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Lukas Sommer and Jiri Votrubec Make Partner at Rowan Legal

Lukas Sommer and Jiri Votrubec Make Partner at Rowan Legal

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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.  

Rowan Legal at a Glance

ROWAN LEGAL was founded in 1990 and belongs to the leading Czech and Slovak law firms. The ROWAN´ clients include the largest national and international corporations and public institutions, to which we provide comprehensive legal support in key projects.

ROWAN LEGAL provides full legal support; however they are particularly recognized and regularly highly ranked for expertise in corporate law and commercial law, dispute resolution and arbitration, intellectual property, IT, telecommunications and competition (including public procurement). The strong tax team is also part of ROWAN LEGAL.

ROWAN LEGAL services are based on an expert knowledge of the applicable statutory and case law, and the underlying legal theory, the application of which is continually challenged in the ever-changing business and legal environment.  The members of the team include lecturers at law faculties and authors of expert articles in the various areas we cover. ROWAN LEGAL tries to be the ones forming, rather than following, legal opinions.

Thanks to the long-term presence in the international market of legal services, ROWAN LEGAL has become an exclusive member of MULTILAW for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and long-time membership on its Executive Council facilitates the provision of legal services at the international level.

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