Contact us
JUDr. Vilém Podešva, LL.M.
Home JUDr. Vilém Podešva, LL.M.

JUDr. Vilém Podešva, LL.M.

Partner

E podesva@rowan.legal

Vilém Podešva is the partner responsible for the internal management of ROWAN LEGAL.

He is one of the leading experts in the field of public procurement law and public-private partnership (PPP) projects, and also specializes in competition law.

Vilém Podešva has led legal teams in the implementation of numerous projects

in the public sector – he has participated, among other things, in investment projects relating to office buildings, parking facilities, healthcare, social services and transport infrastructure, in the computerization of public administration, projects in the defense industry and relating to various services. In addition, he has implemented a number of projects in regulated sectors, particularly in connection with operating models and transformations in the water, energy, heating and waste management sectors.

In his practice, he has also represented a number of entities in competition cases

(antitrust and mergers of competitors) and in the assessment of public aid in proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Competition, the Czech administrative courts and the European Commission.

Since 2006, Vilém Podešva has been a member of the Appeals Committee of the Minister for Regional Development

in proceedings concerning the list of qualified suppliers. From 2012 to 2017, he was a member of the Appeals Commission of the Chairman of the Office for Public Procurement, and since December 2019 he has also been a member of the Appeals Commission of the Chairman of the Office for the Protection of Competition. Since 2016, he has also been a member of the Board of Referees of the Football Association of the Czech Republic and since 2022 a member of the Environmental Section of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic.



Experiences

2006–present

Professional experience

Company: ROWAN LEGAL, law firm

Position: Partner

2009

Education

School: Nottingham-Trent University, Brno International Business School

Field of study: International business LL.M.

2003-2005

Professional experience

Company: ROWAN LEGAL, law firm

Position: Junior Lawyer

2001-2003

Professional experience

Company: Office for the Protection of Competition

Position: Director of the Department

2001

Education

School: Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno

Field of study: Law and legal science

Specialization

  • Soutěžní právo
  • Právo nemovitostí a stavebních projektů
  • Energetika, vodárenství, odpady
  • Poradenství v souvislosti s aplikací ZZVZ
  • Doprava a logistika

References

Heureka

Represents the operator of the Heureka portal in proceedings for damages for abuse of dominant position by Google (2020-present).

O2 Czech Republic

Leads the legal team involved in the representation of O2 Czech Republic in proceedings conducted by the European Commission regarding the possible granting of unlawful public aid in connection with the setting of conditions for the auction of frequency bands for 5G networks (2020-present).

EGEM and PROFI EMG

Represents clients operating in the electrical installation and energy construction sectors in proceedings before Czech and foreign competition authorities. Successfully represented clients EGEM and PROFI EMG in proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Competition regarding an alleged cartel agreement in a distribution system operator’s contract, where the proceedings were terminated without any sanctions or negative consequences (2018-present).

O2 Czech Republic

Heads the legal team involved in representing O2 Czech Republic in proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Competition regarding an alleged cartel agreement (2018-present).

Legal advice

Advises on the design, implementation and operation of compliance programs focused on criminal and competition law for companies belonging to a major Czech holding company comprising contractors operating primarily in the fields of design and construction in the energy sector, waste management and the production of public transport equipment (2016-present).

Legal advice

Provided legal advice in proceedings against a competitor abusing its dominant position in all areas of law related to competition protection, including proceedings for compensation for damages in the order of hundreds of millions of CZK to a client from the rail transport industry (2016-2019).

Telecommunication

Advised a leading telecommunications operator on a potential abuse of dominance with a potential value of related litigation in the order of billions of CZK (2017-2019).

Representation

Participated in representation in proceedings conducted by the Office for the Protection of Competition regarding the alleged conclusion of a prohibited (cartel) agreement in the waste management sector, in which a penalty of hundreds of millions of CZK was threatened. The representation ended with the full success of the client, when the administrative proceedings were discontinued without any violation of the law being found, let alone any sanction being imposed (2016-2017).

Energetika, vodárenství, odpady

Publications

Podešva V., Sommer L., Votrubec J., Flaškár M., Harnach J., Měkota J., Janoušek M.

2016

Public Procurement Act – commentary

Lavický P. et al.

2015

Commentary to the Act on Special Procedures, Sections 323 to 331 – Proceedings on preliminary consent to conduct an investigation in competition protection matters.

co-author

2017

ASPI Navigator Public Procurement

Podešva V., Olík M., Janoušek M., Stránský J.

