Jana was ranked as an “Outstanding Leading Partner” in the TOP 100 Women of the Czech-Slovak Legal Business ranking.
Business development, Management and Marketing
Compliance, Risk and Corporate Governance
Member of the Czech Bar Association since 1998
Member of the Slovak Bar Association since 2022
Faculty of Law of Palacký University in Olomouc,
1992 - 1998 (Mgr.)
Academic placements in London, Osnabrück and St. Malo
Prior to setting up Z/C/H Legal in 2005, she spent seven years working at a major German law firm, where she managed a team of lawyers focusing on Real Estate. Following an academic placement in London, Jana also worked as a paralegal at Herbert Smith, a leading British law firm.
Jana is responsible for the business development, management and marketing of Z/C/H Legal. In her managerial role, Jana is the crucial driving force behind the digitalisation of processes in our law firm. She has recently become an ambassador for the PINYA HR company, which specialises in the development of software aimed at improving the effectiveness of HR processes.
Jana has significant experience representing foreigner investors in Real Estate, especially regarding the construction and financing of public and private developments, such as shopping malls, retail parks and industrial plants.
The Czech professional magazine Legal Guide (Právní rádce) has repeatedly included Jana in the Important Female Lawyers category based on the nominations received from both the professional and general public. In the innovative #PRVNÍCHSTOLET project carried out by the organisers of the TOP 100 Women of the Czech-Slovak Legal Business ranking in 2021 and 2022, was Jana once again designated as an “Outstanding Leading Partner”.
Presence in media
Týdeník Euro magazine: One hundred years ago, the first woman lawyer graduated. Today, we should continue to support women in law, 01/2023
- Euro weekly magazine –TOP Legal Business yearly edition – Working as a lawyer no longer a dream job, 11/2022
- ePravo.cz Magazine: Interview with the managing partner of Z/C/H Legal Jana Hladká Zilvarová, 06/2022
- CEO Magazine: Top female CEOs of the Czech Republic, 09/2021
- Deník E15: Trust and getting rid of bias more important than mandatory rates, say leading female lawyers, 05/2021
- Info.cz: TOP 100 Women of the Czech-Slovak Legal Business, 03/2021
- Legal Guide (Právní rádce) monthly magazine: Legal Guide monthly magazine: Important female lawyers, 12/2020
- Hospodářské noviny: The secret of success, 12/2020
- Legal Guide (Právní rádce) monthly magazine: The legal profession still in the lead in the fight against the pandemic, 10/2020
- Legal Guide (Právní rádce): Brand building in the legal profession, 07/2020
- Legal Guide (Právní rádce): Managers need to see the overall picture, 03/2020
- Legal Guide (Právní rádce): Four rules of a successful law firm, 11/2019
- Legal Guide (Právní rádce): Queens of Czech law, 10/2018
- Legal Guide (Právní rádce): I am more of a manager than a lawyer, 10/2018
- Modern management: Women – managers, mothers and leaders, 09/2018
- Legal Advisor Monthly: Overview of leading women of Czech law, 10/2017
- Marketing&Media č. 38/2017
- Epravo.cz:10 Questions for ... Jana Hladká Zilvarová, 11/2016
- The Student Times: Czech vs. International law firms: who’s got the upper hand and in what?, 4/2016