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14.03.2016

Newsletter 1/2016

Dispute Settlement: New Options for Consumers

by Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Novotná

Amendment of the Czech Act on Consumer Protection has brought a new option in the area of dispute settlement in certain cases of the consumer-entrepreneur disputes which has been effective and can be used since February 1, 2016. This option belongs to the system of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and should provide the consumers with […]

14.03.2016

Newsletter 1/2016

New Duties for Non-profit Organizations

The new Civil Code and related regulations bring many changes also to associations, foundations and endowment funds. These changes do not only concern associations established under Czech law, but also to branches of foreign associations active in the Czech Republic. The Czech legislation did not know the term „association“ before 2014. The predecessor of this […]

14.03.2016

Newsletter 1/2016

Surprising Judgment: Employers Are Newly Entitled to Monitor the Content of Employees’ Communication

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský

Control of employees’ communication has been previously contested before courts many times. So far the relevant case law concluded that the employers can control whether their employees are using company computers, mobile phones and other devices for chatting via Facebook, WhatsApp, iMessage etc. or whether they are browsing websites with no connection to their professional […]

14.03.2016

Newsletter 1/2016

Safe Harbour Hit by a Storm

by Mgr. Denisa Molnár

On 6 October 2015 the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) has ruled the decision of the European Commission on the adequacy of US Safe Harbour invalid. What does it mean for the transatlantic data transfers? What was the Safe Harbour agreement? EU privacy law allows for transfers of EU citizens’ data outside of a member […]

14.03.2016

Newsletter 1/2016

Representation of a Company: German Model Rejected

by Mgr. Radek Werich

The High Court of Prague rejected in its recent decision a manner of joint representation of a company by a director together with a procurist (general proxy). Such manner of joint acting on behalf of a company is common in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and may be therefore referred to as “German model” in this […]

14.03.2016

Newsletter 1/2016

Fresh Wind within Slovak Civil Proceedings? Or a Hurricane?

As of July 1, 2016, the Civil Proceedings Act issued in socialist Czechoslovakia in 1963 will be finally abolished. It will be completely replaced by a new Act on Civil Proceedings (the “Act”). The Act introduces a lot of changes and new legal concepts. Presumably, some of them will immediately lead to a significant simplification of […]

14.03.2016

Newsletter 1/2016

Orange Is the New Black for Slovak Corporations? (Or How a Company Can Commit a Crime…)

Slovakia has finally fulfilled its international undertakings towards OECD and closed the gap with other EU member states, which already applied the model of “direct criminal liability of legal entities“. New legislation regarding criminal liability of legal entities has been passed in Slovakia at the end of 2015. As of July 2016, not only natural […]

14.03.2016

Newsletter 1/2016

Novinky z tímu: Advokátky Zuzana Francúzová a Lenka Charvátová

by Giese & Partner

Zuzana Francúzová pôsobí v Bratislavskej pobočke našej advokátskej kancelárie od roku 2012, kedy rozšírila náš tím slovenských advokátskych koncipientov. Od januára 2016 s nami spolupracuje ako advokátka. Vo svojej činnosti sa špecializuje na právo obchodných spoločností, zabezpečovanie pohľadávok, projekty s nehnuteľnosťami a medzinárodné právo súkromné. […]

26.02.2016

www.pragerzeitung.cz

Every breath you take, every move you make – I’ll be watching you

by Martin Holler / Diana Kalt

Derzeit berät das Prager Stadtparlament Pläne zum Ausbau der Videoüberwachung. Bereits heute existieren in Prag unzählige Überwachungskameras, die einen fast ständig beobachten können. Nicht nur an öffentlichen Gebäuden, wie zum Beispiel in Metrostationen, […]

01.02.2016

IWRZ 1/2016

Tschechien: Haftung bei Vermögensübernahme

by Dr. jur. Ernst Giese / Katja Bauer

Über die Neukodifizierung des tschechischen BGB (BGB-CZ) zum 1.1.2014 wurde an anderer Stelle bereits berichtet (Giese/Krell, Mitteilungsblatt DAV Internationaler Rechtsverkehr 2/2013, 70-73). Gegenstand dieser Ausführungen sind die neu eingeführten Vorschriften der §§ 1893 f. BGB-CZ über die Haftung des Erwerbers für Verbindlichkeiten des Veräußerers, soweit er dessen Vermögen übernimmt. […]

17.12.2015

www.pragerzeitung.cz

Schutz vor Schiedssprüchen

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský / Katja Bauer

Alternative Streitbeilegungsmethoden erfreuen sich seit einigen Jahren zunehmender Beliebtheit, so auch die Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit vor allem im unternehmerischen Bereich. Wenngleich Schiedsverfahren grundsätzlich nur eine Instanz kennen, ist die Aufhebung von Schiedssprüchen durch staatliche Gerichte dennoch unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen möglich.

