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Havel & Partners Opens Office in Germany

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Havel & Partners has announced it opened an office in Frankfurt am Main on May 1, 2024. The new German office will be managed by former Squire Patton Boggs Partner Philip Smitka.

Smitka, who will lead a three-person team in Frankfurt, specializes in corporate/M&A (including real estate transactions), international trade and litigation, and commercial and investment arbitration. He joins Havel & Partners after working for over five years as a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs in Stuttgart. Before that, he worked for Noerr for 18 years, including seven years as a Partner in its Prague office. 

"We want to be closer to our international clients and international law firms that work with us, as well as to international private equity and venture capital funds, investment and private banks, family offices, and other stakeholders and business partners," Havel & Partners Managing Partner Jaroslav Havel commented. "That is why we have taken the important step of expanding our direct representation to include an office in Frankfurt, the gateway for business worldwide."

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