The law office has many-year experience and detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of the Food and Tobacco Products Act, the Act on the Regulation of Advertising, the Act on the Protection of Health from Harmful Effects of Addictive Substances, and the Excise Tax Act, in the amendments to which we participated, too. Members of the law office have also excellent knowledge of executive (secondary) regulations, especially of the Decree on Tobacco Products and the Decree on Electronic Cigarettes, and at least the same level of knowledge of the REACH Regulation, European Union´s Tobacco Products Directive (EUTPD) (on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products) and related European regulations.
With respect to the fact that tobacco corporations are focusing primarily on the sale of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes, we assume that what is essential to such entities is our assistance in the area of imports and distribution of such products, their labelling, possibilities of their sale and use and advertisements for such products, as well as our help in preparation of legislative changes and advising on the matters of customs duties and taxes, including potential representation before customs authorities in charge of collection of excise taxes on tobacco products.
Advokátní kancelář Kříž a partneři has been providing legal services in the area of tobacco law already since 1991. For the last 15 years at minimum, the recommendations and legal advice provided by our law office have passed the test of correctness before supervisory authorities and before courts as well. For the above-mentioned period, our law office has not lost any dispute in this area and its clients have not been imposed any sanction from the part of the supervisory state authorities. In many other cases our law office has even defended its stance successfully or rebutted the stance of the supervisory authorities. Moreover, it should be added that the experience of our law office have been used also at legal support of its clients in quite important legislative changes (LIP, EUTPD II, etc.). So it is not an exaggeration to say that based on its decision-making practice in crucial sections of the legal regulation, our law office has vast experience, logically self-contained in long-established legal opinions.