Law Firm of The Year 2022: ROWAN LEGAL wins 3 awards and 17 rankings in total

8.11.2022

Prague, November 8, 2022 – ROWAN LEGAL has again this year achieved significant success in the domestic ranking of the best law firms in the “Law Firm of the Year” awards, organized by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Ministry…

IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

26.10.2022

When: 30th October – 4th November 2022 Where: Miami Beach Convention Center Participation: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M., JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb, Mgr. Jan Frey IBA Annual Conference 2022 by the International Bar Association will be launched in…

A Closer Look: ROWAN LEGAL’s Jan Frey on Sale of AMiT to Central European Industry Partners

13.10.2022

Source: CEE Legal Matters  Author: Mgr. Jan Frey On September 22, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that ROWAN LEGAL had advised Central Europe Industry Partners on their acquisition of a 70% stake in AMiT Holding. CEELM reached out to Rowan…

ROWAN LEGAL: Romana Szutanyi strengthens the team, Michaela Jiříková appointed senior associate

21.9.2022

Romana Szuťányi has joined ROWAN LEGAL. She will oversee the management of the employment law specialization and its further development. At the same time, Michaela Jiříková, who focuses on corporate law, has been promoted to the position of senior associate…

ROWAN LEGAL participates in major M&A transaction

20.9.2022

ROWAN LEGAL has made a significant contribution to the closing of an important mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction in the Czech Republic. ROWAN LEGAL provided legal and tax advice to the investment fund CEIP, which acquired a 70% stake in…

FinTech Executive Education Course

31.5.2022

When: 16 & 17 June 2022 Where: Maastricht University Campus Brussels | Tervurenlaan 153, 1150 Brussels Speakers: Iain Sheridan, MBA and JUDr. Martin Šubrt, Ph.D., LL.M. Queen Mary University of London and Maastricht University offers a two-day programe on FinTech….

ROWAN LEGAL listed in Forbes Top Law Firms in the Czech Republic

11.4.2022

In the latest issue of Forbes magazine, a selection of “TOP LAWYERS” and “THE BIGGEST LAW FIRMS IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC” has been published, and ROWAN LEGAL is ranked among the best in M&A, Telecommunications and Media and Dispute Resolution….

10th IBA European Conference on Corporate and Private M&A

31.3.2022

When: 11 – 12 April 2022 Where: Vendôme Hotel, Paris, France Participation: Mgr. Jan Frey The tenth edition of the IBA 2022 conference, organised by the International Bar Association, will be launched in a few weeks in Paris. The conference…

ICC Prague Arbitration Day 2022

30.3.2022

In just a few days, the latest edition of the conference focused on current arbitration issues, the ICC Prague Arbitration Day 2022, will take place, organized by the ICC Czech Republic under the auspices of the ICC International Court of…

Czech Republic: New conditions applicable for persons fleeing Ukraine

22.3.2022

Please note that as of Monday (21.3.2022) a new regime for persons fleeing Ukraine is in force as a result of the adoption of the Lex UA. General matters: A special visa can now also be granted by the Czech…

According to Chambers Europe 2022, Rowan Legal confirmed its strong position among the leaders on the legal services market

17.3.2022

Prague (17 March 2022), Czech law firm ROWAN LEGAL has achieved another significant success on the international scene. Prestigious ranking company Chambers and Partners from London praised ROWAN LEGAL in the areas of compliance, dispute resolution, intellectual property, projects in…

ROWAN LEGAL has defended its place in the prestigious Chambers Global 2022 rankings

23.2.2022

ROWAN LEGAL has defended its place in the prestigious Chambers Global 2022 rankings. It has been ranked in Band 3 in Dispute Resolution, and the Head of Dispute Resolution Miloš Olík received an individual award. Our firm greatly appreciates this…

What’s on the cards for big advocacy this year

18.2.2022

Source: Lawyers & Business Author’s Comments: JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb 1) What are your firm’s plans for 2022? What do you want to focus on? 2) How do you perceive the future of advocacy and consulting in…

