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Online Aggregators Under the New Digital Single Market’s Rules

20.7.2020

Author: JUDr. Josef Donát LL.M., Mgr. Michal Nulíček LL.M., Mgr. Bohuslav Lichnovský LL.M Just like supermarkets, online aggregators enable users to obtain the best products conveniently. How will the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market change online aggregators…

Still seeing whistleblowing as a nuisance?

1.7.2020

Author: Michal Nulíček, Anna Cervanová and Bohuslav Lichnovský Still seeing whistleblowing as a nuisance? Think again, because management misconduct can turn a company from hero to zero in days. Failure to handle warning notices was the reason for huge financial…

Foreign investment protection during COVID-19

3.6.2020

Author: JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb and JUDr. Margarita Karešová Kucharčuk The state of emergency is over, government measures are slowly easing up and we are entering the unknown as regards further developments in the spread of the…

Important temporary changes to corporate law regulations due to LEX COVID

5.5.2020

Author: Mgr. Martin Murad, Mgr. Jan Novotný, LL.M. The newly adopted Act on Measures to Mitigate the Effects of the SARS CoV-2 Coronavirus Epidemic (known as Lex Covid) has introduced some important changes to Czech corporate regulation. What follows is…

Important legal news impacting health care regulation in the Czech Republic

28.4.2020

Author: Mgr. Martin Murad, Mgr. Jan Novotný In connection with COVID-19, we have prepared a brief summary of the most important legal news impacting the health care industry and related activities in the Czech Republic. Prohibition of distribution of medicine…

The Legal 500: ROWAN LEGAL receives highest ranking

21.4.2020

On 15.4. the results of the prestigious international legal rankings The Legal 500 for the year 2020 were announced. The ranking is the result of a several month survey among the clients of law firms. ROWAN LEGAL has received 8…

Can we convene a General Meeting with respect to the government’s emergency measure limiting free movement of persons?

20.3.2020

Author: Mgr. Pavel Víšek a Zuzana Jurová Can we convene a General Meeting with respect to the government’s emergency measure limiting free movement of persons? Emergency measure of the Czech Republic’s Government limited free movement of persons with effect from…

ROWAN LEGAL’S HOTLINE

16.3.2020

ROWAN LEGAL is prepared to help you in these tough times with any questions regarding the consequences of the coronavirus restrictions in the Czech Republic. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on our dedicated…

ROWAN LEGAL wins top awards from Chambers & Partners

12.3.2020

Chambers & Partners is one of the world’s two most prestigious law firm rankings, based primarily on clients’ feedback. Today, the new rankings for the Czech Republic were released, and it is thanks to our clients that ROWAN LEGAL has…

10 questions for … Lukáš Sommer

3.2.2020

Author: epravo.cz Mgr. Lukáš Sommer became a new partner at ROWAN LEGAL on 1.10.2019. He has long been involved in the public investment sphere and in projects in regulated sectors such as energy and water supply. Recently, he has particularly…

Vilém Podešva appointed a member of Remonstrance Committee of ÚOHS for the protection of competition

20.1.2020

Partner at ROWAN LEGAL, JUDr. Vilém Podešva, LLM has been appointed a member of the Remonstrance Committee of ÚOHS for the protection of competition, effective as of January 1, 2020. “I am very pleased with this new opportunity and look…

10 questions for … Jiří Votrubec

14.1.2020

JUDr. Jiří Votrubec became a partner at ROWAN LEGAL on 1.10.2019. He is particularly involved in legal consultancy in the area of public investment. At present, his team is participating in more than 50 investment projects both in the sphere…

Successful Alumni Miloš Olík – University of Economics, Prague

12.12.2019

Miloš Olík, a partner of our office, was chosen among important graduates of the University of Economics, Prague, where he studied at the Faculty of International Relations. English version

Investment Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe, Law and practice

2.12.2019

Contributors: Miloš Olík, Jaroslav Heyduk and Michal Čáp Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is the testing ground for investment arbitration in Europe: the majority of the cases against EU Member States are proceedings launched against countries from within the region….

Miloš Olík and Michal Čáp were again included in partners’ and non- partners’ list at the Arbitration Future Leaders ranking by Who’s Who Legal.

26.11.2019

Two lawyers from our Dispute Resolution and Arbitration team have placed at the Arbitration Future Leaders 2020 ranking, jointly organized by Who’s Who Legal and GAR (Global Arbitration Review). Miloš Olík, one of our partners, was again included in the…

Minor infringements of customers’ rights – who cares? You should!

