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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

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?

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

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

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

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 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

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”.

Mgr. Hladká, quoted by the internet daily, E15

In the E15 online daily magazine, Mgr. Hladká spoke regarding the operation of both Czech and international law firms.

Winter holidays with the Bunny on the Horse

In January and February 2016 nearly forty children, all with various handicaps, experienced a fabulous week of sporting activities in Boží Dar organized by the Bunny on the Horse, www.zajiceknakoni.cz.

A change in the VAT exemption applicable to the transfer of land

In January 1, 2016, an amendment to Act no. 235/2004 Coll., providing for value added tax, has come into effect. The tax significantly changes the definition of a building plot. An extension of the definition of a building plot under Section 56 ss. 2 of the (amended) VAT law may result in a situation in which the transfer of a building plot, which was exempt from VAT under the preceding regulation, will no longer be exempt after the adoption of the amendment.

The change of rules applicable to the payment of the real property acquisition tax has not yet been approved

An amendment to the Senate statutory provision amending the real property acquisition tax, which provides in particular for the transfer of the obligation to pay the tax from the transferor to the transferee, will not come into effect as was originally intended on April 1 2016.

JUDr. Ctibor at a TAGLaw European Regional Conference

A TAGLaw European Regional conference was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, over the weekend of March 11 – 13, 2016. This year it was hosted by Elliott Duffy Garrett (http://www.edglegal.com/) and JUDr. Ctibor attended the conference on behalf of Z/C/H.

An article by JUDr. Ctibor, an expert in franchising, has been published in Právní rádce

An article by JUDr. Jiří Ctibor has been published in the March issue of Právní rádce. He writes about a decision, made by an American government institution for the protection of employees, which brought significant uncertainty into the franchising world.

Congratulations to Mgr. Lenka Gomez Tomčalová

A long-serving member of our team, Mgr. Lenka Gomez Tomčalová so far working as a junior lawyer, has passed her bar exams! Lenka has been with Z/C/H Legal since she was a student, when she worked as a paralegal.

Job Fair Kontakt 2016

On March 7, 2016, we took part in the 16th Kontakt Job Fair which was held, as usual, at Charles University’s Law Faculty.