The Supreme Administrative Court of the Czech Republic criticizes the passivity of authorities in (not) initiating proceedings for removal of a building

28.1.2022

Authors: JUDr. Lukáš Duffek, Mgr. Petr Zábranský and Mgr. Ing. Tomáš Rendl In a recent decision of 14 October 2021, No. 4 As 90/2021-51, the Supreme Administrative Court stated that the Building Act does not provide building authorities with scope…

ROWAN LEGAL announces “legal transfer of the year”. Jan Frey, a leading Czech expert in the field of mergers and acquisitions, takes the reins.

28.1.2022

ROWAN LEGAL, one of the largest Czech law firms, announced a significant staff addition at the beginning of the year. Jan Frey (40), who is one of the leading domestic experts in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), will be joining the…

The future of Czech copyright law in light of DSM directive (part II)

17.12.2021

Source: epravo.cz Author: JUDr. Josef Donát, LL.M. In the first part of my article on the future of Czech copyright law in light of the DSM Directive, I dealt primarily with the background to the adoption of the final form…

Whistleblowing is coming. Are you ready?

2.12.2021

Source: Pojistný obzor Authors: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M. and Mgr. Anna Cervanová, LL.M. The Czech Republic has only until the end of 2021 to adopt a law on whistleblower protection under the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive. Yet it is already…

CEE Legal Matters Comparative Legal Guide: Competition 2021

30.11.2021

ROWAN LEGAL invited to be the exclusive country contributor to the CEE Legal Matters Comparative Legal Guide: Competition 2021 for the Czech Republic.  The guide presents an overview of CEE’s competition regimes. It includes an outline of the main pieces of competition legislation, any notable…

Next government looks set to change the Building Act. What can we expect?

29.11.2021

Source: Hospodářské noviny Author of comment: Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek The rules that will dictate how the Czech Republic builds in the coming years are still unclear. In July, the Chamber of Deputies overrode a Senate veto and…

In the September issue of the NSS collection of decisions the following caught our attention

8.11.2021

Authors: JUDr. Lukáš Duffek, Mgr. Petr Zábranský, Mgr. Tomáš Rendl The Supreme Administrative Court (the “SAC”), in its judgment of 22 June 2021, No. Komp 2/2020-44, ruled that the appeal authority for the state-funded Czech Tourism Centre – CzechTourism (“CzechTourism”)…

Law firm of the year: ROWAN LEGAL achieves 3 wins and 16 awards in total

2.11.2021

1.11.2021, Prague. On 1 November, the 14th annual Law Firm of the Year Awards, which are regularly held by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice and the Czech Bar Association, were announced at Žofín Palace. It was…

Results of elections to CBA bodies at 8th Congress of the Czech Bar Association

1.11.2021

ROWAN LEGAL celebrates! We are very pleased to share with you the positive results of the CBA elections. Representatives of our law firm, JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb and JUDr. Lukáš Duffek were elected to the CAK Commission….

The zoning plan is not a coloring book

1.11.2021

Authors: JUDr. Lukáš Duffek, Mgr. Petr Zábranský and JUDr. Martin Mezenský The Regional Court in Ostrava, Olomouc branch (the “Regional Court”), in its judgment, annulled the amendment to the zoning plan of the city of Zábřeh to the extent of…

Děčín city preparing for zero tolerance of gambling. At what cost?

