Litigation and arbitration

When dealing with disputes, we seek the optimal solution for our clients. We help our clients reach an amicable settlement with respect to disputes that is usually the most effective in terms of time and costs. If such a solution is not possible, we represent clients in court proceedings in the Czech Republic.

In foreign disputes, we arranges for our clients legal representation through our collaborating colleagues abroad. In this respect, we mainly take advantage of our cooperation with the reliable Grimaldi Alliance network, i.e. an international alliance of independent law firms, which provides our clients with the benefit of fast and affordable services.

We also have extensive experience with arbitration proceedings before the Czech Arbitration Court and at foreign institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), or the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). We also provide representation in ad hoc arbitration, including proceedings according to the UNCITRAL arbitration rules and also in international sports arbitration.

The most frequent disputes that we handle in our practice are disputes over purchase agreements and contracts for work, as well as disputes relating to employment, unfair competition, industrial property rights, and protection of the individual.

Our lawyers act as legal representatives and advisors for clients as well as arbitrators (e.g. at the Czech Arbitration Court or in the Board of Arbitrators of the Czech Football Association).

In the area of litigation and arbitration, we provide the following services in particular:

  • Representation before the courts, especially in commercial disputes and when reviewing administrative decisions
  • Domestic and international arbitration in the role of representative or arbitrator
  • Ensuring the enforcement of court decisions and arbitration awards
  • Out-of-court dispute resolution
  • Arranging legal representation for foreign disputes

We have already assisted clients with the following:

Representation in a dispute relating to association and sports law

Representing the largest athletic association in disputes arising from association and sports law.

Legal advice in matters of protecting industrial property rights

Advising a major foreign company operating in the food industry relating to the protection of industrial property rights.

Representation in a dispute relating to unfair competition and intellectual property at the arbitration court

Representing a leading Czech company involved in, among other areas, chemistry, agriculture, and the food industry in a dispute before the arbitration court with a foreign petrochemical concern.

Advice in a dispute relating to unfair competition and intellectual property

Advising a major Czech manufacturer of ultra-light and light sports aircraft relating to industrial property rights.

Representing clients in domain disputes

Representing a central government authority or the largest collective copyright administrator in domain disputes at the arbitration court.

Representing a multinational concern in an unfair competition dispute

Representing a multinational concern operating in payment services in a dispute over unfair competition.

Representing a client in a dispute over damages as a result of breaching due diligence

Representing an energy trader in disputes over damages as a result of breaching due diligence.

Representation in a dispute relating to unfair competition and intellectual property

Representing a leading Czech trader involved in, among other areas, the transport of solid fuels in a dispute with a customer.

Representing a construction company in disputes relating to development and linear structures 

Representing a construction company in various disputes over contracts for work relating to the construction of large development, linear, or multifunctional structures.

Representing a client in disputes relating to construction

Representing a construction company in several disputes relating to contracts for work.

Representing a multinational concern in disputes relating to unfair competition and intellectual property

Representing a multinational concern involved worldwide in, among other areas, the manufacture of laundry and cleaning products in disputes relating to protection against unfair competition and breaching industrial property rights.

Representation in a dispute over monetary claims

Representing a leading Czech company in the area of financial consulting in a dispute over the payment of contractual penalties.

Representing a client in disputes relating to unfair competition and intellectual property

Representing a major Czech company involved in transportation in disputes relating to protection against unfair competition with foreign companies operating digital platforms mediating transport.

Representation in a dispute over the protection of reputation

Representation in disputes relating to the protection of good reputation.