Dr. David Kouba

International Counsel
E-mail: office@uepa.cz

Areas of specialisation

  • Corporate law
  • Banking law
  • International private law and international civil procedure
  • Czech-German trade and investments

Languages

  • German
  • Czech
  • English
  • French

Publications and lectures

  • “Die Europäisierung des Tschechischen Rundfunkrechts” (Europeanisation of the Czech law relating to radio transmissions) Berlin (Dissertation), 1999
  • “Europäische Einflüsse auf das Tschechische Fernsehrecht” (European influences on the Czech law relating to television) in: Wirtschaft und Recht in Osteuropa, 12/99
  • Vliv evropské integrace na české televizní právo (spoluautor: Matisková) (Influence of the European integration on the Czech television law) (with Matisková) in: Evropské Právo 4/2000 (Supplement to: Právní Rozhledy 4/2000)
  • “Unlauterer Wettbewerb in der Tschechischen Republik” (Unfair competition in the Czech Republic) (with R. Söhlke), in: Wirtschaft und Recht in Osteuropa, 10 + 11/00

Memberships

  • German-Czech lawyers’ association
  • German bar association
  • Czech bar association

Vita

  • Born 1965 in Opava (Czech Republic)
  • Studies and training in Freiburg and Mannheim, Germany
  • 1991 studied in Grenoble, France
  • 1995-1996 judge at the county court in Waldshut-Tiengen (Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
  • 1997 public prosecutor in Freiburg, Germany
  • 1998 – 2000 lawyer in a leading German commercial law firm in Frankfurt am Main, Prague and Berlin
  • 1998, Czech bar membership
  • 1999 graduated as Dr. jur.
  • 2000-2009 partner with LVHM, Berlin
  • 2006-2012 International Counsel at Ueltzhöffer Balada, advokátní kancelář, Prague
  • Since 2010 partner at Loh Rechtsanwälte, Berlin
  • Since 2013 International Counsel at UEPA

David Kouba is an International Counsel with UEPA. David was born in the Czech Republic, but studied law in Germany where he also started his legal career, after a number of years spent working as a judge and public prosecutor in the South-German state of Baden-Wurttemberg. David Kouba switched to private practise and joined a leading German commercial law firm that at that time had an office in the Czech Republic (nowadays White & Case).  Working in a Berlin business law firm since 2000, he joined our team as International Counsel in 2006.

David Kouba specialises in advising Czech companies from large corporations to mid-sized companies with M&A transactions but also day-to-day business activities in Germany and is an excellent litigation lawyer.

He is fluent in Czech, German, English and French.