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Havel, Holasek & Partners Promotes Pair to Partner

Havel, Holasek & Partners Promotes Pair to Partner

Czech Republic

Havel, Holasek & Partners has appointed firm lawyers Jan Frey and Petr Sprinz to partner.

Jan Frey started at Havel, Holasek & Partners in 2010 as a junior associate. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, legal audits, and legal due diligence. According to Havel, Holasek, "in the field of acquisitions and divestitures, Jan has participated in a number of transactions worth billions on both the part of the seller and the purchaser in recent years, mainly in the automotive, engineering and food industries." 

Petr Sprinz worked with Weil, Gotshal & Manges before joining Havel, Holasek & Partners in 2014. He specializes primarily in restructuring and insolvency, litigation, contract and energy law. According to Havel, Holasek, "Petr has advised clients in complicated insolvency proceedings on both the part of creditors and debtors, as well as third parties, within asset acquisitions, and represented clients in disputes and transactions worth over tens of billions Czech crowns. Petr also gives lectures on insolvency law in the Czech Republic and abroad."

Following Havel, Holasek & Partners' July 1, 2017 promotions, which included another six lawyers promoted to positions other than partner, the firm claims "a total of 51 lawyers in senior lawyer positions, of which 26 are in partner positions and 4 in counsel positions," and it reports that, "across four offices of Havel, Holasek & Partners in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, and Bratislava, there are approximately 180 lawyers."

“Our goal is to cooperate with the most talented lawyers on the market and also to retain them in the long term, and as a result, we put a great emphasis on their further development and professional direction," commented Managing Partner Jaroslav Havel. "Anybody who works hard and gets good results can grow in their career much faster than at our competitors. Current career shifts are again evidence of the fact that the vast majority of our existing partners, counsels and managing associates came from within our office, while many of them started at our firm as students or junior associates."

“We have already reached a certain maximum size with regard to market capacity and we do not plan any further significant personnel growth," Havel added. "Nevertheless, we are continuously hiring — we are interested in both experienced senior lawyers, to whom we offer appropriate career positions, including a sophisticated management education system, and, of course, the incoming generation."

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