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bnt partner elected vice president of the AHK board in Lithuania
Friday, 24 February 2017
Lithuania: bnt partner Frank Heemann on 21 February 2017 elected as the new vice president of the board of German Baltic Chamber of Commerce in...
bnt support social entrepreneurs
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Lithuania: bnt Vilnius managing partner Frank Heemann shares his experience as businessman and lawyer during the social entrepreneurship startup...
Centralized Records of Bank Accounts – Effective Protection and Stringent Oversight?
Monday, 20 February 2017
Czech Republic: Central registry of bank accounts to help law enforcement and mitigate the risk of sensitive information leaks
Civil Code Abandons Special Manner of Representation in Labor-Law Relations
Monday, 20 February 2017
Czech Republic: Amendment abolishes the requirement for legal entities with a collective statutory body to act in a special manner towards their...
List of Qualified Suppliers
Monday, 20 February 2017
Czech Republic: Update of the qualified suppliers list; optional entry of regular subcontractors
Have a Look at the Upcoming Amendment to the Income Tax Act
Friday, 17 February 2017
Czech Republic: On 13 January 2017, the House of Deputies approved a bill which among other things changes the Income Tax Act
Tax incentives for FEZ companies
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Lithuania: Starting from 2017 amendments to the Law on Corporate Income Tax (LCIT) are in force.
bnt Bratislava Nominated for “Good Community Partner” Award
Monday, 06 February 2017
Slovakia: For the 18th time, the Pontis foundation will present awards to companies that conduct business in Slovakia with higher aims than simply...
Changes following amendment to the Enforcement Regulation
Friday, 03 February 2017
Slovakia: Your favourite bailiff will no longer be in charge of enforcing your money claims.
Five-day visa-free stay in Belarus
Monday, 30 January 2017
Belarus: From 12 February 2017 citizens of 80 countries will be allowed to stay in Belarus without a visa for up to five days.
Transfer pricing documentation
Monday, 30 January 2017
Lithuania: 1 January 2017: Missing transfer pricing documentation? Fines for Managers and Companies.
Easier immigration for IT-sector employees in Estonia
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Bureaucratic hurdles hampering the employment of IT employees from abroad have been eased.
Acquisition of Czech Citizenship
Monday, 16 January 2017
Czech Republic: A look back on three years of the new Czech law on citizenship in practice
A New Year, a New Form
Monday, 16 January 2017
Czech Republic: Finance administration issues a simplified income tax form that is easier to complete
Statutory Right of First Refusal for Property Transfers Makes an Unexpected Return
Monday, 16 January 2017
Czech Republic: Amendment to the Civil Code restores statutory preemptive right for co-owners of real property
Have you Ever Heard of "Notification Letters" from the Finance Office?
Monday, 16 January 2017
Czech Republic: The finance office has newly taken to notifying customers informally of potential tax fraud by their suppliers
Change in the measurements of the companies regarding the energy efficiency
Monday, 16 January 2017
Hungary: Registry obligations, modification of the deadline for fulfilment of the energy audit, entering the institution of the energy specialist...
The timeframe to start enforcement proceedings will be extended
Monday, 16 January 2017
Belarus: The timeframe for filing a Writ of Enforcement in commercial cases will be extended from 6 months to 3 years.
The most important tax changes introduced in 2017 in Poland
Friday, 13 January 2017
Poland: A number of important tax changes have been introduced as of 1 January 2017. Below we would like to present changes in the CIT Act
Micro-enterprise Tax Law Reforms
Friday, 13 January 2017
Latvia: Parliament increases Latvia’s micro-enterprise taxation rates and decides on future reforms.
Changes on the construction law
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Lithuania: A New Law on Construction entered into force on 1 January 2017; these are the key changes you need to know:
Registration of insurance agents for member-state based insurance companies
Monday, 09 January 2017
Bulgaria: bnt supported the first entry in the register of the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Authority of an insurance agent for an insurance...
Minimum wage: new registration procedure
Friday, 30 December 2016
Germany: From 2017 employees must be registered online With effect from the turn of the year some reforms to the minimum wage apply: As of 01.01.2017...
New Labour Code
Thursday, 22 December 2016
Lithuania postpones new Labour Code until 1 July 2017.
Arbitration in the Baltic States
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
A new article about the Current Status of Commercial Arbitration in the Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, was published by bnt...
Top 10 law firms in Slovakia
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Slovakia: bnt attorneys-at-law Bratislava again succeeds among ten top Slovak law firms.
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”.