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Languages:
Czech, French, English
Education:
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2006), Ph.D. (constitutional law, criminal law, criminology and criminalistics)
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2003), JUDr.
Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prague (2003), Mgr. (Political Science)
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2001), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prague (2000), Bc. (Political Science and International Relations)


Jiří Kmec

Counsel

Jiří Kmec specialises in litigation, administrative proceedings and arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, as well as in issues of criminal liability of legal entities (compliance).

Prior to joining our law firm, Jiří worked for almost eleven years at the Czech Ministry of Justice in the Office of the Government’s Agent before the European Court of Human Rights, and since 2011 as the Deputy Agent. In this position, he was mainly involved in the representation of the State in more than 150 litigation matters before this international court and also before the United Nations Human Rights Committee. He spoke on the topics concerning the European system of human rights protection as a guest lecturer mostly at the Czech Judicial Academy and at the Faculties of Law in Prague and Plzeň. Jiří is the head of the team of authors and the main author of the large commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights (C. H. Beck, 2012) and the author of the monograph on European Criminal Law (C. H. Beck, 2006). Jiří is a member of the Legislative Council of the Czech Government (Commission on Penal Law) and the Ministry of Justice’s Committee for the new Criminal Code.

Transactions

  • representing the contractor of a large transport infrastructure construction project in a dispute before an arbitration tribunal concerning the payment of a delinquent amount of billions of Czech crowns
  • representing the contractor of a commercial and office building in a dispute before an arbitration tribunal concerning the payment of a delinquent amount of hundreds of millions of Czech crowns
  • representing a manufacturer of electronic components in a dispute involving liability for defects, with a claim amounting to tens of millions of Czech crowns
  • representing a prominent leasing company as creditor in complex insolvency proceedings involving a former important business partner
  • representing a major sport association in disputes before an international arbitration tribunal
  • representing financial institutions in disputes concerning refunds of loan fees
  • reviewing the compliance programme of a major industrial company
  • comprehensive analysis of the risk of criminal liability of members of a city borough assembly in connection with the voting at the assembly

Membership in professional associations

  • Czech Bar Association
  • Czech Society for European and Comparative Law
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