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Former Chitea Marilena-Diana Law Office Partner Diana Chitea has joined Simion & Baciu in Bucharest as a Managing Associate in the firm's Dispute Resolution practice.

A new Law on supplementing and amending of (i) Law no. 350/2001 on spatial planning and urbanism and (ii) Law no. 50/1991 on the authorization of the execution of construction works has been adopted by the Romanian Parliament on 11 May 2023 (law draft PL-x nr. 110/2023). To enter into force, the law is yet to be promulgated by the President and subsequently published in the Official Gazette.

May 2023 – As May 2023 marks the fifth anniversary of the implementation of GDPR, we have prepared an overview of the five years of regulatory struggle in Romania since the regulation came into effect. By examining the value of the sanctions and the types of violations, we can identify some regulatory trends of the local practice.

Schoenherr, working with Luther and Hogan Lovells, has advised the Cargo-Partner Group Holding on its EUR 1.4 billion sale of Cargo-Partner GmbH and 60 other subsidiaries to Nippon Express Holdings. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised the buyer.

Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu has advised Evolution Prest Systems – owner of the evomag.ro e-commerce website – on its acquisition of a majority stake in Elefant Online. The same firm advised Elefant minority shareholder Catalyst Romania on the sale of its stake to Evomag.

Dentons has advised arranger, original lender, agent, and security agent Raiffeisen Bank International on a EUR 21.9 million term loan facility for the development of a 31.5-megawatt portfolio of eight photovoltaic power plants in Romania to companies owned and operated by Photon Energy NV.

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