Firstly, we hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and staying safe during these complicated times.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to prevent its further spread, the Government of the Czech Republic and other authorities have devised and adopted numerous measures and regulations which have imposed restrictions not only on your day-to-day lives but also on your businesses and their effective operation and management. We have a complex overview to help you navigate through the diverse measures and, ideally, also mitigate any negative effects the current COVID-19 pandemic might have. The document is available HERE.
It covers in particular certain issues relating to commercial and corporate law, and sets out our views as to the possibility of claiming compensation for any damage incurred as a consequence of the adopted government measures. The document also sheds a light on anticipated measures regarding matters of labour law or on the developments that are to be expected on the real estate market.
We would like to reassure you that our expert team of lawyers is ready to provide you with any advice you may need during these exceptional times. Thanks to the early implementation of our disaster recovery plan and the use of modern technologies, our entire firm is at your disposal – at a certain distance, but without major limitations or disruptions to our work. Our colleagues are also continuously monitoring the most recent developments, which may have an effect on our clients or their business activities. Bohumil Havel, who regularly cooperates with our law firm, has even been invited to join a team advising the Czech Government in relation to legal regulations pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through our involvement in Lex Mundi, we have also been able to participate in the organisation's initiative to prepare a report regarding COVID-19 support measures adopted by governments around the world. This report, which we attach for your convenience, currently covers responses from 104 jurisdictions, and demonstrates the breadth of expertise and knowledge accessible to us (and to you as our clients) through the Lex Mundi legal solution and the associated potential for helping our clients through this crisis. An interactive and regularly updated version of this document should also be made available on the Lex Mundi website (https://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Global_COVID-19_Resources.asp ) sometime this week.
We believe that we will contribute the most in the current complicated situation by doing what we do best – we are therefore continuing to provide legal advice with as little disruption as possible.
It is also widely recommended to keep to a routine and, to the e
xtent possible, not to change plans that have already been made. With this in mind, and as originally planned, our new website is now up and running. It contains a lot of useful information, and not only about COVID-19 and its impact on the world of law. However, if there is anything missing, or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us (directly or even through the website www.prkpartners.com ).
We will be looking forward to continuing our cooperation even during these trying and uncertain times.