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AirBnB (Almost) Unchained

AirBnB (Almost) Unchained

The High Court in Prague found in its recent ruling that the Community of Unit Owners (CUO) 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 Court in Prague, which had ruled in favour of the CUO.

Don’t Let Your Employees Go

Don’t Let Your Employees Go

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.

Greener Slovakia or Burden to Entrepreneurs?

Greener Slovakia or Burden to Entrepreneurs?

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.

Litigation Team Succeeded Before Czech Constitutional Court

Litigation Team Succeeded Before Czech Constitutional Court

Giese & Partner has long-standing experience with representation of clients who lost their property in the course of the communist regime. In the last years, Giese & Partner has focused especially on restitutions of the historical property of churches.

Jak správně zažalovat škodu způsobenou zaměstnancem  při plnění jeho pracovních povinností

Jak správně zažalovat škodu způsobenou zaměstnancem při plnění jeho pracovních povinností

Výše uvedeným se zabýval Nejvyšší soud ve svém rozsudku ze dne 26.10.2021, sp. zn. 25 Cdo 1029/2021, a to zejména v souvislosti s novou právní úpravou obsaženou v zákoně č. 89/2012 Sb., občanský zákoník, ve znění pozdějších předpisů (dále jen „o. z.“).

Czech General Election 2021

Czech General Election 2021

The Czech general election in early October and their impacts have brought many moments of surprise. First of all, incumbent Prime Minister Andrej Babis’ ruling party was defeated by two centre-right coalitions of 5 parties. The most extreme populists and the communists have not made it into the Parliament, while liberal parties received a clear majority in the House. Overall, the outcome of the vote is widely considered as a victory for liberal democracy in the Czech Republic.

CNB Interest Hike to Combat Strong Inflation

CNB Interest Hike to Combat Strong Inflation

In early October, the Czech National Bank (CNB) took an action the market had not seen for more than two decades: the CNB raised its reference rate by 75 basis points taking the two-week repo rate to 1.50 %. The unexpected move was driven by higher-than-expected inflation data. The annual inflation rate based on index of consumer prices reached 4.1 % in August, being the highest since 2008.

The New Building Act Promises a Better Tomorrow

The New Building Act Promises a Better Tomorrow

Despite many obstacles during the legislative process, a completely new Building Act was adopted in July 2021 by the Czech Parliament, entering into force (with a few exceptions) on July 1, 2023. Its main goal is to accelerate and make the building permitting process more efficient.

Supreme Court Puts the Articles of Association Under Threat

Supreme Court Puts the Articles of Association Under Threat

Do your company’s articles of association include a general specification of its object of business “Manufacture, trade and services not specified in Annexes 1 to 3 to the Trade Licensing Act”? Do they lack a precise specification of the activities? In this case, an amendment to the articles of association is highly recommended.

Joint Ownership of Spouses: Always 50-50?

Joint Ownership of Spouses: Always 50-50?

A marriage establishes new rights and duties between the spouses. It doesn’t change everything, but for example a new property regime is established once the marriage is formed.

Ultimate Beneficial Owners in the Czech Republic  and Practical Experience of Registering

Ultimate Beneficial Owners in the Czech Republic and Practical Experience of Registering

The new legislation concerning the register of ultimate beneficial owners (UBO) became a major topic this year. The main reason were new sanctions associated with the non-registration of the UBO.

New Act on Protection of Competition

New Act on Protection of Competition

The new Act on Protection of Competition brings many important changes that everyone doing business in Slovakia should be aware of.

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