JUDr. Tomáš Sokol

He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague in 1978 and he received his doctorate in 1980. After graduating he joined the 2nd Legal Advice Bureau in Prague as a legal assistant. After passing his bar exam in 1980, he has been practicing law continuously with the exception of years 1990 - 1992, when he served as the City Attorney in Prague (1990), and then he was the Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic (1990 - 1992).

In the second half of 1992, he and JUDr. Jan Brož co-founded Brož & Sokol law firm, which got renamed to Brož & Sokol & Novák law firm in 1999.

Dr. Sokol provides legal services in the area of civil and criminal law. In the area of criminal law he focuses on issues of economic crime in particular. In commercial law, a part of his agenda is the management of general meetings of joint-stock companies, particularly in cases when a conflict of shareholders is expected during the general meeting.

Dr. Sokol represents companies in judicial proceedings and in arbitration proceedings, where he also makes use of his arbitrating experience. In this area he also provides legal services to the public sector. He is a consultant in the area of dealing with internal problems of a company, selling parts of a corporate enterprise, etc.

Dr. Sokol also provides legal services in the area of civil law, where he specializes, among other things, on disputes over protection of personality, including disputes over protection of goodwill legal entity.

A specific area is providing legal services to municipalities, of which the largest one is the capital - Prague.

Within the legal profession, he is also active in training legal assistants.

  • an attorney-at-law of the Czech Bar Association
  • since 2004 has been registered as an attorney-at-law at the Slovak Bar Association
  • since 1997 an examiner for criminal law in bar exams
  • since 2004 člen Výboru pro vnější vztahy České advokátní komory
  • since 2004 a member of the Committee for technical support and protection of the interests of lawyers
  • since 2000 a member of the editorial board of Legal Advisor magazine (Právní rádce)
  • registered on the list of arbitrators at Ministry of Justice according to Act no. 216/1994 Coll.
  • a member of the Re-codification Commission for Criminal Procedure Code
  • a founding member of the Union of Czech Lawyers (Unie obhájců České Republiky)
  • founding member of the Union of defence lawyers of the Czech Republic, president of the Union.
  • in 2005, he finished second in the Lawyer of the year contest in the field of IT, advertising, and public vote
  • in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, he was elected the Lawyer by public vote (after that the category did not take place anymore)
  • in 2009 he received an award from the president of the Czech Bar Association "For Contribution to the Czech Legal Profession"
  • for about 15 years, he has been a member of the Arbitration Commission of the Czech Basketball Federation, since 2010 he has been a chairman of the Commission
  • chairman of the arbitration Commission of the Czech Volleyball Association
  • since 29th September 2011 he has been active with pedagogical activities as a fellow at the Department of public law and public administration at the CEVRO Institute University, o.p.s., Prague 1
  • since 2017 vice-chairman of the Czech Bar Association

Publication activities

  • co-author of books: Computer Law and Information and Telecommunication Systems Law (Počítačové právo a Právo informačních a telekomunikačních systémů) whose second edition was awarded the annual price of the Czech Association of Competent Communications for the year of 2004
  • author of Print and Law (Tisk a právo; Orac publishing house, 2000)
  • co-author of The Law on Advocacy (Wolters Kluwer, 2017)
  • since 1990 he has been publishing in professional press (Bulletin advokacie, Právní rádce Eprávo and others), and in newspapers (Hospodářské noviny, MF Dnes, Ona Dnes magazine and others).

JUDr. Jiří Novák

In 1976 he graduated from the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in Brno. Since 1976 he worked as a legal assistant in Lipník nad Bečvou and after passing the rigorous exam in the area of international public law, he received the doctoral degree JUDr. After passing the bar exams, he became an attorney in 1980 and until 1990 he worked in the Legal Advice Bureau in Přerov. He focused on general agenda, and particularly criminal, civil and administrative law and representation in court proceedings of all kinds.

