Czech Republic

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Working in the Czech Republic

White & Case was one of the very first international law firms to expand into the Czech Republic after the change in social and political climate in 1989, establishing our Prague office in 1991. Since then, our lawyers and tax advisors have continued to push boundaries, working on a wide range of complex local and cross-border legal and tax advisory issues.

We maintain a positive and friendly work environment, which eases the demands of working for a leading global law firm. Our employees have excellent academic and professional qualifications, and all contribute to the collegial and supportive atmosphere of our office.

We recognize that our employees spend a significant part of their lives at the workplace, and we provide them with a wide variety of benefits. We support their ongoing personal and professional development and reward outstanding achievement.

Practice areas

White & Case is the only international law firm in the Czech Republic with a full-service and top-ranked tax practice. Ranked by Mergermarket as the # 1 legal advisor for M&A work in the Czech Republic by deal value over the last decade, we also have a distinctive position in Financing, Financial Restructuring and Insolvency.

This market-leading standpoint has enabled us to represent major foreign and domestic clients in some of the most significant private workouts in the region, where we have advised on standstill agreements, rescheduling agreements and debt/equity conversions. We have advised on almost all Capital Markets firsts in the country, including the first IPO, international bond, Eurobond and most other types of debt issuances.

Since I joined White & Case three years ago I’ve travelled to our offices around Europe. I’ve worked in New York and experienced a different work environment and global collaboration.

Renata Ryglová
Associate, Prague
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Working on complex projects and being in direct contact with clients, while getting mentorship and guidance from highly regarded professionals, equips you with an exceptional competitive edge.

Veronika Merjava
Associate, Prague
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Roles

We’re proud that our people are from a wide variety of backgrounds. We attract people with a global mindset who prioritize learning about different cultures, experiences, languages and viewpoints.

It goes without saying that we expect intelligence and academic excellence. But the way you think is crucial. You need to be able to analyze how the law works and be creative, yet pragmatic, in your interpretation of it. Our clients depend on our lawyers’ ability to resolve a complex issue or structure an international transaction on their behalf.

We value collaboration and a team-oriented mindset. Clients and colleagues will depend on you to perform tasks accurately, efficiently and on time, and to work in teams to get the legal work done.

Associates

We evaluate every applicant individually based on our needs. Based on the expectations on each associate working at White & Case, we have identified some general characteristics that we consider to be essential for the performance of each associate:

  • Excellent knowledge of local law, and international private law
  • Ability to apply law to client matters and provide practical guidance to clients based on previous experience
  • Efficient time management
  • Excellent command of English (written and oral), including legal terminology
  • Cooperation with legal and non-legal staff of the Firm as a team player

Please see our Czech internship brochure containing information about our internship program and graduate recruitment.

Business professionals

The Prague office offers career opportunities to professionals in a number of fields. There are more than 50 individuals working in various administrative positions, including Administration, Accounting, Marketing, HR and IT departments.

Events

White & Case Academy is a complex program for students of law at all universities in the Czech Republic. Lectures and workshops will be held every month during the spring semester and will be focused on legal topics and soft skills.

October – November 2018
White & Case
Na Příkopě 14
110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic

Applications

To apply for a position with the Prague office of White & Case, please send your resume and a cover letter in English online.

Our interview process usually includes in-person interviews with HR representative, lawyers and partners to enable us to get to know you and allow you to get a feel for our environment.

In case you are applying for an associate position, you will also be given a legal case study and analytical test in our office. The interview process takes approximately two weeks up to one month.

If you would like to be part of our team, please apply at any time. Career opportunities: Apply online.

Primary contact
Michaela Tylmanova
HR Manager
T +420 255 771 343
E [email protected]

Your resume

Your resume should include the following information:

  • Education: The names of the educational institutions you have attended or are currently attending; your major field of study; the date of graduation and your examination results
  • Work experience: The names of organizations you have worked for, a short job description and the dates you worked for each organization
  • References: These are not required with your initial application, but providing them will be helpful
  • Extracurricular activity: Description of extra activities (such as sports, Moot Courts, etc.) that are not part of the regular schedule of classes

Feel free to include any other information you think may be useful or of interest to us in your resume or cover letter, but please limit the length of each document to a maximum of two pages.

Your cover letter

Your cover letter should include the following information:

  • Position: Please refer to the position for which you are applying (e.g., associate, tax advisor, legal secretary, accounting, administration, etc.).
  • Purpose: Please describe why you want to join White & Case.
  • Current Employment: Please indicate whether you are presently employed and, if so, by whom.
  • Start date: Please indicate when you would be available for employment.
  • Contact details: Please provide current contact information for us to get in touch with you. Please also indicate how you would prefer to be contacted, and the best times to reach you.

2k

 

Number of clients our Prague office has helped since the Prague office opened in 1991

 

80%

 

of White & Case Legal Interns promoted to Associates

 

10k

 

pro bono hours since 1991

 

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Accolades
W&C Publications
White & Case Wins "Most Innovative US Law Firm in Europe" and Six More Awards from IFLR [196266]
White & Case Named Most Innovative US Law Firm in Europe by IFLR; Named IFLR's "National Winner" in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland; Advised on Three European Deals of the Year [186046]
Mergermarket Names White & Case CEE Legal Adviser of the Year [193081]
White & Case Czech Republic

White & Case (Europe) LLP 
Na Příkopĕ 14 
110 00 Prague 1 
Czech Republic 
+420 255 771 111

White & Case Academy - Autumn 2018

Our Prague office is delighted to invite legal students from all universities in the Czech Republic to participate in the 6th annual White & Case Academy, a seminar series focusing on commercial-law topics.

Delve into the exciting complexities of commercial law, by enrolling in the White & Case academy, a course programme delivered by top experts in the field!

You will have the opportunity to

  • Take part in a series of interactive seminars held each month throughout the winter semester
  • Gain a set of skills that will help you achieve success
  • Attain insight into topics such as PPP projects, restructuring and insolvency, acquisition transactions, or project financing
  • Meet White & Case lawyers at various levels and hear about their career paths and practice areas
  • Discover the fast-paced, high-energy environment of a preeminent global law firm
  • Participate either in the entire seminar series, or in selected seminars only (according to your preference)
  • Obtain the White & Case Academy 2018 certificate

Academy Schedule

Please note that the entire seminar series will be in Czech

October 17: PPP Projects in the Czech Republic

October 31: Restructuring and Insolvency

November 14: Timeline and Structure of Acquisition Transactions

November 28: Collateral in Syndicated Financing

Venue & Time

White & Case, Na Příkopě 14, Prague 1
6.00 p.m.

How To Apply

Please indicate which specific seminar you are interested in, or whether you would like to participate in the entire series and fill out the registration form here. To complete the registration please send us your resume as per the instructions in the registration form.

Application Deadline for Participation in Entire Seminar Series: Friday, October 12
If you would like to participate only in a specific seminar (as opposed to the entire series), please ensure that you submit your application at your earliest convenience, but in any case no later than Friday prior to the date of the given seminar. Capacity for the program is limited.

If you have any questions in connection with the seminar series, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].