26. 3. 2018
The largest Czech and Slovak law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS (Havel, Holásek & Partners until 31 December 2017) recorded further economic growth in 2017. Compared to 2016, its turnover for net legal services increased by 8% to a total of CZK 550.8 million. The most successful offices include Prague and Brno, where the net turnover increased by 12% and 6% respectively. The total net turnover of the HAVEL & PARTNERS Group, including the cooperating cash collection agency Cash Collectors, reached CZK 639 million.
“The results for 2017 confirm our position as the leader and the most stable law firm in the Czech and Slovak legal market. Our firm has been growing continuously since its establishment in 2001. Last year, we also managed to put our Bratislava office back in the black. After some stagnation in 2016, the office was restructured, strengthened with new additions to the team and moved to prestigious premises in the new business centre located in the attractive quarter of Zuckermandel below Bratislava Castle. The overall economic growth has been positively affected mainly by the provision of legal services to Czech and Slovak businesses, particularly in respect of real estate projects, mergers and acquisitions, legal and tax structuring of personal property, and commercial disputes. In addition, the criminal law practice has developed very successfully, in the form of close collaboration with SEIFERT A PARTNEŘI”, says Jaroslav Havel, managing partner.
For 2018, the management is planning to further extend the firm’s services and strengthen relationships with key clients. The existing four offices of HAVEL & PARTNERS in Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Bratislava will be joined by a new branch in Olomouc in spring. This office will offer clients mainly the management of retail claims of financial institutions, i.e. namely first-instance trials, insolvency and probate proceedings.
“We trust that in working closely with the newly established branch office of Cash Collectors in Olomouc, we will succeed in building up a prosperous and fully-fledged part of the HAVEL & PARTNERS group that will contribute to its further economic development in the next period”, adds Jaroslav Havel.