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Changes to the Czech AML Act and their impact on the real estate sector

March 2021 – New Amendment no. 527/2020 Coll. (the “Amendment”) to Act no. 253/2008, on certain measures against money laundering and terrorist financing (the “AML Act”), implementing the EU’s Anti-money Laundering Directive no. V (AMLD V)...

Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market - February 2021

March 2021 – Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market

Czech Republic: Overview of the most recent Czech labour law-related emergency Covid-19 measures

March 2021 – The Czech Republic has recently adopted several extraordinary measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 spread. Below we provide an overview of measures applicable to employers and employees.

Czech Republic: New rules adopted for medical devices

March 2021 – The Czech parliament has adopted local rules to implement the anticipated entry into force of a new EU Regulation on Medical Devices. The main purpose of the new rules is to increase the safety of medical devices. Additional legislation...

Findings from the current inspection activities and practice of the Czech Office for Personal Data Protection

March 2021 – The Czech Office for Personal Data Protection (ÚOOÚ) recently published the results of inspections it carried out in 2020. Compared to other supervisory authorities across the European Union, the Czech regulator for personal data protection...

Peter Kováč contributes to a study on the EU Member States’ rules on health data in the light of GDPR

March 2021 – Peter Kováč, Of Counsel in the Bratislava office, has contributed to a study on the EU Member States’ rules on health data in the light of GDPR. A series of workshops was held in the first half of 2020 with the participation of representatives...

EUIPO offers SMEs trade mark and design grants of up to EUR 1500

February 2021 – The European Commission and The European Intellectual Property Office have launched a small and medium-sized business fund (SME Fund) to provide reimbursement for trade mark and design application fees and pre-diagnostic services. The...

Czech Constitutional Court overturns COVID-19-related store closures

February 2021 – On 22 February 2021, the Czech Constitutional Court overturned a government-decreed general ban on retail sales and the provision of services in certain brick and mortar shops introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governmental...

A temporary stop to land transfers in Romania? The humble soil quality certificate

February 2021 – While market’s attention has been drawn to the new pre-emption rights and the like introduced by the government to curtail sales of agricultural land, a far more ominous legislative change occurred with little fanfare: Law 246/2020...

Czech Republic: Securing parent company debt in light of a significant amendment to the Business Corporations Act

February 2021 – On 1 January 2021, a significant amendment to Act No. 90/2012, Coll., on Businesses and Cooperatives (the “Business Corporations Act”) entered into effect. Among other changes, the Act introduces a new Section 40 (5) prohibiting...