Former IBM Associate Partner Marcela Kanova has returned to private practice by joining Rowan Legal as a Partner in Prague.
Kanova has expertise in public procurement and competition issues and also focuses on IT law. She previously spent nearly two years with IBM, as an Associate Partner, from 2021 to 2023. Before that, she spent over six years with Cisar, Ceska, Smutny, having first joined in 2015 as a Legal Assistant and making Partner in 2019. Earlier, Kanova worked for the Office for the Protection of Competition in the Czech Republic, from 2012 to 2015, having first joined as a Referee. She was promoted to Director of the Department of Public Procurement and Bid Rigging Monitoring in 2013.
"I am really looking forward to returning to advocacy after a year and a half of pure IT business and I am glad that it is in the colors of Rowan Legal, where thanks to the wide range of professional focus I can fully devote myself to all areas of law that are close to my heart," Kanova commented. "I believe that together with my clients we will face many great and interesting challenges and create many interesting 'stories'. This is what I enjoy most about advocacy, being part of my clients 'stories' and sharing these with them."
"Marcela’s knowledge and expertise make her a very important addition to our office," Rowan Legal Partner Milos Olik added. "She is a recognized expert in public procurement, IT law, and competition law, but also has a wealth of valuable experience thanks to her previous work in top business circles. I believe that thanks to her we will be able to further develop our client relationships in both the public and private sectors."
Originally reported by CEE In-House Matters.