May 24, 2012
This well-established international firm maintains a market-leading reputation for its litigation and arbitration practice. The 20-strong team focuses on international work, and has strong experience in the international arbitration field. It regularly represents government-related bodies in such proceedings, including in investment arbitration cases for the Ministry of Finance. The team is also involved in various ICC and BIT proceedings. It recently defended the Czech Ministry of Transport against EUR100 million claims brought by a group of Czech river and port operators for the alleged breach of its duty to ensure the water depths in the River Elbe. Other key clients include Unipetrol, Czech Airlines and GE Money Bank. Sources say: "The team has very strong industry sector expertise in the field of competition law." "Our first choice for handling complex cases." KEY INDIVIDUALS Karolina Horáková is a highly reputable litigator and arbitrator with extensive experience in bilateral investment treaty (BIT) arbitrations and other international proceedings. Commentators describe her as someone "we would pick out as a leader" in the dispute resolution legal market. She is a member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration as well as the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. Clients seek out Roman Vojta for his "extensive litigation experience." His wide-ranging practice covers commercial and civil matters, including defamation and bankruptcy litigation.