Tax and legal implications of working from home (home office)

Due to the SARS-Cov-2 epidemic causing COVID-19, working from home is becoming an increasingly topical issue. The current legal regulation of working from home is insufficient, which causes a number of interpretation problems in practice. Legal regulation of working from home According to the current wording of the Labour Code, it is possible to view […]

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Changes in the regulation of the register of beneficial owners – transposition of AML Directive V

With effect from 1 June 2021, the regulation contained in AML Directive V – i.e. Directive (EU) 2018/843 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing, and amending […]

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Czech Republic: a dynamic industrial and technology investment destination

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers During the past two decades the key nations of Central and Eastern European (CEE) have grown significantly following moves to liberalise their economies. On average Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, to name a few, increased their per capita GDP by 115% between 2004-2020. Employment was at its lowest […]

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Czech Republic: a dynamic industrial and technology investment destination

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers During the past two decades the key nations of Central and Eastern European (CEE) have grown significantly following moves to liberalise their economies. On average Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania, to name a few, increased their per capita GDP by 115% between 2004-2020. Employment was at its lowest […]

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Central & Eastern Europe

April 2021

Staying ahead of the curve – Navigating the Central & Eastern Europe ecosystem & choosing the right advisor During the past two decades the key nations of Central and Eastern […]

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Tightened executive liability for the company’s insolvency

An important amendment to the Business Corporations Act (hereinafter referred to as the “BCA”) came into force on 1 January 2021, tightening the liability of members of companies’ statutory bodies in case of insolvency. It particularly stipulates an obligation to hand over remuneration from the agreement on performance of the function if the company was […]

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Establishment of a limited liability company in the Czech Republic simplified since 1 January 2021

The procedure for establishing a Czech limited liability company has become easier after an amendment to the Business Corporations Act since 1 January 2021. If the registered capital does not exceed CZK 20,000, it is not required to open a bank account for its payment. The amendment will help those for whom a company with […]

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Key ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court

Good news entrepreneurs eligible for investment incentives With effect from 1 May 2015 an amendment to the Law on Income Tax brought a reduction of sanctions for entrepreneurs who failed to comply with the conditions set out by the investment incentives regulation. Under previous legislation, in such cases the Tax Office was entitled to revoke […]

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Deadlines to make changes after major amendment to the Business Corporations Act in the Czech Republic

On 1 January 2021, an amendment to the Business Corporations Act came into effect, introducing a number of obligations for companies to adapt their legal documents (Articles of Association) to the new regulation and to update their information in the Commercial Register. The obligations of companies are in particular as follows (with regard to time): […]

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Coronavirus and practical information for foreigners (visas, stays, border crossings)

The state of emergency and the related restrictions will also affect foreign nationals and their stay in the Czech Republic to a large extent. Therefore, we provide you with a brief summary of the new rules that will be relevant for many foreigners. These measures took effect on 16 March, and it is not yet […]

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IR Global Member Meeting – Nikhil Palli visits Aleš Eppinger & Šárka Gregorová

Nikhil Palli (right) of Palli Law Firm recently met Aleš Eppinger (Left) & Šárka Gregorová (middle) of Schaffer & Partner for dinner. Nikhil is IR Global’s exclusive Debt & Asset Recovery member in India, whilst Aleš & Šárka are IR Global’s exclusive Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law members in the Czech Republic. If you are travelling and would […]

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