Rowan Legal

ROWAN LEGAL is one of the very best Czech law firms in IT law, as evidenced by 12 victories as Law Firm of the Year in this area and high evaluations by foreign rankings. Thanks to the complexity of the services we provide, we provide support to both suppliers and customers of information and communication technologies, including clients in the public sector and regulated industries. Our team consists of highly qualified lawyers with education and practical experience in the field of IT.

For clients in the public sector, we are able to provide comprehensive legal advice for public procurement in the field of IT, not only by flawlessly meeting the clients’ contractual needs but also towards the optimal setting of qualification conditions and evaluation methods.

We are actively participating in the digital transformation of the public and private sectors in the Czech Republic. We contribute to the creation of new legislation and interpretative opinions. We have prepared legislation on banking identity for the Czech Banking Association, legislation on the digitization of construction proceedings for the Ministry of Regional Development, and we also participated in the Act on the Right to Digital Services.

How we can help:

  • Preparation and negotiation of ICT contracts, including specific contracts for cloud services, outsourcing, and agile projects.
  • Preparation of tender documentation (incl. model contracts) and all other legal services related to the preparation and management of procurement procedures in the field of IT.
  • Drafting of model contracts for the supply or purchase of IT solutions and business conditions for IT service providers and web portals.
  • Legal services related to software development, including analysis of license conditions and consultancy in the field of open-source software.
  • Consulting and analysis in the field of process digitization, electronic signing, and electronic identification.
  • The advice in the field of Act No. 181/2014 Coll., On cybersecurity, and other specific regulations in the field of IT and media.
  • Legal services in the field of telecommunications, incl. representation before the Czech Telecommunications Office.
  • Analyses and comments on legislative proposals in the field of digitization, and the processing of draft legislative texts. 

Selected references:

In connection with the preparation and negotiation of legislation on banking identity, we consulted with the client on all legal issues related to this project. We also provide support to the relevant Association on legislative and legal issues related to electronic identification. At the same time, we provided comprehensive legal support to Bankovní identita, a.s. – a joint venture between Česká spořitelna, Komerční banka and Československá obchodní banka, which connects banks with those interested in their electronic identification services. For this company, for example, we prepared contractual documentation for the participating banks and those interested in their services.

Legal support of the client as a supplier in relation to one of the largest outsourcing of IT infrastructure in the Czech Republic, and in the everyday tasks of personal data protection.

Comprehensive legal advice in connection with contract law, especially in the form of revision of model contracts, support in negotiating complex contractual relationships, and settlement of possible disputes. We also provide advice to the client in connection with its participation in public procurement.

Preparation of tender conditions and legal advice on the actual award of a public contract in the form of an Innovation Partnership procedure, which aimed at research and development of a comprehensive system enabling effective management, information, information collection, and communication with individual target groups.

Contractual coverage and negotiation of contractual documentation with various contracting parties within a hitherto unique project in the Czech Republic by a tender for the supplier of a comprehensive ERP / EAM / WFM SaaS solution.