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On 1 July 2017 a new amendment to the Czech Insolvency Act came into force. One of the most significant changes introduced by the amendment relates to the assessment of insolvency of the debtor, performed by means of the cash-flow insolvency test. Under Czech law, the debtor is insolvent if it has several creditors, due and payable debts for more than 30 days, and it is not able to fulfill them. However, the amendment introduces…
An amendment of the Czech Insolvency Act was published in the Collection of Laws on 3 March 2017 and becomes effective on 1 July 2017. It brings important changes for personal bankruptcies, as well as regulation of corporate insolvencies. Two issues that might be of interest to corporations, regulation of forum shopping and prohibition of voting by the group creditors, are discussed in this article on our Insolvency and Restructuring blog.  …
A significant amendment to the Czech Insolvency Act will take effect on 1 July 2017. It has been stated that the main aim of the amendment is to introduce measures against so called “insolvency mafia” and regulate consultancy services providers in connection with solving personal debts. The amendment brings changes to rules for personal bankruptcies, which are to be solved through a discharge from debts. There are also provisions which shall not be overlooked by corporations, both…
On September 9, 2016, Citibank’s London Branch filed a claim as collateral agent for the bondholders of New World Resources (NWR) with the High Court in Ostrava in the insolvency proceedings of OKD. OKD owns seven coal mines in the Czech Republic, employing over 13000 people. The low cost of coal and the refusal of the Czech Government to bail it out led to OKD filing for a Czech restructuring process in May 2016. Citibank…