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Andrea Drimalova

Senior Associate
Co-Head of Employment

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, advokáti, v.o.s.
Palladium, Na Poříčí 1079/3a
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic
Languages Czech, English, Slovak

Andrea Drimalova is a Senior Associate in the Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes team at CMS Prague. With particular expertise in employment and data protection, Andrea also advises numerous multinational clients on various day-to-day as well as complex matters, including litigation. 

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  • 2013 – LL.M., University of Exeter, Exeter  
  • 2011 – Masters of Law, Masarykova Univerzita, Brno 
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CEE Con­sumer Products Up­date
As the In­ter­net of Things con­tin­ues to emerge and to spread in­to every area of daily life, the reg­u­la­tion of leg­al as­pects con­nec­ted to these new tech­no­lo­gies be­comes more and more press­ing. The de­vel­op­ment...


Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Czech Re­pub­lic
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? There is cur­rently no law on whis­tleblow­ing in the Czech Re­pub­lic. However, a le­gis­lat­ive pro­pos­al is cur­rently in the early stages of the le­gis­lat­ive...
What hap­pens now? Nav­ig­at­ing the new COV­ID em­ploy­ment land­scape
Des­pite a suc­cess­ful vac­cine roll-out, the world con­tin­ues to con­tend with new vari­ants of COV­ID-19. As coun­tries scramble to ad­apt to on­go­ing in­fec­tion risks, it is clear that work­ing life isn’t go­ing...
Can vac­cin­a­tion be a con­di­tion for work­place ac­cess in the Czech Re­pub­lic?
As sum­mer hol­i­days end and em­ploy­ees re­turn to of­fices and work­places, the Czech Re­pub­lic is again fa­cing an in­crease in COV­ID-19 cases. As a res­ult, em­ploy­ers are at­tempt­ing to pre­vent the spread of...
The Fu­ture is Now: The New World of Work in the Czech Re­pub­lic
As a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and meas­ures put in place in re­sponse, coun­tries around the world – in­clud­ing the Czech Re­pub­lic – have ad­op­ted new in­nov­a­tions in the area of em­ploy­ment in a...
Home work­ing - Miss­ing reg­u­la­tion en­tails risks for em­ploy­ers
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has re­vealed one of the ma­jor de­fi­cien­cies in Czech em­ploy­ment le­gis­la­tion: the al­most non-ex­ist­ent reg­u­la­tion of home work­ing. Due to this ab­sence in le­gis­la­tion, em­ploy­ees work­ing...
Czech leg­al loop­hole places in­solv­ent dir­ect­ors at risk
In the Czech Re­pub­lic, en­force­ment of claims against dir­ect­ors or oth­er cor­por­ate bod­ies by way of a form­al pro­ced­ure such as ex­e­cu­tion or dis­charge of debts is rarely dis­cussed, but ma­jor dif­fer­ences...
Czech La­bour Code amend­ment pro­posed for pro­cessing bio­met­ric data of em­ploy­ees
The Czech Data Pro­tec­tion Au­thor­ity has pro­posed an amend­ment to the Czech La­bour Code that would en­hance the abil­ity of em­ploy­ers to pro­cess the bio­met­ric per­son­al data of their staff. This pro­pos­al...
Czech Re­pub­lic: New EU wide stand­ards to pro­tect whistle blowers
As we re­por­ted a few months ago (see Law-Now art­icle), a bill on the pro­tec­tion of whis­tleblowers is cur­rently go­ing through the le­gis­lat­ive pro­ced­ure after be­ing in­tro­duced by the Czech Gov­ern­ment earli­er...
Czech Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court re­af­firms en­force­ab­il­ity of non-com­pete clause
Non-com­pete clauses must be in­ter­preted in line with the highest leg­al prin­ciple of private law – that agree­ments must be kept. The Czech Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court (the “Court”) re­cently de­cided in fa­vour...
Happy Birth­day GDPR in CEE
May 25 marks the first an­niversary of GDPR (the European Uni­on’s Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion came in­to ef­fect on 2018). GDPR con­tin­ues to have a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on how every com­pany col­lects...
New le­gis­la­tion on whis­tleblow­ing in the Czech Re­pub­lic
Cur­rently in the Czech Re­pub­lic, em­ploy­ees have no oth­er op­tion on how to re­port un­law­ful activ­ity than re­port­ing it dir­ectly to their su­per­visor or to the re­spect­ive state au­thor­ity. This has been found...
The Czech Data Pro­tec­tion Act fi­nally passed by the Par­lia­ment
While the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (“GDPR”) be­came dir­ectly ef­fect­ive al­most a year ago, no Czech Data Pro­tec­tion Act (“DPA”) has been passed so far, mak­ing the Czech Re­pub­lic one of...