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Czech Supreme Court: employers are not required to offer a replacement job to laid-off employees

News   16. 1. 2013 Link

Following a recent ruling by the Czech Supreme Court, employers will no longer be required to offer another job to employees who are dismissed on grounds of redundancy, not even if a suitable job is open at the same place of employment. This practice was approved by the Supreme Court in order to unify civil and commercial judicial practice and should be followed by all courts charged with settling labour disputes.

Jiří Horník Becomes a KŠB Partner

News   9. 1. 2013 Link

On 1 January 2013, Jiří Horník (38) became a new partner at Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB). Jiří specialises in property law and project financing and is one of only a few Czech experts on aviation and aerospace law. KŠB now has nine partners.

Dagmar Dubecká Among 2012’s TOP 25 Czech Business Women

News   7. 12. 2012 Link

For the first time KŠB Managing Partner Dagmar Dubecká was recognized in the TOP 25 Czech Business Women poll and was immediately honoured with a spot in the overall ranking.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík Named Best National Law Firm in Czech Republic in 2012

News   20. 11. 2012 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB) was named Leading National Law Firm of the Year 2012 and also won the Competition Law category Czech Republic in the fifth annual Law Firm of the Year awards.

KSB to hold 18th Annual Advent Charity Concert of Good Will to support the Olga Havel Foundation

News   9. 11. 2012 Link

With considerable help and support from clients and partners, Kocián Šolc Balaštík will organize its annual Advent Charity Concert of Good Will on 25 November 2012 to help support the Olga Havel Foundation. This year the Olga Havel Foundation will once again use the concert proceeds to support its long-term Senior Project.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík Further Strengthens Its Public Contracts Team

News   2. 11. 2012 Link

Andrea Schelleová joined Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB) in November after leaving the Competition Authority, where she was head of the 2nd Instance Decision-Making Public Procurement Department.

Jan Lasák joins KŠB’s Team of Lawyers

News   1. 11. 2012 Link

Jan Lasák (28) joined the team of lawyers at Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB) on 1 November. Jan focuses on corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, contract law, acquis communautaire, and restructuring.

Martin Šolc Elected Secretary-General of the International Bar Association

News   23. 10. 2012 Link

The International Bar Association, the world’s leading organisation of over 200 bar associations and law societies and over 45,000 legal practitioners, will for the first time ever have a Secretary-General from Central & Eastern Europe. Martin Šolc, one of the founding partners of Czech law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB), will assume the office of Secretary-General in January 2013.

KSB wins Silver Award at The International Legal Awards 2012 in Paris

News   29. 6. 2012 Link

Law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík obtained a Silver Award in the category Best Central & Eastern European Law Firm during this year’s The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2012.

KŠB Wins the National Law Firm of the Year Award

News   11. 5. 2012 Link

Chambers Europe Awards Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB) was named Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic for a second time in the Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence in Amsterdam yesterday.

David Elischer joins KSB as new Of Counsel

News   4. 5. 2012 Link

David Elischer of the Law Faculty of Charles University joins Kocián Šolc Balaštík as an Of Counsel.

Professor Jan Dědič Named Patron of Czech Business

News   26. 4. 2012 Link

Professor Jan Dědič, a partner at law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík, was recently honoured with the 2012 Patron of Czech Business award. The business community particularly noted his goal to simplify registration in the Commercial Register and his long-term efforts to clean up Czech commercial law.

KŠB lawyers comment on public procurement changes in Hospodářské noviny

News   16. 4. 2012 Link

The grand amendment to the Public Contracts Act, which substantially modifies requirements for both contracting authorities and bidders, came into effect on 1 April 2012.

Outlining the impact of the amendment, KŠB lawyers Martina Parusová Zímová and Jiří Horník provided commentary in the April 16 issue of Hospodářské noviny’s “Business” supplement.

KSB updates Polish businessmen on legislative changes

News   13. 4. 2012 Link

New public procurement rules, cross-border employment, and Czech tax news, these were the issues discussed during a workshop held by the Czech-Polish Chamber of Commerce in Ostrava on 28 March 2012.

Supreme Administrative Court again rules in favour of Czech Radio in VAT dispute

News   26. 3. 2012 Link

At the beginning of March 2012 the Supreme Administrative Court in Brno satisfied a second cassation complaint lodged by Czech Radio. Claiming non-reviewability, the Supreme Administrative Court once again dismissed the Prague Municipal Court’s judgment whereunder Czech Radio was not allowed to exercise a claim to have VAT deducted on the grounds that it collects broadcasting fees. Czech Radio, represented by Kocián Šolc Balaštík, disagreed with the Municipal Court’s judgement.

KSB once again nominated for Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence

News   2. 3. 2012 Link

Chambers Europe Awards Law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík, as one of only five top domestic law firms in the Czech Republic, has been nominated for this year’s Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2012 in the category of National Firms. This prestigious award is given by the renowned British rating agency Chambers and Partners.

KSB to participate in a panel forum on international transactions

News   24. 2. 2012 Link

Kocián Šolc Balaštík has become a partner of New York State Bar Association’s Prague Regional Meeting. The event will be held by the Czech Bar Association and NYSBA’s International Section at the Czech Bar Association’s training center on 9 March 2012 with the support of UNCITRAL.

Dagmar Dubecká Appointed New Managing Partner of KSB

News   16. 2. 2012 Link

Dagmar Dubecká has become the new managing partner of Kocián Šolc Balaštík, stepping into the role previously held by Martin Šolc, one of KSB’s founders.

Martin Šolc – 2011 Lawyer of the Year

News   31. 1. 2012 Link

Martin Šolc, a founding partner at Kocián Šolc Balaštík, was recently named the 2011 Lawyer of the Year in the Czech Republic in the category of Commercial Law. Martin has thus become a two-time winner of the award, having been previously honoured in 2007, the third year of the competition.

KSB Again Successful in Representing RWE Transgas

News   20. 1. 2012 Link

Representing RWE Transgas in proceedings at the Regional Court in Brno, KSB was recently successful in getting a CZK 240 million fine nullified for a third time. The fine was originally imposed by the Competition Authority in 2006 for RWE Transgas’s alleged violation of competition on the wholesale gas market.

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