2011

Public Procurement Act (Commentary after the amendment made by Act No. 55/2012 Coll., electronic version to ASPI)

Podešva V., Seménková D., Sommer L., Strelička J

2011

Overview of case law on public procurement

Meet other team members

Mgr. Bc. Karolína Andraková

Associate

E andrakova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Filip Beneš

Senior Associate

E benes@rowan.legal

Mgr. Jan Bořuta

Associate

E boruta@rowan.legal

Zuzana Böswartová

Financial Coordinator

E boswartova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Ondřej Brožek

Senior Associate

E brozek@rowan.legal

Renata Bruthansová

Accounting assistant

E bruthansova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Michal Čáp, LL.M., MCIArb

Senior Associate

E cap@rowan.legal

Mgr. Anna Cervanová, LL.M.

Senior Associate

E cervanova@rowan.legal

Bc. Barbora Červená

Assistant

E cervena@rowan.legal

Ing. Tina Chaibiová

PR & Marketing specialist

E chaibiova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Tereza Chvojková

Junior Lawyer

E chvojkova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Marek Ćmiel

Junior Lawyer

E cmiel@rowan.legal

Mgr. Linda Coufalová

Associate

E coufalova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Josef Donát, LL.M.

Partner

E donat@rowan.legal

Banking and FinanceIntellectual PropertyIT and Telco

Jitka Drážková, DiS., MBA, MSc.

Head of HR

E drazkova@rowan.legal

Dominik Dudycha

Junior Lawyer

E dudycha@rowan.legal

JUDr. Lukáš Duffek

Partner

E duffek@rowan.legal

Criminal LawDispute ResolutionReal EstateInsolvency and Restructuring

Tereza Dvořáčková

Paralegal

E dvorackova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Bc. Michaela Čejka Dvořáková

Associate

E cejka@rowan.legal

Anežka Eliášová

Corrector

E eliasova@rowan.legal

Aleš Fajstaver

Paralegal

E fajstaver@rowan.legal

Martina Farská, BA, MSc.

Associate

E farska@rowan.legal

Mgr. Andrea Fátorová

Junior Lawyer

E fatorova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Ing. Ivan Fencl

Associate

E fencl@rowan.legal

Veronika Fialová

Assistant

E fialova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Martin Fišer

Associate

E fiser@rowan.legal

JUDr. Martin Flaškár

Managing Associate

E flaskar@rowan.legal

IT and TelcoTransportation and Logistics

Mgr. Jan Frey

Partner

E frey@rowan.legal

M&A and Corporate Law

Vojtěch Maxmilián Frýželka

Paralegal

E fryzelka@rowan.legal

Mgr. Marie Gavendová

Junior Lawyer

E gavendova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Adriana Gomolová

Head of assistants

E gomolova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Kateřina Gubeková

Of Counsel

E gubekova@rowan.legal

ContractsIntellectual PropertyIT and Telco

Mgr. Jiří Halaburt, LL.M.

Senior Associate

E halaburt@rowan.legal

Mgr. Martin Halašta

Associate

E halasta@rowan.legal

JUDr. Jakub Hálek

Associate

E halek@rowan.legal

Mgr. Julie Haluzová

Associate

E haluzova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Jiří Harnach

Of Counsel

E harnach@rowan.legal

Jan Hartman

Paralegal

E hartman@rowan.legal

Ing. Vladimír Hejduk

Tax Advisor / Partner

E hejduk@rowan.legal

Tax Law and Tax Disputes

Mgr. Ing. Pavel Hejl

Counsel

E hejl@rowan.legal

IT and TelcoIntellectual Property

Mgr. Jaroslav Heyduk

Counsel

E jheyduk@rowan.legal

Insolvency and RestructuringIntellectual PropertyIT and Telco

Mgr. Michaela Holíková

Associate

E holikova@rowan.legal

Tereza Homoláčová

Front office asistentka

E homolacova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Martin Horák

Junior Lawyer

E horak@rowan.legal

Dominika Horká

Public Procurement Manager

E horka@rowan.legal

Šárka Hospodářská

Assistant

E hospodarska@rowan.legal

Kristýna Hrozová

Paralegal

E hrozova@rowan.legal

Barbora Hubáčková

HR specialist

E hubackova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Vojtěch Hudec

Junior Lawyer

E hudec@rowan.legal

Vojtěch Hunák

Paralegal

E hunak@rowan.legal

Mgr. Michal Hybrant

Junior Lawyer

E hybrant@rowan.legal

Mgr. Denisa Janatová

Junior Lawyer

E janatova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Martin Janoušek

Partner

E janousek@rowan.legal

Transportation and LogisticsEnergy and Environmental ProtectionM&A and Corporate LawDispute Resolution

Ondřej Jílek

Paralegal

E jilek@rowan.legal

Mgr. Tereza Jirásková

Junior Lawyer

E jiraskova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Michaela Jiříková

Senior Associate

E jirikova@rowan.legal

M&A and Corporate LawBanking and Finance

Mgr. Jakub Jirovský

Senior Associate

E jirovsky@rowan.legal

Mgr. Lucie Kačerová

Senior Associate

E kacerova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Šimon Kania

Junior Lawyer

E kania@rowan.legal

Bc. Petra Kaňoková

HR Specialist & Back office assistant

E kanokova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Marcela Káňová, Ph.D.

