ROWAN LEGAL is one of the best Czech law firms according to Chambers Europe
Prague (18.3.2021) – The Czech law firm ROWAN LEGAL is one of Europe’s leaders in providing legal services in the spheres of compliance, dispute resolution, intellectual property, energy projects and TMT (technology, media and telecommunications law). This is evident from its ranking in Chambers Europe, published again this year by the London ranking agency Chambers and Partners. The representatives of the firm that have been singled out in particular are partners Josef Donát, Michal Nulíček and Miloš Olík, and lawyer Jan Tomíšek. This ranking of companies and individuals is the result of an in-depth analysis of clients’ feedback and the competition.
The name of this Czech law firm appears high in the Chambers Europe ranking in five different sectors. ROWAN LEGAL has received the highest ranking in TMT (Band 1), which is a broad category that consists of legal consultancy for telecommunication companies, wireless service operators, as well as television and radio broadcasters, including the regulation of this branch, contractual matters and the legal regulation of relations between large multinational corporations and IT service providers, and cooperation with promising startups. ROWAN LEGAL has been highly rated in this branch for several successive years and individual representatives of the firm have achieved high rankings. Josef Donát, a partner at the firm, is one of the greatest experts in this branch in the Czech market, which is also reflected in his ranking in Band 1.
“The TMT branch, in which my colleagues and I work at ROWAN LEGAL, is extremely dynamic and constantly developing. It is important to constantly keep track of these changes, and to adapt the principles of working with clients to them, as well as the legal practice overall,” explains Josef Donát, the head of the ICT and TMT specialization. “Active service is all the more important there, because our clients rely on us to inform them in time about all the news and changes to the regulations, and to propose steps suitable for them.” Considering the Chambers Europe methodology, it seems that we handle this task perfectly,” he explains regarding the specifics of working in the branch of TMT law.
The firm’s other highly rated experts in this branch are Michal Nulíček, a partner at ROWAN LEGAL (Band 2), and Jan Tomíšek, a managing associate at ROWAN LEGAL (Associates to watch).
In the broad category of compliance, ROWAN LEGAL has been included in the prestigious Band 2. There, Chambers and Partners assessed a wide spectrum of criteria, including the quality of proposals and implementation strategies for corporate compliance programmes, services in the framework of anti-corruption legislation, international sanctions, crime prevention, countering of money laundering, and the protection of personal and sensitive data.
Michal Nulíček has also achieved high individual ranking in this category (Band 2). “Compliance is a very complex category. Providing top-quality services in this sphere means having not only deep knowledge of various areas of law, but also experience applying the regulations to the business environment and, last but not least, knowing the client’s needs. All this must be taken into account. We have been developing our compliance practice at ROWAN LEGAL for a long time, so we appreciate this ranking even more,” said Michal Nulíček, a partner at ROWAN LEGAL, on his ranking.
ROWAN LEGAL was also highly ranked in Band 3 in the sphere of dispute resolution, which is its second high international ranking this year (on 18.2.2021 ROWAN LEGAL was included in Band 3 in the world ranking of Chambers Global, the press release is available here). ROWAN LEGAL’s 20-member dispute resolution team is one of the biggest on the Czech market, and offers the broadest scope of services (civil disputes, Czech and international arbitrations, mediation, criminal law). It is headed by a leader in his field, the chairman of the Czech ICC – Miloš Olík, who has been ranked in two subcategories (Arbitration Counsel – Band 2 and Most in Demand Arbitrators – Band 2). Regarding his high ranking, he said: “We greatly appreciate such high ranking by the Chambers and Partners agency. This confirms that even in these hard times we have been able to preserve the high quality of our services and the trust of our clients. We are very grateful to our clients, and especially to the entire dispute resolution team for their hard work.”
ROWAN LEGAL has also achieved other high rankings in a separate segment of law – intellectual property (Band 3), in which experience in the protection of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets is assessed in particular. Finally, the law firm was also ranked in the sphere of energy projects (Band 3), which is closely intertwined with the issue of their financing. Thus, it covers a wide range of activities, from the production of electricity to the operation of nuclear power stations.
The overall evaluation and ranking of Chambers Europe is the result of in-depth analysis and communication with clients of the evaluated law firms, but also with those of competing law firms. It focuses primarily on parameters such as the expertise and experience of individuals and entire teams, and the quality of customer services with an emphasis on speed, communication quality and determination. Another key criterion is the ability to predict the direction in which a certain legal sector may develop, which is related to the skill of saving time and money for the client.