RETHINKING THE FUTURE OF ARBITRATION
What can the CEE contribute?
An audience not only from the CEE region but from the rest of Europe as well, with a special focus on in-house counsels, as well as lawyers (legal counsels), arbitrators, and representatives of national and international chambers (banking, insurance, etc.).
Early Bird Registration Fee (until 29 February 2024) – 6,500 CZK / 250 EUR incl. VAT per person
Regular Registration Fee (from 1 March 2024) – 7,500 CZK / 290 EUR incl. VAT per person
The price includes conference fee, two coffee breaks, lunch and conference materials.
Cocktail Reception Fee - 2,500 CZK / 100 EUR incl. VAT per person Cocktail reception has to be ordered and paid separately.
Standard discounts for members of the ICC Czech Republic apply.
Leaders in International Arbitration
Arbitration is now the preferred method of resolving international disputes in a number of industry sectors. Allen & Overy is recognised as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practices and our lawyers can act as counsel in international arbitrations under any legal system, anywhere in the world. We have experience in conducting arbitration proceedings under all of the major institutional and procedural rules, including the AAA, HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, SIAC and UNCITRAL. We also have experience under regional and industry-based institutional rules, such as CEPANI, CIETAC, DIS, FIAC, GAFTA, KLRCA, NAI, WIPO, CAS and UNCLOS, as well as with the Vienna, Milan and Hungarian Chambers of Commerce Rules.
As well as representing clients in proceedings, we have extensive experience in enforcing the resultant awards, and in drafting and negotiating the arbitration agreements on which those proceedings are based.
BBH, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o. (BBH) is a prominent law firm with an international presence. Established in 2000, BBH acquired the reputation of a leading international law firm that had been operating in the Czech Republic since 1990. BBH is currently operating in Prague, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia (BBH advokátska kancelária, s.r.o.). The success of BBH has been acknowledged by numerous prestigious international insitutions and awards, including Legal500, Chambers&Partners, IFRL1000, and the Forbes magazine. BBH has a long-standing exceptional position on the Czech and Slovak legal markets in the areas of Litigation and Arbitration, providing advice in unprecedented, unique or otherwise complex cases. Known as the “firm that gets going when the going gets tough” and for its regular involvement in disputes in which critical judicial decisions are issued that change Czech and Slovak jurisprudence, BBH enjoys well-deserved respect among both clients and counterparties for its extraordinary ratio of success in Litigation and Arbitration matters. BBH represents clients not only in domestic arbitrations in the Czech Republic (usually before the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic and Agricultural Chambers of the Czech Republic), but also in various international cases before most of the major arbitral institutions (ICC, VIAC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL Rules) as well as in ad hoc arbitrations of various nature.
Clifford Chance stands as one of the world's largest law firms, with a significant depth and range of resources across five continents. With nearly three decades of presence in the Czech Republic, the firm boasts a deep understanding of local and Central and Eastern European markets. The Prague team includes lawyers qualified in English, Czech, and Slovak law and is a long-standing trusted partner for sophisticated clients and key market players in litigation, arbitration, and investigations.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with presence in the Czech Republic and other CEE countries, as well as the rest of Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Thanks to our worldwide position on the market, we help our clients with their legal needs wherever they do business. Our global International Arbitration practice has over 250 arbitration professionals based in both established arbitration centres around the world and in key growing markets, including the CEE region. Our market position allows us to deliver a single team working across multiple jurisdictions – providing both around-the-clock responsiveness and the local knowledge critical to resolving international disputes. Besides the arbitration practice, we work on mergers and acquisitions, litigation, employment, energy, hospitality and leisure, insurance, intellectual property and have developed key teams in real estate, private equity, pensions, tax, and technology. In 2022, DLA Piper was once again recognized among the global elite for International Arbitration in Global Arbitration Review’s annual rankings of the world’s most active arbitration practices.
HAVEL & PARTNERS, with offices Prague, Brno, Bratislava, Pilsen, Olomouc, has a team of 220 lawyers, approx. 150 associates and 500 em- ployees in total, including employees of the affiliated debt collection agen- cy Cash Collectors. It is the largest independent law firm in Central Europe. HAVEL & PARTNERS has the largest team of dispute settlement attorneys in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and the most successful and comprehensive legal practice on the local market. The firm provides extensive expertise in all types of proceedings and most business areas. HAVEL & PARTNERS is the most successful law firm, providing the most comprehensive legal services in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, based on the total number of all nominations and awards in all years of the Law Firm of the Year awards. Since 2009, HAVEL & PARTNERS has been ranked among the leading law firms in this practice area in the whole CEE region according to the respected international league charts EMIS DealWatch and Mergermarket.
PRK Partners is a leading law firm providing top-quality and comprehensive legal services in practically all fields of law, with dispute resolution being an integral and traditional part of our legal practice. We have a strong and stable team of highly skilled professionals that regularly ranks among the best law firms in this area. Our expertise and the high quality of our services have been confirmed by our repeated success in the Law Firm of the Year competition and recommendations by numerous international legal directories. PRK has a long-standing established arbitration practice, where several ot its members serve a arbitrators in international and national arbitration courts and institutions, and where we have represented for more than 25 years clients in arbitration proceedings. Arbitration is a core practice of our dispute resolution team. Robert Nemec, who serves as arbitrator frequently, is currently the Head of the Czech Bar Association. Marek Prochazka is currently the president of the Czech ICC Arbitration Commission. Miriam Galandova is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and recently was selected by GAR’s independent research for recognition in the Future Leaders section of Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2023. Michal Matejka has extensive experience in representing global and multinational clients in judicial, contractual and regulatory matters. He has extensive experience as panelist for domaining disputes The effectiveness of our approach has been recognised by Chambers Europe, who write that we are "particularly impressive in arbitration and regulatory matters" and "always look for solutions that avoid lengthy court cases." In 2019 PRK was named Czech Law Firm of the Year in the areas of dispute resolution and arbitration by EPRAVO.CZ in a competition organised under the auspices of the Czech Bar Association and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic.
