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.