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Eveli Lume and Maria Polakova Promoted to Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

Eveli Lume and Maria Polakova Promoted to Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

Czech Republic

Squire Patton Boggs has promoted Czech dispute resolution specialists Eveli Lume and Maria Polakova to the firm's partnership.

Lume’s practice covers international dispute resolution, including investor-state and commercial international arbitration. She is experienced in international arbitration under the rules of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, International Chamber of Commerce, and United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Rules, as well as the rules of the German Institution of Arbitration. According to Squire Patton Boggs, she "provides assistance in commercial law matters, contract drafting, and negotiation in contentious matters," and "she also has experience in corporate law and cross-border M&A transactions."

Before joining Squire Patton Boggs in 2011, Lume worked at Hammonds LLP as a Research Associate. She also worked at the Chancellor of Justice of Estonia, the Boetticher Hasse Lohmann Law Firm, and the United Nations Association of Estonia. She graduated from the University of Tartu in Estonia.

Polakova's primary practice focus is investor-state and commercial international and domestic litigation cases. Her experience includes drafting substantive and procedural submissions in arbitration proceedings under United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes rules, and work on assessments of prospective claims. She joined Squire Patton Boggs in 2010. 

Polakova graduated from the Charles University in Prague in 2008 and then obtained an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge in 2009

Czech Republic Knowledge Partner

For more than 25 years PRK Partners has been providing top tier, comprehensive legal services in all areas of law – always at the highest professional level. The company’s offices in Prague, Ostrava and Bratislava, as well as its specialised teams of legal practitioners and tax advisors, allow PRK Partners to offer solutions to any kind of legal issues, providing an international point of view and in-depth knowledge of the respective local legal system.

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.

PRK Partners is the exclusive member firm in the Czech Republic for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. In addition, the firm is a member of Celia Alliance, AFI (Association for Foreign Investment) and CVCA (the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association).

Firm's website: www.prkpartners.com

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