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New rules in arbitration proceedings
Monday, 24 October 2016
Slovakia: Do the new rules apply to your arbirtration verdicts?
How to prevent debtors from disposing of their assets
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Slovakia: In order to improve enforceability of claims, the court can impose a pledge on debtors’ assets.
New coefficients for renewable energy rate
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Belarus: New coefficients have been set for the renewable energy rate in regard to new - and some ongoing - renewable energy sector projects.
Last call: need to amend articles of association
Monday, 10 October 2016
Lithuania: only two months left to change articles of association.
21% income tax for companies and 7% tax from dividends.
Wednesday, 05 October 2016
Slovakia: Slovak government approved new income tax regulation. Law is planned to be effective as of 1st January, 2017.
Belarus in global exchange of tax information
Wednesday, 05 October 2016
Belarus: Belarus may accede to the automatic exchange of tax information in the next few years.
Did an ATM refuse your cash request? Check your mailbox.
Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Slovakia: On 01 August 2016, the government began mandatory activation of electronic mailboxes for legal entities.
New European Insolvency Regulation – “forum shopping”
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Slovakia: In order to increase the effectiveness of cross-border insolvency proceedings, the original Council regulation (EC) No 1346/2000 of 29 May...
VAT refunds from another EU member state
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Czech Republic: VAT refunds from another EU member state; time periods for filing and processing applications for refunds; circumstances which may...
Tax allowances for children in the case of joint physical custody
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Czech Republic: Tax breaks for children are governed by Sec. 35c of the Income Tax Act. Taxpayers prove their claim for this particular kind of tax...
New Rules for Awarding Public Contracts
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Czech Republic: New law comes into force on 1 October, will have impact also on pending procedures
New Act on Petty Offenses
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Czech Republic: A new legal framework for the administrative-law liability of natural persons, legal entities, and individual entrepreneurs
bnt at EFLA congress
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Lithuania: bnt participated in the 21st International Scientific Congress of the European Food Law Association on EU Food Law after REFIT.
Register of pledges established
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Belarus: The register helps to set the priority for satisfaction of pledgeholders’ claims on movable property.
Lithuania: new Labour Code
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Lithuania: New Labour Code brings employer-favourable novelties to individual employment relations.
Meet the experts: labor law
Monday, 19 September 2016
Lithuania: bnt | attorneys-at law Vilnius is pleased to invite you to our Business Breakfast: "Non-compete clauses in employment contracts: is your...
EUR 300 million megaclaim
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Lithuania: the bnt attorneys-at-law litigation team is representing a global audit firm against a record-breaking claim of EUR 300 000 000.
Change of minimum wage in Germany. Does this change affect you?
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Slovakia: German minimum wage set to rise from 1 January 2017.
Treatment of shareholders’ loans in the run-up to insolvency
Wednesday, 07 September 2016
Germany: Before insolvency proceedings begin, the fiduciary duty-based ban on recovery of a loan by a shareholder does not apply.
Rules adopted for realization of public-private partnership projects
Wednesday, 07 September 2016
Belarus: A regulation for PPP procedure has been adopted for development of public-private partnership law.
An increase in minimum remuneration is certain. Only by how much?
Tuesday, 06 September 2016
Poland: 2017 will be revolutionary for the minimum remuneration level, including for those on civil law contracts
News in prenuptial contracts
Tuesday, 06 September 2016
Lithuania: Prenuptial contracts concluded outside Lithuania can now be filed online with the Lithuanian marriage property register.
Competition Law changes
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Latvia: The amendments increase the powers of the Competition Council, set new merger notification requirements and encourage private damages actions
A win in construction dispute
Monday, 29 August 2016
Lithuania: bnt attorneys-at-law successfully closed a high-stakes dispute, involving construction defects in a multi storey parking lot.
Adequate consideration within the meaning of Sec. 240 of the Insolvency Act
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Czech Republic: The Supreme Court's conclusions on what constitutes adequate consideration are not too helpful in practice
Staff secondment within the EU
Thursday, 25 August 2016
Czech Republic: Social and health insurance in the case of workers posted abroad
Reporting on passive corruption
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Czech Republic: A new tool in the fight against corruption – bribers who report a case of passive corruption may under certain circumstances escape...
Change of the payer of property transfer tax
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Czech Republic: Amendment to the Senate's legislative measure concerning the property transfer tax takes effect as of 1 November 2016
Support in successful distressed M+A deal
Thursday, 28 July 2016
Lithuania: bnt attorneys-at-law supported the German insolvency administrator on sale of business of the insolvent German Kurz group.
VAT registers submission
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
Lithuania: Additional administrative burden from 1 October 2016. Registers to be kept by all taxable persons.
Commerzbank successfully represented by bnt attorneys-at-law
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Lithuania: bnt attorneys-at-law successfully defended Commerzbank, a leading German bank, before the Lithuanian Supreme Court.
bnt attorneys-at-law Bratislava joins SAEI
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Slovakia: bnt attorneys-at-law Bratislava has become a member of The Slovak Association of Exporters and Importers (SAEI/Association).
Benefits for business in medium sized cities, towns and rural areas: major changes
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Belarus: New legislation adjusts benefits for companies in medium sized cities, towns and rural areas and enables free trade zone residents to take...
Improving E-residency options
Friday, 15 July 2016
Estonian residents and E-residents no longer need to be physically present when opening a bank account.
Minimum wage increase in Lithuania
Thursday, 14 July 2016
Lithuania: The state social insurance contribution changes as from 1 July together with increased minimum monthly salary.
The future of wind farms in Poland
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Poland: New regulations on wind farms investments limit their construction
Update Minimum wage
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Germany: News on the minimum wage: infringement proceedings, increase on 01.01.2017 and applicability to standby times In Germany a general minimum...
Rules for temporary residence permits for investors amended
Monday, 11 July 2016
Latvia: Latvia allows temporary residence permits for investors – including Schengen visas. Recent amendments make these slightly more expensive.
Changes in trade- and service mark protection
Friday, 08 July 2016
Belarus: Changes on legal protection of trade and service marks will come into effect on 15 July 2016.
Changes in pricing of medical products
Wednesday, 06 July 2016
Belarus: Decree no 228 of 21 June 2016 establishes new rules for pricing of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and medical equipment (“medical...
Minimum wage - increase in 2017
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Germany: The Commission on Minimum wage has announced an increase on 8.84 EUR. Today, the Commission on Minimum wage which is composed by...
Minimum wage – infringement proceedings initiated
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Germany: EU Commission has initiated formal infringement proceedings against Germany. In Germany a general minimum wage in the amount of 8.50 EUR...