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Private Law - HASC3
Title: Private Law
Guaranteed by: Department of International Relations (22-ZO)
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/0, Ex [HT]
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. JUDr. Ondřej Frinta, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. JUDr. PhDr. David Elischer, Ph.D.
doc. JUDr. Ondřej Frinta, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Ing. Svatava Marešová (19.10.2022)
The aim of the course is to introduce the essentials of Czech private law. Private Law, after 1989, has become again the very basis of the Czech legal order. The first part of the course is aimed at the understanding of the private law system, and its
fundamental notions and principles thereof. Then, the course will focus in more details on the essentials of subjects, property and other rights to things, essentials of contracts as well as essentials of torts. The end of this part of the course is aimed at labour law and intellectual property law. At the end of the course the attention will be paid to the judicial protection of the rights in the Czech Republic. This is aimed at the elements of the judiciary system, the civil litigation and the system of legal remedies.
Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Ing. Svatava Marešová (19.10.2022)


The course is concluded with the final exam paper. The final exam will be a 45 minutes multiple choice test (closed book exam). Students are allowed to use dictionaries (native language - English; English - native language). In case of online exam additional information is provided in advance.


Means of communication:

Study materials and powerpoint presentations are available in Student Information System. Lectures are streamed live (not recorded) via YouTube.

Syllabus -
Last update: Ing. Svatava Marešová (19.10.2022)

Outline of the Course


Lecture 1:   Introduction to the Private Law and Fundamental Institutions of the Private Law (History of civil law • Basic principles of private law • • System of private law • Subjects of rights and duties)



Lecture 2:  Subjects of Private Law (Natural persons • Legal entities • Legal capacity)



Lecture 3:  Family Law (Features of the Family Law • Marriage Registered Partnership • Child and Parents • Comparative insight into several institutes)



Lecture 4: Property Law (System of rights to things • Ownership • Lien (pledge, mortgage), easements, rights of retention)



Lecture 5: Law of Succession (Concept and function • Testamentary succession • Intestate /statutory/ succession)



Lecture 6: Contracts (Fundamental principles • Formation of contracts • Types of contracts)



Lecture 7: Torts (General and special liability for damage • Compensation of damage • Unjust enrichment)



Lecture 8:  Labour Law (Provision of Employment • Collective Labour Law • Labour Disputes Fundamental legislative changes)



Lecture 9: Copyright Law (Principles • Copyright and Related Rights • European Copyright Law • Collecting Societies)



Lecture 10: Industrial Property Rights (The Classification of Industrial Property Rights • International Protection • Trade Marks • Trade Mark Registration Procedure • WIPO)



Lecture 11 (only general courses): Judiciary System and Legal Aid System (Elements of the Judiciary system • Independence of the judge • Position and the liability of the judge • The Bar • Basic principles of civil litigation)



Course Goals / Learning Outcomes:

Student has general overview of all particular branches of Private law in the Czech Republic. Student is oriented in Private law sources (Civil Code, Labour Code, Copyright Act etc.). Student has knowledge about fundamental institutes of Private Law. Student is able to compare and contrast different conceptions of selected Private law institutes in main European Civil Codes. Student is able to transfer and use some general ideas from the course for his further study of Private law at his university.



Course completion requirements -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Marta Chromá, Ph.D. (30.10.2019)

The course is concluded with the final exam paper. The final exam will be a 45 minutes multiple chopice test (closed book exam). Students are allowed to use dictionaries (native language - English; English - native language).

Learning resources
Last update: doc. JUDr. Ondřej Frinta, Ph.D. (23.10.2019)

Reading List

Private Law - Excerpts from the textbook of Civil Law, Codex, 1995, Vol. 1

MACKOVÁ, WINTEROVÁ - Civil Procedure in Czech Republic, International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Kluwer, 2007

Frinta, O. Private Law in the Czech Republic - Development, Presence and Prospects, In Moon, J.; Tomášek, M. et al. Law Crossing Eurasia. From Korea to the Czech Republic. Passau-Berlin-Prague: rw&w, 2015, pp. 63-89

A.Macková, Civil Procedure in  Czech Republic, 2.nd Ed., Wolters Kluwer Int., 2019, ISBN: 97899403509457

BĚLINA, M.: Labour Law and Industrial relations in the Czech Republic, (in: Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Central and Eastern Europe, Kluwer Law International, The Hague 1996)

International copyright law and practice, yearbook, Mathew Bender Text of laws: Civil Procedure Code, Trade Links, Prague, 1999

The Civil Code, Trade Links, 1998

The Act on Arbitral Proceedings and Enforcement of Arbitral Awardes


Schedule by date
Day Date Description Teacher Note
Tuesday04.10.2022Private Law - Introductiondoc. JUDr. Ondřej Frinta, Ph.D. 
Monday10.10.2022Natural Persons; Legal Entities; Legal Capacitydoc. JUDr. Ondřej Frinta, Ph.D. 
Monday17.10.2022Family Lawdoc. JUDr. Ondřej Frinta, Ph.D. 
Monday24.10.2022Law of Successiondoc. JUDr. Ondřej Frinta, Ph.D. 
Monday31.10.2022Contracts (JUDr. Jana Hrstková, Ph.D., LL.M.) 
Monday07.11.2022Property Lawdoc. JUDr. PhDr. David Elischer, Ph.D. 
Monday14.11.2022Tortsdoc. JUDr. PhDr. David Elischer, Ph.D. 
Monday21.11.2022Labour Lawdoc. JUDr. Martin Štefko, Ph.D. 
Monday28.11.2022Copyright LawJUDr. Petra Žikovská 
Monday05.12.2022Industrial Property LawJUDr. Tomáš Dobřichovský, Ph.D. 
Monday12.12.2022Judiciary System and Legal Aid Systemprof. JUDr. Alena Macková, Ph.D. 
Monday19.12.2022Examdoc. JUDr. Ondřej Frinta, Ph.D. 
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