Rowan Legal

Dispute resolution practice belongs traditionally among ROWAN LEGAL’s top specializations.  The law firm has been representing clients before different courts and arbitral institutions since 1990.

Our lawyers are highly experienced in the field of international arbitration; we have represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under various international arbitration rules, such as ICC, ICSID, SCC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and VIAC. Our specialists – namely Miloš Olík and Vilém Podešva – are regularly nominated to the positions of arbiters in different cases. The experience gained from these roles is used when they represent clients as their advocates.

In ROWAN LEGAL we also have extensive experience with alternative dispute resolutions – mediation, negotiation, adjudication. Some of our specialists – Miloš Olík, Josef Donát, and Lukáš Duffek – are registered mediators according to the Mediation Act No. 202/2014.

ROWAN LEGAL also has significant experience in investment disputes – we have, for instance, successfully represented the Czech Republic and Slovakia in a number of international investment disputes. We also provided legal support to a number of Czech investors abroad.

ROWAN LEGAL’s experts represent clients and their interests in all dispute stages. Our goal is to provide our clients with overall dispute management services that will help them to prevent the formation of a dispute or the extension of an existing dispute. If a dispute proceeds, we make our utmost effort to solve it effectively and consistently with our client’s real needs. To fulfill this goal we constantly educate ourselves to keep the knowledge of the law up to date as well as using our rich experience from the court and arbitration proceedings and alternative dispute resolutions.

Our specialists in dispute resolutions often present at conferences and are authors and co-authors of expert essays and publications.

How we can help:

  • Recommendation of a suitable dispute resolution method in the negotiation phase or closing phase
  • Analysis of the case, advice on the very best procedural strategy
  • Negotiation with the other side with the aim of reaching a settlement
  • Representation before courts and arbitration senates
  • Representation before the Czech and EU administrative authorities and courts
  • Representation in international investment disputes
  • Legal support in the execution phase
  • Legal support in all forms and techniques of alternative dispute resolution

Selected references:

  • Representing WPB Capital before the Czech courts, including the Constitutional Court, in relation to the withdrawal of the client’s license and in proceedings on damages
  • Representing the City of Prague in a real estate dispute with their joint venture partner, and in an IP dispute
  • Representing Eurovia in proceedings related to a warranty claim from the construction of a highway
  • Representing Agrostroj Pehlřimov, a.s. in a lawsuit for damages arising out of an unsuccessful SAP system implementation
  • Representing NESS Czech in an unfair competition case
  • Representing the Czech Ministry of Regional Development in court proceedings concerning liability for damages caused by maladministration
  • Representing ALSTOM in connection with proceedings before the Czech Competition Office,  the Czech courts, and the CJEU in the GIS cartel case
  • Representing Actis in international arbitration proceedings regarding cross-border financing with a value exceeding 26 million euros
  • Representing OKD, a.s. in court proceedings regarding claims for contractual penalties and damages sustained as a result of unfair business practices with a value of over 11 million euros
  • Representing the Slovak Ministry of Finance in an international investment dispute regarding an investment in public health insurance

Dispute resolution and arbitration