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10.10.2018

Rechtlicher und Steuerrechtlicher Newsletter DTIHK 2/2018

Entwicklung des Immobilienrechts seit dem Inkrafttreten des neuen BGBs

by Dr. jur. Ernst Giese / Mgr. Marie Zámečníková, Ph.D.

Das „neue“ Bürgerliche Gesetzbuch (Gesetz Nr. 89/2012 Slg., nachfolgend „nBGB“) ist bereits seit fast 4 Jahren in Kraft (im Konkreten seit 1. Januar 2014). Deshalb kann für das Grundstücksrecht eine erste Bilanz gezogen werden. Diese wesentliche und in vielen Aspekten revolutionäre Neukodifikation des bürgerlichen Rechts hat viele Neuerungen mit sich gebracht. Die Praxis hat mit […]

04.10.2018

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Zrušení tzv. druhé restituční tečky

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský / Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

Cílem zákona č. 229/1991 Sb., o úpravě vlastnických vztahů k půdě a jinému zemědělskému majetku, ve znění pozdějších předpisů (dále jen „zákon o půdě“), a obecně samotných restitucí, je vyřešení vztahů k nemovitostem s původními vlastníky, jimž byly státem v letech 1948 až 1989 bez náhrady odňaty. Dle důvodové zprávy k předmětnému zákonu měly být tyto pozemky včetně budov urychleně převedeny do […]

06.09.2018

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Hromadné žaloby – čeká české procesní právo revoluce?

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský / Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

Dlouho vedená diskuse o uzákonění institutu hromadných žalob známých především ze Spojených států přiměla české ministerstvo spravedlnosti pustit se do přípravy jeho zakotvení do českého právního řádu. Tento nástroj by měl umožnit kolektivní uplatňování stejných nebo velmi podobných nároků širokého okruhu osob v rámci jednoho jediného řízení. Podle ministerstva je takové řešení výhodné vlastně pro všechny, […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Impact! A Roadmap to Data Protection Impact Assessment

by Mgr. Radek Werich

A new framework of Data Protection Impact Assessment (the “DPIA”) has been introduced as part of the General Data Protection Regulation as of 25 May 2018. The DPIA may be understood as a privacy-related impact assessment having the objectives of identification and analysis how data privacy might be affected by certain actions or activities which […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Record! It May Help, Says Prague’s Municipal Court

by Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

Since Roman times there has been a legal principle: What is in writing, counts (in Lat. Littera scripta manet). We strictly follow this principle in Civil and Public Law. In civil or public court proceedings the judge is obliged to make a protocol as a record of what was said or proved during the proceeding. […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Revolution! Collective Actions in Czech Procedural Law

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský / Mgr. Igor Vondrášek

Following recent activities in Germany, the Czech government introduced a proposal of legislation on collective actions. This legal concept has its roots in the USA, where groups of consumers, who have suffered damages, are entitled to launch joint proceedings based on so-called class actions. It is no secret that the emissions scandal, widely known as […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

One! Joint Stock Companies With an Administrative Board Only?

by Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Trojanová

Czech joint stock companies are traditionally organized in a so called dualistic system, with both a board of directors and a supervisory board. In an alternative monistic system, the company has only an administrative board with a statutory manager. A draft amendment of the Ministry of Justice proposes cancellation of the statutory manager. Thus, the […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Disqualified! New Rules for Real Estate Agents

by Mgr. Denisa Molnár

Strengthening of the protection of clients and improvement of services – these are just two of the aims of a newly drafted act on real estate brokerage. Real estate brokerage has so far not been regulated in the Czech Republic. This led to a huge number of real estate agents active on the market without […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Trapped! Financial Leasing Can Be Risky

by Mgr. Bc. Karolína Szturc (formerly Pospíšilová)

Financial leasing is a frequently used alternative way of financing various investments. Undoubtedly an attractive offer for many businesses, is it also favourable for leasing companies? Before providing any financial leasing, it is important to be prepared against unexpected events. Leasing of movable assets should not be risky. The leasing company remains owner of the […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Back! Executive Service Agreement vs. Employment Contract

by Mgr. Marie Zámečníková, Ph.D.

