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17.04.2018

European Lawyers Foundation

Giese & Partner Proud Partner to ELF MULTILAW Project

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

www.ibanet.org

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

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

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.

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

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

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

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

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 […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

Hello Again: Pre-emptive Right of Co-owners of Real Estate is Back

Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Trojanová

The fact that the all new Civil Code did not preserve (with certain exemptions) a statutory pre-emptive right of co-owners raised questions whether this change was heading in the right direction, or not. On one side, the statutory pre-emptive right of co-owners limits their choices of whom they can sell their shares to. On the […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

Register of Beneficial Owners in Force

Mgr. Jitka Sytařová, LL.M.

An all new Register of Beneficial Owners became part of the Czech legal system and inherent part of the Business Register. It results from the European anti-money laundering directive. As of the beginning of this year, there is an immediate obligation of all business corporations and trust funds to enrol a beneficial owner for the […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

Build Me Up – Building Act Reloaded

Mgr. Denisa Molnár

An amendment of the Czech Building Act aims at simplification and acceleration of permitting processes. Joint Proceedings The most important tool for acceleration of building proceedings is the so-called „joint proceeding“. Instead of having to apply for a planning permit, environmental impact assessment (EIA) or building permit in separate proceedings, the amendment introduces three types […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

To Apologize – But How?

Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

Breaking competition law is profitable only until detected. Competition law offenders are subject to various sanctions under the Civil Code. Such sanctions may be a severe fine or just a simple apology by letter or newspaper advertisement. Fines play a major role in deterrence by making unlawful behavior less profitable. However, in a recent decision […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

A Game Changer? New Payment System Act

Mgr. Bc. Karolína Pospíšilová / Mgr. Ing. Martina Pelikánová

The new Payment System Act based on the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) reflects the recent very dynamic progress in payment services. This new legislation should lead to more legal certainty and facilitation of the uptake of innovations. But why exactly is there so much hype surrounding the Act? What is New? The new Act […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

It’s Not That Easy – Electronic Record of Sales According to the Czech Constitutional Court

Mgr. Marie Zámečníková / Mgr. Ing. Martina Pelikánová

A year with the electronic record of sales has passed. It has introduced a brand new obligation for all businesses, including self-employed persons, that accept cash or similar payments. They must now report every single sale to the financial authorities. The main purpose is to create better traceability of cash and similar payments to eliminate […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

No More Race Against Time? “Illegal” Employment!

JUDr. Zuzana Francúzová / Mgr. Mariana Koníková

A significant change in the definition of illegal employment in Slovakia will undoubtedly have employers rejoice – it makes the regulation more merciful to them. Every employer must register a new employee with the Social Insurance Agency before such employee has commenced work. Under the previous regulation, the employer’s failure to do so resulted in […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

Your Competitor Breached the Rules. He Shall Pay! Will He?

Mgr. Eva Mojžišová / Mgr. Mariana Koníková

A new Act on Rules of Actions against Damages by Infringements of Competition Law seeks to achieve a certain level of harmonization before national courts by private enforcement of competition rules. The Act will supplement public enforcement of competition rules by the competition authorities through imposing a fine. Especially entrepreneurs active on the EU market should […]

06.03.2018

Newsletter 1/2018

DON’T ASK! OR BETTER DON’T TELL: New Trade Secret in Slovakia

Mgr. Renáta Sedliačková

Trade secret regulation has acquired a completely new dimension. A new regulation has introduced fundamental changes in the legal position of trade secret holders. The definition of what can constitute an infringement upon a trade secret has been significantly extended. In cases of unlawful acquisition, use or disclosure of a trade secret, completely new measures […]

28.02.2018

www.ibanet.org

Martin Holler Appointed Member of the IBA Real Estate Section Advisory Board

Giese & Partner

Martin Holler, partner of Giese & Partner, has been appointed as Member of the IBA Real Estate Section Advisory Board to serve from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. The International Bar Association, established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the […]

16.02.2018

www.insol-europe.org

Upcoming Event: Dr. Ernst Giese as Moderator – INSOL Europe EECC Conference in Riga, Latvia, 31.05. – 01.06.2018

Giese & Partner

On 1 June 2018, Dr. Ernst Giese will participate as moderator of the „Restructuring in a long-term perspective“ session at the INSOL Europe Eastern European Countries‘ Committee Conference in Riga, Latvia. Conference Brochure >>

01.02.2018

Team News: Ondřej Rathouský Registered as Arbitrator

Giese & Partner

As of 1 January 2018, our long-term colleague JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský (managing associate) has been registered in the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. Ondřej joined our Prague team as an associate attorney in 2007. His work focuses especially […]

