Having a team of highly specialized experts provides the opportunity to concentrate on each and every detail and perform the best job, whether by the law firm or the client.
Legalité is a Prague based law firm providing high quality legal services in a national and international context. It is supported in Slovakia and has contacts within Europe, Asia and America. The Legalité team comprises leading law experts in various fields with many years of experience in advocacy and also in an academic and business environment.
Our priority is to listen closely to our clients and offer them practical solutions. Legalité is defined by its specialization, expertise, quality and ambition.
Having a team of specialists for specific law areas provides the client with a significant competitive advantage and certainty in all his critical steps.
Our team, which has an exceptional knowledge of Czech and international law, represents a unique advisory unit. This is especially true for individuals and firms that have ambitions at an international level.
The reputation of our firm is not only based on high quality legal services, but also good and fair relations with our clients that manifest themselves in mutual respect and the ability to agree on an adequate and mutually acceptable fee for our legal services.
The emphasis on accepting demanding and specialized cases, which allow our lawyers to show their strengths, shows our ambition to always work with the best.
We will effectively represent you in court, arbitration and international arbitration for all types of legal disputes. Furthermore, we guide you through the preparatory phase, prepare a strategy and offer assistance throughout the process. Our partners also act as arbitrators in Czech and international arbitration courts.
We can advise you on all aspects of competition. If necessary, we can represent you in court or with any other relevant authority.
We will also protect your interests in case of unfair competition and unfair trade practices.
We can help you resolve legal relationships with employees and other colleagues. We will advise on special matters, including issues relating to trade unions and collective bargaining and represent you in court as well as in proceedings before administrative bodies.
We can help you set the relationships between managers and a corporation.
We are able to arrange the acquisition and sale of real estate, handle the financing, restructuring and entire development projects, including due diligence. We will provide representation at administrative proceedings or issues related to the environment.
We will help you resolve legal relationships associated with financial liabilities, loans or regulatory issues.
We are capable of helping you in the matter of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, domain names, know-how, trade secrets or critical data, with the possibility of representation before the Industrial Property Office and in court.
We will advise you on questions of law relating to hardware and software solutions. This includes licensing, distribution and the development of IT solutions.
We offer reliable assistance in dealing with both private and public affairs at the operator or client level in relation to the Czech Telecommunication Office.
We will be glad to assume the role of advisor or representative of the purchasing body or tenderer and expertly guide you through the entire process.
We provide comprehensive legal advice and support concerning energy companies. We will advise you on matters concerning national and European regulations and represent you at national or international administrative or judicial proceedings.
We are able to give you legal advice on private and public issues of personal data protection, including the issue of the transfer of personal data abroad. If necessary, we will represent you in court and in proceedings before the Office for Personal Data Protection.
We offer advice regarding bills of exchange and bills of exchange relations.
We are able to provide a complete contract agenda quickly and professionally.
LEGALITÉ Data Protection Services s.r.o. focuses on providing services in the field of the protection of the personal data, data security, and compliance. MORE INFO
We have a multidisciplinary team comprising lawyers with extensive experience from Internal Law Departments of large corporations, auditors with expertise in leading consulting and auditing companies, data and information security experts, internal compliance experts and other specialists.
Within the above-mentioned areas, we offer, in particular, the following services:
Ensuring the services of external Data Protection Officers (DPOs) and also external Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs) in situations where the client is under no obligation to appoint a DPO. As part of these services, we also provide support to the DPO’s and CPO’s activities through the internal team of experts in data and information security, compliance, and other related areas.
Providing consultancy in the field of data and information security, information security management system (ISMS).
Providing compliance consulting, including developing and ensuring internal compliance of the system and providing services of external compliance coordinators.
Preparation for ISO certification and re-certification in the field of data security (ISO 27001 and other series 27000, ISO 29100).
Crisis Management (under Act No. 240/2000 Coll. on Crisis Management) and Business Continuity Management (BCM) consulting (including preparation for ISO 22301 certification).
Cyber Security consulting (pursuant to Act No. 181/2014 Coll. on Cyber Security).
Support and technology consulting in the field of ICT and related fields.
Preparation of the internal compliance management system.
Review of the current compliance management system.
Securing the services of external compliance coordinators.
Further consultation in the field of the compliance.
