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Languages:
Czech, English
Education:
Palacký University, Faculty of Law, Olomouc (2013), Mgr. (Master of Law)


Štefan Potočňák

Associate

Štefan Potočňák specialises in construction law, PPP projects, administrative law, civil law of obligations, and legislation.

In construction law, Štefan deals with both public issues related to zoning and permitting procedures as well as contractual aspects of construction projects. In this area, he also regularly lectures to both developers and public sector entities. He has actively participated in several legislative projects, particularly in the field of transport infrastructure.

In PPP projects, Štefan provides legal advice in connection with national and municipal projects focused on transport infrastructure, the healthcare sector, social and sociocultural services.

In administrative law, Štefan advises clients especially in connection with permission processes and also represents clients in administrative proceedings. 

In the law of obligations, Štefan focuses mainly on drafting and revising various commercial contracts, preparing legal analyses, film law, and providing legal advice in pre-trial stages of commercial disputes.

Prior to joining our law firm in 2014, Štefan worked as a legal trainee at a law firm in Olomouc, and then worked as a clerk at the Commission for the Application of New Civil Legislation at the Ministry of Justice (KANCL), where he mainly dealt with the interpretation of new Czech private law, prepared a program and support documents for the KANCL Expert Group meetings, actively worked within this group, and participated in the preparation of its interpretative opinions.

Transactions

  • preparation of a draft bill of the Act on Linear Transport Infrastructures
  • lecturing to both private and public sector clients in connection with a large amendment to the Construction Act
  • legal advice in connection with the preparation of a new zoning plan of the Capital City of Prague
  • comprehensive legal advice to a client in connection with the permission of the building plan to extend a cement plant
  • preparation of template contractual documentation implementing the FIDIC conditions for a major transport infrastructure operator
  • preparation of contractual documentation to ensure nationwide broadcasting services
  • legal advice to a potential construction subcontractor in connection with a major PPP project in the field of transport infrastructure
  • legal advice to several tenderers for concessions for the reconstruction and operation of facilities providing social and cultural services
  • legal advice to U.S. and U.K. film production companies in connection with the negotiation of production contracts and the filing of applications for film incentives

Membership in professional associations

  • Czech Bar Association
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