The firm kept growing. In addition to Czech clients, international clients would knock on the door, mainly from France and Italy.
The firm kept growing. In addition to Czech clients, international clients would knock on the door, mainly from France and Italy. The law firm started to work largely in the public sector, banking, energy and transport. “We were gradually becoming well-known in business and managerial circles. As senior managers migrated to their new jobs we were approached by new clients, i.e. the companies to which such managers transferred. But their former companies stayed with us too,” Jaromír Císař unveils the secret of success. He himself would increasingly appear in the media – as a brave solicitor defending the State and ČEPRO against the attacks waged by Radovan Krejčíř and his firms.
The flourishing practice soon outgrew its old offices and relocated to Dlouhá Street in Prague. Prominent personalities such as Robert Pelikán, the current Justice Minister, his mother and judge of the EU Tribunal, Irena Pelikánová, and Marie Benešová, a former Attorney General and also a former Justice Minister, all worked at the law firm at some point in time.
However, the arrival of student Petr Michal who began working with the law firm as early as his first year at law school and thanks to his talent continued to develop to become, at the age of 32, one of the youngest partners in large practices on the Czech legal market, was much more important for the firm’s future. Key reinforcements also included Jakub Štilec, who soon became a partner, and Jakub Hollmann who currently serves as the chief executive of the law office.