27.10.2021

Source: nasregion.cz Author of comment:  Mgr. Mgr. Jan Měkota The last casino in the North Bohemian town of Decin is due to close in May 2022. At least that is the intention of the 2019 regulatory decree by which the…

ROWAN LEGAL, PRK and tdpA offer more student seminars

27.10.2021

Source: lawyersandbusiness.cz Author of comment: JUDr. Martin Janoušek The UNIque Law educational project, which brings together three law firms – Rowan Legal, PRK Partners and tdpA – has launched its third series of webinars. The aim is once again to…

Old obligation to approve residential houses resurrected

18.10.2021

Source: E15.cz Author of comment: Mgr. et Mgr. Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek As of 2018, the obligation to ensure approval for the vast majority of residential houses was deleted from the Building Act. However, the new Building Act reintroduces the…

Arca case: a high-stakes game by lawyers. Group reorganization in the works

15.10.2021

Source: tydenikhrot.cz Author of comment: Mgr. Mgr. Lucie Kačerová A meeting of creditors of the collapsed Arca Investments group has shone a light on interest groups and shown the strength of its current management. Velič’s team has withstood the pressure…

Fraudulent ads featuring familiar faces are hard to investigate but Clint Eastwood was persistent

13.10.2021

Source: aktualne.cz Author of comment:  Mgr. Mgr. Radim Obert Six million dollars, i.e. over 133 million crowns. That is how much the American actor Clint Eastwood sued a Lithuanian company for which, according to the court, falsely gave customers the…

KOMSTROY AS THE NEW ACHMEA FOR INTRA-EU DISPUTES UNDER ENERGY CHARTER TREATY?

7.10.2021

Authors: JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb; JUDr. Margarita Karešová Kucharčuk Three years ago, in its decision of 6 March 2018, case C-284/16 (Achmea), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that EU law precludes an…

New Building Act – Part 4: Is a building permit required for a porch extension, terrace, or removal of a small building?

23.9.2021

Source: hypoindex.cz Author: Veronika Hejná Author of comment: Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek Do you need a building permit for a terrace or porch extension, or demolition of an old shed? And how will things be from 2023 under…

“Sketchy” reasoning in judgments is not enough

23.9.2021

Authors: JUDr. Lukáš Duffek, Mgr. Petr Zábranský and JUDr. Martin Mezenský By its judgment of 27 August 2021, Case No. 8 As 198/2021, the Supreme Administrative Court (the “SAC”) annulled the order of the Regional Court in Brno (the “Regional…

No more annoying calls. MPs finally put an end to telemarketing

20.9.2021

Source: penize.cz  Author of comment: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M. Companies will only be able to call people who have explicitly agreed to it in advance. Under the current rules, it is the other way around. MPs have finally approved an…

ROWAN LEGAL’s team grows with the addition of Kamil Jelínek

11.8.2021

JUDr. Kamil Jelínek joins ROWAN LEGAL’s public procurement team as an Of Counsel. In his practice, Kamil focuses on the award of public tenders in IT, as well as vendor lock-in and administrative law.  Before joining ROWAN LEGAL, he worked…

Force Majeure in the Czech Republic

22.7.2021

Autoři: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M., Mgr. Bohuslav Lichnovský, LL.M., Mgr. Lucie Kačerová Can you rely on force majeure in commercial contracts? And to which extent? We analyzed these questions in the last issue of the Legal500 guide on force majeure….

ADVOCATE GENERAL KOKOTT ON INTRA-EU INVESTMENT ARBITRATION POST-ACHMEA

25.6.2021

JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb, JUDr. Margarita Karešová Kucharčuk and Mgr. Bc. Alžběta Böhmová In her recent opinion in the C-109/20 Poland v. PL Holdings Sàrl case, Advocate General Kokott (the “AG”) addressed the possibility of intra-EU investment…

ROWAN LEGAL ranked one of the leading czech firms in 4 categories and achieves 8 rankings in Legal 500

14.4.2021

The middle of April is traditionally the time for The Legal 500 ranking (https://www.legal500.com), which publishes the results of its international comparison of law firms. ROWAN LEGAL is proud to be a part of this comparison, this year achieving high…

BINDING OPINIONS: PART III

22.3.2021

Authors: JUDr. Lukáš Duffek, Mgr. Petr Zábranský, JUDr. Martin Mezenský In a decision on 15 December 2020, Ref. No. 2 As 8/2018-76, the Extended Chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court (“ECSAC”) dismissed a cassation appeal against the decision of the Prague Metropolitan…

