David Seidl

Junior Associate, Baker McKenzie

Topic: Investment arbitration

David's practice focuses on international and domestic dispute resolution, including investment treaty arbitration, commercial arbitration, and litigation. Prior to joining the firm, David served as a legal officer in the International Arbitration and Investment Protection Unit of the Czech Republic's Ministry of Finance. In this capacity, David acted in numerous disputes with foreign investors, including more than a dozen of investment treaty arbitrations. David also helped negotiate bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with two African countries and worked on a revision of the Czech Model BIT. David's additional duties included assessment of investment treaty claims of Czech investors against foreign states, advising various state bodies on investment treaty obligations, representing the Czech Republic in various international fora and advising on civil and criminal litigation with a foreign element.

Investment Arbitration
Advising the State of Libya in two investments arbitrations pending before the ICC and filed by two Turkish construction companies under the Turkey-Libya BIT
Advising Estonia in an ICSID arbitration arising under the Netherlands-Estonia BIT in connection with regulation of water tariffs in the Estonian capital Tallinn. (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/24)).
Advising Croatia in an ICSID arbitration against Hungarian oil and gas company MOL arising under Energy Charter Treaty in connection with the privatisation and operation of the Croatian oil and gas company INA Energy Charter Treaty (ICSID Case No. ARB/13/32 and PCA Case No. 2014-15).

International Commercial Arbitration
Advised a Czech company in a pending ICC arbitration against a UK company regarding breach of the seller's warranties under a share purchase agreement.
Advising a Finnish company in a pending UNCITRAL arbitration against a Central European country.
Advising a leading Middle Eastern client in a Swiss-seated ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a power station.

Czech Arbitration and Litigation
Advising a multinational company in a dispute concerning trade secret misappropriation.
Advising a leading telecommunications company in two administrative lawsuits against price regulation.