With 15 years of experience in personal data protection, preceded by four years of experience in EU and international law at the Czech Ministry of Justice, Richard Otevřel is a recognised expert in privacy protection regulation in the Czech Republic. Since 2011, Who’s Who Legal, an independent international publication, has repeatedly ranked Richard among the Czech Republic’s experts on telecommunications, media, IT and data protection law. At HAVEL & PARTNERS, Richard provides regular advice to an array of Czech as well as international companies with businesses in various fields and industries (including e-platforms and online solutions, finance, engineering, the health sector and the pharmaceutical industry, and the public sector), and businesses that process extremely large volumes of their employees’, business partners’ and customers’ personal data. With the onset of the GDPR, Richard has implemented major projects comprised of coordinating activities spread over multiple jurisdictions. Richard is a member of the Czech Association for Personal Data Protection and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Robert Nešpůrek is one of the founding partners of HAVEL & PARTNERS and is currently heading the firm’s Commercial and IP&IT practice group. The Czech Law Firm of the Year awards regularly rank this group among the most recommended IT law practices in the Czech Republic and have already named it the best practice for Telecommunications and Media six times. For almost the entire 23 years of his legal practice, Robert has specialised in IT and data protection law. Who’s Who Legal, an independent international publication, ranks Robert among recognised experts in Information Technology and Data Privacy and Protection, among others. Most recently, Robert has led multiple GDPR implementation projects across numerous industries. His other practice areas have always included corporate transactions in particular in the tech sector, IP law, commercial transactions and EU law. Prior to co-founding HAVEL & PARTNERS, Robert worked for a global law firm in its Prague and London offices. He obtained his LL.M. degree in European Business Law from the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.