ABOUT US

A MOVE

In May 2018, we made a career jump. We resigned from a large-size Czech law firm and set up our own company. Located in the City of Prague, we provide complex legal services to domestic and international entities in the area of finance in order to help them to develop their activities in the Czech Republic and to maintain legal and regulatory risk they are facing.

AN APPROACH

We know that the modern era of financial services is overly regulated and technologically disrupted. We built our firm to deliver the highest quality legal work and services in a modern, responsive and practical way in order to meet the clients’ business objectives.

Our aim is to provide our clients with the possibility to maintain legal and regulatory risk in the most efficient way as possible. We are able to provide certain outsourced compliance and regulatory services according to the client’s needs when this is needed. We always take into account our insight into business matters of our client based on our long-term experience with the financial services industry. Our pricing is transparent, and we use the fixed-fee project-based billing whenever feasible.

THE TEAM

JAN ŠOVAR
Partner

Jan Šovar is an attorney-at-law and the co-founder of FINREG PARTNERS law firm. He focuses on the regulation of the financial sector, securities, FinTech, blockchain and STO, payment and banking services, investment services, investment funds and asset management.

Before FINREG PARTNERS he worked for one of the biggest Czech law firms Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KSB) and also for the predecessor of ESMA in Paris and for Deutsche Bank in London. For many years he also led the Czech capital markets legislation at the Ministry of Finance where he supervised the preparation of key legislative proposals in the area of capital markets (particularly the Czech Management Companies and Investment Funds Act and the legislation on bonds issuance).

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Jan is a well-known author of many important legal publications, including the only up-to-date commentary on Czech Management Companies and Investment Funds Act, commentary on the Capital Market Undertakings Act or the best-selling commentary on the Civil Code. Apart from other lectures and presentations in the Czech Republic and abroad, he also runs seminars and other lectures at Czech law schools with respect to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, FinTech and other related matters.

EDUCATION

  • Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Prague
  • Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague
  • City of London Programme, London

LANGUAGES

  • Czech, English, French

KEY PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIP

  • Czech Bar Association

ONDŘEJ MIKULA
Partner

Ondřej Mikula is an attorney-at-law and the co-founder of FINREG PARTNERS law firm. He is specialized in the regulation of financial and investment services, FinTech, AML/CFT, blockchain and STO, banking and finance, capital markets, including issues of notes and other securities, corporate law and M&A.

Before founding FINREG PARTNERS he worked in one of the biggest Czech law firms Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KSB), where he advised Czech and international clients in respect of domestic or cross-border issues of bonds and other (hybrid) financial instruments as well as large loan transactions and M&A. He also participated on the implementation of key pieces of financial regulation (particularly MiFID II or MCD) at Czech banks and other financial markets participants.

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Ondřej is an author or co-author of many important legal publications, including the only up-to-date commentary on Czech Management Companies and Investment Funds Act or the best-selling commentary on the Civil Code. He also runs seminars and lectures at Czech law schools focusing on the legal aspects of blockchain, cryptocurrencies, FinTech and other related matters.

EDUCATION

  • Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno
  • Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen

LANGUAGES

  • Czech, English, French

KEY PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIP

  • Czech Bar Association

ANEŽKA KARPJÁKOVÁ

Anežka Karpjáková joined FINREG PARTNERS law firm in 2019. Anežka studied at the Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University and she currently still studies law at the Masaryk University in Brno. She has experienced a number of internships abroad, such as internship at the Czech Embassy in Ottawa or at MEP office in Brussels. Anežka focuses primarily on fintech matters and the regulation of the payment services, including private-law and public-law aspects of the same.

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LANGUAGES

  • Czech, English 

JIŘÍ KARPJÁK

Jiří Karpják started working in FINREG PARTNERS law firm in 2019. He is currently finishing his studies at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague. He is deeply interested in the capital markets matters and the new technologies on the financial market, including cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Before joining our law firm, he worked as the analyst in the cryptoccurency fund.

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LANGUAGES

  • Czech, English, Russian

KATEŘINA BURIANOVÁ

Kateřina Burianová joined FINREG PARTNERS law firm in 2019. Kateřina has extensive experience with functioning of legal services providers since she has spent many years working in one of the leading Czech law firms.  Kateřina supports whole team of our law firm.

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LANGUAGES

  • Czech, English 

MEMBERSHIP AND ASSOCIATION

Finreg Partners is a proud member of the following associations of chambers:

  • Czech Bar Association (ČAK)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Czech republic (AmCham)
  • Czech Israeli Mutual Chamber of Commerce (ČISOK)