Partner

E kanova@rowan.legal

Public ProcurementCompetition LawRegulatory and ComplianceIT and TelcoTransportation and Logistics

JUDr. Margarita Karešová Kucharčuk

Senior Associate

E karesova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Michala Kędzior

Associate

E kedzior@rowan.legal

Tomáš Knap

Paralegal

E knap@rowan.legal

Mgr. Bc. Václav Kočařík

Junior Lawyer

E kocarik@rowan.legal

ContractsDispute ResolutionArbitrationSports Law

Bc. Rozalie Kolářová

E kolarova@rowan.legal

Václav König

Paralegal

E konig@rowan.legal

Bc. Tomáš Kopp

Paralegal

E kopp@rowan.legal

Mgr. Marie Koštělová

Senior Associate

E kostelova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Kristýna Kovaříková

Of Counsel

E kovarikova@rowan.legal

Ing. Filip Kraic

Online marketing specialist

E kraic@rowan.legal

Bc. Adam Krajíček

Paralegal

E krajicek@rowan.legal

Hana Drápelová

Associate

E drapelova@rowan.legal

Energy and Environmental Protection

JUDr. Samuel Král

Advokát / Senior Associate

E kral@rowan.legal

Public ProcurementIT and TelcoIntellectual Property

Ondřej Králík

Paralegal

E kralik@rowan.legal

Diana Kulková

Assistant

E kulkova@rowan.legal

Jan Kurník

Paralegal

E kurnik@rowan.legal

Mgr. Adéla Lindnerová

Junior Lawyer

E lindnerova@rowan.legal

Eliška Ludvová

Paralegal

E ludvova@rowan.legal

Martina Lukšíková

Paralegal

E luksikova@rowan.legal

Dispute ResolutionCriminal Law

Mgr. Gabriela Luňáková

Associate

E lunakova@rowan.legal

Marcela Macháčková

Back Office Assistant

E machackova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Martina Majárová

Associate

E majarova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Denisa Marečková

Associate

E mareckova@rowan.legal

Ján Matejka

Paralegal

E matejka@rowan.legal

Michal Mazáček

Paralegal

E mazacek@rowan.legal

Barbora Melková

Paralegal

E melkova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Petra Miloschewitschová

Junior Lawyer

E miloschewitschova@rowan.legal

Mgr. David Mlíčko

Senior Associate

E mlicko@rowan.legal

Mgr. Simona Mlýnek Štursová

Tax advisor

E stursova@rowan.legal

Tax Law and Tax Disputes

Mgr. Jiří Mňuk. LL.M.

Senior Associate

E mnuk@rowan.legal

Lea Molnárová

Paralegal

E molnarova@rowan.legal

Competition LawEnergy and Environmental Protection

Martin Neřád

Paralegal

E nerad@rowan.legal

Mgr. Filip Novotný

Junior Lawyer

E novotnyf@rowan.legal

Mgr. Michal Nulíček LL.M., FCIArb

Partner

E nulicek@rowan.legal

Data ProtectionRegulatory and ComplianceCompetition LawEmploymentDispute Resolution

Mgr. Radim Obert

Senior Associate

E obert@rowan.legal

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

Partner

E olik@rowan.legal

ArbitrationDispute ResolutionSports LawBanking and Finance

Markéta Olmerová

Junior Public Procurement Manager

E olmerova@rowan.legal

Mgr. David Oršulík

Associate

E orsulik@rowan.legal

Banking and FinanceM&A and Corporate LawRegulatory and ComplianceCompetition Law

Mgr. Eva Pavelková

Associate

E pavelkova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Vilém Podešva, LL.M.

