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Travel time is working time
Wednesday, 04 May 2016
Germany: If an employee does not have a fixed place of work, then travel time from home to the working location is regarded as working time....
A new framework for consumer credit
Friday, 29 April 2016
Czech Republic: The new Consumer Credit Act improves the position of the borrower and imposes more stringent conditions on the lender
Defective arbitration awards and the res judicata doctrine
Friday, 29 April 2016
Czech Republic: Supreme Court decision on how to proceed in the case of a wrongful arbitration award
Acquisition of ownership title from a non-entitled seller
Friday, 29 April 2016
Czech Republic: Both Civil Code and case law allow for the acquisition of ownership rights from a non-entitled party
On the new public procurement rules
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Czech Republic: New Public Procurement Act does away with the often overblown formalism of previous times
Industry Regulatory PG meet in Bonn
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
bnt experts meet to discuss regulation of medical devices, private enforcement of damages in competition law, and public procurement issues.
Meet the Experts: Anti - tax avoidance directive
Thursday, 31 March 2016
Lithuania: bnt | attorneys-at law Vilnius is pleased to invite you to our Business Breakfast: "Anti - tax avoidance directive".
Tax information duty
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Czech Republic: The information duty pursuant to Sec. 57 of the General Fiscal Code applies to almost everyone
Types of shares in limited liability companies
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Czech Republic: On the various types of shares in limited liability companies and the limitations of right and obligations vested therein.
Michelin
Tuesday, 22 March 2016
Czech Republic: The Prague Office of bnt is honored and pleased to act as legal advisors to chefs and owners of two restaurants (out of three) in the...
Databank on the solvency and creditworthiness of consumers
Monday, 21 March 2016
Czech Republic: The amendment to the Consumer Protection Act has come into force as at the end of 2015.
Termination of the 2nd pillar of the pension savings scheme
Monday, 21 March 2016
Czech Republic: 1 January 2016 saw the coming into force of Act No. 376/2015 Coll., on the termination of the pension savings scheme, and Act No....
Entry into force of new support systems for renewable energy sources postponed by half a year
Thursday, 17 March 2016
Poland: The new government has decided that a new auction system will start only as of July 2016
Truck and trailer insurance dilemma
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Lithuania: The Court of Justice establishes guidelines on choosing the applicable law in cases of truck and trailer insurer disputes.
Supervisory board – agency workers are counted
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Germany: When setting the composition of a company supervisory board, agency workers must be taken into account.
Public-private partnership law adopted
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Belarus: Investors can now go for projects in Belarus on the basis of public-private partnership agreements.
Google concedes to EU pressure
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Estonia: On 13 May 2014 the ECJ decided that EU citizens are entitled to demand removal of information from Google.
K povinnostem, které přináší novela zákona o ochraně spotřebitele
Monday, 14 March 2016
Czech Republic: Ke dni 28.12.2015 nabyla účinnosti novela zákona č. 634/1992 Sb., o ochraně spotřebitele (dále také jen „Zákon o ochraně...
Types of share in limited liability companies
Monday, 14 March 2016
Czech Republic: The various types of shares in Czech limited liability companies, and the limitation of rights and obligations associated with them
Consumer protection rules change
Thursday, 10 March 2016
Latvia: New procedure for settling consumer claims in Latvia from 1 January 2016
New building permit fee
Wednesday, 09 March 2016
Slovakia: The new act on local development fees introduces another fee for builders.
Distributors – right to compensation
Wednesday, 09 March 2016
Lithuania: The Supreme Court starts to apply the right of commercial agents to compensation in similar contractual relationships.
Companies: Immunity from prosecution lifted
Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Slovakia: As of 1 July 2016, legal entities are directly responsible under criminal law in Slovakia.
Introduction of an ADR procedure for consumers
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Czech Republic: ADR procedures in consumer disputes will be heard before four different offices (or a specially authorized subject)
Occurrence of the claim for payment of the price for work
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Czech Republic: A new legal framework fundamentally changes the way in which the claim for the price for work comes into existence in commercial...
Tax exemption of income derived from real property sales
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Czech Republic: Pursuant to Sec. 4 (1) of the Income Tax Act, income from property sales is tax-exempt, subject to the fulfillment of certain...
Tag der belarussischen Wirtschaft in Bonn
Monday, 22 February 2016
Weißrussland: Wir laden Sie zum Tag der Belarussischen Wirtschaft 2016 "Belarus: Brücke zwischen West und Ost. Geschäftsaufbau und...
Changes in legal regulation of foreign labour
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Belarus: New amendments introduced to the Law “On external labour migration”.
Removing land from the agricultural land reserve
Monday, 18 January 2016
Czech Republic: Charges to be paid for the reclassification of farmland may exceed the price for the land itself
Legislative changes in Estonia for small enterprises
Friday, 15 January 2016
Estonia: A series of changes lowering the administrative burden of micro- and smaller enterprises has been implemented from 1 January 2016.
Right of disposal over used software
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Czech Republic: Is the sale of used software to a third party without the author's authorization permitted or prohibited?
Standard maintenance and minor repairs in connection with the use of apartments
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Czech Republic: A government decree has come into force which defines the terms "standard maintenance" and "minor repairs" in connection with the use...
Social insurance changes for foreign nationals
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Belarus: Amendments introduced to legal regulation of social insurance for foreign nationals.
Business breakfast on new rules of engaging workers
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Poland: bnt attorneys-at-law Warsaw in cooperation with Advicero Tax will be host to a business breakfast meeting on new rules of engaging...
Realignment of the US in the fight against corruption
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Slovakia: In recent years, there has been a big jump in the implementation of compliance programs in US as well as in many EU countries.
Minimum wage – monitoring and investigation procedures
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Germany: One year after the minimum wage law came into effect – how Customs monitors and investigates and how to behave in such cases. One year...
Industrial Property related Dispute Resolution Procedures changed
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Latvia: Legislative amendments aiming to speed up resolution of industrial property related disputes enter into force.
Important changes to Polish labour law
Monday, 11 January 2016
Poland: In force from 22 February 2016: changes to fixed-term employment contracts – one of the most popular employment contracts
Licensing simplified
Monday, 11 January 2016
Belarus: The procedure for licensing certain types of activity changes with Presidential Decree No. 475 of 26 November 2015.
New Contract Register Act
Friday, 08 January 2016
Czech Republic: Will mandatory disclosure of contracts, invoices, and orders improve management of public funds?
Notaries alleviate debt collection
Friday, 08 January 2016
Lithuania: New Amendments to the Notarial Law create preconditions for easier debt recovery from 1 January.