Dentons has launched its Energy practice in the Czech Republic with the recruitment of Petr Zákoucký as a partner. He joins the Firm’s Prague office from Clifford Chance along with two associates Michal Pelikan and, Barbora Obračajová, who will join within the next month.
Zákoucký is a prominent lawyer in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors. He provides a full range of regulatory advice and is the co-author of the first commentary on the Czech Energy Act. He has advised on many of the most important M&A transactions and litigations in the Czech and wider CEE energy sector and is also well known for his work in competition law. Prior to joining Dentons, Zákoucký led Clifford Chance’s regulatory practice in Prague, with a focus on the energy sector.
Ladislav Štorek, Czech Republic Managing Partner at Dentons, commented: “We take pride in being a firm that attracts top legal talent, and I am confident that Petr will make a great addition to our team. He is a well-respected lawyer and is highly ranked in projects and energy as well as competition and antitrust.”
Petr Zákoucký commented on his move, “I am excited to be taking this next step in my career and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to build up Dentons’ Energy practice in Prague.”
“Petr brings a broad range of regulatory and transactional experience to better serve our energy clients operating in the Czech Republic and wider region,” said Arkadiusz Krasnodębski, Head of Dentons’ Europe Energy practice. “Having a solid team on the ground in Prague is an important step in our strategy to make Dentons the premier Energy practice across Europe.”
With more than 1000 lawyers globally, Dentons’ Energy group provides strategic assistance on transactions, projects and dispute resolution to clients across the entire energy value chain. Dentons was named the “Energy Firm of the Year” for three years in a row by Who's Who Legal Awards.
Other recent high profile Energy partner hires include David Griston and Jurjen Bevers in the Netherlands, Daniel Vázquez in Spain, Otar Kipshidze in Georgia, Eldor Mannopov in Uzbekistan, and Louis Skyner in the CIS region.