Themes and commission ICC
Arbitration and ADR
The Commission on International Arbitration operates as a forum for sharing of views and discussing questions in the field of international (commercial) arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution.
The Commission aims to:
- Formulate and suggest revisions of various ICC rules for dispute resolution, including the ICC Rules of Arbitration, the ICC Mediation Rules, the ICC Dispute Board Rules, and the ICC Rules for Expertise and other forms of dispute resolution,
- Examine legal and other aspects of arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution, study them with regard to their current development and publish reports and guidelines on this basis,
- Promote settlement of international disputes on a worldwide scale the by means of alternative dispute resolution issued by International Chamber of Commerce.
The ICC Arbitration Rules (2012, as amended in 2017 and in force as of 1 March 2017) and ICC Mediation Rules (2014)
Mgr. Rostislav Pekař, LL.M., Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
Rostislav Pekař is a partner in the Prague and Paris offices of Squire Patton Boggs. Rostislav’s main practice focus is international and domestic dispute resolution including investment arbitration, commercial arbitration and Czech litigation. He co-heads Squire’s global investment arbitration practice. Rostislav has represented his clients in more than 20 major international commercial arbitrations and more than 35 investment arbitrations. Some of his cases involved claims up to USD 8 billion. He appeared before all leading international arbitration institutions such as ICC, ICSID, VIAC, SCC and LCIA, and also has extensive experience with ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules. Rostislav has been listed as a leading individual for dispute resolution in the Czech Republic in all major legal guides. For example, all annual editions of Chambers Global since 2012 rank Rostislav in Band 1 for arbitration work, describing him “an extremely knowledgeable, analytical adviser with a straightforward approach." Rostislav studied at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague (Mgr., 2001), Harvard Law School (LL.M., 2006), the University of Economics in Prague (Bc., 2000) and Université Panthéon-Assas (1999, Diploma). Rostislav is fluent in Czech, English and French and has a very good working knowledge of Polish, Russian and Spanish.
JUDr. René Cienciala, LL.M., Urban & Hejduk s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
René Cienciala is a head of international practice at the law firm Urban & Hejduk. He previously worked in a leading Czech law firm for almost 10 years. He provides comprehensive legal advice to Czech and foreign clients in all stages of court proceedings as well as in domestic and international commercial arbitration (ICC, LCIA, VIAC or UNCITRAL). He likewise has an extensive experience in sports law as arbitrator before the Czech Football Association and as counsel in international sports arbitrations (CAS) or international disciplinary proceedings (UEFA). Furthermore, he specialises in protection of foreign direct investments and has acted as local counsel in investor-state arbitration (ICSID). He is active as arbitrator and in various professional associations (ICC Czech Republic, ICC YAF, YIAG and Young ICCA). He is alumnus of the leading Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS 2018) and Charles University in Prague (Master of Laws 2013, Doctor of Laws 2017). He completed a study visit at McGill University and holds Diploma in English and European Union Law (British Law Centre/University of Cambridge 2012).
Members of the Commission:
Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Bělohlávek, The World Jurist Association
Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Bělohlávek is professor of international law and professor of international economics, currently on the Department of Law on the Faculty of Economics Technical University in Ostrava and on the Department of International Law on the Faculty of Law University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Former President of the World Jurist Association in Washington D.C., USA and former member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris/France. Attorney-at-law in Prague, Czech Republic. His main topics are private international law and civil proceedings, international arbitration, international law, civil law and company law. Vice-President of the International Arbitration Court at the Czech Commodity Exchange and listed as arbitrator with more than 30 permanent arbitral institutions all over the world. He served as president or co-arbitrator in arbitral tribunals or as sole arbitrator in over 500 disputes in many countries incl. investment disputes. Author or co-author of more than 150 books and over 400 other publications in eleven languages.
