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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.
Fact sheet on Investment in the Baltic area 2015-2016
Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Estonia: The bnt fact sheet offers an overview of the benefits of investing and establishing a business in the Baltics.
bnt Vilnius represents Lufthansa Technik AG
Thursday, 10 December 2015
Lithuania: Support in connection with Air Lituanica insolvency.
Building without proper title
Sunday, 06 December 2015
Czech Republic: How to proceed if the owner of a building forfeits the private-law title under which they were allowed to erect the building on a...
Safe Harbor Decision is dead
Thursday, 03 December 2015
Czech Republic: A landmark decision by the European Court of Justice spells the end for the unrestricted transfer of personal data to the U.S. on the...
Frivolous insolvency motions recognized as criminal offense
Tuesday, 01 December 2015
Czech Republic: A frivolous insolvency motion may not only give rise to the obligation to pay damages – it may also trigger criminal liability
Estonian Air files for bankruptcy after EU Commission decision
Friday, 27 November 2015
Estonia: The European Commission concludes that State aid by Estonia to Estonian Air breaches EU state aid rules.
Reporting tax-exempt income of natural persons
Thursday, 26 November 2015
Czech Republic: Taxpayers of personal income tax are faced with a new reporting duty towards the authorities
A step forward in the fight against shell corporations in public procurement
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Slovakia: News in the public procurement law - Register of final beneficiaries of subjects.
French lawyer (Avocat) joins bnt Vilnius
Monday, 23 November 2015
Lithuania: bnt Vilnius strengthens its French desk.
Product inventory and its valuation in 2016
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Czech Republic: An amendment to the Accounting Act provides new rules for the valuation of product inventory
Framework for solar energy investments in Poland
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Poland: bnt Warsaw senior associate will run a workshop on legal framework for investments in photovoltaics in Berlin, Germany On 26 and 27 November...
Relations between Belarus and investors are newly regulated
Monday, 16 November 2015
Belarus: Significant changes concerning investor activity in Belarus are introduced by Presidential Decree no 8 of 13 November 2015.
Modifications to public procurement contracts
Monday, 16 November 2015
Latvia: Recent changes in the Public Procurement Law set a clear framework for possibilities to amend procurement contracts after completion of the...
Misselling – new regulations
Friday, 13 November 2015
Poland: New regulations on practices violating collective consumer interests involving financial products
Business Breakfast on EFPIA Disclosure Code
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Lithuania: Meet the Expert: “EFPIA Disclosure Code – are you ready to declare support for medics?”
Common market for medicines and medical devices in the Eurasian Economic Union
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Belarus: A common market for medicines and medical devices is developing in Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia.
Computerised healthcare?
Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Lithuania: E-prescription: greater comfort, fewer mistakes?
(Im)possibility of contractual limitation of damages under Slovak law
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
Slovakia: Under Sec. 386 Commercial Code it is impossible to waive a claim for damages in advance, before violation of an obligation leading to...
New EU regulation on death and succession in force from August
Monday, 09 November 2015
Estonia: Regulation (EU) 650 / 2012: habitual residence, choice of law and European Certificate of Succession.
2016 – season for hunting legal zombies in Lithuania
Monday, 09 November 2015
Lithuania: The Lithuanian parliament has passed legislation addressing the issue of legal zombies in Lithuania: bnt got the snowball rolling.
Seminar on Enforcement process
Monday, 09 November 2015
Lithuania: bnt Vilnius invites you to a Seminar on 12 November in Vilnius on Enforcement Process Rules and Trends in Lithuania.
Debt collection: guidelines for business
Tuesday, 03 November 2015
Belarus: These guidelines provide information about the debt recovery procedure for businesses wishing to collect money owed to them by the...
The “Safe Harbour Agreement” is no longer “safe”.
Monday, 02 November 2015
Germany: The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the agreement on data protection between the EU and the US is invalid.
US Suspends Sanctions
Friday, 30 October 2015
Belarus: US suspends Sanctions against Belarusian Companies.
Estonia is preparing for refugees
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Estonia: Whereas Germany and other European states are faced with floods of arriving refugees, the situation in the Baltic states is much calmer
Unification of Insolvency Law
Friday, 23 October 2015
Czech Republic: New European Insolvency Regulation No. 2015/848 published, slated to come into force mid-2017
Reporting and record-keeping in the area of work accidents
Friday, 23 October 2015
Czech Republic: As of 1 January 2015, employers have new duties when it comes to logging and reporting work accidents
Public contracts after 2016
Sunday, 18 October 2015
Czech Republic: Benefits of the new Public Procurement Act
Compliance
Thursday, 15 October 2015
Czech Republic: Management and compliance program