Neuigkeiten und Publikationen

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28.06.2022

Martin Holler as Member of Jury at the CEEQA 2022 in Warsaw

Giese & Partner

Martin Holler, partner of Giese & Partner has been invited to participate as member of the jury at the CEEQA 2022 (Central & Eastern European Real Estate Quality Awards) taking place in Warsaw. […]

24.06.2022

Mají místní sportovní oddíly právní nárok na členství v národním sportovním svazu?

JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský

V České republice existuje celá řada národních sportovních svazů, které mimo jiné vytvářejí podmínky pro rozvoj příslušného sportu, organizují celonárodní a jiné soutěže, řídí přípravu národní reprezentace a zajišťují financování a podporu jednotlivým oddílům věnujícím se danému sportu na místní úrovni. Tyto národní sportovní svazy svou činnost vykonávají zpravidla jako spolky podle § 20 a § 214 a násl. zákona č. 89/2012 Sb., občanský zákoník, ve znění pozdějších předpisů (dále jen OZ) s tím, že jejich členy jsou právě jednotlivé místní sportovní oddíly organizované zpravidla také ve formě spolků. […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Giese & Partner Opens New Office in Moravia

Giese & Partner

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office location in Zlín. The Zlín office will in particular serve the needs of our clients in the Eastern part of the Czech Republic. It will work closely with our existing offices in Prague and Bratislava and further strengthens our position as one of the […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Sberbank CZ is About to Vanish – What Should Clients and Creditors Do Now?

Martin Holler

Only a few days after the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the resulting European sanctions on Russian banks, the Czech subsidiary of Sberbank collapsed. The Czech National Bank revoked its banking license and Sberbank CZ entered into liquidation. Giese & Partner have set up a Sberbank Task Force to help our clients, who are affected by the Sberbank collapse. […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Czech National Bank: Change at Helm

Mgr. Radek Werich

The appointment of the governor of the banking board of the Czech National Bank is the sole right of the president. Such unlimited power is by itself questionable. However, never in the past has the appointment of a governor caused such an uproar as in the case of the current controversial board member, Mr. Aleš Michl who is to become the new head of CNB on 1 July 2022, in spite of the advice of the outgoing governor. […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Russian Oil Embargo Fuels Disputes in Slovakia

Mgr. Veronika Kvašňovská / JUDr. Valter Pieger

The invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops sparked countless responses in order to help Ukraine and limit funding of the Russian economy and hustle war. Oil represents one of the greatest incomes of Russia’s state budget. The discussions on the oil embargo have been challenging, as the member states of the European Union could not reach an agreement on restriction of the Russian oil supply. […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Home Office and Meal Vouchers

Mgr. Dagmar Junková

The legislation has not yet been adjusted to the new situation, although there have been efforts to regulate home office more precisely. The Czech Labour Code contains only very few provisions regulating the performance of work from home. The current regulation is completely insufficient and employers should negotiate the conditions of home office with their employees in employment agreements. […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

A Costly Mistake by the Tax Office

Mgr. Radek Werich

The Czech tax administration overcharged a large number of tax pages. This can be concluded from a recent ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court, which struck down a malpractice of the Czech tax administration. According to the court, the tax administration miscalculated the (default) interest on taxes owed. […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Social Media Regulation: YouTube and Co.

Mgr. Ing. Jan Valíček

YouTube-type video sharing services should be subject to stricter regulation. This is the goal of the European Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The Czech Republic was obliged to transpose this directive into Czech law by September 19, 2020. […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Digitalization of Corporate Law

Mgr. Denisa Molnár

The Czech government proposes amendments to the Act on Business Corporations concerning the use of digital instruments and procedures in corporate law. The most significant changes are […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Price Regulation as Response to Energy Crisis in Slovakia?

