Restructuring/Insolvency: Czech Republic
Interviewees describe Tomáš Richter as “one of the top insolvency practitioners in the Czech Republic,” and laud him for his in-depth and vast knowledge. He is also an accomplished academic, and recently played a leading role in the drafting of a new Insolvency Act.
Managing partner Vlad Petrus is a seasoned lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is regarded as an “extremely talented adviser,” and is valued for his banking and finance and capital markets expertise.
Despite his young age, Jindřich Arabasz is considered by market sources to be a “rising star.” “He is a quick thinker and a skilled problem solver,” says one interviewee.
Clients appreciate Petr Kuhn's negotiating skills and integrity, and confirm he is "an extremely talented lawyer who always finds solutions."
Department head David Plch is singled out for his “in-depth understanding and knowledge of the local business environment.” He is also highly active in banking and M&A, and often acts for corporate clients in negotiations with creditors.
Clients and peers alike describe Jiří Tomola as a technically skilled lawyer. Before joining White & Case, he was an in-house lawyer at a major domestic bank.
Market observers single out Martin Hrodek as “a highly skilled and extremely practical lawyer." He is widely known for his restructuring and insolvency expertise, in addition to his outstanding work in the field of litigation and arbitration.
Karel Drevinek is "a well-connected and technically skilled practitioner," say sources. Besides handling restructurings, he also comes recommended for banking and finance and corporate matters.
Robert Pavlu moves up the rankings following strong market feedback. "Despite his young age, he enjoys an excellent reputation," confirmed an interviewee.
Up-and-comer Juraj Alexander is valued for his courtroom skills, with one client confirming: “If I needed someone to defend me in court, I'd definitely go to him.” Alexander is well versed in insolvency matters, as well as real estate and M&A.
Clients highlight Martin Dančišin's impressive work ethic and availability. His broad practice covers restructuring, insolvency, banking and finance, as well as real estate.
Dušan Sedláček is well versed in corporate restructurings, and is also noted for his dispute resolution and M&A expertise.
Skilful lawyer Marek Vojácek spends much of his time advising Czech and Slovak investment groups on insolvency proceedings and restructurings.
Martin Solc and Dagmar Dubecka lead the practice and are key contacts for clients.
A newcomer to the rankings, Robert Klenka
of BBH advokatni kancelar v.o.s. "protects his clients' interests, and is always able to find a compromise,”
said an impressed interviewee. He is also significantly experienced in civil law litigation.
of Weinhold Legal v.o.s. is a German-qualified lawyer who acts for a number of German and Austrian clients.