18 Aug 2021

Brexit: EU “Not in Position to Consent” to UK Re-Accession to Lugano Convention

On 1 July 2021, the Swiss Federal Council announced, as Depository of …

19 Jul 2021

European Commission Proposes Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

On 14 July 2021, the European Commission (“the Commission”) issued a long-awaited …

16 Jun 2021

New Standard Contractual Clauses for international data transfers – what kind of novelties do they introduce?

On 4 June 2021, the Commission issued the most awaited modernized SCCs …

31 May 2021

The new EU Whistleblower Directive: envisaged protection, data processing and the Belgian law perspective

Recognizing the key role of persons acting as “whistleblowers” in exposing breaches …

21 May 2021

New UBOs (Ultimate Benefical Owners) Requirements in the Czech Republic

The new Ultimate Beneficial Owner Register Act will replace the current legislation …

17 May 2021

The EU’s Proposed AI Regulation: Balancing Protection and Innovation

On 21 April 2021, the European Commission published its highly awaited Proposal …

13 May 2021

EU-India Summit Gives New Impetus to Trade and Investment: An Overview

On 8 May 2021, the 16th annual EU-India Summit injected fresh momentum …

3 May 2021

Gender Pay Gap: EU Commission submits a directive proposal with the goal to close the Gender Pay Gap (CZ)

Problematika Gender Pay Gap: Evropská komise předložila návrh směrnice s cílem odstranit rozdíly …

22 Apr 2021

A Closer Look at EU Cookie Law

Background Cookies have become an essential part of users’ browsing experience and …

13 Apr 2021

Are you ready for NIS2?

With the ever-increasing digitization of services and cyber security threats, the implementation …

29 Mar 2021

New EU cyber rules: NIS2 - Proposal to update the NIS1 Directive and position of the Council

On 6 December 2020, the EU Commission published its proposal for a …

29 Mar 2021

Amsterdam Judgement concerning GDPR access request and rights of driver data processed via a smartphone app

Background A recent Judgment of the Amsterdam District Court (11 March 2021) …

25 Mar 2021

(International) Non-Profit Organizations New Belgian Act introducing the possibility of virtual and written GA

The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting government measures have placed companies, including …

24 Mar 2021

Judgement of the French Conseil d’Etat of 12 March 2021: continued impact of Schrems II

Background On 12 March 2021, France’s highest administrative court, the Conseil d’Etat, …

23 Mar 2021

(International) Non-Profit Organizations New Belgian Act introducing the possibility of virtual and written GA

The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting government measures have placed companies, including …

17 Mar 2021

Council of the EU adopts its position on the ePrivacy Regulation and EDPB issues statement: one cautious step forward

Background On 10 February 2021, after four years of negotiations, the Council …

15 Feb 2021

EU-UK Post-Brexit Agreement: Digital Trade and IP Aspects

Since 1 January 2021, the EU and the UK have provisionally applied, …

8 Feb 2021

“Information Society Services” The eCommerce Directive and Brexit

1. Information Society Services under the eCommerce Directive Pursuant to Article 2(a) …

14 Jan 2021

EU-UK Post-Brexit Agreement: Trade and Regulatory Takeaways

On December 24, 2020 the EU and the UK reached, following difficult …

20 Nov 2020

Proposal for a Regulation on European Data Governance - a Tool to Reinforce the Single Market for Data

In February 2020, the European Commission (Commission) released its communication Shaping Europe’s …

7 Nov 2020

Legal Guide COVID-19 in the Czech Republic (2nd wave)/Právní průvodce COVID-19 v ČR (druhá vlna)

Průvodce COVID-19: právní otázky Pandemie viru SARS CoV-2 dlouhodobě ovlivňuje společnost a …

6 Nov 2020

Právní průvodce COVID-19: Otázky ochrany soukromí

Jaké údaje o zaměstnancích mohou zaměstnavatelé zpracovávat v souvislosti o COVID-19? Informace týkající …

6 Nov 2020

Právní průvodce COVID-19: Dopady na smluvní vztahy

Celosvětové rozšíření COVID-19 má vedle všech dalších důsledků nemalý vliv na plnění …

