Alumni Spotlight

Q&A with Peter Valert

Peter Valert

Peter Valert
Class of 1993
Managing partner at DLA Piper
Prague, Czechoslovakia

Question 2

How are you currently involved with the practice area?

International law is really not a specific practice area. It more relates to various work done in the international area. Currently I run the Prague office at DLA Piper where I have close to twenty lawyers under me who work primarily on deals and transactions where foreign investors from the US, UK and elsewhere in Europe make investments in the Czech Republic through M & A deals. We also help various foreign companies who need different legal advice about their operations relating to issues such as corporate commercial, employment and IP. Finally, we also represent the Czech state in arbitrations brought against it by foreign investors under certain Bilateral Investment Treaties and also help several Czech government entities in dealing with the EU.