26.11.2015

CIJ Journal

CIJ Awards Czech Republic, 26.11.2015

by Giese & Partner

Giese & Partner je sponsorom kategorie Best Office Development.

12.11.2015

Prager Zeitung

Das tschechische Vorkaufsrecht nach deutschem Vorbild

by Dr. jur. Ernst Giese / Christine Pickelmann

Im Rahmen der schon viel diskutierten Neukodifikation des tschechischen Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuchs (BGB) wurde auch das Vorkaufsrecht unter dem Einfluss des deutschen BGB grundlegend verändert.

11.11.2015

epravo.cz

Jsou rozhodčí smlouvy ve prospěch mezinárodních rozhodčích soudů platné?

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský / Mgr. Tamara Skorkovská

Ačkoliv již od vydání usnesení Nejvyššího soudu ČR sp. zn. 31 Cdo 1945/2010 ze dne 11.05.2011 uplynulo několik let a navazující judikatura jej zdá se přijala za své, existuje jistě důvod, proč se i nyní hlouběji zamyslet nad jeho obsahem. Připomeňme alespoň krátce, o co v rozhodnutí šlo. Velký senát měl za úkol přijmout sjednocující stanovisko […]

22.10.2015

Wirtschaftsmagazin Prager Zeitung

Sind Sie stolzer Inhaber eines wertlosen Branchenbucheintrages?

by Martin Holler / Margaretha Pirzer

Einmal kurz nicht aufgepasst, schnell während des Alltagsgeschäfts eine Unterschrift unter eine vermeintliche Datenaktualisierung gesetzt und schon ist es passiert. Sie sind Opfer der sogenannten „Branchenbuch-Abzockern“ geworden. Der Gesetzgeber hat in den vergangenen Jahren viel unternommen, um Verbraucher vor Betrügereien im Internet zu schützen. So suchen Betrüger vermehrt nach anderen Betätigungsfeldern. Da Gewerbetreibende anders als […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

New Instruments for Combating Tax Frauds

by Mgr. Radek Werich

Struggling with inefficient tax collections, the Czech Ministry of Finance introduced two new instruments to combat tax evasion – an electronic revenue register (ERT) and control notifications. These instruments should serve as of next year as measures helping to partially fill in a dark hole in a leaking pool of public finance. Inspired by a […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Current Economic Indicators – State Budget for 2016

by Martin Holler

Achieving economic growth of 4.6% and the second lowest unemployment rate in the EU of 5.1%, the Czech Republic has turned into Europe´s fastest growing economy in the second quarter of 2015. The growth was certainly boosted by last-moment efforts to draw finance from EU structural funds for the period 2007-2013 and hence the booming […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Media Market in the Czech Republic: German Exit

by Dr. jur. Ernst Giese

Following Ringier Axel Spriger´s 2013 exit, Verlagsgruppe Passau – the last German media group present on the Czech media market – is about to retire from the market in favour of Czech-Slovak financial group Penta, which purchased a 100% share in Verlagsgruppe´s Czech daughter company, Vltava-Labe-Press. The acquisition of the second largest publishing house by […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Bitcoin – “Still Invisible to the Law?”

by Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Novotná / Mgr. Karolína Pospíšilová