ROWAN LEGAL is one of the best Czech law firms according to Chambers Europe

18.3.2021

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…

ROWAN LEGAL is one of the world’s leading disputes resolution firms according to Chambers and Partners

18.2.2021

PRAGUE (February 18, 2021) – The prestigious London ranking agency Chambers and Partners has published its ranking of the world’s best law firms in Chambers Global 2021 for the 22nd time this year. ROWAN LEGAL and, at an individual level,…

Consumer protection in the insurance sector: Legal news

17.2.2021

Authors: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M., Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek, CIPP/E and Mgr. Ondřej Kašpar Publisher: Pojistný obzor The legal regulation of consumer protection will see a number of significant changes in the near future, particularly due to new…

EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSES NEW REGULATIONS FOR DIGITAL MARKET

15.2.2021

Authors: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M., Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek, CIPP/E, Mgr. David Sláma The European Commission has presented an ambitious new proposal for two regulations aimed at introducing new rules for the digital market: the Digital Services Act…

SAC: YOU CANNOT AVOID CHANGING THE ZONING PLAN

15.2.2021

  Authors: JUDr. Lukáš Duffek, Mgr. Petr Zábranský, JUDr. Martin Mezenský The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) in a decision from December 11, 2020, Ref. No. 5 As 279/2019-27 has dismissed a cassation appeal against the judgment of the District Court in…

Changes in personal income tax as of 1 january 2021

5.2.2021

16.12.2020 Authors: JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb, Mgr. Martin Dolnák, Mgr. Simona Mlýnek Štursová This week, the Senate returned to the Chamber of Deputies an amended version of a tax package which significantly amends the system of taxation…

Amendment of bond income tax regime being prepared

5.2.2021

Authors: JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb, Mgr. Martin Dolnák, Mgr. Simona Mlýnek Štursová Substantial changes to the tax regime for income from bonds have been proposed as part of the upcoming amendment to the Income Tax Act, which…

Tax code amendment to change tax administration inspection procedures as of January 1, 2021

18.1.2021

Authors: JUDr. Lukáš Duffek, Mgr. Martin Dolnák, Mgr. Simona Mlýnek Štursová On January 1, 2021, an extensive amendment to the labor code is expected to enter into force, which among other things will have a major impact on the legal…

Prosecuting attornies supervise pre-trial proceedings even in their sleep

18.1.2021

Authors: JUDr. Lukáš Duffek, Mgr. Linda Coufalová The Supreme Administrative Court as disciplinary court has recently judged a case under Ref. No. 12 Ksz 7/2019–196, on possible disciplinary offences committed by a supervising prosecuting attorney and the prosecuting attorney in…

European parliament ratifies class actions

18.1.2021

Authors: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M., Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek, CIPP/E, Mgr. Petr Zábranský, Mgr. Ondřej Kašpar The European Parliament has unequivocally passed the draft Directive on Representative Actions for the protection of consumer interests. After a lengthy legislation…

New tax regime relating to acquisition of real estate by natural persons

18.1.2021

Authors: JUDr. Martin Šubrt, Ph.D., LL.M., Mgr. Martin Dolnák, Mgr. Simona Mlýnek Štursová By the Act repealing real estate purchase tax coming into effect, the tax on purchased property was repealed as of September 26, 2020, with retrospective effect, for…

The use of trademarks in video games in light of current case law

12.1.2021

Authors: JUDr. Josef Donát LL.M., Mgr. Ing Pavel Hejl and Mgr. David Sláma Publisher: Právní prostor A New York court has recently ruled that the depiction of Humvee vehicles manufactured by AMG in Activision games is not an infringement of…

NGL Symbio Law Firm Alliance

4.1.2021

On 1 January 2021, NGL Symbio is officially operational, and our international alliance of independent law firms becomes live. This new international alliance is built by partnering strong law firms in the CEE region: Rowan Legal in the Czech Republic,…