JUDr. Zuzana Tužilová / Mgr. Renáta Konštiaková

Slovak government contemplates to deal with the burdensome circumstances primarily via price regulation. This is based on the idea that certain groups of customers shall be entitled to buy electricity and natural gas for regulated prices. […]

22.06.2022

Newsletter 2/2022

Preventing Insolvency in Slovakia

Mgr. Veronika Kvašňovská / JUDr. Valter Pieger

Slovakia has adopted a new regulation which shall help companies that have run into financial difficulties. Statistics indicate that up to 65 % of the companies which declared bankruptcy, had been having financial problems for a time period of three years prior to declaring bankruptcy. […]

10.06.2022

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Jak správně posoudit dovolenou u zaměstnanců pracujících v nepřetržitém provozu

Mgr. Dagmar Junková

Nejvyšší soud ve svém rozsudku ze dne 26. 1. 2022, sp. zn. 21 Cdo 1299/2021 vyjádřil k otázce, zda se zaměstnanci pracujícímu v nepřetržitém provozu, jemuž bylo zaměstnavatelem určeno čerpání dovolené na den, na který mu byla zaměstnavatelem v předem stanoveném rozvrhu pracovních směn určena směna, započítává tento den do dovolené, připadl-li na tento den svátek. […]

31.05.2022

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Martin Holler as Session Moderator – 12th IBA Annual Real Estate Investments Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 16.6.2022

Giese & Partner

On 16 June 2022, Martin Holler will participate as moderator of the “The sky is the limit: the city of the future” session at the 12th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. […]

09.05.2022

The Legal 500

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022: Giese & Partner erneut unter den Top Anwaltskanzleien in der Tschechischen Republik

Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner zählt laut dem renommierten Ranking der Ratingagentur The Legal 500 weiterhin zu den führenden Anwaltskanzleien in der Tschechischen Republik in Bereichen Immobilienprojekte und Bank-, Finanz- und Kapitalmarktrecht.

06.05.2022

Update from our Sberbank Task Force

Giese & Partner

On 14 April 2022 the Czech National Bank (CNB) decided to revoke the banking license of Sberbank CZ.  Sberbank CZ did not use the statutory fifteen-day deadline for filing an appeal. Therefore, the decision took final legal effect as of 30 April. As a result, Sberbank CZ is prohibited from accepting deposits, granting loans, and […]

11.04.2022

Giese & Partner für ukrainische Kinder

Giese & Partner

iese & Partner leistet auf vielen verschiedenen Ebenen Hilfe für Geflüchtete aus der Ukraine. Beispielsweise unterstützen wir das Jugendzentrum Dům dětí a mládeže Pod Střechou in Rokytnice nad Jizerou. […]

05.04.2022

www.ahk.sk

Kennen Sie das Wettbewerbsverbot in der Slowakei?

JUDr. Valter Pieger / Mgr. Veronika Kvašňovská

Die Aufgabe des Geschäftsführers ist es, die Geschäfte des Unternehmens zu fördern und zu schützen. In manchen Fällen muss allerdings das Unternehmen selbst vor seinem Geschäftsführer geschützt werden. Einen solchen Schutz bietet das Handelsgesetzbuch mit seinen Bestimmungen über Wettbewerbsverbote. […]

25.03.2022

Team Neuigkeiten: Marie Zámečníková befördert zum Senior Associate bei Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner freut sich bekannt zu geben, dass unsere Kollegin Marie Zámečníková zum Senior Associate in unserer Kanzlei befördert wurde.

09.03.2022

www.ahk.sk

Wer vertritt die GmbH in der Slowakei?

JUDr. Zuzana Tužilová / Mgr. Renáta Konštiaková (Sedliačková)

In Deutschland ist es üblich, dass eine GmbH gemeinsam von einem Geschäftsführer und einem Prokuristen vertreten wird. Juristen nennen dies „Gemischte Gesamtvertretung“. Ob diese auch in der Slowakei möglich ist, war bislang umstritten. Das Oberste Gericht hat diese Frage nun verbindlich entschieden. […]

07.03.2022

Kostenlose Rechtsberatung für Flüchtlinge aus der Ukraine

Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner bietet den Flüchtlingen aus der Ukraine kostenlose Rechtsberatung. Wir helfen bei der Bearbeitung von Aufenthalts- und Arbeitsgenehmigungen für ukrainische Staatsangehörige in der Tschechischen Republik und der Slowakei.

