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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 Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws
We are de­lighted to present the fourth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws. Since the last edi­tion was pub­lished in 2014, there have been sig­ni­fic­ant changes to the glob­al anti-cor­rup­tion...
Ten things every in­surer should know
Alex Denslow, CMS Lon­don: “De­lighted to launch the 3rd ed. of “10 Things Every In­surer Should Know”, in which we com­pare 10 key in­sur­ance is­sues across 29 jur­is­dic­tions where the CMS In­sur­ance Sec­tor...


Elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture law in com­mer­cial con­tracts in the Czech Re­pub­lic
1. Defin­i­tion and form­al re­quire­ments of writ­ten leg­al state­ments or leg­al state­ments leg­ally bind­ing if the law re­quires writ­ten form Writ­ten leg­al state­ments re­quire sig­na­ture of act­ing per­son to be...
Law and reg­u­la­tion of force ma­jeure in the Czech Re­pub­lic
1. Is there le­gis­la­tion on force ma­jeure in your law sys­tem? Yes, Sec­tion 2913 of the Czech Civil Code.  2. If so, what is the text of the force ma­jeure clause in your civil code? Force ma­jeure is reg­u­lated...
In­sur­ance In­sights
The in­sur­ance mar­ket is con­stantly evolving, so you need to stay up to date on the latest de­vel­op­ments to an­ti­cip­ate and handle any po­ten­tial is­sues and be­ne­fit from op­por­tun­it­ies.With “In­sur­ance In­sights”...
Leg­al term for pay­ments in the Czech Re­pub­lic
1. Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect to pay­ment terms? Yes, pay­ment term le­gis­la­tion in the Czech Re­pub­lic is es­sen­tially based on EU Dir­ect­ive 2011/7/EU on com­bat­ing late pay­ments...
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...
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...
Dis­tri­bu­tion law in the Czech Re­pub­lic
Agency Agree­ments Czech law on Agency Agree­ments is set out in the Czech Civil Code, which, in sec­tion 2483 and fol­low­ing, in par­tic­u­lar im­ple­ments the re­quire­ments of EU law on Com­mer­cial Agents. Form­a­tion...
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...
Draft Bill on the reg­u­la­tion of UK pro­viders of fin­an­cial ser­vices passed...
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...
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...
CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws 2018
We are de­lighted to present the fifth edi­tion of the CMS Guide to Anti-Bribery and Cor­rup­tion Laws.This edi­tion of the Guide cov­ers more coun­tries than ever be­fore, as­sess­ing the laws in 42 coun­tries...
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”)...