Eva is a graduate of the faculty of law at Charles University. She is responsible for managing our relationships with clients and for the ongoing administration of Trusts.
After graduation Eva worked and travelled extensively in both the USA and Canada, and since joining our team has developed an in-depth knowledge of svěřenské fondy and especially their technical and legal aspects.
She comes from Jablonec nad Nisou and in her spare time she is an enthusiastic skiier and plays the guitar – she spent two semesters at the Jezkova Conservatory in Prague.
James has a law degree and is enrolled as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. He is a Board Member of the Asociace pro podporu a rozvoj svěřenských fondů and a member of STEP – The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, James is also one of only four holders of STEP’s prestigious TEP designation in the Czech Republic.
He has practised in the areas of trusts and estate planning and in addition he has worked for many years in private banking and as an investment manager. James brings us practical experience with Trusts. This includes knowledge of strategies that solve client problems, and the legal issues around trusts in other jurisdictions.
James has lived in the Czech Republic for 16 years. He is married, has two young children and lives in Slany, near Prague.
Michal is a graduate of the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague. At present, he works within his own law office in Prague and is a member of the Czech Bar Association.
After completing his studies, he gained several years of experience in a major Czech law firm where he provided legal services in the field of corporate law, real estate law, labor law and insolvency law. He has been working with trusts since their introduction to the Czech Republic.
He comes from the Krkonose Mountains and spends his spare time travelling, playing sport and with friends.
Barbora is not directly a part of the our team but works closely with us She handles legal work that clients’ lawyers are unable to deal with, and ensures the document templates we use comply with Czech law.
Before founding Barlens, her own legal practice, Barbora spent four years at Havel, Holásek & Partners and almost three years at Norton Rose. She primarily focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and employment law, but Barlens provides a comprehensive range of legal services targeted at the needs of companies and entrepreneurs.
In her spare time she is passionate about greyhounds, and when she’s not working, she can be found outdoors, walking her dogs.
Matěj graduated in Taxation and Taxation from the Faculty of Finance and Accounting of the University of Economics in Prague. Since 2016 he has been a member of the Chamber of Tax Advisers of the Czech Republic.
Since January 2015, he has been a partner in KODAP Jihlava, which is part of the KODAP nationwide network. At the beginning of 2016, he began to act as a tax examiner for the Chamber of Auditors of the Czech Republic. At the beginning of 2018 he was appointed as a probation commissioner at the Chamber of Tax Advisors.
Matěj also publishes. He writes for Wolters Kluwer, as a co-author for instance of their Taxation of International Income publication. He is currently working on a commentary on the Income Tax Act.
He spends his spare time with his son (who calls all the shots).
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