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New legislation regarding the provision of services in the area of tourism industry in the Czech Republic – part two

New legislation regarding the provision of services in the area of tourism industry in the Czech Republic – part two

Part two of this article is focused on (i) the new legal regulation concerning the consumer protection in the area of tourism industry and on (ii) the most important changes relating to the right to operate a travel agency in the Czech Republic. All these changes were introduced by the ... Read More »

New legislation regarding the provision of services in the area of tourism industry in the Czech Republic – part one

New legislation regarding the provision of services in the area of tourism industry in the Czech Republic – part one

This article is devoted to the new legal regulation regarding the provision of travel and related services in the Czech Republic. As of 1st July 2018 the Amendment of the Czech Act No. 159/1999 Coll., on certain business conditions and performance of certain activities in the area of tourism industry, ... Read More »

Reliance on extraordinary circumstances by air carrier succeeds

Reliance on extraordinary circumstances by air carrier succeeds

Passengers are entitled to compensation in case of long delays or cancellation of a flight. European Regulation 261/2004 (hereinafter: the Regulation) determines what amount should be compensated. An air carrier does not have to pay compensation in case extraordinary circumstances occurred and the air carrier could not have prevented these ... Read More »

Important legal news applicable as of 1st December 2016 in the Czech Republic

Important legal news applicable as of 1st December 2016 in the Czech Republic

A brief insight into three significant legal acts, which will become effective in the Czech Republic as of 1st December 2016: 1.    The Act No. 183/2016 Coll., which amends the Act No. 418/2011 Coll., on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities and their Prosecution; 2.    The Act No. 257/2016 Coll., on ... Read More »

New regulation relating to the consumer credit in the Czech Republic – part two

New regulation relating to the consumer credit in the Czech Republic – part two

As already mentioned in part one of this article, the New Consumer Credit Act No. 257/2016 Coll., on consumer credit, becomes effective as of 1st December 2016 and brings not only newly defined conditions under which a non-banking provider of consumer loans will be allowed to conduct its business but ... Read More »

New regulation relating to the consumer credit in the Czech Republic – part one

New regulation relating to the consumer credit in the Czech Republic – part one

New regulation is introduced by the Act No. 257/2016 Coll., on consumer credit, which becomes effective as of 1st December 2016. The new legislation represents the transposition of Directive 2014/17/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 February 2014 on credit agreements for consumers relating to residential ... Read More »

Restriction of trading hours for small and large shops in the Czech Republic

Restriction of trading hours for small and large shops in the Czech Republic

As of October 1, 2016 the New Act on Trading Hours in retail sale and wholesale published in the Czech Collection of Laws under No. 223/2016 Coll. became effective. The main aim of this new act is to regulate trading hours and to set up general prohibition of trade on ... Read More »

Alternative resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part two

Alternative resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part two

Alternative resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part two The novelization of the Czech Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 378/2015 Coll.), which became effective on 1st February 2016, governs also competent authorities, actual proceedings and other details of the out of court resolution of consumer disputes. ... Read More »

New option for resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part  one

New option for resolution of consumer disputes in the Czech Republic (ADR) – part one

By this article we bring insight to the new consumer protection law concerning the new possibility for alternative out of court resolution of consumer disputes, which follows from the novelization of the Czech Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 378/2015 Coll.) and which became effective on 1st February 2016. It is ... Read More »

New consumer protection against unfair commercial practices in the Czech Republic

New consumer protection against unfair commercial practices in the Czech Republic

This article is devoted to the new consumer protection law in the Czech Republic, which follows from the novelization of the Czech Consumer Protection Act (Act No. 634/1992 Coll.) and which became effective on 28th December 2015. The aim of this novelization is to provide for correct and full transposition ... Read More »

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