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Introducing the DOTY Final Selection Committee

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We are honored and excited to introduce (and extend a big thank you to!) our regional Final Selection Committee of Jurors for the 2022 CEE Deals of the Year awards.

The CEE Deal of the Year Awards have been granted since 2017 by CEE Legal Matters — the leading source of news and information about the lawyers and legal industry in Central and Eastern Europe — to celebrate the transactions, financings, IPOs, and other deals that underpin growth throughout the region, as well as the lawyers and law firms who make them happen. Members of the Final Selection Committee were tasked with reviewing the shortlisted submissions in each CEE jurisdiction and casting votes to select the ultimate winners – including the ultimate CEE Deal of the Year. The committee voted on the deals shortlisted by our individual country panels that analyzed all deal submissions in the first round of votes.

  1. Agnes Molnar, Partner, Travers Thorp Alberga
  2. Aku Sorainen, Senior Partner, Sorainen
  3. Ersin Nazali, Managing Partner, Nazali Tax & Legal 
  4. Florentin Tuca, Managing Partner, Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii 
  5. Glib Bondar, Senior Partner, Avellum
  6. Horst Ebhardt, Partner, Wolf Theiss
  7. Hugh Owen, CEE Head of Legal Business Solutions, PwC
  8. Igor Odobescu, Managing Partner, ACI Partners
  9. Kevin-Paul Deveau, Partner, Reed Smith
  10. Lauris Liepa, Managing Partner, Cobalt
  11. ​​Petar Orlic, Partner, NKO Partners
  12. Richard Jones, Partner, Slaughter and May
  13. Sasha Vujacic, Partner, Vujacic Law Office 
  14. Shawn Atkinson, Partner, Orrick
  15. Tytus Cytowski, Partner, Cytowski & Partners 
  16. Vaclav Bily, Partner, PRK Partners

From the very inception of these awards, we were keen to develop something untainted by perceived commercial (or other) biases and our ability to entrust the decision on the winners to our committees goes a long way in establishing the DOTYs as such. We are extremely fortunate and thankful to have them all agree to join the panel, given the high regard in which they are held, the respect they receive from their peers, and their reputations – all critical to the value of these awards.

The winners of the CEE Deal of the Year will be announced at the annual CEE Deal of the Year Banquet scheduled for April 25, 2023, in Istanbul. More information about the awards and the banquet can be found at doty.ceelegalmatters.com.

PRK Partners at a Glance

PRK Partners, one of the leading Central European law firms, has been helping clients achieve their business objectives almost 30 years. Our team of lawyers, based in our Prague, Ostrava, and Bratislava offices, has a unique knowledge of Czech and Slovak law and of the business environment. Our lawyers studied at top law schools in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland and elsewhere. They also have experience working for leading international and domestic law firms in a number of jurisdictions. We speak your language, too. Our legal team is fluent in more than 15 languages, including all the key languages of the region.

PRK Partners has one of the most experienced legal teams on the market. We are consistently rated as one of the leading law firms in the region. We have received many significant honours and awards for our work. We represent the interests of international clients operating in the Czech Republic in an efficient way, combining local knowledge with an understanding of their global requirements in a business-friendly approach. We are one of the largest law firms in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Our specialised teams of lawyers and tax advisors advise major global corporations as well as local companies. We provide comprehensive legal advice drawing on our profound knowledge of local law and markets.

Our legal advice delivers tangible results – as proven by our strong track record. We are the only Czech member firm of Lex Mundi, the world's leading network of independent law firms. As one of the leading law firms in the region, we have received many national and international awards, in some cases several years in a row. Honours include the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence, The Lawyer and Czech and Slovak Law Firm of the Year. Thanks to our close cooperation with leading international law firms and strong local players, we can serve clients in multiple jurisdictions around the globe. Our strong network means that we can meet your needs, wherever you do business.

PRK Partners has been repeatedly voted among the most socially responsible firms in the category of small and mid-sized firms and was awarded the bronze certificate at the annual TOP Responsible Firm of the Year Awards.

Our work is not only “business”: we have participated on a longstanding basis in a wide variety of pro bono projects and supported our partners from the non-profit sector (Kaplicky Centre Endowment Fund, Tereza Maxová Foundation, Czech Donors Forum, etc.).

Firm's website: www.prkpartners.com