“After graduating from university I worked for the Ministry of the Interior, and then for over a year in a refugee camp. I then had the opportunity to control the work of those non-profit organisations which won my respect, and from there it was just a short step to ‘changing the sides of the barricade’. This involved the beginning of real, meaningful work in Frank Bold for the benefit of the environment and of those who cannot defend themselves against the pressure of corporations, politicians, and authorities.”
Jiří graduated from the Faculty of Law at the Charles University in Prague, and worked in the secretariat of the appeal commission of the Ministry, in the Department for asylum and migration policy. Then he worked in refugee camp Vyšní Lhoty. Since 2002 he has been employed in Frank Bold.
Jiří dealt with cases of large foreign investments on greenfield sites, such as LG Phillips Displays in Hranice, Toyota Peugeot Citroën at Kolín, and Nemak aluminium works in Most region, and has been dealing with the case of the Hyundai factory in Nošovice. Within the Frank Bold's Responsible Energy topic he has been engaged in the upgrading of the Prunéřov II power station.
Since 2005 he has been involved in advocacy, since 2015 he is a partner in Frank Bold law firm. His main specialization is construction and
energy law, especially he specialise in the field of renewable energy sources. He also professionally focuses on spatial planning, environmental law and free access to information. He provided legal advice on acquisitions and development of several major energy projects in the Czech Republic and Poland.
Already five times he achieved the abolition of spatial planning documentation by the Supreme Administrative Court in the cases of regions where the documentation unlawfully prevented investors and municipalities from developing wind power. At the court he also successfully attacked the Update of the City Plan of Brno which was criticized by both professional and lay public.