CMS announces new leadership in Prague and Bratislava

International law firm CMS is pleased to announce two key leadership changes in its Prague and Bratislava offices, effective from 1 May. Tomáš Matĕjovský will assume the role of Managing Partner of CMS in Prague, while Juraj Fuska will become Managing Partner of CMS (CMNO) in Bratislava.

Helen Rodwell concludes her third consecutive term as Managing Partner in Prague – during which time she was also instrumental in establishing and leading the firm’s Bratislava office. She will continue to be based in Prague, focusing on clients and complex M&A transactions across CEE, for which she is renowned and acknowledged as one of only three Tier 1 Corporate/M&A lawyers in the entire CEE region by Chambers Global. Helen will also continue to serve as a member of the global Board of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

Tomáš Matĕjovský, currently head of the Commercial, Regulatory, and Disputes practice at CMS Prague, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Specialising in litigation and arbitration, compliance matters, white-collar crime, and various aspects of commercial law, including employment, IP, and competition, Tomáš has successfully represented clients in a range of litigation and arbitration proceedings at all judicial levels. Tomáš also advises a range of medical device and pharmaceutical companies on various matters, including sector-specific regulatory matters, clinical trial issues and anti-corruption issues.

Commenting on his new role, Tomáš said: “Becoming the Managing Partner of CMS Prague is a privilege. I’m genuinely excited about the opportunity to lead and contribute to the continued success of our Prague office and the firm as a whole. I would like to thank Helen for her unwavering commitment to leading the Prague office and building a world-class team dedicated to the success of our clients. The Prague office has grown significantly under Helen’s leadership to become one of the leading law firms in Prague and I look forward to working with Helen and the wider team to deliver on our ambitious plans.”

Juraj Fuska, currently head of the Corporate/M&A team at CMS Bratislava, has more than 20 years of experience in the international law firm environment in Slovakia and takes over management directly from Bratislava. Over the course of his career, focusing on multiple industry groups, Juraj has gained an extensive knowledge of the market and developed a wide breadth of expertise, which allows him to act on significant deals in the market, including complex cross-border transactions. In addition to being a highly sought-after M&A and capital markets expert, his broad range of expertise also includes corporate matters, greenfield investment projects, regulatory and financial institutions advice and PPPs.

Juraj comments: “I am honoured to take on the role of Managing Partner for CMS in Bratislava. Helen has done a remarkable job leading our Bratislava office since its inception and I am eager to build on this strong foundation. I look forward to bringing my experience to this new leadership role as I am committed to pursuing excellence in every endeavour while continuing to deliver exceptional service to our clients. I have no doubt that working with our talented, globally-minded team will fortify our market reputation as the leading law firm in Slovakia. I am very grateful for the trust and support that I have received from CMS and I am very much looking forward to building on that trust and support in the future.”