Former IBM Associate Partner Marcela Kanova has returned to private practice by joining Rowan Legal as a Partner in Prague.
The Legislative Push in the Czech Republic: A Buzz Interview with Josef Donat of Rowan Legal
The legal environment in the Czech Republic is currently undergoing significant changes, primarily focusing on the implementation of the NIS2 cybersecurity Directive, whistleblowing legislation, tax reform, and class actions, according to Rowan Legal Partner Josef Donat.
Is the Czech Republic Ready for Class Actions? Some Parts of the Draft Law May yet Be Amended
As early as 25 June 2023, legislation should come into force in the Czech Republic that could give consumers another powerful weapon in the battle against unfair business practices. This legislation introduces the so-called class action lawsuit, which will allow multiple victims, each typically holding small claims, to join together for united representation in court proceedings.
Electronic Signatures, Contracts, and Archiving in the Czech Republic
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A Closer Look: Rowan Legal's Jan Frey on Sale of AMiT to Central European Industry Partners
On September 22, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Rowan Legal had advised Central Europe Industry Partners on their acquisition of a 70% stake in AMiT Holding. CEELM reached out to Rowan Legal Partner Jan Frey to learn more about the deal.
More than 75% of Czech Companies Engage in Non-financial ESG Activities as Part of Their Business, Survey Reveals
Business that considers environmental and social aspects alongside economic results and is managed in a transparent manner – this is the goal of the ESG framework, which has recently gained much attention. A survey carried out by the prestigious Czech research agency Ipsos for our law firm indicates that this is an issue that is currently being addressed by more than 75% of Czech companies and businesses. Although for the time being ESG obligations apply mainly to companies in the banking and financial sector, it is envisaged that these obligations will be extended to all large, and selected medium-sized, companies in the future. We have discovered that seemingly over half of the companies in the Czech Republic would be inclined to use the services of professionals from law firms or consultancies to implement successful ESG solutions in such a case.
Romana Szutanyi Joins Rowan Legal as Head of Employment
Former KPMG Lawyer Romana Szutanyi has joined Rowan Legal as Head of Employment.
PwC Legal and Rowan Legal Advise on Sale of AMiT to Central European Industry Partners
PwC Legal has advised AMiT Holding co-founders and co-owners Michal Prerovsky, Martin Vosahlo, and Karel Ludvik on their sale of a 70% stake in AMiT Holding to Central Europe Industry Partners. Rowan Legal advised CEIP on the acquisition.
Havel & Partners and Rowan Legal Advise on IF Invest East Acquisition of Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park
Havel & Partners has advised IF Invest East on the acquisition of the Ostrava Airport Multimodal Park from Concens Investments. Rowan Legal and, reportedly, Svoboda & Koubkova advised the sellers.
The Buzz in the Czech Republic: Interview with Jan Frey of Rowan Legal
The Russian aggression in Ukraine, raging for more than two months now, has affected the Czech Republic to a significant extent, impacting the prices of energy across all sectors. Coupled with the rising levels of inflation, the country finds itself out of balance, according to Rowan Legal Partner Jan Frey, who says it is quite hard to predict what the rest of the year will bring.
Rowan Legal: Advice to Ukrainians in Czech Republic
This review was prepared for Ukrainian refugees by the law firm ROWAN Legal upon request and in coordination with the international legal network Multilaw and Ukrainian law firm Arzinger. The review is as of March 11, 2022, will be updated as relevant, also Ukrainian translations will be added. The review is not a legal advice and is for informational purposes only. For updates, please follow www.multilaw.com and/or www.arzinger.ua
Jan Frey Joins Rowan Legal as Partner
Former KPMG Associate Director Jan Frey has joined Rowan Legal as Partner.
Competition and Competition Litigation Laws and Regulations in Czech Republic
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Stricter Rules for Cookies in the Czech Republic from 2022
A Change in the Interpretation of Manifest Disruption of Public Order in the Conception of Absolute Invalidity of a Legal Act
On the 10th of June 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Czech Republic passed a judgment in case Ref. No. 31 ICdo 36/2020, which dealt with the validity of a contract concluded between the sole proprietor of a company and the same company represented by its sole proprietor. In this case, the Supreme Court deviated from its past decisions on the issue of interpretation of the notion of manifest disruption of public order. Whereas the Supreme Court had previously interpreted the word “manifest” as expressing the degree of intensity of public disturbance, the current decision accepted that a manifest disruption of public order could be interpreted as an undoubted or unambiguous disruption of public order, without regard to the intensity of the disruption.
Current View of Public Prosecutor’s Office on Proving Legal Entities’ Exculpation
Since the introduction of the institution of legal entities’ exemption from criminal liability in 2016, there has been discussion on the distribution of the burden of proof in proving the conditions for its application in criminal proceedings. Meanwhile, the prosecution’s view has been gradually changing.
CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Czechia
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