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Ladislav Smejkal and Jiri Strzinek Appointed Czech Co-Managing Partners at Dentons

Ladislav Smejkal and Jiri Strzinek Appointed Czech Co-Managing Partners at Dentons

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Dentons has appointed Ladislav Smejkal and Jiri Strzinek as Co-Managing Partners responsible for managing the Prague office and leading the firm’s strategy for the Czech market.

Smejkal and Strzinek are taking over the leadership role from Petr Zakoucky, who has, according to Dentons, “decided to step down from the leadership role in order to focus fully on his client-facing duties as a Partner in the Corporate and M&A and Energy groups.”

Smejkal is Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in Prague. According to Dentons, “he has been representing clients in litigation and criminal law cases as well as compliance and employment law matters for more than 20 years.”

Strzinek is Co-Head of the Real Estate practice in Prague. According to the firm, he has more than 20 years’ experience in advising clients on high-value transactions.

“I am pleased to welcome Jiri and Ladislav to the leadership team,” commented Dentons Europe CEO Tomasz Dabrowski. “I believe they will be excellent leaders and representatives of our firm in the market. I would also like to thank Petr for his leadership in helping to position Dentons as a top law firm on the Czech market.”

“Our appointment sends a strong message that in today’s difficult environment, our co-management and joint approach will be key to serving our lawyers and staff, and most importantly our clients,” Strzinek said.

“Our top priority going forward will be to continue to deliver world-class advice to our clients and be the go-to law firm for not only complex and difficult legal cases but also significant transactions and litigations in Central and Eastern Europe,” Smejkal added. “At the same time, we want to create a great working environment for our people.”

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