For years, companies have been kept in uncertainty regarding the legal form of executive service agreements. Every corporation shall conclude a written executive service agreement with its top executives, e.g. board members and managing directors. There are specific and very detailed requirements of such agreement, especially with respect to remuneration. The executives are obliged to […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Listen! Monitored Telephone Conversation as Evidence in Court Proceedings

by Mgr. Jana Kostěncová

Nowadays, it is rather normal that one of the first things we hear in a phone call is that the call will be recorded / monitored. What does this mean? Can the voice recording have negative consequences in the future, e.g. in the court proceedings?! Voice recordings may be used as evidence in court proceedings […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Attention! Corporate Veil Has Been Lifted

by JUDr. Valter Pieger / Mgr. Mariana Koníková

The aim of the “corporate veil” is to separate the company’s property from the property of its shareholders. It shall protect shareholders against liability for the company’s obligations. This is based upon a widely recognised legal concept under which a company constitutes a separate legal entity existing independently and separately from that of its shareholders. […]

20.06.2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Flash! Slovak Legal News in Brief

by JUDr. Zuzana Francúzová / Mgr. Mariana Koníková / Mrg. Renáta Sedliačková

Ultimate Beneficial Owner in the Commercial Register? As of March 15, 2018 all entities incorporated in the Commercial Register (save for issuers of securities and those already registered in the Register of Partners of the Public Sector) are obliged to identify and register their ultimate beneficial owners into the Commercial Register. Contrary to the registration […]

20.06.2018

Ernst Giese and Jitka Sytařová as Speakers at the vdp Seminar in Berlin, Germany

by Giese & Partner

On June 20, 2018, Dr. Ernst Giese and Mgr. Jitka Sytařová will participate as speakers at the vdp seminar on the Real Estate Financing in the Czech Republic. More information and programme >>

14.06.2018

Giese & Partner Team Could Not Miss the O2 Prague Relay 2018

by Giese & Partner

On 13 June 2018, four young colleagues of our team – Karolína Pospíšilová, Marie Nálepová, Kateřina Surá and Jana Černá – represented Giese & Partner in the 20-kilometre O2 relay run in Prague with a fantastic result. Congratulations!

07.06.2018

Rechtlicher und Steuerrechtlicher Newsletter DTIHK 1/2018

Die wesentlichen Änderungen des Insolvenzrechts

by Dr. jur. Ernst Giese

Das tschechische Insolvenzrecht wird im Wesentlichen durch das Gesetz über die Insolvenz und die Art der Insolvenzdurchführung (Nr. 182/2006 Slg., im Folgenden „InsG“) geregelt, das bereits zum 01.01.2014 einer umfangreichen Novelle unterlag. Eine weitere nicht unerhebliche Novellierung trat zum 01.07.2017 in Kraft. Einige damit verbundenen wesentlichen Änderungen, die die Gesetzesnovelle (Nr. 64/2017 Slg.) für das […]

01.06.2018

Team News: Dr. Ernst Giese as Arbitrator of German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce and JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský as his Deputy

by Giese & Partner

In May 2018, the annual members’ meeting of the German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce elected Dr. Ernst Giese, partner of Giese & Partner, into the function of Arbitrator for internal disputes. Dr. Ernst Giese, with JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský, managing associate of Giese & Partner, as his deputy, will serve in this function for a […]

29.05.2018

Team News: Jana Kostěncová New Attorney in the Team

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner recently strengthened its team with a new attorney. Mgr. Jana Kostěncová joined the firm as an attorney-at-law in May 2018. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague (Mgr.). Her work focuses especially on litigations, real estate projects and civil law. She speaks Czech, English and German.

02.05.2018

Giese & Partner Prague Ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018: Leading Firm and Recommended Lawyers

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner was ranked by Legal 500 as Leading Firm and Dr. Ernst Giese, Martin Holler, Mgr. Jitka Sytařová and Mgr. Markéta Mrázová were ranked as recommended lawyers in Real Estate and Construction in the Czech Republic for 2018.

