Matej Pustay

Matej Pustay

Associate/Advokátní Koncipient

Matej's practice focuses on investor-state disputes and international as well as domestic commercial litigation. His experience includes drafting substantive and procedural submissions in arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL, ICSID and ICC rules.

Matej advises clients in commercial arbitrations and litigation cases before Czech courts and arbitration tribunals, as well as in international investment and commercial arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC rules.

Matej's practice involves disputes arising from bilateral and multilateral investment protection treaties, claims for breaches of contracts, regulatory disputes and various real estate matters.

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Investment Arbitration

  • Advising the State of Libya in two investments arbitrations pending before the ICC and filed by two Turkish construction companies under the Turkey-Libya BIT.
  • Advising the Slovak Republic in a UNCITRAL investment arbitration arising under the Poland-Slovakia BIT in connection with an alleged indirect expropriation of a company producing mineral water.
  • Advising the Republic of Estonia in an investment dispute under the BIT between the Netherlands and Estonia (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/24).
  • Advising Croatia in parallel commercial and investment arbitrations against Hungarian oil and gas company MOL in connection with the privatization and operation of the Croatian oil and gas company, INA. The claims and counterclaims worth in excess of US$2 billion arise under the Energy Charter Treaty and several commercial agreements between Croatia and MOL (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/32 and PCA Case No. 2014-15).
  • Advising the Slovak Republic in a pending ICSID investment arbitration against a US and a Canadian company regarding cancellation of mining rights (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/14).

International Commercial Arbitration

  • Advising the client in an ICC arbitration arising from a breach of representations and warranties under the Share Purchase Agreement.
  • Advising a Finnish company in a pending UNCITRAL arbitration against a central European country.

Czech Arbitration and Litigation

  • Advising an international company defending against alleged breaches of the Future Purchase Agreement in arbitration initiated before the Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic.
  • Advising a Czech developer in various court and administrative proceedings relating to planned construction of a residency building.
  • Advising a Hong Kong-based company in a pending litigation before Czech courts.
  • Advising a leading telecommunications company in two administrative lawsuits against price regulation.

Education

  • Masaryk University, Mgr., summa cum laude, 2015
  • Masaryk University, 2014

Admissions

  • Czech Republic, 2015

Languages

  • English
  • Czech
  • Slovak

  • “Jak na rozhodčí doložky?” Právo & Byznys, October 2015.
  • Co-author, “Increase of importance of monitoring of the financial indicators of a company in relation to the personal liability of members of corporate bodies of the company,” Financial Manager, May 2013.
  • Co-author, “Personal liabilities in a corporate context,” AmCham Connection, March/April 2013.
  • Author, “Financial Counselling – Economic and Juristic View and its Place in Regulation of Capital Markets (Czech and Slovak Approach),” System of Financial Law: Financial Markets: Conference Proceedings, 2015.