JUDr. Jan Brodec, LL.M., Ph.D., BRODEC & PARTNERS s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
Jan Brodec is a partner of BRODEC & PARTNERS, attorneys-at-law, and a Senior Lecturer at the Commercial Law Department of Charles University Faculty of Law (field of specialisation - private international law and international commercial law). Jan Brodec is one of the leading lawyers and arbitrators in the Czech Republic. He has extensive experience with arbitrating Czech and international cases under Czech arbitration rules and ICC, DIS and UNCITRAL arbitration rules. He also arbitrates sports law cases as a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne (CAS) and member of the Council of Arbitrators of Football Association of the Czech Republic. Jan Brodec is sought out as an expert on international commercial law, arbitration, international insolvency law and sports law. He is also Court Appointed Expert in matters related to foreign law (field of specialization - international commercial law, arbitration and private international law). Jan Brodec is also the author or co-author of many publications, such as Commentary on the private international law or publication International commercial law. Jan Brodec graduated from the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, Universität Konstanz, Juristische Fakultät and Faculty of Social Science of the Charles University in Prague.
JUDr. Petr Bříza, LL.M., Ph.D., Bříza & Trubač, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
Petr Bříza is a partner of Bříza & Trubač, attorneys-at-law, and a Senior Lecturer at the Commercial Law Department of Charles University Faculty of Law. He often serves as an arbitrator and mediator (and as such is regularly mentioned by legal rankings), both in domestic and international disputes. Petr is sought out as an expert on private international law, EU law and cross-border litigation/arbitration in general. It is primarily these areas on which he regularly lectures and publishes, both in the Czech Republic and abroad (e.g., he is a lead author of the commentary on the Czech Act on Private International Law and co-author of the Commentary on Czech Civil Code). Petr also sits in various professional and advisory bodies active in his field of expertise. He is also a member of the board of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. As an attorney, he has represented his clients before various prestigious arbitration institutions like ICC, LCIA, ICSID, DIS, etc. Petr is graduated from the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague (Mgr., 2003, JUDr., 2004, Ph.D., 2012), New York University School of Law (LL.M., 2008) and University of Cambridge (Institute of Continuing Education, Diploma in English and European Union Law, 2005).
Mgr. Michal Čáp, LL.M., MCIArb, ROWAN LEGAL, advokátní kancelář s.r.o.
Michal Čáp is Associate/Attorney in law (2012) working with ROWAN LEGAL. Michal specializes himself on the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution. He successfully completed his LLM (Arbitration & Dispute Resolution) at the University of Hong Kong (2014). He acquired his first master’s degree (Mgr.) at the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague (2009). Michal is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). Michal Čáp has been listed in the Arbitration Future Leaders 2017 ranking, jointly organised by Who’s Who Legal and GAR (Global Arbitration Review). He has been listed as the only Czech in a non-partner’s position. Michal is included on the list of arbitrators of VIAC (Vienna) and is also a member of AFIA (Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration). Michal previously gained experience in offshore jurisdictions. He was also a trainee in international arbitral institutions (HKIAC, ICC – both in Hong Kong). Last but not least, Michal publishes and lectures on the topic of international arbitration and dispute resolution.
Mgr. Jan Dobrý, BA (Hons), Clifford Chance Prague LLP, organizační složka
Mgr. Miroslav Dubovský, advokátní kancelář DLA Piper Prague LLP, organizační složka
Miroslav Dubovský is Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper in Prague. During his 25 years of professional career, Miroslav has represented clients (including the Czech state) in numerous significant mediations and both domestic and international arbitrations relating to, among others, privatization of key state enterprises or investment protection under bilateral investment contracts. Miroslav has participated in over 250 arbitrations as a sole arbitrator, a member or as a chairman of arbitral tribunal in accordance with the rules of the ICC, the LCIA, the UNCITRAL, the VIAC, the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Prague Stock Exchange Arbitration Court. Miroslav is among other also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK (FCIArb.). Miroslav is also a member of the Committee of the Prague Rules, an alternative set of rules of international arbitration proceedings. He is regularly ranked by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for his work.
Mgr. Ing. Jan Havel, act Řanda Havel Legal advokátní kancelář s.r.o.
