Miloš Olík is the head of the Dispute Resolution Department at ROWAN LEGAL. His practice focuses on arbitration, including international commercial arbitrations, investment disputes and various forms of alternative dispute resolution (mediation, negotiation).
Miloš Olík has many years of experience in arbitration proceedings under the rules of various institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Arbitration Court of the Economic and Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic (RSHKAK) and the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Law (UNCITRAL). He has even led legal teams representing states in investment disputes and multinational companies in international commercial arbitrations.
Miloš Olík has also acted as an arbitrator in more than 200 arbitration proceedings, including investment disputes (currently two cases under ICSID rules). He is registered on the list of arbitrators of the Czech Arbitration Court at the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic and leading international institutions (CIETAC, LCIA, VIAC, HKIAC). Miloš is the vice-chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Czech Republic, chairman of the Arbitration Council of the Football Association of the Czech Republic, vice-chairman of the National Court of Arbitration for Sport and a member of many other professional associations and organizations.
Miloš Olík is listed in the Arbitration Ranking jointly organized by Who’s Who Legal and GAR (Global Arbitration Review). He has been ranked by the prestigious international ranking Chambers Global in Band 2 for dispute resolution and arbitration in the Czech Republic.
Miloš Olík is also the author or co-author of numerous professional publications, such as the Commentary on the New York Convention, the Commentary on the Arbitration Act, the Commentary on the Mediation Act and the prestigious chapter for the Czech Republic in the ICCA Handbook on Commercial Arbitration.
He was appointed as an arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under the ICSID Rules – ADDIKO BANK AG and ADDIKO BANK d.d. v. Republic of Croatia.
Appointed as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings under the ICSID rules – UniCredit Bank Austria AG and Zagrebačka Bank d.d. v. Republic of Croatia.
Represented a leading car manufacturer in a dispute with a former supplier, worth tens of millions of CZK.
Represented clients in arbitration proceedings for damages under bilateral agreements on the promotion and mutual protection of investments and under the Energy Charter Agreement in the field of promotion of renewable energy production.
Represented a major Czech mobile operator in two disputes concerning claims for compensation against two former sales representatives.
Represented the Ministry of Regional Development in a dispute with Generali Pojišt’ovna regarding alleged defamation. The plaintiff claimed damages of CZK 18 million from his client.
Represented a client, the City of Prague, in a number of disputes arising out of the Opencard project.
In arbitration proceedings, represented a large construction company in a dispute arising out of the construction of a motorway corridor worth more than CZK 4.5 billion.
Horáček, T., Svatoš, M., Olík, M.: Mediation Act. Commentary, 1st edition, Prague: Wolters Kluwer, 2019
Olík, M., Maisner, M., Pokorný, R., Málek, P., Janoušek, M.: Law on Arbitration and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards. Commentary, 2nd edition, Prague: Wolters Kluwer, 2017
Mičinský, Ľ., Olík, M.: New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (Commentary), Wolters Kluwer, Bratislava, 2016
Olík, M., Maisner, M., Pokorný, R., Málek, P., Janoušek, M.: Law on Arbitration and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards. Commentary, Prague: Wolters Kluwer, a.s., 2015
Podešva, V., Olík, M., Janoušek, M., Stránský, J.: Public Procurement Act. Commentary. 2nd edition. Prague: Wolters Kluwer ČR, a.s., 2011
Chambers and Partners Global 2023 – Band 2
Who’s who legal: Arbitration, 2023
The Legal 500 2022, Arbitration Powerlist
Chambers and Partners Europe 2022 – Arbitration Counsel (Band 2)
Chambers and Partners Europe 2022 – Most in Demand Arbitrators (Band 2)
Chambers and Partners Global 2022 – Band 2
Who’s who legal: Arbitration, 2022
Chambers and Partners Europe 2021 – Arbitration Counsel (Band 2)
The Legal 500 2021, Arbitration Powerlist
Chambers and Partners Europe 2021 – Most in Demand Arbitrators (Band 2)
Chambers and Partners Global 2021 – Band 2
Chambers and Partners Europe 2020 – Arbitration Counsel (Band 2)
Chambers and Partners Europe 2020 – Most in Demand Arbitrators (Band 2)
Chambers and Partners Europe 2019 – Arbitration Counsel (Band 3)
Chambers and Partners Europe 2019 – Most in Demand Arbitrators (Band 2)
The Legal 500, 2019 Recommended in DR
Chambers and Partners Europe 2018 – Arbitration Counsel (Band 3)
Chambers and Partners Europe 2018 – Most in Demand Arbitrators (Band 2)
The Legal 500, 2018 Recommended in DR
Chambers and Partners Europe 2017 – Ranked lawyer / IP and TMT (Band 2)
School: Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, Postgraduate study (Ph.D.) 2017
Field of study: Theoretical Legal Sciences – Private International Law and International Trade Law
School: Nottingham Trent University, 2009
Field of study: Czech Commercial Law in the Context of EU Law
School: Faculty of Law, Charles University in Prague, 2002
Field of study: Law and legal science
School: University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of International Relations, 1999
Field of study: International trade, European economic integration
Company: ROWAN LEGAL, (Saach Legal), Slovakia
Position: Partner, an established Eurolawyer (2006–present)
Company: ROWAN LEGAL, law firm
Position: Advocate and Partner (2006–present)
Company: Holec & Partners, Fiala, Profous, Maisner, law firm
Position: Trainee lawyer (2002–2005)
Since 2010, regular nominations to arbitration panels
Registered mediator within the meaning of the Mediation Act No. 202/2012 Coll. since 2015