Eva Cibulková’s practice focuses on international and domestic dispute resolution, including commercial and investor-state arbitration and court litigation.

    Eva serves as counsel in disputes involving a wide range of sectors, institutions, arbitral rules and treaties. Her practical experience includes drafting substantive and procedural submissions in litigation cases and arbitration proceedings under the rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Rules (UNCITRAL), working on assessments of prospective claims and representing clients at international arbitration hearings.

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    Investment Treaty Arbitration Experience

    • Representing the Republic of Croatia in a pending ICSID arbitration against the Hungarian oil and gas company MOL in connection with the privatization and operation of the Croatian oil and gas company INA. The claims worth in excess of US$1 billion arise under the Energy Charter Treaty and several commercial agreements between Croatia and MOL. (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/32)
    • Representing the state of Turkmenistan in a pending ICSID(AF) dispute brought by Mobile TeleSystems concerning the operation of telecommunication licenses in Turkmenistan. (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/18/4)
    • Representing the state of Turkmenistan in a pending ICSID arbitration brought by a foreign investor concerning the construction of grain production facilities and bakeries. (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/35)
    • Representing a Middle East country in a pending ICC arbitration initiated by a foreign investor.
    • Representing a Middle East country in a pending OIC arbitration initiated by a foreign investor.
    • Representing the state of Libya in a pending €183 million ICC arbitration relating to two construction projects filed by the company Guris Insaat ve Muhedislik before the ICC under the Turkey-Libya BIT. (ICC Case No. 22137/ZF/AYZ)
    • Defended the Slovak Republic in an almost €170 million UNCITRAL arbitration arising under the Poland-Slovakia BIT in connection with an alleged indirect expropriation of a company producing mineral water. In 2020, the Tribunal rejected all of the investor’s claims for damages. (PCA Case No. 2017-08)
    • Defended the Slovak Republic in an ICSID arbitration arising under the US-Slovakia BIT and Canada-Slovakia BIT in connection with an alleged expropriation of a talc mine in Slovakia. In 2017, all of the investors’ claims were rejected for lack of jurisdiction. (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/14)
    • Represented the Slovak Republic in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Achmea B.V., a Dutch shareholder in a Slovak private health insurance company. The arbitral tribunal dismissed all claims at the jurisdictional stage and awarded the Slovak Republic most of its legal costs. (PCA Case No. 2013-12)

    International Commercial Arbitration

    • Advised a Czech company in an ICC arbitration against the Czech subsidiary of a listed UK company regarding an M&A dispute. The case settled favorably for the client. (ICC Case No. 23047/MHM)
    • Worked on a legal assessment of a possibility to initiate an ICC arbitration by a shopping mall developer with respect to enforcement of liability for defects of construction work in a prime location shopping mall.

    Slovak Litigation

    • Represented a Slovak municipality in a proceeding before Slovak court on cancellation of an arbitral award issued by a Slovak arbitral court.
    • Represented a Slovak municipality in a proceeding before Slovak court on return of unjust enrichment.
    • Represented a Slovak municipality in two proceedings before Slovak courts on payment of a contractual penalty.

    Education

    • Pan-European University in Bratislava, Mgr., 2013

    Admissions

    • Slovak Republic, 2019

    Languages

    • Slovak
    • Czech
    • English
    • German
    • Recognized as a Rising Star in Dispute Resolution in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021.

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    • Co-author, “TTIP – A Revolution in Resolution of Investment Disputes”, AmCham Connection, March/April 2016.
    • Co-author, “Resurrection of Arbitration Proceedings in the Slovak Republic?” CEE Legal Matters online, October 2014.

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