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Litigation & Arbitration

Litigation and arbitration is one of the core and key practice areas of USGB.

We are not afraid to take over sensitive cases, as we have a wealth of experience ranging from complex cases before the Slovak Supreme Court, the Slovak Constitutional Court, and the European Court of Human Rights, to simple cases concerning payment orders where we have represented corporations as well as private clients. After taking over the case, we thoroughly analyze all options available and, if the client gives us a green light, we always prefer resolving the dispute out-of-court.

We represent clients at all stages of judicial or arbitration proceedings, including judicial reviews of administrative authorities’ decisions. We deal with cases primarily in the areas of ​​civil and commercial law, employment law, real estate, tax law, competition law, the law for bills of exchange and promissory notes, media law and personality protection, intellectual property law, medical law, family law, and bankruptcy law.

We also specialize in legal representation of survivors in their claims seeking compensation in cases of various disasters, accidents, injuries and tragic deaths.

Our Experience

Multinational industrial park developer

Legal advice and representation in judicial and arbitration proceedings for damages against the Slovak Republic and the City of Trenčín in connection with a frustrated multi-million-euro investment under national law and under the bilateral agreement on the protection and promotion of investments with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Multinational construction company

Legal advice and representation in arbitration proceedings under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules against the client commissioning the work in a dispute for payment of a contractual fine in millions of euros in connection with the delayed construction of a hotel in Slovakia.

Major foreign petrochemical company

Legal advice and representation in proceedings before courts in connection with the acquisition of a 34% stake in the shares of the largest crude oil and gas transporter in Slovakia regarding a dispute for more than USD 300 million.

Leading construction company

Comprehensive legal advice on the alleged cartel in public procurement with respect to the construction of a complex of medical facilities and subsequent representation of the client in the proceedings before the Special Prosecutor’s Office, before the Slovak General Prosecutor’s Office, and before the Slovak Constitutional Court and, subsequently, also in the administrative judiciary regarding the review of legality of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office’s Council decision, as well as in the proceedings on a cassation complaint of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office.

International companies engaged in the production of alcoholic beverages and distribution of veterinary medicinal products

Legal advice and representation in court proceedings against a competitor for protection against unfair competition, compensation for damages and payment of reasonable satisfaction in hundreds of thousands of euros.

Private clients

Legal advice to and representation of clients in proceedings before the Slovak Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg regarding violation of the right to a fair trial and the right to judicial and other legal protection in various civil, criminal and administrative judiciary matters

Private client

Legal advice to and representation of the client in proceedings before the Slovak Constitutional Court regarding violation of fundamental rights and human freedoms in connection with unlawful interception and unlawful collection of interception records in administrative proceedings after criminal proceedings were closed by issuing a valid and enforceable decision.

Major IT company

Legal advice to and representation of the client before the Slovak Constitutional Court for violation of fundamental rights and human freedoms regarding the arbitrary and unlawful justification of the Slovak Supreme Court decision in a labor dispute with the CEO of a major IT company.

Slovak attorney

Legal advice to and representation of the client (another attorney) regarding violation of fundamental rights and human freedoms in connection with the unlawful determination by the Social Insurance Agency of additional payment of social security contributions.