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News

Cross-border insolvency proceedings in the EU can be tricky
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Slovakia: Regulation of cross-border insolvency proceedings in Slovak law leaves several questions unanswered.
Proof of origin of assets
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Czech Republic: New rules concerning the proof of origin of assets are designed to increase treasury's revenues.
Amendment to the Auditors Act
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Czech Republic: This amendment is based on EU directives and regulations and has come into force on 1 October 2016
News in the realm of occupational safety and health
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Czech Republic: Major changes regarding the procurement of occupational safety and health on building sites
A new view on the concurrence of positions?
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Czech Republic: Constitutional Court ruling does not improve legal certainty
Car toll system – to be introduced sooner than might be thought?
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Germany: The surprising rapprochement between the federal government and the EU Commission could soon lead to introduction of a car toll system.
Will the Agricultural Property Agency start compulsory buyout of Polish companies?
Monday, 14 November 2016
Poland: Since May 2016 regulations guaranteeing Polish land in Polish farmers’ hands have been hampering corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Changes to new Labour Code
Monday, 14 November 2016
Lithuania: new Labour Code changes even before entering into force.
Major reform in EU customs law
Friday, 11 November 2016
Latvia: Latvia is affected by the new EU customs codex as an EU member state. For example, changes concern customs procedures and implement IT.
Simplification of procurement in construction
Friday, 11 November 2016
Belarus: From 1 January 2017 to 1 January 2019 new rules will be in effect on selecting the procurement procedure in construction.
New Rules for Awarding Public Contracts
Tuesday, 08 November 2016
Czech Republic: New law in force from 1 October will also have impact on pending procedures
Countervailing benefits introduced retroactively
Thursday, 03 November 2016
Bulgaria: Simplified Taxation of Cost for Personal Use of Company Assets (Countervailing Benefits) With retroactive effect to 1 January 2016,...
Payment in Euro? – Remember to include penalty provisions in the contract!
Monday, 31 October 2016
Belarus: This article examines the widespread situation where a debt is owed by a Belarusian party under a contract but it is not possible to...
Conférence bleue: Pharma survey
Friday, 28 October 2016
bnt | attorneys-at-law in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia contribute to 2016 pharma publication “Pricing and Reimbursement Questions”.
Confusable and deceptive business names
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Czech Republic: Assessment of the confusable and deceptive aspects of business names upon entry into the Commercial Register; previously registered...
Online sales reporting
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Czech Republic: On 1 September 2016, certain provisions of the Sales Records Act have come into effect (with the remainder taking effect as of 1...
The 2017 Labor Code
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Czech Republic: House of Deputies debates a fundamental amendment to the Labor Code
Archiving of the electronic official bulletin board
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Czech Republic: Administrative authorities must be able to provide ex post evidence of their proper compliance with public notification and...
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 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