Ondrej Chvosta

Ondrej Chvosta

Associate, Financial Institutions; National Security


Ondrej Chvosta has extensive experience practicing in common law and civil law countries, which he utilizes to navigate complex multijurisdictional issues under U.S., U.K., EU and international law.

Mr. Chvosta regularly advises global financial institutions and multinational corporate clients across industries on national security matters, including in the areas of U.S., U.K. and EU economic and financial sanctions, export control, money laundering, CFIUS and foreign direct investment (FDI). Mr. Chvosta has conducted complex sanctions, anti-money laundering and export control investigations, and represents clients in connection with regulatory filings, voluntary self-disclosures and government enforcement actions, including before the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, and the New York Department of Financial Services. Mr. Chvosta also helps clients develop and implement tailored, risk-based compliance programs.

Mr. Chvosta’s transactional practice includes managing national security diligence and contract negotiations for significant mergers and acquisitions, as well as a wide range of credit and other financing agreements. He also advises clients in connection with mandatory and voluntary filings, as well as related government negotiations, before CFIUS and similar non-U.S. FDI bodies involving complex cross-border transactions raising national security issues.

Mr. Chvosta also has hands-on dispute resolution and international trade experience. He has defended clients in trade remedies cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union and in multiple anti-dumping investigations before the European Commission.

In recognition of his work, Mr. Chvosta was named one of Best Lawyers’ 2024 Ones To Watch in America.

In his active pro bono practice, Mr. Chvosta has successfully represented clients in immigration and child custody matters, including before state and federal courts.

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Chvosta worked at the Brussels office of a global international law firm and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.



  • JUDr., Charles University, Prague, 2013
  • LL.M., Charles University, Prague, 2011
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2014
  • B.A., Charles University, Prague, 2009


  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Ondrej Chvosta

Associate, Financial Institutions; National Security