2. 7. 2020
HAVEL & PARTNERS, the most successful law firm offering the most comprehensive services on the Czech-Slovak market, has promoted 10 of its lawyers to three professional levels – partner, managing associate and senior associate, respectively. In the long term, the law firm is based on the exceptional stability of the team of its senior lawyers, who enjoy unique opportunities for rapid career growth. The vast majority of the law firm’s 28 partners and 14 counsels were promoted in-house to these top-level positions.
Effective from 1 July 2020, Vladek Krámek was promoted to the position of partner. He specializes in advising private clients, structuring the protection of private property, corporate law as well as finance and capital markets law, including the regulation of financial products. Before he joined the law firm in 2019, Vladek worked as the main lawyer at Fincentrum a.s. for the Czech and Slovak Republics for around 10 years, and was also a member of its board of directors for several years. Before that, he had worked at two leading law firms.
Specialising particularly in competition law, state aid and public contracts, Romana Derková becomes managing associate. Other lawyers who have been promoted to the position of managing associate include Juraj Dubovský, who specialises in representing clients in comprehensive disputes, litigation and arbitration proceedings, and Robert Porubský, who focuses, among other things, on energy law and corporate law, including international and domestic acquisitions and asset deals.
Last but not least, Vladimír Ivanov, Jiří Kunášek, Martin Šlampa, Petr Vohnický, Vojtěch Katzer and Roman Světnický are the new six senior associates, constituting the most numerous group of lawyers who have seen their careers advance.
“The first half of 2020 is over. A significant part of this period was affected by the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, which only confirmed in us our belief that employees are the most valuable asset in every successful company. This is particularly true in the field of advocacy; it is only a strong and stable team of top-level fellow lawyers that builds, in the long run, the brand, credibility and exceptional quality which our clients expect of our services. I very much appreciate that all of the newly promoted lawyers are long-term support for individual legal teams and that we successfully continue to implement our strategy of raising the next generation of top-level senior colleagues in our law firm,” says Jaroslav Havel, co-founder and managing partner of the law firm, on the internal advancements.
According to the TOP Employers survey, HAVEL & PARTNERS has been the most sought-after employer among law firms in the Czech Republic for the sixth straight year.