Our legal team for litigation and arbitration is one of the best ranking legal teams in the Czech Republic (being highly recommended in the Law Firm of the Year Awards in 2018, 2017 and 2015).
Our clients include the most significant domestic and foreign corporations, successful entrepreneurs and public bodies.
Clients contact us when they need to resolve legally and technically challenging disputes that pose major financial or reputational risks.
Our assistance in resolving disputes is based
on top-level legal work. We are able to assist clients in related litigation
areas such as the media and PR, financing litigation as well as financial and
Representing clients before courts in commercial litigation
We represent clients in all practice areas, primarily to resolve difficult commercial disputes. We have extensive experience in resolving disputes essentially in all business sectors. Given the size of our legal team and the scope of services provided by them, we have personal experience with a considerable number of judges working in the Czech and Slovak Republics. We represent clients in all stages of court proceedings, including proceedings before the Supreme and Constitutional Courts of the Czech Republic.
Representing clients in arbitration proceedings
We have represented our clients’ interests in several dozens of disputes before both Czech and foreign arbitration institutions, such as the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and other arbitration institutions. Our firm’s partners are highly experienced in arbitration proceedings, themselves serving as arbitrators of the Czech Arbitration Court attached to the ECCR and ACCR, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Exchange Court of Arbitration attached to the Prague Stock Exchange.
Representing clients in judicial reviews of administrative decisions
We have extensive experience in representing clients in judicial reviews of decisions made by administrative authorities in the Czech and Slovak Republics, including representation before the Supreme Administrative Court. We have defended our clients’ interests in actions against decisions made by various administrative authorities, including decisions made by the Financial Administration, decisions in construction law or decisions issued by the Office for the Protection of Competition, the Office for Personal Data Protection, etc.
Representing clients before international courts
We represent our clients before international courts including the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg), the European Court for Human Rights (Strasbourg), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Washington) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne).
Representing clients abroad
In case of litigation before foreign courts, we
search for the most suitable foreign law firm to coordinate the legal
representation of our client. Our extensive network of international contacts
enables us to find the right attorney for each and every dispute abroad, be it
a prestigious international law firm or a local attorney with necessary
specific knowledge. Given the significant position of our law firm in Central
Europe, renowned international law firms engage us as legal advisors in court
and arbitration proceedings with a Czech or Slovak element.
Ensuring the enforcement of judicial decisions and arbitration awards
We also provide legal services related to the
enforcement of judicial decisions and arbitration awards after termination of
the given proceedings. We cooperate closely with leading enforcement offices in
the Czech and Slovak Republics, detective and security agencies and field workers.
Out-of-court dispute resolution
We assist our clients in all litigation stages
including out-of-court settlement. Our attorneys have substantial experience with
amicable dispute resolution and also serve as registered mediators in this
Handling criminal cases
As part of our exclusive collaboration with the lawyers of the SEIFERT A PARTNEŘI law firm specialising in criminal law, we arrange for our clients’ representation in related cases with criminal aspects.
Articles and Interviews
Amendment to act on register of public sector partners
A large amendment to Act No. 315/2016 Coll., on the Register of Public Sector Partners and on Amend…
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Arbitration committee of an association in the Czech Republic
Authors: Dušan Sedláček, Adam ForstSource: Lexology
In general, the law of associations is not i…
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Publications and newsletters
02-2019 Litigation Flash, PDF document
(The upcoming end for intra-EU investment arbitrations)
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CJEU rules against investment arbitrations based on intra-EU bilateral investment treaties
Authors: Dušan Sedláček, Petr Sprinz, René Cienciala
the Court of Justice of the …
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