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 practices in dispute resolution.
Jiří Černý, Hynek Peroutka and Barbora Urbancova are all key partners in the firm. Cerny is the leader of the litigation and insolvency practice, Peroutka is the leader of the intellectual property practice and Urbancova is the Director for Czech Republic.
During the research period the firm advised Veolia in a dispute concerning a water management concession in the region of Moravia. The firm also represented Veolia in a number of court disputes regarding an accident involving drinking water contamination in Prague. Another case highlight for the firm was representing Skanska in a court dispute with the Directorate for Roads and Motorways.
Peterka & Partners is active in dispute resolution across the CEE region. The firm provide services for its clients in antitrust and competition, banking and finance, criminal law and intellectual property.
Notable names in the firm include Cosmina Romelia Aron and Letitia Silaghi.
During the research period the firm acted as legal advisors to Iveco Capital Services in relation to insolvency procedures and debt recovery. The firm also advised Sandvik Mining and Construction Tools in a dispute relating to the recovery of equipment from the company’s debtors.
Peterka & Partners has a strong presence in the CEE region and this includes an office in Moscow. The firm practices the full spectrum of dispute litigation work including general commercial, intellectual property, real estate and tax. The firm note dispute resolution as one of the core practices of the firm.
The firm represented a Czech engineering company in defence against claims arising out of a contract for sales of machinery.
Another case saw the firm advise a client in insolvency proceedings against a financial company in Russia.
Peterka & Partners focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration. The firm is also in the process of opening its tenth office in Croatia. Andreas Butašová and Jan Makara are key partners in the firm and led the majority of cases during the research period.
Key cases include advice to SVUS Pharma and FARMAX Slovakia in court proceedings regarding trademark rights and unfair competition. The firm also advised GEFCO Slovakia with court proceedings relating to commercial disputes. In another commercial disputes case, the firm advised Transgourmet Österreich in court proceedings that related to commercial disputes.
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