An amendment to the Business Corporations Act came into effect on 1 January 2021 in the Czech Republic. This amendment will result in substantial changes to the duties and obligations of corporations and their bodies.
This update, Part II of our coverage, summarises the impact of the new regulation on companies and their shareholders. Part I of our update focused on members of companies' executive bodies and is available here.
The major changes introduced by the amendment regarding companies and their shareholders relate in particular to the monistic system of a joint stock company, registered capital of "low-cap" companies, per-rollam decision making, a new type of special share, distribution of profit and other equity funds and dissolution of inactive companies.
These changes and other important implications are discussed in our coverage of the amendment. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions on how these changes may impact your business.