KSB partner Dagmar Dubecká gave an interview to the magazine Law & Business concerning the Czech legal environment, application of law, creation of laws and overlapping of Czech legislation with EU legislation. The interview also addressed her main area where she is one of the top attorneys of the Czech scene – mergers and acquisitions. More
Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 201131/03/11 / Publications
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.
No more waiting for Godot. PPP Bulletin No. 4/201005/01/11 / Publications
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.
Business activities in the Czech Republic and Poland – comparative differences in the Commercial Register31/12/10 / News
Czech Television (Česká televize) presented a news report on the subject of the Commercial Register in the Czech Republic and Poland with Darina Kovačíková, attorney at Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s office in Ostrava. The report can be found on www.ct24.cz/zive, in Archive section, broadcast on 3 December 2010, Události v regionech (Ostrava) TV show, broadcast time 04:23 (minute of the show 19:30 to 22). More
Who is afraid of new regulation of private law? Euro No. 45/201029/11/10 / Publications
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).
Breakthrough Tax Resolution. Euro No. 37/201015/09/10 / Publications
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. More
Exemption for Merchants. Ekonom, No. 25/201029/07/10 / Publications
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 201009/04/10 / Publications
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.
- The document can be downloaded here
International Privacy Guide27/02/10 / Publications
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.
Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 201011/12/09 / Publications
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 200918/05/09 / Publications
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 200920/03/09 / Publications
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. 1/200924/02/09 / Publications
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. More
Getting the Deal Through – Electricity Regulation 200919/12/08 / Publications
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.
Czech Republic Takeover Guide20/11/08 / Publications
Dagmar Dubecká and Vlastimil Pihera prepared an information document for the International Bar Association addressing the legal regulation concerning takeover bids in the Czech Republic. The document summarizes the basic principles of the new legal regulation of takeover bids in the Czech Republic, a new construction of the bid obligation, types of actions on the grounds of a takeover bid or an unfulfilled bid obligation and the method of performance of supervision over takeover bids by the Czech National Bank. The published text contains information applicable as of the editorial closing date, i.e. April 2008.
Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation 200801/05/08 / Publications
Václav Rovenský and Tomáš Sequens have recently authored the chapter on the Czech Republic for Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation 2008 edition, published by Law Business Research, London. The Czech chapter provides a clear and concise guide to the law governing the Czech gas market as well as many related business aspects.
Available for download here.
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 200803/04/08 / Publications
Pavel Dejl and Radka Felgrová have recently authored the Czech chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2008, providing a clear guide to the basic law on dispute resolution in court and arbitration proceedings in the Czech Republic, the organisation of Czech courts and litigation under Czech law. Other points covered include assets available to the parties, instruments used by the court to direct the proceedings, types of court orders and the effects of court decisions. Arbitration is covered in a separate chapter. The Guide is published by the Global Legal Group.
A Practical Guide to National Competition Rules Across Europe – second edition05/03/08 / Publications
Pavel Dejl, Pavel Nosek and Ivo Šimeček have recently completed the chapter on the Czech Republic in A Practical Guide to National Competition Rules Across Europe – second edition, published by Kluwer Law International as part of their International Competition Law Series. True to its title, the publication is a comprehensive guide to competition law in the EU, Norway and Switzerland.
As well taking an overall look at Czech competition law, the Czech chapter deals with related aspects of Community law and regulated markets legislation, cartel agreements, abuse of dominant position, competition law enforcement, powers of the Czech Antitrust Office and the law on concentration of undertakings, with illustrative recent judicial decisions.
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 200803/03/08 / Publications
Pavel Nosek and Ivo Šimeček have recently written an article for The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2008, published by Global Legal Group, examining newly enacted provisions on regulation of cartels and the leniency program in the Czech Republic and briefly commenting on basic Czech competition law and the powers of the Czech Antitrust Office. The article also sets out basic information on proceedings before the Office, including reviews of its decisions and appeals.