Filip & Company has advised both Inform Lykos Romania and entrepreneur Octavian Radu on setting up a joint-venture holding company that took over Pink Post Group’s postal and courier services business and the postal volumes aggregation business operated by the Inform Lykos group.
Stratulat Albulescu has advised the main shareholder of Stera Chemicals on the sale of 70% of their stake in Stera to the Oqema Group. Stalfort and, reportedly, Kapellmann advised Oqema AG in Romania and Germany, respectively.
PwC Legal Romanian affiliate D&B David si Baias has advised the Greek Public Power Corporation on its acquisition of Enel Group’s electricity production, supply, and distribution assets in Romania. Milbank and Legance reportedly advised the PPC as well. Clifford Chance reportedly advised the seller.
2022 was a year of significant legislative changes in the field of competition, and 2023 is set to present several challenges for the business environment. This article discusses three of the most significant competition law challenges faced by Romanian companies in 2023: no-poaching, foreign direct investment (FDI), and abuse of superior bargaining position.
In December 2022, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2022/2554 on digital operational resilience for the financial sector and amending Regulations (EC) no. 1006/2009, (EU) no. 648/2012, (EU) no. 600/2014, (EU) no. 909/2014 and (EU) 2016/1011 (the “Digital Operational Resilience Act” or “DORA”).
When the Russian military launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, many countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) responded immediately by amending their legal framework to provide shelter for Ukrainian refugees. These neighboring nations not only provided immediate humanitarian help, but also changed their immigration law to allow Ukrainian refugees to work and live in their country.