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Michal Hink Elected Czech Republic Managing Partner at Dentons

Michal Hink Elected Czech Republic Managing Partner at Dentons

Czech Republic

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

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For more than 25 years PRK Partners has been providing top tier, comprehensive legal services in all areas of law – always at the highest professional level. The company’s offices in Prague, Ostrava and Bratislava, as well as its specialised teams of legal practitioners and tax advisors, allow PRK Partners to offer solutions to any kind of legal issues, providing an international point of view and in-depth knowledge of the respective local legal system.

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.

PRK Partners is the exclusive member firm in the Czech Republic for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. In addition, the firm is a member of Celia Alliance, AFI (Association for Foreign Investment) and CVCA (the Czech Private Equity and Venture Capital Association).

Firm's website: www.prkpartners.com

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