Dentons has appointed Michal Hink as Czech Republic Managing Partner, following his unanimous election by partners. His term of office will begin on January 1, 2019 and continue until December 31, 2021.
Hink is a partner and Co-Head of Dentons' Real Estate practice in Prague. He has 18 years of experience advising on major real estate acquisitions, disposals and developments in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and wider CEE region. He regularly advises on real estate M&A, financing and leasing transactions, logistics and built-to suit projects, and regulatory aspects of real estate development.
Hink takes over the leadership role from Ladislav Storek, who will finish his third term as Czech Republic Managing Partner on December 31, 2018. Storek will continue to head Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in Prague, where he will focus on strengthening client service and further developing the practice on the Czech market.
“In the five years since we became Dentons, under the leadership of Ladislav Storek, our Prague office has almost doubled in terms of revenue and today we are among the top three law firms in the Czech Republic,” said Michal Hink. “However, we cannot be complacent. The legal profession is going through a dramatic change as client expect us to delivery advice faster, better, and with more flexible fee arrangements. As managing partner I will focus on transforming our firm to ensure our ongoing success in this new market reality.”
Tomasz Dabrowski, Chief Executive Officer of Dentons Europe, commented, “Dentons’ goal in the CEE region is very clear – we want to be the top global law firm in the key markets in which we do business. I am grateful for Ladislav’s personal contribution to this goal over the last decade, and I look forward to working with Michal as we continue to strengthen our market position on the Czech market.”
Dentons has been present in the Czech Republic through its legacy firms since 1991. The Prague office now employs 65 lawyers, including 15 partners.