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Ondrej Cech

// Position:
Attorney at Law

// Admission to the bar:
2020, Czech Republic

// Nationality:
Czech Republic

 

// Contact:

Mgr. Ondrej Cech LL.M. (Columbia)
T +43 1 8901087 - 87
M +43 664 1878004
ondrej.cech@zeiler.partners

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Ondrej Cech is an attorney at law with zeiler.partners specializing in international dispute resolution and arbitration in particular. In addition to arbitration, Ondrej has significant experience in representing aggrieved parties and creditors in criminal and bankruptcy proceedings. Ondrej is fully licensed as an attorney in the Czech Republic, and as a European attorney in Austria.

Before joining zeiler.partners, Ondrej worked as an associate in the Prague office of a global law firm and taught private international law at the Charles University in Prague. He graduated with honors from Charles University in Prague and Columbia University in New York.

Ondrej is an active member of the Czech legal community where his activities focus on educational reform as well as forging an association of young arbitration practitioners.

 

Education

• Columbia Law School, New York/USA (LL.M. 2020)
    o Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    o Student Senator
• Czech Bar Exam (with distinction), Prague/Czech Republic (2019)
• Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague/Czech Republic (Mgr. 2016)
    o Josef Hlavka’s Prize for the Best Graduate
    o Randa’s Foundation Prize for an Exceptional Master Thesis in Commercial Law
    o The Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
    o FDI International Arbitration Moot
• Utrecht University, Utrecht/The Netherlands (Erasmus 2013-2014)
    o Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Languages

 Czech (native), English (fluent)

 

 

Experience

  • Attorney at Law, zeiler.partners, Vienna/Austria (since 2020)
  • Research Assistant, Columbia Law School, New York/USA (2019-2020)
  • External Lecturer, Charles University, Prague/Czech Republic (2016-2019)
  • Associate, Dentons, Prague/Czech Republic (2015-2019)
  • Intern, International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris/France (2014)
  • Intern, Baker McKenzie, Prague/Czech Republic (2012-2013)

Selected Reference Cases

Selected Reference Cases:

  • Representation of a US investment fund in ICC arbitration against Czech individuals arising out of an M&A transaction
  • Representation of a Luxembourg investment fund in arbitration against a major retail company arising out of a real estate transaction
  • Representation of a major Czech bank as an aggrieved party in various proceedings against a group of Czech and Slovak retail companies and individuals
  • Representation of a major Czech Bank as an aggrieved party in criminal proceedings and settlement negotiations against individuals of various nationalities
  • Representation of a US investment fund in various negotiations and proceedings in connection with a bankruptcy of a Czech coal mining company
  • Representation of a major Czech bank as a dominant creditor in bankruptcy proceedings of a real estate project
  • Representation of a Czech state-owned entity in various proceedings against Czech investor in a Vietnamese mineral extraction plant

Publications & Lectures

Cech (introductory remarks), Debate: How to Resolve Conflicting Ethical Rules?, Columbia Arbitration Day, New York/USA, 6 March 2020

Cech (lecturer), Vis Moot: Arbitration in International Sale of Goods I (course), Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague/Czech Republic (2019)

Cech (moderator), Panel: How to Break into International Arbitration, YAF Event, Prague/Czech Republic, 14 March 2019

Cech (debater), Oxford Style Debate on the motion “By 2030, the Prague Rules will have replaced the IBA Rules in most Continental European international arbitration“, YAAP Roundtable in Prague, Prague/Czech Republic, 13 December 2018

Cech (lecturer), Bankruptcy of a Real Estate Project, University of Economics, Prague/Czech Republic (2018-2019)

Cech (lecturer), Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration, Charles university, Institute of Economic Studies, Prague/Czech Republic (2018/2019)

Cech (lecturer), Private International Law and Law of the International Trade I and II (courses), Charles University, Faculty of Law (2017-2019)

Cech (lecturer), Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration, European Centre for Career Education, Prague/Czech Republic (2016-2019)

Cech (lecturer), Mooting Skills, British Law Centre, Prague/Czech Republic (2016-2018)

Cech (lecturer), International Commercial Arbitration Moot (course), Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague/Czech Republic (2016-2018)

Cech (author), A Party's Right to Appoint an Arbitrator and Its Limits: Issue Conflict in International Arbitration, Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration: Rights and Duties of Parties in Arbitration (2016)

