Richard Otevřel

Advokát, Counsel

Data Privacy
Data Tech and Telecoms
Digital Business
Intellectual Property

Richard Otevrel


  • Managing and advising on multiple of projects during implementation of the GDPR
  • Acting as data protection officer for more than 15 clients, ranging from municipalities and public authorities to companies in the pharmaceutical, financial/insurance, automotive and retail sectors
  • Providing ongoing advisory services to a large multinational technology company specialising in internet-related services and products on privacy, e-commerce, media and other regulatory issues
  • Designing a framework for implementation of a whistleblowing scheme integrating both technological solutions and independent legal investigation services; gradual roll-out of services in the wake of implementation of the EU Whistleblowing Directive
  • Cooperating with an international team of lawyers in the context of a global project concerning GDPR implementation within the FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) segment
  • Advising an electronic communications network company on personal data protection issues related to an innovative use of HbbTV technology
  • Leading a comprehensive GDPR implementation project, including mapping personal data processing, gap and impact analyses and implementing specific legal measures for the biggest car leasing company in the Czech Republic
  • Leading a GDPR audit of personal data protection in a software company with an extensive business network in the EU and worldwide
  • Advising a leading international manufacturer during an internal audit of contracts, payments and compliance with internal codes of ethics as a part of an ongoing voluntary FCPA investigation resolving the civil and criminal liability of employees
  • Advising several pharmaceuticals companies on data protection issues
  • Advising a technology company on privacy aspects of innovative methods using geolocation techniques (feasibility study)


  • Regularly listed by Who’s Who Legal since 2011 as a recognised leading lawyer in the areas of data privacy and protection, data security and information technology


Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Legal advisor to battalion commander during compulsory military service with the Czech Armed Forces
Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic, Director of International Department
Head of EU Coordination Unit of the EU Department at the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic
Lawyer at the leading Czech law firm, specialising in IT, IP, commercial law, compliance and personal data protection, establishing the single largest privacy team for the Czech-Slovak jurisdiction
Board member of FairData Professionals, company specialising in providing DPO as a service and whistleblowing related services
Lecturer of the “Law & practice” course (personal data, privacy) at Charles University, Faculty of Law
Joined Noerr as a lawyer


  • Czech Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Czech Association for the Protection of Personal Data


  • (Co-)author of a GDPR commentary (Uřičař, M., Rámiš, V. a kol. Obecné nařízení o ochraně osobních údajů. Komentář. 1. vydání. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2021, 1414 s.)
  • (Co-)author of Czech and Slovak chapters of Data Protection Laws of the World
  • Contributor to Global Privacy Book, Wolters Kluwer – Czech chapter