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Bernhard Hager Leads Eversheds Sutherland Czech and Slovak Offices. Radek Matous Makes Partner

Bernhard Hager Leads Eversheds Sutherland Czech and Slovak Offices. Radek Matous Makes Partner

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Eversheds Sutherland's Head of the Bratislava Office Bernhard Hager has been appointed Managing Partner for the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Principal Associate and Head of the Labour Law team Radek Matous was promoted to Partner in Prague.

Hager's own Dvorak Hager & Partners joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2019. Earlier, he was a Partner with NH Hager Niederhuber, between 2006 and 2013, and with Haslinger/Nagele, between 2004 and 2006. He studied in Vienna and London and is also authorized to practice in Austria. According to Eversheds Sutherland, Hager’s areas of practice include corporate, energy and infrastructure projects, and construction law.

Matous joined the Dvorak Hager & Partners, now Eversheds Sutherland, team in 2015. Prior to that, he spent 14 and a half years with Balcar Polansky, a former Eversheds affiliate in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where he also headed the labor law practice group. Matous studied law and international trade in Prague. According to Eversheds Sutherland, he specializes in individual and collective labor law.

"My biggest task in the new role will be to further strengthen the integration of the Czech and Slovak teams and especially to deepen cooperation within the countries of Central and Eastern Europe," Hager commented. "In terms of potential growth, this is a promising region, the development of which is one of Eversheds Sutherland's top priorities."

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