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Jiri Kunasek Becomes Equity Partner and Veronika Bocanova and Ivan Houfek Make Partner at Havel & Partners

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Havel & Partners has promoted Jiri Kunasek to Equity Partner and Veronika Bocanova and Ivan Houfek to Partners.

Kunasek, who is a commercial and corporate law expert, joined Havel & Partners in 2017 and made Partner in 2023 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 13, 2023). Before that, he spent a year and a half as a Legal Assistant with Cech Partners and, earlier, almost a year as a Legal Assistant with Rybar Soppe & Partneri. 

Bocanova, a family law expert, has been with the firm since 2021. Earlier, she spent 13 and a half years with Vych and Partners.

Houfek, a dispute resolution lawyer, has been with Havel & Partners since 2021. Before joining the firm, he spent five and a half years as a sole practitioner and, earlier, six years with Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

The round also saw 25 lawyers promoted to Counsels, Managing Associates, and Senior Associates.

“Midway through this year, we are promoting 28 lawyers internally," said Managing Partner Jaroslav Havel. "All of them have demonstrated that they have excellent skills in dealing with the specific needs of clients, including in the context of their business, which we see as a key factor in the firm."

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