Rowan Legal

IT and TMT law is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of law with a crucial impact on the businesses of our clients. With every decision of local and European courts there comes a change in perspective on the obligations of entrepreneurs using information technologies. Therefore we closely watch the current development of Czech, foreign and international legislation for our clients and offer them the best possible legal advice. This puts us among the top law firms in this field and helps us to hold first place in the renowned Czech law ranking Law Firm of the Year in the category IT Law.

The most precious awards, however, is definitely the satisfaction of our clients who are ICT leaders in the Czech and European market. We are leading experts in information systems delivery and implementation, outsourcing, software development, e-commerce, cloud computing, cyber security and other fields. Thanks to the complexity of our services, we often represent receivers of IT and communications technologies, including clients from the financial sector.

IT experts as well as companies also appreciate our knowledge in TMT law. We offer comprehensive counseling services regarding the legal aspects of the provision of telecommunication services (internet connectivity, data networks, and information security) and their compliance with regulatory requirements. Our clients include both leading telecommunications service providers and recipients. The long-term satisfaction of our clients and their trust in our services have helped us to be ranked as Law Firm of the Year in the TMT and Media category.

Members of ROWAN LEGAL’s team are reputable ICT law experts and members of Czech and international professional chambers and organizations (the Czech Bar Association, the Slovak Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Czech Society for Systems Integration and the London Court of International Arbitration).

We are also sought for our expertise in media law where we offer legal counselling regarding all forms of media, particularly with respect to the regulation of broadcasting and online services.

We are the authors or co-authors of various statutes, including the Electronic Communication Act. Similarly, we liaise and work with the Czech Telecommunications Office and actively participate in reviews of proposed bills and regulations.

Among our services we also undertake the representation of our clients in disputes, where we can offer our services as a trusted partner with a detailed knowledge of the client’s environment and the ability to defend their interests before the courts, arbitration bodies, and administrative authorities as well as during negotiations within the ADR. ROWAN LEGAL lawyers act as arbitrators in arbitration proceedings and mediators in ICT disputes. You will find more information in the Dispute resolution and arbitration section.

How we can help:

  • Comprehensive legal advice during software development, including analyses of the license agreement
  • Analysis of internal processes with respect to data protection, cybersecurity and other legal requirements, including identification of risks and drafting a solution
  • Support in connection with the delivery and implementation of information systems/technologies
  • Support in transactions in the field of information technology
  • Representation before the courts
  • Legal counseling in all aspects of ICT outsourcing
  • Analyses of all aspects of cloud computing, including the relevant regulations (banking, insurance, healthcare)
  • Comprehensive legal advice regarding media and telecommunications regulations
  • Legal advice in connection with electronic communication
  • Drafting and negotiating of ICT contracts

Selected references:

  • Advising a major client on large IT tenders, with an overall predicted value exceeding 60 million euros, as well as on the entire contractual documentation, negotiations with providers and analysis of both copyright aspects and the cybersecurity of projects
  • Providing an important provider of hosting services with legal support regarding the operation of their file hosting services, including representation in numerous disputes before the civil courts and in connection with criminal proceedings against third parties
  • Providing a leading Czech transport company with full legal support in ICT projects, including software development and hardware delivery
  • Consultancy for a major Czech bank on many significant IT projects, such as the possible use of biometric dynamic signatures for the conclusion of contracts
  • Providing a key vendor of IT infrastructure with legal consultation on a daily basis
  • Providing comprehensive legal support to a major company which provides services in information and communication technologies