Litigation

Analysing the position of parties in a dispute, assistance in settlement negotiations, advice and representation of clients in court litigation and arbitration proceedings

Our most noteworthy cases in the area of dispute resolution include the following:

  • Serving as an expert witness for CSOB (a major Czech bank, member of the KBC group) in its BIT arbitration dispute with the Czech Republic (EUR 1.35 billion);
  • Representing Credit Suisse First Boston in a court dispute concerning a contractual penalty (EUR 265 million);
  • Advising the town of Karlovy Vary in several disputes (approx. EUR 50 million);
  • Representing the Flat Glass Group in a court dispute concerning electricity supply (EUR 2.5 million);
  • Advising Tereos in various disputes regarding its new Czech bioethanol plant (EUR 20.5 million);
  • Representing a Croatian investor in a BIT dispute with the Czech Republic (EUR 1 million).
  • Representing several Czech investors in disputes with the Czech Republic relating to the unconstitutional withholding tax (EUR 20 million);
  • Representing several Czech sugar beet producers in a dispute with the Czech Republic relating to a breach of obligations of a member state in respect to EU law; 
  • Luděk Vrána acting as arbitrator in more than 30 arbitration disputes per year (total value of approx. EUR 15 million).

Our lawyers have had additional experience in the following cases:

  • Dispute between E.On Ruhrgas and KKCG over Moravské naftové doly;
  • Dispute between ČSOB and Nomura over Plzeňský Prazdroj;
  • Dispute between ČEPRO and Tukový průmysl (CZK 2.9 billion);
  • Dispute between TV3 and the Czech Republic (CZK 2 billion);
  • Dispute between Komerční Banka and ČKA (CZK 679 million);
  • Dispute between Emulz a.s. and the Czech Republic over CZK 600 million;

Dispute between the Land Fund of the Czech Republic and a third party over excluding land from a bankruptcy estate (CZK 250 million).


Vrána & partners

advokatní kancelář s.r.o.

Jánský vršek 323/13,
Malá Strana, 118 00 Prague
telephone:+420 221 595 330
email: ak@vrana-partners.cz