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27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Thirty Years of Freedom

by Mgr. Radek Werich

The whole team of Giese & Partner proudly celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution which began on 17 November 1989 on the streets of Prague. Mass-scale demonstrations against the oppressive regime of the communist party broke out as consequence of the brutal beating of peaceful protesters by the riot police. Within five weeks, […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

It´s a “No” For Taxation!

by JUDr. Marie Zámečníková, Ph.D. / Mgr. Michaela Kořená

As we envisaged in our last newsletter, a new contribution to the never-ending story of church restitution was about to hit the Czech political scene. To tax or not to tax the financial compensation for churches, that was the question which was to be answered by the Czech Constitutional Court. One of the most anticipated […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Tax Top Ten

by Mgr. Radek Werich

The renowned US-based Tax Foundation ranked Czechia’s tax system in the “2019 International Tax Competitiveness Index” (ITCI) the 10th most-competitive of the 36 OECD countries. The Czech Republic is right behind the Netherlands and just ahead of Slovakia and Austria, whereas Poland and France are at the bottom of the chart. This is the first […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Employment vs Executive Contract: Finally Settled?

by Mgr. Jitka Sytařová, LL.M. / Mgr. Gabriela Škvařilová

Let us begin with a small interrogation: Does your company employ someone as line manager who is coincidently also a member of the board of directors? Or perhaps this person is you? If any of this sounds familiar to you, please, spring to attention, we have important news for you. Over many years, disputes arose […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Enterprise: The Next Generation

by Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Trojanová

Certain legal acts by managing directors of a limited liability company require approval of the general meeting. One important case is the transfer or pledge of an enterprise or its part that would lead to significant change of the structure, objects or activity of the company. However, the term “part of the enterprise” has been […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Sign of the Times

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský

Technology has fundamentally changed our everyday communication. Simplicity and speed of modern and not so modern electronic technologies like e-mail lead to increased use also for formal juridical acts. The Czech Civil Code provides for in its Section 562 (1) that: “Written form is also maintained in juridical acts made by electronic or other technical […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Is the Czech Residential Sector Vulnerable?

by Mgr. Bc. Karolína Szturc

Warning of the ESRB The European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB) issued a warning on medium-term vulnerabilities in the residential sector in the Czech Republic for the first time. Similar warnings were published also for Germany, France, Iceland and Norway. On top of that, recommendations were provided to another six countries. According to the ESRB, the […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Check, please!

by Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

The Czech Supreme Court recently provided its opinion on the character of court fees and the period for their payment. According to legal theory, court fees are considered a procedural condition. However, according to Supreme Court, the payment of court fees shall not be considered a procedural step. The ruling has significant consequences for the […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Holdback!

by Mgr. Ing. Jan Valíček

Holdback – a frequently used instrument in construction agreements – was again subject of judicial review by the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic. A holdback usually protects the ordering party if the contractor does not comply with its contractual obligations. Among other things, the holdback might cover obligations arising from a warranty for defects […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

The Pros and Cons of Job-Sharing

by JUDr. Valter Pieger

Some people claim that the Slovak Labour Code is not able to meet the needs of the market. We leave it to you to decide if this is correct or not. However, Slovak legislature has recently introduced some new legal concepts which were adapted from the practice on the Slovak labour market. Employers have to […]

27.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

How (Not) to Become an Employer in Real Estate Transactions

by Mgr. Renáta Sedliačková

If you want it or not, some transactions automatically cause the transfer of employees. Typically examples are the sale of an enterprise or the merger of two companies. Surprisingly, the same may happen in transactions, which should – at least at first sight – have no such effects i.e. the purchase of real estate. It […]

27.11.2019

Czech Leading Law Firm of the Year 2019: Giese & Partner Ranked as Highly Recommended Law Firm

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner is proud of being ranked as highly recommended Czech law firm in the field of Restructuring and Insolvency.