Partner

E podesva@rowan.legal

Competition LawReal EstateEnergy and Environmental ProtectionPublic ProcurementTransportation and Logistics

JUDr. Eliška Podroužková

Of Counsel

E podrouzkova@rowan.legal

Petr Podzimek

PR and Marketing Manager

E podzimek@rowan.legal

Miloslav Pospíšil

Paralegal

E pospisil@rowan.legal

Mgr. Zuzana Pultarová, MBA

Compliance Specialist

E pultarova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Ing. Tomáš Rendl

Junior Lawyer

E rendl@rowan.legal

Mgr. Ivana Řezáčová

Associate

E rezacova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Kateřina Roučková

Junior Lawyer

E rouckova@rowan.legal

Ivana Rubešová

Paralegal

E rubesova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Pavlína Růžičková

Senior Associate

E ruzickova@rowan.legal

Natálie Rysová

Paralegal

E rysova@rowan.legal

Natálie Rysová

Paralegal

E rysova@rowan.legal

Energy and Environmental ProtectionCompetition Law

Bc. Ngoc Diep Scholtz

Assistant

E scholtz@rowan.legal

Michal Sekanina

Paralegal

E sekanina@rowan.legal

Mgr. Bc. Čestmír Sekanina

Junior Lawyer

E sekanina@rowan.legal

M&A and Corporate Law

Mgr. Jana Semerádová

Junior Lawyer

E semeradova@rowan.legal

Adéla Šimková

Operations Manager

E simkova@rowan.legal

Mgr. David Sláma

Associate

E slama@rowan.legal

Mgr. Štěpán Slovák

Junior Lawyer

E slovak@rowan.legal

Mgr. Lucie Smrkovská

Senior Associate

E smrkovska@rowan.legal

JUDr. Lukáš Sommer

Partner

E sommer@rowan.legal

Real EstateEnergy and Environmental ProtectionConstruction

Mgr. Ing. Ondřej Špičák

Associate

E spicak@rowan.legal

Jakub Stojan

Paralegal

E stojan@rowan.legal

JUDr. Martin Šubrt, Ph.D., LL.M.

Partner

E subrt@rowan.legal

Banking and FinanceM&A and Corporate Law

Michaela Šuléřová

HR & Marketing Specialist

E sulerova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Magdaléna Švehlová

Junior Lawyer

E svehlova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Michael Svoboda

Junior Lawyer

E svoboda@rowan.legal

Mgr. David Svoboda

Junior Lawyer

E svoboda@rowan.legal

Mgr. Romana Szuťányi

Counsel

E szutanyi@rowan.legal

EmploymentData Protection

Mgr. Viktória Takácsová, LL.M.

Associate

E takacsova@rowan.legal

Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek, Ph.D.

Partner

E tomisek@rowan.legal

Data ProtectionRegulatory and ComplianceCompetition LawEmploymentDispute Resolution

Jasmine Tosi

Front office Assistant

E tosi@rowan.legal

Mgr. Ing. Kristýna Trávníčková

Of Counsel

E travnickova@rowan.legal

Adéla Uhrinová

Of Counsel

E uhrinova@rowan.legal

Kateřina Ulrichová

Front office Assistant

E ulrichova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Malvína Urbánková

Junior Lawyer

E urbankova@rowan.legal

Ing. Luděk Vacík

Tax advisor

E vacik@rowan.legal

Viktorie Velecká

Paralegal

E velecka@rowan.legal

Viktorie Velecká

Paralegal

E velecka@rowan.legal

Tax Law and Tax Disputes

Mgr. Denisa Veselá

Business Development Specialist

E vesela@rowan.legal

Mgr. Veronika Vicari

Junior Lawyer

E vicari@rowan.legal

M&A and Corporate Law

Kristýna Vlastníková

Paralegal

E vlastnikova@rowan.legal

Václava Vojtková

Paralegal

E vojtkova@rowan.legal

Adam Vondra

Paralegal

E vondra@rowan.legal

Mgr. Anna Vondřejcová

Junior Lawyer

E vondrejcova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Jiří Votrubec

Partner

E votrubec@rowan.legal

Public ProcurementReal EstateIT and TelcoTransportation and Logistics

Eliška Vyskočilová

Paralegal

E vyskocilova@rowan.legal

Mgr. Lucie Wellartová

Associate

E wellartova@rowan.legal

Leonard Yu

Paralegal

E yu@rowan.legal

Mgr. Petr Zábranský

Senior Associate

E zabransky@rowan.legal

Monika Zahrádková

Of Counsel

E zahradkova@rowan.legal

Monika Zahrádková

Of Counsel

E zahradkova@rowan.legal

JUDr. Jakub Zámyslický

Senior Associate

E zamyslicky@rowan.legal

Take the First Step towards collaboration

Whether you are seeking legal consultation or a long-term partner, feel free to contact us without any obligation.

We will get in touch with you no later than the next business day to discuss the next steps.

T +420 224 216 212
E praha@rowan.legal