory group – she is primarily responsible for providing comprehensive legal services to Russian-speaking clients as well as Czech and foreign clients entering or already doing business in the markets in Russia and other CIS countries. She advises them on making strategic investments, formation and management of joint ventures, arrangement of contractual relations, and dispute resolution.
Prior to joining HAVEL & PARTNERS, Natalija worked for seven years at the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and subsequently at its successor Czech law firm. While there, she focused on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, energy law and international (including aviation) transportation and forwarding law. In her previous practice, she also dealt with project financing, for instance in connection with a pilot B.O.T. motorway construction project in the Czech Republic and a large-capacity paper mill construction project concurrently designed in the Czech Republic and Germany.
Positon of Counsel
The position of Counsel is the second highest managerial level of the organizational structure of HAVEL & PARTNERS after the partner level. It was created together with the economic and personnel development of the firm, when it was necessary to extend the competence of managing associates in some areas.
At HAVEL & PARTNERS in addition to Natalija Traurigová, Petra Sochorová, head of a team of employment law specialists, Jiří Kmec, a specialist in judicial, administrative and arbitration proceedings, insolvency, restructuring, and criminal liability of legal persons (compliance), and Richard Otevřel, head of the practice group providing comprehensive legal services in the field of personal data protection and personality protection, also work in the position of Counsel at HAVEL & PARTNERS.