27.11.2019

IFLR 1000 Rankings 2020: Giese & Partner Recommended Law Firm in the Czech Republic

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner Prague was ranked by IFLR 1000 (Rankings 2020) as recommended law firm in Banking and Finance and notable law firm in M&A in the Czech Republic. The IFLR 1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Their first rankings were published in 1990 and they […]

27.11.2019

IFLR 1000 Rankings 2020: Giese & Partner Recommended Law Firm in the Slovak Republic

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner Bratislava was ranked by IFLR 1000 (Rankings 2020) as recommended law firm in Banking and Finance and M&A in the Slovak Republic. The IFLR 1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Their first rankings were published in 1990 and they currently research over 120 […]

27.11.2019

Martin Holler Named by Who’s Who Legal as one of the Leading Real Estate Lawyers in the Czech Republic

by Giese & Partner

Martin Holler has again been named by Who’s Who Legal as one of the leading lawyers in the field of Real Estate in the Czech Republic. He is listed in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate. Who’s Who Legal is one of the world’s leading directories of legal practitioners. Since 1996 it […]

27.11.2019

Team News: Michaela Kořená and Gabriela Škvařilová New Junior Lawyers in the Prague Team

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner strengthened its team with two new colleagues. Mgr. Michaela Kořená Michaela joined our Prague team as junior lawyer in 2018. She graduated from the School of Law at Charles University in Prague (Mgr.). Michaela specializes in corporate law, employment law, administrative law and civil law. She speaks Czech, English, German and Polish. […]

27.11.2019

Upcoming Event: Dr. Ernst Giese as Speaker at the TMA Europe 2020 East European Conference in Prague, 12.03.2020

by Giese & Partner

On 12 March 2020, Dr. Ernst Giese will take part as speaker in the TMA Europe 2020 East European Conference in Prague in the session: “The CEE Automotive industry in Crisis? Views and Opportunities”. >> Conference Programme

26.11.2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Termination of Enforcement

by Mgr. Jana Kostěncová

More than half a million enforcement proceedings are initiated each year. Some of them appear rather dubious and cause substantial harm to private individuals. But the Czech Constitutional Court is here to the rescue. The Constitutional Court again denied judicial protection for non-banking lenders which violate the rights of their clients. In the given case, […]

23.10.2019

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Ernst Giese and Marie Zámečníková as Speakers: German-Czech Economic Activities, Regensburg, 19.11.2019

by Giese & Partner

On November 19, 2019, Dr. Ernst Giese, the chairman of the DAV Czech Republic, and JUDr. Marie Zámečníková, Ph.D. will give a lecture at an event organized by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Regensburg on various topics related to the German-Czech economic activities. More about the event (in German language) >> PDF Flyer (in […]

01.10.2019

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Ako sa (ne)stať zamestnávateľom pri transakciách s nehnuteľnosťami

by Mgr. Renáta Sedliačková

Niet pochýb, že prechod práv a povinností z pracovnoprávnych vzťahov bol zavedený do právneho poriadku za účelom ochrany zamestnanca ako slabšieho subjektu v pracovnoprávnych vzťahoch. Práve tento inštitút má zabezpečiť kontinuitu práv a povinností zamestnanca, ak z určitého dôvodu dôjde k prechodu zamestnanca k inému zamestnávateľovi. K prechodu zamestnancov však môže prísť aj v prípadoch, v ktorých sa s ním pôvodne vôbec nepočítalo… Neočakávané pracovnoprávne povinnosti […]

02.09.2019

DSIHK Newsletter Recht & Steuern 3/2019

Vorsicht bei Geschäften zwischen Aktiengesellschaften und ihren leitenden Angestellten

by JUDr. Valter Pieger / Mgr. Renáta Sedliačková

Die am 1.7.2019 in Kraft getretene Novelle des Handelsgesetzbuchs bringt wichtige Änderungen für Aktiengesellschaften. Problematisch sind zukünftig „bedeutende Handelstransaktion der öffentlichen Aktiengesellschaft“, nämlich die Gewährung einer Leistung oder Sicherheit zu Gunsten einer verbundenen Person, soweit der Wert der Leistung oder Sicherheit 10 % des Grundkapitals überschreitet. Da der Begriff der „verbundenen Person“ auch im Konkursverfahren […]

19.07.2019

Giese & Partner New Member of Slovak-Austrian Chamber of Commerce

by Giese & Partner

In July 2019, Giese & Partner became a member of the Slovak-Austrian Chamber of Commerce in Bratislava. The Chamber is an independent association of natural and legal persons established in order to support bilateral trade and economic relations between the business entities of the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Austria. It develops its activities […]

18.07.2019

Team News: Welcome New Lawyer Pavol Čverha

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner is pleased to announce and welcome Mgr. Pavol Čverha as an Of Counsel to our Bratislava team. Pavol brings 20 years of law practice in the banking, energy and mass media industry. After having earned a Master’s Degree from the Faculty of Law at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in Slovakia, Pavol […]

09.07.2019

IWRZ 3/2019

Tschechien: Endlich Klarheit bei Beschäftigungsverhältnissen von geschäftsleitenden Organen?

