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Barbora Dubanska Joins Taylor Wessing as Partner and Co-Head of CEE Life Sciences

Barbora Dubanska Joins Taylor Wessing as Partner and Co-Head of CEE Life Sciences

Czech Republic

Former Head of Legal at Novartis Oncology Barbora Dubanska has joined Taylor Wessing as Partner and CEE Co-Head of Life Sciences.

Dubanska is an expert in the fields of pharmaceutical, regulatory, and antitrust law. She will be leading the firm's team alongside fellow Co-Head Dieter Natlacen. She will commute between the Taylor offices in Vienna and Prague, while covering the entire CEE region.

Dubanska has over 14 years of experience. Before joining Novartis Oncology in December 2016 she spent five years as Head of the German Desk and Head of CEE Competition at CMS Cameron McKenna (during which time she was seconded for almost three years to Amazon), two years at Weinhold Legal, and four and a half years with Clifford Chance.  

She studied law in several European cities as well as in Australia and acquired an LL.M. Degree from Cambridge University. She also holds Ph.D in law from the Charles University in Prague.

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• 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. 

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