Assistance in the process of implementation of the compliance system in accordance with the ISO regulation (ISO 19600 - Compliance management systems – Guidelines a ISO 37001 - Anti-bribery management systems).
The Legalité team is providing legal services in the field of sports law to its fullest extent. The extent is from the regulation of sports clubs and associations to Olympic regulations and contains also relations between athletes and clubs/employers, related media rights and arbitration.
Arbitration has considerable importance, whether it is an institutionalized arbitration (CAS, etc.) or an ad hoc arbitration or an alternative dispute resolution (FAČR arbitration board).
Vít Horáček, the partner of Legalité, is the arbitrator in sports arbitrations (CAS, FAČR Arbitration Board) and he is also an expert in various sports industries (tennis, skiing-IUSKI).
Legalité is the main partner of the ISUKI ‑ Ski Law Institute www.iuski.cz.
We have experience with advising our clients in the area of payment services and issuing of electronic money. Our lawyers will help you with the preparation of necessary documentation and lead you through the Czech National Bank proceedings until the license is granted.
Mgr. Marie Janšová is a specialist and recommended Czech attorney in the field of labour law. She also focuses on legal issues concerning statutory board members, personal data protection and litigation. Marie is a member of the Expert Panel of the Association of Collective Bargaining and Employment Relationships, a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association and Chairman of the Czech Employment Lawyers Association. She regularly lectures and publishes.
· Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno (graduated 2002)
· Member of the Czech Bar Association
· Member of the Expert Panel of the Association
of Collective Bargaining and Employment Relationships
· Member of the European Employment Lawyers Association
· Founding member and Chairman of the Board
of the Czech Employment Lawyers Association (CZELO)
· De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam (2007)
· Glatzová & Co. (2001 – 2016)
· Zeiner & Zeiner (2000 - 2001)
· Recommended lawyer according to the Chambers Europe
in the category "Labour law"
· Recommended lawyer in Labour, Employment & Benefits
according to Who's Who Legal
JUDr. Vít Horáček, Ph.D., is one of the most respected lawyers and arbitrators in the Czech Republic. He arbitrates Czech and international cases under Czech, ICC, Uncitral, Zurich and Vienna arbitration and mediation rules and CAS rules. He acts as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris and other international courts and is also a mediator and arbitrator in so-called ADR proceedings regarding domain names. Vít also concentrates on legal advice concerning public procurement, intellectual property and energy law, telecommunications and IT. In addition, he worked as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague (until 2017).
· Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague (graduated 1991;
· University of Birmingham, postgraduate education (1993)
· Euroforum MBA Program (1999)
· Short-term study at the Universities of Helsinki - Finland,
Passau - Germany, Strasbourg - France
and Copenhagen - Denmark (1991 - 1993)
Membership and other activities
· Member of the Czech Bar Association
· Member of the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC)
· Arbitrator at the permanent Czech Arbitration Court
attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic
and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic
· Assistant Professor Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague
· Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris
· Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne
· Arbitrator at the Arbitration court attached to the Moscow
Chamber of Commerce and Industry
· Arbitrator and Chairman of the International Arbitration Court of the Czech Commodity Exchange
· Member of the International Bar Association
· Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Economics
and Management (2001-2004)
· Member of the International Association of Young Lawyers
· Member of the Czech Society for International Law
· Member of the Board of Editors – internet magazine
· Glatzová & Co., Partner (1994 – 2015)
· Bubník & Myslil (1992 – 1994)
· In-house lawyer of various private companies (1990 - 1992)
· Best Lawyer 2005 in IT
· Recommended lawyer in the category of Dispute Resolution
according to Chambers Europe and Chambers Globe
· Best Lawyer 2013 in the category "Technology"
according to Best Lawyers
· Recommended lawyer 2012 in the category
"Oil and Gas" according to Who's Who Legal
· Recommended lawyer 2012 in the category
"Litigation, Outsourcing" according to
PLC Which Lawyer?
