Ondřej Florián and Štěpán Štarha to become partners of HAVEL & PARTNERS

Praha, 25 June 2018

The largest Czech-Slovak law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS will have 27 partners from 1 July 2018. Ondřej Florián and Štěpán Štarha, who are now managing associates and both started working for the law firm as junior associates in 2010, will be promoted to the highest managerial position. Their career reflects the law firm’s long-term effort to nurture future generations of professionals who are both lawyers and managers faster than usually seen in the legal bar.

“With Ondřej’s promotion, we seek to further strengthen our advisory group focusing on private clients, i.e. VIP clients from the ranks of the most significant entrepreneurs and their relatives, top managers, investors, artists and professional athletes, including about 400 of the wealthiest Czechs and Slovaks. We help them plan and structure the administration and long-term possession of their private and entrepreneurial property, and assist them with foreign investment, exports and international trade in general. For many years, Ondřej has specialized in domestic and foreign corporate acquisitions and transformations, which is often the case with family businesses, and in market terms, our experience with handing over and transforming these businesses is unparalleled,” says managing partner and head of the team for private clients, Jaroslav Havel.

Štěpán Štarha will continue to advise technological and IT companies as well as financial, energy and telecommunications companies on complex projects. “We have agreed with Štěpán that he will take part of the responsibility for developing our Slovak office. He will be available for our clients in Prague and Bratislava. I believe that his experience will help us achieve good financial results in Slovakia,” says Jaroslav Havel.

altMgr. Ondřej Florián has cooperated with HAVEL & PARTNERS since he joined the law firm as a junior associate in 2010. He specializes in corporate law, encompassing international and domestic acquisitions of companies, including sales of enterprises and the subsequent reorganizations of concern groupings. He also focuses on transformations of companies and other aspects of corporate law in the long term. In the area of transformations, he focuses especially on setting post-transactional holding structures, implementing mergers and other types of corporate transformations. For example, he advised and assisted one of the largest US brewery companies during the acquisition of 100% shares in CEE brewery companies, and he has advised significant private clients on planning and implementing their holding structures.

altMgr. Bc. Štěpán Štarha started working as a paralegal – legal assistant at HAVEL & PARTNERS in 2009 and was promoted to a junior associate in 2010. He specializes in contractual law, intellectual property law, information systems and telecommunications law as well as private international law. In the area of intellectual property law, he focuses in particular on the legal aspects of creating and using copyright works and on the protection of industrial property. In the area of information technologies law, he deals especially with aspects of implementing information systems and licensing computer programmes. For instance, he represented a significant multinational company implementing information systems in contractual relationships with state authorities of the Czech Republic and advised a global manufacturer of shoes on the protection of its industrial property rights, in particular enforcing industrial property and trademark rights.  


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