Adéla Havlová is a partner in our law firm specialising in the public sector, the real estate and construction law, expropriation issues, the company law and commercial law. She joined our law in 2006 and currently shares responsibility for services provided to German-speaking clients. Prior to joining our law firm, Adéla worked in Wolf Theiss, a leading Austrian law firm in Prague and Vienna for seven years
In her public sector practice, she focuses on public procurement and concessions, PPP projects and state aid; the areas of her particular focus include mainly transport (from infrastructure construction to public services in passenger transport), and IT, healthcare, plant equipment acquisitions, construction, insurance, banking and financial services, as well as media and other professional advisory services. She advises public and sector contracting authorities throughout the preparation and organisation of procurement procedures under the Public Procurement Act, including centralised and joint awarding, the granting of framework contracts and options, negotiated procedures with suppliers, support in compliance with publication duties, and addresses, and other issues related to public procurement implementation. Likewise, she advises contractors in connection with their participation in public procurement procedures, and assists them in contract negotiations and in subsequent objection and review procedures before the Czech competition authority and administrative courts.
In addition, Adéla provides partial legal opinions and support in administrative review and court proceedings.
She is a regular author of
articles in relevant industry publications and speaker at professional
Apart from being an active attorney, Adéla is a member of the Executive Committee of the Czech Public Procurement Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Public Procurement Administrators and a member of the editorial board of Veřejné zakázky a PPP projekty magazine (Public contracts and PPP projects). She regularly publishes articles in magazines, gives lectures on public procurement and actively participates in undertakings of other interest groups, in particular the Infrastructure Development Association (ARI). Since 2013, she has been a member of the Ministry for Regional Development’s expert group for amending the Public Procurement Act. Since 2014, acting as a representative of ARI, she has been involved in the activities of the Council for Public Investments of the Minister for Regional Development. Since 2014 Adéla has been a member of the Remonstrance Committee of the Chairman of the Office for Competition Protection.
Recommendations of international publications
Since 2014 the Who’s Who Legal: Government Contracts (formerly Public
Procurement) has ranked Adéla as among the leading public procurement
experts in the Czech Republic.
membership in professional associations
Czech Bar Association
Association for the Development of Infrastructure
Public Procurement Association
Union of Public Tender Administrators
The Platform for Transparent Procurement
Transparency International Club
Languages Czech, English, German
Humboldt University of Berlin (2005), LL.M.
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2001), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
advising a contracting authority (a municipality) as the central contracting authority on the organisation of an award procedure for mobile services for the contracting authority and its subordinate organisations
advising a contracting authority (a municipal company) on the selection of an investor for residential construction in the form or a public tender, including a preliminary market consultation and discussion of corporate issues linked to the transformation and transfer of a subsidiary
advising a contracting authority (a central state administration authority) on ensuring transportation services as part of the rail transport liberalisation.
advising a contracting authority (state contributory organisation) on the implementation of an award procedure (in the form of a competitive dialogue) for the selection of a private partner in a pilot PPP project by means of a quasi-concession
advising a holding company in connection with relevant activities performed by some of its group companies during sector award procedure
advising a sector contracting entity on an award procedure (in the form of a concession procedure) for the selection of a private partner to provide ancillary public transport services
advising a contracting authority on organising IT public tenders in connection with a census
advising a sector contracting authority (airport operator) on a number of award procedures, e.g. in connection with (i) the preparation of land plots for the construction of take-off and landing runway, (ii) representing in negotiations regarding a contract for the supply of ERP, (iii) the lease of a significant group of sales units in the form of a concession
advising a sector contracting authority (in the energy sector) in connection with (i) making a framework agreement on supply of various types of material, (ii) the selection of parties to the framework project work agreement, (iii) establishing a qualification system
advising a sector contracting authority (transportation company) on the modification of internal awarding methodologies and on the implementation of a dynamic procurement system
advising public and sector contracting authorities on the review of hundreds of completed award procedures for risk assessment purposes, on contractual arrangements and the adoption of remedial and precautionary measures
advising a public and sector contracting authorities in more than hundred review procedures of the contracting authority’s conduct, procedures to impose a sanction for an administrative offence or in procedures to impose a ban on performance
advising a contracting authority (a municipality) on the organisation of an award procedure for the selection of an insurer for the contracting authority and its subordinated agencies
advising a contracting authority (a municipality) on the organisation of a framework contract award procedure and subsequent partial implementation agreements with operators of dozens of boiler plants
advising a contracting authority (a ministry of the Czech government) on the centralised purchase of 3,500 cars, spare part supplies and servicing, including organisation of the procurement procedure and a subsequent transfer of the right of property management to the successor entities
advising suppliers on their participation in award procedures and on negotiations with contracting authorities, as well as in procedures to review the conduct of contracting authorities before the Office for the Protection of Competition and administrative courts.
advising a major international company as an IT supplier on its participation in award procedures
advising on expropriation for the purpose of infrastructure construction works and negotiations with building authorities
comprehensive advisory to an international developer in connection with the management of 14 residential and commercial real estate projects
comprehensive advisory to a foreign developer in connection with six real estate projects and establishment of the client’s representation in the Czech Republic
comprehensive advisory to a German provider of forwarding and logistic services in connection with their operations in the Czech Republic
advising a German manufacturer and supplier of metallurgic equipment
Publications and newsletters
Amendment to the Public Procurement Act and objections to sector-specific below-the-threshold contracts
Authors: Adéla Havlová, Csaba Csorba, Tomáš Halfar
Dear Clients and Business Friends,
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A fundamental decision of the Regional Court in Brno in connection with the Public Procurement Act and the purchase of shares, business shares and businesses
Authors: Adéla Havlová, Romana Derková, Marek Jaroš
Dear Clients and Business Friends,
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Coronavirus and extension of time limits in administrative proceedings
Authors: Adéla Havlová, Kateřina Staňková
In connection with the declaration of the state of eme…
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State of Emergency - Fast Purchasing, or the Pandemic and Public Procurement
Authors: Adéla Havlová, Romana Derková
The Czech government has declared a state of
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Advising the City District of Prague 6 on the sale of lucrative land plots for residential construction
The largest Czech-Slovak law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS has provided comprehensive legal advice to…
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