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, European Legal Experts, Global Law Experts, and IFLR 1000, 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 eight years, HAVEL & PARTNERS has become the absolute winner in this competition six times, winning the main prize, the Law Firm of the Year in the Domestic Law Firm category (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020–2022), and ranking among recommended or most recommended law firms in all sector categories. It has also won the Law Firm of the Year for the best client services six times (2015, 2016, 2019–2022).
The firm has also won a number of non-legal awards.
In the Law Firm of the Year 2022 competition, HAVEL & PARTNERS won the main prize for Law Firm of the Year in the Domestic Law Firm as well as the best client services category. The firm defended the first place in Mergers & Acquisitions for the fourth time in a row, adding victory in the Development and Real Estate Projects category.
The Law Firm of the Year competition in Slovakia has also brought significant success to HAVEL & PARTNERS, where the Slovak office has 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, as well as the Best Client Service category for the third time in a row (2020–2022) and we also took first place in the Competition category (2022). In 2021, 2020 and 2015, we won first place in the Mergers and Acquisitions category and in 2020 we also won in the Energy and Energy Projects category.
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.
We received the prestigious Who's Who Legal Awards as the best law firm in the Czech Republic in 2018–2022.
As part of the Global Awards announced by Corporate LiveWire, HAVEL & PARTNERS was recognized as the best law firm of the year in the Czech Republic (2018).
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 rated us from 2010 to 2022 as the leader based on the number of transactions successfully closed in the Czech Republic.
HAVEL & PARTNERS was named the Best Law Firm in the Czech Republic in the M&A category based on the annual International Advisory Experts awards (2018, 2019).
According to the M&A Today Awards global survey, our office is the No. 1 law firm for mergers and Acquisitions in Slovakia from 2013 to 2018.
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.
In 2018, our firm was awarded by Acquisition International magazine as the best law firm for real estate and construction in the entire CEE region. In the following year 2019, this prestigious magazine named HAVEL & PARTNERS the Best Law Firm of the Year in the M&A category in Central Europe.
According to the Refinitiv awards, HAVEL & PARTNERS is the best law firm in mergers and acquisitions in Eastern Europe (2019).
HAVEL & PARTNERS was listed for the sixth time in the prestigious ranking of The Slovak Spectator TOP 10 largest law firms in Slovakia (2016, 2017, 2019–2022), which is compiled annually by The Slovak Spectator in cooperation with SME daily and FinStat. In 2022, the Slovak office defended the first place in Intellectual Property law and Competition law category. It is currently the largest Czech-Slovak law firm operating in Slovakia.
In the field of M&A, Havel & Partners was named the Law Firm of the Year in Slovakia in 2017 and 2018 on the basis of the Lawyer International Legal 100 award.
HAVEL & PARTNERS for the ninth 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.
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 seventh time.
HAVEL & PARTNERS has consistently met the criteria of highest credibility and economic stability, confirming Dun & Bradstreet’s (Bisnode) AAA rating.
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.