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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 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 »

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 »

Running sweepstakes on Facebook & Co. in Germany –  risks and side effects

Running sweepstakes on Facebook & Co. in Germany – risks and side effects

When running sweepstakes and other promotion activities on Facebook or Twitter it is essential to be aware of local law pitfalls arising in connection with terms and conditions. Guidelines issued by Facebook & Co. in regard to the realization of promotion activities (e.g. the “Facebook Pages Terms”) do not cover ... Read More »

The Swedish Consumer Agency’s review regarding the information provisions for fund companies

The Swedish Consumer Agency’s review regarding the information provisions for fund companies

The Swedish Consumer Agency has during the year of 2014 examined the compliance of information provisions of the Swedish UCITS Act. The examination covered forty companies and The Consumer Agency has examined the marketing materials targeted to both new and existing customers, such as advertising in newspapers and other periodicals ... Read More »

Return of unwanted goods in the EU – Business in Germany

Return of unwanted goods in the EU – Business in Germany

One of the key legal concepts underlying e-commerce and distance distribution is the consumer’s right of withdrawal from the contract within a “cooling off” timeframe of 14 days. In Germany on June 13, 2014, a new legislation implementing the European Directive on Consumer Rights (2011/83/EU) became effective. The new legislation ... Read More »

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