Mgr. Jiří MelkusLAWYER, PARTNER
Areas of Specialisation
- Commercial and Civil Law
- Media Law and Personal Rights
- Telecommunications Law
- Competition Law
- M&A Law
- Tax Law
- Insurance Law
- Transport Law
- Automotive Law
- Criminal Law
- University of West Bohemia, Faculty of Law, Pilsen
- Czech Bar Association
Jiří is a lawyer who, together with Pavel Kejla, is the managing partner of MELKUS KEJLA & PARTNERS. He specialises in representing clients in judicial, arbitral, administrative and criminal proceedings, and in dispute resolution. In the past, he successfully represented the largest private television operator in the Czech Republic in a wide range of litigation on the protection of personal rights, the reputation and good name of the legal entity, and administrative proceedings. He successfully represents clients in their dealings with all levels of courts in the Czech Republic, the Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting, the Office for the Protection of Competition, the Office for Personal Data Protection, tax authorities, other administrative bodies and law enforcement agencies.
In his work, for example, he successfully applied to the Supreme Administrative Court to annul a resolution of the Council for Radio and Television Broadcasting that had imposed the highest-ever financial penalty on a television broadcaster. His work also helped to achieve a verdict of the Prague High Court, in conjunction with the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, in which the highest-ever compensation was awarded to a natural person in a case on personal rights. He and Pavel Kejla were behind the Supreme Administrative Court’s ground-breaking ruling to approve a review of low-value contracts by the Office for the Protection of Competition. He participated in one of the first settlements in an investigation into a suspected cartel in proceedings overseen by the Office for the Protection of Competition. He successfully represented a client in a dispute with Czech Television, heard by the Constitutional Court, about the way licence fees are collected. He successfully represented clients in a large-scale criminal case that helped to establish a legal definition for lobbying. He also handled a case concerning VAT on the export of blood plasma to other Member States of the European Union. Here, his client’s legal position was upheld by the Court of Justice of the European Union. His current work includes the representation of clients in disputes with insurance companies, where he is involved in the creation of new case law in cases of undue reductions in indemnity.
Jiří has been a lawyer registered with the Czech Bar Association since 2011. Between 2006 and 2013, he was employed by the reputable law firm Kotrlík Bourgeault Andruško, where he worked his way up to the position of senior lawyer.