02.05.2018

Giese & Partner Bratislava Ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018: Leading Firm and Recommended Lawyers

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner Bratislava was ranked by The Legal 500 as Leading Firm and Mgr. Slavomír Čauder as recommended lawyer in Real Estate and Construction and Banking, finance and capital markets in Slovakia.  Furthermore, Mgr. Eva Mojžišová was ranked as recommended lawyer in Real Estate and Construction in Slovakia for 2018.

25.04.2018

Ernst Giese listed in Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2018

by Giese & Partner

Dr. Ernst Giese (managing partner) is listed in the Who’s Who Legal directory as the leading lawyer in the field of Restructuring & Insolvency in the Czech Republic for 2018.

25.04.2018

Martin Holler listed in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2018

by Giese & Partner

Martin Holler (partner) is listed in the Who’s Who Legal directory as one of the leading lawyers in the field of Real Estate in the Czech Republic for 2018.

17.04.2018

European Lawyers Foundation

Giese & Partner Proud Partner to ELF MULTILAW Project

by Giese & Partner

We are proud to announce that Giese & Partner have joined EU co-founded project led by the European Lawyers Foundation (ELF) supporting the mobility of young lawyers across the European Union. MULTILAW project provides opportunities for those who are eager to experience different legal cultures and are seeking to be trained by either bars or […]

09.04.2018

Giese & Partner Team Took Part in the 20th Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon 2018 in Prague

by Giese & Partner

On April 7, 2018 the 20th Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon 2018 took place in Prague. Three colleagues of our team – Jan Valíček, Lenka Charvátová and Marie Nálepová put on running shoes and came out to participate and to represent Giese & Partner having great support of other members of the team as fans.

09.04.2018

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Upcoming Event: Martin Holler as Speaker at the IBA 10th Annual Real Estate Investment Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, 6-8 June 2018

by Giese & Partner

On 7 June 2018, Martin Holler will take part as speaker in the IBA 10th Annual Real Estate Investment Conference Trends and Opportunities in Real Estate in Zurich in the “Regulatory trends in the commercial real estate world” session. The Speakers will discuss what regulatory changes commercial real estate projects might face around the world. Will […]

04.04.2018

www.giese.cz

Giese & Partner: Letní stáž v Praze pro studenty Masarykovy univerzity

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner organizuje pro studenty Právnické fakulty Masarykovy univerzity v pořadí již druhý ročník letních stáží ve svém pražském sídle. Vybraní studenti se na čtyři týdny stanou plnohodnotnou součástí týmu a budou mít možnost poznat, jak to chodí v mezinárodní advokátní kanceláři.

30.03.2018

Team News: Renáta Sedliačková New Junior Lawyer in the Team

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner strengthened its team with a new junior lawyer. Mgr. Renáta Sedliačková joined our Bratislava team as junior lawyer in January 2018. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Komensky University in Bratislava (Mgr.). Renáta specializes in corporate law, employment law and civil law. She speaks Slovak, English and German.

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

New European Rules Are Knocking on the Door – General Data Protection Regulation

by Mgr. Radek Werich / Mgr. Igor Vondrášek

No matter where your business is based or how large it is, if it deals with personal data of EU individuals, it must comply with the new “GDPR Principles”. There is only less than three months left until this major EU regulation on personal data protection comes into force. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

Contracts Register: Further Changes and Discussions

by Mgr. Ing. Jan Valíček

Most contracts concluded with public entities such as the Czech Republic, regional or local authorities, state-funded organizations, health insurance companies, public universities, state funds or companies in which the state or a local government directly or indirectly hold a majority share shall be registered with the Contracts Register. Recently, some obligations and exceptions from the […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

Bella Italia Rules – International Trade and National Courts

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský

In today’s globalized world, international trade plays a key role. But in international trade something can get complicated and the parties are forced to seek protection before national courts. The Czech Supreme Court recently introduced certain guidelines for Czech courts dealing with international matters. It highlighted that they must consider not only Czech procedural aspects […]

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