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ROWAN LEGAL provides comprehensive legal services in the field of sports law, ranging from advising individual athletes on legal matters to addressing various legal aspects concerning sports associations and clubs. Additionally, we handle the resolution of contentious issues related to this domain, on both the national and international levels.

Why choose us


We realize that sport and law are very close to each other these days.

We have detailed knowledge of the pertinent legal regulations and many years of hands-on experience. In addition, we closely monitor current events and jurisprudence, enabling us to deliver top-tier services that evolve together with this legal domain.


We have a team of experienced experts in this field.

A number of our lawyers are also actively involved in important sports organizations in the Czech Republic. For instance, they serve as arbitrators within the Board of Arbitrators of the Football Association of the Czech Republic, with Miloš Olík, a partner of firm, holding the position of Chairman of the Board.


We can offer a multidisciplinary full-service covering the field of sports law.

In the sports law sector, we connect the various specializations of our law firm and can make full use of the overlap of sports law standards across legal branches in all areas.

What we do for clients

  • Preparation of contracts related to the performance of sports activities, transfer contracts.
  • Preparation of contracts related to sponsorship and marketing.
  • Obfuscation in court and arbitration proceedings
  • Representation in disciplinary proceedings.
  • Preparation and revision of complete regulations of sports associations.
  • Tax consultancy.

Who will be dedicated to assisting you

"I am pleased that I can offer my extensive experience as an arbitrator to clients, preparing them for the proceedings and together identifying the strongest aspects of our case."

JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb


What our clients say about us

Collaborations that bring satisfaction to both us and our clients

Czech Anti-Doping Committee

We provide comprehensive legal advice to the Czech Anti-Doping Committee, particularly in the areas of labor law, compliance, public procurement and tax advisory.


Czech Ice Hockey Association

A framework agreement for the provision of legal services has been concluded.


Decision-making activity at the Board of Arbitrators of the Football Association of the Czech Republic (FAČR)

Miloš Olík, Vilém Podešva, Martin Janoušek and Michal Čáp have extensive experience as arbitrators in the Board of Arbitrators of the Football Association of the Czech Republic (FAČR). They decide mainly on property disputes between players, football clubs, and the clubs themselves. Miloš Olík is also its chairman.


Drahotová (leading Czech athlete)

We represented a leading Czech athlete in a doping case in proceedings before the disciplinary committee of the national sports union and before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Granting of Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE):

In doping proceedings, we successfully obtained a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for the client. This exemption permits the use of a substance that is otherwise prohibited for health reasons, subject to stringent conditions. The granting of the TUE successfully concluded the doping proceedings for the client, and the association did not impose any of its typical sanctions, such as a multiyear ban on activities.


Olympic champion Matěj Tóth

We contributed to the issuance of an acquittal verdict by the Disciplinary Committee of the Slovak Athletic Federation in the case of Matej Tóth, a gold medalist in race walking from the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The committee decided that the athlete did not violate any anti-doping regulations. Tóth faced sanctions for alleged violations of anti-doping rules due to ambiguities in his biological passport


Rozhodovací činnost u Sboru rozhodců fotbalové asociace České republiky (FAČR)

Miloš Olík, Vilém Podešva, Martin Janoušek a Michal Čáp mají dlouholeté zkušenosti jako rozhodci Sboru rozhodců Fotbalové asociace české republiky (FAČR). Ten rozhoduje zejména majetkové spory mezi hráči, fotbalovými kluby i kluby navzájem. Miloš Olík je navíc jeho předsedou.


Take the First Step towards collaboration

Whether you are seeking legal consultation or a long-term partner, feel free to contact us without any obligation.

We will get in touch with you no later than the next business day to discuss the next steps.

T +420 224 216 212