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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."

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Relevant experience

  • 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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Plastics and pack­aging laws in Czech Re­pub­lic
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Czech au­thor­it­ies to screen fu­ture for­eign in­vest­ments from 1 May
With ef­fect from 1 May 2021, a new law will en­able the Czech au­thor­it­ies to screen fu­ture for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ments in the Czech Re­pub­lic (FDIs). For­eign in­vestors will now have to con­sider the im­plic­a­tions...
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­sequen­tial dam­ages clauses in the en­ergy sec­tor...
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Changes to the Czech Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions - New rules re­gard­ing...
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, an Amend­ment to the Czech Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions came in­to ef­fect, which in­tro­duced changes in the area of cor­por­ate gov­ernance. These in­clude changes to the li­ab­il­ity of stat­utory...
Ad­vising the Board on En­vir­on­ment­al Law Risk in CEE
Dir­ect­ors’ risk re­port En­vir­on­ment­al law is firmly and un­doubtedly a board-level is­sue and all busi­nesses need to fo­cus on how it im­pacts their activ­it­ies. En­vir­on­ment­al au­thor­it­ies ex­pect dir­ect­ors...
Re­new­able en­ergy law and reg­u­la­tion in Czech Re­pub­lic
1. Brief over­view of the re­new­ables sec­tor  Key stat­ist­ics En­ergy gen­er­ated from re­new­able en­ergy sources (RES) cur­rently rep­res­ents about 12% of the Czech Re­pub­lic’s en­ergy mix. Around 35% of over­all...
Czech Re­pub­lic amends Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions with new rules on profit...
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, the amend­ment to the Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions will come in­to ef­fect (with some ex­cep­tions), bring­ing sig­ni­fic­ant changes to the cur­rent act and provid­ing cor­por­a­tions with great­er...
Hy­dro­gen law and reg­u­la­tion in the Czech Re­pub­lic
1. CUR­RENT STATE OF HY­DRO­GEN PRO­JECTS IN THE CZECH RE­PUB­LIC The po­ten­tial be­ne­fits of us­ing hy­dro­gen has been re­cog­nised par­tic­u­larly in the trans­port­a­tion sec­tor in the Czech Re­pub­lic. At present...
Czech au­thor­it­ies to screen fu­ture for­eign in­vest­ments
New re­stric­tions on for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ments (FDIs) in the Czech Re­pub­lic are ex­pec­ted to be in­tro­duced soon, either in the last quarter of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021, with the en­act­ment of a...
Czech Re­pub­lic en­acts sig­ni­fic­ant changes to cor­por­ate law
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, the Czech Re­pub­lic's first ma­jor amend­ment to the Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions (Amend­ment) will come in­to force, bring­ing sig­ni­fic­ant changes to both the con­sti­tu­tion and op­er­a­tion...
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
Di­git­al­isa­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and...
Czech Re­pub­lic: Lex Cov­id changes rules on gen­er­al meet­ings and ap­point­ment...
On 19 April 2020, the Czech Par­lia­ment ap­proved “Lex Cov­id”, a law that aims to mit­ig­ate the neg­at­ive im­pact that the out­break of COV­ID-19 has had on many com­pan­ies. The meas­ures in­tro­duced by Lex...