6 Nov 2020

Právní průvodce COVID-19: Hromadné propouštění zaměstnanců

1. Kdy jde o hromadné propouštění? Hromadným propouštěním rozumíme situaci, kdy má …

14 Oct 2020

EDPB Draft Guidelines 07/2020 on the concepts of controller and processor

14 OCTOBER 2020 On 2 September 2020, the European Data Protection Board …

31 Aug 2020

Brexit: Important Trade Mark Considerations

In view of the upcoming expiry, on 31 December 2020, of the …

23 Jul 2020

The ECJ’s Judgment in Schrems II and the future of international data transfers

On 16th of July 2020, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered …

14 Jul 2020

Belgium Sets Rules on Prohibited Unfair Terms in B2B Contracts

14 JULY 2020 As of 1 December 2020, a new legal framework …

26 Jun 2020

What future for in-house DPOs?

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently issued Decision no. 18/2020 concerning the …

23 Jun 2020

Long-Awaited Amendment to the Labour Code Approved (CZ) / Dlouho očekávaná novela zákoníku práce byla schválena

Předmětná novela přináší několik zásadních změn, jejichž cílem je zjednodušení realizace práv …

23 Jun 2020

New Rules for Online Platforms and their Business Partners in the EU: the P2B Regulation

On 12 July 2020, the Platform to Business Regulation 2019/1150 (P2B Regulation) …

6 Jun 2020

Lex Covid

Insolvence, právnické osoby a soudní řízení (Lex Covid) Za účelem zmírnění dopadů …

4 Jun 2020

Belgium Prohibits Abuse of Economic Dependence in B2B Relations

By 1 December 2020, a new Belgian prohibition on the abuse of …

27 May 2020

GDPR in Focus: Consent

As the GDPR marks its second anniversary, consent remains as crucial an …

6 May 2020

GDPR and Direct Marketing – the Belgian & Dutch DPAs’ Approach

Belgium On 10 February 2020, the Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) published …

5 May 2020

Temporary protection from creditors in times of COVID-19

Royal Decree n° 15 protects businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis from …

4 May 2020

What to do when COVID-19 threatens your organization’s planned event(s) in Belgium?

Lockdown The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many large and smaller events worldwide …

20 Apr 2020

EU Commission’s Guidance on apps to fight COVID-19: data protection and privacy Q&A

Background On 16 April 2020, the Commission published its Guidance in relation …

14 Apr 2020

Brussels: Exceptional Measures for Functioning of Corporate Bodies during COVID-19

Belgian Royal Decree N°4 Of 9th April 2020 Introduces Exceptional Measures For …

9 Apr 2020

Brussels: COVID-19 Newsletter

Dear clients, The global spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to cause …

9 Apr 2020

Blog: Shaping Europe’s Digital Future

On the 19th February, the Commission released the latest components of “Shaping …

27 Mar 2020

Právní průvodce COVID-19: Náhrada škody způsobené krizovými opatřeními

Naposledy aktualizováno 27. března 2020, 11:45 V souvislosti se šířením viru COVID-19 Vláda …

3 Mar 2020

Advokátní tajemství v cloudu

Technologický vývoj zásadně ovlivnil každodenní činnost advokátů a advokátních kanceláří. Jen těžko …

21 Feb 2020

White Paper on Artificial Intelligence

The European Commission has published a long-awaited White Paper on Artificial Intelligence …

18 Feb 2020

Nové trendy v ochraně zaměstnanců z pohledu ochrany soukromí a osobních údajů (in Czech only)

Na základě rozboru nedávných českých i evropských rozhodnutí a stanovisek přinášíme užitečné …

21 Jan 2020

Czech Republic: Legal Outlook 2020

Print version: Legal Outlook 2020 TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS The Digital Service …

28 Nov 2019

The latest ePrivacy Regulation draft rejected

On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Permanent Representatives Committee of the Council …

12 Nov 2019

Obligations of hosting providers (e.g. Facebook) to remove or disable access to certain information

New ruling of the CJEU (C-18/18) on obligations of hosting providers (Facebook …

12 Nov 2019

New ruling of the CJEU on the territorial scope of the right to be forgotten

New ruling of the CJEU on the territorial scope of the right …

12 Nov 2019

Loose screws on the runway can be extraordinary circumstances

On 4 April 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union …

12 Nov 2019

Ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) register applicable to companies and associations

