Mgr. Robert Nešpůrek, LL.M.
Chairman of the Management Board
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 19 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.
Mgr. Richard Otevřel
With 12 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.
JUDr. Ing. Jitka S. Ivančíková, PhD.
Data Protection Officer
Jitka Soukupová Ivančíková is a senior data protection officer. During her extensive data protection practice she has been involved in providing cross-border advice to companies in the Czech Republic and other EU member state, as well as in Russia, the Middle East and Africa. She served for two years as data protection officer (DPO/CIL) for a French holding company, and coordinated data protection officers in Germany for four years. In addition, Jitka was actively involved in the interpretation of GDPR in practice within the Centre for Information Policy Leadership for two years, and addressed GDPR interpretation issues for business companies. Her practice also covers IT companies and new software development in the context of personal data protection. Jitka Soukupová Ivančíková is a member of the IAPP and holder of CIPP/E certificate (International Association of Privacy Professionals).
Ing. Richard Michálek
Security and IT expert
With over 20 years of experience in system integration, website design, information security and business continuity assurance, Richard Michálek ranks among recognised experts in the respective fields. From 1995, Richard was engaged as a consultant on a number of projects focusing on the security of networks and systems connected to the Internet, which he carried out primarily for the banking sector. From 2003, he worked as a manager at Eurotel Praha s.r.o., later renamed Český Telekom a.s., Telefónica Czech Republic a.s. and finally O2 Czech Republic a.s., and he and his team were responsible for information security and the company’s business continuity. Since 2014, he has been working as an independent consultant in information security and has helped organisations to fulfil the ISO 27001 certification requirements. Further, Richard has applied the cyber security legal requirements, performed audits, built business continuity and has also been involved in crisis management. Thanks to his membership in the ISACA CRC committee, the editorial board of the specialised DSM magazine, and the Czech Committee for Security Research, as well as his numerous lectures and training sessions, he is permanently in touch with the most recent trends and know-how in his field.