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Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prague (1998), Bc. (Bachelor’s degree)
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2003), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2004), JUDr. (Doctor of Laws)

Petr Kadlec


Petr Kadlec is a partner of Havel, Holásek & Partners. He specializes in commercial law, public procurement law, competition law and energy, infrastructure, environmental, IT law and international trade law. Petr has extensive experience in providing legal advisory to the public sector and in regulatory matters.

Before re-joining Havel, Holásek & Partners in early 2011, he worked at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels for three years where, as a senior lawyer, he participated in antitrust and abuse of dominance investigations, mainly in the financial services sector. Petr worked at Havel, Holásek & Partners between 2003 and 2007. During his studies, he also worked at the Prague office of Hogan & Hartson in 1999.


  • comprehensive advice to public and sector contracting authorities on the preparation and organization of open, restricted and negotiated procedures with and without notification, as well as competition dialogue
  • advising on major projects of IT system implementation and system integration in the public administration and in state-controlled businesses, including contractual relationship settlement and changes
  • advising a state-controlled company in connection with a complaint to the European Commission regarding unlawful state aid
  • advising beneficiaries of EU funds subsidies in connection with levies for a breach of budgetary discipline;
  • representing in administrative and related judicial proceedings in connection with EIA, decisions on the location and permits of constructions and on exceptions from the Environmental and Landscape Protection Act in respect of major transport infrastructure projects in public interest
  • representing contractors in proceedings before the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition in respect of objections to the elimination from a tender by the contracting entity and in litigation on the review of the relevant administrative decision
  • advising the public sector on acquisitions of freight aircraft and military technology
  • advising a consortium of tenderers on their participation in an award procedure for deliveries and services in connection with the operation of toll collection systems on selected roads in the Czech Republic
  • comprehensive legal advice on a pilot PPP project in healthcare
  • advising a major insurer on the competition aspects of a joint venture subject to clearance by the European Commission
  • advising in connection with several proceedings before the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition concerning concentrations of undertakings
  • advising companies with a dominant market position on antitrust compliance
  • advising a distributor of computer technology on competition aspects of distribution agreements
  • advising a company building gas pipelines in connection with disputes related to contracts for the construction of gas pipelines in Russia
  • advising an Israeli investor on the environmental aspects of the use of existing industrial premises for other industrial purposes, including EIA and an integrated permit for commencement of production and disposal of hazardous waste
  • performing a legal analysis and drafting a methodology for the implementation of the “polluter pays” principle in brownfield revitalization projects financed with EU funds
  • advising on matters of copyright, databases and competition in connection the processing of news and media monitoring
  • advising on matters of industrial designs and unfair competition in connection with the installation and management of advertising devices
  • advising on license agreements and agreements on research and development in the energy sector
  • advising a client on litigation and a complaint filed with the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition concerning a major project of the implementation of an ERP information system
  • advising a financial institution in connection with the outsourcing of a full range of IT services
  • advising a major telecommunication company in connection with a pre-IPO due diligence investigation
  • advising on the application of the Free Access to Information Act
  • advising in connection with cross-border transfers of sensitive personal data

Membership in professional associations

  • Czech Bar Association
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