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Jan Kotous Brings Team from Wolf Theiss to Deloitte Legal in Prague

Jan Kotous Brings Team from Wolf Theiss to Deloitte Legal in Prague

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Former Wolf Theiss Partner Jan Kotous has brought a five-person team from that firm to Deloitte Legal in Prague.

Kotous has become the third partner at Deloitte Legal in Prague, joining Jan Spacil and Martin Bohuslav. He specializes in Corporate/M&A and Banking/Finance. According to Deloitte Legal, "among other things, he has extensive experience with transactions and legal advisory in the power industry, telecommunications, and financial services."

Among Kotous's team is Martin Kolacek, who joins as associate, and David Simek, who joins as a managing associate.

“We are happy that we were able to become part of a modern and progressive law office that provides support to a dynamically growing global law firm," said Kotous. "Thanks to a unique connection to other advisory and technology services and the global background, Deloitte Legal is quickly becoming a new driver in the environment of legal services, and we are happy to be a part of it."

Kotous joined Wolf Theiss in April 2011, staying for a year and a half before moving to the Prague office of Norton Rose Fulbright. He then returned to Wolf Theiss in July 2013, staying there until this recent move to Deloitte Legal. He also worked for five and a half years at Clifford Chance and a year at Squire Sanders & Dempsey (now Squire Patton Boggs). He graduated from the Charles University in Prague in 2001. 

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The full-service law firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions. The firm puts emphasis on the highest standards of quality, efficiency and flexibility in its advisory services, which are tailored to the specific requirements of each client. 

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• National Law Firm of the Year 2016 by the Chambers Europe Awards, the most prestigious international law firm competition. This is the fifth award PRK Partners has received since the awards were first given; National Law Firm of the Year 2014, 2013 and 2010 and Law Firm of the Year 2012 for Best Client Service.

• 2018 Best Law Firm of the Year in the category of Banking &Finance and the absolute winner in the main category of the Domestic Law Firm of the Year awards organised by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association three times since the award's inception (in 2016, 2013 and 2011).

• a finalist of the Central European Law Firm of the Year category in The Lawyer European Awards 2018. 

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