Advisory services and representing Skanska CZ a.s. (a member of the Skanska Group, the fourth largest development and construction company in the world) as the creditor of a claim of CZK 480 million due from the French company Orco Property Group S.A. within the so-called rescue plan and the related procedure commenced by Orco Property Group S.A. before French courts. Orco is one of the largest developers and assets managers on the real estate market in Central Europe and its restructuring and the rescue plan have a substantial impact on the Czech real estate market.
Representing Stolichen Elektrotransport EAD, the public transport company from Sofia, in arbitration proceedings held before the International Arbitration Court attached to the Chamber of Commerce in Paris (dispute value of approximately €11 million).
Representing an Austrian group, Olredo, in several arbitrations concerning real estate projects in Prague (dispute value of approximately €10 million) and in court proceedings against a construction company concerning remuneration for work done, construction and renovation of a commercial centre.
Advisory services to the Czech engineering company, a leading manufacturer of components for the automotive industry, concerning the protection of an investment in France based on the acquisition of an enterprise from the insolvency estate of a French engineering company, including representation before French courts and authorities engaged in insolvency proceedings (dispute value of approximately €7 million).
Representing the French construction group Cegelec in a complex of disputes connected with the construction of a new plant for manufacturing automobiles before Slovak courts (dispute value of €2.5 million).
Representing Renault, the worldwide renowned manufacturer of automobiles, in different disputes concerning trademarks, unfair competition, concessions and antimonopoly issues. The value remains unpublished. One of the disputes resulted in a substantial adjustment of the position of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic on the personal responsibility of liquidators, and members of statutory bodies in general, for mismanaging companies in insolvency. The decision has recently been published in several legal journals.
Summarised consulting to Atlas Copco Ukraine, a member of the Swedish Atlas Copco Group, in recovering claims arising from contractors’ relations in Ukraine.
Representing Air France before Czech courts in a dispute concerning the ownership of an internet domain registered by a domain speculator (one of the first disputes of this kind in the Czech Republic).
Comprehensive advisory services to Bel Shostka Ukraine, a member of the French Groupe Bel Fromageries, a world leader in cheese and other dairy products, with respect to several disputes with Ukrainian state administrations.
Comprehensive advisory services to the Czech PC-CZ Group, with respect to an arbitration case in Ukraine.
Representing BALTOM, a subsidiary of the Danish company Inreco, in a dispute with GEOSAN GROUP, a.s. in arbitration held before the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. Approximately three months after filing the arbitration claim the arbitration court ordered GEOSAN GROUP, a.s. to pay approximately CZK 75 million plus late charges.
Representing the Czech company DORMET s.r.o. in a dispute with a German insurance company in connection with insurance of a consignment in international transport and asserting the client’s right to indemnification, including advice on issues concerning the carrier’s liability under the CMR Convention and the possibility to assert the carrier’s rights arising from liability insurance under the CMR Convention (value of the dispute approximately USD 530,000).
Unincorporated Association for the Protection of the Landscape Area of Jíloviště (CZ)
PETERKA & PARTNERS successfully represented the Unincorporated Association for the Protection of the Landscape Area of Jíloviště in connection with preparing a local referendum on the content of the proposed new zoning plan of the Jíloviště municipality and in a court dispute with the Jíloviště municipality on the holding of the local referendum.
Representation in litigation between Peugeot ČR, a member of PSA Peugeot Citroen group, and one of its former licensees, including advice on data protection law. Successfully terminated based on the final judgment.
Prefa Žatec (CZ, FR)
Representing Prefa Žatec s.r.o., a Czech manufacturer of construction parts for land and engineering constructions, in connection with supplies to France and proceedings commenced against its contractual partner in France, mainly a defence against participation in expert proceedings, representation in expert proceedings, representation in recovering debts in France and representation in proceedings held against the French company before Czech courts.
Autocentrum AAA Auto (PL)
Representing the leading trader in used cars, Autocentrum AAA Auto, a member of the Dutch AAA Auto Group, as the claimant in a dispute concerning reimbursement of part of the purchase price for real estate. The dispute value was approximately €245,000.
Afin Leasing (RO)
Legal advisory services to Afin Leasing, in connection with debt recovery and the administration of debtor´s portfolio. The value of the debt is approximately €34 million.
Iveco Czech Republic (CZ, SK)
Representing Iveco Czech Republic in court disputes before Slovak courts and assistance in out-of-court settlements.
Legal consulting services to Sapeli, the largest Czech manufacturer of veneered doors and doorframes, in connection with debt recovery.
Legal advice on a dispute to the Czech company Strojimport a.s., which has long-standing experience and is one of the leading exporters of drilling and moulding machinery, including analysing the enforceability of the claim. The value is approximately €1.4 million.
BIS Czech (CZ)
Representation of a Czech company BIS Czech s.r.o., a member of the international Bilfinger Berger Industrial Services GmbH group, a provider of industrial services, in a dispute arising from a contract for work. The dispute value is approximately €5 million.
Representation of Conbipel S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of fashion accessories, in arbitration proceedings based on a debt security of approximately €360,000.
