On 28 June 2023, the European Commission published the proposals for the legislative package on payment services (“Revised Payments Legislative Package”) that will replace the Directive (EU) 2015/2366 on payment services in the internal market (“PSD 2”) and Directive 2009/110/EC on the taking up, pursuit and prudential supervision of the business of electronic money institutions (“EMD”) and merge the legal frameworks applicable to payments and electronic money services.
Schoenherr has advised AkzoNobel on the sale of its extruded polystyrene insulation material production activities in Romania to HIRSCH Porozell.
There is still room for optimism in Romania, as the economy is seeing continued investments across a number of sectors, with the energy transition and renewables, automotive, defense, and infrastructure projects driving growth, according to Kinstellar Partner Iustinian Captariu.
Bulboaca & Asociatii, working with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, has advised the Canpack Group on contracting a new EUR 100 million revolving credit facility from a consortium of banks led by BNP Paribas Bank Polska. Kinstellar, working with Linklaters, advised the banks.
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has successfully represented BMC Truck & Bus in two challenge proceedings arising from Bucharest Municipality's tender for the delivery of 100 electric buses and the related charging infrastructure.
By Order no. 2.048/2022 amending accounting regulations applicable to economic operators (“the Order”), published in Official Gazette no. 878/07.09.2022, the Romanian authorities have transposed into national law the provisions of EU Directive 2021/2101 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2021 (“the EU Directive”) amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards the disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches.
RTPR has advised Baltic company Piletilevi Group on its acquisition of Departamentul Logistic Event in Romania, the owner of the bilete.ro website.
Schoenherr has advised DDM Holding on the acquisition of a non-performing loan portfolio with a face value of over EUR 1 billion from Intrum. DLA Piper advised Intrum on the sale and its exit from the Romanian market.
RTPR and Allen & Overy have advised Innova Capital on the acquisition of a majority stake in EMI Equipement Maintenance Industrie from Morphosis Capital, Belemi, and founder Jerome France.
Clifford Chance Badea and Stoica & Associates have successfully represented Orange Romania before the High Court of Cassation and Justice in a dispute with Romania's Competition Council concerning a EUR 13.5 million fine it had issued the company in the investigation of an alleged abuse of dominant position.