19.11.2019

Author: Mgr. Jaroslav Heyduk, Mgr. Bohuslav Lichnovský, LL.M.,  For a long time, minor infringements of rights of customers were neglected by businesses. No sane customer would expend tens of thousands of CZK to pursue a minor claim at a court,…

Law Firm of the Year 2019 announced: ROWAN LEGAL recommended in 15 categories and awarded in 3 of them

5.11.2019

On November 4, 2019, the awards ceremony of prestigious local ranking the Law Firm of the Year took place in Palác Žofín. The ranking is organized by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association and the Czech Ministry…

KLÁRA HRDLIČKOVÁ AND BOHUSLAV LICHNOVSKÝ – SUCCESS IN A LONG DISPUTE

18.9.2019

Klára Hrdličková and Bohuslav Lichnovský have recently advised our client, a worldwide known fashion brand, in a successful settlement of a long dispute over the use of a trademark with a US clothing manufacturer. This enabled the client to obtain…

Psychometric tests according to WP29

21.8.2019

Psychometric tests are a popular tool which helps employers to identify optimal job candidates, or more accurately filter non-optimal job candidates based for example on their ability to process and use information, approach to interacting with other people and approach…

New benefits of arbitration in Hong Kong

24.4.2019

IF YOU ARBITRATE IN HONG KONG, YOU CAN ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF INTERIM MEASURES IN MAINLAND CHINA IN NEW SUPPORT OF ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS BY LOCAL COURTS. The Hong Kong Government and Supreme People’s Court of China signed an important agreement…

Did you know that adding “.com” to a generic trademark can make it registrable both in the EU and the US?

20.3.2019

Did you know that adding “.com” to a generic trademark can make it registrable both in the EU and the US? The US Court of Appeals ruled that adding a generic word “.com” to a generic word “BOOKING” may result…

Chambers and Partners ranks ROWAN LEGAL one of the TOP law firms in the Czech Republic.

13.3.2019

Chambers and Partners ranks ROWAN LEGAL one of the TOP law firms in the Czech Republic. Chambers and Partners (one of the two most prestigious global rankings of law firms) yesterday announced its newly launched Chambers Europe 2019 awards. Our firm…

Interview with Michal Nulíček for Český rozhlas plus: reform of a copyright law on digital market

18.2.2019

The internet may soon be a different place with the proposed reform of the copyright law currently under discussion. Its supporters claim that the reform will bring greater fairness for media publishers and authors of music, movies and photos. Its…

Chambers Global 2019: Great Success for ROWAN LEGAL

15.2.2019

ROWAN LEGAL has been ranked at Band 3 in Dispute resolution by Chambers Global 2019. Miloš Olík, head of Dispute resolution practice, has been included at Band 2. Moreover, MULTILAW, the global law firm network, which ROWAN LEGAL is a…

New frontline for the data protection: German competition authority restricts Facebook‘s processing of user data

7.2.2019

Today, the German federal competition authority prohibited Facebook from combining user data with data from its other services (WhatsApp, Instagram etc.) and third party webpages. The authority also questioned the legality of the consent to this processing, which is a…

Czech Supreme Administrative Court rules against “fishing expeditions” by the Office for the Protection of Competition

1.2.2019

On 30 January 2019, the Czech Supreme Administrative Court (“SAC”) issued judgement in the case of “small construction cartel”. In this judgement, the SAC finally confirmed that the practice of “fishing expeditions” conducted by the Office for the Protection of…

EU Member States signed a declaration on the legal consequences of the Achmea judgment and on investment protection

23.1.2019

Representatives of the European Union (EU) Member States, including the Czech Republic, signed a declaration on the legal consequences of the judgment of the CJEU (Court of Justice of the EU) in the Achema case and on investment protection in…

First major fine under the GDPR on Google

22.1.2019

As you probably know by now, a first major €50 million fine under the GDPR has been imposed by the CNIL (a French data protection office) on Google. In its yesterday’s decision, CNIL ruled that the transparency obligation has been…

What impacts can the potential no-deal Brexit have?

16.1.2019

On the market of goods and services, it will be possible to prevent import and reexport of goods and provision of services on the basis of the existence of intellectual property rights in the UK and in the EU. Trade…

Czech courts on Uber and Taxify

20.12.2018

After a renewed preliminary injunction, inspired by the abductive reasoning of the Czech Constitutional Court which banned Uber from operating its services in Brno, the Czech courts issued another verdict against alternative taxi service Taxify, an Estonian company. The company…

Lukáš Duffek speaks at the conference Soukromé právo 2018

29.11.2018

Senior Associate of ROWAN LEGAL, Lukáš Duffek, speaks at the conference Soukromé právo 2018. The conference is taken place every year and it is organized by epravo.cz. This year the discussion is focused on Civil court law. You can find…

Miloš Olík one of the authors ICCA international Handbook

19.11.2018

Miloš Olík (Partner at ROWAN LEGAL) is the author of the Czech chapter included in the prestigious publication „ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration“. The chapter has been published as part of the 101st supplement of this handbook. The ICCA…

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR 2018 ANNOUNCED: ROWAN LEGAL RECOMMENDED IN 10 CATEGORIES AND AWARDED IN 2

14.11.2018

On November 5, 2018, the awards ceremony of prestigious local ranking the Law Firm of the Year took place in Palác Žofín. The ranking is organized by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association and the Czech Ministry…

JOSEF DONÁT AND JAN TOMÍŠEK LECTURE AT IT IN FINANCE CONFERENCE

31.10.2018

On October 18, 2018, an annual conference on IT in the Financial Services was held at the Conference Center of Hotel Grandior. This year’s conference focused on technological innovations in the financial sector (FINTECH), the use of blockchain in banking…

Josef Donát and Michal Nulíček as speakers on conference IT in Law

1.10.2018

Partners of ROWAN LEGAL Josef Donát and Michal Nulíček have attended the conference „IT in Law“ and speak about current topics within IT law. Josef Donát has spoken about the controversial reform of copyright law and its legal and business…

Miloš Olík and Michal Čáp listed in prestigious publication Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2019

27.9.2018

Miloš Olík (Partner at ROWAN LEGAL) and Michal Čáp (Senior Associate at ROWAN LEGAL) have been listed in an independent publication Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2019, based on a survey among clients and lawyers around the globe….

