The promotions reflect the rising profile of the firm´s real estate, corporate, M&A and litigation practices. The firm confirms its strengthening of the position in the legal market in Czech Republic.
The managing partners of the Wolf Theiss Prague office, Tomáš Rychlý and Jan Myška, commented: "The firm´s decision to promote the colleagues reflects their contribution to the development of our practice. Libor Prokeš and Petr Syrovátko are both very experienced lawyers with extensive client contacts and undisputable expertise in the real estate practice in the case of Libor and litigation in the case Petr. Besides the recent promotion of Jan Kotous (appointed as counsel), this is another important and certainly not the last step in order to become the domestic market leading international firm, particularly in the transaction advisory services, projects and in area of major litigations. Pavel Srb is undoubtedly our strong talent, especially in the area of real estate transactions."
Libor Prokeš and Pavel Srb added: „We are very pleased that we can be part of a of the Wolf Theiss team and participate in continuing growth and development of Prague office. Especially in real estate area we have recently participated in several major transactions on the Czech market, which we greatly appreciate and we percieve our appointment not just as a recognition of our achievments, but also as a challenge for the future. We believe that this trend will continue." Petr Syrovátko commented on the decision as follows: „I personally think of the promotion as an acknowledgemnt of the development of litigation practise in Prague´s Wolf Theiss office, which has significantly improved the visibility of the office on domestic and regional market. For me personally it is a strong motivation for further work and commitment to the ongoing development of our litigation practice in region.
Libor Prokeš has over 17 years of professional experience in the Czech Republic. His core practice areas are M&A, real estate and restructuring of companies. He has also rich experience in the area of industrial rights and intellectual property protection, IP/IT law and representing clients before regular and arbitration courts, including the Czech Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic. Before joining Wolf Theiss Libor practiced with German law firm Noerr and subsequently spent more than 2 years as in-house counsel of BTL Group (a leading manufacturer of medical equipment). Libor graduated from Charles University Law School in Prague (JUDr., Ph.D.).
Petr Syrovátko specializes mainly in litigation and arbitration and for many years works as a chief lawyer responsible for this agenda in Prague´s Wolf Theiss office. He also participates in a number of mergers and acquisitions, in particular with jurisdictional extension into German speaking countries. Petr along with Libor Prokeš and Pavel Srb specialize on advising German speaking clients, where he draws his experience from several study programs in Germany. Petr have been working in advocacy since 2003 and was admitted to the Czech Bar in 2008. Prior to joining Wolf Theiss, Petr worked in law firm BBH and as an in-house lawyer in foreign bank. Petr graduated from Charles University Law School (JUDr., Ph.D.) and Universität Passau in Germany (LL.M.).
Pavel Srb is working at Wolf Theiss since 2008. He focuses primarily on advising in areas of mergers and acquisitions, real estate and financing of acquisitions. He also has significant experience in providing legal services on complex domestic and cross-border transactions in various commercial sectors. Except the Master´s degree from Masaryk University in Brno he obtained LL.M. degree at Universität Konstanz in Germany.
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Founded in 1957, Wolf Theiss is one of the leading European law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe with a focus on international business law. With 340 lawyers in 14 offices located in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, Wolf Theiss represents local and international industrial, trade and service companies, as well as banks and insurance companies. Combining law and business, Wolf Theiss develops comprehensive and constructive solutions on the basis of legal, fiscal and business know-how.
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