Rowan Legal

Our office has long handled construction projects and real estate, from all possible angles, from the issue of contractual relations related to design and construction activities, concessions, leases, lease and development projects, to litigation related to construction and real estate.

We provide our clients in the public sector with full legal service, but we are especially recognized and regularly highly praised for our expertise in the areas of public procurement and concessions, including public works contracts. Among law firms, we are pioneers of the modern design & build method, among other things. Our long-term cooperation with experts in the economics of buildings, engineers and architects, who are part of our team, also makes a significant contribution to the top quality of our services in this area.

An integral part of our services is the support of real estate transactions, whether they are asset deals or share deals and the issue of rights in rem to individual elements of the energy and water management infrastructure in the Czech Republic, where we have unique know-how.

We also provide explanatory opinions on the new Building Act to our clients. Our colleagues contributed to the preparation of a range of amendment proposals during the legislation process in Parliament, so they have a special understanding of that pivotal building regulation. We can therefore organise training seminars for our clients to inform their employees about the main changes brought about by the Act.

How we can help:

  • Negotiation and drafting of any contracts related to the construction and real estate sector.
  • Analysis of the optimal method and procedure for project implementation.
  • Setting the conditions for cooperation between the private and public sectors in the field of construction and real estate on the principles of design & build (operation).
  • Cooperation with the client within the entire project life cycle – from the idea phase, selection of the optimal implementation to the implementation itself.
  • Support of our professional consultants also for the purpose of determining the basic settings of the project in terms of technical and economic matters.
  • Consulting and representation in construction proceedings.
  • Comprehensive support in claim management according to FIDIC rules.
  • Performing legal inspections of real estate.
  • Organization of training seminars about the new Building Act.
  • Preparation of explanatory opinions on the content of the new Building Act.

Selected references:

Preparation of a work contract for the completion of the Ústí nad Labem hospital with investment costs of CZK 1 billion.

Legal services in connection with a concession agreement for the design (including engineering), construction and operation of multifunctional buildings in Prague 12 according to the design-build-finance-operate (DBFO) principle with a total estimated financial volume of over CZK 2.7 billion.

Legal advice in connection with the preparation of 3 work contracts (according to the regions of activity of this company) for the renewal of water management infrastructure with a total investment cost of CZK 3 billion for one of the largest water companies in the Czech Republic.

Preparation of a contract for work on the reconstruction of the Imperial Spa in Karlovy Vary as a national cultural monument with investment costs of CZK 0.6 billion.

Legal advice in connection with a work contract for the design (including engineering) and construction of a new home for the elderly, including its subsequent operation for a predetermined period (in the form of a concession relationship) with investment costs of CZK 0.5 billion.