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Managing Partners: Josef Donát, Martin Janoušek, Michal Nulíček, Miloš Olík, Vilém Podešva
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 50
Languages: Czech, English, German, Slovak

Firm Overview:
ROWAN LEGAL is one of the leading Czech and Slovak law firms. It was founded in 1990 and can now offer its clients over 28 years of experience. The firm’s clients include some of the largest national and international corporations and public institutions, to which it provides comprehensive legal support on key projects. ROWAN LEGAL is particularly recognised and regularly highly ranked for its expertise in IT and media, telecommunications, privacy and data protection, corporate law and commercial law, dispute resolution and arbitration, intellectual property and competition (including public procurement).
ROWAN LEGAL is the exclusive member of MULTILAW for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Main Areas of Practice:
Commercial Law
Competition Law
Construction & Real Estate
Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Criminal Law & Criminal Proceedings
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Intellectual Property
IT Law, Telecommunications & Media
Labour Law
Privacy & Data Protection
Public Procurement
Tax

IT Law, Telecommunications & Media:
4 partners
List of recent work and description of practice area: ROWAN LEGAL’s lawyers are leading experts in IT law in the Czech Republic. The firm’s consultancy services cover the legal aspects of information systems delivery and implementation, outsourcing, software development, e-commerce, cloud computing, cyber security and other fields.
■Legal assistance to CISCO SYSTEMS on a daily basis, legal advice in connection with the preparation and implementation of a hardware distribution system
■Legal advice to Česká spořitelna related to complex IT infrastructure outsourcing
Key Clients: CISCO SYSTEMS, ČEZ, Rockaway, O2 Czech Republic, JetBrains
Contact: Josef Donát
Tel: +420 224 216 212
Email: [email protected]

Data Protection
Number of partners:
2 List of recent work and description of practice area:
ROWAN LEGAL has the largest team of privacy protection and cyber-security specialists in the Czech Republic. The members of the team are the authors of the first Czech commentary on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) published in June 2017 by Wolters Kluwer. The second edition of that commentary was published in June 2018. The team has been so successful because its lawyers combine their knowledge of law with their knowledge of technology, including IT security.
■Complex legal advice on GDPR implementation projects to the largest insurance groups in the Czech Republic, including Vienna Insurance Group, and several other insurers
■Legal advice on GDPR implementation within Rockaway Capital, one of the largest investment groups in the CEE region
Key Clients: Vienna Insurance Group, Rockaway Capital SE, JetBrains, Mailkit, Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Contact: Michal Nulíček
Tel: +420 224 216 212
Email: [email protected]

Dispute resolution
Number of partners: 4
List of recent work and description of practice area: ROWAN LEGAL has a very robust dispute resolution team and closely focus on legal advisory in national and international disputes involving billions of CZK. Miloš Olík, head of the dispute resolution desk at ROWAN LEGAL, is Chairman of the ICC Czech Republic and active as an arbitrator, including investor-state claims under the ICSID rules. In addition to the strong litigation practice, the lawyers also act in arbitration proceedings under various rules.
■Representing the Capital City of Prague in a number of legal matters concerning the public transport system for Prague (the Opencard system – similar to the Oyster Card in London or Octopus Card in Hong Kong). The firm successfully defended the client in several matters valued at several million EUR
■Representing a well-known domestic construction company in disputes worth tens of millions of CZK against both its suppliers and customers
Key Clients: the Capital City of Prague, a commercial bank, O2 Czech Republic, Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP; Exportní garanční a pojišťovací společnost, a.s.), Czech Export Bank (Česká exportní banka, a.s.), ŘSD (Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic)
Contact: Miloš Olík
Tel: +420 224 216 212
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions
Number of partners: 2
List of recent work and description of practice area:
ROWAN LEGAL provides comprehensive legal counselling in the area of corporate law to both national companies and national branches of global companies. The legal practice covers the full range of this field of law – from long-term management of corporate matters, drafting of corporate structures, modification of corporate and group structures, to company transformations and group restructuring.
■Comprehensive legal and tax advice to a private equity fund (CEIP) within two acquisitions
■Comprehensive legal and tax advice to Severočeská vodárenská společnost a.s. within a project for a new model of operation of water supply infrastructure (contracts, analysis, negotiations, acquisitions, sales of companies, transformations of companies, etc.)
Key Clients: CENTRAL EUROPEAN INDUSTRY PARTNERS, EDUA, Severočeská vodárenská společnost, PrimeCell
Contact: Martin Janoušek
Tel: +420 224 216 212
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property
Number of partners: 3
List of recent work and description of practice area:
ROWAN LEGAL focuses primarily on ICT related IP with its main focus on software development, protection of intellectual property in electronic transactions, data ownership and SW related patents with a strong background in traditional IP related to trademarks and patents.
■Continuous legal advisory to T-Mobile Czech Republic related to the ownership of data and related IP issues including analysis of automated source code development and Big Data
■Complex update of the commercial terms of SAP in the Czech Republic with special attention to IP protection of cloud based SAP products and data protection
Key Clients: CISCO SYSTEMS, SAP ČR, Česká spořitelna (member of Erste Group), ERICSSON, ACTUM
Contact: Josef Donát
Tel: +420 224 216 212
Email: [email protected]

Competition Law
Number of partners: 2
List of recent work and description of practice area: ROWAN LEGAL provides full legal services in the areas of Czech and EU competition law. Besides usual day-to-day competition law advice connected with the reviewing and drafting of commercial contracts and corporate and M&A deals, the lawyers provide full competition law support, including advice on both horizontal and vertical agreements, subcontracting relations and related representations in administration and court proceedings before national courts as well as before the European Commission.
■Comprehensive legal advice to AMC, one of the largest US commercial cable and satellite television stations, on pricing policy and applying different prices to different customers
■Implementation of a compliance system covering competition in particular for Eurovia (member of the VINCI Group), Elektrizace železnic Praha (Electrification of Railways), and PROFI EMG
Key Clients: AMC, AVE CZ odpadové hospodářství s.r.o., Severočeská vodárenská společnost a.s., Wolters Kluwer
Contact: Michal Nulíček
Tel: +420 224 216 212
Email: [email protected]

Public Procurement, Projects & Energy
Number of partners: 3
List of recent work and description of practice area:
ROWAN LEGAL has a very strong and stable team of experienced experts with decades of practice in the field of public procurement. The team is recognized for its many years of expertise in the area of governmental investments, and the firm has even significantly increased its engagement in the utilities sector (in particular energy, water and transport) in the recent past.
■Comprehensive legal services to Severočeská vodárenská společnost, a.s. in connection with the operation of its water supply and sewerage infrastructure after the year 2020
■Comprehensive legal services relating to public procurement submissions for Prague Public Transit Co. for subway trains maintenance with a volume exceeding CZK 22 billion
Key Clients: City of Prague, Severočeská vodárenská společnost, E.ON, Prague Public Transit Co.
Contact: Vilém Podešva
Tel: +420 224 216 212
Email: [email protected]

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Michal Nulíček, Josef Donát, Bohuslav Lichnovsky

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Michal Nulíček, Josef Donát, Bohuslav Lichnovsky

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