Our law firm

YOUR PARTNER FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ARBITRATION

Mgr. Zdeněk Nový, Ph.D., LL. M. (EUI)

Attorney at law 

Our legal boutique focuses on international law and arbitration. We offer top-class legal services in matters involving multiple fora and applicable laws. We provide services equally to Czech companies setting up their business abroad as well as foreign investors in the Czech Republic. Our dominant advantages are a thorough knowledge of public and private international laws and an arsenal of practical skills, which enable us to resolve complex and knotty international legal problems. International legal education has helped us to attain this aim. We possess a broad overview of the Czech law as well. Our legal boutique offers a unique combination of knowledge and experience gained in advocacy, decision-making, academia, membership in learned societies, and making of laws. Our credo is that legal service should bring a workable, tailor-made and elegant solution. We value our client's time. With us, clients will not pay for an ineffective or redundant legal service. We also endeavour to provide a business solution of the client's case. We pay due attention to business, tax and accountancy aspects. Our legal boutique cooperates with auditors, tax specialists and other experts to furnish complete and bullet-proof legal advice to our client. We collaborate with attorneys and other professionals in various countries as well, so that we deliver qualified legal service regarding foreign laws and local business environment. We always represent only a reasonable number of clients to guarantee the individual approach. We strive to learn from our clients to understand their needs and make their wishes come true. We listen carefully to our clients in order not to dismay their expectation. Courage, insight and full dedication are the words that define us. No case is too small. No legal issue is unresolvable. We are also team players and therefore welcome cooperation with other legal offices on complex legal cases requiring various specializations or approaches. 



Education

  • PhD in private international law (Faculty of Law, Brno, the Czech Republic)
  • LLM in International, European and comparative laws (European University Institute, Florence, Italy)
  • Master in Law and Legal Science /Mgr./ (Faculty of Law, Brno, the Czech Republic)


Stays abroad

  • European University Institute, Florence (2007, 2010-2011)
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Den Haag (2008)
  • The UNIDROIT Institute, Rome (2009)


Speaking engagements

  • Active participation in approx. 30 conferences in 5 countries, including The University of Cambridge, European University Institute, International University College, University of Essex, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, and two workshops in cooperation with renowned international institutions (the Arbitration Institute of SCC and the WTO).


Moot courts

  • Participation as a coach, arbitrator and advisor in various moot courts, including Foreign Direct Investment Moot Court, Willem Vis C. Moot Court, WTO Law Moot Court, Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition


Publications

  • Author and co-author of two monographs
  • PhD thesis on good faith in international contract law
  • LLM thesis on consumer arbitration
  • Approx. 30 articles in legal journals and conference proceedings related to arbitration, public international law, private international law, the EU law, and contracts
  • List of publications available at:     Here


Recognition and awards

  • Involvement in high-profile cases in hundreds millions and billions CZK
  • Tens of citations in 15 countries (Belgium, The Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Moldova, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, The UK, The US)
  • Success in a highly competitive admission process to LLM studies in Florence
  • Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy)
  • The PhD thesis nominated by the law faculty as the best thesis to the head of the university (2012)
  • State doctoral exam in private international law summa cum laude (2009)
  • Head researcher and co-researcher in a number of academic projects related to international ;investment law; international regulation of sovereign debt; horizontal application of human rights; consumer ADR; interpretation of international treaties; 'immoral' contracts, the EU law.


University lecturing

  • Assistant professor in public international and EU laws       /MU, Brno/       (2009-)
  • Private international law courses in Czech and English       /ibid/                (2007-2009)
  • Public international Law courses in Czech                           /ibid/                (2009-)
  • Public international law courses in English                          /ibid/                 (2014-)
  • International investment law courses                                   /ibid/                 (2015-)
  • Supervision and reading of master and doctoral theses    /ibid/                 (2009-)


Professional affiliations

  • Czech Bar Association
  • Czech Society for International Law
  • Czech Society for European and Comparative Law
  • Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of CRand Agricultural Chamber of CR
  • Association Suisse d'Arbitrage
  • Club Español del Arbitrage
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit
  • Transnational Institute of Arbitration
  • Vienna International Arbitral Centre


Languages

  • Czech                                                               native
  • English                                                             reading, writing, listening, speaking
  • French                                                             reading, writing, listening, basic speaking
  • Italian                                                               reading, writing, listening, basic speaking
  • German, Polish, Slovak, Spanish                    reading and basic understanding