Lukáš Kraus

Lawyer, Frank Bold

Lukáš Kraus is a lawyer and a political scientist. He obtained BA degree (political science and international relations) and MA degree (security studies) from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague and his second MA degree in Law and Legal Studies from the Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague. While studying at Charles University, he helped as a research assistant at the Centre for Comparative Law of Charles University in Prague and served as a member of a student expert team of Center for Security Policy CESES of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague. He also studied and researched Japanese law and politics in Japan (Kobe University: October 2007 - September 2008, University of Tokyo: October 2014 - March 2016).

He has been involved in the activities of Frank Bold (consortium of Frank Bold Society, a non-governmental and non-profit organization, and Frank Bold Advokáti, a law firm) since 2011. As an intern, he worked on the regulation of lobbying in the Czech Republic, and as a former “ambassador” (active citizen) he helped in the early phase of Reconstruction of the State - the biggest anti-corruption project in the Czech Republic. He later gained extensive experience as a legal trainee in the law firm of Frank Bold and as a legal expert and an advocacy work coordinator of Reconstruction of the State.

“Advocating anti-corruption laws in the Czech Republic often demands effort of a competent sumo wrestler and at the same time patience of a zen master, but it is worth it.”