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Doing business

Articles, interviews, research & studies, press releases from and about AmCham member companies related to the Czech business environment.

Managing business

Articles sharing best practices and knowledge of managing a business. Shared expertise and experiences of our community are available in this section to raise the standards of operational excellence.

CMS wins 2019 CEE Deal of the Year for pharma acquisition

6.08.2020, Company: CMS

CMS wins 2019 CEE Deal of the Year for pharma acquisition

International law firm CMS has been recognised for its work advising Advent International and its portfolio company Zentiva on the acquisition of the CEE business of global generic and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals manufacturer Alvogen. The transaction was named 2019 CEE Deal of the Year by CEE Legal Matters.

 

Tags: Law | Awards & Achievements |
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Marc Müller: Czechs are Becoming Increasingly More Flexible and Open

5.08.2020, Company: bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

Perhaps when you’re about to meet a German lawyer, you expect an austere, disciplined clerk, and a blatant, dry chat. But Marc Müller from BRAUN PARTNERS shatters this idea to pieces in no time. Perfect knowledge of his work, and at the same time a lively and funny narrator.

Tags: Law | Movers & Shakers |
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Off to Work We Go: The Future of the Office

5.08.2020, Company: CBRE s.r.o.

CBRE’s Julie Whelan and Brandon Forde on how major companies are viewing the future of the office in the COVID era.

Tags: Real Estate |
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The Czechs have exchanged distance summer destinations for stays in neighboring states, but they did not give up the Adriatic sea

5.08.2020, Company: T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.

  • In the first two weeks of July, 13% less T-Mobile SIM cards abroad than last year
  • Tunisia, Egypt, Serbia - a drop of almost 100%
  • More tourists went to Slovakia and Poland

Tags: IT | Tourism |
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Will COVID-19 vaccines ‘save the world’?

5.08.2020, Company: McKinsey & Company, Inc. Prague

Innovators are sprinting to develop inoculations against the novel coronavirus. Here, we summarize the latest information on research timelines and the potential impact of a vaccine on the pandemic—and society.

Tags: New Products & Services | Health |
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Members of the COVID R&D Alliance and Quantum Leap Healthcare Collaborative Enroll First Patients in I-SPY COVID Trial

3.08.2020, Marketplace

  • I-SPY COVID will evaluate the impact of cenicriviroc, Otezla®, and Firazyr® on inflammatory response in COVID-19 patients
  • Additional candidates from COVID R&D member companies entering platform trials in coming weeks

 

Tags: Health | New Products & Services |

AmCham Board of Directors 2020 Candidate Profiles

8.06.2020, Amcham

AmCham members are electing eight members of the board in an electronic ballot. Each member in good standing should receive their ballots by email: patrons and corporates have five votes and small business/entrepreneurs have two. Ballots are due by June 30th.

 

 

Advising The Rohatyn Group on investment in Optimapharm d.d.

29.05.2020, Marketplace

International law firm Taylor Wessing has advised The Rohatyn Group on its investment in Optimapharm d.d. ("Optimapharm"), a contract research organisation headquartered in Croatia, with 14 offices across Europe, including a heavy presence in CEE. The investment establishes a partnership with the company’s founders Gordana Gregurić Čičak and Igor Čičak.

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AmCham Board advises that the pandemic likely to last into 2021

12.05.2020, Compete

The AmCham Board of Directors assessed the duration and depth of the pandemic on May 6. Each board member discussed the current situation in their industry, and predicted both short and long-term impact of the virus on their sector and the Czech economy. 

The board will update their assessment regularly. They are now planning web discussions focused on sectors and key economic factors. Reports on this discussions will also be distributed among members. 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of all applicable measures in the Czech Republic during the state of emergency

30.04.2020, Compete

The list of measures has been updated continuously. Last update May 7, 2020.

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