Finding its balance after a general election, Estonia is looking at a year of potential IT sector labor force shake-ups, a likely uptick of reorganization and bankruptcy procedures, as well as a potential real estate sector slowdown, according to Magnusson Estonia Managing Partner Jaanus Magi.
Amidst a wave of reorganizations and restructurings in the country, new businesses are looking to enter Slovakia – but have to face its new FDI screening mechanism. Despite the slight economic downturn, there is yet reason to hope for better days, according to DLA Piper Country Managing Partner Michaela Stessl, especially given the prospects of the automotive sector.
Bulgaria has seen its Eurozone and Schengen admission dates pushed back by at least a year, while political instability and frequent elections remain the norm. Still, there is room to hope for better times, according to Hristov & Partners Partner Pavel Hristov, mostly thanks to the vibrant IT, transportation, and logistics sectors.
A paradigm shift in Romania’s labor law granting additional powers to trade unions will likely liven up the area and lead to an increase in related mandates, according to Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii Partner Serban Paslaru.
A busy legislative start to 2023 is in store for Poland, with significant changes made to the consumer protection and electronic communication frameworks, as well as amendments to the Legal Advisors' code of ethics being introduced, according to Traple, Konarski, Podrecki & Partners Senior Partner Xawery Konarski.
The Czech legislature has been recently working on several new laws and amendments, including adopting whistleblowing and energy price cap-related regulations, according to Kocian Solc Balastik Partner Sylvie Sobolova.