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Lukas Sommer and Jiri Votrubec Make Partner at Rowan Legal

Lukas Sommer and Jiri Votrubec Make Partner at Rowan Legal

Czech Republic

Former Managing Associates Lukas Sommer and Jiri Votrubec have been promoted to partner at Rowan Legal.

“I am delighted to welcome Lukas and Jiri as partners at Rowan Legal,” said Partner Vilem Podesva. “With both of them we see their promotions as an appreciation of the excellent work they are doing both for clients and on our internal projects. We are also extremely pleased that both Lukas and Jiri have grown along with our firm – Lukas started out with us as a trainee, while Jiri even began as a student.”

According to Rowan Legal, “Lukas Sommer has long specialized in public investments and projects in regulated sectors such as the energy and water supply industries. In addition to his work for clients, Lukas sets up internal processes in Rowan Legal and handles business development in his allotted areas.” 

Sommer specializes in public procurement matters, advising both contracting authorities and tenderers in the preparation of their tenders. He graduated from the Charles University’s Faculty of Law, and has been with Rowan Legal for over 11 years.

Votrubec specializes primarily in legal consultancy regarding public investments. According to Rowan Legal, “his team is currently working on more than 50 investment projects in public administration as well as in regulated sectors such as transport and the energy industry.” At Rowan Legal, Votrubec is in charge of managing the entire team focusing on the public sector and HR – particularly the recruitment, training and further development of new colleagues. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Masaykova Univerzita in Brno and Univerzita Karlova in Prague. He’s been with Rowan Legal for more than nine years.

In addition to these promotions, Rowan Legal also promoted Jaroslav Heyduk, Jan Mekota, And Jan Tomisek to the position of Managing Associate and Irena Kolarova to Senior Associate.  

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The full-service law firm has worked on many of the region’s largest and most complex transactions. The firm puts emphasis on the highest standards of quality, efficiency and flexibility in its advisory services, which are tailored to the specific requirements of each client. 

Our team is composed of professionals with international education and experience. The firm frequently works on a non-exclusive basis with leading international law firms on large cross-border transactions.

PRK Partners is consistently recognised among the top law firms by leading international and domestic directories and ratings agencies and has been honoured with numerous awards: 

• National Law Firm of the Year 2016 by the Chambers Europe Awards, the most prestigious international law firm competition. This is the fifth award PRK Partners has received since the awards were first given; National Law Firm of the Year 2014, 2013 and 2010 and Law Firm of the Year 2012 for Best Client Service.

• 2018 Best Law Firm of the Year in the category of Banking &Finance and the absolute winner in the main category of the Domestic Law Firm of the Year awards organised by epravo.cz under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association three times since the award's inception (in 2016, 2013 and 2011).

• a finalist of the Central European Law Firm of the Year category in The Lawyer European Awards 2018. 

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