Jan  Sleis
      • Jan Sleis
      • Trainee Solicitor
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      • Cheltenham
      • Gloucestershire
      • GL50 3DA
      • 01242 574244
      • 01242 221631
      • 7453 Cheltenham

Jan Sleis

Trainee Solicitor

Jan’s legal career started in the Czech Republic with an in-house legal role that involved him in various compliance and EU law related cases between the company and the Governments of Germany and Belgium. 
 
Jan subsequently undertook an internship with a Bavarian law firm and spent one summer working for a large US law firm’s Colorado office. During his comparative law studies in the Czech Republic, Jan continued gathering in-house experience and participated in the Telders and Jessup International Law Moot Court Competitions. Jan also gained further practical experience by serving as a CEO of a small company.
 
During his studies at the City University London, Jan undertook an internship with the in-house legal departments at Barclays Bank and Barclaycard and participated in legal advice clinics attended by various Silicon Roundabout start-ups.
 
Before starting his training contract with Hughes Paddison,  Jan worked as a paralegal in the City for US law firm Hausfeld & Co. LLP, and for Freshfields.  Jan also worked within the in-house legal department of a sector pioneering FinTech company Checkout.com. 
 
Jan is fluent in German, Russian, and Czech. 
 
In his spare time, Jan enjoys exercising, travelling around the world, networking, and reading a good book.