Tereza Psůtková specializes in investor-state arbitration, international commercial arbitration and arbitration-related court proceedings.

    Tereza has advised clients in arbitrations under major procedural rules, including 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).

    Tereza recently relocated from Paris to further strengthen our world-class international arbitration team in Prague.

    Dually trained (at Sorbonne and Georgetown) and multilingual, Tereza is able to advise on both common and civil law traditions, and brings a truly international mindset and experience to the team.

    Besides her work as counsel, Tereza has acted as secretary to arbitral tribunals and has interned at ICSID (World Bank Group) in Washington DC.

    While in law school, Tereza served as articles adviser for the Georgetown Journal of International Law. Tereza was the first student in the history of Georgetown Law to obtain the highest possible grade in the Investor-State Arbitration Seminar, led by Don Wallace Jr., Borzu Sabahi and Mark Bravin, widely recognized as top specialists in the field.

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    • Advising Kosovo in an investment arbitration against an Estonian company regarding cancellation of a banking license for breach of prudential regulations.
    • Advising Canadian and Cyprus investors in a pending ICSID arbitration against Serbia regarding expropriation of an agricultural company (Rand Investments and others v. Serbia (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/8)). The claimed amount exceeds €80 million.
    • Advising the State of Libya in a pending €183 million arbitration relating to two construction projects filed by Guris Insaat ve Muhedislik before the ICC under the Turkey-Libya BIT.
    • Advising the State of Libya in a pending US$61 million arbitration related to several construction projects filed by Ustay Yappi Taahhut ve Ticaret before the ICC under the Turkey-Libya BIT.
    • Advising the State of Libya in a pending €52 million arbitration relating to several construction projects filed by Nurol Insaat ve Ticaret before the ICC under the Turkey-Libya BIT.
    • Advising the State of Libya in a pending US$700 million investment arbitration filed by a group of Lebanese, Jordanian and Egyptian nationals under the OIC Treaty.
    • Advising the State of Libya in a pending US$300 million investment arbitration filed by two French nationals under the France-Libya BIT and the UNCITRAL Rules.
    • Advising Ecuador in an UNCITRAL arbitration arising under the US-Ecuador BIT in connection with a services contract in the energy sector.
    • Advising Croatia in an investment 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).
    • Advised Kosovo in its first investment arbitration. The €260 million claim was raised under the Germany-Kosovo BIT in connection with an intended investment in a telecom company (ACP Axos Capital GmbH v. Republic of Kosovo (ICSID Case No. ARB/15/22)). In 2018, Kosovo fully prevailed on jurisdiction.
    • Advised Estonia in an ICSID arbitration arising under the Netherlands-Estonia BIT in connection with regulation of water tariffs in the Estonian capital Tallinn (United Utilities (Tallinn) B.V. and Aktsiaselts Tallinna Vesi v. Estonia (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/24)). All of the investor’s claims were rejected.
    • Represented the buyer of a Czech aerospace company in an ICC arbitration regarding breach of representations and warranties. The case settled favorably for our client.

    Education

    • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., International Legal Studies, Certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, 2018
    • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, M.A. (Master 2), Comparative Law, 2015
    • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, M.A. (Master 1), Business Law, 2014
    • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, LL.B., Private Law, 2013

    Admissions

    • New York, 2020

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Member, Young ICSID
    • Member, Young ICCA

    Languages

    • English
    • French
    • Czech
    • Spanish
    • Slovak
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