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26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

Who Pays the Bill for Anti-Covid Measures?

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský

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. […]

26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

The Future of the Constitutional Court Depends on the Past of Its Judges

by JUDr. Marie Zámečníková, Ph.D.

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. […]

26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

Whistle-Blowers’ Protection – Is Your Company Prepared?

by Mgr. Ing. Jan Valíček

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. […]

26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

Changes in the Labour Code – What Still Needs to be Adjusted

by Mgr. Dagmar Junková

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. […]

26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

Charges for Early Mortgage Repayment Unlawful

by Mgr. Radek Werich

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. […]

26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

Attorney Escrows – New Rules

by Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Novotná

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 […]

26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

Act on Preventive Restructuring Finally There!!!

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský

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. […]

26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

Public Auctions in a New Guise

by Mgr. Denisa Molnár

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. […]

26.10.2023

Newsletter 2/2023

Green Light for Renewable Energy in Slovakia

by Mgr. Veronika Kvašňovská

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%. […]

25.10.2023

Martin Holler as Session Co-Chair at the IBA Annual Conference in Paris 2023

by Giese & Partner

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? […]

17.07.2023

Berliner Anwaltsblatt - Heft 6/2023

Vollstreckung einer deutschen Gerichtsentscheidung in der Tschechischen Republik

by Dr. jur. Ernst Giese / JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský

Ein deutscher Gläubiger kann die Vollstreckung einer deutschen Gerichtsentscheidung in der Tschechischen Republik verlangen.

06.06.2023

Deutscher Anwaltverein

Dr. Ernst Giese als Referent: Deutscher Anwaltstag 2023 in Wiesbaden

by Giese & Partner

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. […]

16.05.2023

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Dr. Ernst Giese as Panellist: INSOL Europe EECC Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, 19.05.2023

by Giese & Partner

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. […]

27.04.2023

The Legal 500 EMEA 2023: Giese & Partner Among Leading Law Firms in the Czech Republic

by Giese & Partner

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. […]

19.04.2023

Meeting with the German Ambassador Andreas Künne at Charles University in Prague

by Giese & Partner

On April 18, 2023, the German Ambassador, Mr. Andreas Künne, met with the students at the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. […]

05.04.2023

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Martin Holler as Session Co-Chair at 13th Annual IBA Real Estate Investments Conference in Santiago, Chile, 20.4.2023

by Giese & Partner

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. […]

02.03.2023

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Pro a proti: Marie Zámečníková v pořadu Českého rozhlasu

by JUDr. Marie Zámečníková, Ph.D.

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” […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

Miloš Zeman´s Final Game

by JUDr. Marie Zámečníková, Ph.D.

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.

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

New Czech President Assures Firm Western Ties

by Mgr. Radek Werich

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.

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

The Button Amendment

by Mgr. Ing. Jan Valíček

E-shops are facing new rules for consumer protection based on the European legislation generally known as the “Button Amendment”. […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

Attention, Shoppers!

by Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

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. […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

Top Employment Law News in 2023

by Mgr. Dagmar Junková

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. […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

New Rules on Services for Owners and Tenants of Apartments

by Mgr. Jana Rechcíglová

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. […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

Ultimate Beneficial Owners Shrouded in Mystery

by Mgr. Denisa Molnár

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 […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

Attention, Investors! Foreign Investments Screening

by Mgr. Radek Werich

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. […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

You´ve Got Mail

by Mgr. Bc. Karolína Szturc

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. […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

Slovak Labour Law News

by 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. […]

15.02.2023

Newsletter 1/2023

Team News: Michael Mack New Junior Lawyer in the Team

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner is pleased to introduce to you Michael Mack, the new junior lawyer in our Prague team.

10.02.2023

AHK Slowakei - Newsletter 2/2023

Der neue, schnelle Weg zu GmbH(s)

by 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.

10.11.2022

Czech Leading Law Firm of the Year 2022: Giese & Partner Ranked as Recommended Law Firm

by Giese & Partner

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.

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