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Lukáš Janíček

Partner

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."

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"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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Education

  • 2001 - Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague
  • 1999 - University of Economics, Prague
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18 February 2021
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...
19 January 2021
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...
18 December 2020
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...
22 October 2020
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...
12 October 2020
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...
16 September 2020
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...
08 September 2020
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...
1 July 2020
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...
27 May 2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of con­sequen­tial dam­ages clauses in the en­ergy sec­tor...
1. Do the words “con­sequen­tial loss” have a giv­en mean­ing in law? Czech law does not re­cog­nize the term “con­sequen­tial loss” or any sim­il­ar term such as “in­dir­ect loss”. Un­der Sec­tion 2913(1)...
23 April 2020
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...
09 April 2020
Rid­ing through the storm: du­ties of board mem­bers in times of crisis
This is, of course, a very dif­fi­cult time for both in­di­vidu­als and busi­nesses as they nav­ig­ate deep wa­ters of the on-go­ing COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic. Gov­ern­ments around the world have im­posed meas­ures to com­bat...
08 April 2020
Czech com­pan­ies mull over post­pon­ing di­vidend dis­tri­bu­tion due to the COV­ID-19...
The ap­pro­pri­ate­ness of dis­trib­ut­ing com­pany sources dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis is now be­ing widely dis­cussed, but many com­pan­ies – due to fa­vour­able eco­nom­ic pro­gress in 2019 – were re­cently con­sid­er­ing...