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Regulatory & Compliance

Legal rules, not only in the area of corporate law, gradually tighten and adherence to them is consequently enforced very persistently by state authorities. Breach of the rules is penalized by often draconian sanctions. Our law firm can assist you in the following industries:

Power and energy markets

Bříza & Trubač law firm has developed a solid reputation for delivering highly qualified advisory in power and energy markets. We provide legal advice on:

  • Market liberalization and unbundling
  • Public support and services of general interest in the field of renewable and conventional energy sources and infrastructure
  • Licensing / Licensing Procedure, communication with Regulatory Authorities
  • Public contracts.

Personal data protection

As the Internet economy rapidly grows and the digital services expands in recent years, the importance of personal data has increased as well. The risk of misuse of personal data is increasingly reflected in legislation at both national and European level. As of 25 May 2018, a new data protection regulation, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will impose fines of up to EUR 20 million or 4% of turnover for personal data breaches. The amount of the fine will depend not only on the extent of the damage but also on the steps taken by the companies to protect personal data. Our law firm can assist you in this respect in the following ways:

  • Adjusting the contractual documentation
  • Drafting and revision of information texts in your web interface (consent to the processing of personal data, instructions on processing personal data, etc.)
  • Drafting and revision of the General Terms and Conditions
  • Setting up internal processes
  • Drafting and preparation of internal regulations
  • Staff training

Corporate Criminal Liability and Prevention

Pursuant to the Act on Criminal Liability of Legal Entities, under certain circumstances, a conduct of employees can be attributed to a legal entity. A monetary penalty for such legal entity can then reach more than one billion Czech crowns. In this connection a prevention become increasingly important – it is necessary to focus on setting such internal mechanisms in a company that they will act as a prevention and at the same time they will be able to reveal a potential unlawful conduct of the company´s employees or bodies.

In the area of compliance, Bříza & Trubač Attorneys at Law provide their clients legal services aimed in particular at:

  • General preventive compliance counselling
  • Management training
  • Legal audit of the company's operation
  • Drafting of code of ethics / conduct
  • Counselling in the area of criminal tax law
  • Representation before individual state bodies
  • Criminal liability of legal entities

Competition and antitrust:

In recent years, the European Commission and other regulators, including the Czech competition authority (UOHS) have imposed shocking billion euros fines for antitrust law violations. Bříza & Trubač provide both training and advocacy to enhance your firm’s compliance culture. This training and advocacy involves:

  • Communicating between your firm and your competitors
  • Creation of transaction documents
  • Dawn raids

Mergers and acquisitions meeting certain monetary thresholds must be notified to either Czech or other EU member states competition authorities, or the European Commission. You can engage lawyers at Bříza & Trubač to handle both the pre-notification and notification procedure in order to get your merger cleared as soon as possible.

Banking & Finance

The services in which our law firm has developed great knowledge and wide expertise include:

  • Banking
  • Investment funds and companies and pension funds
  • Insurance
  • Payment services
  • Public markets
  • Securities
  • Representation in proceedings before the Ministry of Finance and the Czech National Bank.