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a passionate community of solvers working together in unexpected ways to create solutions that untangle some of the world’s most complex problems. We combine perspectives and technologies to create new solutions, and help our clients build trust and make a lasting difference. We’re a network of firms in 152 countries with 327,000+ people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Our fully integrated network of more than 140 forensic professionals can provide you with local as well as international perspectives on your issues, always ensuring a high standard of quality. Our team consists of high calibre forensic professionals, with hands-on experience with dispute analysis, damage calculations and preparation of expert reports, and supporting legal counsel throughout the process and at every stage of the proceedings, from an initial scoping analysis, to detailed assessment and reporting to the final tribunal hearing and post hearing briefs. PwC forensic partners and directors regularly act as expert witnesses representing parties at international arbitration including preparation of expert witness reports for various arbitral proceedings under ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICC, UNUM, as well as at the Supreme Court in New York. We have provided evidence and have been cross-examined in various forums both in the local and international context. Our experts come from a variety of backgrounds including accounting, finance, tax, transactions, engineering, and construction project management having knowledge and expertise in a wide variety of industries, as well as the intricacies of business customs and traditions around the world.
ROWAN LEGAL is one of the leading Czech law firms. Founded in 1990, it draws on its more than 30 years of experience when advising clients. ROWAN LEGAL’s clients include some of the largest national and international corporations and public institutions, to which the firm provides comprehensive legal support on everything from corporate housekeeping to key projects. ROWAN LEGAL is known for its strong knowledge and vast experience in international investment arbitration, commercial international and domestic arbitration, litigation and mediation. Having several arbitrators onboard, we are proud to provide our clients not only with first-class counsel, but also with an arbitrator’s perspective thanks to the unique expertise of our attorneys, who also act as arbitrators in arbitration proceedings under the rules of various institutions (i.e. ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SCC, VIAC, the Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, and SCIA) and ad hoc rules (i.e. UNCITRAL). Apart from dispute resolution, our attorneys are approached with confidence by parties seeking high level legal services in IT and media, telecommunications, privacy and data protection, corporate law and commercial law, intellectual property and competition (including public procurement). ROWAN LEGAL is proud to receive exceptional rankings every year in prestigious international rankings like The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners – Global and Europe and Czech Legal Firm of the Year, for its expertise in Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Compliance, TMT, Intellectual Property, Public Procurement and Projects & Energy. ROWAN LEGAL is the exclusive member of MULTILAW for the Czech Republic and Slovakia and NGL Symbio, which enables us to assist our clients with cross-border issues.
Squire Patton Boggs, with 45 offices in 20 countries, we are ranked among the top 15 firms with the largest geographic footprint in the world. Prague office was founded among the first international law firms in the Czech market 30 years ago. Our prominent arbitration team, which is based in several key locations, including Prague, has been rapidly growing. Our International Dispute Resolution Practice is one of the largest, most diverse and best integrated practices in the world. Our teams almost always comprise lawyers from several different offices, allowing us to provide a unique mix of arbitration expertise, legal background, language capability and cultural understanding to effectively promote our clients’ objectives. We are proud of our steady growth and geographic expansion. We moved up five spots last year to be ranked 18th in Global Arbitration Review’s annual rankings of the top 30 international arbitration firms. We have now moved up 13 places over the last two years.
Urban & Hejduk is a preferred Czech boutique law firm, particularly in the area of litigation and arbitration, energy, mergers and acquisitions, insol- vency, and real estate and construction law. We have many years of experience with an international reach. Since 2015, we are a member of Collegium, a central European alliance of independent law firms, and since 2020, we have been the exclusive partner of the international Grimaldi Alliance for the Czech market. In the area of international arbitration, we provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice in resolving complicated commercial disputes relating to their business activities. Our lawyers have been involved in representing claimants and defendants in many legally and technically complicated cases under various arbitration rules before different arbitration institutions. In this regard, they have experience in proceedings before the Czech Arbitration Court, as well as at foreign institutions such as the ICC Court, LCIA, SCC or VIAC. We also provide representation in ad hoc/UNCITRAL arbitrations or in international sports arbitration (CAS).
Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe. We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. With over 360 lawyers in 13 countries, over 80% of the firm’s work involves cross-border representation of international clients. Wolf Theiss' experience in both commercial and investment arbitration is unique in the CEE/SEE region. Our firm wide arbitration team is the largest in the region and regularly provides advice in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. We have experience acting under the major arbitration rules, such as ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, Vienna Rules (VIAC), DIS and Swiss Rules as well as in ad-hoc arbitration proceedings. Furthermore, our experts have substantial experience with the local arbitration institutions. Wolf Theiss’ arbitration team is an integral part of our dispute resolution practice group specialized in all fields of business law, in particular finance, commercial and private litigation, insolvency, white collar crime and alternative dispute resolution methods.
Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, EY, Havel & Partners, ROWAN LEGAL, Squire Patton Boggs, Urban & Hejduk