Rowan Legal

Lukáš Duffek is a specialist in disputes and their resolution. He provides comprehensive legal advice to participants in all types of proceedings, both before the ordinary courts and in arbitration proceedings.

Lukáš has in-depth experience in providing legal support in the strategy preparation process, the legal analysis and negotiation between parties both before and after the initiation of legal proceedings, in the negotiation of settlements or compromises in the enforcement of decisions and execution proceedings. He has extensive experience representing clients before the courts at all levels, including the formulation of relevant submissions, whether in the scope of disputes in the construction industry and in large construction projects, IT, copyright claims, unfair competition claims, engineering, trade receivables, incidental disputes within insolvency proceedings, labor disputes or land ownership.

In addition, he is actively involved in criminal law solutions, providing advice on prevention, so-called criminal compliance, as well as defense, especially in cases of serious economic and customs crimes. An important part of his activities is also business mediation, in which he acts either as a mediator or as a representative of alitigant. Another specific part of Lukáš’s work is family law, particularly divorce and relationship arrangements with children, in which he exercises his negotiating and mediation skills. He publishes and lectures in all these areas.

Represented a contractor, an important supply company providing building equipment (plaintiff), in a dispute for approximately CZK 37 million, arising from a contract for work.

Represented the Ministry of Regional Development in a dispute over compensation in respect of defamation of the name and reputation of a legal entity. The core of the dispute lay in the obligation to pay premiums for compulsory insurance for travel agencies.

Represented the defendant – Outdoor Akzent Ltd., an advertising space provider – in a dispute over compensation in the form of lost profit, in the amount of over CZK 46 million, arising from a breach of contract to provide advertising space.

Provided legal services to ELO Digital Office CR Ltd. and represented the client in disputes.

Represented AGROSTROJ Pelhřimov Inc. – the user of an information system – in a case arising from the failed implementation of the information system for the client by the supplier, with a value of millions of CZK.

Represented STES Inc. in a dispute over the payment of a fine of almost CZK 4 million with accessories, the deposit of which had been decided upon by a civic association. The subject of the dispute was also the validity of the assignment of the receivables having a legal title to the fine imposed, and the validity of the set-off of such fine.

Represented Ltd. (injured plaintiffs) in a dispute arising from an action concerning unfair competition regarding loyalty programs for reputable banks and trading companies.

Provided legal services and representation to NESS Czech Ltd. in disputes.

Represented CHAPS Ltd. as the plaintiff in an action arising from unfair competition and due to copyright infringement, consisting of unauthorized extraction from the damaged plaintiff’s database and the abuse of their services in order to achieve profit.

Title: Revising expert opinion in civil proceedings
Publication date: 2020

Title: The lower limitation of property damage in the criminal code is not anti-constitutional, its possible increase is a matter for the legislator.
Publisher: web ROWAN LEGAL
Publication date: 2020

Title: Strengthening the influence of the accused in criminal proceedings.
Publisher: Právní rádce
Publication date: 2020

Title: Punishment of Lawyers According to the Substantive Intent of the New Civil Procedure Code
Publisher: Advocacy Bulletin
Publication date: 2019

Title: Consequences of ski accidents abroad. Reconstruction is carried out by the court directly on the slope.
Publication date: 2019


Institution: West Bohemia University in Pilsen
Field of studies: Law

Institution: The Police Academy of the Czech Republic
Field of studies: Field Security and Law Studies

Professional experience

Organization: ROWAN LEGAL, Law Firm Ltd.
Position: (focusing on dispute resolution):

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

Organization: Advokátní kancelář JUDr. Anna Stará
Position: Paralegal