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Impact! A Roadmap to Data Protection Impact Assessment
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 […]
Record! It May Help, Says Prague’s Municipal Court
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. […]
Revolution! Collective Actions in Czech Procedural Law
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 […]
One! Joint Stock Companies With an Administrative Board Only?
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 […]
Disqualified! New Rules for Real Estate Agents
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 […]
Trapped! Financial Leasing Can Be Risky
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 […]
Back! Executive Service Agreement vs. Employment Contract
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 […]
Listen! Monitored Telephone Conversation as Evidence in Court Proceedings
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 […]
Attention! Corporate Veil Has Been Lifted
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. […]
Flash! Slovak Legal News in Brief
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 […]
Ernst Giese and Jitka Sytařová as Speakers at the vdp Seminar in Berlin, Germany
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 >>
Giese & Partner tým opět nemohl chybět na O2 Pražské štafetě 2018
Dne 13. června 2018 reprezentovaly čtyři mladé kolegyně z našeho týmu – Karolína Pospíšilová, Marie Nálepová, Kateřina Surá a Jana Černá – Giese & Partner svou účastí na 20 kilometrové O2 Pražské štafety se skvělým výsledkem. Gratulujeme!
Právní a daňový newsletter ČNOPK 1/2018
Zásadní změny insolvenčního práva
České insolvenční právo je z velké části upraveno zákonem o úpadku a způsobech jeho řešení (č. 182/2006 Sb., dále jen „insolvenční zákon“), který byl rozsáhle novelizován již k 01.01.2014. Další nikoliv nepatrná novela nabyla účinnosti dne 01.07.2017. Předmětem tohoto pojednání jsou některé podstatné změny, které pro české insolvenční právo přinesla právě tato novela (zákon č. 64/2017 […]
Team News: Jana Kostěncová New Attorney in the Team
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.
Giese & Partner Prague Ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018: Leading Firm and Recommended Lawyers
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.
Giese & Partner Bratislava Ranked by The Legal 500 EMEA 2018: Leading Firm and Recommended Lawyers
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.
Ernst Giese listed in Who’s Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2018
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.
Martin Holler listed in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2018
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.
Giese & Partner Proud Partner to ELF MULTILAW Project
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 […]
Giese & Partner Team Took Part in the 20th Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon 2018 in Prague
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.
Upcoming Event: Martin Holler as Speaker at the IBA 10th Annual Real Estate Investment Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, 6-8 June 2018
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 […]
Giese & Partner: Letní stáž v Praze pro studenty Masarykovy univerzity
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.
Team News: Renáta Sedliačková New Junior Lawyer in the Team
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.
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) […]
Contracts Register: Further Changes and Discussions
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 […]
Bella Italia Rules – International Trade and National Courts
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 […]
Hello Again: Pre-emptive Right of Co-owners of Real Estate is Back
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 […]
Register of Beneficial Owners in Force
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 […]
Build Me Up – Building Act Reloaded
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 […]
To Apologize – But How?
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 […]