GC Traiding (RU)
Legal advice to GC Trading s.r.o., a Slovak company which imports and sells bearings, on a commercial dispute with a Russian client.
Chemotex Děčín (CZ, UA)
Legal services to the Czech chemical company Chemotex Děčín a.s., including filing an action to determine the creditor with the local court and complete legal support in court proceedings and during debt recovery. The agreement between the parties was governed by Czech law but the creditor had to register its claim in insolvency with the Ukrainian court under Ukrainian law. Value is €150,000.
Legal advisory services to J4 s.r.o., a significant Czech manufacturer and exporter of baking ovens, in connection with the debt recovery in Russia in a dispute with a Russian client. The supply was funded by a loan insured with a Czech insurance company. Dispute value approximately €360,000.
Sappi Europe (BG)
Legal consulting services to Sappi Europe, the world’s leading producer of high quality coated fine paper, in connection with recovering debts of approximately €600 000.
Legal advisory services to Skloform, a Czech manufacturer of glass moulds, in connection with disputes under a delivery agreement for technical goods, arbitration before the International Arbitration Court in Moscow and several disputes connected with debt recovery. The value approximately €160 000.
Stavby Mostov Slovakia (PL)
Representing Stavby Mostov Slovakia, a member of the Vinci Construction Group, in connection with potential disputes regarding debt recovery of several million euros against Czech company Bögl a Krýsl. This deal has been frequently reported in the Polish and Czech media (Bögl a Krýsl assumed completion of part of a Polish motorway but subsequently became insolvent). The value of the contract is approximately €8 million.
Vítkovické Slévárny (RO)
Legal advice to Vítkovické Slévárny spol. s r.o., a traditional manufacturer of rolls for metal, steel and cast iron shaped castings, in connection with a claim against a debtor in Romania. The value is approximately €750,000.
Comprehensive advisory services to Skloform a.s., a Czech manufacturer of glass moulds, in connection with recovering debts in Ukraine, representation in negotiations with debtors, and arbitration proceedings.
Heat Transfer Systems (UA)
Comprehensive advisory services to Heat Transfer Systems s.r.o., a Czech manufacturer of fin heat exchangers for industry, in connection with recovering debts in Ukraine and representation in negotiations with debtors.
STV Group (UA)
Comprehensive advisory services to the Czech company STV Group a.s., in connection with recovering debts in Ukraine and representation in negotiations with debtors and before state authorities.
Comprehensive legal advisory services to Raiffeisenbank a.s., a renowned international bank, in connection with debt recovery in Germany, with a successful conclusion of a settlement between the parties.
A foreign bank (CZ)
Representing a foreign bank (as a defendant) in a litigation before Czech courts against the Czech Republic Ministry of Finance (as claimant) which concerned a claim resulting from a collateral (total value USD 7.3 million).
PPF banka (CZ)
Representing PPF banka a.s. before Czech courts in proceedings against Československá obchodní banka a.s., concerning an action for unfair competition the object of which was the refund of benefits acquired due the specific conditions for the take-over of Investiční a Poštovní banka, a.s. by Československá obchodní banka a.s. and the related public support of billions of euro, including the “interim mechanism procedure” before the European Commission in relation to the public support granted to Československá obchodní banka a.s upon the take-over of Investiční a Poštovní banka, a.s. before the Czech Republic’s accession to the EU (dispute value of approximately €3 billion).
Česká pojišťovna (CZ)
Representing Česká pojišťovna a.s., as a minor shareholder in Investiční a Poštovní banka, a.s., in a dispute concerning compensation from the official receiver of the bank held before Czech courts (dispute value of approximately €1.4 billion) and in adversary disputes held before Czech courts arising from the bankruptcy proceedings concerning the assets of Investiční a Poštovní banka, a.s.
PPF burzovní společnost (CZ)
Advisory services to PPF burzovní společnost a.s. in disputes concerning the settlement of a securities deal held before Czech courts (dispute value of approximately €310 million).
LG Philips Displays International, LG Philips Displays Holding (CZ)
Representation with exercising rights in bankruptcy and composition proceedings concerning the assets of LG.Philips Displays Czech Republic (dispute value of €202 million).
French bank (CZ)
Representing a French bank in a dispute against a Czech bank and a Slovak owner of one of the largest hotels in Bratislava concerning the invalidity of a bank guarantee held before Czech courts (dispute value of approximately €65 million).
Czech company trading in military material (CZ)
Representing a Czech trader in military material in proceedings against a central bank of a foreign state concerning the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment in the Czech Republic (dispute value of approximately €55 million).
French bank (CZ)
Representing a French bank in a dispute against a Czech financial institution concerning fulfilment of a guarantee securing the payment of bills of exchange held before Czech courts (dispute value of approximately €35 million).
Czech Value Fund (CZ)
Advisory services to the successors of the Czech Value Fund and associate companies in an extensive dispute concerning the protection of the Fund’s investments in the Czech investment fund Trend and the Czech company Kotva, the owner of the well-known department store in the centre of Prague (dispute value of several million Czech crowns).