AmCham Slovakia

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Continual development of the business environment in Slovakia through Committees and other initiatives.


AmCham Slovakia has a powerful and direct legislative impact in Slovakia, supporting the continuous improvement of business environment in Slovakia for more than 25 years.

Joint Statement on Artificial Intelligence Regulation

The voice of Central and Eastern Europe must be heard in the process of development of AI policies in the EU.

February 14, 2020

Common Recommendations for Slovak Healthcare 2030

On January 27th, AmCham organised Healthy Future Conference which was followed by a pre-election discussion with shadow health care ministers. 

February 05, 2020

Pillars



AmCham´s mission is to improve the business environment in Slovakia and increase the country´s competitiveness. By combining our members´ focus and expertise with most crucial areas for the country we focus our advocacy efforts on the following four pillars:  

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Regional Capital

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News and Updates

Joint Statement on Artificial Intelligence Regulation

The voice of Central and Eastern Europe must be heard in the process of development of AI policies in the EU.

Common Recommendations for Slovak Healthcare 2030

On January 27th, AmCham organised Healthy Future Conference which was followed by a pre-election discussion with shadow health care ministers. 

Dentons advises GIC on €950 million Maximus portfolio acquisition

Dentons and Kirkland & Ellis represented GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, on the acquisition of the Maximus logistics real estate portfolio from Apollo Global Management, a US-based private equity firm. 

The aftermath of Brexit: Implications for work and stay of UK nationals in the Slovak Republic

The United Kingdom (UK) has oficially left the European Union (EU). The leaving process started on March 29th, 2017 by activation of the Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and the two parties (UK EU) started to draft the agreement setting forth the Brexit terms and conditions (Brexit deal). 


The Open letter to Slovak Technical University

The Open letter addressed to Slovak Technical University regarding the current situation around its leadership.

Election Day Eve? Enjoy at an ENGLISH speaking theater premiere!

Bridgin Drama (bridgindrama.sk) presents A Loop for Two (Or Not Another Original Slovak Homemade Gibbet) on 28 February at 7 PM at Malá scéna STU, Dostojevského rad 7, Bratislava.

Joint Statement on Artificial Intelligence Regulation

The voice of Central and Eastern Europe must be heard in the process of development of AI policies in the EU.

Common Recommendations for Slovak Healthcare 2030

On January 27th, AmCham organised Healthy Future Conference which was followed by a pre-election discussion with shadow health care ministers. 

The Open letter to Slovak Technical University

The Open letter addressed to Slovak Technical University regarding the current situation around its leadership.

Merry Christmas from AmCham Slovakia!

As the message above says, the AmCham office wishes all members and friends a very pleasant Christmas season!   

Slovakia in Figures: Help us to promote Slovakia!

The most useful publication promoting Slovakia as a country with vast investment and trading opportunities will be produced again by AmCham Slovakia, in cooperation with ECENTER. 

AmCham Donation for the 2019 Thanksgiving Charity Drive

As every year, we took the opportunity to organize the Annual Thanksgiving Charity Drive to share with those who need it the most in our community.

Dentons advises GIC on €950 million Maximus portfolio acquisition

Dentons and Kirkland & Ellis represented GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, on the acquisition of the Maximus logistics real estate portfolio from Apollo Global Management, a US-based private equity firm. 

The aftermath of Brexit: Implications for work and stay of UK nationals in the Slovak Republic

The United Kingdom (UK) has oficially left the European Union (EU). The leaving process started on March 29th, 2017 by activation of the Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and the two parties (UK EU) started to draft the agreement setting forth the Brexit terms and conditions (Brexit deal). 


Election Day Eve? Enjoy at an ENGLISH speaking theater premiere!

Bridgin Drama (bridgindrama.sk) presents A Loop for Two (Or Not Another Original Slovak Homemade Gibbet) on 28 February at 7 PM at Malá scéna STU, Dostojevského rad 7, Bratislava.

TPA Slovakia has a new partner Mária Janušková

Mária Janušková has been with the TPA Group for almost 15 years. During her work for TPA, she has expanded her experience beyond the fields of international taxation, issues relating to permanent establishments (her favourite topic), expatriate taxation and social security to include corporation taxes, VAT, real estate, as well as mergers and acquisitions. 


