Mikoláš Růžek is a member of our dispute resolution and competition teams of the Prague office of White & Case. He is frequently involved in advising a number of major clients of the Prague office.
Mikoláš Růžek joined the Prague office of White & Case during his studies in 2017. Before joining White & Case, Mikoláš gained his professional experience at a Czech law firm where he worked as a trainee on ICT law and dispute resolution matters. At White & Case provides legal services primarily in the areas of litigation, insolvency proceedings and competition law.
During his studies Mikoláš was also a member of the Charles University team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, and while participating in the Erasmus exchange programme at the University of Helsinki he helped that team win the European Law Moot Court.
Representing Meta Platforms, Inc. in a lawsuit against King's Casino
Representing Meta Platforms, Inc. (formerly Facebook, Inc.) in a unique lawsuit against King's Casino, famous mainly for hosting big poker tournaments. In April 2021, when the casinos closed due to the spread of coronavirus, paid fraudulent advertisements appeared on Facebook to entice visitors to go online. King’s Casino is suing Facebook for half a billion crowns, stating that our client is liable for the content of the ads.
Representing Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. in litigation with Seznam.cz
Representing Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. in litigation with Seznam.cz. Seznam alleges that our clients breached competition law when using certain legal agreements in connection with their Android OS and seeks CZK 10 billion in compensation.
Representing PPF Group on Telenor acquisition
Representing PPF Group on its EUR 2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor's telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe. The transaction, which gave PPF full control over Telenor’s mobile operators in the region, was subject to the relevant merger control and regulatory approvals (by the European Commission, as well as in Serbia and Montenegro).
Representing a major Czech financial institution in a dispute related to the insolvency of its corporate borrower.