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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.

ASB Group advised BHS Private Equity Fund on its acquisition of Boco Pardubice Machines

20.07.2018, Company: ASB Group

ASB Group has successfully advised BHS Private Equity Fund in the expansion of its portfolio by engineering company Boco Pardubice Machines. The advisory services provided by ASB Group included tax advisory under the leadership of Jana Pytelková Svobodová.

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Dvořák Hager & Partners in Bratislava strengthens its team

19.07.2018, Company: Dvořák Hager & Partners, advokátní kancelář, s.r.o.

The Bratislava office of Dvořák Hager & Partners has acquired a team of experienced lawyers from the Slovak law firm Balcar, Polanský & spol.: labour law and personal data protection expert Helga Maďarová and litigation and contract law specialist Ján Macej.

Tags: Law | Movers & Shakers | Human Resources |
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Avast Strengthens SMB Leadership Team Across Engineering, Product Management, and Operations

18.07.2018, Company: Avast Software s.r.o.

Vita Santrucek joins Avast, with expanded roles for Arne Uppheim and Ashley Isaak

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Exporters rely on carrier insurance despite risk of losses

18.07.2018, Company:

According to Czech Statistical Office data, Czech exports grew by 6% between 2016 and 2017. Despite the fact that the average value of the exported goods also attacks the 290 billion crowns in the first five months of 2018, exporters rely on the fact that the goods are sufficiently insured through carrier insurance. In many cases, however, this insurance does not provide a sufficient cover. This applies in particular to international haulage of high-value smaller goods, such as electronics.

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Vacationing with kids after a divorce: how to proceed if you can't agree with your ex?

18.07.2018, Company: bnt attorneys-at-law s.r.o.

Summer holidays are coming and for some divorced parents, this time heralds fights with the ex over the possibility to take their kid on a proper vacation. If the other parent refuses to entrust you with the child for more than a weekend, what can be done? Parents have an equal right to spend holidays with their children. 

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Customers are looking for largest warehouses in Plzeň and Ústí regions

21.06.2018, Marketplace

CBRE, a global leader in commercial real estate services published its latest CBRE REAL DEMAND BAROMETER – a study monitoring demand for warehouses all over Czech Republic over past two years. It shows large differences between regions (kraje) – while in Karlovarský region was the typical (median) request for warehouses exceeding 13 thousand square meters, in Olomoucký region the median demanded warehouse floor space was only 600 square meters.

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Loosening the Belt: Number of Overweight Czechs Significantly Rising

12.03.2018, Marketplace

Christmas is long behind us and we are already several weeks into the New Year. Weeks during which – according to statistics – the majority of us lose interest in or the will to keep their New Year’s resolutions, including probably the most frequent one – to lose weight and start exercising more. This is a pity considering that 71% of men and almost 57% of women in the Czech Republic are suffering from excessive weight or obesity: the highest percentages ever recorded. 

Tags: Health |

Weston Stacey: A lot of people in America have underestimated Trump

12.03.2018, Amcham

An article of E15 published on March 12 on steel and aluminum tarrifs (in Czech language).

Last Thursday, the Trump administration announced its plan to place tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. The tariffs are intended to raise the production in US steel and aluminum plants to 80%, which is considered the minimum output necessary for survival. If the tariffs take effect, the EU has declared it will place reciprocal tariffs on US products of similar export value. The issue underneath the tariff decision- global overcapacity- is real, but imposing global tariffs does not appear to help solve the problem. An internationally coordinated response using targeted tariffs or quotas might be the best way to keep the economic and geopolitical damage to the minimum.


USA: Honored Country at the Thessaloniki International Fair 2018

7.03.2018, Marketplace

In September 2018, the United States are returning in the Thessaloniki International Fair as the honored country at the most dynamic exhibition in southeast Europe that will bring together government and business leaders, “doers”, influencers and 300.000 buyers and professionals.

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Parental company of AAA AUTO changes name to AURES Holdings, Polish entity not affected

1.03.2018, Marketplace

AAA Auto International, a.s., the Czech company which operates the AAA AUTO international network of car dealerships, is changing its name to AURES Holdings, a.s. on 1 March 2018. In renaming itself, the company wants to draw attention to the wider range of activities performed by the group, which, apart from its used car business, is also engaged in other areas relating to the provision of comprehensive mobility solutions.

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Anglo-American University Law School Establishes Brand New Legal Institute

7.02.2018, Marketplace

With a new year comes new developments at Anglo-American University, this time with the establishment of the all-new AAU Legal Institute under the auspices of the John H. Carey II School of Law (JCSL) at AAU.

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