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such award for the third time (previously in 2008 and 2009).
2006” while having received the same award back in 2004.
In addition, the firm was selected by epravo.cz the “2012 Law Firm of the Year” in the International Law Firms category, the “2012 Law Firm of the Year” in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A) and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution categories, and the “2012 Law Firm of the Year” in the Best Clients Services category.
Weil’s leading position on the Czech legal services market including, inter alia, its best ranking in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, competition law, banking, finance, capital markets and dispute resolution, was also confirmed by independent studies published in internationally recognized publications such as Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, The European Legal 500 or IFLR 1000.
A year earlier, WEIL Prague received from Corporate INTERNATIONAL the award “2012 Law Firm of the Year” for Corporate Law. In 2011, Weil had been chosen by epravo.cz as the „Law Firm of the Year 2011” in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A) and the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution categories, and it was also awarded the grand prize in epravo.cz survey – „Law Firm of the Year 2011” in the International Law Firms category. Together with the Warsaw and Budapest Offices, Weil Prague was named by the renowned Editor’s House Financial Times / Mergermarket the “CEE Legal Adviser of the Year 2011” in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A) category. The prestigious international magazine International Financial Law Review chose Weil as the “The Most Successful Firm of the Year 2011” from among international law firms active in the Czech Republic. Weil received the “2010 Law Firm of the Year” Award in Mergers and Acquisitions (M & A) and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution categories from epravo.cz. Mergermarket selected Weil as the most successful legal advisor in the field of mergers and acquisitions in the Czech Republic for 2009 measured by both the number and value of the transactions. In 2009, Weil also received the prestigious award “Chambers Europe Award for Excellence” for an international law firm active in the Czech Republic after it had previously been awarded the same prize also in 2008. In 2008, the firm was also awarded the “Best Law Firm in the Czech Republic by Client Choice” award in a prestigious survey organized globally among law firm clients by International Law Office, an international independent Internet portal. In late 2008, Weil won the first year of the survey Law Firm of the Year organized by epravo.cz in the Telecommunications and Media category. Together with the firm’s offices in Poland and Hungary, Weil Prague received from Financial Times / Mergemarket the award “Best Law Firm in Central and Eastern Europe in the field of M & A for 2007”. Weil was further proclaimed by the International Financial Law Review/Euromoney as the “Czech Law Firm of the Year
Weil regularly advises the biggest and most important Czech and international companies, as well as state, self-governing units and public institutions. Weil’s commitment to pro bono work is deeply ingrained in our culture as well as held belief that contributing to the legal representation of the less fortunate in our society is among the highest values a law firm can hold. For example, Weil advises the Charta 77 Foundation (Nadace Charty 77), a charitable organization that pioneered fundraising for humanitarian purposes in the Czech Republic following the Velvet Revolution of 1989. The Barriers Account (Konto Bariery) is the main project of the Charta 77 Foundation, which focuses on helping people with disabilities. Weil is also rendering legal assistance to Czech Cystic Fibrosis Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality of life and life expectancy for people living with cystic fibrosis, or to the Endowment Fund of the Bátor Tábor Foundation in the Czech Republic. Bátor Tábor (which means “Camp Courage”) was established by a Hungarian foundation focused on providing free therapeutic recreation programs for children with cancer, diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis or hemophilia.
WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES s.r.o. advokátní kancelář Křižovnické náměstí 193/2 110 00 Prague 1 Tel.: +420 221 407 300 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.weil.com