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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.
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”.