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), 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. He chaired a committee for increased transparency and predictability of arbitration proceedings at the Prague-based Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic, where he also serves as a registered arbitrator.
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.
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration
International Commercial Arbitration
Czech Arbitration and Litigation