Monika Rutland

Monika Rutland




Ms. Monika Rutland founded rutland & partners (formerly rutland ježek) in 2010.

Ms. Rutland has been providing legal services to clients in the Czech Republic and abroad since 1991 in the U.S. law firm White & Case, especially in the field of commercial law, corporate law, real estate law, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and litigation and arbitration.

During her long years of practice Ms. Rutland headed the White & Case Prague’s Real Estate Practice Group.

Real Estate, Construction Law

Ms. Rutland has more than 25 years experience on the Czech market with the legal and financial aspects of real estate development, financing and operation of all kinds of commercial real estate (shopping malls, office blocks, logistic centers) and the development of residential real estate at all stages of such projects (preparatory phase, including due diligence, construction phase, operational phase and final sale of the project).


Mergers, Acquisitions, Privatization

In her practice Ms. Rutland has also been involved in a number of major acquisitions and sales of influential companies in the Czech Republic. Her clients include international investor groups in the field of retail, the car industry, telecommunications and real estate.


Real Estate Financing

Ms. Rutland’s clients include both Czech and foreign financial institutions, to which Ms. Rutland has provided legal counsel in connection with financing and refinancing of various real estate projects, including legal services for development projects.



Monika Rutland has provided legal services to numerous prestigious clients in proceedings before Czech courts and in arbitrations, including those under ICSID and ICC jurisdiction. Her clients are comprised mostly of prominent Czech banks and investment funds.



In 2007, Ms. Rutland was named by the independent publication Chambers Global as one of the leading lawyers in the Czech Republic in the area of real estate and dispute resolution.

Ms. Rutland was named one of the Czech Republic’s most highly recommended lawyers in the area of corporate real estate by the publications Chambers Europe (in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015), Chambers Global (2007), IFLR1000 (2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015) and PLC Which Lawyer (2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013).

In 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Ms. Rutland was named by the publication The Legal 500 as one of the leading lawyers in the Czech Republic in the area of real estate and construction law.

Professional Experience

  • rutland & partners, attorneys at law                                                              June 2018
  • rutland ježek, attorneys at law                                                                       January 2010 – May 2018
  • White & Case, Prague
    1991 – December 2009

Bars and Courts

  • Czech Bar Association
  • Bar of the State of Connecticut


  • M.C.J., University of Texas School of Law, USA, 1987J.D.
  • Faculty of Law of Charles University,Czech Republic, 1982

Language skills

  • English
  • Russian
  • Czech