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Four New Partners at Skils in Prague

Four New Partners at Skils in Prague

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Pavel Gonda, Pavel Grim, Tomas Chobola, and Jiri Zapletal have joined the Skils law firm partnership in the Czech Republic — the former Weil, Gotshal & Manges office in the country, until the American firm withdraw from the market in 2018 — increasing the overall number of partners at the firm to 14.

“All new partners have been part of our team for more than 12 years and their appointment demonstrates the organic growth of our law firm,” said Skils Managing Partner Karel Muzikar. 

Pavel Gonda, who joined Weil in 2005, is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague and obtained an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law. He focuses on dispute resolution and litigation, insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, and public procurement, primarily in the areas of construction and rail and road transport.  

Pavel Grim, who joined the firm in 2006, graduated from the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague and from the University of Economics in Prague. He also obtained an LL.M. from the Faculty of Law of University College London. He focuses on banking and financial law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, and insolvency.  

Tomas Chobola, who joined Skils in 2006 after a brief period with White & Case, graduated from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno and from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague, and added an LL.M. from the University of Essex. He focuses mainly on dispute resolution and litigation and public procurement (including proceedings before the Czech Office for Protection of Competition), and according to the firm, "has extensive experience with insolvency, competition, TMT law, and energy, and with the agenda of business corporations and comprehensive business contracts."   

Jiri Zapletal, who joined Skils in 2007 after spending a year with PRK Partners, graduated from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in Brno and got an PH.D. from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague, as well as an LL.M. from King’s College London School of Law. He focuses on commercial law (especially EPC and other contracts for large investment projects, corporate law and mergers and acquisitions), public procurement law, and intellectual property.

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JŠK, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. (JŠK) is a medium-sized law firm based in Prague providing a comprehensive range of commercial legal advisory services in the Czech Republic. Our team consists of almost 30 lawyers, five of whom are partners with many years of experience from leading international law firms. We advise local and international clients from banking, insurance and various industry sectors, boast a respected projects practice, and work for the public sector at the federal and municipal level.

Ever since it was founded in 2004, JŠK has striven for the epitome of professionalism, expertise and ethical integrity. We continuously seek to surpass what large global law firms can offer and to give our clients a personal approach. All mandates are equally important to us regardless of size as we guide clients through both complex and seemingly routine matters.

Our clients turn to us for advice when implementing their business plans across all areas of commercial law. We are proud members of PONTES: the CEE lawyers, a unique network of law firms through which we provide services not only in the Czech Republic but also in Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

Firm's website: http://www.jsk.cz

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