Kinstellar expands its Dispute Resolution and TMT practices in Prague
August 2021 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce that Petr Souček has joined the firm’s Prague office as Head of the local Dispute Resolution practice.
Over the past years Kinstellar has seen its Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Dispute Resolution practices flourish and grow. The workload of managing and developing both practice areas, together with regional responsibilities, has outgrown the capacity of a single person.
As a result, Zdeněk Kučera, who previously led both the local Dispute Resolution and TMT practices, will now focus solely on managing and further developing Kinstellar’s TMT sector coverage as Head of the local TMT practice and Co-head of the firm-wide TMT practice. The move enables Zdeněk to focus fully on the TMT sector, where the firm’s management sees significant business potential, both locally and regionally.
Kinstellar’s Dispute Resolution practice in Prague is now led by Petr Souček, a litigation expert with over 10 years of experience in Dispute Resolution, including more than seven years at White & Case, where he handled a broad range of disputes for different clients including banks, insurance companies, multinational and local companies, state-owned enterprises, and international institutions and organisations.
Petr enjoys excellent market recognition and is known for providing hands-on and highly qualified advice. His expertise includes domestic and cross-border dispute resolution, complex shareholder and company disputes, administrative proceedings and contentious regulatory matters. Petr also has in-depth experience advising clients on business restructuring and insolvency issues and has been involved in some of the largest and most high-profile cases brought before the Czech Financial Arbitrator in recent years, which earned him the reputation as a go-to lawyer for litigation advice.
“Petr joining our firm as Head of our local Dispute Resolution practice further strengthens our excellent position in the Czech market,” comments Lukáš Ševčík, Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s Prague office. “We see great potential in the dispute resolution area and believe that Petr will help us achieve our firm-wide ambition of becoming a leader also in this area.”
Peter is consistently recognised by his peers and clients as a highly recommended lawyer in the Czech Republic in the area of Dispute Resolution. He brings a wealth of litigation and disputes experience to the team spanning numerous industries and sectors, including banking, consumer protection, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, retail and TMT. Clients in particular appreciate his ability to exhaustively assess and soberly evaluate each aspect of a dispute and to devise procedural strategies that deliver highly favourable outcomes on complex issues to clients.
Petr Souček comments on his appointment: “I am delighted to be joining such a dynamic and highly respected law firm and look forward to adding value to both the firm and the clients we represent.”
Petr graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague in 2010 and received the degree of JUDr. in 2013. He speaks Czech and English.
Zdeněk Kučera comments: “I am delighted to welcome Petr on board. The enormous growth of mandates in the TMT sector and upcoming regulations of the on-line world require us to spend increasingly more time with our TMT clients. By joining Kinstellar Petr is not only greatly strengthening our Dispute Resolution practice, he is enabling us to direct additional resources to meet the growing demand from the TMT sector.”
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