Emerging Europe remains a magnet for international dealmakers, CMS report reveals

Despite M&A deal volume across emerging Europe  being at its lowest level in a decade, CEE remains a magnet for international and private equity investment. These are among the findings in the latest CMS Emerging Europe M&A report, published today in cooperation with EMIS. 

Global law firm Dentons launches Dublin office

Dentons, the world's largest law firm, today announced its expansion into the Irish market. Leading Irish lawyers Eavan Saunders and Peter O'Brien will found the office and Eavan will become Managing Partner. As part of its expansion plans, Dentons will be fully operational in Dublin from Q2 and intends to grow the office quickly. 

January 29, 2020

Legislative & Policy Update - December 2019

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December 19, 2019

Legislative & Policy Update - November 2019

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November 18, 2019

Legislative & Policy Update - October 2019

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October 31, 2019

Legislative & Policy Update - September 2019

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September 30, 2019

Legislative & Policy Update - August 2019

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August 12, 2019

Legislative & Policy Update - July 2019

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Policy process

Work in Committees and Task Forces
Voluntary participation, no entitlement for compensation.Voluntary participation, no entitlement for compensation.
 
Chairperson – elected by members of the Committee, approved by the Board
Vice Chair – assists with coordination, in the absence of the Chair takes over the leadership

  • Meetings – should be on a regular basis, preferably once a month
  • Agenda – prepared by C. Coordinator 5 working days in advance
  • Minutes – Actions and Decisions – sent to C. members within 7 working days after the meeting

Preparation of Advocacy Plans and Lobbying Strategies
Every advocacy/lobbying initiative should be accompanied by an Advocacy Plan, available at the members only website area, containing:

  • Lobbying Tool – Position Papers, Policy Briefs, Press Releases
  • Target Audience – Government, Parliament, Stakeholders
  • Timeframe – adapted to the AmCham rules and procedures, legislative process or other processes of concern
  • Possible Coalitions – Foreign Chambers of Commerce in SR, business alliances, organizations or federations
  • Leadership and Issue – Ownership - Chairs, Vice-Chairs, Spokespersons

Approval of Position Papers and Position Letters
Standard approval procedure

  • First stage - pre-draft of a Position Statement, written by a member or committee coordinator is circulated among AmCham members that have expressed interest in the given topic. Comments to be submitted within 5 working days.
  • Second stage -  members’ suggestions incorporated and an appropriate wording of the position formulated. The second stage shall not exceed 3 working days.
  • Third (final) stage - final draft circulated among members and AmCham Board Members for their review. Conflicting requirements to be resolved by the coordinator. The final stage must not last more than 5 working days. Not responding within this timeframe is considered as an approval.
Fast-track procedure

In case an urgent Position of AmCham needs to be released – two working days. The fast-track procedure has been amended on the Board Meeting in Oct. 2007.

  • First phase (24 hours –  one working day): AmCham consults the proposed Statement (and enclosed Advocacy Plan / Lobbying Strategy if applicable) with Members of the Board Policy / Advocacy Standing Committee; potential comments and subsequent approval of at least three Members of the Policy Standing Committee and at least one Member of the AmCham Executive Committee are needed within a 24-hour period.  In addition, an Executive Sponsor from within the Board must be identified for each initiative.
  • Second phase (48 hours – two working days): AmCham sends the draft of the Position Statement in the version approved by the Policy Standing Committee to the full Board. This stage should not last more than two working days. Not responding within this timeframe is considered as approval. Unless a member involved in the process is not happy with the final version, the position paper can be released.

Testimonials

The Business Academic Committee is one of the most active groups at Amcham and our members have contributed many ideas that have turned into actions and concrete results with a very high success rate. We have a constant dialogue with the Ministry of Education and influence decisions that have an effect on all Amcham members. We provide forums where the best and brightest students from our Universities can find their match in the Business world. We bring Deans and Professors in the same room with CEOs to exchange ideas and foster communication. We have success stories that speak for themselves: students turned into interns, interns turned into new hires and on their path to be our future leaders.

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Martin Kardoš, CSI Leasing