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Successfull European Compliance Forum

The European Compliance Forum 2017 was very successful. We want to thank all the speakers for their interesting presentations and many new topics to think about. We thank all participants for a very pleasant atmosphere. Last but not least, we want to thank all the organisers for their efforts.


Again we have won an excellent placement in international rankings

 

We are pleased to announce that our Law Firm has also won this year´s top position in the current Legal 500 ranking in the Real Estate and Construction sector. We are ranked among the “Top Tier Firms” (position 1).

Congratulations also to our Partner, Sylvia Szabó, who again defended the highest rating in the “Leading Individual” in the same sector. Sylvia is an expert in real estate law and developer projects, corporate criminal law and commercial law. Her clients include major local and international companies. She provides advice on project financing, corporate and administrative law.

More information can be found here.

 


 

Ružička Csekes again won The law firm of the year contest, defending several primes

The publisher EPRAVO Group s. r. o. in cooperation with the weekly TREND announced yesterday evening the winners of the Law Firm of the Year 2017. Ružička Csekes Law Firm won the prestigious award for the fifth time, the main prize in the category National Law Firm. Primacy from years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 defended also in the category Public Procurement and won for the first time in the Criminal Law category.

Full article can be found here.

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European Compliance Forum 2017 - Holding the Helm of the Company is Getting Harder

Following the recently amended law on criminal liability of legal persons, the issue of cost-effectiveness of prevention emerges more and more. On why should Compliance Management have an important role in the company, and also on the upcoming conference of the European Compliance Forum 2017, we talked to JUDr. Jaroslav Ružička, Managing Partner and one of the founders of the law firm Ružička Csekes s.r.o.

Full interview can be found here


We invite you to the European Compliance Forum 2017

European Compliance Forum 2017 will provide C-suite managers, members of the statutory bodies, division directors and invited professionals the opportunity to discuss different experiences with Compliance and why it has the same positioning as risk management, operational management, audit management, human resources management or procurement.

All information about the conference can be found here.


Infringement of competition rules may become significantly more expensive

Effective as of 27 December 2016, there is a new Act in Slovakia on certain rules for the liquidated damages caused by the infringement of competition law.

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Lucie Schweizer spoke at 4th International Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Conference

 

Our partner Lucie Schweizer participated in prestigious 4th International Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Conference, organized by the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe and the Institute of Banking Education with National Bank of Slovakia, which took place from 1st to 2nd December 2016 in Bratislava. Lucie took part in roundtable discussion on problematic ultimate beneficial owner definition in connection with KYC processes.

For further information about the conference click HERE


Want To Do Business With The State? Get Ready For a New Register of Public Sector Partners

 

As part of the Government´s efforts to increase the transparency of public funds spending, the Act No. 315/2016 Coll. on the Register of Public Sector Partners and on the Amendment of Certain Acts was published on 29 November, 2016.

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We have co-organized Trend Business Breakfast

Trend Business Breakfast on the new law of criminal liability of legal entities took place at the Hotel Arcadia in Bratislava on 15th of November 2016. The event was organized by economic weekly Trend in cooperation with our law firm and EY as partners. Among the speakers were Lucie Schweizer and Sylvia Szabó, our partners specializing in corporate criminal law.

How can the new act on criminal liability of legal entities influence the commercial life in Slovakia you can read in the articles of both our partners:

Even an Employee Is Capable of Ravaging His/Her Firm

Is the law dealing with corporate criminal liability only for criminals from among legal entities?

Lucie Schweizer Sylvia Szabo

 


 

Conference Management of receivables 2016

Our partner, JUDr. Šarlota Štosová participated with her lecture on recodification of procedural law in Slovakia in the conference EU Generation Management of receivables 2016. The conference was organized from 9th to 10th of November 2016 in The Radisson SAS Carlton Hotel. More than 20 experts from Slovakia and Czech Republic participated in the conference with their lectures.

Šarlota Štosová

 


 

We have supported the iKid project

Our team consisting of Eva Nagyová, Michal Hulena, Michal Huťan and Mark Molnár took part in a charity quiz to support the iKid project. It is a nation-wide competitive project aimed at supporting the new generation of young entrepreneurs. It is open to students who are between 10 and 14 years of age and who study at elementary schools or 8-year grammar schools. iKid focuses on implementing  business skills into the education process by means of direct experience and supports the Slovak elementary schools in the development of creativity and innovation potential.

“We have had a pleasant and entertaining evening. Moreover, we have supported a good project.” said Michal Hulena.

On the photograph is our team with Kenneth Ryan, the project founder and managing partner at KPMG Slovakia.

Our team with Kenneth Ryan, the project founder and managing partner at KPMG Slovakia.


Is the law dealing with corporate criminal liability only for "criminals" from among legal entities?

Impact of Act No. 91/2016 Coll. concerning criminal liability of legal entities on business environment is being underestimated. If the topic is interesting at all, most people accept the prevailing opinion that this is just another bureaucratic law that will hardly have any effect, not to say real impact (such as the law on reporting criminal activities, i.e. whistleblowing) and that it will affect only those companies that are involved in criminal activities. This, however, must not be accepted. Namely, the law extends the established procedures and interpretations of terms, such as liability of executive and representative bodies (in Slovak: štatutárne orgány) and other persons, confidentiality obligation, business secret, compensation for damages, etc. Finding a link between criminal activities and consequences affecting commercial law or civil law relationships has been accomplished in the sense of this regulation, at least at the theoretical level (even if not quite consistently). Practical side of the application of this new law is yet to be seen, the scope of its applicability being immense.

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