ROWAN LEGAL contributes to the Data Protection & Cyber Security 2019 Guide issued by Chambers & Partners

17.9.2018

ROWAN LEGAL, representing Czech republic, prepared in cooperation with prestigious international agency Chambers & Partners practical guide to the area of personal data protection and cyber security. Lawyers of ROWAN LEGAL, together with lawyers from other jurisdictions, created this valuable,…

Josef Donát participated as a speaker in the traditional e-government 20:10 conference in Mikulov

11.9.2018

On Wednesday, October 5 participated JUDr. Josef Donát, LLM, Partner of ROWAN LEGAL law firm, as a speaker in the annual 10th e-government conference on the topic of Smart Cities in the context of the forthcoming ePrivacy regulation alas GDPR…

Criminal exculpation of a legal entity in the light of the new Methodology of the Prosecutor General’s Office

3.9.2018

Criminal exculpation of a legal entity under Section 8 (2) of the Criminal Liability of Legal Entities Act (Zákon o trestní odpovědnosti právnických osob) is still a relatively new institute of the Czech legal system. It was not until December…

MILOŠ OLÍK BE THE FIRST LAWYER EVER AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ICC CZ

20.6.2018

We are delighted to announce that Miloš Olík, partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at ROWAN LEGAL, has been elected to serve as Chairman of the ICC Czech Republic for the next term of office. Miloš Olík leads a dispute resolution…

Miloš Olík listed in prestigious publication Who’s Who Legal: Mediation 2018

21.5.2018

This prestigious honour was recently awarded to Miloš Olík, a partner at ROWAN LEGAL. Based on a survey among clients and lawyers around the globe, he was ranked as an accomplished mediator in this year’s edition of the independent publication Who’s…

Miloš Olík and Michal Čáp appointed to the Committee of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

2.5.2018

Miloš Olík (Partner) and Michal Čáp (Senior Associate) of ROWAN LEGAL have been appointed to the Committee of the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a world-renowned institution of leading professionals in arbitration and ADR. In addition,…

Legal 500 2018: ROWAN LEGAL achieves the top tiers

13.4.2018

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the results of the prestigious international Legal 500 legal rankings for 2018 were announced. The rankings are the result of several months of surveys among the clients of law firms.   This year, our office…

Chambers Europe 2018: For the fourth time Band 1 in TMT

9.3.2018

On Thursday 8th March 2018, the Chambers Europe 2018 ranking was released. The prestigious publication evaluates the quality of legal services provided in Europe. We are very grateful we had been able to confirm our results from the previous year….

Multilaw ranked as “Elite” global network in Chambers Global Guide 2018

19.2.2018

On Thursday 15th February 2018, Chambers Global released their annual rankings for Global Law Firm Networks and for the fourth year in succession Multilaw has achieved ‘Elite’ status, one of only 10 networks in the world to achieve such an…

ICC Prague Arbitration Day 2018

18.1.2018

  We would like to invite you to a unique one-day conference ICC Prague Arbitration Day 2018 with the theme Opportunities and Challenges for Arbitration in the CEE Region. This inaugural event is organized by the Commission on International Arbitration…

Law Firm of Year 2017: Number one in Information Technology Law for the eighth year in a row

6.11.2017

On Monday 6 November 2017, the results of the jubilee tenth year of the prestigious Law Firm of the Year awards, organized by EPRAVO.cz, were announced at Žofín Palace. This year saw some very positive results for our office. We…

Miloš Olík speaks at CIETAC conference on Differences in techniques for amicable settlement of disputes in arbitration and mediation

23.10.2017

On Monday, October 16, 2017, Miloš Olík, a partner of our law firm, sat on an expert panel at the annual CIETAC conference in Hong Kong. As part of the block focused on experience gained from working as an arbitrator,…

Acquittal for Matej Toth

11.10.2017

ROWAN LEGAL has secured an acquittal of the Rio Olympics race walk gold medallist Matej Toth before the Disciplinary Committee of the Slovakian Athletic Federation. The Committee ruled that the athlete had not breached any anti-doping regulations. The athlete was…

Miloš Olík becomes a CIArb Fellow

22.9.2017

Miloš Olík, a partner at our law firm, has recently earned the prestigious title of Fellow from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). Only ten lawyers in the V4 region share this title, which is often a prerequisite for joining…

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