Articles and Interviews
23. 2. 2018
Law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS (until 31 December 2017 bearing the name of Havel, Holásek & Partners) has been acknowledged in the prestigious competition law GCR 100 edition issued by the UK’s Global Competition Review (GCR). In the GCR 100 publication summarising the results for 2017 (18th Edition), the firm ranks among the Czech Republic’s leaders in the field of competition law and economics with the supreme Elite rating and among Highly Recommended advisors in the same field in Slovakia. Simultaneously, Robert Neruda, a partner and the leader of the team of competition lawyers and economists at HAVEL & PARTNERS, was listed among the most influential global leaders and specialists in the area of competition law and economics – Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Competition 2018.
“Our firm boasts one of the largest, most experienced and most dynamically growing teams of competition lawyers and economists in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Being listed in the prestigious publication GCR 100 is a major success for us, which we appreciate even more so because we have been awarded the Elite and the Highly Recommended rating for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, respectively, for the third time in a row. That confirms our clients’ appreciation for the comprehensive services we provide to them and our solutions on complex competition protection and regulatory issues,” says Robert Neruda, a partner and the leader of the team of experts in this sector.
In HAVEL & PARTNERS, there are 15 experts on competition law and now also competition economics. Their experience in private as well as public sectors enables them to have an overall understanding of institutions, procedures and policies within the EU. Apart from Robert Neruda, who himself is the former vice-chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition, there is also Milan Brouček, the former chief economist of the Czech and Slovak anti-monopoly offices and the long-term economic expert of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition. Since 2016, the firm has managed to quite uniquely blend top legal and competition-related economic advisory and provide it in a single service package.
Other competition law awards
The largest Czech-Slovak law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS has regularly been recognised in the area of competition law in a number of international competitions. Apart from the GCR rating, the firm’sname is mentioned in periodicals published by another renowned agency – Chambers Global, which considers HAVEL & PARTNERS as having one of the best records in the area of competition law in the Czech Republic. The law firm has also been awarded the prestigious client-rated ILO Client Choice 2015 Award in the Antitrust/Competition category. Its partner Robert Neruda is a recommended expert on competition law listed in the International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers & Economists, ILO Client Choice and the Chambers Europe Guide. In 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the law firm ranked first in the Czech competition Law Firm of the Year in the competition law category and in 2011, 2012 and 2014 was rated as a highly recommended law firm in the same category. In 2017, Robert Neruda managed to succeed in the Innovative Lawyer of the Year Award and was recognised as a Thought Leader by GCR, as a Competition Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal and in 2018 as a Thought Leader. He and Petr Kadlec, another firm partner, are acknowledged in the Who’s Who Legal general list of recommended experts on competition. HAVEL & PARTNERS has the highest number of experts listed in this guide of all law firms doing business in the Czech Republic.