Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled Blog Series: Sanctions Enforcement Around the World, the Czech Perspective on 31 July 2023. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.
The Czech Act on Protection of Whistleblowers (“Whistleblowing Act”) which implements the EU Whistleblowing Directive 2019/1937 was finally adopted and will become effective from 1 August 2023. The Whistleblowing Act introduces the obligation of employers to establish a whistleblowing channel to enable reporting of selected violations, and to protect individuals that filed such report.
On 22 March 2023, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a Directive on substantiation and communication of explicit environmental claims.
The proposal aims to harmonize the evaluation and monitoring of voluntary environmental claims – often referred to as “green claims” – towards EU consumers and control the proliferation of public and private environmental labels. Complementing the March 2022 proposal for a Directive on empowering consumers for the green transition as a lex specialis by providing more specific requirements on the substantiation, communication and verification of green claims, it contributes to the fight against “greenwashing”.
An extensive amendment to the Act on Consumer Protection and the Civil Code came into effect on 6 January 2023. In this article we focus on changes introduced by the amendment in relation to liability for defects and guarantee.
Given the intensity and pace of change related to sanctions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, EU Member…
Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled “Russia imposes a ban on foreign aircraft flights from 36 states” on 1 March 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.
The Czech Republic has recently significantly amended existing legislation in the field of energy transition and energy regulation as a follow-up to the Renewable Energy Directive Recast (RED II), with the aim of counteracting unfair business practices towards consumers. The majority of these changes became effective on 1 January 2022, with the rest becoming effective later in 2022 or 2023. This is a significant step towards decarbonisation in line with EU goals and it creates many opportunities for the energy market players
With effect from 1 January 2022, the provisions of the recent amendment of Act No. 127/2005 Coll., on Electronic Communications and on Amendment to Certain Related Acts relating to the storing and accessing of cookies and other information on users’ devices and telemarketing, have become effective.
In March 2021, the EU approved new reporting rules in a directive known as DAC7. The directive will require the operators of online platforms for the sale of goods and certain services, to collect, verify and share data on their sellers and their transactions concluded on the online platform. EU member states have until 31 December 2022 to implement DAC7 into national law. Certain platform operators will become a reporting platform and will need to start collecting and verifying data points in compliance with the DAC7 reporting requirements. The collected data points must be reported to the tax authorities of the relevant EU member state annually.