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The Supreme Court of the Czech Republic opens the way for those who have been damaged by measures during the pandemic to claim compensation from the state. A retailer brought an action against the Czech Republic for compensation for profits lost as the Czech Government restricted and then completely prohibited retail sales. […]
Newly elected President Peter Pavel faces both a major challenge and a unique opportunity to shape on important part of the legal system. The terms of seven of the Czech Constitutional Court’s fifteen judges expire this year and four more need to be appointed next year. […]
The Czech Republic has finally joined most other EU countries and fulfilled its obligation to implement an EU directive on the protection of persons reporting breaches of Union law (also known as whistle-blowers) into the Czech legal system. Based on this act, reporting persons shall obtain an adequate protection against any retaliation in a work-related context. […]
After a long period of preparation and discussion, the Labour Code has finally been amended. We bring you the most important changes that employers have to apply from 1 October 2023. […]
This is what the Prague Municipal Court, acting as an appellate court found with final legal force (The reimbursement of interest costs charged by a bank for early repayment of a mortgage was illegal and constituted unjust enrichment). The respective reimbursement costs are very significant and typically amount to tens of thousands of crowns. […]
In certain projects such as, real estate transactions it can be in the best interests of clients to use an escrow mechanism. There are different types of escrows, whereas an attorney escrow is one of them. The provision of such services is subject to specific regulation by the Czech Bar Association […]
The all new act on preventive restructuring allows an entrepreneur (a legal person) to conclude an agreement with its creditors (all or some of them) in the form of a restructuring plan on how to resolve its financial difficulties. […]
Since the current act is already outdated half of all auctions are conducted without any rules at all, as the statistics show. But now after more than 20 years of effectiveness of the current legislation, a new act on public auctions has been adopted, which shall enter into force in January 2025. […]
The production of green energy in Slovakia is steadily growing and keeping pace with other European countries. This provides investors with more opportunities. The share of gross consumption of electricity generated from renewable sources in our country in 2021 was approximately 19 %. The European Parliament has recently approved a new target for 2030 of 42.5%. […]
Inflation, recession and other scary things. Will the Mona Lisa still be smiling? What has happened in the last twelve months and where are we headed? […]
Dr. jur. Ernst Giese / JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský
Ein deutscher Gläubiger kann die Vollstreckung einer deutschen Gerichtsentscheidung in der Tschechischen Republik verlangen.
Am 15. Juni 2023 nimmt Herr Dr. Ernst Giese, Partner von Giese & Partner, als einer der Referenten an dem Deutschen Anwaltstag in Wiesbaden in der Präsensveranstaltung zum Thema “Aktuelle Tendenzen zur Nachhaltigkeit im Ausland” teil. […]
Dr. Ernst Giese, partner of Giese & Partner, will participate as panellist in Session 1 of the INSOL Europe Eastern European Countries’ Committee Conference “2023 Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Survival Kit” in Vilnius, Lithuania. […]
According to The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2023 edition, which has just been released, Giese & Partner continues to be one of the leading law firms in the Czech Republic in the areas of real estate projects and banking, finance and capital market law. […]
Am 18. April 2023 fand an der Juristischen Fakultät der Karls-Universität ein Treffen des deutschen Botschafters, Herrn Andreas Künne mit den Studenten statt. […]
Martin Holler as Session Co-Chair at 13th Annual IBA Real Estate Investments Conference in Santiago, Chile, 20.4.2023
On 20 April 2023, Martin Holler, partner of Giese & Partner, will participate as Co-Chair of the “Real estate financing during a high inflation period” session at the 13th Annual IBA Real Estate Investments Conference in Santiago, Chile. […]
Dne 2.3.2023 vystoupila naše Zlínská kolegyně Marie Zámečníková v pořadu Českého rozhlasu Pro a proti na téma “Sněmovna zažívá další obstrukce: Poslanci v nekonečné rozpravě řeší snížení valorizací” […]
With the election of the new president of the Czech Republic, the era of the current president, Miloš Zeman, will soon come to an end. The new president, Mr. Petr Pavel, will take office after taking the oath of office on March 9, 2023. Until then, Mr. Zeman will remain in office and it is expected that he will not leave in silence.
The recent presidential elections confirmed that a large part of Czech society strongly supports democratic values and the Czech Republic’s firm anchorage among Western nations.
This is illustrated by the overwhelming victory of Mr Petr Pavel, a retired army general, over the populist oligarch Mr. Andrej Babiš.
E-shops are facing new rules for consumer protection based on the European legislation generally known as the “Button Amendment”. […]
A long-awaited new legal regulation on complaints brings major changes. The consumer can still claim for defects within 24 months. However, the consumer will now have 12 months during which the defect will be presumed to have existed at the time of receipt. […]
The biggest expected change in labor law in 2023 is the forthcoming major amendment of the Labor Code. Additionally, there are changes to the implementation of medical examinations and changes to minimum and guaranteed salary. […]
A big change becomes effective of 1 January 2024: Individual owners or tenants in a block of flats must now receive information about the consumption of heating and hot water that are provided centrally once a month, if the consumption can be determined by remote readings. Recipients will also be able to request data on their heating and hot water consumption for the last 3 years. […]
In November 2022 the Court of Justice of the EU adopted a groundbreaking ruling, invalidating a provision of the AML Directive allowing general public to access information on beneficial ownership of companies. The argumentation of the Court was based on the fact that publication of names and other data of beneficial owners interferes with the person’s right to respect for private and family life and […]
Selected foreign investments from non-EU countries are subject to screening and approval by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade (“Ministry”). The purpose is to protect the security of the Czech Republic and its internal or public order. […]
A data box is a secure electronic portal by the Czech state, which is used for electronic communication with public authorities. Recently, the range of mandatory users of data boxes was expanded to more than two million entities. […]
Mgr. Veronika Kvašňovská / JUDr. Valter Pieger
The Slovak parliament has recently adopted numerous changes to various aspects of the Labour Code and we are glad to introduce you to the most important ones. A new type of an employment agreement, the employment agreement for seasonal work was introduced. This particular type of agreement is defined as a work activity which is dependent on the change of the seasons, reoccurs each year and does not exceed eight months in a calendar year. […]
Giese & Partner is pleased to introduce to you Michael Mack, the new junior lawyer in our Prague team.
JUDr. Valter Pieger / Mgr. Veronika Kvašňovská
Die Gründung und Eintragung einer Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung sollen online in einem einzigen Verfahren möglich sein. Die Gründung einer Gesellschaft in der Slowakei wird damit einfacher, schneller und kostengünstiger. Auch entfällt ein zeitaufwendiger Schritt bei der Gründung, nämlich die Notwendigkeit, zunächst einen Gewerbeschein durch Anmeldung beim Gewerbeamt zu beantragen.
Giese & Partner is proud of being ranked as recommended Czech law firm in the field of Development and Real Estate Projects and in the field of Banking and Finance.