Leon Kopecký




Vienna, Austria

Investor state dispute resolution, commercial arbitration, arbitrator appointments

Numerous sectors incl telecommunication, construction, finance, cryptocurrencies

Czech, English, German, Macedonian, Slovak

University of Manchester, School of Law, Manchester/England (LL.M. 2007)
University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law, Hamburg/Germany (LL.M. 2007)
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Rotterdam/Netherlands (LL.M. 2006)
Edinburgh University, School of Law, Edinburgh/Scotland (Grad.Cert. 2006)
University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Vienna/Austria (Mag.iur. 2006)


List available on request

Lawyers without Borders, UN and ECOSOC main representative
International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR Young & International)
Association Suisse d'Arbitrage (ASA below 40)
Austrian Arbitration Association (ArbAut/YAAP)
The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA/YIAG)
Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI40)
Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS40)

Teaching position at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law (Teaching Assistand, 2004-2005)

I have over 10 years experience in international commercial and investment arbitrations, litigations, and investigations. I acted as lead advocate in Grot v. Moldova, the first ICSID hearing held in Vienna, Austria. Later that year I acted in numerous highly publicised commercial arbitrations, including CEAC vs. Montenegro (UNCITRAL), and Dardafon vs. PTK (ICC, London High Court), which helped earn the practice the GAR award of "international arbitration practice that impressed the most in the past year". I was co-lead advocate in the ICSID cases Kunsttrans v. Serbia and Mera v. Serbia, with both decided in favour of the investor. I acted as advocate in a large, London-seated multi-party construction arbitration where, again, my client emerged victorious. Additionally, I regularly publish, speak at conferences, and teach arbitration courses, especially in CEE/SEE and the CIS. I am the editor of Mondaq's Comparative Guide to International Arbitration in 14 CEE jurisdictions.

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