About Us

In the year 2000, my partners and I launched the PETERKA & PARTNERS law firm in Prague, Czech Republic. Over time we developed an ambitious idea - to create an integrated regional law firm, which at first seemed almost impossible. However, after years of dedication and hard work, we became a strong alternative to the global legal giants and local law firms active in the CEE region through their networks or best friends.

Prague where our headquarters are located, was just the beginning. The following year (2001) we established an office in Slovakia, followed by offices in Ukraine (2006), Bulgaria (2008), Russia (2009), Poland and Romania (2010), Belarus (2012) and Hungary (2013).

We have pioneered a unique one-stop integrated approach for the provision of legal services in the CEE region which allows us to effectively represent clients within the CEE region and beyond. All of our offices are 100% subsidiaries owned by the central partnership and do not operate as a network, franchise, or joint venture. Our fully-integrated firm is based on the "one-firm" management concept and has one chain of command. 

In our contemporary, interconnected world, the business activities of our clients, and consequently their needs for legal services, cross the borders of the CEE region into other EU countries, and beyond - across the entire globe. In reaction to this strong demand, we have carried out hundreds of meetings abroad and established personal contacts with leading law firms in more than 90 jurisdictions all over the world. We are proud to be able to offer our one-stop concept to clients regardless of where their current needs may be.

Our path to success was not always easy. We had to overcome many personal and professional obstacles, but we are proud that our path has been clear and transparent and that we were able to maintain complete legal and economic independence. We consider these characteristics to be fundamental requirements for an independent legal practice in general, and especially in our region. We consider the CEE region as our homeland. It is where we come from, it is where we live, and it is what we love. In all of our activities we strive to show deep respect for the history and the culture of the different countries in which we operate and to diverse perspectives and backgrounds of our team members. 

Women make up more than half of our colleagues, including management positions. We value the contributions they bring to the firm, and we strongly believe that they are a source and guarantee of the stability and the sustainable development of our firm in the future.

We are proud of our past and we are determined to continue our journey forward fully aware of our responsibilities to our clients, our members, and our region. I am convinced that there are important chapters in the history of PETERKA & PARTNERS that are yet to be written.

  • Fully integrated modern law firm
  • Leader on the regional market
  • Mostly 20 years of experience
  • 9 offices in the CEE region
  • “One firm” management concept
  • Single profit center
  • 150 fee earners
  • Over 2000 clients worldwide
  • Independence from a specific client, law firm or state
  • Cooperation with nearly 3000 law firms in 90 countries
  • Daily flow of incoming and outgoing referrals
  • Institutional relations with clients and other law firms
  • No external financing or liabilities

To be able to assist clients all over the world, PETERKA & PARTNERS has built strong working and personal relationships with law firms in 90 countries. In addition to this, we are members of three international networks:

TerraLex is a worldwide network of independent law firms with over 19,000 lawyers in more than 100 countries. More information can be found at: https://terralex.org/
The PETERKA & PARTNERS offices members:

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia

The International Lawyers Network is an association of 91 high-quality, full-service law firms with over 5,000 lawyers worldwide. The Network provides clients with services in 67 countries on six continents. For more information please go to: https://www.ilntoday.com/
The PETERKA & PARTNERA offices members of this network:

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine
  • Bulgaria
  • Romania
  • Belarus

Globaladvocaten is a network which includes over 800 lawyers in over 20 countries. For more information about Globaladvocaten, please visit: https://www.globaladvocaten.com/
The PETERKA & PARTNERS offices members:

  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine
  • Bulgaria
  • Russia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Belarus
  • Hungaria

PETERKA & PARTNERS supports the Club of Patients Suffering from the Cystic Fibrosis 

PETERKA & PARTNERS advokatni kancelar s.r.o. the member of the PETERKA & PARTNERS Group in the Czech Republic, supports the Club of Patients Suffering from the Cystic Fibrosis. The Club was founded by the parents of the children suffering from this disease. The Club was established mainly because of the need of such parents to share their practical experiences with living with this disease. The mission of the Club is to improve the life of the patients and further to increase the awareness about this illness. For more information about this Club please see the webpage: www.cfklub.cz

PETERKA & PARTNERS supports Unicef

The Slovak office of PETERKA & PARTNERS is a proud partner of the Blue Button Week 2017 project organized by UNICEF. This year`s fundraising is devoted to humanitarian aid for unprivileged children in Ukraine. For more info about Unicef in Slovakia please see the webpage: www.unicef.sk

PETERKA & PARTNERS aids the Stop Corruption Foundation

PETERKA & PARTNERS in Slovakia aids the Stop Corruption Foundation in identifying and promoting the implementation of the best practices for improving whistleblowing regulations. For more info about this Foundation please see the webpage: www.zastavmekorupciu.sk

PETERKA & PARTNERS supported National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia

The Moscow office of PETERKA & PARTNERS supported the National Research University Higher School of Economics in the International Rounds of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition 2018, Oxford. The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. For more info about HSE University and about the competition please see the webpage: www.pravo.hse.ru

PETERKA & PARTNERS is looking for new colleagues, for current recruitment please click on this link.

Nevertheless, we evaluate all CVs received spontaneously from professionals looking for new career opportunities. Feel free to send it to respective Office Director.

We at PETERKA & PARTNERS believe that it is a common desire of all human beings to understand what is right and what is wrong in one’s life. We also believe that ethics represent a central component of a happy, fruitful and successful life.

Therefore, we adopted and adhere to our Code of Ethics.

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For PETERKA & PARTNERS privacy policy in Bulgarian, please click here.
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