The future of Czech copyright law in light of DSM directive (part II)

17.12.2021

Source: epravo.cz Author: JUDr. Josef Donát, LL.M. In the first part of my article on the future of Czech copyright law in light of the DSM Directive, I dealt primarily with the background to the adoption of the final form…

Whistleblowing is coming. Are you ready?

2.12.2021

Source: Pojistný obzor Authors: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M. and Mgr. Anna Cervanová, LL.M. The Czech Republic has only until the end of 2021 to adopt a law on whistleblower protection under the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive. Yet it is already…

CEE Legal Matters Comparative Legal Guide: Competition 2021

30.11.2021

ROWAN LEGAL invited to be the exclusive country contributor to the CEE Legal Matters Comparative Legal Guide: Competition 2021 for the Czech Republic.  The guide presents an overview of CEE’s competition regimes. It includes an outline of the main pieces of competition legislation, any notable…

Next government looks set to change the Building Act. What can we expect?

29.11.2021

Source: Hospodářské noviny Author of comment: Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek The rules that will dictate how the Czech Republic builds in the coming years are still unclear. In July, the Chamber of Deputies overrode a Senate veto and…

Děčín city preparing for zero tolerance of gambling. At what cost?

27.10.2021

Source: nasregion.cz Author of comment:  Mgr. Mgr. Jan Měkota The last casino in the North Bohemian town of Decin is due to close in May 2022. At least that is the intention of the 2019 regulatory decree by which the…

ROWAN LEGAL, PRK and tdpA offer more student seminars

27.10.2021

Source: lawyersandbusiness.cz Author of comment: JUDr. Martin Janoušek The UNIque Law educational project, which brings together three law firms – Rowan Legal, PRK Partners and tdpA – has launched its third series of webinars. The aim is once again to…

Old obligation to approve residential houses resurrected

18.10.2021

Source: E15.cz Author of comment: Mgr. et Mgr. Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek As of 2018, the obligation to ensure approval for the vast majority of residential houses was deleted from the Building Act. However, the new Building Act reintroduces the…

Arca case: a high-stakes game by lawyers. Group reorganization in the works

15.10.2021

Source: tydenikhrot.cz Author of comment: Mgr. Mgr. Lucie Kačerová A meeting of creditors of the collapsed Arca Investments group has shone a light on interest groups and shown the strength of its current management. Velič’s team has withstood the pressure…

Fraudulent ads featuring familiar faces are hard to investigate but Clint Eastwood was persistent

13.10.2021

Source: aktualne.cz Author of comment:  Mgr. Mgr. Radim Obert Six million dollars, i.e. over 133 million crowns. That is how much the American actor Clint Eastwood sued a Lithuanian company for which, according to the court, falsely gave customers the…

New Building Act – Part 4: Is a building permit required for a porch extension, terrace, or removal of a small building?

23.9.2021

Source: hypoindex.cz Author: Veronika Hejná Author of comment: Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek Do you need a building permit for a terrace or porch extension, or demolition of an old shed? And how will things be from 2023 under…

No more annoying calls. MPs finally put an end to telemarketing

20.9.2021

Source: penize.cz  Author of comment: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M. Companies will only be able to call people who have explicitly agreed to it in advance. Under the current rules, it is the other way around. MPs have finally approved an…

Consumer protection in the insurance sector: Legal news

17.2.2021

Authors: Mgr. Michal Nulíček, LL.M., Mgr. et Mgr. Ing. Jan Tomíšek, CIPP/E and Mgr. Ondřej Kašpar Publisher: Pojistný obzor The legal regulation of consumer protection will see a number of significant changes in the near future, particularly due to new…

Podcast: Data privacy law in Cech Republic and Slovakia with the experts of Rowan Legal

18.9.2020

❗New Podcast❗ Know the data protection laws in Czech Republic and Slovakia with Michal Nulíček and Jan Tomíšek  from the law firm ROWAN LEGAL. Meet our experts, know their #dataprotection regime, the connected #laws and the main practical issues faced…

Successful Alumni Miloš Olík – University of Economics, Prague

12.12.2019

Miloš Olík, a partner of our office, was chosen among important graduates of the University of Economics, Prague, where he studied at the Faculty of International Relations. English version

Chambers and Partners ranks ROWAN LEGAL one of the TOP law firms in the Czech Republic.

13.3.2019

Chambers and Partners ranks ROWAN LEGAL one of the TOP law firms in the Czech Republic. Chambers and Partners (one of the two most prestigious global rankings of law firms) yesterday announced its newly launched Chambers Europe 2019 awards. Our firm…

New frontline for the data protection: German competition authority restricts Facebook‘s processing of user data

7.2.2019

Today, the German federal competition authority prohibited Facebook from combining user data with data from its other services (WhatsApp, Instagram etc.) and third party webpages. The authority also questioned the legality of the consent to this processing, which is a…