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Jitka Logesova to Head Wolf Theiss's New Corporate Investigation Practice in Prague

Jitka Logesova to Head Wolf Theiss's New Corporate Investigation Practice in Prague

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Former Kinstellar Partner Jitka Logesova has joined Wolf Theiss as Partner to head the firm’s newly established Corporate Investigations Practice in Prague, which will serve as a hub for the entire CEE/SEE region.

Lawyer Robert Pelikan, who will work in the Wolf Theiss Corporate Investigations Practice along with Logesova, joins as Counsel. 

"Corporate Investigation is an important future topic. With Jitka as leading compliance and corporate criminal liability expert and Robert with his outstanding practical knowledge and academic background we will be able to help our clients in the entire region to prepare for and respond to brand threatening unexpected events. We are proud that Jitka chose our firm as the platform to service clients in the entire CEE/SEE region where corporate investigations get more and more relevant," says Horst Ebhardt, Head of Corporate, Wolf Theiss.

"I am very happy to welcome Jitka and Robert to our team in Prague and look forward to building up a regional hub for Corporate Investigations in Prague," comments Jan Kotous, Partner Wolf Theiss Prague.

According to Wolf Theiss, “the cross-border Corporate Investigations team will work closely with [the firm's] strong corporate practice and will complement the Wolf Theiss Compliance, White Collar Crime, and Asset Tracing teams in CEE/SEE."

Logesova specializes in corporate investigations, compliance, corporate criminal liability/white collar crime, and asset recovery. Before joining Wolf Theiss, she established and built up Kinstellar's firm-wide compliance, risk and sensitive investigations practice. She was also tasked by the Czech General Prosecutor's office to help draft the methodology for Czech state prosecutors on how to evaluate corporate compliance management systems.

Pelikan worked for almost two years at Linklaters before it withdrew from the Czech Republic at the end of 2008, at which point he opened his own boutique law office. After five years there he accepted an invitation to become Czech Minister of Justice, a position he held until June of this year. 

"Corporate Investigation is an important future topic," said Wolf Theiss Partner Horst Ebhardt. “With Jitka as leading compliance and corporate criminal liability expert and Robert with his outstanding practical knowledge and academic background we will be able to help our clients in the entire region to prepare for and respond to brand threatening unexpected events. We are proud that Jitka chose our firm as the platform to service clients in the entire CEE/SEE region where corporate investigations get more and more relevant."

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The full-service law firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions. The firm puts emphasis on the highest standards of quality, efficiency and flexibility in its advisory services, which are tailored to the specific requirements of each client. 

Our team is composed of professionals with international education and experience. The firm frequently works on a non-exclusive basis with leading international law firms on large cross-border transactions.

PRK Partners is consistently recognised among the top law firms by leading international and domestic directories and ratings agencies and has been honoured with numerous awards: 

• National Law Firm of the Year 2016 by the Chambers Europe Awards, the most prestigious international law firm competition. This is the fifth award PRK Partners has received since the awards were first given; National Law Firm of the Year 2014, 2013 and 2010 and Law Firm of the Year 2012 for Best Client Service.

• 2018 Best Law Firm of the Year in the category of Banking &Finance and the absolute winner in the main category of the Domestic Law Firm of the Year awards organised by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association three times since the award's inception (in 2016, 2013 and 2011).

• a finalist of the Central European Law Firm of the Year category in The Lawyer European Awards 2018. 

The firm has a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility and pro bono work.

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