Robert Porubský specialises in energy law; corporate law encompassing international and domestic acquisitions of companies, including sales of businesses; and in dispute resolution before civil courts as well as arbitration proceedings, including investment protection.
In energy law, Robert has wide-ranging experience in representing clients and providing legal advice to foreign investors, including on renewable energy resources, and for big corporate clients who run their operations in the Czech Republic. In acquisitions and sales, he has participated in and led numerous transactions in various industries on the seller’s and the buyer’s side. As for dispute resolution before courts and arbitration proceedings, he has advised many significant Czech and international companies and entrepreneurs in the areas of, among other things, the energy industry, heavy and light industry, and information technology.
Before joining our law firm, Robert worked for a leading international law firm for almost eight years and was a senior lawyer at a significant multinational company.
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Czech Bar Association
Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration)
Languages Czech, Slovak, English, German
Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (2008), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
Heidelberg University, Faculty of Law, Heidelberg (2010), LL.M.
Advising many foreign and domestic investors from the energy sector on areas including the construction and designing of power plants, and representing these investors before Czech courts and public authorities
Advising foreign investors from the energy sector in relation to the international protection of their investments before an international arbitration tribunal, including entitlements exceeding CZK 3 billion
Advising a significant multinational energy company in relation to the process of unbundling and legal representation of the company before Czech courts in disputes arising from the process, including a squeeze out
Advising foreign investors from the energy sector in relation to the recycling of solar panels
Advising an industrial company and legal representation of the company before an international arbitration court in a dispute over importing industrial commodities
Representing clients before the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic, including disputes with an international dimension and significance (i.e. the duty of courts of EU Member States to refer to the Court of Justice of the European Union for a preliminary ruling concerning the regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters – Brussels I)
Advising a multinational group of companies on the acquisition of an industrial giant in the value of ca. USD 1 billion
Advising a foreign client on the acquisition of a multinational industrial concern worth approximately USD 400 million
Advising a significant IT company during an international acquisition and construction of a unique training arena for cybersecurity, including the acquisition of the related intellectual property rights and licences for the whole of Europe
Advising a significant IT company during a sale of part of a business to a significant multinational group of companies, including the acquisition of the related intellectual property rights and licences
Advising shareholders and legal representation of them in shareholder disputes exceeding CZK 50 million
Advising and representing clients during acquisitions, acting for both sellers and buyers, due diligence and securing the funding of companies
Publications and newsletters
The government approved further changes in provisions on solar plant operating aid
Authors: Jan Koval, Robert Porubský, Ivo Skolil
On 27 April 2020, the government approved a draf…
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