If you need statistical data maintained by the National Health Information System for your work or scientific research, whether demographic data on births or deaths, statistics on cancer patients, information on assisted reproduction or other information, you will be interested in a landmark decision of the Constitutional Court.
Do you sell goods to consumers through ane-shop? Do you feel like you already know everything there is to know about the great consumer amendment from all the different articles? While it's true that plenty has been written about the end of fake reviews and discounts, the legal guarantee or the specific labelling of the "order with obligation to pay" button, this is much more than a "button amendment". What affect will it have, for example, on personalising the price for a particular consumer?
The Czech legislature has been recently working on several new laws and amendments, including adopting whistleblowing and energy price cap-related regulations, according to Kocian Solc Balastik Partner Sylvie Sobolova.
Schoenherr has advised Metro on its acquisition of a 25% stake in Kosik Holding with a 5% option on top if Kosik expands into other CEE markets in collaboration with Metro. White & Case reportedly advised Kosik.
Kocian Solc Balastik has helped the Czech National Theatre obtain a building permit for the redevelopment of its New Stage and Operations buildings.
Kocian Solc Balastik has advised the BiQ Group – investment group Intefi Capital’s technology division – on its acquisition of Puxdesign.
Clifford Chance and its Turkish affiliate Ciftci Attorney Partnership have advised Arcelik on the establishment of a joint venture between its Ardutch subsidiary and Whirlpool Corporation subsidiary Whirlpool EMEA Holdings to create a new standalone business in the European home appliances sector. Latham & Watkins advised Whirlpool.
For the last couple of months, we have all experienced a shortage of certain pharmaceuticals on the market, especially antibiotics or pharmaceuticals for fever reduction for children. Given that this situation reoccurs almost every flu season, the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic has newly established a formal working group monitoring the availability of pharmaceuticals on the market. The Ministry of Health is also preparing the amendment to the Act on Pharmaceuticals so that it can, on its own or in cooperation with the State Institute for Drug Control („SUKL“), better respond to urgent drug shortages in case of crisis situations.
A draft of a preventive restructuring act is being discussed in the Czech legal environment to implement the EU directive on restructuring and insolvency (directive (EU) 2019/1023). The aim of the new legal regulation is to introduce an out-of-court restructuring model with shorter times to improve operations and the balance sheets of debtors in financial difficulties. Different forms of out-of-court restructuring are common and frequently used in many foreign jurisdictions, e.g. arrangements in England and Wales. Unlike insolvencies, in preventive restructuring the court is a “mere” supervisor supported by the restructuring trustee in certain situations.
JSK has advised Genesis Capital and the Avallon MBO Fund on their acquisition of TES Vsetin. CMS reportedly advised ARX Equity Partners on the sale.
The Czech Republic is looking at a promising start to the year, after somewhat of a market slowdown towards the end of 2022, with no dark clouds on the horizon just yet, according to Schoenherr Partner Vladimir Cizek.