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Commercial Law and International Transactions - HSSC3
Anglický název: Commercial Law and International Transactions
Zajišťuje: Oddělení pro zahraniční styky (22-ZO)
Fakulta: Právnická fakulta
Platnost: od 2013
Semestr: letní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: prof. JUDr. Monika Pauknerová, CSc., DSc.
Vyučující: prof. JUDr. Monika Pauknerová, CSc., DSc.
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Lukáš Krejčík (20.11.2013)
The course consists of two parts. The first part focuses on the general principles of Czech commercial law, including various aspects of business conduct in the Czech Republic such as the legal status of entrepreneurs and their commercial activities as individuals, the essentials of Czech company law and law of commercial contracts. Special attention will also be paid to the impact of the European legislation on this area of Czech law. Further, the course will deal in more detail with Czech competition law, both antitrust as well as unfair competition, and will provide background of certain particulars of commercial contracts, security obligations, breach of contracts, liability for damages and other types of remedies. The second part of the course is oriented directly to the regulation of civil and commercial relations with an international element, as well as to some practical implications. Special regard will be paid to conflict rules and rules of international civil procedure in Europe and in the Czech Republic, to European Private International Law and Czech Private International Law. Further parts concern international commercial transactions, in particular commercial contracts and other formulations. Attention will also be drawn to the settlement of civil and commercial disputes.
Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Mgr. Lukáš Krejčík (20.11.2013)

Outline of the Course

I. Commercial Law

1. General Principles of Commercial Law, Introduction to Czech Company Law

Legal status of entrepreneurs • Essentials of Czech company law • Legal forms of companies • Establishment of companies

2. Company Law - General Partnership, Limited Liability Company

Corporate structure • Rights and duties of partners (shareholders)

3. Company Law - Joint Stock Company

Shares, registered capital • Corporate structure, liability of members of corporate bodies • Rights and duties of shareholders

4. Company Law - Joint Stock Company, Harmonization with EU Law

Participations of shareholders in management of the company • Principles of minority shareholders protection • Mandatory tender offers

5. Competition Law - General, Unfair Competition

General overview of protection of competition • Unfair competition - general clause • Unfair competition - individual breaches and relevant case law

6. Competition Law - Antitrust

Cartel regulation • Abuse of dominant position • Other means of public law protection of competition - merger control, public procurement, state aid

7. Commercial Obligations

General principles • Law of contracts • Typical of commercial contracts

8. Commercial Obligations

Breach of contracts • Security obligations • Liability for damages


II. Private International Law and International Transactions

1. General introduction and special characteristics of the Czech private international law, conflict of laws and substantive rules

General introduction - the working of private international law demonstrated • Private international law rules and related rules • Conflict rules in general

2. General introduction (continued), Sources of the Czech private international law, European private international law

Sources of the Czech private international law • European private international law - introduction • Special characteristics of Czech private international law

3. Private international law rules and related rules

Conflict rules - selected topics • Application of foreign law • Public policy • Mandatory rules and overriding mandatory rules

4. Persons in Czech and European private international law

Natural persons in private international law • Legal persons and "other than foreign natural persons" in private international law • Persons and freedom of establishment in European and Czech law

5. Contractual and non-contractual obligations in Czech and European private international law

Determination of the proper law of contracts and torts • Law applicable to contractual obligations in Czech and European private international law • Law applicable to non-contractual obligations in Czech and European private international law

6. International commercial contracts and Czech law - general climate, sources of law and other formulations

International commercial contracts • Sources of law • Conflict rules and direct substantive rules in Czech private international law • Other formulations - lex mercatoria under Czech and European law

7. Settlement of disputes in the Czech Republic and in Europe

Introduction • International civil procedure under Czech law • Regulation Brussels I (Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters) • Other European instruments (European enforcement order for uncontested claims, European order for payment procedure, European small claims procedure)

8. International commercial arbitration in the Czech Republic as compared to other selected countries

Introduction - the options for international dispute resolution • Litigation or alternative dispute resolution • Arbitration in the Czech Republic • Arbitration rules in other selected countries


Reading list

Monika PAUKNEROVÁ: Private International Law, Czech Republic in: International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, The Hague 2011
Zuzana SLOVÁKOVÁ: Czech Business Law, Introduction: Monika Pauknerová, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Law 2007
The Commercial Code, Commentary, Trade links, Prague
The Civil Code, Commentary, Trade links, Prague
Lucie BÁNYAIOVÁ: Private Antitrust Litigation - Czech Republic, in: Getting the Deal through, Global Competition Review, 2007
M. PAUKNEROVÁ, K. RŮŽIČKA: Arbitration in the Czech Republic, in: P. Oberhammer (ed.), Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Zentraleuropa, Arbitration in Central Europe, Center of Legal Competence Bd. 23, Manz Verlag, Wien - Graz 2005, p. 253-374
M. BOGDAN, Concise Introduction to EU Private International Law, Europa Law Publishing, Groningen 2007
Study on the conditions of claims for damages in case of infringement of EC competition rules - National Report - Czech Republic in: http://ec.europa.eu/comm/competition/antitrust/others/actions_for_damages/national_reports/czech_republic_en.pdf

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