Czech lawyer Filip Cabart and Slovak lawyer Juraj Steinecker have been promoted to partner in the Prague and Bratislava offices of Havel & Partners respectively, bringing the firm's partnership to 29.
Cabart will co-manage the Havel & Partners Banking and Finance team. According to the firm, he "specializes in all types of financing, including syndicated loans, dealing with claim portfolios, and legal and regulatory aspects of providing financial services and collective investment, securities offerings and admission to trading on public markets. In recent years, he has been involved in numerous international and domestic transactions, providing legal advice to major international and domestic financial institutions and major companies."
Steinecker specializes in Competition law and M&A. The firm reports that "in the past, Juraj has represented clients from different sectors before competition authorities and courts in matters of anti-competitive agreements, and in merger notification matters," and says that "he also advises on competitive aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and on compliance matters."
“We are aware that only top lawyers will keep the top-ranked law firm on top," says Jaroslav Havel, Managing Partner of the firm. "That’s why within the firm we are developing a motivating environment with a clear vision of career growth that can be much faster than at our competitors. In terms of clients and work, the firm has always grown to such an extent that we could create other partner positions and offer them to our best and most talented colleagues. Some of them have achieved partnership faster than the average eight to ten years." Speaking of the overall round of promotions, which included Counsels and Senior Lawyers as well, Havel commented that: "the second highest managerial position of counsel was then created in 2014, together with the economic and personnel development of the firm, when in some areas it was necessary to extend the competencies of the most experienced lawyers who typically do not aspire to the position of partner, or for whom the position of counsel is a pre-level to the position of partner, and also to support their academic growth, pedagogical or other professional activities." Currently, seven of our colleagues are in the position of counsel." Ultimately, he concluded, "I am glad that all the newly promoted lawyers have given the long-standing support to individual legal teams and that we are successfully pursuing the strategy of raising the next generation of top senior colleagues in the firm.”