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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
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...