A Closer Look: ROWAN LEGAL’s Jan Frey on Sale of AMiT to Central European Industry Partners

13.10.2022

Source: CEE Legal Matters  Author: Mgr. Jan Frey 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…

What’s on the cards for big advocacy this year

18.2.2022

Source: Lawyers & Business Author’s Comments: JUDr. Ing. Miloš Olík, Ph.D., LL.M., FCIArb 1) What are your firm’s plans for 2022? What do you want to focus on? 2) How do you perceive the future of advocacy and consulting in…

ROWAN LEGAL announces “legal transfer of the year”. Jan Frey, a leading Czech expert in the field of mergers and acquisitions, takes the reins.

28.1.2022

ROWAN LEGAL, one of the largest Czech law firms, announced a significant staff addition at the beginning of the year. Jan Frey (40), who is one of the leading domestic experts in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), will be joining the…

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…

Interview with Michal Nulíček for Český rozhlas plus: reform of a copyright law on digital market

18.2.2019

The internet may soon be a different place with the proposed reform of the copyright law currently under discussion. Its supporters claim that the reform will bring greater fairness for media publishers and authors of music, movies and photos. Its…

Pojistný obzor: Účinnost nařízení eIDAS se blíží

1.6.2016

Autor: Josef Donát Datum: 2/2016 Dne 1. července 2016 vstupuje v účinnost významná část nařízení eIDAS. Toto nařízení s sebou přináší mnoho změn, které mají ambici posílit důvěryhodnost smluv uzavíraných elektronicky a internetových služeb vyžadujících identifikaci klienta, jako jsou služby e-governmentu…

Pojistný obzor: Jak nezaspat novou regulaci ochrany osobních údajů v EU?

1.6.2016

Autor: Michal Nulíček Datum: 2/2016 Zpracování osobních údajů je dnes nezbytnou součástí podnikatelských aktivit všech subjektů v oblasti pojišťovnictví. Tuto oblast přitom nyní čeká období turbulentních změn. S novou právní úpravou v podobě obecného nařízení o ochraně osobních údajů přichází řada nových…