Excellent! I had a great, truly beneficial experience. I recommend Legal English courses even to native speakers! I've learnt here how to write better, more persuasively , using "tips & tricks" that no other school would teach! Thank you Mr. Brady.
- Ranete Ana Maria, lawyer in Bucharest, Romania

Once again I would like to thank you for the course you’ve delivered last week and for having given me personally some grounds, knowledge and tools to maintain my position in my daily talks to our legal group when bidding for a job we’re tasked to work on a customer-provided draft contract in an effort to tailor it to meet our internal standards and to align it with the commercial proposal we make. I would be pleased to continue on the training courses you offer in the future, please add my e-mail address to your distribution list. I’ve also circulated the word on your international legal English certificate course you’re planning to have in Almaty among my colleagues.
- Yevgeniy YEVGRAFOV, Parker Drilling Company International Limited, Kazakhstan

Let me begin by thanking you for the Contract Drafting course. It was extremely clear and useful, especially for a "civil law" user, given that our remedies are slightly different. What I appreciated the most were the lectures re representations, warranties, indemnities. I have already recommended my colleagues to also join this course.
- Alessandro Chiarenza, Malta. Jan 2018

Nick Johnson

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Education

Qualified as an English solicitor, 1992

King’s College, London University (1984-1987)  LL.B. (Honours)

Professional Experience

Founder, JSK Law (Formerly Johnson Šťastný Kramařík), Prague (2004 to present) (http://www.jsklaw.cz/nick-johnson.html)

Senior Lawyer, Allen & Overy (1998 - 2003)

Associate, Baker & McKenzie (1995 - 1998)

Assistant Solicitor, Watson, Farley & Williams (1994 - 1995)

Articled Clerk and Assistant Solicitor,  McKenna & Co., London and Tokyo (1990  - 1993)

Practical Law Experience

Nick has a wealth of experience in all areas of corporate and commercial law including M&A, human resources, commercial contracts, joint ventures, privatisations, procurement and regulatory matters in various industrial sectors in over 20 countries.

He has worked across many different industrial sectors especially in the technology sector.    

He has worked in the UK, Japan and throughout Central Europe and the Middle East.

Brief Selected Key Experience in M&A and Joint Ventures

He provided English law advice to the sellers on the sale of the Czech IP intercom company 2N to Axis Communications.

He provided English law advice to 3TS on an investment in Zoot in the Czech Republic.

He advised McKinnon & Clarke of the UK on an energy industry joint venture in the Czech Republic.

He advised a UK industrial company on a manufacturing joint venture in the Czech Republic.

He advised British Telecom in relation to a proposed joint venture in the telecommunication industry in the Czech Republic.

He advised National Grid of the UK on a proposed joint venture in relation to the communication industry in the Czech Republic.

He advised Bakcell on a proposed tower sharing joint venture agreement with other telecommunication companies in Azerbaijan. 

He advised Zain Saudi Arabia on a joint venture MVNO agreement with Axiom in Saudi Arabia. 

Brief Selected Relevant Commercial Experience in the Technology Sector

Nick has substantial experience in the Technology sector including M&A, commercial, procurement and regulatory matters in many jurisdictions including Central Europe, the Gulf Region and elsewhere. 

International advisor to a Gulf mobile operator on a broad range of legal matters for several years (human resources, M&A, corporate, commercial, regulatory and other matters) including substantial procurement work.

International advisor to a CIS mobile operator on a broad range of legal matters for several years (human resources, M&A, corporate, commercial, regulatory and other matters) including the procurement work on a complete update of the network.

He advised the Czech Government on the privatisation of a Czech communications company.

He advised a central European company on the acquisition of a Czech ISP.

He advised the founders of an online insurance portal in CEE.

He advised an investor on various matters relating to a Russian telco.

He advised British telco in relation to a proposed joint venture in the telecommunication industry in the Czech Republic.

He advised 2 UK entities on a joint venture in relation to the telco industry in the Czech Republic.

He advised a CIS mobile operator on a tower sharing joint venture agreement with other telecommunication companies in the CIS. 

He advised a Gulf telco on a joint venture MVNO operation with another Gulf entity. 

He advised a US company on the acquisition of a communications business in CEE.

He advised the investors in an online retail business on their investment in the company in the CEE.

He advised an investment bank in relation to their provision of services to a major UK telecoms company on their investments in CEE and Russia.

He advised an international CFO on his employment relationship with a major Czech and international software company headquartered in Prague. 

He advised an international CEO on his employment relationship with a major telco in the CIS.

He advised an international CEO on his employment relationship with a major telco in the Gulf Region.

He advised a Vice President of Strategy, Development and Investment on his employment relationship with a major telco in the Gulf Region.

Training

Nick has provided training and mentoring to more junior lawyers at all levels throughout his career.

Languages

English – native

Czech – conversational

French – conversational

Japanese - conversational

Contract Law Course
Legal English Course
Intellectual Property English
Cambridge University Legal English Certificate (ILEC) - Online a
Contract and Legal Document Drafting Course
Company and Corporate Law
Legal writing workshop- Tbilisi 24th August
Legal Writing Course
Legal English Vocabulary - Free course
Oil and Gas law and legal vocabulary
Arbitration Law and Practice Course
Persuasive writing for lawyers
FIDIC Construction Contract Course