Petr Malecek

Counsel, Solicitor, Head of Central European Desk,
Spenser & Kauffmann


University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

College of Law, London, United Kingdom

Nottingham Trent University Law School, Nottingham, UK.

Practice Areas:

Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Capital Markets, Leveraged Finance, Asset recovery, Litigation / Dispute Resolution, Sports Law.


English, Czech

Professional experience:

Petr Malecek has 25 years of experience in international law and finance as both an investment banker and a lawyer with first-hand experience of various financial centers including Tokyo, London and across Europe, having advised Governments, corporate entities and financial institutions.

Mr. Malecek has a strong grasp of complex finance and legal issues, particularly in civil and common law, either transactional or dispute related. His key strengths include drafting complex legal agreements, strong negotiation skills along with the ability to build, develop and manage practices/business units and practical familiarity with legal matters raised by economic transformation and privatization.

Petr Malecek stands out with extensive transactional, dispute and advisory experience and firsthand knowledge of a wide spectrum of jurisdictions, including Western Europe, CEE, the former CIS and MENA, along with recent and ongoing mandates in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, BA (Economics) and successfully completed his Registered Representative Exam, Securities and Future’s Authority, City of London.

As a counsel, he is responsible for supporting the firm’s clients in Central Europe, as well as for transactional and consulting support to cross-border M&A, banking & finance deals and all English-law related matters.

Legal 500 recommended Petr Malecek as a leading individual in Ukraine in 2011. In addition, Mr. Malecek was mentioned as an active practitioner in banking and finance by Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients in 2011 and 2012.

Mr. Malecek left Ukraine in 2013 for assignments in MENA and CEE returning to Ukraine in 2016.