In November 2019, the international law firm Eversheds Sutherland expanded its team by two senior lawyers, Radek Váňa and Michal Hrabovský. Both will significantly strengthen the international and local M&A team.
"We are glad that Radek and Michal have decided to join our ranks," said Stanislav Dvořák, Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland. "Besides their transaction practice, we are also getting leading experts in competition and lottery law who will take our services in this field to an even higher level than before."
Radek Váňa's career has spanned more than 20 years, combining the practice of an attorney in leading international law firms and a transactional in-house executive lawyer. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, he was the General Counsel of SAZKA Group, an international lottery group. Before that, he worked for Allen & Overy in Prague, London and Amsterdam, and as the international legal counsel at KAZ Minerals PLC in London and Almaty, Kazakhstan. At Eversheds Sutherland, Radek will focus on further developing its transaction practice (M&A) and will head the Russian Desk. A graduate of the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague, in addition to Czech, he is fluent in English and Russian.
"When I decided to return to practising law in the Czech Republic, I was looking for a strong local firm which belongs to a large global network where I could fully apply my international transaction experience from London and other markets. The offer from Eversheds Sutherland was a clear choice," said Radek Váňa.
Michal Hrabovský has 12 years of legal practice and will build on his previous success in the law firms of Weil, Gotshal & Manges and bpv Braun Partners. He has been repeatedly recommended by the Legal 500 rating agency as an M&A expert. In addition to transaction advisory, he will be responsible for developing the competition law practice in the Prague and Bratislava offices. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge and Masaryk University of Brno. In addition to Czech, he is fluent in English.
"Eversheds Sutherland is a full-service firm with contacts around the world. The opportunity to develop a strong competition practice in Prague and Bratislava with the help of its established environment is a welcome challenge for me," said Michal Hrabovský.
Eversheds Sutherland is a Top 15 global law firm. It employs more than 5,000 people over 69 offices in 34 jurisdictions in Europe, the USA, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. www.eversheds-sutherland.com