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

Die Ausgestaltung der Beschäftigungsverhältnisse von geschäftsleitenden Organen hat in den letzten Jahren die Rechtspraxis und Rechtsprechung in der Tschechischen Republik wie kaum eine andere Frage beschäftigt. Nach jahrelanger Unklarheit der Gesetzesregelung und einem Hin- und Her zwischen dem Verfassungsgericht und dem Obersten Gericht, scheint nun endlich eine dauerhafte und beständige Grundlage für solche Beschäftigungsverhältnisse gefunden […]

24.06.2019

BREAKING NEWS: Bratislava to Host the ELA (European Labour Authority)

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner is pleased to share that Bratislava was recently selected to host the European Labour Authority (ELA). The ELA will support labour mobility and give EU Member States the tools they need to cooperate more effectively and fight abuse. It shall in particular improve access to information for employees and employers on their rights and obligations […]

21.05.2019

Immobilien Finanzierung 05/2019

Der tschechische Pfandbrief wird Dank Novellierung sicherer

by Dr. jur. Ernst Giese / Mgr. Jitka Sytařová, LL.M.

Seit dem 4. Januar 2019 gibt es endlich eine Neuregelung des Rahmenwerks zu den tschechischen Pfandbriefen. Das alte Regelwerk offenbarte an mehreren Schlüsselstellen Unzulänglichkeiten, darauf deutet nicht zuletzt die immer lauter werdende Kritik wichtiger Marktakteure hin. Was genau sich durch die Novellierung geändert hat und welche Folgen diese Änderungen für die Zukunft der  Immobilienfinanzierung hat, […]

16.05.2019

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Fikce uznání nároku a rozsudek pro uznání, aneb dva roky poté

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský / Mgr. Jana Kostěncová

Uplynuly již více jak dva roky od zasedání pléna Ústavního soudu, které se zabývalo ústavností právní úpravy zakotvené v ustanovení § 114b odst. 5 o.s.ř. ve spojení s ustanovením § 153a odst. 3 o.s.ř., tj. fikcí uznání žalovaného nároku v případě nepodání vyjádření k žalobě v rámci soudem stanovené lhůty a vydáním rozsudku pro uznání. Optikou dura lex, […]

14.05.2019

www.epravo.sk

Prepadnutie dovolenky: Zákonník práce verzus ESD?

by Mgr. Jitka Sytařová, LL.M. / JUDr. Zuzana Francúzová

Podľa voľne dostupných zdrojov mnohí advokáti zastávajú názor, že ak si zamestnanec nevyčerpá základnú výmeru dovolenky do skončenia nasledujúceho kalendárneho roka (t.j. ak si dovolenku za rok 2017 nevyčerpá ani v roku 2018), nárok na túto „starú“ dovolenku zamestnancovi zo zákona zaniká. Je to ale naozaj tak? Tento záver považujeme prinajmenšom za sporný. Podľa Zákonníka práce […]

30.04.2019

Giese & Partner: Recognised Practitioner – Chambers and Partners 2019

by Giese & Partner

We are proud to announce that Giese & Partner was recognised by Chambers and Partners as Recognised Practitioner in Dispute Resolution for 2019. Congratulations to our colleague Ondřej Rathouský (head of our dispute resolution department) and his team to this well deserved success. Chambers and Partners is an independent research company which analyses the capabilities […]

25.04.2019

Newsletter 1/2019

Let´s Tax This!

by JUDr. Marie Zámečníková, Ph.D.

One of the hottest topics in the history of the Czech Republic has been the so called church restitution, i. e. a plan to return the property that churches lost by state confiscation during the communist regime. This discussion should have long been closed by the “Church Restitution Act” that went into effect on 1st […]

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