Tel: +420 246 085 300
Contact: Jiri Cerny - Pertner and Leader of Litigation and Insolvency Practice
Number of partners: 3
Number of attorneys: 5
Languages: Czech, English, French, German, Russian
Practice Areas: • Construction • Insolvency • Intellectual property • Banking and financial services • Aviation • Commercial arbitration • Competition/antitrust • Energy • Healthcare • Insurance • International arbitration • Labour and employment • Public procurement • Real estate • Sport • Supreme Court • Trade • Technology and telecommunications • Tax
PETERKA & PARTNERS is the one truly CEE law firm that has built a pan-regional full-service practice with a unique fully-integrated infrastructure. The firm provides a one-stop shop for legal services over several jurisdictions or the whole region.
Our integrated services in the CEE region offer:
- One primary contact as a single point of entry and delivery
- Single outputs (memos, legal opinions, etc.) covering several jurisdictions
- A single agreement on the provision of legal services governing all services
- Nine fully-integrated offices located in Prague, Bratislava, Kyiv, Sofia, Moscow, Bucharest, Warsaw, Minsk, and Budapest. To strengthen our presence in the CEE region we are soon going to open the tenth office in Croatia.
PETERKA & PARTNERS formalized its divisions with respect to particular practice/industry areas at the regional level, namely the legal practice areas of Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance, Compliance and Regulatory, Corporate, Criminal Law, Data Protection, Family and Inheritance Law, General Commercial and Distribution, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Labour Law, Law of Information Technologies, Litigation and Insolvency, Mergers and Acquisitions, Public Procurement, Real Estate, and Tax, and in the sector practice areas of Automotive, Aviation, Energy, Pharma and Life Sciences, Retail and Luxury, Sport, Media and Gaming, and Transportation and Logistics. The practices are led by lawyers with exceptional experience at the regional level, as well as in the individual countries concerned. This enables us to provide our clients and partner law firms with the highest level of expertise. Further, we have long-term experience in offering legal services via our German, Russian, Polish and French Desks in individual countries or as an integrated legal service over the entire CEE region.
Litigation and Insolvency practice is led by Jiri Cerny, Partner of the firm.
The majority of our cases contain a cross-border element. The lawyers of our various offices in the CEE region work together closely, which enables us to reflect on the differences in the perception of substantive legal matters by judges and arbitrators in different jurisdictions. We believe that in complex commercial litigation and insolvency matters, cooperation with the client is essential for the positive outcome of the proceedings. For our clients, we also coordinate lawyers in proceedings initiated in jurisdictions where we do not have a direct presence. This approach secures the implementation of a unified strategy in all proceedings.
Lawyers from the Prague office represent clients in courts, and also before various arbitration bodies. With respect to arbitration, we usually create teams composed of lawyers from several of our offices.
Last updated 8th January 2019
Peterka & Partners operates across Central and Eastern Europe. The Bulgarian office has a focus on competition, commercial litigation and arbitration, intellectual property and criminal law. Dispute cases were led by partner Plamen Peev during the research period.
During the research period the firm advised on a damages claim for a global leader in manufacturing office technology. The firm also advised on an insurance claim for a French company active in the industrial and automotive sector.
Peterka & Partners is involved in international litigation, commercial disputes, intellectual property, competition and restructuring disputes.
The firm has been busy in the intellectual property area, as evidenced by their work during the research period. One case saw the firm act as legal representation for MAPA SPONTEX on alleged patent infringement claims before the Czech Patent Office. The firm also represented a Danish tobacco producer in an IP protection rights disputes claim.
Elsewhere the firm represented Austrian bank Raiffeisenbank in a dispute relating to disbursed loans.
“I consider the cooperation with Peterka as very professional, effective and customized for our needs.” - Commercial and transactions
Peterka & Peterka have offices across the CEE region including Prague, Warsaw and Budapest, giving it extensive knowledge of key areas in this market. The firm focuses on insolvency, IP and real estate matters. Michał Bielińsk heads the litigation department.
During the research period the firm represented Magotteaux in litigation proceedings against its debtors. The firm also advised a member of an Italian manufacturing group in an unfair competition case.
The Romanian office of Peterka & Partners is part of the firm’s global litigation and bankruptcy practice. The firm has been developing its client list in in the automotive, retail, music licensing and commercial fields. Cosmina Romelia Aron is a key name in the firm’s disputes practice.
During the research period the firm advised Iveco Captial Services in litigation proceedings relating to insolvency and debt recovery. In an employment dispute, the firm advised Bunzl Distributie relating to the termination of a former employee's contract.
Peterka & Peterka’s dispute resolution department is one of the core practices in the firm with half of the firm’s lawyers working in the disputes area. The firm acts on competition, intellectual property, white-collar crime and banking and finance cases. Vlad Rudnitskiy and Eldar Mansurov are key names in the firm.
During the research period the firm advised a Czech bank on a €22 million multi-jurisdictional debt recovery matter. In an insolvency proceeding, the firm advised an Austrian bank on a €2.5 million claim based on default of obligations under an export finance agreement.
Located in central eastern Europe, regional firm Peterka and Peterka is active in dispute resolution. The firm’s litigation practice provides services in a wide range of sectors including banking, retail and construction.
Černý Jiří is head of the litigation and insolvency practice at the firm.
During the research period, the firm represented a Czech bank in relation to credit insurance coverage. The firm was also active in the pharmaceutical sector, acting as advisor to SVUS Pharma and FARMAX Slovakia in court proceedings relating to rights and unfair competition.
The firm also represented a Slovak based insurance company in litigation proceedings involving insurance claims.