In the last years, Bitcoin and other digital currencies become more and more popular. This raised the attention of regulatory bodies around the globe, which had to adopt a certain approach to Bitcoin. New payment methods were also discussed at the Group of Seven (G7) meeting in Elmau, Germany, this June. According to the Summit […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Ongoing Interventions of Czech National Bank Causing Pressure on Market

by Martin Holler

Following its 2013 decision, the Czech National Bank (CNB) has been continuing in its efforts to intervene against appreciation of the national currency (CZK). While the precise costs of interventions remain unknown, market estimate of CNB involvement to keep the Czech currency weak by purchasing foreign currencies is as high as CZK 180bn (year to date). […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Hurry Up! Last Call For Opt-In

by Mgr. Bc. Jaroslava Novotná

When? As of January 1, 2014 the Act on Business Corporations as a part of the recodification of the Czech private law came into effect. It introduced the possibility of a so called general opt-in. This means that business corporations established before January 1, 2014 can opt into the Act on Business Corporations as a […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Quo Vadis, new Civil Code?

by Mgr. Denisa Molnár

Before the all new Czech Civil Code come into force as of January 1, 2014, the public and especially legal professionals expressed their worries about how it would be applied and interpreted in practice. This was mainly due to lack of implementing legislation and disunity in several changes introduced by the code. The recurring discussions […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Alternative Investment Funds

The global financial crisis kept the whole world in suspense for several months. As a response to that, the 20 most important industrial nations decided that no player on the international financial market should act without government control. As a result asset managers experienced far-reaching changes on a national, but especially on the European level. […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Church Restitution – Progress and Issues

by JUDr. Ondřej Rathouský

One of the most discussed topics in the Czech political and public scene is the process of so called church restitutions. This means restitution of property which was owned by the churches prior to the communist regime. According to the government commission monitoring the church restitutions, almost 8000 requests concerning return of 137 000 land plots […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Chinese Expansion in Czech Republic

by Mgr. Radek Werich

Starting with the purchase of the elegant Zivnobanka building on Prague´s top High Street Na Příkopě and Martinicky Palace just close to the Prague Castle, Shanghai investment group CEFC launched its acquisition spree in the Czech Republic. First wave of its Czech acquisitions included, among others, acquisition of a 50% share in Travel Service airlines, […]

09.10.2015

Newsletter 3/2015

Slovak Corporate Law Newsflash

2015 has been rich in legislation changes affecting entrepreneurs already active in Slovakia or planning to start their business here. Some of the changes have already entered into force. We will take a closer look at three of them, all in the area of corporate law. Change in the mechanism of resignation of a statutory […]

06.10.2015

www.ibanet.org

Martin Holler ako prednášajúci v rámci výročnej IBA konferencie vo Viedni, 4.10. – 9.10.2015

by Giese & Partner

Dňa 6.10.2015 sa Martin Holler zúčastnil ako jeden z prednášajúcich panelu „Real estate roundabout: making it real (estate!) – a world of opportunities“ v rámci výročnej IBA konferencie vo Viedni.

05.10.2015

www.ibanet.org

Dr. Ernst Giese ako prednášajúci v rámci výročnej IBA konferencie vo Viedni, 4.10. – 9.10.2015

by Giese & Partner

Dňa 5.10.2015 sa Dr. Ernst Giese zúčastnil ako jeden z prednášajúcich panelu “Alpine Bau (construction sector insolvency) – an après-ski hangover with international dimensions” v rámci výročnej IBA konferencie vo Viedni.

03.09.2015

Prager Zeitung

Ihre Rechte als Anleger in Tschechien

by Dr. jur. Ernst Giese / Margaretha Pirzer

Suchen Sie auch aufgrund der derzeit niedrigen Zinsen für klassische Anlagen nach neuen Möglichkeiten der Geldanlage? Der Kapitalmarkt erscheint hier als Alternative verführerisch, doch mitunter auch undurchsichtig und risikoreich. Welche Rechte Sie als Anleger haben und welche Pflichten Ihnen gegenüber die Händler, sei im Folgenden dargestellt. Was ist der Kapitalmarkt? Im Grunde ist der Kapitalmarkt […]

18.06.2015

Prager Zeitung

Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc. am Arbeitsplatz? – Social Media und das Arbeitsrecht

by Martin Holler

Wohl kaum etwas hat das tägliche Leben in den letzten Jahren so stark verändert hat wie Social Media. Nicht nur jüngere Menschen können sich heue ein Leben ohne Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp usw. schlichtweg nicht mehr vorstellen. Jeden Tag werden viele Stunden in sozialen Netzwerken verbracht. Dies hat zwangsläufig erhebliche Auswirkungen auch auf den Berufsalltag. Arbeitnehmer […]

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