Filip Melzer has been working at our law firm since 2014 in the position of
In addition to graduating from
the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno, he studied at the
Faculty of Law of Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and at the
Faculty of Law of Universität Wien, Austria, where he primarily focused on
legal methodology and private law. In 2002, he finished his postgraduate
studies in civil law at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk (Magister legum, LL.M.)
at Universität Passau, Germany. He received the title of JUDr. and finished his
PhD. studies in civil law at the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University. In 2015
he was appointed a reader in this field at Palacký University in Olomouc.
He works at the Department of
Civil and Labour Law at the Faculty of Law of Palacký University in Olomouc. From
2008 to 2010, he was the Vice Dean for the modernisation of studies at the
Faculty of Law of Palacký University in Olomouc, where he was in charge of
preparing the concept for the new curriculum structure. In the past, he worked
as an assistant judge at the Supreme Administrative Court, a junior lawyer, and
then as an assistant to a judge at the Constitutional Court. In 2006, he passed
his Czech bar examination.
From 2007 to 2012, he was a
member of the codification committee of the Ministry of Justice for preparation
of the new Civil Code, and since 2008, a member of the committee for private
law at the Government Legislative Council. Since 2015 he has been a member of
the Committee for Recodification of Private Law of the Slovak Ministry of
From 2010 to 2012, he was Deputy Minister of Justice in the area of justice. He also participated in the management of legislative work for the recodification of private law. Starting in 2012, he was first the head and then a member of the Committee for Application of the New Civil Legislation at the Ministry of Justice, the goal of which was to facilitate the practical application of the new legislation. He also works as a lecturer at the Judicial Academy of the Czech Republic for training judges in the new legislation.
He regularly publishes in professional journals, is the author of the textbook Metodologie nalézání práva, základy právní argumentace (C. H. Beck, 2nd edition, 2011) and co-author of the Large Academic Commentary to the Civil Code (Linde, 2008). He is currently preparing the large commentary to the new Civil Code as the main editor (together with Petr Tégl) and co-author (to be published by Leges).
Filip Melzer and Petr Tégl, lecturers at HAVEL & PARTNERS ACADEMY, publish the most elaborate commentary to statutory obligations
Filip Melzer and Petr Tégl, acting as Of Counsels at HAVEL & PARTNERS and lecturers of its tra…
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