UBO register changes and an overall companies law overhaul to protect shareholder rights are on the agenda in Lithuania, according to Sorainen Partner Evaldas Dudonis.
Energy is the major topic in Romania, with updated regulations on energy trading and offshore gas production already being in place, and the business sector hoping for a legal framework on hydrogen projects, according to Ijdelea & Associates Managing Partner Oana Ijdelea.
A slowdown in capital market transactions and some M&A activities, a governmental crisis and tensions with the Russian-speaking population, and rising energy prices and inflation were all hallmarks of Estonia’s past six months. While the geopolitical situation and economic situation remain tough, direct investments in Estonia seem to be getting back on track, across a number of sectors, according to Cobalt Partner Marina Kotkas.
Fraught with institutional uncertainty and political instability, times are difficult and uncertain in Montenegro, according to Jovovic Mugosa & Vukovic law office Managing Partner Vanja Mugosa.
A lull in the markets and legislative activity, due to political and global concerns, is offset by high foreign finance confidence and high foreign investor interest in Bosnia and Herzegovina, with client-driven ESG projects a particularly bright spot, according to Attorney-at-Law Andrea Zubovic-Devedzic, a Partner of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz.
The new government, looking to implement sweeping tax reform, introduce more socially oriented policies, and reorganize the country’s energy framework, is keeping Slovenian lawyers talking, along with the steady stream of M&A and financing mandates, according to Partner Igor Angelovski of Ketler & Partners, a member of Karanovic.