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Thomas Hrubý
Thomas Hrubý


Thomas Hrubý

Attorney / Advocate

Partner

Thomas, was born in Canada to Czech emigrants, studied at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), where he earned the degrees B.A., B.C.L. and LL.B. He was admitted to the Bar of the Province of Québec in 1983 and practised law in Montreal.

Thomas Hrubý is also a member of many year's standing of the Canadian Bar Association.

Thomas Hrubý obtained a Master's degree (Magistr) in law from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic in 1991 and was admitted as a fully qualified Czech advocate by the Czech Bar Association in 1992. 


In 1993, Thomas founded and became the head of the Prague office of the Montreal law firm, Mitchell, Gattuso. At the end of 1999, he joined Linklaters & Alliance in Prague (as of 2001 Linklaters v.o.s.) and in mid-2001 he opened his own practice in Prague. Since 2006 he has been working with Jiří Buchvaldek, with whom he founded the law firm HRUBY & BUCHVALDEK which was registered as a registered partnership ("v.o.s.") in May of 2007.

Thomas Hrubý speaks fluent English, French and Czech and also speaks Italian, Spanish and German.

Thomas Hrubý is a member of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta since 1987. He served as president of the Česká maltézská pomoc (Czech Auxiliary of the Order of Malta) and as pro-Chancellor of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Grand Priory of Bohemia. He is also active in a number of other charitable and non-profit organisations on whose boards of directors he serves, including Randova nadace (the Randa Foundation), The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic, of which he is vice-president, and the Nadační fond Suverénního řádu maltézských rytířů - Českého velkopřevorství "LOURDES" (a foundation organising pilgrimages). Thomas Hrubý is the co-founder of the charitable foundation Akce sv. Lukáše, nadační fond.

Jiří Buchvaldek

Attorney / Advocate

Partner

Jiří graduated from the Law Faculty of Charles University in 2001, when he joined Petr Stoklasek's law firm as a trainee and worked closely with Belgian lawyer Bie Heyninck. Since 2004, Jiří has been registered with the Czech Bar Association as an independent advocate.

Since 2006, Jiří has begun to work with Thomas Hrubý, with whom HRUBÝ & BUCHVALDEK was founded in 2007.

Jiří is specialized in corporate law, advice to entrepreneurs in their business, contractual agenda, labor law and family law (divorce, childcare).

Jiří Buchvaldek speaks fluent English and Czech and can also speak German in part.

Jiří is a founding member of the Common Law Society student organization (1998) at the Law Faculty of the UK, where he was also president.

Jiří Buchvaldek
Jiří Buchvaldek
Lenka Patermanová
Lenka Patermanová

Lenka Patermanová

Attorney / Advocate

Partner

Lenka has been working at HRUBÝ & BUCHVALDEK at Law at the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague in 2007, in which she practiced law until December 2010. Lenka was enrolled in the list of attorneys led by the Czech Bar Association in January 2011, she was practicing advocacy until 30 June 2015 as an independent lawyer in close cooperation with HRUBÝ & BUCHVALDEK, v.o.s., Law firm. On July 1, 2015 Lenka became a partner of HRUBÝ & BUCHVALDEK, v.o.s., law firm.

Lenka also performs the mediator's activities and was registered in the list of mediators administered by the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic in June 2013.

Lenka focuses primarily on real estate, commercial and civil law.

Lenka Patermanová speaks Czech, English and Italian.

Stanislav Pavlů

Attorney / Advocate

Partner

Stanislavgraduated from the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague in 2010. He graduated from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands for a one-year study at the De Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in the Netherlands, where he studied law in the field of business law within the European Union.

In the autumn of 2010, Stanislav became a advocate's trainee of our office after having worked as a legal assistant since the 5th year of his studies.

Since January 2014, Stanislav has been registered as an independent attorney in the list of attorneys maintained by the Czech Bar Association and works closely with our office. In the middle of 2018, Stanislav Pavlů became the fourth partner of our law firm.

Stanislav is a specialist in real estate law, issues of housing cooperatives and SVJs (Condominiums).

Stanislav Pavlů speaks fluent in Czech and English and has a good passive knowledge of German and Polish.

Stanislav Pavlů
Stanislav Pavlů
Tomáš Horák
Tomáš Horák

Tomáš Horák

Attorney / Advocate

Senior Associate

Tomáš graduated from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University in 1997. From the middle of his studies he worked as a trainee and after graduation also as a lawyer at JUDr. Vlastimil Vezdenek.

Since 1 February 2002, Tomáš has been registered as an independent attorney in the list of lawyers kept by the Czech Bar Association. Thanks to cooperation with the Prague Law Offices JUDr. Petr Stoklasek and HEYNINCK & PARTNERS he met with Jiří Buchvaldek.

Since June 2007, Tomas has been a member of the HRUBY & BUCHVALDEK v.o.s. as a separate collaborating lawyer.

Tomáš specializes primarily in civil and commercial litigation and procedural law as well as criminal law.

In addition to his native Czech, Tomáš Horák speaks English as well as partly German and Polish.

Vojtěch Kilian

Lawyer / Advocate Trainee

Junior Associate

Vojtěch graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in 2016. During his studies he gained working experience as a legal assistant in several Prague law offices (including ours) and then at the Bailiff Office, where he then also completed part of his legal practice as a bailiff trainee. Since May 2017, Vojtěch has been a lawyer at HRUBÝ & BUCHVALDEK.

In his practice, Vojtěch focuses on private law, in particular the disputed agenda, the civil process with an emphasis on the law of execution, as well as on health law, and last but not least on the right to free access to information, which he also dealt with in his diploma thesis.

Vojtech Kilian speaks Czech and English and has a good passive knowledge of German and Latin.

Vojtěch Kilian
Vojtěch Kilian

Andrea Čárska-Sheppard

Attorney / Advocate

Associate

Andrea's main practice areas are international law, arbitration, international commercial and investment contracts and the exports control. Her practice also focuses on national and international dispute evaluation and settlement. She has experience with acting for both the global and local corporations, governments, non-profit organizations.

Educated both in common law and civil law system from McGill Law School and at the diplomatic school Centre D´Études Diplomatiques et Stratégiques in France, she is licensed to practice law in the United States (New York State Bar), Canada (Law Society of Upper Canada), Law Society of England and Wales (as a Solicitor) and is a European Registered Lawyer. With her cross-jurisdictional experience and legal know-how she is well strategically placed to address legal needs of international corporations and organizations.

She co-chairs the Prague Chapter of New York State Bar Association's International Law Section and International Committee of Dispute Resolution Section of North Carolina Bar Association. She is also active in the area of sports and arts law.

She regularly speaks at the seminars and publishes in the international law, arbitration, sports law. 

Andrea is fluent in Slovak, English, French, Russian and has reading skills Italian.

Office Staff

Marie Šimková

Office Manager

Marie is head of the law office secretariat and is also responsible for the visa handling, foreign residence and citizenship agenda.

Monika Poslová

Real Estate Management

Ready-Made Companies

Monika focuses mainly on administrative and economic management of real estate and is also in charge of setting up ready-made companies.

Anna Michutová

Senior Assistant

In addition to the routine work of the secretariat, Anna is primarily responsible for the administrative agenda of lawyer escrow accounts and managed databoxes.

Dominique L'Ecuyer

Information Systems Manager 

Real Estate Management

Dominique takes care of our internal information and CRM systems. He is also part of our Real Estate Management team.

Also, Dominique takes care of our office mascot schnauzer Kim (at the photo).