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Helen Rodwell

Managing Partner
Managing Partner, Prague and Bratislava

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


Czech Re­pub­lic in­tro­duces new leg­al frame­work for UBO Re­gister
New reg­u­la­tion re­gard­ing ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial own­ers (UBOs) has come in­to ef­fect in the Czech Re­pub­lic. The new rules define who will be con­sidered the UBO of a leg­al en­tity, provides that key in­form­a­tion...
Czech au­thor­it­ies to screen fu­ture for­eign in­vest­ments from 1 May
With ef­fect from 1 May 2021, a new law will en­able the Czech au­thor­it­ies to screen fu­ture for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ments in the Czech Re­pub­lic (FDIs). For­eign in­vestors will now have to con­sider the im­plic­a­tions...
CEE Green­field Guide
CEE coun­tries have at­trac­ted sig­ni­fic­ant for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment in green­field op­er­a­tions in re­cent years. In­deed, many man­u­fac­tur­ing busi­nesses have fo­cused on ex­pand­ing ca­pa­city in CEE coun­tries...
CMS ad­vises on in­vest­ment in Roh­lik Group
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised a group of in­vestors, led by Partech and in­clud­ing EBRD, Quad­rille Cap­it­al and J&T Bank, on a EUR 190m fun­drais­ing for Roh­lik Group (Roh­lik), one of Europe’s lead­ing...
Changes to the Czech Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions - New rules re­gard­ing...
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, an Amend­ment to the Czech Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions came in­to ef­fect, which in­tro­duced changes in the area of cor­por­ate gov­ernance. These in­clude changes to the li­ab­il­ity of stat­utory...
Czech Re­pub­lic amends Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions with new rules on profit...
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, the amend­ment to the Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions will come in­to ef­fect (with some ex­cep­tions), bring­ing sig­ni­fic­ant changes to the cur­rent act and provid­ing cor­por­a­tions with great­er...
CMS European Out­look 2020
We are pleased to provide you with this year’s edi­tion of the “European M&A Out­look”, pub­lished in co-op­er­a­tion with Mer­ger­mar­ket Our sur­vey provides key in­sights in­to how both cor­por­ate and private...
Czech Re­pub­lic ab­ol­ishes prop­erty ac­quis­i­tion tax
Czech Re­pub­lic ab­ol­ishes prop­erty ac­quis­i­tion tax Ab­ol­ish­ment of the prop­erty ac­quis­i­tion tax in the Czech Re­pub­lic be­came fi­nal on 18 Septem­ber when Czech Pres­id­ent Mi­los Ze­man signed this bill in­to...
Czech Re­pub­lic en­acts sig­ni­fic­ant changes to cor­por­ate law
On 1 Janu­ary 2021, the Czech Re­pub­lic's first ma­jor amend­ment to the Act on Busi­ness Cor­por­a­tions (Amend­ment) will come in­to force, bring­ing sig­ni­fic­ant changes to both the con­sti­tu­tion and op­er­a­tion...
CMS an­nounces glob­al rev­en­ues of EUR 1.426bn
Sig­ni­fic­ant in­vest­ments in­clude Lupl, an open in­dustry plat­form, which has the po­ten­tial to trans­form the col­lab­or­a­tion between law firms and leg­al de­part­ments, and ex­pand­ing the firm­'s foot­print in Afri­caRanked...
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
Di­git­al­isa­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and...
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in the Czech Re­pub­lic
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1. What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the COV­ID-19 crisis? Many of the meas­ures im­posed by gov­ern­ments around the world, in­clud­ing...