Mária Poláková's primary practice focus is investor-state and commercial international and domestic litigation cases. Her experience includes drafting substantive and procedural submissions in arbitration proceedings under UNCITRAL and ICSID rules, and work on assessments of prospective claims.
Mária served as a co-chair of Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA) in 2013 and 2014 and subsequently served as a member of the organization's advisory board. Young ICCA is a worldwide arbitration knowledge network for young arbitration practitioners that functions under the auspices of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).
Mária is also involved in the project Guide to Arbitration Places under the auspices of Delos, a new innovative arbitration institution established in Paris in 2014.
During her studies at Charles University, Mária won several awards, including for excellence and the Best Speaker Award at the Central and Eastern European Moot Court in EU Law, for which she was awarded a visit at the Chambers of Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.