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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...
VAT on intra-community deliveries of goods
Friday, 24 June 2016
Czech Republic: In the opinion of the Advocate General, the VAT registration number ought to be considered a formal requirement for intra-community...
European Certificate of Succession
Friday, 24 June 2016
Czech Republic: With some delay, a new institute of European inheritance law: the European Certificate of Succession, has been incorporated into...
Amendment to the Corporate Criminal Liability Act
Friday, 24 June 2016
Czech Republic: Broader exposure of legal entities to criminal prosecution
Privacy Shield instead of Safe Harbor
Friday, 24 June 2016
Czech Republic: Privacy Shield: the new framework for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S.
Does beauty really lie in simplicity?
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Slovakia: From 1 January 2017, the so-called simple share company will be introduced in Slovakia.
Enforcement Inscription As a New Tool For Debt Collection In Belarus
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Belarus: Since August 2015 legislation allows creditors, including foreign creditors, to recover debts by means of an enforcement inscription.
Minimum wage – taking into account vacation pay and Christmas bonus
Wednesday, 08 June 2016
Germany: Special payments, such as vacation pay and Christmas bonus can – under certain conditions – be taken into account when calculating the...
Meet the Experts: Pharma & Eurasian Economic Union
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Lithuania: bnt | attorneys-at law Vilnius is pleased to invite you to our Business Breakfast: "Pharmaceuticals: Belarus and the Eurasian Economic...
Meet the Experts: Construction law in Germany
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Lithuania: bnt | attorneys-at law Vilnius is pleased to invite you to our Business Breakfast: "Construction law in Germany".
Meet the Experts: Cumulative working time recording
Wednesday, 01 June 2016
Lithuania: bnt | attorneys-at law Vilnius is pleased to invite you to our Business Breakfast: "Application of cumulative working time recording: a...
Donated income from the perspective of corporate income tax
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Czech Republic: The conclusions drawn by the coordination committee have brought light into the contentious issue of how to treat donated income in...
Coordinated Procedure
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Czech Republic: May prospective building owners finally hope for an easier permission procedure and construction schedule?
Occupational health services
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Czech Republic: Does the latest amendment properly reflect real-life needs?
The SICAV in the light of the latest amendment to the Act on Investment Companies and Investment Funds
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Czech Republic: Will the amendment to the Act on Investment Companies and Investment Funds make the domestic fund business even more attractive?
Positive outlook for Estonian Economy during 2016
Monday, 16 May 2016
Estonia: Economic growth in Estonia is expected to pick up pace– as is also indicated by an economic survey carried out by the German-Baltic...
EU tightens data protection
Friday, 13 May 2016
Lithuania: European Parliament adopts a package of legal acts on protection of personal data.
Decree on Use of Foreign Depositary Receipts adopted
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Belarus: Foreign companies will be able to buy Belarusian company stocks on foreign exchange markets.
Czech Republic gets new rules for awarding public contracts
Monday, 09 May 2016
Czech Republic: A new Public Procurement Act gives clients more freedom in choosing their contractor, and spares suppliers some of the obstinate...
German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce publishes survey on business sentiment
Monday, 09 May 2016
Latvia: The annual survey among German-Latvian entrepreneurs indicates a positive business situation in Latvia.
Changes to Tax Law
Friday, 06 May 2016
Belarus: Changes to the Belarusian Tax Code have been introduced.
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.