Ondrej Cech

// Position:
Attorney at Law

// Admission to the bar:
2020, Czech Republic

// Nationality:
Czech Republic

 

// Contact:

Mgr. Ondrej Cech LL.M. (Columbia)
T +43 1 8901087 - 87
M +43 664 1878004
ondrej.cech@zeiler.partners

V-Card
Download CV

Ondrej Cech is an attorney at law with zeiler.partners specializing in international dispute resolution and arbitration in particular. In addition to arbitration, Ondrej has significant experience in representing aggrieved parties and creditors in criminal and bankruptcy proceedings. Ondrej is fully licensed as an attorney in the Czech Republic, and as a European attorney in Austria.

Before joining zeiler.partners, Ondrej worked as an associate in the Prague office of a global law firm and taught private international law at the Charles University in Prague. He graduated with honors from Charles University in Prague and Columbia University in New York.

Ondrej is an active member of the Czech legal community where his activities focus on educational reform as well as forging an association of young arbitration practitioners.

 

Selected Reference Cases:

  • Representation of a US investment fund in ICC arbitration against Czech individuals arising out of an M&A transaction
  • Representation of a Luxembourg investment fund in arbitration against a major retail company arising out of a real estate transaction
  • Representation of a major Czech bank as an aggrieved party in various proceedings against a group of Czech and Slovak retail companies and individuals
  • Representation of a major Czech Bank as an aggrieved party in criminal proceedings and settlement negotiations against individuals of various nationalities
  • Representation of a US investment fund in various negotiations and proceedings in connection with a bankruptcy of a Czech coal mining company
  • Representation of a major Czech bank as a dominant creditor in bankruptcy proceedings of a real estate project
  • Representation of a Czech state-owned entity in various proceedings against Czech investor in a Vietnamese mineral extraction plant

Cech (introductory remarks), Debate: How to Resolve Conflicting Ethical Rules?, Columbia Arbitration Day, New York/USA, 6 March 2020

Cech (lecturer), Vis Moot: Arbitration in International Sale of Goods I (course), Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague/Czech Republic (2019)

Cech (moderator), Panel: How to Break into International Arbitration, YAF Event, Prague/Czech Republic, 14 March 2019

Cech (debater), Oxford Style Debate on the motion “By 2030, the Prague Rules will have replaced the IBA Rules in most Continental European international arbitration“, YAAP Roundtable in Prague, Prague/Czech Republic, 13 December 2018

Cech (lecturer), Bankruptcy of a Real Estate Project, University of Economics, Prague/Czech Republic (2018-2019)

Cech (lecturer), Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration, Charles university, Institute of Economic Studies, Prague/Czech Republic (2018/2019)

Cech (lecturer), Private International Law and Law of the International Trade I and II (courses), Charles University, Faculty of Law (2017-2019)

Cech (lecturer), Introduction to International Commercial Arbitration, European Centre for Career Education, Prague/Czech Republic (2016-2019)

Cech (lecturer), Mooting Skills, British Law Centre, Prague/Czech Republic (2016-2018)

Cech (lecturer), International Commercial Arbitration Moot (course), Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague/Czech Republic (2016-2018)

Cech (author), A Party's Right to Appoint an Arbitrator and Its Limits: Issue Conflict in International Arbitration, Czech (& Central European) Yearbook of Arbitration: Rights and Duties of Parties in Arbitration (2016)

  • Attorney at Law, zeiler.partners, Vienna/Austria (since 2020)
  • Research Assistant, Columbia Law School, New York/USA (2019-2020)
  • External Lecturer, Charles University, Prague/Czech Republic (2016-2019)
  • Associate, Dentons, Prague/Czech Republic (2015-2019)
  • Intern, International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, Paris/France (2014)
  • Intern, Baker McKenzie, Prague/Czech Republic (2012-2013)

• Columbia Law School, New York/USA (LL.M. 2020)
    o Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    o Student Senator
• Czech Bar Exam (with distinction), Prague/Czech Republic (2019)
• Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague/Czech Republic (Mgr. 2016)
    o Josef Hlavka’s Prize for the Best Graduate
    o Randa’s Foundation Prize for an Exceptional Master Thesis in Commercial Law
    o The Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
    o FDI International Arbitration Moot
• Utrecht University, Utrecht/The Netherlands (Erasmus 2013-2014)
    o Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

 Czech (native), English (fluent)