Our lawyers are regularly cited as leading or recommended specialists by renowned international rating publications such as PLC Cross-border, European Legal 500, Chambers Global Guide, Who’s Who Legal, European Legal Experts, Global Law Experts, IFLR 1000, Global Competition Review or Client Choice, all of which have cited our office as one of the best law firms for transactions carried out in the Czech Republic in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, capital markets, insolvency and restructuring, real estate and development, technology, media and telecommunications, labour law, and dispute resolution.

HAVEL & PARTNERS is the most successful law firm offering the most comprehensive services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia based on the total number of all nominations and awards throughout the history of the Law Firm of the Year awards. In the past nine years, HAVEL & PARTNERS has become the absolute winner in this competition seven times, winning the main prize, the Law Firm of the Year in the Domestic Law Firm category (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020–2023), and ranking among most recommended or recommended law firms in all sector categories. It has also won the Law Firm of the Year for the best client services seven times (2015, 2016, 2019–2023).

The firm has also won a number of non-legal awards.

Legal Awards

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Law Firm of the Year Czech Republic

In the Law Firm of the Year 2023 competition, HAVEL & PARTNERS received the main award in the Domestic Law Firm of the Year category and was ranked among the most recommended firms (top tier) in most of other categories. It also won the Best Client Services category for the seventh time. The firm defended the first place for the third time in the Development and Real Estate Projects category, adding victory in the Healthcare Law category for the second time and in the Asset Management category. HAVEL & PARTNERS became the absolute winner of the competition for the fourth time in a row and won a total of 5 awards.

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Law Firm of the Year Slovakia

The Law Firm of the Year competition in Slovakia has also brought significant success to HAVEL & PARTNERS, where the Slovak office followed up on the Czech triumph and ranked among the best rated law firms. We won the main award in the International Law Firm category for the 3rd time, and we defended again first place in the Competition category (2022–2024). We won the Best Client Service category three times in a row (2020–2022). In 2015, 2020 and 2021, we also won first place in the Mergers and Acquisitions category. In 2023, we also took first place in the Life Sciences category.

Chambers Europe

In 2020–2022, HAVEL & PARTNERS was awarded the best law firm operating in the Czech Republic in the Chambers Europe Awards, the international ranking of law firms by the prestigious British rating agency Chambers and Partners. HAVEL & PARTNERS has been also shortlisted for the Chambers Europe Awards 2021 as one of ten best performing law firms for Pro Bono work.

Who's Who Legal awards

We received the prestigious Who's Who Legal Awards as the best law firm in the Czech Republic in 2018–2023.


According to the ranking agency Mergermarket, our office has been the No. 1 Legal advisor in the Czech Republic, based on the overall number of mergers and acquisitions undertaken during the past twelve years (2010–2022).

EMIS DealWatch

EMIS DealWatch rated us from 2010 to 2022 as the leader based on the number of transactions successfully closed in the Czech Republic.


According to the Refinitiv awards, HAVEL & PARTNERS is the best law firm in mergers and acquisitions in Eastern Europe (2019).

World Trademark Review 1000

In 2019–2023, our law firm was included in the release of the reputable international ranking World Trademark Review 1000 which, on an annual basis, maps the leading IP and trademark practices and practitioners in more than 80 jurisdictions around the globe.

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Slovak Spectator TOP 10

HAVEL & PARTNERS was listed for the seventh time in the prestigious ranking of The Slovak Spectator TOP 10 largest law firms in Slovakia (2016, 2017, 2019–2023), which is compiled annually by The Slovak Spectator in cooperation with SME daily and FinStat. In 2023, the Slovak office defended again the first place in Intellectual Property law and Competition law category and ranked in the top tier in the Mergers and Acquisitions category and in the Employment law category. It is currently the largest Czech-Slovak law firm operating in Slovakia.

Non-Legal Awards

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TOP Employers (2015–2024)

HAVEL & PARTNERS for the tenth time in a row, has become the top employer among law firms in the Czech Republic as ranked by the TOP Employers competition. The competition has been organised by the Association of Students and Graduates since 2012. In addition, HAVEL & PARTNERS has been ranked five times as Top Employer in the Lawyer category by students of law schools with the best study results. In previous years, the category was dominated by international law firms.


Czech Business Superbrands (2014–2016, 2019–2023)

HAVEL & PARTNERS is the only Czech law firm in the Czech Republic to have received the prestigious Czech Business Superbrands award. The prize is given to brands that have an excellent reputation, carry important values for customers and have built a personal relationship with them. It is awarded based on the unified criteria and methods of the Superbrands organisation in nearly 90 countries on five continents. Our law firm won the prestigions Czech Business Superbrands award for the eighth time.

Highest creditworthiness – AAA rating

HAVEL & PARTNERS has consistently met the criteria of highest credibility and economic stability, confirming Dun & Bradstreet’s (Bisnode) AAA rating.


The Czech LEMUR PR Award (2021)

LEMUR – Czech Award for Public Relations 2021. The firm won the award for its Comprehensive Information Service in the coronavirus era.

Offices of the Year (2017)

Our law firm was also awarded in the first year of the competition Offices of the Year which aims at awarding firms investing in quality work environment. A professional jury composed of leading experts in the field of architecture, design, office equipment and HR assessed office interiors in nine categories in terms of exceptionality and design, innovation, overall atmosphere, and, in the first place, quality of work environment for employees.


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