Jan Havel is Partner at act Řanda Havel Legal advokátní kancelář s.r.o. He is an arbitrator in the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and also a listed mediator. Throughout his career, Jan Havel has acquired extensive expert experience and knowledge, especially in the area of commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and construction law focused on the energy sector and supplies of technological equipment and investment units, including international EPC contracts. Jan Havel has provided consultancy within the framework of international acquisitions and sales of companies in the area of power engineering. Jan Havel’s many years of experience include the provision of legal consultation in more than 100 complex investment and developer projects in the power engineering sector, including nuclear facilities, in Europe, Americas and Asia. He also focusses on general commercial law and corporate law, the area of finance and banking, public contract law and environmental law, including the legal area of waste disposal. After studying international economic relations at Kiev State University from 1988 to 1990, Jan Havel graduated from the International Relations Faculty at the Economics University with a focus on international trade in 1994 and from the Law Faculty at Charles University in Prague in 1997.
Mgr. Tomáš Hokr, LL.M., Bříza & Trubač, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
Tomáš Hokr is an attorney at law and partner at Bříza & Trubač law firm. He specializes in the resolution of disputes with a strong cross-border / international component in court or in arbitration. He has experience representing clients in arbitral proceedings administered by institutions such as ICC, ICSID, LCIA, DIS and others. He also publishes in the areas of international dispute resolution and private international law both in Czech and English. Tomáš is a member and is actively involved in a number of professional institutions focused on young attorneys and lawyers in the field of international arbitration, e.g., Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration), YIAG (Young International Arbitration Group) or ICDR Y&I (Resolution Center Young & International). Tomáš graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague (Mgr., 2012), Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in International Business and Economic Law, Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, 2015) and the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki (one-year internship in 2011).
JUDr. Vít Horáček, Ph.D., MBA, LEGALITÉ advokátní kancelář s.r.o.
Vít Horáček, a partner of the law firm Legalité, is one of the leading lawyers and arbitrators in the Czech Republic. He arbitrates Czech and international cases under Czech and EU laws and under Czech, ICC, Uncitral, Zurich and Vienna arbitration and mediation rules and CAS rules. He also acts as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, an arbitrator at the Arbitration at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an arbitrator and Chairman of the Board at the Arbitration Court attached to the Czech-Moravian Commodity Exchange, Kladno (Czech Republic). He is a mediator for business and international disputes. His particular expertise in IT allows him to be an .eu domain names ADR arbitrator. Besides litigation and arbitration, Vit Horacek’s practice concentrates on legal advice on real estates, utilities transactions, intellectual property and energy law, telecommunications and IT. Vit Horacek also works as an assistant professor at the Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Law. In 2005 he won the award Lawyer of the Year in the field of information technology. Vit Horacek is among the leading Czech lawyers long time and repeatedly recommended by independent international rating publications such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000th.
Mgr. Karolína Horáková, Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář
Karolína Horáková is a partner in Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář in Prague. She specializes in international investor-state and commercial arbitration. She is a member of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. As counsel, she also represents clients before Czech courts. A graduate of Charles University, Prague (1991) and Pace University, New York (1990), she is admitted to the Czech Bar. Between 1999 and 2019 she was a partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She is a former Czech Republic designee to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. She speaks English and Russian.
Mgr. Filip Hrazdira, Československá obchodní banka, a.s.
Filip Hrazdira is an in-house lawyer at Československá obchodní banka, a.s. He graduated from the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague (Mgr., 2003). Before joining ČSOB, Filip worked in advocacy (registered as an attorney in 2008). In ČSOB, he leads a team of lawyers representing the bank in litigations and arbitration proceedings. Besides Czech he speaks also English.
JUDr. Vladimír Jašek, Ph.D., LL.M., MCIArb, JAŠEK LEGAL advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.
