Dentons has appointed Petr Zakoucky as Czech Republic Managing Partner, replacing outgoing MP Michal Hink, who is leaving Dentons to become Investment General Counsel at the Heimstaden real estate company.
Zakoucky, who has been a partner at Dentons since 2017, will continue to lead the firm's Prague Energy and Corporate and M&A practices. According to the firm, he has 15 years of experience advising on M&A transactions, competition, regulatory, and litigation matters, primarily in the energy, oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure sectors. He is a graduate of the Charles University in Prague and has LL.M.s from the Eberhar-Karls-Universitat, in Tubingen and Pallas, in Amsterdam. Prior to joining Dentons, he spent over a year with White & Case and over 11 years with Clifford Chance.
“I am excited to take the helm and help Dentons solidify its position as a top law firm on the Czech market,” Zakoucky said. “Our priority will be to maintain and build quality client relationships in our established practice areas, while also investing in expanding our capabilities in capital markets, litigation and technology, media and telecommunications. Given Dentons’ unmatched global coverage, we are well prepared to help our booming Prague-based clientele with their global expansion, as well as international companies with their cross-border transactions and operations.”
“Our Prague office, which is among the leading international law firms in the Czech market, is a source of pride to us at Dentons,” said Tomasz Dabrowski, CEO of Dentons Europe. “I am confident that under Petr’s very capable leadership, the office will continue to grow and thrive. I would also like to thank Michal Hink for his immense contribution to our Firm and our clients over the last 17 years. We wish him all the best, and hope to continue working with him as a valued client.”