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JUDr. Vojtech 

Vojtěch Trapl is the Senior Partner of the Law Office Dr. Trapl a partner advokáti s.r.o. (Ltd.). He specializes in Business Law, International Private Law, IT Law, State Contracts and International Investments (BIT).

Arbitrator at the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic and served as Co-Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator and Sole Arbitrator (over 400 domestic and international commercial cases), Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Member of London Court of Arbitration in London (until 2013), Member of the Indian Arbitrators Association (Life Member), Arbitrator for the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC at the UCCI) in Kiev, Member of DIS (Deutsche Institution für Schiedgerichtsbarkeit) (until 2013), Arbitrator on the ICSID List of Arbitrators by the Czech Republic (2008-2014), Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) (until 2013), Arbitrator on the List of Practitioners with the International Arbitration Court of the Economic Chamber of Austria (VIAC) Vienna, Member of the Austrian Association for Arbitration Proceedings, Vienna (Österreichische Vereinigung für Schiedgerichtsbarkeit, Wien) (until 2013).

Has served in a number of ad hoc arbitration matters as Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator, or Sole Arbitrator (more than 35 cases under Czech Arbitration Act).

Co-Arbitrator in two investments disputes under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (ad hoc cases):
Austrian Airlines v Slovak Republic, Final Award on Jurisdiction (October 9, 2009), available at: and
Albert Jan Oostergetel, Theodora Laurentius v Slovak Republic, Final Award (23 April 2012), not published.

Panelist ADR for .eu domain name disputes provided on the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic according to ADR Rules and ADR Supplemental Rules and under Public Policy Rules for .eu of the European Commission (EC Regulation 784/2004) in 10 cases.

Has served as a presiding arbitrator at 6th Hannover Willem C. Vis arbitration PreMoot (23rd - 25th February 2012)

Expert, Alternate or Head of the Delegation of the Czech Republic with the UNCITRAL Working Group II on Arbitration and Conciliation since 2000.


  • Senior Partner with Dr. Trapl & Partners, (1990-2006)
  • Senior Partner with Dr. Trapl a partner advokáti s.r.o. (Ltd.) (since 2006)
  • Member of the Board of the Arbitration Court attached to the Commercial Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic (1981 - 2007)
  • Charles University Prague, Department of International Public Law, Professor Assistant
  • University of West Bohemia Pilsen, Department of International Public Law, Professor Assistant (2003 - 2007)


Doctor of Law / JUDr. (Iuris utriusque doctor), Charles University, Prague, 1971
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow, 1966/67



Translation of Pierre A. Karrer's Glossary of Arbitration and ADR Terms and Abbreviations, 2nd edition, ASA August 2006, published by the Association of the Czech Lawyers (Jednota českých právníků), 2007, republished as Glossary of Arbitration and ADR, the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce, 2nd edition, December 2008.


Significance of the Washington Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (1965) from the aspect of state responsibility (Liber amicorum Prof. Dr. Čestmír Čepelka, DrSc., Charles University, 2007),

Schadenersatz beim Verkehrsunfall nach dem tschechischem Recht, Zeitschrift für Verkehrsrecht, Zeitschrift für Verkehrsrecht (ZVR, Österreich, December 2007, co-author with Dr. Eva Stránská-Trapl, Pages 397-403),

International Commercial Arbitration - Arbitration in Czech Republic and in EU (actual stage), Liber Amicorum Prof. Dr. Zdeněk Kučera, DrSc., Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Iuridica 1/2008,

Draft Articles on Most-favoured-nation Clause as a result of the codification work by International Law Commission, Publication of Czech Society of International Law, IFEC, Praha 2009,

The Most Favoured Nation Clause in the light of the codification efforts of the International Law Commission and the present trends of international arbitration adjudication and practice of States, Liber Amicorum prof. Milan Bakeš, DrSc., Leges, Praha 2009,

Jurisdiction of Arbitral tribunal under the Austrian-Czech arbitration clause and Most-Favored –Nation (MFN) clause Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law, Volume 2, Prague 2011, (p.217)

Contributions published in:

Verlag Dashöfer about Czech Arbitration Law (institutional and ad hoc), the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1980) -Commentary, the Czech Trade Law in focus of the international aspects, the Debt Recovery in Europe, December 2007, Nomos Verlag Heidelberg, December 2007 (among 21 co-authors within others EU States).

Casebook on Interantional Public Law (among 9 co-authors), Prof. Dr. Pavel Šturma DrSc. a kol., Scripta Iuridica 8, Universitas Carolina, Facultas Iuridica, Praha, 2009.

The current status of protection scope in CR: outlook on the future, Arbitraž i mediacje, Liber Amicorum, Andrzej Tynel, Sad Arbitražowy, Warszawa 2012.


Contribution on notice of arbitration, VIAC – UNCITRAL 2008 Conference, Vienna, 13 -14th March, 2008

The current status of protection scope, outlook on the future, Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference 2011 organized by Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, Prague, 20-21st October 2011,

Thing Big – Bifurcation of the arbitration proceedings – to bifurcate or lot to bifurcate, 2nd Kiev Arbitration Days, Kiev, 16 November 2012


Czech Bar, ICC, DIS, LCIA, ASA, DAV, IAA, International Law Society, UAA (Ukrainian Arbitration Association), ICCA (2012)


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