Flat ownership bill
On 1.9.2009 a new bill on ownership of flats should come into force. The bill prepared by the Ministry for Regional Development in August this year has been sent to the government by Minister Cunek. As Minister Cunek said: “The ministry considers the prepared and long expected bill to be a crucial step for further stabilization of Czech housing market. More...

Parental abduction of children
On 1.10.2008 the amended Act N. 99/1963 Coll., Civil Procedure Code, as amended (further CSC) came into force, which introduced a new kind of proceeding on return of stolen children in parental abduction cases. More...

New regulation on reconstructions of business organizations and cooperatives
On 1.7.2008 Act N. 125/2008 Coll. came into force, on reconstructions of business organizations and cooperatives, which replaced existing legal regulation concerning reconstructions of business organizations and cooperatives included in Commercial Code. More...

Liberalization of conditions to acquire a Trade License
On 1.7.2008 Act N.130/2008 Coll. comes into force, which amends Act N. 455/1991 Coll. on business in trade (Trade Act), as amended and relevant legislation. More...

Electronic payment order
On 1.7.2008 Act N. 123/2008 Coll. comes into force, which introduces the institution of electronic payment order into civil proceedings. More...

Out-of-court settlement of consumer disputes project launched
On 1.4.2008 Ministry of Industry and Commerce in cooperation with Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic, consumers’ association, Association of Mediators, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Justice, launched the project of out-of-court settlement for consumer disputes. More...

Annulment of some provisions in Labour Code by the Constitutional Court
On 12.3.2008 the Constitutional Court promulgated the judgment PL ÚS 83/06, which substantially influenced the Act N. 262/2006 Coll., Labour Code. More...

Amendment to the Commercial Code
On 1.3.2008 Act N 513/1991 Coll., as amended, and Act N 200/1990 Coll., Administrative Infractions Act, as amended, came into force. More...

Public law concerning consumer protection against unfair trade practices promulgated
On 12.2.2008 Act N 36/2008 Coll., which amends Act N. 634/1992 Coll. on Consumer protection, Act N. 40/1995 Coll. concerning Regulation of Advertising and amendment and supplementing of Act N. 468/1991 Coll. on Regulation of Radio and Television Broadcasting as amended, and Act N. 513/1991 Coll., Commercial Code, as amended, came into force. More...

New legislation regulating debtor's bankruptcy
On 1st July 2007 Act N. 182/2006 Sb. providing for bankruptcy and establishing methods of its resolution became effective (Insolvency Act). More...

Commencement of a trade has been made easier
On 1st August 2006 Act N. 214/2006 Sb. amending Act N. 455/1991 Sb. regulating business in trade (Trade Act), as amended, and other acts became effective. More...

Restrictions regarding the operation of pawnshops and other places of business at night
On July 1, 2006 Act N. 247/2006 Sb. regulating the operation of pawnshops and other places of business at nigh became effective. More...

Unification of means used for enforcement of industrial property rights
On May 26, 2006 Act N. 221/2006 Sb. regulating enforcement of industrial property rights and amending acts regulating protection of industrial ownership (act to regulate enforcement of industrial ownership rights) became effective. More...

Gradual rent deregulation enacted
On 31st March 2006 Act N. 107/2006 Sb. to regulate unilateral raise of a flat rent and to alter the Act N. 40/1964 Sb., Civil Code, as amended, became effective. More...

Reduction of tenant protection
On 31st March 2006 Act N. 107/2006 Sb. to regulate unilateral raise of a flat rent and to alter the Act N. 40/1964 Sb., Civil Code, as amended, became effective. More...

A New Act on Administrative Procedure
A new Act on Administrative Procedure becomes effective on 1st January 2006. So far existing Act No. 71/1967 Sb. regulating administrative proceedings (Rules of Administrative Procedure) has been replaced with Act No. 500/2004 Sb. More...

Deadline on restitution claims only applies to speculators
The judgment Pl. ÚS 6/05 of the Constitutional Court which regulates the issue of the deadline on restitution claims was promulgated on 20th December 2005. More...

Current Affairs
An amendment to the act regulating the lease and sublease of non-residential premises
On 19th October 2005 Act N. 360/2005 Sb. amending Act N. 116/1990 Sb. to regulate the lease and sublease of non-residential premises, as amended, became effective. More...

Current Affairs
Tightening the protection of minority shareholders in the forced buyout
An amendment to the Commercial Code became effective on 29th September 2005 which tightened up the process of the forced buyout (expropriation) of shares of minor shareholders by the so called majority shareholder, i.e. the shareholder holding at least a 90 % stake in a joint stock company. (The possibility of the forced buyout was introduced into the Commercial Code effective as from 1st July 2005). More...

Current Affairs
Forced buyout of shares of minority shareholders, or “squeeze out”
An amendment to the Czech Commercial Code became effective on 1st July 2005, which means a significant change not only to the Commercial Code but also to the set of conditions under which joint stock companies operate. More...

Alteration of legislation regulating the Commercial Register
An amendment (Act N. 216/2005 Sb.) of the Commercial Code and the Civil Procedure Code regulating the Commercial Register became effective on 1st July 2005. The amendment brings many changes in the registration procedure. More...

Change of interest on late payment
On 28th April 2005 the calculation method of so-called “statutory” interest on late payment was changed significantly. More...

The change in the decision-making processes at assemblies of owners of housing units
Act N. 171/2005 Sb. became effective on 27th April 2005 as the ninth amendment - including the finding of the Constitutional court – of Act N. 72/1994 Sb. regulating the ownership of housing units. More...