25.01.2018

Team News: Radek Werich (formerly Lopata) Promoted to Managing Associate

Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner is pleased to announce that our long-term colleague Mgr. Radek Werich has been promoted to the position of managing associate. Radek started his cooperation with our firm in 2006 as paralegal during his studies at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague and joined our team as junior lawyer after […]

25.01.2018

Team News: Karolína Pospíšilová Newly Minted Attorney

Giese & Partner

Since January 2018, Mgr. Bc. Karolína Pospíšilová has been associated with the firm as attorney-at-law after having passed the Czech Bar exams. Karolína joined our Prague team in 2014 as junior lawyer after her graduation from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague.  In her work Karolína focuses mainly on corporate law, financing […]

15.01.2018

Magazín epravo.cz 4/2017

Exekuce na základě zahraničních rozhodčích nálezů

JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský / Mgr. Tamara Skorkovská

V nedávné době se v judikatuře Nejvyššího soudu ČR v oblasti exekučního řízení objevila zcela nová tendence. Nejvyšší soud ČR se začal stavět odmítavě k tomu, aby prostřednictvím exekučního řízení byly vykonávány cizí rozhodčí nálezy, u nichž nebylo rozhodnuto o uznání, a to i v případě, že se jedná o rozhodčí nálezy vydané v režimu Newyorské úmluvy o uznání a výkonu […]

15.01.2018

ATTENTION PLEASE! Giese & Partner Offices in Bratislava Moved Next Door

Giese & Partner

As of the beginning of this year, the new address of our Bratislava offices is as follows:

15.12.2017

CIJ Magazine 12/2017

Access All Areas – “No More” Says Supreme Court

Mgr. Marie Zámečníková

When considering an acquisition of a land plot, people usually check various criteria in their chase for the perfect land – surroundings, potential neighbours and of course price. But there is one more important fact that needs to be double-checked. All buyers should pay very close attention to the legal rights to the access path […]

14.12.2017

Globe Law and Business

Giese & Partner: Chapters on Shareholders‘ Rights and Obligations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia published in December 2017

Giese & Partner

In December 2017, the Globe Law and Business publisher launched a Global Guide on Shareholders‘ Rights and Obligations, to which Giese & Partner proudly contributed a chapter on the Czech Republic written by Dr. Ernst Giese & Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Trojanová, and a chapter on Slovakia written by Mgr. Slavomír Čauder & JUDr. Zuzana Francúzová. […]

01.12.2017

Team News: Martina Pelikánová and Igor Vondrášek New Junior Lawyers in the Team

Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner recently strengthened its team with two new colleagues. Mgr. Ing. Martina Pelikánová Martina Pelikánová joined our Prague team as junior lawyer in 2017 after her graduation from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague (Mgr.). She also obtained a degree in Business Economics from the Technical University of Liberec in […]

29.11.2017

Newsletter 3/2017

New CEE Tiger: Czech Economy at Peak?

Mgr. Radek Werich

The economic development in the Czech Republic in the past two years may sound to many like the roar of a tiger. But are we really looking at a new tiger economy which may resemble the growth of Irish economy in the 1990s?  (Ireland was branded the “Celtic Tiger” for its rapid expansion in reminiscence […]

29.11.2017

Newsletter 3/2017

New Rules for Private Enforcement

Mgr. Denisa Molnár

The all new Private Enforcement Act aims to improve and facilitate the private enforcement of infringements of competition law. The compensation for damage suffered either as a result of a cartel agreement or abuse of dominant position is recognized for any person or entity irrespective of its direct contractual relationship with the infringing undertaking. Thus, […]

29.11.2017

Newsletter 3/2017

Bad News for Temp Agencies?

Mgr. Marie Zámečníková / Mgr. Bc. Martina Pelikánová

Temporary employment agencies provide intermediation of employees and have often been strongly criticized for violating or abusing legal regulations. A new regulation responds to this and the situation on the labour market with an extraordinary low level of unemployment. As a response to the significant lack of available workforce in certain sectors, the amendment loses the […]

29.11.2017

Newsletter 3/2017

Blocked Facebook Account as Unfair Competition

Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

Unfair competition can have various forms and may occur almost everywhere. The virtual space of social networks is no exception. It has become a common space where entrepreneurs are looking for new customers and actively communicate with their existing clients. The Supreme Court in a recent decision focused on unfair competition on social networks, specifically […]

29.11.2017

Newsletter 3/2017

Labour Law: New Sanctions – Invasion of Employees‘ Privacy

Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Trojanová

The summer brought, among others, important changes to Czech Labour Law. Employers should note that the protection of employees‘ privacy was improved by establishment of new offenses under the Labour Inspection Act. Also, new sanctions in case of a breach of such privacy were introduced. […]

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