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International Trade and Arbitration

International Trade

We help our clients minimize their risks and maximize the opportunities linked to the growing regulation of international trade with goods and services. Thanks to our knowledge and experience in this field as well as to a contact network linking top foreign experts, we are able to provide highly professional, complex and innovative legal solutions even in complex commercial disputes crossing various sectors of international trade. We have broad experience with the application of the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and model contract clauses like INCOTERMS, FIDIC etc. 

Our legal practice includes:

  • preparation, revision and assessment of contracts and contractual obligations in cases with an international element,
  • participation in complex cross-border commercial transactions or in extraterritorial and multijurisdictional matters and disputes.

International Arbitration

Our firm offers a qualified legal counselling also in the area of international commercial and investment arbitration.

Our legal practice includes:

  • preparation of structured arbitration clauses,
  • assistance with the selection of a convenient arbitration body,
  • counselling before proceedings, conciliatory dispute resolution as well as leading of the arbitration itself in accordance with the rules of many acknowledged international arbitration centres. 
  • represent our clients in the consequent recognition and enforcement of the arbitration award as well as in the proceedings on actions to set aside an arbitration award or during an extrajudicial settlement.

You may also be interested:

  • in the area of international investment protection, in addition to representing itself in the dispute, we are able to make a qualified assessment of the various obligations arising from international investment protection agreements, as well as the related issues of state immunity or the applicability of the so-called doctrine of necessity;
  • we have experience in representation before institutions as ICC, LCIA, DIS, SCC, MORE, ICSID etc., both in direct representation of clients and in cooperation with leading foreign experts and leading foreign law firms in this field;
  • thanks to our worldwide network of contacts, we are able to provide legal advice even in complex cases involving a number of jurisdictions.

Tomáš Hokr

Expert on international trade and arbitration

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Latest news in the field

Petr Bříza for the European Legal Forum

Petr Bříza contributed to the latest issue of the prestigious legal journal the European Legal Forum. In his article, Petr examines a decision of the Czech Supreme Court which held that the matters of assignment, set-off and late payment interest fall outside the scope of the CISG. The decision is also interesting for its treatment of the conflict-of-law issues of cross-border assignment, set-off and late payment interest.

Petr Bříza member of the board of the Arbitration Court in Prague

We are delighted to announce that founding partner of our law firm, Petr Bříza, has been elected to be a member of the board of the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, an arbitration institution with more than 70 years of history and more than 700 arbitration cases (including international ones) annually.

Petr Bříza at the expert meeting on the UNCITRAL Model Act

Our partner Petr Bříza was entrusted with moderating of the expert discussion “Prague UNCITRAL Model Law Roundtable 2020 - Implementation of UNCITRAL Model Law in the Czech Republic”.

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