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Wolf Theiss Announces New Heads of Banking/Finance and Dispute Resolution in Prague

Wolf Theiss Announces New Heads of Banking/Finance and Dispute Resolution in Prague

Czech Republic

Wolf Theiss Prague has announced that Robert David is joining the firm to lead the its Czech Banking and Finance practice and that current Counsel Robert Pelikan will join the partnership as head of the office's Dispute Resolution and Competition practices.

The news of David's arrival and Pelikan's promotion follows shortly after the announcement that Wolf Theiss Partner Jan Kotous, who was promoted to Partner last summer (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on July 19, 2019), would be leaving "to find new challenges outside of Wolf Theiss."

Robert David specializes in acquisition, export and real estate finance, corporate lending, refinancing, and recapitalization. Before joining Wolf Theiss he worked with Allen & Overy, Linklaters, and Clifford Chance.

"Robert David is a distinguished banking and finance lawyer who has more than 20 years of experience in high-profile domestic and international banking transactions," said Wolf Theiss Prague Managing Partner Jitka Logesova. "He is a top ranked advisor in several legal directories, and clients value him as a leading Czech banking and finance practitioner. Robert is a perfect addition for our office, and I am very much looking forward to our cooperation."

Before joining Wolf Theiss in October of last year Robert Pelikan spent two years at Linklaters, five years as the head of his own firm, and three years as the Minister of Justice of the Czech Republic. Jitka Logesova described him as "one of the foremost Czech private law experts," and said that "he enjoys a reputation as one of the eminent experts in dispute resolution and competition law. He will naturally ensure that both practices operate on a truly high level."

“Robert Pelikan and Robert David bring with them a wealth of experience and expertise that will elevate our dispute resolution, competition and banking practices in the Czech Republic to a new dimension," said Claus Schneider, a member of the Wolf Theiss management team in Vienna. I am very excited about the opportunities they provide to our firm." 

Simultaneously, Wolf Theiss Prague announced the promotion of Katerina Kulhankova to Senior Associate.  

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The full-service law firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions. The firm puts emphasis on the highest standards of quality, efficiency and flexibility in its advisory services, which are tailored to the specific requirements of each client. 

Our team is composed of professionals with international education and experience. The firm frequently works on a non-exclusive basis with leading international law firms on large cross-border transactions.

PRK Partners is consistently recognised among the top law firms by leading international and domestic directories and ratings agencies and has been honoured with numerous awards: 

• National Law Firm of the Year 2016 by the Chambers Europe Awards, the most prestigious international law firm competition. This is the fifth award PRK Partners has received since the awards were first given; National Law Firm of the Year 2014, 2013 and 2010 and Law Firm of the Year 2012 for Best Client Service.

• 2018 Best Law Firm of the Year in the category of Banking &Finance and the absolute winner in the main category of the Domestic Law Firm of the Year awards organised by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association three times since the award's inception (in 2016, 2013 and 2011).

• a finalist of the Central European Law Firm of the Year category in The Lawyer European Awards 2018. 

The firm has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and pro bono work.

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