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Law Firm of the Year 2019 announced: ROWAN LEGAL recommended in 15 categories and awarded in 3 of them

11. 05. 2019

On November 4, 2019, the awards ceremony of prestigious local ranking the Law Firm of the Year took place in Palác Žofín. The ranking is organized by under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association and the Czech Ministry of Justice.

This year we have been recommended in 15 categories (out of a total of 18 potential categories). In comparison to last year we have been recommended in two new categories: Compliance and Logistics & transport infrastructure. Besides that, we have also been recommended in Employment Law and Criminal Law for the first time.

ROWAN LEGAL received 3 awards as Law Firm of the Year 2019 in categories: Competition & Antitrust, Energy & Projects and Intellectual Property. It is first time in our history we have received 3 awards and we are the only one who has won in 3 categories. This success confirms our commitment to being one of the best law firms on the Czech market and also our efforts to grow our practice outside our borders.

This is only the second consecutive year in which awards have been given in the Energy & Projects category, but the level of services provided by law firms in this area is very high, so it is a very competitive market. After being among the top tier law firms in this area last year, we reached the very top this year and have been awarded: The Law Firm of the Year 2019 in Energy & Projects. “The inclusion of Energy as one of the new categories of Law Firm of the Year confirms how important this area is and will be in the future. Our team is able to provide a wide spectrum of services not just to energy companies but also to their suppliers – from advice in connection with regulatory law through to the drafting of contracts to support the transformation of entire companies. This award is recognition of our knowledge, expertise and the high level of our services,” stated Martin Janoušek, the leader of this area at ROWAN LEGAL.

Our second victory was in Intellectual Property. “Intellectual Property as an area of law is very complex and dynamic and digital technologies have had the biggest impact on it. Our main advantage over the competition is a highly specialized team including experts in law, IT and IP. So we are able to provide unique and innovative solutions to our clients. This award is confirmation that our direction and focus are right and it serves as motivation for the future,” commented Josef Donát, who has been leading the team in the IP area.

Last but not least, we have been awarded Law Firm of the Year 2019 in the Competition & Antitrust category. “We consider being recognized in Competition & Antitrust as a huge achievement. It mirrors the close cooperation and wide knowledge of our team. But it is mostly the trust of our clients which has helped us to achieve this tremendous success. We feel very fortunate that we could be part of their projects – M&A transactions with competition aspects or representation before regulatory bodies,” said Vilém Podešva, one of the leading experts in competition law in the Czech Market.

ROWAN LEGAL was established in 1990 and since then it has grown significantly. The firm is currently led by 9 partners and employs over 100 people in three branches (Prague, Brno and Bratislava) including 50 lawyers and an internal tax team.  Our clients include the largest national and international corporations and public institutions, to which we provide comprehensive legal support on key projects. Learn more:

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