Ondřej Peterka is the founder, main shareholder and top manager of the PETERKA & PARTNERS group.
He is the architect of the ambitious vision to create an Eastern European law firm as an alternative to global legal giants and local law firms active in the CEE region.
He has pioneered unique “one-stop” integrated model of legal services provision in the CEE region based on the “one-firm” management concept and the fully integrated pan-regional infrastructure.
• One firm serves clients in the entire region
• One primary contact serves as a single point of entry and delivery
• Single outputs covering several jurisdictions
• Single methodology of work applicable in several jurisdictions
• Innovative fees structure reflecting the regional synergies (same hourly rates for the entire region, lump sums for work in several jurisdictions, regional retainers and the like)
• Uniform quality of services
• Single contract and invoice
• Communication in the language at the client’s choice
At the strategy level Mr. Peterka manages the regional legal assistance to many global leaders from different industries, such as Veolia Environnement, LVMH, CNH Industrial, Atlas Copco, VKR, DBApparel, Deceuninck, Solvay and so on as well as significant Eastern European companies, such as Škoda Transportation, Metrostav, Maspex, Tedom, Linet, Mechel, Krka and so on.
Mr. Peterka also represents clients of the firm in connection with their business activities in France.
Since 2005 Mr. Peterka serves as European vice-chairman of the international network of independent law firms TerraLex®.
Ondřej Peterka is married. He has three children and his spouse is Danish.
Czech Bar Association
Paris Bar Association
Slovak Bar Association (registered European lawyer)
Sofia Bar Association (registered European lawyer)
Bucharest Bar Association (registered European lawyer)
Warsaw Bar Association (registered European lawyer)
Budapest Bar Association (registered European lawyer)
Law Faculty, University in Reims
Law Faculty of the Charles University, Prague
DEA diploma (International private law and international commercial law)
Certificat d'aptitude à la profession d'avocat (C.A.P.A.)
Mr. Peterka started his legal practice in Paris where he worked in the American law firm Coudert Brothers and later in the French law firm Sokolow, Dunaud, Mercadier & Carreras. From 1996 he practiced law as a substitute attorney-at-law in the French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel in Prague and from 1998 he, with his team, rendered legal services as an independent attorney-at-law under the business name Gide Loyrette Nouel. In 2000 Mr. Peterka established the law firm PETERKA & PARTNERS and the following year he was appointed the Managing Partner of the firm.