· Corporate Law, 1st edition, Černá S., Štenglová I.,
Pelikánová I. et al - co-author, Prague, Wolters Kluwer, 2015
· Corporate Governance, 1st edition, Selected Institutes of corporate
governance in cross-border business, Wolters Kluwer, Prague 2015
· International Civil Procedure, 2nd edition, Czech Republic,
· Civil Code. Commentary. Švestka J., Dvořák J., Fiala J.
et al - co-author, Wolters Kluwer, 2014
· Commentary on Business Corporations Act, A.J. Bělohlávek
et al - co-author, Aleš Čeněk, Prague, 2013
· Businessman and its legal relations, Scripta Iuridica 13,
Stanislava Černá, Stanislav Plíva et al - co-author, UCFI 2013
· International Civil Procedure, Czech Republic, Juris, 2013
· Law Crossing Eurasia - From Korea to the Czech Republic,
Jaewan Moon, Michal Tomášek - co-author (W&W Science
& New Media Passau/Berlin), Prague, 2015
Czech, Slovak, English, German, French, Russian
JUDr. Olga Humlová is a renowned real estate expert with experience in international advocacy and business. She acted as CEO for the Czech division of the Slovak developer HB Reavis. Real estate transactions including acquisitions, development, contracts for work, leasing, financing and sales are among her specialties. Olga also acts as an arbitrator of Czech and international litigations.
· Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague (graduated 1989)
· Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg,
Master of Law (LL.M.) (1991-1992)
· Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague, CSc. (1996)
· HB Reavis Group (2013 - 2015)
· Dentons (2003 - 2013)
· Altheimer Gray (2000-2003)
· Feddersen Laule Scherzberg Ohle Hansen Ewerwahn (1994-2000)
· BHF-BANK / Živnostenská banka (1993-1994)
· Member of the Czech Bar Association
· Member of the Slovak Bar Association
· Recommended lawyer 2013 in the category
"Real Estate" according to Who's Who Legal
· TOP 25 women in Czech business in 2014
Czech, English, German
JUDr. Miroslav Uřičař specializes in administrative law and regulatory issues related to network industries, especially the electronic communications industry. Furthermore, he specializes in personal data protection. Miroslav is a member of the Commission on Public Law – the Commission on Administrative Law of the Legislative Council of the Czech Government. He also works as an arbitrator of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. He regularly contributes to various professional journals and occasionally lectures at conferences and seminars, mostly focusing on regulatory issues, competition law, compliance and personal data protection.
· Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague (graduated 1997)
· Member of Commission on Public Law I
– Commission on Administrative Law No.1 of the Legislative
Council of the Czech Government (since January 2017)
· Arbitrator of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic
Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural
Chamber of the Czech Republic (since 2011)
· Member of the Editorial Board of International
In-house Council Journal (since 2007)
· Member of the Board of the Association of Mobile
Network Operators (January 2007 - December 2016)
· Member of the Executive Committee of UNICEF ČR (since 2011)
· OKD, a.s., lawyer (1997 - 1999)
· T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. (1999 – 2016)
· European Council Awards 2009, Category Regulatory
Czech, English, Polish, German
JUDr. Andrej Škriniar is a cooperating partner of the law firm Legalité in Slovakia. He specializes in contract law, corporate law and transaction related matters. In his practice, Andrej mainly provides legal services to companies operating in the wood and paper industries as well as in heavy machinery.
· Faculty of Law, Comenius University, Bratislava (graduated 2009)
· Faculty of Law, University of Pavol Jozef Šafařík, Košice
· Law Office of JUDr Lehotský
· Ministry of Transport, Posts and Telecommunications
of the Slovak Republic
· Hewlett-Packard Slovakia
· Member of the Slovak Bar Association
Mandatory data retention and the use thereof by competent authorities have been the subject of many court decisions in recent years. The joint judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU of 6 October 2020 are the latest in this series. In these decisions the Court repeatedly declared the prohibition of the general retention of traffic and location data, at the same time defined exceptions to this prohibition and laid down the conditions for their application; these have always to be exceptional and time-limited situations. In the Czech legal system, on the other hand, there is an increasing number of state authorities entitled to request traffic and location data. The Office for Personal Data Protection has recently been added to them and should now be followed by the Office for the Protection of Competition and the State Hygiene Service. The author has strong doubts as to the compatibility of these proposals with the clear conclusions of the Court of Justice.
The prestigious international Chambers & Partners charts published 2020 rating of the law firms. The LEGALITÉ law firm was ranked among the most recommended law firms specializing in labour law. Two of the partners also received an individual award. Marie Janšová has been rated as one of the most recommended lawyers in the category „Employment“ (Band 1) and Vít Horáček in the category „Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators“ (Band 1).
