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Michal Nulíček focuses on legal advice in the field of IT law, personal data protection, intellectual property, as well as in the field of competition law, compliance and all areas of regulation. His clients are Czech and international companies from the IT, telecommunications, online services, financial services and energy sectors.

Michal has experience in representing clients not only before Czech regulators, other authorities and courts (including the Supreme, Supreme Administrative and Constitutional Court), but also before European courts. The value of disputes in which Michal has represented his clients has reached tens of billions of CZK.

Michal Nulíček also received part of his legal education in England and at the Central European University in Budapest. Before joining ROWAN LEGAL he worked for 10 years at the international law firm Hogan Lovells.

Michal is a frequent speaker at local and international conferences, is the lead author of the first Czech commentary on the GDPR, comments on the Czech Personal Data Processing Act (both published by Wolters Kluwer) and co-author of a number of other publications. Michal is a member of IAPP, the International Association for the Protection of Personal Data, and a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).

Provided legal advice in connection with the implementation of GDPR to the largest insurance group in the Czech Republic, the largest e-commerce group, the second largest software company, the largest international transport company, one of the three largest providers of corporate benefits, and many other entities. He advises several clients in connection with inspections by the Office for Personal Data Protection.

Provided legal advice to ALSTOM in connection with alleged anti-competitive conduct and represented this client before Czech and European courts in connection with an alleged “GIS cartel”. A record fine of hundreds of millions of CZK was imposed on the client before being cancelled.

Provided legal advice to the second most important software company in connection with the new setting of its distribution relations in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Participated in the negotiation and preparation of an agreement and the solution of regulatory aspects in the largest Czech implementation of cloud services for the most important Czech bank.

Provided legal advice to several international pharmaceutical companies on the regulatory aspects of the marketing of their products and on clinical trials and related contractual arrangements.

He successfully represented a major Polish petrochemical company in a dispute over the annulment of an arbitration award of CZK 17 billion.

Provided legal advice to a major international turbine manufacturer in connection with the regulation of imports and exports of their products, and also successfully represented this client before the Czech customs authorities in a dispute over a surcharge of hundreds of millions of USD.

Title: Act on Processing on Personal Data
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2019

Title: GDPR /General data protection regulation (2016/679/EU), practical comments – 2nd update, leading author
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2018

Title: GDPR /General data protection regulation (2016/679/EU), practical comments, leading author
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2017

Title: ASPI Navigator for arbitration proceedings (co-author)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2015

Title: Chambers & Partners Europe 2018 – Ranked lawyer / TMT (Band 3)

Title: Legal 500, Leading Lawyer (TMT)
Date: 2019


Institution: Central European University
Field of studies: International trade law

Institution: Cardiff University, Faculty of Law

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

Professional experience

Organization: ROWAN LEGAL
Position: Partner
Period: 09/2014 – present
Job description: Providing legal advice in corporate and commercial law, competition law and regulation, IPMT and protection of personal data. Representing clients in arbitration and litigation

Organization: Hogan Lovells LLP
Position: Attorney at law and senior associate
Period: 09/2004 – 07/2014