Rostislav Pekař’s main practice focus is international and domestic dispute resolution, including investment arbitration, commercial arbitration and litigation. He also provides assistance in antibribery matters.
Rostislav has been listed as a leading individual for dispute resolution in the Czech Republic in all major legal guides. For example, all annual editions of Chambers Europe since 2012 rank Rostislav in Band 1 for arbitration work. He was described as “the universal go-to guy in the field of investment disputes” and “an extremely knowledgeable, analytical adviser with a straightforward approach”.
Rostislav has advised in a number of complex commercial and investment arbitration matters under the rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Vienna Arbitration Centre (VIAC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Rules (UNCITRAL). Three of those cases involved claims of more than US$1 billion.
Rostislav has also handled numerous court and arbitration proceedings in the Czech Republic. In 2021, Rostislav was appointed by the Czech Republic to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators. Rostislav also chairs the Arbitration Commission of the Czech National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce.
As part of his pro bono activities, Rostislav is the local partner of TRACE International, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on enhancing antibribery compliance in international corporations.
International Commercial Arbitration