Relatively soon, he earned a very substantial professional reputation, which proved soon after 1989, when he became a Member of the Parliament, which was called Czech National Council. From 1991 to 1992 he was a chairman of the Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs of the Czech National Council and partook in the creation of many legal regulations that continue to form the backbone of the law system in the Czech Republic. Since the beginning of 1992 to 1996 he was a Minister of Justice of the Czech government. As a minister, he significantly influenced the level of justice and penitentiary system in the Czech Republic and at the same time gained a comprehensive overview on this issue. From 1996 to 1998 he was a chairman of the Committee on Petitions of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament.

In 1999, he became a partner in Brož & Sokol & Novák law firm. His legal practice concerns particularly areas of criminal, civil and commercial law. He takes part in legal representation in the most challenging cases in which the law firm provides legal service.

  • registered on the list of arbitrators at Ministry of Justice according to Act no. 216/1994 Coll.
  • since 2004, he has been registered as an attorney-at-law at the Slovak Bar Association
  • in 2005 he received a commemorative sheet from the hands of the Chairman of the Czech Bar Association that is given to important or distinguished officials, who have contributed to developing the legal profession
  • in 1998 he was awarded Randa's medal by the Czech Lawyers’ Associations
  • on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Notarial Chamber of the Czech Republic, he was awarded a medal for his contribution to the field after 1992

JUDr. Jiří Novák ml.

  • 2003 - he graduated from Faculty of Law at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen
  • in the course of his studies, he worked as a trainee in an international law firm in Prague
  • 2003 - he joined Brož & Sokol & Novák as a legal trainee
  • 2005 - internship at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
  • since 2007 - works in the law firm as an attorney
  • provides legal services particularly in the areas of civil, commercial and criminal law; he represents and defends clients before the courts
  • provides legal services particularly in the areas of civil, commercial and criminal law; he represents and defends clients before the courts
  • he focuses mainly on human rights, aviation law and IT law
  • a member of the Disciplinary Commission of the Czech Bar Association
  • a member of the Department for EU law, international law and international affairs of the Czech Bar Association
  • member of the Czech Bar Association delegation to IT law committee of the European Council of Bar Associations (CCBE)
  • registered on the list of arbitrators at Ministry of Justice according to Act no. 216/1994 Coll.
  • is fluent in English

JUDr. Jan Brož

emeritus partner

In 1972 he graduated from the Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague and then worked as a lawyer in the business field. In 1976 he joined the 2nd Legal Advice Bureau in Prague as a legal assistant and obtained his doctoral degree. In 1978 he passed his bar exams. After 1990 he worked as a sole practitioner, registered in the Czech Bar Association.

In 1992, he became a co-founder of Brož & Sokol law firm, which got renamed to Brož & Sokol & Novák law firm in 1999.

In the course of his legal practice, which he has been exercising in all key legal disciplines, he has been focusing on business law of contract, company law, civil and criminal law, real estate law, administrative law, and construction law in particular.

Within his legal practice he also makes lectures for legal assistants and publishes in Bulletin advokacie (the legal bar newsletter).

  • from 1990 registered as an attorney-at-law on the list of attorneys maintained by the Czech Bar Association
  • from 1990 to 1993 a member of the Supervisory Board of the Czech Bar Association
  • from 1993 to 2013 a member of the board of directors of the Czech Bar Associaton
  • from 1997 to 2013 president of the Appeals Disciplinary Senate of the Czech Bar Associaton
  • since 1997 president of the examining committee of the bar exams
  • in 1999 he was awarded Randa's medal by the Czech Lawyers’ Associations
  • from 2002 to 2013 vice-president of the board of directors of the Czech Bar Associaton
  • in 2004 he was appointed by the Ministry of Justice as a member of the council of Judicial Academy of the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic
  • in 2006 he was awarded a medal for personal contribution on the occasion of 5th anniversary of foundation of the Chamber of Bailiffs of the Czech Republic
  • in 2013 he received of golden award of appreciation of the president of the Czech Bar Associaton for contribution to the Czech legal profession
  • in 2014 he was named in a nationwide competation the Lawyer of the year 2013 and introduced into the legal Hall of Fame
  • in 2017 has been nominated by Minister of Education, Youth and Physical Education as a member of the board of directors of Charles University
  • As planned he resigned from the position of managing partner and statutory representative of law firm in Mid-2018. He will however continue limited cooperation with the law firm which will retain its current name.

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