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KŠB Institute Supports New Private Law Conference

News   29. 10. 2014 Link

The new Civil Code as viewed by lawyers, judges, members of academia and corporate representatives will be the main topic of the New Private Law conference. KŠB Institute – KŠB’s education subsidiary – will lend support to the event as a conference partner.

Martin Šolc Elected Vice-President of International Bar Association

News   23. 10. 2014 Link

Martin Šolc, one of the founding partners of leading Czech law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KŠB), achieves major international success in Tokyo today by being elected Vice President of the International Bar Association.

KŠB Attorney Vlastimil Pihera To Give Lecture At Trusts Symposium

News   16. 10. 2014 Link

The Centre for Comparative Law at the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague will hold a symposium on trusts, a re-established asset management tool which, thanks to the new Civil Code, has been re-introduced to Czech law after a very long hiatus. The symposium will take place on 7 November at the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague.

Delta Pekárny, part of the United Bakeries group in the Czech Republic, Scores Important Victory before the ECHR

News   3. 10. 2014 Link

The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) rules Czech Competition Authority’s dawn raid unlawful. The significance of the ruling stretches beyond Czech borders as it can be applied in other Member States as well.

New Issue of X Lege

News   30. 9. 2014 Link

In this issue of X Lege, you can learn about emission allowances, European regional airports and how companies are using the new options offered by the recodification.

Annual Charity Concert of Good Will for Olga Havel Foundation. Once Again with Amazing Musicians

News   24. 9. 2014 Link

The 20th Annual Charity Concert of Good Will is organised by Kocián Šolc Balaštík to help support one of the most respected charitable foundations in the Czech Republic.

KŠB To Hold Seminars at the 2014 International Engineering Fair

News   22. 9. 2014 Link

In collaboration with the German-Czech Trade and Industrial Chamber (DTIHK), KŠB will hold two legal seminars during the International Engineering Fair in Brno at the end of September-beginning of October.

KŠB Contributes to New Commentary on the Corporations Act

News   18. 9. 2014 Link

The brand new commentary on the Corporations Act should make life easier for all business corporations and their representatives. The team of authors was led by KŠB senior associate Jan Lasák, with senior associate Martin Kubík and legal assistant Josef Kříž also contributing.

Success for KŠB Client: VGP Group Completes Giant Property Deal

News   11. 9. 2014 Link

Leading developer VGP recently announced the completion of one of the biggest real-estate transactions in Europe in the last decade. KŠB has advised VGP Group since 2005 and helped build the large property portfolio that was sold.

Supreme Administrative Court rules in favour of KŠB client in important decision

News   2. 9. 2014 Link

KŠB successfully represented its client in litigation with the Municipal Office of the City of Prague (the “Municipal Office”) regarding a land lease tender announced by the Municipal Office. After the Municipal Office chose another bidder, the client requested the Municipal Office to make available the bids submitted by other bidders based on its right of access to information.

KŠB’s Team of Tax Advisors Awarded Again

News   11. 8. 2014 Link

KŠB’s team of tax advisors led by Helena Navrátilová was named one of the leading tax practices in the Czech Republic by World Tax 2014, a tax guide published by rating agency International Tax Review.

KŠB Succeeds in Proceedings before the Supreme Administrative Court

News   4. 8. 2014 Link

KŠB successfully advised and represented the Radio and Television Broadcasting Council (RTBC) before an extended chamber of the Supreme Administrative Court. The important decision concerned the criteria by which a notice from the RTBC can constitute lawful grounds for imposing a penalty.

Tax Aspects of Profit Share Advances

X Lege   28. 7. 2014 Link

The Corporations Act has brought a lot of positive changes since January. Members of corporations certainly welcome the option to pay profit share advances on the basis of interim financial statements, provided the corporation clearly has enough to pay them and other legal conditions are fulfilled.

Are Internet Links Lawful?

X Lege   28. 7. 2014 Link

Hyperlinks are common. But are they lawful if they link to copyrighted documents? The European Court of Justice issued a decision on Internet links for the first time this past February.

Transparent to the Bone

X Lege   28. 7. 2014 Link

In March, the European Parliament passed in the first reading an amendment to the original draft AML Directive, which requires Member States to establish registers of legal entities and trust structures in which the end owners and beneficiaries will be listed. The information is to be available to the public. This means that not only major (at least 25%) shareholders but also beneficiaries of private foundations, trusts and similar structures will be disclosed.  KŠB lawyer Vlastimil Pihera comments on the draft as follows:

Firms Start Using Options Available Under the Recodification

X Lege   28. 7. 2014 Link

Despite a certain cautiousness, according to professor Jan Dědič, a KŠB partner and co-author of the legislation, one can see growing interest in the new legal institutes that are supposed to simplify the lives of firms and their managers.

Community Law News

X Lege   28. 7. 2014 Link

The mandates of some former European MPs have stimulated legislative endeavours by Community authorities. Long sought-after rules for public contracts and concessions, and audits of financial statements, were finalized and adopted in the first months of 2014.

Emission Allowances: Like a Boomerang

X Lege   28. 7. 2014 Link

From 2008 to 2012, emission allowances were allocated to electricity producers in the amount determined by the National Allocation Plan. But this originally trouble-free matter may become expensive for the state.

Experience with Regional Airports in Europe

X Lege   28. 7. 2014 Link

This past spring, KŠB partner Jiří Horník took part in an international air transport conference in Bucharest. The topic of his discussion, which you can read more about at www.patria.cz/pravo, concerned the operations of regional airports, which often have to fight for their own survival. Many regional airports rely on state aid, which has become harder to obtain following the introduction of stricter rules. In practice, many airports could wind up in trouble.

Supreme Administrative Court: No Penalty in the Lázně Kyselka Case

News   25. 7. 2014 Link

KŠB represented Karlovarské minerální vody, a.s. in a successful lawsuit to cancel a penalty imposed on KMV by the State Preservation and Landmark Authority for an alleged administrative offence. The authorities alleged that KMV failed to look after, maintain and protect historic buildings in the municipality of Kyselka.

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