Dušan Sedláček

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Dušan Sedláček specialises in litigation and arbitration, insolvency proceedings, corporate restructurings and mergers and acquisitions.

Dušan has represented Czech and foreign clients in various litigation and arbitration proceedings, both as claimants and defendants. In addition, he serves as an arbitrator and also as an expert in expertise proceedings under the ICC Rules.

In the field of insolvency and restructuring, he has recently been involved in numerous cases, representing creditors in insolvency proceedings, advising companies in financial difficulties, etc. Before joining our law firm, Dušan worked for eight years with leading international law firms in the Czech Republic.

Recommendations of international publications

The international publication Chambers & Partners recommends Dušan as a leading expert in dispute resolution and insolvency law. He has also been recommended as a litigation expert by Legal 500.

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Czech Bar Association

Czech, English
  • Charles University, Faculty of Law, Prague (1997), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
  • representing a major Czech bank as the petitioner and largest creditor in an insolvency proceeding against an insolvent real estate developer
  • representing a light industry company on its restructuring and court-approved reorganization, including the drafting of a reorganization plan
  • advising an international bank on the insolvency of a key player in the woodworking industry
  • representing an international bank in handling its claims against the Czech Republic’s lottery operator
  • advising a major construction company on the means of defense against vexatious insolvency petitions
  • representing a public corporation (municipality) in disputes concerning the privatization of flats
  • representing a Czech sports federation in disputes under sports law
  • representing a foreign textile company in an international arbitration concerning the purchase price for an interest in a Czech business company
At their assembly, attorneys-at-law elected all four representatives of the law firm HAVEL & PARTNERS, nominees of the Moderní advokacie platform, to the supreme bodies of the Czech Bar Association. For the next four years, František Korbel, a partner in the law firm, will be a member of the Board of Directors of the Czech […]
Authors: Dušan Sedláček, Jan Králíček In response to the crisis caused by the COVID-19 disease epidemic, the so-called Lex Covid Justice was enacted, followed by Lex Covid Justice II, which introduced a number of significant changes, including in the field of insolvency law. We have discussed these laws in detail in previous articles available here […]
Authors: Dušan Sedláček, Jan Králíček Initially, Act No. 191/2020 Coll., also known as Lex Covid Justice, responded to the crisis caused by the SARS CoV-2 virus. The Act caused a number of significant changes in the field of insolvency law. We published a basic overview of information on this law in our article of 1 […]
HAVEL & PARTNERS, the largest and most successful Czech-Slovak law firm, reacts to the current plunge of the Czech economy that has caused severe financial difficulties for a number of companies. The firm has merged a team of finance and banking experts with a team specialising in restructuring and insolvencies. The largest professional team of […]
The current crisis caused by the SARS CoV-2 virus can be seen as a very abnormal situation. Measures adopted to prevent acceleration of the infection spreading may even have a devastating impact on a number of companies that are healthy in normal circumstances. The main problem to be faced by many entrepreneurs within a relatively […]
The representatives of EU Member States signed a joint declaration on 15 January 2019 (“Declaration”) on the legal consequences of the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) in the Achmea case and on the upcoming end of foreign investment protection in the EU based on bilateral investment treaties concluded between […]
(The upcoming end for intra-EU investment arbitrations)
Authors: Dušan Sedláček, Adam ForstSource: Lexology In general, the law of associations is not in the focus of legal professionals, yet its importance cannot be underestimated. There are over 80 thousand associations in the Czech Republic, a number of which manage extensive asset portfolios or decide on important rights for their members (e.g. sports associations, […]


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