Rowan Legal

David specializes in the area of competition law in the ROWAN LEGAL team, where he has experience in providing legal support to clients on the whole spectrum of competition law aspects. As part of this specialization, David is involved in providing legal advice to clients on prohibited (cartel) agreements and abuse of a dominant position, whether in connection with their daily business or in the preparation and development of new products. David is also involved in representing clients in proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Competition or the European Commission, both in proceedings concerning mergers of competitors and in proceedings on prohibited (cartel) agreements and abuse of a dominant position. Clients to whom David provides legal advice on competition law issues are active in the areas of information technology, banking and pharmaceuticals.

In addition to competition law, David also specializes in banking and finance law, focusing primarily on legal aspects related to the implementation of innovative solutions in the financial sector. In particular, David has experience in providing legal advice in the area of payment services regulation with a focus on the implementation of PSD2 requirements for both banking and non-banking payment service providers. As part of this specialization, David is also actively involved in legal advice on regulating the provision of consumer credit, capital market services, investment funds, and on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing (AML) obligations.

Provides comprehensive legal support in connection with the realization of a project for the “Provision of operation of waterworks after the year 2020” in the order of billions of CZK to the client Severočeská vodárenská společnost a.s. Within this legal service he participates in the preparation of contractual and corporate documentation, legal analysis and legal statements in pursuance of water management legal regulation or assessment of the competition law aspects of this project including motion preparation on permitted mergers between competitors. (2017 – present)

Participated in the provision of legal services in audit compliance to a significant international pharmaceutical company. He also participates in subsequent ad hoc legal consultancy. (2016 – present)

Provided comprehensive legal advice to one of the most significant banks on the Czech market in connection with the coming into effect of Act No 370/2017 on payment, which transposes to the Czech legal system Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council 2015/2366 of 25 November 2015 on payment services in the internal market, amending Directives 2002/65/EC, 2009/110/EC and 2013/36/EU and Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010, and repealing Directive 2007/64/EC. Within this legal service, he participated in legal analysis and the preparation of statements regarding legal regulation of payment services connected with the regulation of providers of services indirect payment orders and information about payment accounts and the preparation of contractual documentation. (2017 – 2018)

Participated in the provision of legal services for a significant international pharmaceutical company in connection with contractual documentation preparation for the performance of clinical trials of medicaments. (2017 – 2018)

Participated in the provision of legal advice in the field of competition law to an important international IT company in connection with the preparation and adjustment of conditions of a selective distribution system. (2017)


Institution: Masaryk University, the Law Faculty in Brno
Field of sudies: Law

Professional experience

Organization: ROWAN LEGAL

  • Associate (03/2021 – present)
  • Junior Lawyer (07/2017 – 02/2021)
  • Paralegal (03/2015 – 06/2017)

Organization: Brno Executor´s Office, JUDr. Alena Blažová Ph.D.
Position: Legal Assistant
Period: 09/2013 – 11/2014

Organization: GÜRLICH & Co., Law Firm
Position: Legal Assistant
Period: 07/2014 – 10/2014

Organization: Law Firm of JUDr. Roman Schneider
Position: Legal Assistant
Period: 03/2013 – 06/2013