Jaroslav Šuchman

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Jaroslav Šuchman specialises in the law of contracts, personal data protection, EU law, gaming law, consumer protection, advertising law and other regulatory areas, and law-making advisory.

Prior to joining our law firm in 2010, he received his LL.M. degree at the Columbia Law School in New York. Before the post-graduate course he worked for five years at the Parliament of the Czech Republic as Head of the European Union Unit, Senate Chancellery, where he was instrumental in building mechanisms and providing for the daily parliamentary monitoring of the EU legislative procedure following the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union, and building and developing a framework for the interaction between the Senate, the Czech Government and EU institutions. He was co-responsible for the contents and course of the parliamentary dimension of the Czech Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2009.


  • Czech Bar Association
  • Czech Society for European and Comparative Law
Czech, English, French, Spanish
  • Columbia Law School, New York (2010), LL.M. (Fulbright Scholarship, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar distinction)
  • Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2004), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
  • Short-term specialized courses: École nationale d’administration, Paris, France (2008); European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2007) Diploma in the Law of the European Union; Central European University, Budapest, Hungary (2006) Diploma with distinction Magna Cum Laude
  • performing a large number of GDPR adaptation projects in a wide range of sectors and sizes of data controllers, from a car importer, a member of a global network of a drugstores, kitchen appliances distributor, automotive parts manufacturer, a travel agency, to a foundation, a start-up offering products and services comparison engines to consumers, or an on-line marketing company
  • advising in strategic and ad hoc projects on personal data processing compliance in various traditional as well as highly innovative business sectors (configuring individual procedures regarding processing, evaluation and compliance with the duty to inform on data breaches, support during inspections or representation in administrative proceedings)
  • drafting comprehensive contracts for the development and follow-up of client’s serial production of innovative  energy storage solutions
  • numerous cases of advising clients when contracting with their business partners and localizing of customer documentation for the purposes of offering products and services in the Czech Republic
  • supporting a foreign provider of an on-line lottery as the first such foreign entity to acquire regulatory permission in the Czech Republic
  • advising a major international company in the gaming system testing and verification business when applying for an authorisation in the Czech Republic
  • various cases of legal assistance rendered to stakeholders on specific matters (companies, non-profit organisations, public authorities) when drafting amendments, preparing analyses and comments, as well as legal-technical advisory
As part of the New Year's promotions at HAVEL & PARTNERS, the law firm’s top management has been expanded by two new members – Štěpán Štarha, partner co-responsible for the Slovak office and for the team specialising in IP/IT law, became an equity partner as of 1 January 2023. Jiří Kunášek, a leading expert in […]
Authors: Robert Nešpůrek, Vojtěch Bartoš, Jaroslav Šuchman The deadline for the adoption of a Czech whistleblowing act will expire before the year-end – and most likely due to neglect. Nevertheless, the state, regions, municipalities and their subordinate organisations and companies should prepare for the application of the rules of the European Whistleblowing Directive immediately after […]
Authors: David Krch, Jaroslav Šuchman, Martina Sumerauerová Thanks to the development of IT technology, the possibilities of digitising accounting and tax documents have increased significantly over the last few years. Until a few years ago, only some of our clients worked with digitised documents, now we hardly know anyone who does not use this option […]


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