JUDr. Ing. Ondřej Lichnovský

  • Specialist in administrative and criminal tax law
  • Independent lawyer since 2010, partner in Specialis since 2021
  • Member of the Senate's Standing Committee on Oversight of the Provision of Public Funds and Analysis of Financial Administration Control Procedures since 2020
  • Actively fluent in Czech (Slovak) and English, conversant in Polish and French, and learning German

Ondřej has been working intensively on tax litigation since 2007. In that time he has been involved in representing more than a hundred cases before the Supreme Administrative Court and even more cases before the tax authorities. In his many years of practice, he has achieved success before all courts of law, both at the national (regional courts, Supreme Administrative Court, Supreme Court, Constitutional Court) and international level (European Court of Human Rights). The exception to this is the Court of Justice of the EU, where he has not yet had the opportunity to represent.

In the administrative tax law agenda, with a few exceptions, he is only involved in the supervisory (coordinating and commenting on the work of other team members) and analytical (analyzing and sorting out all new tax case law of the Supreme Administrative Court and the Supreme Court).

His main agenda today is criminal tax law, where he personally participates in the defense of clients and attends the main trials.

Alongside his colleague Roman Ondrýsek, he is the lead co-author of a grey commentary on the Tax Code published by C. H. Beck (the latest 4th edition is from 2021). Other important publications include Criminal Tax Law (published in 2020), which is a very up-to-date and appreciated handbook in criminal proceedings concerning tax crimes. In addition, he is the author of several other publications on legal issues, as well as dozens of articles published in major legal journals.

He has commented on more than 600 tax judgments of the Supreme Administrative Court for Wolters Kluwer since 2010. Individual commentaries and judgments can be found in the ASPI legal information system.