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Havel & Partners Promotes Five to Partner and Ondrej Florian to Equity Partner

Havel & Partners Promotes Five to Partner and Ondrej Florian to Equity Partner

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Ondrej Florian has become an Equity Partner at Havel & Partners, while Katerina Slavikova, Jaroslav Baier, Ondrej Curilla, Petr Oplustil, and Miroslav Vozab were appointed as Partners at the firm.

According to Havel & Partners, Florian is “responsible for leading the firm’s corporate and private client services team.” Before joining Havel & Partners in 2010, Florian spent over a year with Podrouzek - Monik - Kadecka.

“Ondrej Florian is one of the key members of the firm’s management team and in previous years he has been instrumental in setting and implementing the group’s strategic objectives in the area of corporate law,” Managing Partner Jaroslav Havel commented. “His leadership and expertise have also contributed to strengthening our portfolio of services to private clients. As an Equity Partner, he will be responsible for the further strategic development of these areas and the continuous strengthening of key business relationships with our clients.”

According to the firm, Slavikova is “co-responsible for the management and development of the specialized Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Food Law group.” She has been with the firm since December 2017. Before that, she spent over seven years in-house with Danone & Nutricia.

With his Partnership promotion, Baier will also become “co-responsible for the management of the Venture Capital and Private Equity practice group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia,” according to Havel & Partners. Baier has been with the firm since July 2022, when he joined as a Counsel. Prior to that, he spent four and a half years as a Senior Associate with Jan Evan, over a year as an Associate with BADOKH, and a year and a half with Allen & Overy.

Former Counsel Curilla is a public sector law expert. He has been with Havel & Partners for over 16 years, having joined in June 2007.

Oplustil, a former Counsel as well, focuses on public law and environmental law in particular. He has been with Havel & Partners since 2006, having joined as an Associate before being promoted to Senior Associate in 2009, Managing Associate in 2012, and Counsel in 2019. Earlier, he spent a year and a half as a Lawyer with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.

Vozab, who has been co-managing the firm’s Brno office, has been with Havel & Partners for more than ten years. He specializes in corporate law, acquisitions, and services for private clients. He joined the firm in 2012, after spending four years as a Junior Lawyer with Scigiel & Partners.

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