Rowan Legal

Filip Beneš focuses on personal data protection and privacy, information and communication technologies, e-commerce, intellectual property rights and contract law. He uses a combination of his knowledge in the field of information technology and law to provide advice to clients from both the private and public sectors.

Filip provides support to clients in the development and implementation of new products and projects that affect the area of privacy and personal data processing, in resolving security incidents and in inspections by the Office for Personal Data Protection. He gained his experience in this area mainly during a number of implementation projects of the General Regulation on Personal Data Protection (GDPR) for important clients not only in the field of insurance, banking, telecommunications and energy, and shared mobility, but also for local authorities and public companies.

In the field of ICT law, he provides legal support to clients in traditional areas such as software development and support and related licensing aspects, but also in more innovative areas such as online customer onboarding, digital identity and process digitization in general.

When providing advice in the field of e-commerce, Filip focuses mainly on the preparation and optimal setting of business conditions and on ensuring the provision of transparent information to consumers, whether online stores or other service providers operating in the online environment.

Filip is also a member of the ROWAN LEGAL marketing team. Given his previous experience in programing, he is also in charge of developing innovative IT projects that facilitate the work of the entire ROWAN LEGAL team.

He participates in providing advice to the largest Czech insurance group in connection with ensuring the fulfilment of obligations arising from the GDPR, especially in the development and implementation of new projects, introduction of new technologies, etc. but also with employees in the implementation of so-called paperless human resources.

He is providing comprehensive legal support to a client dealing with shared mobility and digital innovation within its individual projects.

He is providing support to a major owner and operator of water supply and sewerage systems in the Czech Republic in the field of personal data protection.

He is providing support to a major owner of water supply and sewerage systems in the Czech Republic in the area of preparation and negotiation of new contractual documentation to ensure the development and support of information systems.

He provided legal advice to the Czech Banking Register in the preparation and negotiation of new contractual documentation with banks about the transition to a system of joint administration of personal data.

He advised the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (one of the largest processors of personal data in the Czech Republic) in the preparation of the analysis and subsequent implementation of the GDPR.

He participated in advising on ensuring compliance in the area of ​​payment services for a major banking institution.

Title: GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation (Commentary) (member of processing team)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2017


Institution: Charles University, the Faculty of Law in Prague
Field of studies: Law

Professional experience

Organization: ROWAN LEGAL
Associate (11/2021 – present)
Junior Associate (10/2017 – 11/2021)
Paralegal (10/2016 – 09/2017)

Organization: DAJBYCH & JÍRA, s.r.o.
Position: Paralegal (08/2013- 07/2016)

Organization: District Court Prague 4
Position: 07/2014 – 08/2014
Job description: trainee at the office of the Vice-President of the Court

Job description: Front-end developer of websites and web applications (2007 – present)