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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Rowan Legal

Rowan Legal provides an ‘excellent’ service. The team recently handled several deals for clients in the technology and education sectors, which included assisting with the sale of Ericsson’s stake in a Czech ICT company and advising Solotron, through its daughter company, on the purchase of Edua Group. Martin Janoušek is ‘a smart negotiator’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Rowan Legal

Rowan Legal’s ‘efficient, flexible and erudite’ team handles disputes across the construction, financial services and TMT sectors. The team is representing Alstom in proceedings before the courts and the competition authority pertaining to an alleged gas insulated switchgear cartel. Miloš Olík, who has notable ‘international experience’, is active in sports arbitration. Martin Janoušek is ‘a smart negotiator’.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 3

Rowan Legal

Rowan Legal stands out for handling public procurement and concession projects. Vilém Podešva, who has ‘a very good reputation in the industry’, advised water supply company SVS on an operating contract that will take effect after 2020, which included negotiating with Veolia to restructure a joint venture.

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TMT - ranked: tier 2

Rowan Legal

Rowan Legal stands out for its ICT expertise. Practice head Josef Donát has ‘a detailed knowledge of IT and digital technologies’, which he combines with ‘a probusiness approach’. Highlights included advising on a crossborder agile software development contract and handling IT projects for a Czech bank.

Leading individuals

Josef Donát - Rowan Legal

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