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Lukáš Janíček


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, advokáti, v.o.s.
Palladium, Na Poříčí 1079/3a
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Languages Czech, English

Lukáš Janíček is a partner based in Prague. He is primarily a transactional lawyer and has been involved in numerous M&A transactions across various sectors and in  infrastructure projects in the Czech Republic and other markets.

As Head of the Energy, Projects and Construction team (EPC) at CMS Prague, he also advises clients on industry-specific matters in the energy, heavy industry and engineering sectors, including climate change, environmental law and energy regulatory matters. As part of his practice he also acts on construction matters, brown and greenfield industrial developments and PPP projects. He has negotiated EPC and O&M contracts for clients in the renewable as well as conventional energy sector.

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"He knows and understands our business perfectly, so can anticipate our needs."

Chambers 2015

"it is always a pleasure to work with Janíček as he is a real expert."


"Effective in negotiations and resolving issues."

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • A consortium consisting of VINCI and Meridiam on its public-private partnership (PPP) contract for the D4 motorway in the Czech Republic, the country’s first road PPP.
  • CEE Equity Partners on the sale of Energy 21, a Czech company operating a portfolio of PV plants in the Czech Republic with the approx. capacity of 70 MW to Enery Development.
  • AES on the auction sale of its power plant in the Czech Republic; a 50MWe and 177 MWth combined heating and power plant.
  • Arcadis on restructuring of their Czech and Slovak operations and subsequent sale of non-core business.
  • Energy 21 on acquisition of over 30 energy projects in operation, under construction or in development including securing rights to the land throughout the Czech Republic.
  • Clarion Capital Partners on its investment in Moravia IT, a Brno head-quartered global localisation and translation business.
  • EnerCap Capital Funds on transactions in the Czech Republic, including the acquisition of a 18 MW wind farm, and, the acquisition of three photovoltaic sites.
  • Enery Development on the acquisition and financing of a 20MW PV portfolio across the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Henniges Automotive / Littlejohn & Co. on the acquisition of Nomaseal, a Czech company designing and manufacturing highly engineered and complex sealing systems for automotive industry.
  • LAMA Energy Group, a Czech privately owned investment group, on the acquisition of satellite TV operator DIGI Czech Republic, from RCS & RDS.
  • Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) on the sale of its subsidiary, LBBW Bank CZ to Russian Expobank.
  • Sev.en Energy Group on the acquisition and its financing of Alpiq Generation which operates CHP plants in Kladno and Zlín.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member, IMD
  • Member, Czech Bar Association
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  • 2001 - Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague
  • 1999 - University of Economics, Prague
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