David Seidl’s practice focuses on international arbitration, including both commercial and investment arbitration matters.

    Prior to joining the firm in 2016, David served as a legal adviser in the International Arbitration Unit of the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance. In this capacity, David acted in numerous disputes with foreign investors, including more than a dozen investment treaty arbitrations. David also helped negotiate bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with two African countries and worked on a revision of the Czech Model BIT.

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    Investment Arbitrations

    • Advising Croatia in the investment arbitration against Hungarian petrochemical company MOL in connection with the privatization and operation of oil company INA (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/32).
    • Advising a group of Canadian and Cypriot investors in an investment arbitration against Serbia regarding expropriation of an agricultural company (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/8).
    • Advising the state of Libya in five pending investment arbitrations under various BITs and the OIC Agreement.
    • Advising the Slovak Republic in an ICSID investment arbitration conducted under the BIT entered into between Poland and the Slovak Republic, in connection with an alleged indirect expropriation of a mineral water company.
    • Advised Estonia in an ICSID arbitration conducted under the BIT entered into between the Netherlands and Estonia in connection with regulation of water fee rates in Estonia’s capital, Tallinn (United Utilities (Tallinn) B.V. and Aktsiaselts Tallinna Vesi vs. Estonia (ICSID Case No. ARB14/24)).

    International Commercial Arbitrations

    • Advised a Czech company in ICC arbitration against a British company in connection with a breach of the seller’s guarantees under a share purchase agreement.
    • Advised a Finnish company in UNCITRAL arbitration conducted against a central European country regarding alleged breaches of a settlement agreement.
    • Advised a Middle Eastern individual in ICC arbitration relating to a project for construction of a power plant.

    Education

    • Charles University in Prague, Law, Mgr., 2015
    • Charles University in Prague, International Relations Prague, Bc., 2010

    Admissions

    • Czech Republic, 2019

    Languages

    • Czech
    • English
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