Articles and press releases

The Supreme Court confirmed – Companies may claim damages for covid regulations
 7.1.2024 /
 Market news, Uncategorized
In January, we received the decision of the Supreme Court, confirming that businesses, whose premises had been closed since March 2020 due to the state of crisis, may claim damages according to the Crisis Act. As such, the Court refused purposeful interpretation of Section 36 of the Crisis Act by the Ministry of the Interior. According to thius interpretation, only ...
Nielsen Legal Once Again Shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year Awards
 10.11.2020 /
 Office news
Shortlisted for the 13th annual Law Firm of the Year Awards, Nielsen Legal has been named a “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for IT Law and a “Recommended Law Firm” for ICT and Media Law. These accolades confirm the firm’s standing within the industry across the firm’s core areas of expertise. Tomáš Nielsen, founding partner and head of Nielsen Legal commented on the ...
EU Guidance on Apps Supporting Fight against COVID-19 Pandemic in Relation to Data Protection
 11.5.2020 /
 Market news
At the end of April, the European Union published non-binding guidance on apps supporting the fight against COVID 19 pandemic in relation to data protection (2020/C 124 I/01). Designed for use by developers, the guidance sets out features and requirements for voluntary apps supporting the fight against COVID 19 pandemic that: • provide accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic; or ...
Tomáš Nielsen Initiates Legal Hackathon: Together, We Will Help
 22.4.2020 /
By teaming up with lawyers and other experts, Tomáš Nielsen, Partner in Nielsen Legal, has initiated a legal hackathon – Together, We Will Help – as expert reaction to the Czech government interventions to tackle the spread of COVID-19. The legal hackathon aims to develop practical solutions to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, offer guidance and information for the ...
Antivirus Programme to Give Rise to Compensatory Lawsuits?
 21.4.2020 /
 Market news
Targeted at businesses ordered to temporarily cease or curtail operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the employment sustainability programme Antivirus offers only a limited wage compensation scheme under which the Czech government would pay 80 per cent of wages for employees of businesses that have ceased or curtailed operations due to quarantine (up to a maximum of CZK 39,000 per employee) and ...
Tomáš Nielsen on the Removal of the Czech Telecommunications Office Board Chairman
 31.1.2020 /
 Market news
The removal of the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTO) Board Chairman by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade was not in accordance with law. As believed by a number of Czech legal professional approached by the Czech server, the malpractice may render questionable the decisions adopted by the CTO Board in future. As explained by the leading TMT lawyer and ...
Prague-based Nielsen Meinl Becomes Nielsen Legal
 13.1.2020 /
 Office news
After nine years in the Czech market, Nielsen Meinl rebrands as Nielsen Legal. According to Tomáš Nielsen, the firm’s founding partner, the aim of the rebrand is to reflect the ownership changes (although with some delay) and to set the stage for future growth in terms of partnership structure. Rebranded in tandem with the office move, the firm now operates ...
Law Firm of the Year 2018: experts recommend Nielsen Meinl among IT Law and Telecommunications and Media Law Firms
 7.11.2019 /
 Office news
EPRAVO.CZ, the organizer of the twelfth year of “Law Firm of the Year” competition, announced the results during gala awards ceremony hosted by the Czech Bar Association at Žofín Palace on 4 November 2019 with awards presented to the winners in the presence of prominent law firm representatives and esteemed law professionals. Nielsen Meinl again retained its position among prominent ...
Tomáš Nielsen Wins Lawyer of the Year in Information Technology Law Category
 4.2.2019 /
 Office news
Years of professional experience, expertise and deep insights into information technology and data privacy law have won Tomáš Nielsen the accolade of “Lawyer of the Year” in the “Information Technology Law” category granted by the Czech Bar Association and the electronic online daily and publishing house EPRAVO.CZ. Tomáš Nielsen received the accolade from Vladimír Plášil, Member of Jury and President ...