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Kinstellar announces New Office Managing Partners in Bratislava and Prague, Adam Hodoň appointed as COO

July 2024 - Kinstellar is delighted to announce the appointment of new managing partners for our Bratislava and Prague offices, and of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective 1 July 2024.

Viliam Myšička is the new Managing Partner of the Bratislava Office, succeeding Adam Hodoň. Adam has been appointed as the Firm’s COO. Viliam has been with Kinstellar since its inception and was previously with Linklaters. He leads the M&A service line in Slovakia and serves as the head of the firm-wide Restructuring & Insolvency service line, as well as the co-head of the firm-wide Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) sector.  Viliam brings nearly 20 years of professional experience, advising clients across a wide range of sectors on M&A, corporate, restructuring & insolvency, technology, and real estate matters.

He is regularly ranked as a leading lawyer in major international legal directories, with clients describing him, in recent editions, as delivering ‘‘a great service [with] excellent communication'', “high-energy”, and being “really focused on the client’’.

Jan Juroška takes up the role of Managing Partner of the Prague office, succeeding Lukáš Ševčík. Lukáš will focus on regional projects, including exploring and implementing expansion initiatives for the Firm.

Jan began his career as a Junior Associate at Linklaters 18 years ago and has been with Kinstellar since its launch in 2008. He also serves as a member of the Firm Management Committee and the co-head of the firm-wide Corporate M&A Service Line. Jan has over 20 years of experience advising leading international corporations and private equity funds on all aspects of corporate law, in particular M&A, private equity and corporate finance. He has worked on many of the Firm’s headline deals for its most high-profile clients.

He is ranked as a leading lawyer in major legal directories, with clients praising his ‘‘exceptional legal acumen, and pragmatic and solutions-oriented approach’’. Jan is further described as ‘‘competent, highly reliable, experienced and an innovative leader’’.

Adam Hodoň is appointed as Kinstellar’s Chief Operating Officer. Adam has been with Kinstellar since its launch in 2008 and previously with Linklaters. Before joining Linklaters in 2001, he started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was the Managing Partner of the Bratislava office, which he led successfully for nine years. Adam succeeds Patrick Lynch who takes on the role of Special Projects Director.

In his new role, Adam will lead, coordinate, and provide leadership to the Business Services organisation and teams across Kinstellar. He will work closely with and provide strategic advice to Kristóf Ferenczi, the Firm Managing Partner.

Throughout his professional career, clients have consistently recognised Adam as a leading individual in his field. Recent feedback includes comments such as '’Adam is exceptional at handling matters comprehensively and in detail’’, and ‘‘Adam has outstanding expertise, and is a great mentor’’.

Kristóf Ferenczi, Firm Managing Partner comments: ‘‘I am delighted to see these talented leaders, nurtured within our firm, stepping into new and important leadership roles. They bring fresh perspectives to our leadership and firm management, and I am confident that they will drive the continued growth and success of their respective offices and the Firm. I would also like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt gratitude to Lukáš Ševčík, Adam Hodoň and former COO Patrick Lynch for their exceptional leadership and unwavering resilience during their tenures. They have created a strong culture, mentored their teams admirably, and provided steadfast support for many years. Their advice will continue to be indispensable as we build the future of our Firm.’’

Jan Juroška Managing Partner
+420 221 622 162
Adam Hodoň Business services
+421 2 5929 1152
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