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From November 1, 2016 on, the real property transfer tax is to be paid by the buyer

From November 1, 2016 on, the real property transfer tax is to be paid by the buyer

An amendment to the statutory measure of the Senate regulating the real property transfer tax no. 254/2016 Coll., the subject matter of which is, above all, the delegation of the obligation to pay tax from the seller to the buyer, is to come into effect on November 1, 2016.

A significant change of the zoning plan of the Capital City of Prague

A significant change of the zoning plan of the Capital City of Prague

A key citywide change of the wording of the zoning plan adopted by the Capital City of Prague is currently being subject to discussion. Some of the proposed changes apply to the mode of calculation of commercial facilities‘ acreage, and making coefficients of green areas and coefficients of floor areas as well as rules applicable to height regulation of buildings binding.

The French “Loi Macron“ has come into effect

The French “Loi Macron“ has come into effect

On June 1, 2016, the French regulation known as the “Loi Macron” has come into effect. It newly regulates some working conditions of employees, including foreign nationals.

Liability for a ruined vacation

Liability for a ruined vacation

Your vacation actually did not go as the travel agency had promised to you? In its ruling passed under case no. 33 Cdo 747/2015, the Supreme Court concluded that in such a case you have the right to claim a compensation for the harm caused, or to receive a discount for the price of your trip, respectively.

Adjustments of bylaws of associations of units

Adjustments of bylaws of associations of units

The term for the adjustments of bylaws of associations of units established pursuant to Act no. 72/1994 Coll. expires on December 31, 2016!

Z/C/H Legal provided legal services in connection with the CEMOD - CZ acquisition

Z/C/H Legal provided legal services in connection with the CEMOD - CZ acquisition

Z/C/H Legal assisted the buyer with the acquisition of a 100% ownership interest in CEMOD – CZ s.r.o., the former home and fashion subsidiary of the 3SI Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Student Trainee Exchange Programme

Student Trainee Exchange Programme

The law firm Z/C/H Legal works with ELSA, European Law Student´s Association, together since last year and supports the STEP (Student Trainee Exchange Programme).

Register of contracts

Register of contracts

We have informed you about the Act on the Register of Contracts which came into force on 1st July 2016.

Z/C/H Legal at Prague Summer School 2016

Z/C/H Legal at Prague Summer School 2016

In July, the 4th annual Prague Summer School will be held in Prague. It is a summer educational event for foreign students offering 3 full weeks of intense seminars, lectures and workshops conducted by renowned professionals.

Sommerfest

Sommerfest

On June 23, 2016, we held our traditional Sommerfest of culinary art, this time at the Market in Holešovice under the supervision of experienced chefs from Chefparade.

Does your business involve contracting with public entities?

Does your business involve contracting with public entities?

If so, then please do not forget the obligation in force from July 1, 2016, to publish the contracts made with public entities in the register of contractss newly established by Act no. 340/2015 Coll. providing for special terms of effect of some contracts, publication of such contracts and for the register of contracts (the Act on the Register of Contracts).

Participants in prohibited cartels face actions for damages

Participants in prohibited cartels face actions for damages

This year, the Collection of Laws will be extended by a law providing for the compensation for damage in competition. By the end of 2016, it is actually necessary to incorporate into Czech law Directive 2014/104/EU on certain rules regulating the actions for damages pursuant to domestic law in the case of infringement of competition regulations of member states and the EU.

TagLaw amongst elite legal alliances

TagLaw amongst elite legal alliances

The renowned rating agency Chambers & Partners has again ranked TAGLaw alliance amongst the elite legal alliances and granted it the right to use the “Elite Law Firm Network“.

Mgr. Hladký at a TAGLaw spring conference

Mgr. Hladký at a TAGLaw spring conference

From 2nd to 4th May 2016 the regular TAGLaw conference for global providers of legal and financial services was held in Lisbon.

Z/C/H Legal supports franchising

Z/C/H Legal supports franchising

Z/C/H Legal has repeatedly been the only law firm to sponsor the Czech Institute for Franchising (Český institut pro franchising), the largest association of companies dealing with franchising in the Czech Republic.

Z/C/H Legal again among elite law firms, according to The Legal 500’s review

Z/C/H Legal again among elite law firms, according to The Legal 500’s review

In 2016, The Legal 500 has again highlighted the quality of legal services provided by Z/C/H Legal. This is the seventh consecutive time Z/C/H Legal has been recommended in “Real Estate and Construction” and the fifth time in “Commercial, Corporate and M&A”.