E-mail: jakub.lichnovsky@prkpartners.com

Jakub Lichnovsky is a recognised specialist in complex long-term industrial development projects, projects in infrastructure, energy and healthcare, incl. negotiation of EPC contracts, PPP projects and public procurement. His experience and understanding of the complex procedures required to develop a new manufacturing or commercial property and to place investments have generally helped guide both individual investors and large multinationals in making their investments in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Jakub graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague and has been working at PRK Partners for over twenty years. He became a partner in 2009.

Jakub has managed to successfully conclude numerous major development projects in the Czech Republic, including the development of a large greenfield industrial campus that involved a state subsidy for innovation, job creation and investment placement, industrial brownfield redevelopment and numerous other industrial and commercial projects, including the development of strategic industrial zones and the handling of environmental and construction law issues.

Jakub also regularly takes part in negotiations of complex EPC contracts in the field of construction of strategically important projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors.

He has also worked on management of extensive employment-related reorganisation projects, including outsourcing, management relations, personal data protection, investment incentives, compensation-benefit and collective-bargaining issues.

Jakub is fluent in Czech and English, and is an attorney at law of the Czech Bar Association. He is also a member of the managing board of Randa’s Foundation and has completed the Lex Mundi Foundation Management Program in California, USA, in 2009 and the Lex Mundi Business Management Program in Cambridge in 2015. Jakub has also received two awards from the Czech Bar Association as part of its publication competition.

Jakub splits his working time between Prague and Ostrava, where he is the head of our Moravian-Silesian regional office. The Ostrava office has eight dedicated staff members who closely cooperate with our Prague office.

Jakub is listed and recommended as a leading practitioner in projects and energy, real estate and environment law in various directories and publications, including Chambers Europe (Projects & Energy – Band 3), IFLR - International Financial Law Review (Highly Regarded lawyer), The European Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer?.

What clients told The Legal 500 about us

‘Jakub Lichnovsky is unique in delivering complex strategic guidance and handling all legal aspects of demanding projects. We consider Jakub to be unparalleled as regards business judgement, planning, negotiation and establishing a system in all aspects of work. Jakub is unique in his understanding of the project, real estate, regulatory and construction issues, as well as energy and environmental issues and commercial aspects.’
PRK has a highly qualified projects and energy team led by Mr. Jakub Lichnovsky, partner, head of the project, energy and development team at PRK Partners. They have unparalleled expertise not only in energy and environmental issues, construction development and permitting, long-term projects completion, but also financing, tax and M&A.


Jakub Lichnovský advises on transactions, construction issues and procurement for industrial and energy organisations. Strengths: "His strength is in the combination of his complex approach and unique experience with which he is able to evaluate risks of a project, set up a strategy accordingly and generally assist the client throughout all phases of the project." "He always offers a very high level of professional cooperation and customer orientation."
Chambers Review 2023
Jakub Lichnovský advises on transactions, construction issues and procurement for industrial and energy projects. One client says: "His diplomatic behaviour was very much appreciated."
Chambers Review 2022
Leading individual in Project development
IFLR 1000 (2021-22)
"Jakub Lichnovský is commended by market commentators for his representation of investors in infrastructure projects. He assists with development projects, including airport extensions. He also supports clients with EPC contract negotiations."
Chambers Review 2021
"Jakub Lichnovský's scope includes leasing, development and land purchases for a diverse client roster including banks and manufacturers."
Chambers Review 2020
"Market commentators praise Jakub Lichnovský for being "intelligent and able to explain things to clients in a way that puts things into context." Lichnovský offers assistance with development projects in both energy and infrastructure, including airport extensions. He is also adept at negotiating EPC contracts on behalf of clients."
Chambers Review 2019
"Jakub Lichnovský advises clients on public procurement, administrative proceedings, leasing and investments in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He recently assisted Lemtech Precision Material with the establishment of a Czech subsidiary, including with the leasing of an industrial site."
Chambers Review 2018

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