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BBH Successful for Sazka Before Czech Supreme Administrative Court

BBH Successful for Sazka Before Czech Supreme Administrative Court

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BBH has successfully represented Czech lottery and gambling company Sazka before the Czech Republic's Supreme Administrative Court in a dispute against the country's Ministry of Finance and challenging a previous Municipal Court in Prague ruling over Sazka's obligations under the Gaming Act.

Sazka is the oldest lottery company in the Czech Republic and currently has an around 95% market share in the country for lotteries and other similar games.

According to BBH, the Ministry of Finance and the Municipal Court in Prague sought "to impose an entirely unacceptable, extralegal interpretation of obligations under the Gaming Act" on Sazka. The Supreme Administrative Court's ultimate decision "underscores the importance of adhering to the principles of the rule of law that often seem clear-cut in academia but are, regrettably, sometimes overlooked by public administration bodies and lower courts. It's always heartening to witness a higher judicial authority encapsulate these fundamental legal tenets, reaffirming their undeniable value and applicability in the decision-making processes," the firm announced.

The BBH team included Partners Vladimir Uhde and Tomas Sedlacek and Senior Associates Adam Necas, Jan Kadrnozka, and Stepan Liska.