Rowan Legal

Legal advice for the public sector is one of ROWAN LEGAL’s traditional specializations. Given our knowledge of specific regulations in the public sector, we also focus on related sectors (water, transport, energy) and also use our knowledge to advise clients from the private sector providing services to customers in these areas.

Our services in this area include the following:

  • Advice in implementing multi-faceted projects
  • Representation in administrative proceedings and advice relating to public law regulation
  • Analyses in the area of public tenders and concessions
  • Advice and representation in connection with public aid

We provide comprehensive legal services to public and sector contracting authorities starting with preparing the tender itself, advising on compliance with legal requirements for announcing the tender procedure and on carrying out the tender. Afterwards we provide strategic and legal advice in implementing the projects, assessing the risk of judicial disputes and also representing clients at the anti-monopoly office and in administrative courts.

Additionally, we provide effective legal aid to tenderers, from helping submit their bids to representing them with regard to remedies at contracting authorities, the anti-monopoly office and Czech courts.

Our attorneys are members of the appellate committee of the chairman of the anti-monopoly office, which handles public tender cases, as well as the appellate committee of the Minister for Regional Development, where we provide advice in matters pertaining to the List of Qualified Contractors.

We also publish regularly, such as articles in professional journals (such as Procurement) and take part in preparing new legislation in the area of procurement (in the form of membership in official bodies and working groups for the sponsor of the law). For instance, we prepared a commentary on the Procurement Act, an overview of the case law in procurement, and a product called the Navigator, which is a popular tool for contracting authorities and for educational purposes.

In addition to legal advice, we also offer educational programs and training for entities involved in procurement, whether contracting authorities, tenderers or participants in the tender process.

How we can help:

  • Analyzing issues in procurement and licensing law
  • Preparing tender and licensing procedures and legal assistance in implementing them
  • Advising in complex projects in the public sector involving expertise from other areas of law
  • Assisting in handling regulatory issues in branches of the public sector, as well as in specific regulations in public administration (rules for handling state property, the community sector)
  • Representing contracting authorities and contractors in administrative and judicial proceedings regarding tender and licensing procedures
  • Providing legal assistance to tenderers in connection with the bid process
  • Providing strategic support to contracting authorities and selected tenderers in connection with implementing tenders
  • Advising and representing providers and/or recipients of state aid

Selected references:

  • Representing the Slovak Ministry of Transport in a major public-private partnership concerning the new highway in the Bratislava region
  • Advising Severočeská vodárenská společnost, a.s. in a water infrastructure operation project after 2020
  • Advising Vysoká škola báňská (technical university in Ostrava) in connection with building a supercomputer
  • Representing a contracting authority in the medical field in a major IT project regarding new health registers
  • Advising the Prague public transport administration in connection with the technological aspects of building new stations on the “A” metro line
  • Representing Czech Television in purchasing new technology for digitalization of broadcasting news and sports reporting
  • Advising the Air Traffic Control of the Czech Republic in replacing the flight navigation system
  • Advising the Prague 8 district on the Centrum Palmovka project – designing and building a new city hall for that district with residential and commercial space