Testimonials: "Marie Janšová is a highly regarded expert in labour law counselling, personal data protection and litigation. One source attests: "She is a star," whilst another confirms she is a "very good lawyer who is able to explain things in a human manner."
"I appreciate their very good ability to analyse and quantify risks and to be very flexible to find the most suitable solution for the issue."
Marie Janšová, partner, was elected a Board member of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) for the Czech Republic.
The prestigious rating organization Who's Who Legal has published the charts for 2019. Partners of LEGALITÉ were also among the winners - Marie Janšová and Vít Horáček. Marie Janšová has won in the category "Labour & Employment" and Vít Horáček in the categories "Arbitration" and "Energy".
The prestigious international Chambers & Partners charts published 2019 rating of the law firms. The LEGALITÉ law firm has won after just two years on the Czech market and was ranked among the most recommended law firms specializing in labour law. Two of the partners also received an individual award. Marie Janšová has been rated as one of the most recommended lawyers in the category „Employment“ (Band 1) and Vít Horáček in the category „Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators“ (Band 1).
Clients appreciate both partners in these words:
Marie Janšová: "Marie Janšová is one of the best-known employment lawyers in the Czech Republic." "She understands that her client doesn't necessarily have a perfect law knowledge and therefore she is patient, professional and practical."
Vít Horáček: "He is a guru. He is great and really well known."
Vít Horáček, partner, was elected an arbitrator at Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration for the period 21 February 2019 to 20 February 2022.
The company EPRAVO.CZ announced the results of the Czech Law Firm of the Year in Žofín Palace on 5 November 2018. LEGALITÉ was listed among very recommended law firms in the field of Labour law and among recommended law firms in the field of Intellectual property. More information
The prestigious rating organization Who's Who Legal has published the charts for 2018. Partners of LEGALITÉ were also among the winners - Marie Janšová and Vít Horáček. Marie Janšová has won in the category "Labour & Employment" and Vít Horáček in the category "Energy". More information: Labour & Employment, Energy
Vít Horáček, Partner, contributed to the report „Doing Business 2018 - Reforming to Create Jobs“. The publication is the fifteenth in an annual series of reports providing objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. More information
The Chambers Europe Guide has published the charts for 2018. Partners of LEGALITÉ were also among the winners - Marie Janšová and Vít Horáček. Marie Janšová has won in the category "Employment" and Vít Horáček in the category "Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators". More information
At the gala evening in the premises of Žofín Palace, on 6 November 2017, announced body corporate Epravo.cz, with the participation of representatives from leading law firms and personas of Czech justice, the results of the rankings Czech Law Firm of the Year for the tenth time. Legalité, a newcomer in the ratings stood out just after 1 year being active in legal services was listed among recommended law firms in the field of Labour law. More information
Since May 1, 2017 Elena Donatová, Corporate Law and M&A Specialist, is joining LEGALITÉ. Elena has extensive experience in company restructuring, including all forms of transformations. She provides services in acquisitions ranging from structuring the transaction, due diligence through to preparing and negotiating the contract documentation. She also provides legal advice in the preparation and negotiation of complex business contracts, including the provision of services for large projects in engineering, transport and payment services. In her practice, she regularly represents clients in administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings, both national and international ones.
On April 1, 2017, Vít Horáček, Partner, became the Chairman of the Arbitration Court at the Czech-Moravian Commodity Exchange Kladno. He was elected on April 11, 2017, at the meeting of members of the Czech-Moravian Commodity Exchange Kladno.
The Chambers Global Guide has published the charts for 2017. Partners of LEGALITÉ were also among the winners - Marie Janšová and Vít Horáček. Marie Janšová has won in the category "Employment" and Vít Horáček in the category "Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators".
Dana Ondrejová, Partner, has progressed in her academic career and further education. She has successfully habilitated at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno and has been appointed Associate Professor.
On April 1, 2017, Konstantin Lavrushin joined the law firm LEGALITÉ. Konstantin specializes in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions. His other specializations include contract law. Konstantin lectures at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University and regularly publishes articles. His clientele includes both domestic and foreign clients, especially Russian entrepreneurs.
