13. 9. 2018
HAVEL & PARTNERS’s practice group specialising in information technology, telecommunications, media, e-commerce, and personal data protection (now especially in connection with the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) has been extended to include lawyer Tomáš Havelka. Within the team – which is one of the largest with this specialisation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia – Tomáš will primarily advise clients on intellectual property law, complex IT and licensing agreements, and legal solutions for comprehensive IT projects. Thanks to his knowledge of Dutch and French, he will also focus more on clients from the Netherlands and Belgium.
“Tomáš is a great addition to our team with experience from abroad where he intensively dedicated himself to IT law not only during his studies but also during his practice in law and public administration. At our firm he will advise major information technology clients and investors who focus on investing in technology companies when expanding their portfolios,” says head of the team and partner Robert Nešpůrek on the new addition.
Tomáš Havelka earned a Master’s degree in Law and Legal Science and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and European Studies at Palacky University Olomouc. At the same time, Tomáš attended the Master’s program Internet, intellectuele eigendom en ICT at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and completed a study program at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. As a trainee, he worked in Brussels at the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union and also completed a traineeship at the Czech Business Representation to the EU (CEBRE) in Brussels.
Prior to joining HAVEL & PARTNERS, Tomáš worked first as a legal trainee, then as an attorney at Heyninck & Partners. He has gained foreign legal practice at ICTRecht B.V., the leading Dutch law firm specialising in ICT law. In addition to his native Czech,
Tomáš also speaks fluent English, Dutch, and French.