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Potential statutory heirs according to new Czech Civil Code

On January 1st 2014, the new Czech Civil Code has become effective. It has brought many vital changes to various areas of the civil law, the law of succession included. more >>
 

Important changes in the Act on the Residence of Foreigners

It is necessary to keep up to date with Czech regulations as you can never be sure that current legal regulation has not been amended again. The Act No. 326/1999 Coll., on the residence of foreigners in the Czech Republic, has been recently subjected to several changes which are summarized in ... more >>
 

New Asylum Procedures in Czech Republic

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union adopted Directive no. 2013/32/EU of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection status ("Asylum Procedures Directive"), which should have been implemented into Czech law to 20 July, 2015. more >>
 

Liability of executive directors of Czech corporations

As of January 1, 2014, the new Business Corporations Act (Act No. 90/2012 Coll.) is effective. The new Business Corporations Act brings many changes to the Czech company law, in particular with respect to liability of executive director (in Czech “jednatel”) of a Czech limited liability company... more >>
 

Wilson & Partners starts the year with yet another prestigious award

Wilson & Partners, one of the Czech Republic's leading independent law firms, announces today that it has just received the award for "Innovation & Excellence in Property Acquisitions - Czech Republic" in the "Corporate LiveWire Awards, 2015" more >>
 

Lease of non-residential premises turns into lease of premises for business purposes

The new Civil Code (Act No. 89/2012 Coll.) repeals and replaces Act No. 116/1990 Coll., on lease and sublease of non-residential premises . There is even a completely new term regarding this kind of lease – the former lease of non-residential premises will henceforth be referred to as the lease ... more >>
 

Main Changes & New issues in Czech Inheritance Law

As of January 1, 2014, the new Civil Code (act No. 89/2012 Coll.) is effective.  One of the major changes brought by the new Civil Code relates to the inheritance law.  The primary purpose of the new inheritance legislation is to strengthen “rights of the deceased person”; in a sense that the ... more >>
 

Ministry of the Environment faces accusations of corruption and nepotism

A legal case stretching back nine years between an electrical waste recycling company and the Czech Republic’s Ministry of the Environment has resulted in the department facing damages to the tune of over half a billion CZK. more >>
 

Issues connected to joint property of spouses („SJM“) in the Czech Republic

The new Czech civil code, Act No. 89/2012 Coll., Civil Code (the „ Civil Code “) which came into effect on January 1, 2014 differentiates between three regimes of joint property of spouses (in Czech „společné jmění manželů“, therefore commonly known as „SJM“), namely statutory, contractual and a... more >>
 

Important Changes in Czech Corporate Law Introduced by the New Czech Business Corporations Act

As of January 1, 2014 the Czech Commercial Code, Act No. 513/1991 Coll. (the "former Czech Commercial Code"), will cease to exist; some areas which are currently regulated by the former Czech Commercial Code will newly be governed by the new Czech Civil Code, Act. No. 89/2012 Coll. (the "new ... more >>
 

ÚOHS imposes fines, state receives only a fraction

Ten highest fines imposed by the Anti-Monopoly Office (ÚOHS) in its history equal the total of CZK 3bn. However, acquittals by courts resulted in cancelling fines of more than CZK 2bn. The issue is the period of time lapsing between issuing decisions by ÚOHS and making judgements by courts. ... more >>
 

The Government prepares Civil Service Act

The Czech Republic is the last EU country that lacks a Civil Service Act concerning the status of officials. The Ministry of Labour is therefore preparing its draft, based on public and legal amendments. The Office of the Government says the EU pushes on law adoption, but the European Commission... more >>
 

New law on the acquisition of Czech citizenship

New Act No. 186/2013 Coll. on Czech citizenship effective from January 1, 2014 brings revolutionary changes to the legal treatment of the Czech citizenship. Let us give you brief overview on the main changes. more >>
 

Major legislative changes regarding Real Estate in the Czech Republic introduced by the New Czech Civil Code

As of January 1, 2014, a substantial and complex recodification of Czech private law will become effective. This recodification is the largest change in Czech legislation in over two decades and presents a huge challenge to the Czech legal community and the Czech population at large. It is ... more >>
 
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