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INTERNATIONAL LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS IBA The partners of the law office Vejmelka & Wünsch are members of IBA – the biggest and most prestigious worldwide organization of lawyers and participate at its actions.
THE LEGAL 500 The Legal 500 – a renowned independent association providing law firm rankings – recommends the law office Vejmelka & Wünsch above all as a specialist for the area of Commercial and Corporate Law (including M&A) and for the area of Real Estate Law. Appreciated is also the experience of the law office Vejmelka & Wünsch in the area of TMT.
CHAMBERS EUROPE Chambers Guide is regarded as the most prestigious independent guide in the area of law firms ranking. The guide is published annually as a reference tool for clients of law offices and its publishers diligently strive to ensure the objectivity of their research. The rating publication Chambers Europe for the year 2009 characterizes the law office Vejmelka & Wünsch as a leading law firm in the Czech Republic in the area of Commercial and Corporate Law (including M&A) and Competition Law.
IFLR1000 Worldwide guide IFLR1000 compiles an annual ranking of the most prominent law firms and legal experts. In the areas of Banking, M&A and Energy Law, they recommend the law office Vejmelka & Wünsch, namely Petr Wünsch.
LAWYERS Josef Vejmelka He obtained his doctorate at Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Law, in 1978. From 1979 to 1985
he worked as an in-house counsel in a foreign trade company where he specialized in business and copyright law. From 1985 to 1990 he worked as an in-house counsel of the Czech State Insurance Company, focusing on insurance, commercial and civil law. He was appointed as a Secretary to the national section of AIDA in 1988. Josef Vejmelka is a member of the Czech Bar Association and IBA. In 1990 he began to work in the Prague office of Heller Löber Bahn & Partner, which he led. He continued to practise there during the period 1998 to 2000 in which the firm became a branch of Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber, and from 2000 to 2002, when the firm formed part of the network of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. In 2002, together with Petr Wünsch, he took over the Prague office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and established an unlimited partnership of lawyers called Vejmelka & Wünsch, v.o.s. (now s.r.o.). He participated as a speaker at several international seminars and conferences. He is fluent in Czech, Slovak, English, German and Russian. He is a co-author of the publication Czechoslovakian Business Law and the author of various legal articles about, among other things, foreign investments, including incentive programmes in the Czech Republic, competition issues related to merger notification regimes, copyright and insurance contracts. Presently, he specializes in commercial law, M&A, competition law and real estate law.
Petr Wünsch He obtained his doctorate at Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Law, in 1978. From 1978 to 1980 he worked as a lawyer in the Czechoslovak Trade Bank (Československá obchodní banka), where he specialized in international credit agreements. From 1980 to 1989 he worked as a lawyer, and later as the head of the legal departments of a number of Ministries responsible for the field of trade and industry. From 1989 to 1991 he specialized, within the relevant working group of the Industrial Property Office, in harmonizing the basic Czechoslovak industrial property laws with Western European legal regulations. Petr Wünsch is a member of the Czech Bar Association and IBA. From 1991 to 1998 he worked as a lawyer in the Prague office of Heller Löber Bahn & Partner. He continued to practise there in the period 1998 to 2000, during which it was a branch of Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber, and from 2000 to 2002 when it formed part of the network of Freshfields Bruckhaus Dering-