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Margarita Karešová Kucharčuk specializes mainly in (international and domestic) arbitration as well as litigation at ROWAN LEGAL.

Margarita has extensive experience in providing legal services to clients in complex arbitration and court proceedings, including international investment arbitration and litigation with an international element, in the areas of energy, including renewable energy, construction, information technology, automotive and sports law. Margarita also focuses on advising on domain name disputes.

Prior to joining ROWAN LEGAL, Margarita practiced law for more than seven years in the Prague office of a leading international law firm. Margarita regularly publishes, is a member of the editorial board of the Common Law Review and a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague.

Construction / Litigation

Co-leading a team in connection with representing a client, the largest Czech construction company, in a dispute against the client under a quasi-FIDIC-based construction contract.

Leading a team in connection with the representation of a client, a construction and engineering company, in a dispute arising from a works contract.

Investment Arbitration

Advising the client-investor on its claims arising from a failed investment in the CEE region under the international investment protection regime.

Providing legal representation in several UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitration disputes for damages under bilateral agreements on the promotion and mutual protection of investments and under the Energy Charter Agreement in the field of promotion of renewable energy production.

Automotive / International Arbitration

Representing a leading automotive manufacturer in a dispute with a former supplier worth tens of millions of CZK.

Sports law / International Arbitration

Advising an automobile racer in a dispute against a company that assembles teams for races.

IT, works contracts / Litigation

Advising a health insurance company in a large-scale dispute arising from a work contract for the construction of an information system against a multinational IT company with claims worth hundreds of millions of euros.

Legal representation of a multinational company, a leading IT service provider in Central and Eastern Europe, in a dispute under a work contract.

Karešová Kucharčuk M., author of the commentary on Sections 2085-2098 of the Civil Code, in Krejčí P., Knoblochová V. New Civil Code with commentary. On-line commentary. Verlag Dashöfer.

the Willem C. Vis 2017/2018 pre-moot, Charles University, arbitrator – 01/2018

the Willem C. Vis 2017/2018 pre-moot, MUNI, arbitrator – 02/2018

the Willem C. Vis 2009/2010 pre-moot, Charles University, judge – 02/2011

the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Austria, team member – 04/2010

the Willem C. Vis 2009/2010, team member of four pre-moots (Germany, Poland and USA), Best Speaker of the Day Award (Fordham University, USA) – 02/2010-03/2010

the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Austria, team member – 04/2009

the Willem C. Vis 2009/2010 team member of two pre-moots (in the Czech Republic), Best Speaker Award (Charles University, Czech Republic), team member – 03/2009

Central and Eastern European Moot Court Competition, Poland, team member, semi-finalist – 2008


School: Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, 2015
Field of study: Law and legal science

School: Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, 2011
Field of study: Law and legal science

Professional experience

Company: ROWAN LEGAL, law firm

  • Senior Associate (11/2022–present)
  • Associate (09/2017–10/2022)

Company: WEIL, GOTSHAL & MANGES law firm

  • Attorney (2015–2017)
  • Junior lawyer (2011–2015)
  • Paralegal (2009–2011)

Company: Clifford Chance LLP
Position: Paralegal (09/2008)