In response to the economic effects of the crisis and the serious financial problems of many companies, HAVEL & PARTNERS, the largest and most successful Czech-Slovak law firm, is creating a unique team of specialists, which has also been extended to include experienced lawyers Jan Králíček and Vojtěch Šváb since this September. Together with the largest professional team in this area, they will be ready to provide clients in a difficult financial situation with the most comprehensive legal advice on the Czech-Slovak market.
“Unfortunately, the current development of the economy, which is facing a ten percent decline after the first wave of COVID-19, is bringing about financial problems and indebtedness for many companies. We expect an increase in corporate insolvencies and restructurings, and this trend is expected to continue throughout 2021. In response to the current situation and in an effort to help our clients in this difficult situation, a closely cooperating team of 20 experienced lawyers, including 6 partners of the firm, with its motto “Financing from A to Z”, is being created and will address comprehensively all stages of financing,” reminds the firm’s managing partner Jaroslav Havel. In addition to Jaroslav Havel, partners Marek Vojáček, Dušan Sedláček, Jan Topinka, Filip Čabart and Ondřej Majer are also taking part in leading this unique team.
“I am very pleased to welcome to this team my colleague, the lawyer Jan Králíček, who previously worked in our firm as a legal assistant during his studies, and also Vojtěch Šváb, who joins us with valuable experience in the judiciary. We have also strengthened this area of law, which is currently one of our priorities, in terms of personnel and expertise, in Moravia and Slovakia, where an experienced specialist in financing and insolvency, attorney Elena Jarolímková, has joined HAVEL & PARTNERS. We are now communicating with several other high-quality candidates about joining our firm,” says Havel. “Together with our experts from HAVEL & PARTNERS, they will help creditors and debtors by offering legal and tax advice, moreover, they will also look for alternative business solutions, including their subsequent comprehensive implementation.”
Jan Králíček graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Economics in Prague and also an LL.M. degree at Maastricht University and at the University of Amsterdam. Jan worked as a lawyer for more than 4 years in the Prague office of the law firm DENTONS. There, he specialised primarily in insolvency law and represented clients in significant insolvency proceedings, both on the part of debtors and creditors.
Vojtěch Šváb earned a master’s degree in law at the Faculty of Law of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, and after graduating he worked as a lawyer in a law firm, and as an assistant judge of the Regional Court in Pilsen. Prior to joining HAVEL & PARTNERS, Vojtěch worked as an assistant judge in the Insolvency Judiciary Division of the High Court in Prague.