8. 2. 2018
HAVEL & PARTNERS, the largest Czech-Slovak law firm, ranked first in the TOP Employer Awards for the fourth consecutive year again in 2018. The firm (until the end of 2017 called Havel, Holásek & Partners) was voted the most attractive employer among law firms in the Czech Republic. What’s more, the best-performing law students placed the law firm first in the Lawyer category for the second time, a category dominated by international law firms in previous years. The results were posted by the Czech Student and Alumni Association.
|“We highly appreciate the fact that the forthcoming generation of lawyers sees us as a prestigious and attractive employer. When I was a student, the ultimate goal of most students was to work for an international company. I’m glad to hear that we have managed to reverse this long-term trend, even among elite students who gave us the biggest number of preferential votes this year again. I would like to thank all students for taking part in the survey and I hope that we will engage in successful cooperation with a number of them,” Jaroslav Havel, the law firm’s managing partner, comments on the awarded recognition. |
The 2018 TOP Employer study results correspond to the position of the law firm in the legal firm market. The company has been the largest and the most dynamic law firm in Central and Eastern Europe for a long time and currently has nearly 200 lawyers, over 100 attorneys and approximately 80 students of predominantly law faculties in four of its offices in Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Bratislava.
“Students that become part of our team not only have immediate access to our vast corporate know-how; even more importantly, from the very early stage of their career they get the opportunity to work for the most demanding clients, that means the best-performing Czech and global companies, side by side with top experts and experienced senior associates. That is surely one of the reasons why we are an attractive employer for our younger colleagues,” explains Josef Hlavička, a partner in charge of HR.
HAVEL & PARTNERS offers an exceptional work place to its employees. Since 2014, its Prague offices have been located in the modern and architecturally timeless Florentinum building, which was recognised as the best office space in Central and Eastern Europe in the prestigious international Central & Eastern European Real Estate Quality Awards (CEEQA) in 2014. Three years later HAVEL & PARTNERS received the TOP Offices award for the best work environment for employees and clients among law firms in the Czech Republic. In 2015, the Brno offices moved to Titanium, a contemporary complex of administrative buildings in downtown Brno. In the second half of 2017, the Slovak offices also moved – to exclusive offices in Zuckermandel, a new administrative neighbourhood close to the Bratislava Castle.