Since the beginning of this year, Miroslav Uřičar has been part of Legalité's team. He specializes in administrative law and regulatory issues of network industries, especially electronic communications industry, as well as personal data protection. He has more than 12-year experience as General Counsel of T-Mobile Czech Republic responsible for the departments of law, regulation, external relations, corporate security and compliance, including participation in international projects of the Deutsche Telekom Group AG. He is a member of the Commission on Public Law - the Commission on Administrative Law of the Legislative Council of the Czech Government. He also works as an arbitrator of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. He is also a member of the UNICEF Executive Board.
On January 1, 2017 Markéta Hrabáková joined the law firm LEGALITÉ. Markéta is an experienced attorney specializing in intellectual property law, telecommunications, IT and copyright protection. Her practice also focuses on Internet law, Internet business, privacy and consumer protection. She provides services to private investors in acquisitions, buying real estate and other investment activities and in managing their property. She also provides legal advice to community owners and housing associations.
Marie Janšová, partner, will present her paper about the planned amendment to the Labour Code at the seminar organized by the Czech Bar Association and the Czech Employment Lawyers Association, of which Marie Janšová is a founding member and Chairman of the Board.
Marie Janšová, partner, will speak at the seminar about the amendment to the Labour Code. The seminar will be held on February 13, 2017 by epravo.cz. and the Czech Employment Lawyers Association, of which Marie is a founding member and Chairman of the Board.
Law firm LEGALITÉ was introduced in epravo.cz Magazine No.3 of 2016.
Vít Horáček answers questions in an interview for epravo.cz.
The interview can be found here.
Lucie Wellartová presents in her article one of the new tenders under the new law on public procurement. The article was published on November 22, 2016 at www.epravo.cz.
The article in the journal Commercial Law, 2016, no. 10, pp. 362-380, ISSN 1210-8278, focuses on defining the criteria of the specific vulnerability of consumers in relation to unfair business practices. It is the first detailed and comprehensive analysis of these criteria.
Dana Ondrejová contributed to the journal Bulletin of advocacy with her experience in the field of unfair practices in the article "General clause of unfair trade practices". The article was published in the November issue of the Bulletin of advocacy.
At the end of 2016 a new publication entitled "Influence of European law on the Czech regulation of unfair competition and unfair trade practices (Masaryk University)" was issued, of which Dana is a co-author.
Vít Horáček, partner, was elected a member of the Executive Board of the International Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic at the meeting of the National Committee on June 21, 2016. Vít Horáček was elected for the period 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2018.
Effective from 1 July 2016 Vít Horáček, partner, became a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, which is the world's leading body for the resolution of international disputes through arbitration.
“Breach of contract law as an unfair trade practice or unfair competition” by Dana Ondrejová, partner, was published in November 2016 (publisher C.H.Beck).
The publication introduces readers to the possible qualification of breach of contract law as an unfair trade practice and at the same time (or alternatively) as unfair competition. It highlights specific examples of violation of contract law, which could be so qualified not only at the pre-contractual stage or at the conclusion of the contract, but also during its (non) implementation or enforcement. Moreover, it deals with the concurrence of contractual tort, delict of unfair trade practices and unfair competition offence both in terms of substance and procedure. The book contains many examples of decisions reached by Czech, Slovak and other foreign supervisory authorities and the courts.
The conference "Law in Public Administration" will be held on November 1, 2016.
Dana Ondrejová, partner, will be among the speakers and will speak on “Selected problem issues of contract law in the new Civil Code”.
Dana Ondrejová is the author of the publication "Unfair competition in the new Civil Code. Commentary. § 2972 - 2990 ". The publication provides commentary on individual provisions of the new Civil Code regulating unfair competition (§ 2972-2990). This comprehensive explanation of unfair competition in the new Civil Code also includes applicable jurisprudence of Czech courts and the European Court of Justice. The text does not avoid the problematic issues of the new legislation and the comparison with the earlier regulation of unfair competition in the Commercial Code.
This practically oriented publication by Dana Ondrejová exhaustively describes the contracting process from pre-contractual stage to the moment of its signing. The book is a practical guide for lawyers and anyone else who commonly encounters contracting in practice.
She will present her paper on "Labour Relations and new civil law, its boundaries and blending" at the conference "New Private Law 2016" organized by EPRAVO.CZ. The conference will be held on November 22, 2016 in Prague.
Dana Ondrejová answered questions regarding contract law after the recodification.
The interview can be found here.