Rowan Legal

Lukáš Duffek focuses primarily on criminal law and defense at all stages of criminal proceedings. He is a specialist in serious property, economic and contract crime. He also focuses on the criminal liability of legal entities.

In addition to his active role as a defense lawyer, Lukáš Duffek also focuses on the prevention and avoidance of crime, through risk assessment and the preparation of criminal compliance programs.

Lukáš Duffek is also an expert in litigation and dispute resolution. He provides comprehensive legal advice to participants in all types of proceedings, both before general courts and in arbitration proceedings. He has in-depth experience in providing legal support in the preparation of procedural strategies, legal analyses and negotiations of parties before and after the commencement of court proceedings. Lukáš Duffek has extensive experience in representing clients before courts of all levels, including the formulation of relevant submissions, whether in major construction projects, IT disputes, copyright claims, unfair competition claims, engineering, trade receivables, insolvency proceedings, employment disputes or land ownership.

Commercial mediation is also an important part of his practice, where he acts either as a mediator or as a representative of parties to the dispute.

Part of his practice includes family law, especially divorce and child relationship arrangements, to which he applies his negotiation and mediation skills.

He publishes and lectures in all these areas. He is a member of the Disciplinary Commission of the CBA, the CBA Section for Private and Criminal Law, and the Union of Czech Lawyers.

Defense counsel for a defendant prosecuted for offences committed in the energy and regulated industries in connection with public procurement. The prosecution was for the offence of bribery and also for procurement fraud.

Defense counsel for an accused prosecuted for a particularly serious case of fraud committed in connection with the provision and management of the State’s emergency material stocks. The damage caused exceeded CZK 100 million.

Defense counsel for a defendant prosecuted for the particularly serious crime of tax, duty and other compulsory payment evasion, committed in complicity, while trading in goods subject to a reverse charge tax regime.

Defense of a client in a media-hyped case in the healthcare sector, accused of an economic crime, specifically the offence of conferring an advantage in the award of a public contract, in a public tender and a public auction.

Providing legal assistance to persons suspected of committing economic crimes. The offence consisted of the misuse of information and position in commercial dealings and unfair competition in the form of violation of business secrets.

Defending a client prosecuted for the offence of fraud committed in connection with EU law in the field of providing consultancy services on EU law and the effective use of EU funds.

Implementation and management of a comprehensive compliance system focused on criminal prevention for several companies with billions of dollars in turnover.

Involved in providing legal services to a major client in the product price comparison market in a dispute with a multinational company on the issue of abuse of dominance and related damages.

GŘIVNA, Tomáš, ed. and ŠIMÁNOVÁ, Hana, ed. Criminal law and the rule of law: proceedings of conferences organized by the Union of Advocates of the Czech Republic in 2017-2018. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk Publishing House, s.r.o., 2019. 287 pages. ISBN 978-80-7380-763-4.

As the head of the criminal law team, he contributed to winning the Law Firm of the Year CZ award for ROWAN LEGAL, as a highly recommended law firm, in 2021 and 2022.

As one of the leading members of the Dispute Resolution team, he contributed to winning the Law Firm of the Year CZ award for ROWAN LEGAL, law firm s.r.o. – winner of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration category in 2014, 2021 and 2022.


School: Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, 2013
Field of study: Law and legal science

School: Faculty of Law, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, 2008
Field of study: Law and legal science

School: Police Academy of the Czech Republic, 2003
Field of study: Security and legal studies

Professional experience

Company:     ROWAN LEGAL, law firm

  • Partner (06/2020–present)
  • Managing Associate (04/2019–06/2020)
  • Senior Associate (09/2012–03/2019)
  • Junior Lawyer (09/2008–09/2012)