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Members Announce Launch of Act Legal Law Firm Alliance

Members Announce Launch of Act Legal Law Firm Alliance

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A new European law firm alliance with a substantial CEE presence has appeared on the legal scene. The new Act Legal alliance (branded in lower-case, as "act legal") consists of founding members AC Tischendorf (in Germany), BSWW (in Poland), MPH (Slovakia), Randa Havel Legal (Czech Republic), Vivien & Associes (France), and WMWP (Austria).

According to a press release distributed by the new alliance, "with around 250 first-class corporate lawyers, tax consultants and business experts, act legal will be the very first choice for top-quality legal advice in Europe." That same press release claims that "act legal plans to provide global support to clients through its existing network memberships, linking it to more than 57 law firms and approximately 1,350 lawyers in all major business centers of the world."

Act Legal’s activities will be coordinated by a team consisting of Sven Tischendorf from AC Tischendorf, Nicolas Vivien from Vivien & Associes, and Martin Randa from Randa Havel Legal.

Martin Randa explains: “Changes in the way of our clients work, in particular by increasing international trade interdependence and consolidating of originally local businesses into larger units, have been the main impulse for the formation of act legal. With act legal our aim is quite plainly to offer the market the best of all legal consultancy worlds, by combining top partner-led, local law firms with international professionalism. In addition, act legal will offer talented, entrepreneurial-minded, internationally-oriented lawyers an attractive platform for their professional careers.”

Act Legal reports that it "aims to have its own offices in all major countries of Europe," and that "initial talks are already underway with high-performing law firms in Scandinavia and Southern Europe focused on Corporate, M&A, and General Commercial law."

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HAVEL & PARTNERS, attorneys-at-law, with offices in Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Pilsen, Olomouc, and Ostrava, has a team of 220 lawyers, tax advisors and 500 employees in total, is the largest independent law firm in Central Europe.

Our clients include large international companies, leading Czech and Slovak firms, including strategic state-owned companies and public sector authorities, as well as medium-size businesses, individual entrepreneurs, and investors. We advise approximately 100 of the Fortune 500 companies, and almost 50 of the Czech Top 100 companies. HAVEL & PARTNERS currently provides its services to a total of 2,000 clients. We have the most comprehensive international support available to both Czech and Slovak law firms. We provide legal and tax advice in 12 world languages in more than 90 countries around the globe. Up to 70 % of the transactions we deal with involve an international aspect.

HAVEL & PARTNERS was named the best law firm operating in the Czech Republic by the prestigious British rating agencies Chambers and Partners (2020) and Who’s Who Legal (2018, 2019). It is also the most successful law firm, providing the most comprehensive legal services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, based on the total number of all nominations and awards in all years of the Law Firm of the Year awards. The firm became the absolute winner of this competition four times in the last six years, receiving the main award Domestic Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020) and ranking as one of the most recommended law firms in all categories of law. Our company is also a three-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year award for Best Client Services (2015, 2016, 2019). In the field of M&A, HAVEL & PARTNERS is the best law firm in the Czech Republic based on the annual International Advisory Experts awards (2018, 2019). In Slovakia, it also won the prestigious global M&A Today Awards (2013–2018) for Mergers & Acquisitions six times in a row, and repeatedly won first place in the ranking by Lawyer International Legal 100 (2017, 2018). Prestigious international rating agencies EMIS DealWatch and Mergermarket have ranked HAVEL & PARTNERS among the leading law firms by the number of transactions completed in the entire CEE region since 2009. Based on annual awards of the Acquisition International magazine, HAVEL & PARTNERS has become the Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the M&A category in the CEE region.

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