Diakonie announces a collection for Syria after the earthquakes

A catastrophic earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Turkey and Syria in the early hours of Monday, 6 February. Thousands of people have lost their lives, thousands more are injured, and thousands more are missing under the endless ruins of fallen houses. According to the latest count, the death toll from Monday’s … Continued

PwC Webinar: Gig-Economy talk

Are you interested in the sharing economy, also called Gig-Economy? Do you know how to use it and set up your business model properly or hire new team members, and which risks to avoid? We would like to invite you to PwC’s webinar, the Gig-Economy talk, where PwC specialists in law, taxes, HR and technology … Continued

Live at the Fitz: January and February 2023 events

After a short break for the festive period, the Fitz theatre, located in The Hotel Fitzgerald, invites you to a series of exciting events to kick off 2023. Friday, 27 January, 7 pm and 9 pm: Velvet Comedy stand-up in English Velvet Comedy presents the END of the WORLD, with Romanian stand-up stars Radu Isac … Continued

Documentary Good Old Czechs wins main Trilobit Award

We are pleased to share that director Tomáš Bojar’s “Good Old Czechs” movie won the main prize, the Trilobit Barrandien Award, in this year’s Trilobit film and television awards. The Trilobit Awards recognise accomplishments in filmmaking and television. They are organised by the Czech Film and Television Union FITES and are among the highest awards … Continued

Allen & Overy advises Raiffeisenbank on EUR500m sustainable notes issuance

Allen & Overy announced today that it has advised Raiffeisenbank a.s. on its EUR500m issuance of senior non-preferred MREL-eligible sustainable notes issued under its international debt issuance programme. A sum equivalent to the net proceeds will be used to finance or re-finance loans to projects and activities that promote climate-friendly and other environmental or sustainable … Continued

Another landmark transaction signed with the assistance of JŠK

JŠK advised private equity funds GENESIS CAPITAL and Avallon MBO Fund on the acquisition of TES VSETÍN, a traditional Czech manufacturer of electrical machines and components. With more than 100 years history TES Vsetín s.r.o., based in Vsetín, Czech Republic, is an expert in complex engineering and production of its own proprietary electrical machines and … Continued

Burns Night on 3 February – Scottish entertainment in Prague

Our member Prague British International School (PBIS) invites you to one of their most cherished events of the year, the Burns Night. Burns Night is a Scottish Ball celebrating the life of poet Rabbie Burns. The programme consists of dinner, reading some of the poet’s works, and then Scottish Dancing. Join them for a fantastic night of … Continued

JŠK successfully represented Bunzl on the acquisition of VM Footwear

JŠK provided legal advice to its long-standing client on the acquisition of a majority stake in VM Footwear, a prominent retailer of personal protective and work equipment. Bunzl plc was incorporated in 1940 and listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1957, but its origins date back to 1854 when Moritz Bunzl opened a small … Continued

Czech Republic drafts law on class actions

The Czech Ministry of Justice has just finalised the draft act on class actions, which is based on an EU Directive and promises a faster, easier, more efficient and more budget-friendly solution for consumers in disputes against entrepreneurs. The Czech Republic was obliged to implement this regulation no later than 25 December 2022, and is … Continued