Disputes and Dispute Resolution
The act Řanda Havel Legal law firm places a special emphasis on dispute prevention, but even the best quality legal documentation cannot completely rule out the possibility of a dispute. When preparing contractual documentation and structuring of transactions we focus on ensuring that the documentation is unequivocal and that its provisions rule out any future disputes over interpretation. We pay utmost attention to the client’s position, to minimising the client’s risks and to the tools applied during implementation of entitlements from contracts and any contractual breaches.
We provide all the legal services associated with dispute resolution from contracts or breach of the legal regulations. We always endeavour to first reach the quickest, most cost-effective amicable settlement. If no amicable solution is achieved, we represent our clients in proceedings before the courts, in arbitration proceedings and during mediation. We always proceed with the greatest possible regard to protecting the client’s interests and provide the client with the maximum amount of information concerning the course of the dispute. The lawyers at act Řanda Havel Legal represent clients in matters before courts of all instances in the Czech Republic, as well as before courts of arbitration and other bodies providing alternative dispute resolution both in this country and abroad. We represent clients in the capacity of both the plaintiff and the defendant.
act Řanda Havel Legal in particular:
Analyses provided data and information concerning disputed area in order to assess the client’s entitlements or options for defending the client in a dispute and estimating the client’s success in the dispute with regard to the client’s legal situation and quality of evidence;
Develops a suitable approach for prosecuting a dispute;
Proposes a strategy for prosecuting a dispute and regular consultation with the client about this strategy;
Provides active participation in negotiations with opposite party with regard to options for an amicable resolution of the dispute in accordance with the client’s interests and at the same time acceptable to the opposing party;
Represents clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings;
Provides consultancy during selection and appointment of arbiters in arbitration proceedings;
Prepares all essential documents and submissions relating to disputes, especially litigation or responses to litigation; secures services of court appointed experts and interpreters;
Represents clients in proceedings before courts and courts of arbitration, including international arbitration held in a foreign language;
Provides legal services during implementation of court and other enforceable rulings, including securing of the court bailiff and all communication with the bailiff;
Provides legal services pertaining to collecting receivables and managing receivable portfolios;
Provides legal consultancy or representation in commercial and tax criminal cases;
Proposes solutions to protect clients from the unfair competition of other competitors, advising clients on how to prevent breach of unfair trading protection rules and representing clients in court disputes concerning unfair competition;
Provides legal services and proposals for resolving problems associated with misleading or comparative advertising, misleading labelling of goods and services, the risk of goods being mistaken for other goods, sponging on another’s reputation, bribery, detraction, breaches of trade secrets, unfair trading in the area of intellectual property and other aspects of unfair trading and relations with competition;
The prestigious Chambers & Partners rating company has repeatedly recommended act Řanda Havel Legal in the area of disputes and dispute resolutions. Chambers and Partners annually publish the internationally known Chambers Guide, which evaluates the quality of the legal work of law firms in 175 countries from the point of view of their expertise and the quality of their services based on independent evaluations and commentaries. The evaluation parameters include expert legal knowledge, professional conduct, the quality of the customer service, commercial intelligence, conscientiousness, application and other characteristics most appreciated by clients.
The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa international rating company has included act Řanda Havel Legal in its ranking for 2019 in the areas of disputes and dispute resolution. The Legal 500 publication annually maps out law firms from all over the world and its data is used by 4 million readers and 2.5 million companies in electronic form.
EPRAVO.CZ, the prestigious Czech online legal journal, has recommended act Řanda Havel Legal in the area of Dispute resolution in its Law Firm of the Year 2021 ranking. The annual awards are decided by an independent group of 250 evaluators from the ranks of companies and institutions, as well as by EPRAVO.CZ, an independent entity that monitors and follows lawyers in the Czech Republic.