Rowan Legal

We provide a full range of legal services to clients in the field of construction and real estate.

Our work in the area of construction includes advisory services to real estate owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors, municipalities and other public authorities, to name but a few. We advise our clients on all aspects of construction and real estate development, including representation in administrative proceedings during the contract phase. We have extensive experience (from both the negotiation and the litigation phases) with the FIDIC terms.

In the field of real estate, we advise clients on all aspects of complex projects and transactions, including advice at the initiation of negotiations and drafting of contracts, advice on due diligence, advice on the best structure for the transaction and assistance in negotiations concerning the financial documents.

Where a dispute arises, we represent our clients from the construction industry in proceedings before courts and arbitration tribunals. For more information, please see our Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice.

How we can help:

  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts for work for development projects
  • Drafting of the contractual documentation, including an impact assessment of the Law on Public Procurement
  • Advice and representation in construction proceedings
  • Negotiation and drafting of purchase contracts, SPAs and similar documents
  • Due diligence for real estate, both residential and commercial
  • Negotiation and drafting of both residential and commercial lease agreements
  • Comprehensive support with claim management under the FIDIC rules
  • Representation in disputes in all phases and at all stages

Selected references:

  • Represented AREA TZB, a well-known domestic construction company, in disputes with suppliers and customers
  • Represented AŽD Praha in several court proceedings relating to a claim brought by the client due to a breach of obligations by a constructor under a contract for work
  • Provided legal advice to Praha 8 in the Centrum Palmovka project – development and construction of a new town hall, including business and commercial premises, and its subsequent administration with the provision of related services, including preparation of the contract and the procurement procedure
  • Provided full legal assistance regarding land acquisition and subsequent construction to Tenis Votice, a.s. regarding the construction of a multifunctional sports complex in Votice
  • Represented Státní pozemkový úřad, a state office, in many legal proceedings in the matter of restitution claims for property owned by the state