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07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

Stěhujeme se!

Giese & Partner

Po více než 20 letech v Paláci Myslbek se náš pražský tým stěhuje na fantastické nové místo. Od 12. prosince 2022 nás v Praze najdete na adrese Sky Gallery, Bělehradská 132 Naše nové prostory, které pro nás navrhl architektonický ateliér Drobný Architects, odráží základní hodnoty naší kanceláře: vytrvalost, kreativitu a pečlivost. Přijďte nás navštívit! Rádi […]

07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

Bankruptcy of Czech Sberbank: Loan Portfolio for Sale

Mgr. Radek Werich

The Czech branch of Sberbank has been in liquidation since early May 2022. Its banking license was revoked by the Czech National Bank in April after the bank collapsed in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. […]

07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

Energy Price Capping

Mgr. Ing. Lenka Charvátová

For the first time, the price of electricity on the energy exchange exceeded the record of 1,000 euros per megawatt-hour. Consequently, the Czech government decided to regulate the price of energy by introducing energy price capping. […]

07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

Another Tax Package for Smaller Businesses

Mgr. Ing. Jan Valíček

The Czech government has decided on the next tax package aimed at smaller enterprises. The respective government bill deals, inter alia, with the obligatory registration for VAT and the so-called lump-sum tax. The proposed changes shall lead to simplification of tax obligations and reduction of the volume of administrative obligations. […]

07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

Expected Changes to the Labour Code

Mgr. Dagmar Junková

Even though the Czech Republic’s deadline for adopting two EU directives on labour law has expired, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, it is still working on drafts of the necessary amendments to the Labour Code. But what changes can we actually expect? […]

07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

Good News for Credit Card Holders: Stricter Rules for Dynamic Currency Conversion

Mgr. Denisa Molnár

Consumers usually come across the DCC service when making payments with their credit card abroad. Dynamic Currency Conversion is a process within which the amount of a credit card transaction is converted into the currency in which the cardholder’s bank account is held. This conversion is carried out by the operator of the payment terminal (or ATM) in case of use of the DCC service, while in case of refusal of the DCC service, the issuer of the credit card carries out such conversion. […]

07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

New Regulation of Beneficiary Owners

Mgr. Radek Werich

The new Czech law on the registration of beneficial owners had to be substantially amended just about a year after its adoption. This was due to pressure from the European Commission, which criticized some parts of the Czech legislation for being inconsistent with the regulation and objectives of the European Anti-Money-Laundry (AML) Directive. […]

07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

Judicial Protection and Fair Trial

Mgr. Jana Rechcíglová (Volfová)

An appeal is considered to be timely if it was filed after the expiry of the 15-day period if the appellant followed the incorrect instructions of the court on the appeal. if the decision does not contain any indication of the appeal, the time-limit for appeal, or the court before which the appeal is to be lodged, or if it contains an incorrect indication that the appeal is not admissible, an appeal may be lodged within three months of service. […]

07.11.2022

Newsletter 3/2022

Debtors in Default, Be Aware to File a Petition for Bankruptcy in Slovakia

Mgr. Veronika Kvašňovská / JUDr. Valer Pieger

In general, debtors are obliged to prevent bankruptcy at all times. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The Slovak parliament has therefore recently adopted a new legislation, which has extended the obligations of a debtor in financial default. […]

23.09.2022

AHK Slowakei

Business Breakfast zum Thema Elektromobilität, Bratislava, 27.09.2022

Giese & Partner

ie Slowakei war das erste Land im Mitteleuropa mit einem öffentlich zugänglichem Netz von Schnellladestationen. Seit längerem gibt es slowakische E-Auto Hersteller, die ihre Produkte in ganz Europa vetreiben. Das Wirtschaftsministerium hat Ende Mai 2022 im Rahmen des Salons der Elektromobilität zahlreiche neuen Projekte angekündigt, die im Herbst live gehen sollen. Wo stehen wir jetzt?

22.08.2022

WiRO 8/2022

WiRO: Vertragsrecht in der Tschechischen Republik – Teil 4

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

Das neue BGB enthält die Unterscheidung zwischen dem Mietvertrag und dem Pachtvertrag, der im BGB 1964 nicht geregelt wurde und sich nach Bestimmungen bezüglich des Mietvertrags richtete. Beide befinden sich im zweiten Teil des Sonderteils des Vertragsrechts (§§ 2189 ff. BGB), der die Überlassung einer Sache zum Gebrauch anderer regelt. […]

20.07.2022

WiRO 7/2022

WiRO: Vertragsrecht in der Tschechischen Republik – Teil 3

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

Letztendlich ist im Zusammenhang mit dem Erlöschen der Verpflichtung bzw. der eventuellen Durchsetzbarkeit des Rechts die Präklusion bzw. die Verjährung zu erwähnen. Die allgemeinen Bestimmungen zur Verjährung und Präklusion befinden sich in §§ 609 ff. BGB. Ein Recht, das nicht innerhalb der Verjährungsfrist geltend gemacht wird, gilt als verjährt, sodass der Schuldner nicht zur Leistung verpflichtet ist. […]

14.07.2022

SBERBANK: Banks Back Away

Giese & Partner

At the end of May, the Sberbank liquidator launched a tender for Sberbank’s assets. The liquidator contacted all banks in the Czech market with the goal to evaluate the bids in early July. […]

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. […]

20.06.2022

WiRO 6/2022

WiRO: Vertragsrecht in der Tschechischen Republik – Teil 2

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

Zur Sicherung von Verbindlichkeiten finden sich im 1. Absch., des 8. Titels des 4. Buchs mehrere Vorschriften über die Sicherung und Befestigung von Verbindlichkeiten. Diese Unterscheidung ist im tschechischen Privatrecht neu, da das BGB 1964 die jeweiligen Befestigungsmittel den Sicherungsmitteln zugeordnet hatte. […]

10.06.2022

www.epravo.cz

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

www.ibanet.org

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. […]

20.05.2022

WiRO 5/2022

WiRO: Vertragsrecht in der Tschechischen Republik – Teil 1

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

Das tschechische Rechtssystem hat aufgrund der Neufassung des Zivilrechts vom 1.1.2014 einen grundlegenden Wandel erfahren, welcher auch das früher geltende Vertragsrecht in seinen Grundzügen verändert hat. […]

09.05.2022

The Legal 500

The Legal 500 EMEA 2022: Giese & Partner Again Among the Leading Law Firms in the Czech Republic

Giese & Partner

According to The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2022 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.

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