Jakub Kamenický is a senior associate in our International Dispute Resolution Practice. Jakub’s practice focuses on international and domestic dispute resolution, including investor-state arbitration and court litigation.

Jakub’s experience includes drafting substantive and procedural submissions, work on assessments of prospective claims and strategy, as well as representing clients at hearings.

Thanks to his experience in the Corporate Practice Group, Jakub has a deep understanding of cross-border M&A transactions, as well as compliance issues of international and domestic businesses. Jakub has also advised clients on complex banking and finance and competition and state aid matters.

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Investment Treaty Arbitration Experience

  • Representing the Republic of Kosovo in a complex ICC arbitration against a foreign investor, Blerim Devolli, operating in the telecommunications sector.
  • Representing the Slovak Republic in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Discovery Global LLC, a US exploration company, arising under the US-Slovakia BIT in connection with an alleged expropriation Claimant’s investment in oil and gas exploration in Slovakia. (ICSID Case No. ARB/21/51).
  • Representing the State of Libya in a pending investment arbitration filed by a group of Lebanese and Jordanian nationals under the OIC Treaty.
  • Secured a full victory for the Republic of Kosovo in an investment arbitration conducted under the ICC rules, initiated by Mr. Bedri Selmani. The dispute was related to an alleged investment in a chain of petrol stations in Kosovo.
  • Representing the State of Libya in a pending investment arbitration filed by two French nationals under the France-Libya BIT and the UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Representing Croatia in an ICSID arbitration brought by a German national in a dispute concerning ownership of real property allegedly purchased during the war of independence in the 1990s.
  • Representing the State of Turkmenistan in a pending ICSID arbitration brought by a foreign investor concerning the construction of grain production facilities and bakeries.
  • Advising the State of Libya in a pending €52 million arbitration relating to several construction projects filed by the company Nurol Insaat ve Ticaret before the ICC under the Turkey-Libya BIT.
  • Advising Canadian and Cyprus investors in a pending ICSID arbitration against Serbia regarding expropriation of an agricultural company. The claimed amount exceeds €80 million.
  • 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).

Slovak Litigation

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

Education

  • Comenius University in Bratislava, Mgr., summa cum laude, 2014

Admissions

  • Slovak Republic, 2022

Languages

  • Slovak
  • Czech
  • English
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