Helena Čech's practice focuses predominantly on litigation and arbitration.

    Before joining the firm, Helena worked as a junior associate in a Czech law firm, where she gained experience not only in the field of dispute resolution, but also in real estate, M&A, banking and financial regulation.

    During her studies, Helena took part in a number of student models of United Nations and international moot courts. She represented Charles University in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Competition and the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot, where her team reached a historic success as the first runner up in the global orals in Boston. Moreover, Helena took part in the German national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition as a member of the team of the University of Passau, where her team received the award for first runner up for the best written memorial.

    Before graduating, Helena pursued her interest in international law as an intern at the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the United Nations in New York. She also interned at the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, Department of European and International Law, where she participated, inter alia, on the preparation of a Czech investment-screening mechanism, the evaluation of enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Czech Republic and an analysis of set aside proceedings in different jurisdictions.

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    • Advising a Czech company in arbitral proceedings under the ICC Rules.
    • Advising a Cypriot company in arbitral proceedings concerning a breach of a share purchase agreement.
    • Advising several Czech companies in commercial disputes before Czech courts, as well as in arbitral proceedings before the Arbitration Court attached to the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic.
    • Advising Czech and Slovak entities in proceedings relating to the decisions of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition.
    • Advising clients in proceedings before the Czech Constitutional Court concerning expropriation claims.
    • Advising a Czech real estate development company in court proceedings concerning the validity of a contract concluded with a state-owned entity.

    Education

    • Charles University in Prague, Mgr., 2020
    • University of Passau, Certificate of Studies in European, Comparative and International Law, 2019

    Admissions

    • Registered Legal Trainee, Czech Republic, 2020

    Languages

    • Czech
    • English
    • German
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