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Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Brno (1998), Mgr. (Master of Laws)

Romana Derková

Senior Associate

Romana Derková is a member of the firm’s team focusing on competition law, state aid and public procurement law. She focuses on public procurement law, a practice area in which she has unique experience and know-how thanks to her previous work in the position of the director of the Public Procurement Control Department of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition, where she was in charge of the control of public procurement procedures, review of the contractor authorities’ documentations, methodological guidelines, and legislative work in this respect. Since 2004, Romana gives regular lectures on public procurement, and has published numerous articles regarding this topic. She also periodically contributes to professional public procurement discussion forums in the Veřejné zakázky (Public Procurement) magazine.

Before joining our law firm, Romana worked for nine years at the Public Procurement Section of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition, as Director of the Public Procurement Control Department from 2007, and as Deputy to the Vice-Chairman of the Office from September 2009 to May 2010.


  • drafting comments regarding the draft bills on public procurement (Act No. 40/2004 Sb. and No. 137/2006 Sb.), the Concessions Act (Act No. 139/2006 Sb.) and their subsequent amendments
  • drafting dozens of decisions of the Public Procurement Section of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition
  • drafting important interpretative positions regarding the Public Procurement Act
  • dealing with central governmental agencies on the unification of the interpretation practice
  • dealing with and providing methodological guidance and training to other supervisory authorities (councils of regional operational programs, tax authorities)
  • leading inspection teams during inspections on the premises of contracting authorities under the State Control Act
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