Robert Neruda is a partner at HAVEL & PARTNERS and the head of the firm’s Czech-Slovak team of lawyers and economists specializing in competition law. He focuses on advising clients in the area of cartels, abuse of dominance, vertical agreements, merger control, significant market power and state aid. Robert is recommended as an expert in competition law by international publications such as ILO Client Choice and Chambers Europe. In 2017, he was one of the six lawyers awarded in the Czech Innovative Lawyer of the Year competition, Global Competition Review named him as “Thought Leader”, and Who’s Who Legal as “Competition Future Leader”. Robert carries out his legal practice both in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prior to joining HAVEL & PARTNERS, Robert worked at the Czech competition authority as its Vice-Chairman for competition and as an assistant to the judge of the Czech Supreme Administrative Court. He is the co-author of important commentaries to the Czech Competition Act and the author of several dozen professional articles. He lectures at Masaryk University in Brno and regularly speaks at international conferences. He is a father of two boys and addicted to running.