Time to register until 30 March 2019 The Registry of Ultimate Beneficial …

15 Jan 2019

Ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) register applicable to companies and associations

Time to register until 30 March 2019 The Registry of Ultimate Beneficial …

18 Jun 2018

Legal aspects of immersive technologies

Jana Pattynova, Jiri Cerny and Olga Slipetska co-authored an article on the …

15 Jan 2018

The New Belgian Pledge Registry: Register Your Security Interests On-line

As of 1st January 2018, the long awaited electronic National Pledge registry …

15 Nov 2017

Use of Public Cloud Services by Russian Financial Services Institutions

This article outlines the regulatory landscape of cloud computing in Russia, with …

30 Sep 2017

Newsflash two new decisions of the European Court on air passangers rights

The European Court has recently taken two decisions in relation to air …

29 Sep 2017

Monitoring zaměstnanců ve světle ochrany osobních údajů

Při nastavení procesů a technologií monitorování zaměstnanců je nutné zohlednit právo zaměstnanců …

30 Apr 2017

News Flash: Belgian Non Profit Associations to Indentify Donors

Today 27th April 2017, it was reported in the Belgian financial press, …

13 Mar 2017

Vyšší pokuty dle nového zákona o odpovědnosti za přestupky a řízení o nich od 1. července 2017

Nový zákon o odpovědnosti za přestupky a řízení o nich zavádí jednotnou …

25 Feb 2017

Labour law update – Set-off against employee´s wages

Dohoda o srážkách ze mzdy a jednostranné započtení vůči mzdě Novela občanského …

14 Feb 2017

EU citizens will soon be able to access their Netflix or Spotify subscriptions from abroad around the EU

On 7 February 2017, an agreement on a new regulation was reached. …

5 Feb 2017

Novela insolvenčního zákona přináší širší ochranu dlužníků

V polovině února 2017 došlo ke schválení novely insolvenčního zákona, jejímž cílem …

24 Jan 2017

Corporate/employment update – joint stock companies

Začátkem tohoto roku začínají platit dvě změny důležité zejména pro akciové společnosti: …

20 Dec 2016

ePrivacy Regulation

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the first draft of new ePrivacy law …

9 Jun 2016

Brexit and Data Transfers to the UK

The decision whether or not Great Britain will remain in the European …

25 Oct 2015

Safe Harbor: Article 29 Working Party issues initial guidance and sets compliance deadline for end of January 2016

On Friday, the Article 29 Working Party, a European advisory body on …

20 Oct 2015

The Weltimmo decision – no ‘one-stop-shop’ for European data controllers (yet)?

In early October, shortly before the Court of Justice of the EU …

20 Oct 2015

After Safe Harbor: what to do next to remain compliant?

In our recent Flash News, we reported that on October 6, the …

11 Oct 2015

CJEU’s Decision Invalidates Safe Harbor

In our recent Flash News, we reported that the Advocate General to …

25 Sep 2015

General Advocate’s Opinion on Safe Harbor

Today, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European …

10 May 2015

New developments in health data processing

The increasing popularity of lifestyle and wellbeing apps and devices, allowing people …

24 Apr 2015

First EU Cybersecurity law adopted in the Czech Republic

Early this year the Czech Republic adopted the first comprehensive country-wide law …

25 Nov 2014

ISO 27018: First privacy - specific international standard for the cloud

Although a number of global cloud providers has already started deploying independent …

25 Oct 2014

Changes in the regulation of public procurement in the Czech Republic anticipated in 2015 and 2016

A new law on public procurement is expected to enter into force …

30 Jul 2014

Recent changes in the regulation of the internet in Russia

This report summarizes recent changes to the Russian legal framework applicable to …

15 Jul 2013

New limits on supplier payment terms

New provisions limiting the term for payments to suppliers have been implemented …

25 Feb 2012

Limitation of liability in commercial contracts finally permissible under Czech law

Limitation of liability for damage that may be caused under a particular …

15 Jan 2012

New Regulation of Employment Contracts for Executives (Czech Republic)

For the last years companies have been concluding employment contracts with their …

22 Nov 2011

Cloud Computing and the USA Patriot Act

Many cloud computing customers raise concerns about the storage of their data …

13 Nov 2011

Cloud Computing and the USA Patriot Act

Many cloud computing customers raise concerns about the storage of their data …