EY-associated firm Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii has announced that former Ratiu si Ratiu Senior Lawyer Andra Iftemie has joined the firm to develop and coordinate its new climate change, sustainability, and transportation practice.
On July 18, 2022, Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu announced that Resource Partners and World Class Romania's sale of World Class to the African Industries Group (reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 27, 2022) has now closed.
These past years have been challenging for companies, authorities and data subjects, who had to keep pace with the evolving regulatory requirements. On this occasion, we take a look at some of the most important decisions rendered by the Court of Justice of the European Union to date and analyze their practical implications. We also look to the future and examine several upcoming judgements which are expected to have a major impact in the field. So here are our top picks.
It is truly remarkable that in the year 1874, Jules Verne imagined that “water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable”. After 148 years, Jules Verne’s dream is slowly becoming reality as it is actively acknowledged by global companies, governments and world leaders.
Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, working with Luther, has advised Staffbase on its acquisition of the Romanian Dirico entity from 247Grad Labs. Schoenherr reportedly advised the sellers.
More than two years after the expiry of the deadline for the transposition of Directive (EU) 2018/1972 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code ("Electronic Communications Code"), Romania has adopted for this purpose the Law no. 198/2022 amending certain regulatory acts in the electronic communications sector and for the establishment of measures meant to facilitate the development of electronic communications networks ("Transposition Law").
Against the background of a continuous transformation of the realities surrounding us, the European Union institutions have been noted to show an effervescence in their actions meant to cover the gap between reality and the legislative framework. This gap has grown with the evolution of digital technologies. Thus, the legislative framework has proven insufficient for an adequate protection, for example, of content published or shared in any way in the online environment.
Stratulat Albulescu has advised the Indotek Group on its acquisition of the One Victoriei Center office building in Bucharest. The Law Chamber reportedly advised the Element Group on the sale.
An Energy Service Company (ESCO) provides energy services and/or other energy efficiency improvement measures to consumers and, as a result of providing such services and/or measures, accepts a degree of financial risk. Payment for the services provided by an ESCO is based, in whole or in part, on the energy efficiency improvement and the fulfillment of other performance criteria agreed upon by the parties. As a rule, the ESCO is paid out of the cost reductions achieved following the energy upgrades and/or efficiency measures. Because payment is made from the energy savings, the costs of financing and implementing such an efficiency project may, based on the financing structure applied, be treated as an off-balance sheet asset.