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Ondrej Florian and Stepan Starha Join Partnership at Havel & Partner

Ondrej Florian and Stepan Starha Join Partnership at Havel & Partner

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Former Managing Associates Ondrej Florian and Stepan Starha have become Partner at Havel & Partners.

Both Florian and Starha joined Havel & Partners as junior associates in 2010.

 “With Ondrej’s promotion, we seek to further strengthen our advisory group focusing on private clients,” says Managing Partner Jaroslav Havel, who heads the firm's Private Clients team. "For many years, Ondrej 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."

Starha, who is based in Havel & Partners' Bratislava office, advises technological and IT companies as well as financial, energy, and telecommunications companies. He started working at the firm as a paralegal/legal assistant in 2009. 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 technology law, he deals especially with aspects of implementing information systems and licensing computer programs.


Havel & Partners at a Glance

HAVEL & PARTNERS, attorneys-at-law, with offices in Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Pilsen, Olomouc, and Ostrava, has a team of 220 lawyers, tax advisors and 500 employees in total, is the largest independent law firm in Central Europe.

Our clients include large international companies, leading Czech and Slovak firms, including strategic state-owned companies and public sector authorities, as well as medium-size businesses, individual entrepreneurs, and investors. We advise approximately 100 of the Fortune 500 companies, and almost 50 of the Czech Top 100 companies. HAVEL & PARTNERS currently provides its services to a total of 2,000 clients. We have the most comprehensive international support available to both Czech and Slovak law firms. We provide legal and tax advice in 12 world languages in more than 90 countries around the globe. Up to 70 % of the transactions we deal with involve an international aspect.

HAVEL & PARTNERS was named the best law firm operating in the Czech Republic by the prestigious British rating agencies Chambers and Partners (2020) and Who’s Who Legal (2018, 2019). It is also the most successful law firm, providing the most comprehensive legal services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, based on the total number of all nominations and awards in all years of the Law Firm of the Year awards. The firm became the absolute winner of this competition four times in the last six years, receiving the main award Domestic Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic (2015, 2017, 2018, 2020) and ranking as one of the most recommended law firms in all categories of law. Our company is also a three-time winner of the Law Firm of the Year award for Best Client Services (2015, 2016, 2019). In the field of M&A, HAVEL & PARTNERS is the best law firm in the Czech Republic based on the annual International Advisory Experts awards (2018, 2019). In Slovakia, it also won the prestigious global M&A Today Awards (2013–2018) for Mergers & Acquisitions six times in a row, and repeatedly won first place in the ranking by Lawyer International Legal 100 (2017, 2018). Prestigious international rating agencies EMIS DealWatch and Mergermarket have ranked HAVEL & PARTNERS among the leading law firms by the number of transactions completed in the entire CEE region since 2009. Based on annual awards of the Acquisition International magazine, HAVEL & PARTNERS has become the Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the M&A category in the CEE region.

Firm's website: https://www.havelpartners.cz/en/