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Directors’ Liability and Indemnification: A Global Guide, Second Edition

Publications   8. 4. 2011 Link

KSB attorneys Petr Kasík and Juraj Hudák wrote an exclusive contribution on liability of directors and its specific issues in the Czech legal environment. The text was published in the international publication Directors’ Liability and Indemnification.

Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 2011

Publications   31. 3. 2011 Link

For the third year in row, Václav Rovenský and Ján Béreš prepared an up-to-date overview of Czech legal regulations in the electricity sector for the worldwide publication Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 2011. The overview summarizes the current regulations of the electricity business in the Czech Republic and focuses inter alia on topics relating to the determination of electricity prices in the Czech Republic. The publication was issued by the London-based market analysis company Law Business Research Ltd.

The question of private law

Publications   11. 2. 2011 Link

KSB’s comments on upcoming major changes to the Civil Code were published in Lidové noviny’s supplement Law & Justice on 7 February 2011. The amended Civil Code, together with the Commercial Companies and Cooperatives Act and Private International Law Act, lays the foundation for recodification of private law.

Decisions by the sole member (foreign subject) exercising the powers of the General Meeting. Obchodněprávní revue No. 12/2010

Publications   2. 2. 2011 Link

Jan Dědič and Petr Kasík published an article in the professional monthly Obchodněprávní revue, which specializes in commercial law and law of financial markets, on the topic of decisions of the sole member of the company in events where such sole member is a foreign subject. The article addresses the consequences arising from the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic ruling that a decision of the sole member does not constitute a legal act.

EU legal regulations with judicature - law of commercial companies

Publications   19. 1. 2011 Link

Jan Lasák is the author of the first publication of a new series by Wolters Kluwer that brings a practical and complex collection of the valid current wording of communitary legal regulations from the field of law of commercial companies together with the decision-making practice of the European Court of Justice.

Legislative changes as of January 2011

Publications   12. 1. 2011 Link

The Czech newspaper Lidové noviny published on 3 January 2011 and on 10 January 2011 in its section Law & Justice (Právo & Justice) an overview as prepared by Kocián Šolc Balaštík, of the most important legal and tax changes valid since the start of January 2011.

No more waiting for Godot. PPP Bulletin No. 4/2010

Publications   5. 1. 2011 Link

Christian Blatchford publishes an article in the PPP Bulletin, the professional quarterly of the PPP Association, proposing a realistic solution for accelerating construction of the D3 motorway in the form of PPP. To download the article click here.

Who is afraid of new regulation of private law? Euro No. 45/2010

Publications   29. 11. 2010 Link

KSB partner Martin Šolc comments in the weekly Euro on the need to push through the new Civil Code and Act on Corporations. He draws attention to a number of problems caused by existing legal regulations for entrepreneurial environment, for example the existence of two different legal regimes for one and the same agreement, the institute of invalidity of legal acts and others. The whole article can be downloaded here (in Czech only).

How to Enforce Human Rights

Publications   25. 11. 2010 Link

KSB partner Martin Šolc, who specializes in advisory on transactions in the field of mergers and acquisitions, has also been performing professional activities for a long time with the International Bar Association (IBA), a leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies, bringing together more than forty thousand attorneys and one hundred and ninety-seven chambers of attorneys on all continents.

Lawsuits filed by minority shareholders – should corporations and their managers be concerned? Epravo.cz Magazine, No. 3/2010

Publications   8. 10. 2010 Link

Jan Lasák published an article in Epravo.cz Magazine addressing issues associated with lawsuits filed by minority shareholders. These issues are fairly relevant at present as lawsuits filed by “professional” minority shareholders constitute an imprescriptible means of coercion that managers of public limited companies with minority shareholders must keep in mind and deal with in managing and administrating the company’s affairs. To download the article (in Czech only) click here

Breakthrough Tax Resolution. Euro No. 37/2010

Publications   15. 9. 2010 Link

Helena Navrátilová, head of the KSB tax team, commented on one of the most recent judgments of the Supreme Administrative Court for the law and taxes section of the weekly Euro. The court has come to the conclusion that interests and other costs of a public limited company in connection with receipt of, and drawing on a loan used to pay dividends to shareholders can be considered as tax deductible.

Exemption for Merchants. Ekonom, No. 25/2010

Publications   29. 7. 2010 Link

Martina Zímová and Ivo Šimeček published an article on the new block exemption for vertical agreements between undertakings in weekly magazine Ekonom. Pursuant to the applicable Commission Regulation, certain vertical agreements (such as agreements between manufacturers and distributors, franchising agreements, etc.) are permitted subject to their compliance with predefined requirements although each one of them could be considered as illegal and, as such, be banned. This applies to all distribution relationships relative to the sale of goods.

Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation 2010

Publications   9. 4. 2010 Link

Václav Rovenský and Tomáš Sequens prepared a chapter focused on the Czech Republic for the international publication Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation, 2010 edition; the chapter summarizes legal regulations and conditions for business activities on the gas market in the Czech Republic. The publication was issued by the London based market analysis company Law Business Research Ltd.

International Privacy Guide

Publications   27. 2. 2010 Link

Petra Mirovská and Drahomír Tomašuk contributed on behalf of the Czech Republic to the first issue of the new professional publication International Privacy Guide, printed quarterly by the publishing house West, a Thomson Reuters business. The topic of the first issue of the publication is international transfers of personal data and it includes a basic summary of the legal regulations of 26 countries regarding the transfer of personal data to foreign countries.

The chapter concerning Czech legal regulations can be downloaded here.

Oil Rigs and Bus Stops: A Family Resemblance. The PPP Bulletin, No. 4/2009

Publications   25. 1. 2010 Link

Christian Blatchford has contributed an article to the winter 2009 edition of the PPP Bulletin, the quarterly publication of the Public Private Partnership Association in the Czech Republic. The article compares PPP projects with other projects from the area of project finance in an attempt to throw light on an area in which for many in the Czech Republic remains unfamiliar.

Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 2010

Publications   11. 12. 2009 Link

Václav Rovenský and Ján Béreš prepared an up-to-date summary of the legal regulations concerning the electroenergy business in the Czech Republic for the publication Electricity Regulation 2010 in the series Getting the Deal Through. The publication was issued by the London based market analysis company Law Business Research Ltd.

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment Law 2009

Publications   18. 5. 2009 Link

Tomáš Sequens and Martin Škrabal prepared a summary of the legal regulations concerning the environment sector in the Czech Republic for the publication The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment Law 2009. The publication was issued by the British company Global Legal Group Ltd.

Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation 2009

Publications   20. 3. 2009 Link

Václav Rovenský and Tomáš Sequens drafted as a part of the international publication Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation, 2009 edition, a summary of legal regulations and conditions for doing business on the Czech gas market. The publication was issued by the London based market analysis company Law Business Research Ltd.

Novelties in Commercial Law. Plus, No. 1/2009

Publications   24. 2. 2009 Link

Professor Jan Dědič, a partner of law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík, wrote an article on changes expected in 2009 concerning legal regulations in commercial law in the Czech-German Commercial and Industrial Chamber's magazine Plus, which was published in February.

Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 2009

Publications   19. 12. 2008 Link

Václav Rovenský and Ján Béreš became the first contributors for the Czech Republic in the publication Electricity Regulation 2009 for the series Getting the Deal Through, published by London-based company Law Business Research Limited. The publication contains an overview of information on legal regulation in the electrical energy sector of 34 countries.

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