Vladimír Jašek is Attorney at Law (2000), Partner of a Law Firm JASEK LEGAL advokatni kancelar, s.r.o. Master studies at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague (Mgr. 1997), postgraduate studies at the University of Passau (LL.M. in German Law, 1998) and at the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague (Ph.D). He acts as arbitrator at the Arbitration court attached to the Economic Chamber and Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic and at the Czech Commodity Exchange Arbitration Court. Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) in London and other professional associations (IBA, ASA, DiS, ArbAut, AIA, CZIPRA). Regularly acts as arbitrator or party representative in domestic and International arbitrations. Language skills are Czech (native speaker), German, English, Russian.
Mgr. Jan Krampera, Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.
Attorney-at-law Jan Krampera is head of the litigation department at Czech office of Eversheds Sutherland law firm. He is a recommended dispute management expert in the prestigious European Legal 500 ratings. Jan 'always gives straightforward advice and the best solution possible, and explains even complicated legal problems in clear and plain language'. Besides that, he is listed as an arbitrator by the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. Jan is also listed as a practitioner in the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). In his practice, Jan specialises in representation in court and arbitration proceedings as well as representation in insolvency proceedings. Jan is also an enthusiastic principal force behind the moot court competition. Jan joined Czech office of Eversheds Sutherland in 2009. A graduate of the Faculty of Law of Charles University, he also studied at Lund University in Sweden. Besides Czech, Jan speaks fluent English.
Mgr. Eliška Miklíková, Eversheds Sutherland, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.
Eliška Miklíková is an attorney-at-law who specialises in her practice mainly on judicial and arbitration proceedings as well as relationships with an international element. She joined Eversheds Sutherland law firmin 2018. In her pro bono activities she focuses on the rights of patients in healthcare, in particular the rights of expectant mothers and children. In the past she worked at the law firm of Prof. Alexander Bělohlávek and later at Urban & Hejduk. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Masaryk University and also studied at Aalborg University in Denmark and Northwest University in China. Besides Czech she is also fluent in English.
Mgr. Robert Němec, LL.M, PRK Partners s.r.o. advokátní kancelář
Robert Nemec is a Partner at PRK Partners specialising in banking, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring, commercial litigation and arbitration. He obtained a Master's degree (Mgr.) in law from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague in 1995. Between 2005 and 2007 Robert completed an International Practice Diploma Program at the College of Law of England and Wales and received an International Practice Diploma in Corporate Law, M&A, Capital Markets and Loans. In 2009 he completed his postgraduate studies and obtained a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) in US and Global Business Law from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts (US). Robert is an attorney at law and vice-president of the Czech Bar Association. He is an arbitrator of the Exchange Court of Arbitration at the Prague Stock Exchange, the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. He was also recently named an arbitrator of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC). He is a member of the International Bar Association. Robert is consistently ranked among leading practitioners in the areas of banking and finance and dispute resolution by respected legal directories, such as IFLR1000, The European Legal 500 and Chambers Europe and Chambers Global.
JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LLM, FCIArb, ROWAN LEGAL, advokátní kancelář s.r.o.
Miloš Olík is the head of the dispute resolution desk at the ROWAN LEGAL law firm. His practice focuses on arbitration proceedings, investment disputes, international commercial arbitration and various forms of alternative dispute resolution (mediation, negotiation). Miloš has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings under the rules of different institutions, for instance the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Arbitration court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, the Court of Arbitration of the Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the rules of the UN Commission on International Law (UNCITRAL). Miloš has worked as an arbitrator in over 130 arbitrations and is listed as an arbitrator with the Arbitration court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and the world's leading institutions (CIETAC, LCIA, VIAC, HKIAC). He is the Chairman of the Council of Arbitrators of Football Association of the Czech Republic and the Chairman of Commission for International Arbitration with the International Chamber of Commerce Czech Republic. Miloš is the author or co-author of many publications, such as Commentary on the New York Convention, Commentaries on the Law on Arbitration Proceedings and Enforcement of Arbitral.
