The cross-border Corporate Investigations team will work closely with our strong corporate practise and will complement the Wolf Theiss Compliance, White Collar Crime and Asset Tracing teams in CEE/SEE.
Jitka Logesová joins Wolf Theiss as partner. She specialises in corporate investigations, compliance, corporate criminal liability/white collar crime and asset recovery. Before joining Wolf Theiss, she established and built up the firm-wide compliance, risk and sensitive investigations practice at another regional law firm. She was tasked by the Czech General Prosecutors office to help draft the methodology for state prosecutors on how to evaluate corporate compliance management systems and to educate the state prosecutors in this respect. In recognition of her special expertise and outstanding experience, Jitka was named as one of the 100 “Women in Investigations” globally by Global Investigations Review.
Robert Pelikán joins Wolf Theiss as counsel and will contribute with his long-standing expertise and know-how to the new Corporate Investigation practice. Robert looks back at a successful career as a lawyer with a global law firm and his partner position at a boutique law firm specializing in competition, business law and litigation, followed by serving as Czech Minister of Justice until June 2018. While serving in the government, Robert maintained his teaching position at the faculty of Law of Charles University Prague for civil and business law and will continue to do so while working in our new regional Corporate Investigations practice.
“Corporate Investigation is an important future topic. With Jitka as leading compliance and corporate criminal liability expert and Robert with his outstanding practical knowledge and academic background we will be able to help our clients in the entire region to prepare for and respond to brand threatening unexpected events. We are proud that Jitka chose our firm as the platform to service clients in the entire CEE/SEE region where corporate investigations get more and more relevant”, says Horst Ebhardt, Head of Corporate, Wolf Theiss.
“I am very happy to welcome Jitka and Robert to our team in Prague and look forward to building up a regional hub for Corporate Investigations in Prague”, comments Jan Kotous, Partner Wolf Theiss Prague.