AFI Business Environment Survey: Companies are willing to invest, they want to keep research and development in the Czech Republic

Three-quarters of companies plan to invest, most often in digitalisation and robotisation. Yet over 40 per cent of managers expect these changes to save them only a small percentage of their workforce. More than half of companies want to hire new employees. This is according to the current AFI Business Environment Survey conducted among Czech … Continued

The English College in Prague welcomes the British Ambassador

The English College has always had close ties with the British Embassy, so it was a pleasure to welcome the UK Ambassador, Matt Field, into school last week. Model United Nations Conference Students wanted the Ambassador to hear about their plans for a MUN Conference in November. The purpose behind MUN is to show students … Continued

The new law on Preventive Restructuring: What does it bring?

On 4 September 2023, the President of the Czech Republic signed the Act on Preventive Restructuring (“ZOPR”), thus officially completing the difficult journey of the Czech Republic’s implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1023 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019. The ZOPR provides for a zero-legislative deadline and will thus take … Continued

EU Virtual Careers Fair 2023 on 11 October 2023: Discover The Difference!

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is organizing the Virtual Careers Fair on 11 October 2023 for employers looking to recruit candidates specifically for finance and accountancy functions. This event is free of charge, so if you are currently recruiting, we recommend you register for this event to raise your visibility and company profile amongst … Continued

Clifford Chance advised on VUB’s EUR 1 billion covered bonds in the first half of 2023

Clifford Chance demonstrated its unparalleled capital markets expertise through its legal advisory role for Všeobecná úverová banka, a.s. (VUB), Slovakia’s second largest bank and a subsidiary of an Italian international banking group Intesa Sanpaolo. The legal advice revolved around VUB’s issuance of EUR 500 million in covered bonds, which were subsequently listed on the Luxembourg … Continued