Marie Talašová is an Associate of our Dispute Resolution team whose primary focus is on litigation and arbitration.
Marie is an extremely knowledgeable expert in the field of international investment law who enjoys respect and recognition at home and abroad. She has vast experience from both the world of litigation and public administration and possesses a wide range of skills and competence in a variety of legal fields.
Before joining White & Case in October 2018, she held the position of the Head of International Legal Services Department at the Czech Ministry of Finance.
In her role, she was in charge of a sizable legal team responsible for defending the Czech Republic in more than twenty investment arbitration proceedings in various jurisdictions, and served as the lead negotiator of bilateral investment agreements on behalf of the Czech Republic. As a part of her role, Marie also assisted government officials in negotiations with strategic investors and provided advice to the finance minister and the prime minister on issues concerning international law and EU law, especially in the area of state aid and regulation of the energy and gambling sectors.
Marie also advised government officials who are responsible for the representation of the Czech Republic in litigation matters before European courts, i.e., in particular, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, and other courts outside the jurisdiction of the Czech Republic. In a previous role, Marie was a member of the appellate body for renewable energy sources at the Energy Regulatory Office. Prior to her work for the state she interned at the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris and worked in the area of class actions and international disputes in the US.
Marie is a member of the expert commission of the International Mediation Institute in the Hague. For five years Marie was the main organizer of the Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference in Prague, an event that is annually attended by state representatives from more than 30 different states.