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Polish Government Adopts Stricter Control over Private Investments

Updated on June 23, 2020 Like various other EU member states (e.g. Hungary, Czechia), Poland has finally adopted a new act intended to screen foreign direct investments in Polish companies. The new law (the “Amendment”) amends the Act on Control of Certain Investments of 2015 (more on this available here), but it will also materially extend … Continue Reading

Czech FDI Screening Bill – Get Ready For New Regulatory Challenges

As we recently observed in many states across the EU, national lawmakers have been coming up with bills that put in place mandatory non-EU FDI (foreign direct investment) approval requirements. The purpose of this legislation is to give state authorities competence to assess risks to national interests arising from such FDI and, if necessary, take … Continue Reading

New Whistleblower Protection in the EU – Time to Reshape The Compliance Programmes of Czech Companies

In October 2019, the Council of the European Union formally adopted a new Directive for the Protection of Whistleblowers, requiring both private and public organisations to create safe channels for reporting across a wide range of areas, including public procurement, financial services or money laundering. Member States will have two years to transpose the Directive … Continue Reading

Poland: Offshore Wind Bill published by the Government on 15 January 2020

Part 1: Publication of the Offshore Wind Bill and Next Steps After many months of deliberation, on 15 January 2020, the Ministry of State Assets published the long-awaited Offshore Wind Bill, the publication of which marks the beginning of the legislative process entailing a 30-day stakeholder feedback period, which is due to end on 14 … Continue Reading

A Christmas gift from the Czech Government – Will the New Czech Building Act speed up the construction permitting process and help boost residential construction?

The Czech government has published draft of the new Building Act as a major tool to speed up the construction permitting process in the Czech Republic. The Czech Ministry of Regional Development set a deadline until Christmas 2019 for any comments or objections to the prepared draft bill. The bill was prepared not long after … Continue Reading

Another step forward towards the collective redress mechanism in the Czech Republic

Last year, the Czech Ministry of Justice published a draft Act on Class Actions (“Act”), which was created in the aftermath of European Commission’s proposal to enact a directive on representative actions. Although the European Commission’s proposal is aimed at boosting consumer protection in the European Union, the Czech draft Act goes one step further … Continue Reading

Poland’s Draft GDPR Implementation Law – Where Are We At?

On 15 January 2018, the Ministry of Digital Affairs (Ministry) held a conference to summarize the outcome of a public consultation on Poland’s draft GDPR implementation law. The consultation invited all citizens and entrepreneurs to express their opinion on the draft law on the protection of personal data, which was released by the Ministry on … Continue Reading

Squire Patton Boggs step closer to crown its efforts

Increasingly in recent years, businesses and other organizations have sought to understand the complex nature of the legal relationships between the European Commission, EU member states and the European Parliament, and to engage more effectively with “government,” whether at local, national or European levels. Some governments across Europe have been stepping up to address this … Continue Reading

New Obligations for Large Companies in the Czech Republic

Large companies in the Czech Republic will have to comply with new corporate and social responsibility obligations. First, starting January 14, 2017, employees in joint-stock companies with more than 500 employees in an employment relationship will have the right to elect and recall at least one-third of members of the supervisory board, unless articles of … Continue Reading
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