Dentons has launched its Energy practice in the Czech Republic with the recruitment of Partner Petr Zakoucky from Clifford Chance along with Associates Michal Pelikan and Barbora Obracajove, who will join within the next month.
Dentons describes Zakoucky as "a prominent lawyer in the energy, infrastructure, and mining sectors. He provides a full range of regulatory advice and is the co-author of the first commentary on the Czech Energy Act. He has advised on many of the most important M&A transactions and litigations in the Czech and wider CEE energy sector and is also well known for his work in competition law."
Prior to joining Dentons, Zakoucky led Clifford Chance’s regulatory practice in Prague, with a focus on the energy sector.
Ladislav Storek, Czech Republic Managing Partner at Dentons, commented: “We take pride in being a firm that attracts top legal talent, and I am confident that Petr will make a great addition to our team. He is a well-respected lawyer and is highly ranked in projects and energy as well as competition and antitrust.”
Petr Zakoucky commented on his move, “I am excited to be taking this next step in my career and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to build up Dentons’ Energy practice in Prague.”
“Petr brings a broad range of regulatory and transactional experience to better serve our energy clients operating in the Czech Republic and wider region,” said Arkadiusz Krasnodębski, Head of Dentons’ Europe Energy practice. “Having a solid team on the ground in Prague is an important step in our strategy to make Dentons the premier Energy practice across Europe.”