New public procurement in the Czech Republic – part two

New public procurement in the Czech Republic – part two

This article is focused on the basic characteristic of new types of public procurement procedure according to the new Act No. 134/2016 Coll., on public procurement, effective as of 1st October 2016. BASIC CHARACTERISTIC OF TYPES OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE Open procedure It is a single-phase procedure, in which any ... Read More »

New public procurement in the Czech Republic – part one

New public procurement in the Czech Republic – part one

The aim of this article is to bring insight into the new public procurement law in the Czech Republic, which became effective as of 1st October 2016 and is incorporated into the Act No. 134/2016 Coll., on public procurement. The new legislation cancelled the existing Act No. 137/2006 Coll., on ... Read More »

What Does Medical and Recreational Marijuana Legalization Mean for the Commercial Insurance Marketplace?

What Does Medical and Recreational Marijuana Legalization Mean for the Commercial Insurance Marketplace?

In connection with this month’s elections nationwide, ballots in nine states included initiatives to legalize the use of medical or recreational marijuana. All but one of the ballot measures passed. With the relaxation of drug laws nationwide and dispensaries popping up rapidly, commercial property insurers have available to them amazing ... Read More »

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

The Future of the Affordable Care Act

Since its enactment six years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) has faced numerous challenges from Republicans attempting to repeal the law. Though previous efforts, through both legislation and litigation, have been unsuccessful, the election of Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress likely portends at least ... Read More »

A Clean Energy Conundrum

A Clean Energy Conundrum

A recent New York Times article (“Windmill and Solar Panels, or Nuclear Reactors”, NY Times, 11/14/16) highlights what could be an interesting dilemma for both developing and industrialized nations seeking to de-carbonize in tandem with the Paris Accord. The article describes the tension between the development of concentrated solar power ... Read More »

Company procedure update

Company procedure update

In the last few In Counsel updates we have repeatedly raised the changes to company law brought about by the new register of people with significant control (PSC Register) which came into force on 6 April 2016. However, the PSC Register regime is not the only change to the Companies ... 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 »

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