DLA Piper has appointed senior associate Ondřej Chlada, who will lead the employment practice in the Prague office. Ondřej received the Labour Lawyer of the Year award in 2018 from Finance Monthly Global Awards and he is recognised as one of the best lawyers in labour law in the Czech Republic in the Best Lawyer ranking.
Ondřej has more than ten years’ experiences in labour law, litigation and other related areas, such as immigration, illegal employment, discrimination, agency work, and the legal status of statutory bodies and with issues of home office work.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to cooperate with DLA Piper. I believe that I will be able to make full use of my experience in my new role and provide high level services for DLA Piper clients. I look forward to working in the environment of a leading global law firm and cooperating with my new colleagues on interesting projects not only in the Czech Republic but also around the world. I am also excited about facing new challenges, which, thanks to its breadth and diversity, labour law undoubtedly brings,” said Ondřej.
Ondřej is a member of several professional associations. He is a member of the Czech association of lawyers specializing in Labour Law (CzELA), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and a member of the Association of Experts for the Development of Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations (AKV).
“With Ondřej’s appointment we have added significant capacity to our employment practice which will help us further strengthen our position on the market and provide our clients with unique services in this dynamically developing area of law. I am sure that with Ondřej’s skills and experience we will continue to develop our leading position in this area of law . It is my pleasure to welcome him and I am very much looking forward to our future c