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Michal Čáp is attorney-in-law / advokát (2012) working with ROWAN LEGAL. Michal specializes himself on the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution, and he also represents clients before Czech courts. Michal also focuses on sport law, especially on representation of athletes in doping cases. He successfully completed his LLM (Arbitration & Dispute Resolution) at the University of Hong Kong (2014). He acquired his first master’s degree (Mgr.) at the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague (2009).

Michal is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), and he was elected as the Vice-Chair of the CIArb European Branch in 2018. In the same year, he was offered the fellowship in the AIADR organisation (Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution) with its seat in Kuala Lumpur. He is also a member of the Commission on International Arbitration of the ICC Czech Republic. Michal Čáp has been listed in the Arbitration Future Leaders 2017 to 2019 ranking, jointly organised by Who’s Who Legal and GAR (Global Arbitration Review). He has been listed as the only Czech in a non-partner’s list.

Michal is included on the list of arbitrators of VIAC (Vienna), he is a member of the Council of Arbitrators of the Football Association of the Czech Republic (he has set already as a sole arbitrator and also a chair of the tribunal), and is also a member of AFIA (Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration). Michal previously gained experience in offshore jurisdictions. He was also a trainee in international arbitral institutions (HKIAC, ICC – both in Hong Kong, where he has lived for four years). Last but not least, Michal publishes and lectures on the topic of international arbitration and dispute resolution. Previously, Michal worked as a junior associate in leading international law firms in Prague, focusing mainly on the area of real estate law (transactions), business law and M&A. He continues to practice in these areas in ROWAN LEGAL, in addition to his main focus, international dispute resolution.

Title: ICC Prague Arbitration Day 2018 – Opportunities and Challenges for Arbitration in the CEE Region (co-author)
Publisher: Právní rádce
Publication date: March 2018

Title: New ICC Rules Aim to Make Arbitration Proceeding Cheaper and Faster (co-author)
Publication date: September 2017

Title: Article on EU Regulation on European Account Preservation Order (co-author)
Publisher: Právní rádce
Publication date: January 2017

Title: End of Arbitral Proceedings Between Consumers and Entrepreneurs (co-author)
Publisher: Právní rádce
Publication date: November 2016

Title: Mediation and large law firm: what mediation is, what are its benefits and why offer these services to clients (co-author)
Publisher: Epravo Digital
Publication date: November 2015

Title: Report from the seminar “Investor-State Dispute Resolution: PCA and other latest developments”
Publisher: Asian Dispute Review
Publication date: April 2015

Title: Case note – Firstlink case
Publisher: Asian Dispute Review
Publication date: October 2014

Title: Report from the lecture of Neil Kaplan “Hong Kong: The Rule of Law in all its Glory”
Publisher: Global Arbitration Review
Publication date: October 2014


Institution: The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, SAR)
Field of studies: Master of Laws (LLM) in the program Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Institution: Law faculty, Charles University in Prague
Field of studies: Master of law

Institution: Law faculty, University of Turku (Finland)
Field of studies: Diploma in International Commercial Law

Professional experience

Organization: ROWAN LEGAL
Position: Senior Associate
Period: 09/2015 – present
Job description: Specializes in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution

Organization: Harney Westwood & Riegels
Position: Paralegal / legal assistant in an offshore law firm
Period: 05/2012 – 10/2012

Organization: CMS Cameron McKenna
Position: Junior associate
Period: 09/2010 – 08/2011

Organization: Clifford Chance
Position: junior associate
Period: 09/2009 – 09/2010

Organization: Konečná & Šafář (to date Konečná & Zacha)
Position: Junior associate– paralegal/legal assistant
Period: 09/2007 – – 09/2009

Organization: e|n|w|c Natlacen Walderdorff Cancola (to date Tylor Wessing)
Position: Paralegal/student
Period: 09/2004 – 03/2006