In the year 2000, my partners and I launched the PETERKA & PARTNERS law firm in Prague, Czech Republic. Over time we developed an ambitious idea - to create an integrated regional law firm, which at first seemed almost impossible. However, after years of dedication and hard work, we became a strong alternative to the global giants and local law firms active in the CEE region through their networks or best friends.
On April 1, 2020, the Czech Government adopted the Draft Act on Particular Measures to Mitigate the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Lessees of Non-Residential Premises (“Draft”).
The Draft set the following particular measures:
The Lessee will be obliged to submit to the Lessor documents proving the fulfilment of the conditions under point ii) above within fifteen days after the first day of the Lessee’s delay in payment occurred.
The other rights of the Lessor related to the Lessee’s delay remain unchanged, and the Parties are also entitled to terminate the lease for any other reason.
The measures shall apply to:
Any contractual provisions, which will derogate from the abovementioned against the Lessee, shall be invalid.
This document reflects the status as of April 14, 2020.
The Draft will become effective on the day of its promulgation; however, it is now in the process of being discussed by the Parliament of the Czech Republic, and amendments may occur.
We are closely monitoring the situation and will keep you updated.
This document is for informational purposes only and may not be considered a legal opinion or advice on how to proceed in a particular case.