Rowan Legal
  • sommer@rowanlegal.com

Lukáš Sommer is a specialist in public investments. He provides comprehensive legal advice to both contracting authorities and bidders for public contracts in the preparation of their tenders.

Lukáš has in-depth experience in providing legal support in the preparation of tender documents under the Public Procurement Act, including the processing of intricate contractual terms in many important projects (ICT, water asset management, waste management, construction, education, etc.), the value of which has reached billions of CZK, as well as providing legal support to candidates for major public contracts awarded in the Czech Republic with projects co-financed from the European Union´s operational programmes. He provides specialized legal opinions in key issues in the field of public procurement and concessions, and also has experience with proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Competition.

Among other areas of law in which Lukáš is actively involved are IT and general contract law.

He is active in the publication of professional articles related to the topic of public procurement, concessions, PPPs, amendments to the Public Procurement Act and he also lectures widely.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of the procurement with a value of nearly CZK 300 million, not including VAT. Submitter – the Czech Republic´s Ministry of Agriculture, a public procurement, “Operation and development of eAGRI and related application infrastructure”.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of the procurement with a value of nearly CZK 300 million CZK, not including VAT. Submitter – the Czech Republic´s Ministry of Agriculture in a public procurement “ICT Services operation, Ministry of Agriculture 2012-2013”.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of the tender with a value of more than 1 billion CZK, not including VAT. Submitter – Prague 8 city district, the “Centrum Palmovka project – the construction of a building with office and commercial space and their subsequent management including the provision of related services”, submitted in a competitive dialogue.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of the tender with a value of more than 300 million CZK, not including VAT. Submitter – the Centre for Evaluation of Educational Achievement, a public procurement. “Systems of control and a supervision Center, data acquisition and integration of the infrastructure of the logistics security uniform graduation examination (RDC, DDS, I)”.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of the procurement with a value exceeding CZK 150 million, not including VAT. Submitter – the Czech Republic´s Ministry of Regional Development in a public procurement “The education system in the 2007-2013 program period.”.

Provided comprehensive legal services relating to the successful submission of the procurement with a value of nearly 200 million CZK, without VAT. Submitter – the National Library of the Czech Republic in a public procurement “System integrator of the project Creation of the National digital library “.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of the tender. Submitter – The city of Pilsen in a public procurement, “Provision of services and the accessibility of the Rychtářka parking House”.

Provided comprehensive legal services relating to the successful submission of the procurement with a value of nearly 1 billion CZK, not including VAT. Submitter – Air Traffic Control of the Czech Republic in a public procurement, “Replacement of the Main System”, with tenders submitted in a competitive dialogue and subsequently in a negotiated procedure with publication, which were entirely executed in English.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the award of the tender with a value of around 1 billion CZK, exclusive of VAT. The city of Ústí nad Labem in a public procurement, “Municipal services for Usti nad Labem”, divided into 4 parts, entered in an open tender.

Provided legal services related to securing the project with a value of over 500 million CZK. The Coordinating Centre for the departmental health information system – a public procurement to build new medical registers with additional traffic and the development of a IT environment (in particular infrastructure and applications). Provided comprehensive legal services related to the implementation of the project with a value of several billion CZK exclusive of VAT. The contracting authority – the North Bohemia Water Company Ltd., the project “Ensuring the operation of water supply infrastructure after the year 2020”.

Provided comprehensive legal advice to T-Systems Czech Republic inc, as a tenderer for a “Data Center Services” public procurement with NET4GAS Ltd. as the contacting authority.

Provided comprehensive legal advice to the Czech Republic´s Ministry of Agriculture as the prosecution in a court proceedings led by the Supreme Administrative Court (5 Afs 42/2012 and 5 Afs 43/2012) against the Office for the Protection of Competition, under which the Court issued groundbreaking judgments regarding the possibility of using a reference procedure without publication and in which it upheld the Ministry’s position in its entirety.

Title: Public procurement in practice
Publisher: Arena of views
Publication date: 2017

Title: Public Procurement act. Law on the register of contracts. Comment. (co-author)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer CZ
Publication date: 2016

Title: ASPI Navigator Public procurement (co-author)
Publication date: 2016

Title: ASPI documents templates for Navigator – Public procurement (co-author)
Publication date: 2016

Title: ASPI documents templates for Navigator – Public procurement (co-author)
Publication date: 2015

Title: The meaningfulness of some substantive requirements of the trade licensing project
Publisher: Public Procurement XX
Publication date: 2015

Title: ASPI Navigator Tenders (coauthor)
Publication date: 2014

Title: Problems of public procurement in relation to building contracts and their solution (coauthor)
Publisher: Public procurement in practice no. 11/2013
Publication date: 2013

Title: Use of framework agreements in public procurement for the purchase of medical supplies (coauthor)
Publisher: Medical forum no. 12/2012
Publication date: 2012

Title: The Public Procurement Act, Commentary after the amendment made by Act no. 55/2000 Coll., The electronic version to ASPI (member of the processing team)

Title: Overview of the case law in matters of public contracts (coauthor)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2011

Title: The Public Procurement Act, Commentary. 2nd edition, (member of the processing team)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2011

Title: Is it possible to oppose qualification documentation? (coauthor)
Publisher: Public Administration no. 11/2010
Publication date: 2010

Title: Quasi trading licenses and practical aspects of their granting (coauthor)
Publisher: EPRAVO.cz MAGAZINE no. 04/2009
Publication date: 2009

Education

Institution: Charles University, Faculty of Law in Prague
Field of studies: Law

Professional experience

Organization: ROWAN LEGAL
Position:

  • Senior Associate (07/2011 – present)
  • Junior Associate (09/2008 – 07/2011)

Period: 09/2008 – present
Job description: Senior Associate specialized on public investments

Organization: AK Kučírek Legal
Position: Junior associate with a general focus
Period: 06/2008 – 08/2008

Organization: AK Jaroš Fojtíková
Position: Junior associate with a general focus
Period: 11/2007 – 05/2008