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Petr Beneš

Senior Associate

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

Petr Benes is a Senior Associate in the Commercial, Regulatory and Disputes team at CMS Prague. He mainly focuses on advising clients on wide range of commercial, disputes and insurance matters.

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  • 2008 – Master degree, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of law, Prague, Czech Republic 
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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Force Ma­jeure
12 Mar 20
Per­form­ing con­trac­tu­al ob­lig­a­tions in Czech Re­pub­lic in­light of COV­ID-19
In re­sponse to the glob­al rise in con­firmed cases of COV­ID-19, the dis­ease linked to the Coronavir­us, the Czech Re­pub­lic – in line with travel re­stric­tions, quar­ant­ine or­ders and states of emer­gency...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­tri­bu­tion
05 Dec 19
Czech gov­ern­ment gives green light for di­git­al tax on tech gi­ants
On 18 Novem­ber 2019, the Czech gov­ern­ment ap­proved a draft bill that in­tro­duces a 7% di­git­al tax on large tech­no­logy busi­nesses.  In in­tro­du­cing this bill, the Czech Re­pub­lic is fol­low­ing the ex­ample...
CMS Ex­pert Guide to War­ranties in Sup­ply Con­tracts
02 Oct 19
Czech na­tion­al bank to toughen reg­u­la­tions on sale of add-on in­sur­ance...
The Czech Na­tion­al Bank (CNB) is con­sid­er­ing stricter reg­u­la­tions on the sale of add-on in­sur­ance products, fre­quently sold with elec­tron­ic devices, house­hold ap­pli­ances or hol­i­day pack­ages at the time...
26 Feb 19
Draft Bill on the reg­u­la­tion of UK pro­viders of fin­an­cial ser­vices...
On 23 Janu­ary 2019, the Draft Bill on the tem­por­ary ad­just­ment of re­la­tions in con­nec­tion with the United King­dom leav­ing the EU (the “Bill”) was passed by the Cham­ber of Depu­ties. The Sen­ate will...
05 Sep 18
New Czech in­sur­ance act en­forces EU reg­u­la­tions and strengthens con­sumer...
On Au­gust 16, the Czech Re­pub­lic pub­lished Act No. 170/2018 on In­sur­ance Dis­tri­bu­tion (“Act”), which trans­poses the EU In­sur­ance Dis­tri­bu­tion Dir­ect­ive (“IDD”) in­to loc­al law, and comes fully...
20 Jun 18
Draft bill fa­cil­it­ates autonom­ous car us­age in the Czech Re­pub­lic
An amend­ment has been in­tro­duced be­fore Par­lia­ment on the Act on Op­er­a­tion Sur­face Com­mu­nic­a­tions, which will provide the leg­al found­a­tions for autonom­ous car us­age in the Czech Re­pub­lic (the “Amend­ment”)....
05 Jun 18
Czech Re­pub­lic: A de­vel­op­ing cy­ber­se­cur­ity in­sur­ance mar­ket
Cy­ber­at­tacks have gradu­ally be­come one of the most im­min­ent threats to busi­nesses. They may not only severely dis­rupt busi­ness pro­cesses or lead to sub­stant­ive losses but can also cause ir­re­voc­able dam­age...
24 Apr 18
Mul­tiple in­valid­ity rul­ings on life in­sur­ance con­tracts con­firm strong...
In 2018 two awards of the Fin­an­cial Ar­bit­er1 and one ju­di­cial de­cision con­cern­ing the valid­ity of life in­sur­ance con­tracts have raised alarm in the Czech in­sur­ance in­dustry. The de­cisions have in­val­id­ated...