Queen Elizabeth II (1926 – 2022)

In Remembrance of Our Patron Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II We are most saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. On behalf of the BCC’s Members, Board of Directors and Executive Team, we extend our deepest condolences to the Royal Family and the British People. For seven decades the Queen has … Continued

JŠK advised CVI on two private debt investments

JŠK advised Credit Value Investments (CVI) on two significant financings in the Czech Republic CVI is an independent asset manager that focuses on investments in small and medium enterprises as well as real estate projects in Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Since its inception in 2012, CVI has played a major … Continued

Europe FX Forecast Revision

The performance of the CEE currencies so far in 2022 has been similarly disparate as in 2021. The Czech koruna has outperformed its peers, posting small gains against the euro, while the Polish zloty and Hungarian forint have suffered losses, the latter being quite significant. In fact, the forint is currently the third worst performing emerging … Continued

On September 15, the documentary feature film Good Old Czechs, directed by Tomáš Bojar, will premiere in cinemas. The trailer for the film was released today.

The official trailer for the film has been launched to coincide with the 77th anniversary of the return of Czechoslovak RAF members to Prague on August 15, 1945. The film tells the story of two Czech RAF airmen, František Fajtl and Filip Jánský (real name Richard Husmann), and their Odyssean journey across war-torn Europe. The … Continued

JŠK assisted in closing of major acquisition in energy and environmental consulting

JŠK provided legal advice to KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o. from the Komerční banka, a.s. group on the acquisition of a 100% stake in ENVIROS, s.r.o., including a stake in the UK’s ENVIROS GLOBAL LIMITED. With the acquisition of ENVIROS, s. r. o., Komerční banka has expanded its activities in the field of energy and environmental consulting, … Continued

Shrinking GDP, non-committal Fed sink the US dollar

The US economy now meets the barest technical definition of a recession, and Federal Reserve hikes are now fully dependent on inflation and labour data meeting to meeting. This realisation brought down yields in the US sharply and they in turn knocked down the dollar against nearly every major currency worldwide, save the euro, which … Continued

Botanique Hotel Prague: Summer 20% Discount on Conference Spaces

BCC member Botanique Hotel Prague now offers a summer 20% discount on the rental of conference spaces. The hotel is located right next to the metro transfer station in the center of Prague. The hotel offers an ideal solution for small and medium-sized meetings for up to 160 participants and other corporate events. Besides our … Continued

Signs of US slowdown slam dollar, euro mixed on ECB hawkish surprise

Disappointing economic data out of the US brought yields down worldwide and removed any chance of a 100 basis point interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this week. The surprise 50bp hike from the ECB had surprisingly little immediate impact on the common currency, which nevertheless joined in the general bounce back against the … Continued