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Czech Republic: Czech Government extends “Antivirus” programme offering employer financial aid

December 2021 - The Government of the Czech Republic has extended its “Antivirus” programme, offering employment protections for businesses affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Antivirus provides a partial reimbursement of employee remuneration...

Czech Republic: UBO follow-up obligations

December 2021 – The obligations of a statutory body arising from Act No. 37/2021 Coll., on the registration of ultimate beneficial owners (the “UBO Act”), are not fulfilled by merely registering the ultimate beneficial owners in the relevant register....

Czech Republic: New rules on regional investment aid enter into force on 1 January 2022

November 2021 – In April 2021, the European Commission approved the revised Regional Aid Guidelines (“RAG”). The purpose of the new rules is to enable EU Member States to support the least favoured regions and to address disparities in economic...

New rules for the cultivation and export of medical cannabis and increased limits for THC concentrations in industrial hemp in the Czech Republic

October 2021 – On 8 October 2021, an amendment to the Act on Addictive Substances (the “Amendment”) was published. The Amendment is designed to expand the possibilities for cultivating medical use cannabis to a broader range of subjects, including...

Current telemedicine trends in CEE and Turkey

May 2021 – Telemedicine has been one of the fastest growing areas within the healthcare sector during the current coronavirus pandemic. But even in 2018, well before the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission predicted in its Market study on telemedicine...

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)...

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...

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...