7. 11. 2018
Filip Melzer and Petr Tégl, acting as Of Counsels at HAVEL & PARTNERS and lecturers of its training ACADEMY, are the chief editors of an elaborate commentary to the new Civil Code. Its ninth volume has just been released by the Leges publishing house and focuses on obligations arising from administrative offences and for other legal reasons as laid down in Sections 2894-3014, Titles III and IV, Book Four of the Civil Code. In the Czech Republic, this is so far the most extensive commentary to statutory obligations. Jan Šturm, a partner at HAVEL & PARTNERS, also contributed to the commentary together with Filip Melzer and Petr Tégl and co-wrote a part on unfair competition.
The ninth volume of the commentary was written by 13 authors from law faculties in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, key law firms and top tiers in judicial and public administration bodies. “The cooperation triggered an analysis of key legal institutes, namely the liability for damage and non-proprietary harm, private competition law (namely unfair competition law), unjust enrichment and agency without mandate, and also one of the less relevant institutes of the use of a thing for the benefit of another,” Filip Melzer, one of the two editors-in-chief, specifies in detail the scope of this latest issue.
“Our aim was to provide our readers with support in handling complex cases they encounter at work. That is why we focused our attention specifically on interpretation and application issues arising in connection with the Civil Code. In addressing the issues, we were reflecting the existing Czech and Czechoslovak case law and publications. Where convenient and expedient, we also took into account findings of the legal doctrines in related systems of laws. As a result, this concept-based approach led to the most extensive elaboration of legal obligations in the Czech system of laws,” Petr Tégl, the other editor-in-chief, adds.
The Leges publishing house has been issuing individual volumes of the elaborate commentary one at a time. The more than 7,000 pages have so far been written by over 50 prominent Czech and Slovak experts, most of whom co-drafted the new Civil Code. Apart from Filip Melzer and Petr Tégl, the list of authors also included namely František Korbel and Renáta Šínová from HAVEL & PARTNERS and its training ACADEMY.