Mgr. Robert Pavlů, Allen & Overy (Czech Republic) LLP, organizační složka
Robert is a senior associate at Allen & Overy. He represents financial institutions and corporations in litigations and arbitrations, settlement negotiations and administrative proceedings. His experience in arbitration includes disputes from derivatives trades and other disputes in the financial sector, disputes from supplies of technical equipment, disputes in relation to insurance payments and disputes from unfair competition. Robert graduated from the Law Faculty of the Charles University in Prague in 2005. He regularly publishes and lectures as external lecturer at the law schools in Prague and Brno.
JUDr. Marek Procházka, LL.M., PRK Partners s.r.o. advokátní kancelář
Marek Prochazka is a founding Partner of PRK Partners specialising in corporate governance and dispute resolution (arbitration, mediation). Marek was educated in Switzerland and the United States before practicing in the Czech Republic. After graduating from the University of Bern, he worked in the Department of Banking Law in the university’s law faculty. Afterwards, he obtained a Master’s degree (LL.M.) from Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington D.C. Marek is an experienced lawyer with a longstanding practice, and his approach to resolving complex cases integrates various fields of law and other disciplines. Most of his cases involve international elements. Marek is the president of the Chamber of Commerce Switzerland – Czech Republic and a member of the Board of Directors of the Aspen Institute Central Europe o.p.s. He is fluent in English, German, Czech and French. He is an attorney at law of the Czech Bar Association, and he is also admitted in Switzerland, where he still practices on behalf of some Czech clients. Marek has been recommended as a leading practitioner in banking, finance and capital markets, litigation and arbitration and corporate governance by the following publications: Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, International Financial Law Review and IRL Expert Guides, European Legal Experts, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.
Mgr. Dušan Sedláček, HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., advokátní kancelář
Dušan Sedláček is an attorney-at-law and a partner at HAVEL & PARTNERS law firm (Prague), a registered mediator, and an arbitrator. He specialises in litigation and arbitration focusing on disputes arising from complex transactions and other complicated cases, further on mediation in commercial matters, and on insolvency proceedings and corporate restructurings. He is recommended as a leading Czech expert on dispute resolution and insolvency by the international publications Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Dušan Sedláček is also a leading expert in contractual law and co-authored the commentary on this area for the new Czech Civil Code. He has extensive experience with disputes concerning financial transactions, engineering, construction as well as transportation, protection of cross-border investments, and proceedings concerning annulment of arbitral awards, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, or out-of-court settlements. For example, in international investment arbitration (ICSID), he represented a major Slovak bank in a dispute concerning the restructuring of the Greek state debt. He is an alumnus of the Faculty of Law of the Charles University in Prague (Master of Laws, 1997).
JUDr. Martin Svatoš, Ph.D., mediator and arbitrator
Martin Svatos Ph.D., is one of the leading Czech mediators and arbitrators recognized by several international rankings (Who’s Who Legal 2016 Official Selection for Czech Republic, Mediator of the Year 2016, the exclusive winner from Czech Republic by Wealth and Finance INTL). As a mediator, he has conducted more than 150 both international and domestic commercial disputes (construction law, IT, transport, energy law,…). He is a member of the board of the Czech Commodity Exchange Arbitration Court. Further, he has acted in several ad hoc and institutional arbitration both as an arbitrator and as an external legal counsel (ICC, Ad hoc, Arbitration court of Czech Football Association,…).
In addition to his rich dispute resolution experiences, he teaches at the Charles University in Prague and several other universities all around the globe (Georgetown University - USA, Università degli studi di Urbino Carlo Bo - Italy, Université des Antilles na Guadeloupe, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - PRC...). He was appointed as a legal expert of the Czech Republic delegation to the UNCITRAL WG II and as the President of the Working group of the ICC Czech Republic for Mediation. He is co-editor of the EU Mediation Handbook (Kluwer International, 2017). He publishes and gives speeches at international conferences on regular basis (the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres, the IBA Annual Conference, the German Arbitration Institute Annual Conference, the Conference of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (Dublin) and YIAG conferences (Istanbul, Warsaw)). He is a regular contributor to the prestigious Kluwer Mediation Blog.