“We perceive our experience with Ondrej Cech very positively. … Of his personal qualities, we would especially highlight his extreme diligence, focus on detail and determination.”Major Czech Bank
Ondrej Cech is a Senior Associate and attorney at law with Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, specializing in international dispute resolution with a focus on arbitration. In addition to his arbitration work, he also has significant experience representing aggrieved parties and creditors in criminal and bankruptcy proceedings. Ondrej’s clients are active, among others, in energy, construction, financial, technology, transport and public sectors. Ondrej is fully licensed as an attorney in the Czech Republic and as a European attorney in Austria.
Ondrej is listed as an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, and also acts as a tribunal secretary in proceedings before the PCA and the ICC. In addition to his professional work, Ondrej is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the Charles University in Prague.
Before joining Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, Ondrej worked as an associate in the Prague office of a global law firm and taught courses concerning international dispute resolution at universities in Prague. He is a graduate of Charles University in Prague and Columbia University in New York. For his academic achievements, Ondrej was awarded with Josef Hlavka’s Prize for the Best Graduate, Randa’s Foundation Prize for an Exceptional Master Thesis in Commercial Law and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholarship. During his studies, he gained experience, among others, as an Intern at the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC in Paris and as a Research Assistant at Columbia Law School in New York.
Ondrej is one of the co-founders of Young Czech Arbitration Professionals and acts as the spokesperson of the initiative for implementation of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration in the Czech Republic.
Ondrej works in English (fluent) and Czech (native), and has a good understanding of Slovak.
Highlights of Ondrej’s work include the following:
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Cech (speaker), “Modelový zákon UNCITRAL o mezinárodní obchodní arbitráži a český právní řád“, ICC Czech Republic, Charles University & CZIPRA panel discussion, 10.10.2022.
Cech (speaker), “Evidence in international arbitration”, ICC YAAF Bratislava Debatefest, Bratislava/Slovakia, 08.09.2022.
Beisteiner, Cech, Herbst & Weisgram (authors), “The Russian Ruble Decree-Crisis: Can European Gas Buyers “Pay in Rubles without Paying in Rubles”? What May Be the Consequences if Not?“, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 28.05.22.
The media these days is full of speculations on the future of gas supplies to Europe in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Will gas continue to flow and what if one side turns off the taps? Discussions have recently been fueled by the infamous Ruble Decree as well as evolving EU sanctions law and the latest curtailments of flows to Poland and Bulgaria.
In our latest Disputes for Tea | Energy webinar, Gerold Zeiler, Lisa Beisteiner and the energy team give an overview of some of the underlying legal fundamentals to help you better grasp and navigate the fast-changing landscape. With this webinar we hope we can bring some clarity – at least on the basic questions of regulatory and contract law arising in the rapidly moving political and economic discourse.
Cech (moderator), “Prague Pre-Moot Panel Discussion”, Charles University in Prague, 18.03.2022.