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The most significant changes in the field of labour migration after the amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners

The amendment to the Act on the Residence of Aliens, which was signed by the President of the Czech Republic on 4th of July and was sent to be published in the Collection of the laws should come into effect in August 2019. The implementing regulations which are part of the amendment should come into effect in September 2019. Based on the EU transposition directive, the changes will enable foreign university students and researchers to stay in the Czech Republic up to nine months after completing their studies or research activities on the basis of a long-term residence for the purpose of finding a job or starting a business. 

15. 7. 2019
Deloitte Live 

New Deloitte Building: Classic Corporate Environment Is a Matter of the Past, We Have Moved to a Completely Different Administrative Building

The task was clear: we said “no” to another classic office, we aimed for a unique building with a new interior that uses modern technologies for its everyday operation. A building with an interior that will induce a family like environment and make our employees feel comfortable. This is what Churchill I, Deloitte’s new headquarters, is like. For example, it makes use of energy recuperation and it uses water from the retention reservoirs for watering the green vegetation enclosing the building. The office building at Vinohrady in Prague is designed as a tree with branches – there are 7 floors “stemming” from the trunk. The new premises recently hosted the latest Deloitte SheXo club meeting. 

2. 7. 2019
Law 

Will the New Legislation Help Accelerate the Preparation and Realisation of Construction?

In recent years, all the new or forthcoming legal regulations amending construction legislation have had something in common – to accelerate and simplify building permit processes. No wonder – within developed countries, the Czech Republic is at the very tail of various rankings and surveys mapping, among other things, the length of construction preparation. To give an example – based on the World Bank Report “Doing Business 2019”, the Czech Republic takes 156th place. 

25. 6. 2019
Tax 

In Brief from International Taxation – June

Austria is considering introducing the digital service tax as of 1 January 2020. Based on the CJEU the national courts are not eligible to determine if certain requirements of a state aid regime are compatible with the fundamental freedoms. Aruba, Barbados and Bermuda were removed from the list of non-cooperative jurisdictions. German Lower Tax Courts introduces new interpretation of anti-treaty shopping rules. The Dutch appellate court decided that there is no reason for TP adjustment to a hybrid loan. Poland introduced the rules for defining a beneficial owner. 

20. 6. 2019