HAVEL & Partners with a team of more than 160 lawyers and a total staff of more than 400 people, is the largest Czech-Slovak law firm. We serve both domestic and foreign clients in all important areas of modern business law. The majority of the firm's senior lawyers have considerable transactional experience in all areas of law from their previous positions in top international law firms, such as Linklaters, Freshfields, Lovells, Norton Rose, White & Case, Salans, Dewey Ballantine, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, Gleiss Lutz, Noerr, Beiten Burkhardt, Gide Loyrette Nouel and Wolf Theiss.
HAVEL & Partners stands for excellence and professionalism - through all stages of our representation.
Our services have been consistently recognized by international law firm rating organizations as top-tier domestic advice in our market. Based on the total awards and nominations in the official Czech competition "The Law Firm of the Year 2009" and "The Law Firm of the Year 2010", Havel & Partners is one of the best three law firms in the Czech Republic; based on the total number of recognitions received in the competition, we are the most successful law firm in the Czech Republic. In its ranking for 2010, DealWatch placed Havel & Partners first in the number of M&A transactions not only in the Czech Republic but also within the CEE Region. Furthermore, Havel, Holásek & Partners was awarded an ILO Client Choice Award 2010 by International Law Office (ILO), which named it the best-rated law firm in the Czech Republic by clients.
Havel & Partners has been consistently ranked by prestigious international rating organisations as a top law firm in the Czech Republic. International rating publications such as PLC Cross-border, European Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Chambers Global, European Legal Experts and Global Law Experts recommend Havel & Partners as a leading Czech law firm for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, restructuring and insolvency, private equity and venture capital, banking and finance, capital markets, telecommunications, energy, real estate, construction and development, environmental law, labour law, and litigation and arbitration. The firm's partners are also recommended by the above ranking publications as leading legal experts in their fields of specialisation.
Our teams of specialists cover a wide spectrum of specific fields. We pool this expertise and international experience to provide comprehensive and coordinated advice tailored to clients' needs. We adopt a business-oriented and pro-active approach to efficient and successful transaction management and continuously exert our best efforts to provide the best value for money.
Our clients include medium-sized companies, individual investors and public sector authorities, approximately 70 of the Fortune 500 companies and almost 40 of the Czech "Top 100" companies.
HAVEL was established on June 1, 2001 by senior lawyers from top international and domestic law firms (in February, due to the Firm's expansion, the original name of the Firm has been changed to HAVEL & Partners).
From its inception, the firm has provided a wide range of legal services to premier domestic and international clients in all areas of business. Our success and market reputation has allowed us to steadily expand our teams of specialist lawyers. Our attorneys have considerable experience from their previous positions in top Czech, U.K., U.S., German and Austrian law firms. Many of our attorneys have also completed postgraduate studies at universities in Western Europe or North America. All our attorneys are members of the Czech Bar Association, two of them are, in addition, members of the Slovak Bar Association and one is also admitted in New York and Illinois.
Havel & Partners provides legal services also in the Slovak Republic through its branch office in Bratislava and, through our close cooperation with selected leading local law firms, in all other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, in particular, Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.
In addition to its successful practice on the Prague legal market, Havel & Partners has also established its presence in other regions of the Czech Republic, where we are capable of providing time- and cost-effective legal services in close cooperation with the best local law firms. Havel & Partners is the only leading Prague-based law firm with strong branch offices in Brno and Ostrava.
We provide the highest professional quality and standard of legal services, and have been rewarded for this by the credit and trust of our growing base of top local and international clients doing business in the Czech and Slovak Republic. We create a special legal team for each client and each transaction so as to achieve the optimum balance between the results achieved and fees subsequently charged to our clients. We strictly follow the Czech Act on Attorney Services and the regulations issued by the Czech Bar Association, protecting the interests of each individual client, maintaining confidentiality of information obtained in connection with service to clients, and preventing any conflict of interest that might jeopardize these priorities. Our lawyers strive to create excellent and lasting business relations with clients and to provide services in a manner exceeding our clients' expectations. It is our aim to ensure both profit and security for our clients.