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At ROWAN LEGAL, we have several eminent and experienced arbitrators. Besides representing clients’ interests in the role of attorneys, these arbitrators have gained extensive experience in the course of settling hundreds of domestic as well as international arbitration cases.

Our arbitrators have settled disputes held both pursuant to ad hoc arbitration rules

(e.g. UNCITRAL, the arbitration rules of the UN Commission for International Law), as well as according to the rules of various permanent arbitration institutions, including the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, the Arbitration Court of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Arbitration Court at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC), the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), or the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC).

JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb

Miloš Olík has been acting as an arbitrator in more than 200 arbitration proceedings. He is entered on the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and the world’s leading institutions (The London Court of International Arbitration– LCIA, Vienna International Arbitral Centre – VIAC, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre – HKIAC). Miloš Olík is the chairman of the Board of Arbitrators of the Football Association of the Czech Republic and is a member of many other professional associations and organizations. Miloš Olík is the author or co-author of many professional publications, such as the Commentary on the Act on Arbitration Proceedings and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, or the prestigious chapter on behalf of the Czech Republic in the ICCA Handbook on Commercial Arbitration.


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Miloš Olík is entered on the list of arbitrators of the following institutions:

  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic – consumer disputes
  • The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Vienna International Arbitral Center (VIAC)
  • Board of Arbitrators of the Football Association of the Czech Republic

JUDr. Josef Donát, LL.M.

Josef Donát, holder of the prestigious ICT Lawyer of the Year award, is the head of the ICT Law specialization at ROWAN LEGAL, an arbitrator and a registered mediator.

In his practice, he has long been involved in large-scale projectsin the field of the legal aspects of digitalization, electronic identification, cloud computing, cyber security and delivery of information systems. Recently, he has been intensively involved in the creation of the BankID electronic identification project, where his team was responsible for the complete legal support – from the preparation and negotiation of legislation through commercial terms and conditions to comprehensive advice to participating banks on connecting to eGovernment services.

Josef Donát represents major multinational ICT companies,especially in relations with programmers in software development, he also collaborates on drafting license terms for computer programs and provides support to clients in negotiating contracts worth hundreds of millions of crowns. He provides expert advice to private and public sector clients in tenders and procurement procedures for supplies and services in the field of ICT and is also significantly involved in legal support for dynamic technology start-ups, where modern technology and innovation place significant demands on the right legal qualifications.


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Donát

  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic

Ing. Vladimír Hejduk

Vladimír Hejduk is a specialist in tax, corporate law and accounting.He provides comprehensive legal, tax and accounting advice to commercial corporations, state-owned enterprises, non-profit entities and state-owned enterprises. He is a sought-after and recommended specialist in providing discretionary tax advice to individuals.

Vladimír Hejduk has deep experience in the tax, accounting and corporate aspects of mergers and acquisitions,and in operations with business plants in a number of large projects in the automotive, hotel, ICT, water, waste management, energy, etc. sectors, the value of which has reached hundreds of millions to billions of crowns. Vladimír has a significant specialization in tax litigation and is dedicated to representing clients in tax proceedings (tax audits, appeals etc.), as well as in the administrative justice system. He also provides individualized discrete tax advice to high-net-worth individuals, and is an expert in trusts and trusteeships.

Other areas of law in which Vladimir is actively involved include the legal,

tax and accounting aspects of the development, provision and use of software and other intangible assets. Vladimír Hejduk is also active in publications and the preparation of legislation for accounting and taxation.


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Hejduk

  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic

JUDr. Martin Janoušek

In the area of dispute resolution, Martin Janoušek has participated in the representation of the Slovak Republic in investment disputes, and successfully represented clients in international and national arbitration and before national courts. He decides disputes as an arbitrator of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Arbitration Board of the Football Association of the Czech Republic. He is also a co-author of the Commentary on the Arbitration and Enforcement Act issued by Wolters Kluwer.


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Martin Janoušek is entered on the list of arbitrators of the following institutions:

  • The Arbitration Court attached to the Economic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic
  • Board of Arbitrators of the Football Association of the Czech Republic

Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M.

Michal Nulíček is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience in representing clients not only before the Czech regulators, other authorities and courts (including the Supreme Court, Supreme Administrative Court, and Constitutional Court), but also before European courts. He also focuses on arbitration and regulatory acts as an arbitrator or party representative.He is listed with the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals) and is a Certified Privacy Professional (CIPP/E).


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Michal Nulíček is entered on the list of arbitrators of the following institutions:

  • Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

JUDr. Vilém Podešva, LL.M.

As an arbitrator, Vilém Podešva is mainly engaged in the area of sports law. He also participates in the settlement of disputes particularly in the public sector, and has participated in a number of cases, the subject of which was the reconciliation, by way of conciliation or follow-up arbitration proceedings, of unjust enrichment arising as a result of performance rendered in violation of the Act on Public Procurement.


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Vilém Podešva is entered on the list of arbitrators of the following institution:

  • Board of Arbitrators of the Football Association of the Czech Republic

Mgr. Michal Čáp LL.M., MCIarb

Michal Čáp has been an attorney since 2012 specializing in dispute resolution,especially international arbitration (commercial and investment). He also represents clients before Czech civil and administrative courts and before administrative authorities. In addition, he is active as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and sports cases. He received his LL.M. (Arbitration & Dispute Resolution) at the University of Hong Kong (2014).

Michal is registered and actively works as an arbitrator on the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agriculture Chamber of the Czech Republic, and is also registered with HKIAC (Hong Kong), VIAC (Vienna) and SCIA (Shenzhen). He is a member of the Board of Referees of the Football Association of the Czech Republic.

In June 2022, he was appointed secretary of the National Court of Arbitration for Sport, established at the National Sports Agency, which decides disputes related to doping in the Czech Republic. In this capacity, he oversees the management of all cases and the operation of the institution, especially from the legal side. Michal is listed in the list of Arbitration Future Leaders 2017 to 2023

(Who’s Who Legal and Global Arbitration Review), the only Czech to be included in 2023 (non-partners list).


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Michal Čáp is entered on the list of arbitrators of the following institution:

  • Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic

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