01.03.2022

Pro Bono: Giese & Partner unterstützt die gemeinnützige Organisation Aperio

Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner berät unentgeltlich die gemeinnützige Organisation Aperio – Gesellschaft für gesunde Elternschaft, die Eltern in schwierigen Lebenssituationen unterstützt, ihnen eine Richtung weist und ihre Position in der Gesellschaft verbessert. Mehr über APERIO erfahren >>LinkedIn >>

13.01.2022

Newsletter 1/2022

Priorities of the New Czech Government

Mgr. Radek Werich

A new pro-western government comprised of a centre-right coalition of 5 parties was sworn in shortly before Christmas in the Czech Republic. The process of formation of the government was surprisingly smooth, especially in the light of previous comments by president Miloš Zeman who took no scruple to strongly support the incumbent prime minister and […]

13.01.2022

Newsletter 1/2022

Minimum, Guaranteed and Average Salary in 2022

Mgr. Dagmar Junková

Legislation regarding wages is usually amended at the beginning of the new year. Since 2015 the minimum wage has been regularly increased every year. 2022 is no exception. Below is a basic overview of the minimum, guaranteed and average salary rates for 2022. Minimum Salary The minimum monthly salary for 2022 is CZK 16,200 (i.e. approx. […]

13.01.2022

Newsletter 1/2022

The Virtual Notary

Mgr. Denisa Molnár

An important amendment to the Act on Notaries and their Work Activities (Notarial Procedures) entered into force. It aims at digitalization of notarial activities and protection against fraud relating to verification of signatures or notary deeds. The most significant changes are: Electronic Notary Deeds The first novelty is distant execution of notary deeds (with the […]

13.01.2022

Newsletter 1/2022

The Fight Against Renewable Energy

Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

The amended act on supported energy sources is officially meant to support the development of renewable energy sources in the interest of environmental protection. In reality it does the opposite. The most important change is the new lower internal rate of return (IRR) of 8.4 % to 10.6 %. The exact rate will be set by a […]

13.01.2022

Newsletter 1/2022

Less Aggressive Electronic Communication

Mgr. Ing. Jan Valíček

The latest amendment to the Czech Electronic Communications Act supports the construction of high-speed internet networks and introduces important rules to better protect consumers. One of the most important changes concerns the rules for telemarketing. Previously, contacting of potential customers was based on the opt-out principle. Telemarketing operators were entitled to contact consumers entered into […]

13.01.2022

Newsletter 1/2022

AirBnB (Almost) Unchained

Mgr. Radek Werich

The High Court in Prague found in its recent ruling that the Community of Unit Owners (CUO; in Czech typically abbreviated as “SVJ”) cannot restrict apartment owners who choose to rent out their apartments for short-term rentals, for example through the Airbnb platform. It upheld the apartment owner’s appeal against the decision of the Municipal […]

13.01.2022

Newsletter 1/2022

Don’t Let Your Employees Go – New Instrument for Maintaining of Jobs in Slovakia

Mgr. Renáta Konštiaková / JUDr. Valter Pieger

Employers may face obstacles which force them to limit their business activities and reduce the number of employees. Several lockdowns during the Covid-crisis in the past two years are perfect and fresh examples. To avoid this, a new instrument for maintaining of jobs has been introduced as of March 2022.  Troubles while conducting business The […]

13.01.2022

Newsletter 1/2022

Greener Slovakia or Burden to Entrepreneurs?

JUDr. Zuzana Tužilová / Mgr. Veronika Kvašňovská

Slovakia has launched a new mandatory system for single use beverage packaging. The new legislation is inspired by other European countries, where this system is well-established. For many years, it has successfully helped to reduce waste from the streets, CO2 emissions and to facilitate waste separation. The majority of beverages packed in single use packaging is […]

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