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Kocian Solc Balastik

Pavel Dejl

Pavel Dejl



  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • European Community Law
  • Insolvency

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Kocian Solc Balastik
Czech Republic

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WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Partner Pavel Dejl heads KSB’s Dispute Resolution and Competition/Antitrust practices. He represents Czech and international clients such as Alstom Power, Sberbank, Czech Television, Heineken, Charles University and Prague Airport in dispute resolution and arbitration matters. In his most high-profile case, Pavel represented Delta Pekárny, helping the company to win a dispute before the European Court of Human Rights, which was named Competition Case of the Year in the Lawyer European Awards 2015. In competition matters, in particular in merger and antitrust proceedings before the Czech Competition Authority and Czech courts, Pavel has successfully advised and represented clients such as RWE Transgas, O2, Schneider Electric, Reckitt Benckiser, Phillips and Skanska. He also advises on state aid matters and represented the Czech National Bank in proceedings regarding alleged state aid provided to Czech banks. Pavel recently advised Asiana and LEO Express in court private competition enforcement disputes for damages, as well as Mattoni 1873/Pepsi and Penam/United Bakeries in merger clearance proceedings before the Czech Competition Authority. Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, and Legal500 recommend Pavel as a leading expert for dispute resolution and competition/antitrust.

Bar Admissions

Czech Bar Association


Law degree from Charles University, Prague (1994, JUDr. - 2002)
University of Amsterdam (LL.M. - 1996)
postgraduate doctoral studies in private law at Law Faculty of Charles University (PhD. - 2002)
Areas of Practice

Arbitration / Mediation | Commercial Litigation | European Community Law | Insolvency | Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

International rating directories (such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal – The International Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists, PLC Which Lawyer) consider Pavel Dejl to be a leading expert in competition law and litigation in the Czech Republic

Professional Associations

Tutoring at Law Faculty of West Bohemian University, Pilsen (EU Law - Jean Monnet Programme)


In addition to his practice, which focuses mainly on European and competition law and bankruptcy law (but also comprises commercial law and commercial litigation), he also lectures at the law faculty of the West Bohemian University in Pilsen², where he is the Jean Monnet Programme teacher of European Union Law.

COVID Program - RENT Before Starting (UPDATE 02)
Kocian Solc Balastik, June 2020

The state contribution for commercial leases to entrepreneurs with forcibly closed establishments will be launched on June 26, 2020 at 9 AM. If the entrepreneur has negotiated a 30% discount on the rent from his landlord, he will be able to apply for state support in the amount of 50% up to a ceiling of CZK 10 million for the period from April to June...

Green Energy in the Coronavirus Age
Kocian Solc Balastik, April 2020

It might seem that in the time of the "coronavirus", everything revolves around veils, disinfection or restriction of operation of various production facilities, and energy is talked about only in connection with the need to keep the elements of critical energy infrastructure running...

Additional Articles

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2008
A Practical Guide to National Competition Rules Across Europe – second edition
Leniency Regimes – second edition
New Issue of Prestigious Annual Publication Chambers Europe Again Recommends KŠB
KŠB advises LEO Express
KŠB for CEE Legal Matters
Delta Pekárny, part of the United Bakeries group in the Czech Republic, Scores Important Victory before the ECHR
Kocián Šolc Balaštík Named Best National Law Firm in Czech Republic in 2012
Three KŠB Experts Listed in the Latest Issue of Who´s Who Legal
Prestigious Annual Publication Chambers Global Again Recommends KŠB
KŠB Awarded by Prestigious Magazine ‘The Lawyer’

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