Global law firm Dentons has appointed Michal Hink as Czech Republic managing partner, following his unanimous election by partners.
His term of office will begin on January 1, 2019 and continue until December 31, 2021.
Hink is a currently a partner and co-head of the real estate practice in Prague. He has 18 years of experience in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and wider CEE region. He regularly advises on real estate M&A, financing and leasing transactions, logistics and built-to suit projects, and regulatory aspects of real estate development.
'In the five years since we became Dentons, under the leadership of Ladislav Štorek, our Prague office has almost doubled in terms of revenue and today we are among the top three law firms in the Czech Republic,' Hink commented.
'However, we cannot be complacent. The legal profession is going through a dramatic change as client expect us to delivery advice faster, better, and with more flexible fee arrangements. As managing partner I will focus on transforming our firm to ensure our ongoing success in this new market reality.'
Hink takes over the leadership role from Ladislav Štorek, who will finish his third term as Czech Republic managing partner on 31 December 2018. Štorek will continue to head the litigation and dispute resolution practice in Prague, where he will focus on strengthening client service and further developing the practice on the Czech market.
Dentons has been present in the Czech Republic through its legacy firms since 1991. The Prague office now employs 65 lawyers, including 15 partners.