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NGOs regarding a complex renovation of Prunéřov II); the Odra River Basin Management (successful representation in its litigation for damages caused by floods in the amount of CZK 16 billion, which has been the largest litigation ever in the Czech history); the Czech Republic (international arbitration proceedings under bilateral treaties on protection of investments, judicial proceedings on claims for damages and most recently - arbitrations commenced by investors in the area of solar energy; representation of the Czech Republic as respondent in an investor – state arbitration brought by WNC Factoring Limited against the Czech Republic; disputes for damages resulting from alleged failure to secure sufficient navigability of the Labe River); O2 Czech Republic (former Telefónica Czech Republic) - (various disputes, including disputes related to protection of economic competition; action for unlawful interference of the Office for The Protection of Economic Competition (ÚOHS), actions for damages caused by a breach of competition law); Telefónica S.A. (Spain) (dispute involving an additional payment of the difference between the fair share value and the actual bid price in connection with the mandatory bid for shares in Český Telecom); Česká spořitelna (in proceedings before Czech courts and the Financial Arbitrator of the Czech Republic against actions lodged by its clients claiming reimbursement of fees paid for the administration of consumer and mortgage loans and related disputes with TEST – a civic association); Road and Motorways Directorate of the Czech Republic (numerous arbitration proceedings involving the D47, D3 and D1 Motorways, judicial proceedings concerning claims related to the maintenance and utilization of assets); Czech Railways (České dráhy) - (disputes regarding claims for damages and disputes concerning competition law, arbitration in relation to the supply of rolling stock vehicles, disputes regarding subsidized rolling stock vehicles and labor law disputes); Directorate of Waterways of the Czech Republic (Ředitelství vodních cest ČR) - (judicial proceedings in connection with a construction of a waterway, advice on regulatory issues related to a construction of weirs); Regional Government of Ústí nad Labem (numerous disputes in connection with its obligations to provide public transportation services); Pilsner Urquell and Pilsner Urquell Investments (a dispute over a payment of the difference between the fair share value and the actually offered price in connection with the minority shareholders squeeze-out); ČEZ
Distribution (litigation concerning claims resulting from a contract termination, declaration of nullity of a contract, unfair competition disputes and litigation against land owners); Unipetrol (disputes regarding the validity of resolutions adopted by the General Meeting and the minority shareholders squeeze-out); OSINEK and EVRAZ VÍTKOVICE STEEL (dispute with a Czech subsidiary of Arcelor Mittal regarding the price for pig iron), Prague Airport (copyright protection dispute); or VÍTKOVICE HEAVY MACHINERY (international arbitral proceedings for damages caused by a breach of a supply of goods agreement).
ANTITRUST/COMPETITION Legal services provided by WEIL in the field of antitrust/competition law, span the whole spectrum of matters pertaining to that field. These include, in particular, general assessment of clients’ conduct in light of competition law requirements, merger filings to competition authorities, state aid matters, or representation of clients before the Office for the Protection of Economic Competition or the European Commission in the area of restrictive practices (including subsequent judicial proceedings). WEIL represented or is currently representing clients such as Czech Railways (České dráhy) - (proceeding regarding alleged dominant position abuse in the freight transport market, including subsequent court proceedings; proceedings regarding alleged dominant position abuse due to alleged margin squeeze and dumping price practices related to the line Prague – Ostrava, judicial proceedings commenced by a competitive carrier who brought an action for allegedly suffered damages due to infringement of competition law); O2 Czech Republic (former Telefónica Czech Republic) - (proceedings before the Czech Office for the Protection of Economic Competition regarding alleged abuse of dominant position, proceedings before administrative courts regarding action for unlawful interference of the Office for the Protection of Economic Competition during its preliminary investigation, disputes for damages allegedly suffered by alternative operators due to a breach of competition law); ČEZ on a number of cases or projects (such as alleged abuse of dominant position case in connection with coal purchase, including related judicial proceedings, legal advice in connection with a merger control proceedings);