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Michal Kožár is a specialist in the field of public investment. He provides complex legal consultancy to both the contractors in public investment as well as the suppliers.

Michal has in-depth expertise in public procurement and administrative law thanks to, amongst other things, his previous tenure at the Ministry of Regional Development and at the Office for the Protection of Competition as the director of the Public Procurement Department. He has unique experience and expertise relating to managing procurement procedures, dealing with complex contractor documentation and methodically resolving related questions. Michal has taken part in the preparation of several legal resolutions relating to public procurement, especially in the field of defense and security, as well as, among other things, the new public procurement law, where he was the co-author of several provisions and engaged in commenting on the draft.

Michal is also actively engaged in various other fields of law, including European law, the protection of competition law and legislative procedure.

Michal Kožár also actively publishes and lectures on the issue of public procurement.

He provided comprehensive legal services related to the award of public contracts with a total value of six billion crowns for E.ON Distribuce, a.s. (2017-2018).

He provided comprehensive legal services related to the award of a public contract by the contracting authority Vodárna Plzeň a.s. for the execution of construction works in relation to water management infrastructure for more than CZK 1 billion excluding VAT (2019).

Participated in the preparation of a comprehensive opinion on the assessment of mutual relations of related companies and the possibility of awarding public contracts within the Severočeská voda Group (2019).

He provided comprehensive legal services in the implementation of two dynamic purchasing systems within Dopravní podnik hl. of the City of Prague, joint-stock company (2019).

He provided comprehensive legal services related to the award of a public contract in a negotiated procedure with publication for the supply of an information system for the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic (2019).

He participated in the provision of comprehensive legal services related to the award of a public contract in a competitive dialogue for the development and implementation of an information system for the Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic (2020).

Providing legal support in awarding a public contract in a competitive dialogue for the development and implementation of an information system for the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic (2020).

He provides comprehensive legal services in the preparation and conduct of procurement procedures for public contracts for the acquisition of public transport vehicles for billions of crowns for Dopravní podnik hl. of the City of Prague, joint-stock company (2016-present).

He provides ongoing legal advice in the field of public procurement for Severočeská vodárenská společnost (2015 – present).

Title: Arena of Opinions (co-author)
Publisher: Veřejné zakázky v praxi
Release Date: (01/2019, 07/2019, 05/2020)

Title: A few remarks on the forthcoming amendment to the ZZVZ
Publisher: Veřejné zakázky
Release Date: (02/2020)

Title: Some problematic aspects of public procurement in the field of security
Publisher:Veřejné zakázky
Publication date: 2019

Title: Preliminary market consultations (co-author)
Publisher:Veřejné zakázky
Publication date: 2018

Title: Discussion on the “defensive” amendment of the Public procurement
Publication date: 03/2011

Education

Institution: Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague
Period: 2003-2009
Field of studies: Law

Institution: Faculty of Law, University College Cork, Ireland
Period: 2008- 2009
Field of studies: Diploma in Common Law

Professional experience

Organization: ROWAN LEGAL
Position:

  • Senior Associate (11/2020- present)
  • Associate (07/2018 –10/2020)
  • Junior Associate (11/2015 – 07/2018)

Organization: Office for the Protection of Competition
Position: Director of Public Procuremet Section
Period: 07/2014 – 09/2015

Organization: Office for the Protection of Competition
Position: Head of Legal Analysis Department
Period: 09/2013 – 06/2014

Organization: Office for the Protection of Competition
Position: Manager of „Education and transparency of public procurement agencies“ project
Period: 02/2013 – 01/2014

Organization: Office for the Protection of Competition
Position: Head of Public Procurement Department
Period: 01/2013 – 08/2013

Organization: Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic
Position: Lawyer
Period: 03/2010 – 11/2011

Organization: JUDr. Veronika Ordnungová
Position: Paralegal
Period: 03/2007 – 11/2008